Thanks to everyone who participated in this marvelous event at Cleveland''s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on June 10. The Rock Hall crew was brilliant, the judges (Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, Trevor Lukather, GP''s Jude Gold, and WMMS DJ Munch) were fabulous, the performers were fearsome, and the audience was wildly supportive.
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For a peek at the performances, click the 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,, and, of course, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Stay tuned to for more info on the contest, backstage photos, audio and video clips, and other goodies!