Jim Marshall to be celebrated by rockers 

added: 27 Apr 2012 // by: Newsdesk 

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Rock n roll's biggest stars are to join forces to celebrate the life and work of revolutionary amp pioneer Jim Marshall OBE.

Following the sad news of Jim's death earlier this month the event, which was already planned to commemorate Marshall's 50th Anniversary, will now be held in honour of the legendary man and his remarkable life.

To celebrate Jim's 50 legendary years of musical innovation, Marshall is taking over Wembley arena for a full on rock n roll riot on Saturday 22nd September 2012.

The ground breaking artist line-up is as pioneering as the brand itself and includes global rock royalty from bands including Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Whitesnake, Chickenfoot, The Cult, Black Label Society, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and many more.

The line up for the event reads like a whos who from the Rock and Metal Hall of Fame. The Marshall team is bringing together the biggest rock gods on the planet all of whom are keen to pay their respects to the legend that was Jim Marshall.

They join the acts previously announced for the event including multiple Grammy nominee and Chickenfoot super-group founder Joe Satriani, Ozzy Osbourne collaborator and founder of Black Label Society Zakk Wylde, one of rock's premiere virtuoso guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen technical wizard and one of GuitarOne magazine's "Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time" Paul Gilbert, Whitesnake's Doug Aldrich and Brian Tichy, , The Cult's Billy Duffy and Slipknot/ Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor. There are also further big names to be announced.

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