Music: Generation Axe

If reputations can be set aside and egos assuaged for a month or so, this could be one of the most stunning evenings of guitar performances ever mounted on a single stage.

The mathematical logic of “a little bit equals good, so a whole lot more equals great” doesn’t always add up. A pint of Graeter’s on occasion is a lovely treat; five pints at once could trigger a butterfat-and-sugar brainfreeze/coma. In that light, what are we to make of the guitar supergroup Generation Axe and its “Night of Guitars” tour? If reputations can be set aside and egos assuaged for a month or so, this could be one of the most stunning evenings of guitar performances ever mounted on a single stage. Read more in this week's Sound Advice.


Generation Axe featuring Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi takes over Taft Theatre Monday. More info/tickets: tafttheatre.org .

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