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Shred for Your Life @ The Roxy, 11/8/07

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Last Friday night at the Roxy, Paper Magazine treated attendees to a raucous tournament-to-the (almost) death, of guitarist vs. guitarist. We might all be playing Guitar Hero III but these guys were doing it for real. At least 8 guitarists competed head-to-head over several rounds - each guitarist had 90 seconds to shred their guts out with an optional rhythm section. A three judge panel would decide or resort to a 30 second face off and the competition was so tight that the judges had to appeal to the crowd for a decision on more than one occassion. In a shocking turn of events an eliminated challenger won the Wildcard and made it to the finish only to lose. Everyone had aliases so the real winner will remain nameless but he walked away with a crown made out of guitars, a full wardrobe from Levis, a $500 gift certificate for Guitar Center, and an enormous "Shred For Your Life" guitar pick.

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[More pics and a video after the jump]