Steve Vai and Paul Gilbert led their fellow guitarists and artists in a performance of the Jimi Hendrix classic “Little Wing” at the Tony MacAlpine Benefit Concert on Saturday night, and you can watch a fan-shot video of the performance below.
Vai and Gilbert shared guitar duties with Tom Morello, John 5, Nuno Bettencourt and Ritchie Kotzen, with support from Kotzen's Winery Dogs bandmates Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy. “Little Wing” was performed for the finale and capped off a night of music on behalf of guitarist MacAlpine, who was diagnosed with colon cancer this past August.
The benefit included numerous auction items, including instruments donated by these and other artists. Fans can bid by visiting this site through December 19. Auction items include:
Fans who would like to contribute to the cause can also visit the Benefit for Tony GoFundMe page.