Frank Marino announces immediate retirement from touring and “possibly all things related to continuing my career” due to unexpected illness

Frank Marino
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Mahogany Rush icon and electric guitar god Frank Marino has announced his retirement from touring, and possibly music altogether, after revealing he has developed an “unexpected and debilitating” medical condition.

Though no specific details were given regarding the condition, Marino stated that it has made it impossible for him to continue his prolific touring career.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.