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Guitar Center Announces 2012 RockWalk Inductions

Published 9 years ago on August 6, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Guitar Center Announces 2012 RockWalkInductions

Guitar Center is proud to announce their upcoming 2012RockWalk induction ceremonies featuring multi-platinum andGrammy winning singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, Multi-Platinumand Grammy winning Latin rockers Mana, and renowned rock trio Rush.Each Guitar Center RockWalk induction will be held at theretailer's historic Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard.The inductions, which are inviteonly, will include an inductionspeech and ceremony, in whichthe musicians' handprints will be immortalized for the millions ofmusic fans who visit Hollywood each year.

Each of the new inductees' handprints will reside in theRockWalk alongside other accomplished musicians and innovators suchas, Eric Clapton, George Martin, Jimmy Page, Iron Maiden, CarlosSantana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen,AC/DC, Aerosmith, Marvin Gaye,James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Run-D.M.C. and Queen, amongnumerous others.

Schedule of Upcoming GuitarCenter RockWalk Inductions:

Alanis Morissette - August 21, 2012
Mana - September 17, 2012
Rush - November 20, 2012

About Guitar Center's RockWalk:

Guitar Center's RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artistswho have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to thegrowth and evolution of Rock 'n' Roll, Blues and R&B. GuitarCenter's RockWalk became a reality on November 13, 1985 withinaugural inductionsincluding Stevie Wonder, Eddie Van Halen,Creator of the Gibson Les Paul guitar Ted McCarty, Martin Guitarfounder C.F. Martin III, MarshallAmplifier creator Jim Marshall. Atlast, the Rock 'n Roll worldcould claim for itself an institution every bit as compelling asMann's Chinese Theatre, and the HollywoodWalk of Fame.

Located at Guitar Center's Hollywood location on SunsetBoulevard, all Guitar Center RockWalk inductees are chosen solelyby past honorees. In this way, inductees are chosen by real "musicauthorities," those who would best be able to gauge his or hercontribution to music history.

As the world's largest retailer of musical instruments, Guitar Center isdedicated to supporting theglobal music community and providing musicians with opportunitiesto get their music heard. Guitar Center's musicianship programsinclude the award winning music television series Guitar CenterSessions, the weekly radio show Connections Made By GuitarCenter, and the acclaimed podcast series At: Guitar Center with NicHarcourt as well as various competition based programs such asGuitar Center Presents Your Next Record, Guitar CenterSinger-Songwriter, Guitar Center Drum Off, Guitar Center On-Stageand Guitar Center's Battle of the Blues.


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