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BREAKING NEWS: Orianthi is Alice Cooper’s touring guitarist…

Alice Cooper revealed the big news that Orianthi will be the replacement for departing guitarist, Damon Johnson. For now, Orianthi is just a touring guitarist for Alice Cooper. There’s no word on whether or not she will record in the studio with Alice sometime in the future, yet.

Orianthi is a young shred guitarist, who is underrated and not many people know who she is. She got a little exposure when she did the rehearsal footage with Michael Jackson for the film, “This Is It”. I think she’ll get more recognition with Alice Cooper. Playing with Alice will help her become a little more mainstream.

More from Alice’s website, here.

Congrats to Orianthi, well deserved. I love Alice Cooper. She gets to jam with a rock n’ roll Hall of Famer. She’s a great player. If you haven’t heard her before, check her out in the videos below.

How cool would it be to jam with Orianthi herself? I would look at her with a jealous face and wouldn’t be able to handle it.

Kev

 

 

Not A Cool Video: Mary J. Blige, Steve Vai, and Orianthi butchers “Stairway to Heaven”…

I like Steve Vai and Orianthi, and all. Both are amazing guitarists, but why would they go on Idol to cover “Stairway” with Mary J. Blige? I know they’re trying to be cool by covering Led Zeppelin, but this cover version is such an embarrassment, it makes me want to vomit all over the place. Did Simon Cowell actually enjoy this? This is such a nightmare performance. I know Mary J. Blige is trying to be rock n’ roll, but she doesn’t fit the genre. Sorry, Mary J., go back to R&B where you belong. She’s getting a pretty big backlash for covering this song too. What were Jimmy Page and Robert Plant thinking when they gave her the permission to cover it? Wow, this is terrible.

Kev