A star-studded show celebrating the 50th anniversary of the advent of the Marshall amplifier takes on greater resonance in the wake of Jim Marshall’s passing on Thursday (April 5). Titled “50 Years of Loud … Live,” the event is set to take place September 22 at London’s Wembley Arena. Appearing will be a who’s who of guitar greats, including Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen and Corey Taylor, among others.
Paul Marshall, the firm’s Head of Artist Liaison, spoke with Total Guitar about the event when it was announced in March. “Artists play a massive role in the company, and are very much part of the Marshall family,” he said. “Over the five decades of Marshall’s history, practically every guitar hero has used Marshall: Richie Blackmore, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, Slash, the list goes on…. This event is a celebration of the Marshall family and we are honored so many artists want to get involved.”