Watch Generation Axe Play Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein"

As we have reported once or twice, the Generation Axe tour—featuring Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi—kicked off April 5 in Seattle.

Three nights later (April 8), the tour—which puts five Guitar World cover stars at the same venue at the same time—made its way to Oakland, California's Fox Theater.

Below, you can check out a highlight from that show; it's a spirited performance of Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein" by four of the five guitarists (everyone except Malmsteen), each of whom plays a solo (and then some). "Frankenstein" was a highlight of Winter's 1973 album, They Only Come Out at Night. For your listening and viewing pleasure, we've included a killer clip of the Edgar Winter Group playing the song in '73 (middle video) and another Generation Axe peformance of the song—from April 6 in Vancouver (bottom video).

The Gen Axe gang will be ready to rock Toronto tomorrow night (May 4). You can check out all the remaining dates below.

For more information about the tour, visit


  • May 4, 2016 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
  • May 5, 2016 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
  • May 6, 2016 - Westbury, NY - Theatre at Westbury
  • May 7, 2016 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
  • May 8, 2016 - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
  • May 9, 2016 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.