The Scoop: Uli Jon Roth is one of the best guitarists alive. That is pretty much all I have to say about that. He first came to people’s attention by being a member of the Scorpions from 1973 to 1978 and during his tenure released four albums with them. He was one of the first to offer up the Neo-Classical style of guitar wizardry and he created the Sky Guitar which is an instrument unlike any I have seen or heard before and his overall style has influenced more guitar players than I can easily name. I’m always excited when Uli comes to NYC to play for us and even more so this time because he is doing so at a brand new NYC venue. That being said, I am pleased to announce that thanks to the management team at Stage 48, several of the PiercingMetal.com readers will be attending the concert for free.
When and Where: Wednesday, February 6th at 8pm (6pm doors) @ Stage 48 (605 West 48th Street off 11th Avenue).
To Participate: Tell me a few reasons why this legendary musician is so important to you and the history of the music that you support and I will be picking out the most illuminating comments as our winners. Single tickets only and while we welcome other comments as well, please keep these to contest entrants for the time being. Be sure to leave your full real name and email address in the comment form and subscribe to the comments to know whether you have won or not. Do NOT put your email in the comment itself. Go.
Restrictions: All PiercingMetal.com contests are open to our regional readers but we do look for new participants over those who have just won first in order to give everyone a fair shot at seeing the show on the house.
Perhaps this legendary player is still new to your ears and while that is okay and entirely possible, I recommend a quick course of study in his work via one or all of these referenced releases below. It’s money well spent.