Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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2 thoughts on “Steve Vai and 7,968 other guitarists perform “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix

  • Nice idea, but why pick a song that glorifies violence against women?

    “Little Wing” would’ve been a better showcase for Vai’s talents and those of his audience.

    • It certainly is a song with dark subject matter but I don’t think it’s meant to glorify violence against women. It’s not like it’s a happy ending for anyone in the song. I imagine they chose it as it’s a very simple tune to play!


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