rock out with randy bachman

Rock Out with Randy Bachman

Vintage Guitar Magazine has announced the Rock Out With Randy Bachman Contest. The contest offers the opportunity to meet and jam with classic rock icon Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Guess Who fame, but also, walk away with guitar gear and a trip to New York City. One winner will win a D’Angelico EX-SS Guitar, a Supro 1690T Coronado Amp (total value $4,234) and a chance to rock out with Bachman in New York City this June.

Entrants are instructed to make a video soloing on Bachman’s “Heavy Blues,” from his album of the same name. Peter Frampton’s original fills and solos have been removed from the song to allow entrants to show off their skills, and Bachman will personally select the winner. Besides the guitar and amp, the winning video will also be guaranteed 100,000 online views with a pre-roll personal endorsement by Randy Bachman and a travel voucher of $1,500 USD.

How to enter:

•Download the “Heavy Blues” No Solo Version on iTunes or free from the Linus Entertainment Label Store.

• Listen to the original album version of the song, noting the placement of Frampton’s fills and guitar solos. Then make a video playing the licks and solos with the “No Solo Version.”

• Upload to YouTube, making sure to add “Rock Out with Randy Bachman” and “Vintage Guitar magazine” to the video description and tags so it can be found. Remember to make the video public on YouTube.

• Get family and friends to “Share” and “Like” the video.

Deadline for entries is May 27. Winner will be selected personally by Bachman and announced on June 3.

To see how it’s done, check out the “Heavy Blues” YouTube mashup video of past contestants here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueZtZLqLvhM

For more information and to enter the contest, visit vintageguitar.com/rockoutwithrandy.