For a peek at the performances, click the Cleveland.com link at right for an edited Webcast of the event.
And now, the winners...
GUITAR PLAYER's GUITAR HERO 2005 is...Dominic Frasca!
Dominic won a beautiful Gibson Les Paul, a spot on CMJ's New Music Sampler, and a very hip trophy.
First Runner-Up is Rodney VerBrugge, and Second Runner-Up is Marcus Deml. Both Rodney and Marcus received fine trophies.
Congrats to the winners, and to all the ten finalists for putting on such a powerful show. And many thanks to our sponsors: Gibson Guitars, Audio-Technica, Cleveland.com, and, of course, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Stay tuned to guitarplayer.com for more info on the contest, backstage photos, audio and video clips, and other goodies!