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Hornbill Rock Grand Finale today

By EMN Updated: Dec 07, 2014 12:46 am

Al Ngulie
KOHIMA, December 6

ON Sunday, December 7, some of the best bands from around the subcontinent will be fighting it out for the Rs. one million prize – if they pass the approval of legendary guitarist Vinnie Moore (UFO, ex-Alice Cooper, and living guitar god!), Sanjay Divecha (Danny Boyle, AR Rahman), Thejove Medeo (former Tedium, Tribal Instinct), and Wati Imchen (former Squadron).
The four masters are the judges who will be deciding which band gets to stand on podium on December 7.
There is a big treat here: The highlights of the grand finale will also be a blistering guitar set from Vinnie Moore himself. The former Alice Cooper and UFO guitar hero has been going around Kohima, Kisama and heritage sites the past few days since his landing in Nagaland.
The wild-haired, humble, joke-cracking American guitar god is on the panel of judges for the rock competition. The man – or the fingers – behind iconic guitar blazers such as ‘Morning Star,’ ‘Last Chance’ and ‘April Sky’ is still surprised that people from this country, musicians especially, know him. He has no idea how!
Guitar fans, rock fans, music fans, and fun fans can avail tickets priced just Rs. 50 per head on the grand finale and get to watch the guitar god in action, besides the brilliant bands fighting for the rock title.
The organizers, NOC & Sky Entertainment, have expressed excitement as much as that of the rock and guitar fans who will be converging at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima for the big event on Sunday. The competition will begin from 6:00.
But there is even more in store for music lovers. On December 9, the world’s premier Bon Jovi tribute band Bon Giovi will be playing live at the IG Stadium in Kohima. Tickets to Bon Jovi’s official tribute band are already available and fans can buy them from the venue itself. Mumbai’s hard rocking lot Koniac Net will be opening for the international group. Tickets are priced at Rs. 200, Rs. 400, and Rs. 2,000 (admits two, seating).
The organizers have expressed profound gratefulness to fans and the Media for making the festival memorable and exciting so far. They have expressed hope that they will continue to show support, especially to music and the celebration of life.

By EMN Updated: Dec 07, 2014 12:46:46 am