Bayside Choose Winners of "Already Gone" Guitar Solo Contest

Recently, Bayside, Indaba Music and Guitar World gave aspiring guitar heroes the chance to play a solo on a new Bayside song.

Bayside put the guitar in the hands of the 600,000-strong Indaba Music community and asked them to bust out a killer solo for their single, “Already Gone,” from their new album, Killing Time, which is available now on iTunes. “Already Gone” is a hard-driving rock track that screams for a sizzling guitar solo, and Indaba’s community of musicians were given the opportunity to provide just that.

Well, a winner has been chosen, and you can head here to check out the winning solo.

The grand prize winner received an Epiphone guitar, a full iOS rig, a feature on Bayside’s website and, a one-year subscription to Guitar World and a Bayside gift bag including a signed copy of Killing Time.

In addition, 10 honorable mentions were selected by the band from among the 20 most popular solos. These guitar heroes received a signed copy of Killing Time and full versions of AmpliTude and AmpliTude Fender for iOS, plus $125 in AmpliTude Custom Gear Shop credit.

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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.