AUGUST 30, 2017

http://www.rockwired.com/KickingAxClip.jpgEvery October, for five years now, ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE has given props to the seminal instrument in rock n roll and to the men and women who pick one up and play the hell out of it. This year, ROCKWIRED has picked twenty such ax-wielders who are doing their duty in keeping rock n roll alive and kicking. This annual list never comes easily and ROCKWIRED's editor-in-chief BRIAN LUSH is pleased with this year's list and the wide range of sounds, textures and tones from each of these most valued players. "Every year is different" says LUSH "Some names are very familiar to thsi list and some are brand spanking new. Not only does this list celebrate all of the pomp and theatricality that comes with being a guitarist in a rock band, but speaks to the musicality and the determination of each of these players. I'm super excited by this list of musicians that we have come up with for 2017."

The October issue of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will be released October 2, 2017 exclusively through ROCKWIRED.COM. Coupled with this feature will be a feature called FRONT & CENTER where ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will drop the mic for active rock's leading front men.

http://www.rockwired.com/OrangeRoundPic.jpg BRiAN LUSH (FOUNDER, EDiTOR-iN-CHiEF)
Brian Lush is a music industry professional and entrepreneur. In 2005 he launched the online music site Rockwired.com to help promote new music artists in conjunction with the weekly radio show Rockwired Live which aired on KTSTFM.COM from 2005 - 2009. In 2010 He launched the daily podcast series Rockwired Radio Profiles which features exclusive interviews and music. He has also developed and produced the online radio shows Jazzed and Blue - Profiles in Blues and Jazz, Aboriginal Sounds - A Celebration of American Indian and First Nations Music, The Rockwired Rock N Roll Mixtape Show and The Rockwired Artist of the Month Showcase. In 2012, Brian Lush and his company Rockwired Media LLC launched the monthly digital online publication Rockwired Magazine. The magazine attracts over 75,000 readers a month and shows no signs of stopping. Rockwired Magazine also bares the distinction of being the first American Indian-owned rock magazine. Brian Lush is an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe. Brian Lush's background in music journalism, radio and podcast hosting, podcast production, web design, publicity, advertising sales, social media and online marketing, strategic editorial planning and branding have all made Rockwired a name that is trusted and respected throughout the independent music industry.

CONTACT BRiAN LUSH AT: djlush@rockwired.com