Guitar Hero

(PR) Ten finalists from across the US and as far away as Russia, will battle for Guitar Player magazine's "Guitar Hero" title in the publication's second annual competition to be held September 23, at 8:00 pm at the Great American Music Hall at 859 O'Farrell Street in San Francisco.

The ten Guitar Hero finalists were chosen after the staff of Guitar Player listened to hundreds of entries posted on SonicBids.com.

The panel of celebrity judges who will choose the winner are: guitar legend Joe Satriani, session great and Toto axeman Steve Lukather, former Poison and Mr. Big guitarist Ritchie Kotzen, TV's Rockstar:SuperNova house band guitarslinger Rafael Moreira, the fabulous Shredmistress Rynata, and Steve Read of Musician's Friend.

The ten finalists who will showcase their talents at the competition are:

" Trey Alexander, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
" Joe Cefalu, Boise, Idaho
" Ed DeGenaro, Seattle, Washington
" Nathan Hahn, Waxahachie, Texas
" Josh Karickhoff, New York, New York
" Ron LoCurto, Kenmore, New York
" David Powers, Brewster, New York
" Sergei Roudzinski, Russia
" Anton Tsygankov, St. Peters, Missouri
" Patrick Woods, Winona Lake, Indiana

Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available through the box office at the Great American Music Hall. or online at www.gamh.com

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