AUTUMN'S END Guitarist To Take Part In 'Metal Master Classes'

Jackson has announced the Jackson Bloodline Tour at local music stores throughout the United States featuring "Metal Master Classes" with Chris Cannella.

Cannella is not only Jackson's product manager and artist relations representative, but also a formidably talented guitarist, songwriter and vocalist who wields his many Jackson guitar models in his North American metal band AUTUMN'S END.

Despite his intense and intimidating appearance, Cannella is a soft-spoken walking encyclopedia of metal in general and Jackson in particular. Musicians and music fans are invited to join Chris as he demonstrates and explains his lightning-fast guitar techniques, not by using his own gear, but rather whatever's in the store at the time. Additionally, he'll provide tone tricks and overall guitar setup tips. Cannella will also explain Jackson's dark yet colorful past; explain the brand's unique Bloodline and genre-defining, groundbreaking firsts-such as the advent of the original Rhoads guitar, insane custom paint jobs, and compound radius fingerboards. He'll show how Jackson can find a home in other musical genres, share a little music theory, and discuss soloing styles and speed. Through all of it, he'll open the floor to answer any questions you might have regarding all things Jackson.

Canella said: "Looking forward to the first run of the Metal Master Classes. These are not the ordinary boring clinics where one person plays talks then asks for questions before he or she leaves. This is about LIVING IT!"

The Jackson Bloodline Tour will stop at the following Jackson dealers:

Apr. 23 - Ft. Walton Beach, FL - Leitz Music
Apr. 24 - Port Richey, FL - Encore Music
Apr. 25 - Rochester, NY - House of Guitars
May 06 - Tuscaloosa, AK - Guitar Gallery
May 07 - Gulfport, MS - Magnolia Music
May 08 - Ruston, LA - Piney Music
May 09 - Ruston, LA - Piney Music
Jun. 04 - Riverside, CA - Wild West Guitars
Jun. 05 - Los Angeles, CA - West L.A. Music
Jun. 06 - San Diego, CA - Guitar Trader
Jun. 24 - Brownsburg, IN - R&R Music
Jun. 25 - Muncie, IN - World Music Supply
Jun. 26 - Fort Wayne, IN - Sweetwater Sound
Jun. 27 - Fort Wayne, IN - Sweetwater Sound

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