Went to Experience Hendrix last night and was really disappointed. I have to admit that judging by the audience reaction and reaction from other local musicians, I am definitely in the minority. Seemed like everybody else loved it. I just didn't hear anything that was out of the ordinary. The lineup included the following: Billy Cox Joe Satriani Dave Mustaine Zakk Wylde Jonny Lang Dweezil Zappa Eric Johnson Doyle Bramhall II Doug Pinnick Chris Layton Mato Nanji Kenny Aronoff Slide Brothers Henri Brown Kevin McCormick Ana Popovic Out of all those players, the only one that really blew me away was Eric Johnson. He was great. His playing and tone were very nice. Also, Dweezil did some cool stuff but just wasn't given much stage time. The rest seemed to play with no dynamics at all. It was almost as if they just played up the whole guitar God role since it was related to Jimi. To me, Zakk Wylde was the biggest offender. Having never seen him live, I was curious to hear what he would bring. I give him an A++ for his showmanship. He walked out in to the crowd and all over the theater multiple times. To me, the playing with the guitar behind his head and then playing with his teeth was kinda cheesy but everyone else in attendance seemed to love it, as well as everything else he did. My issue was the lack of dynamics. His tone was way saturated even on parts that Jimi would have played clean. Also, he played 15-20 minute long guitar solos but it all sounded the same.....fast pentatonic wanking over and over. It got old after 3 songs of it. I felt as if someone was punching me in the face. Many of the other players were similar in lack of dynamics. It was loud and in your face the entire time. Even the singing fell in to that mold. Lang is a great singer. Same with Ani but it felt like they were screaming or over singing the entire time. I've never heard Joe Satiriani so I was excited to hear him. He did nothing but more pentatonic wanking. He didn't do anything that was out of the norm or impressive. Kenny Aronoff played drums with Joe and added to the lack of dynamics. I know he is a great drummer but he was all out bashing the entire time. He was going nuts all the way through every song. Overall it was loud and bombastic and nothing of real substance. Most of it sounded like something I could have heard at any of the local sports bars on a Friday night. I paid $80 for seats up in the balcony. After going to see the Oz Noy trio in Nashville last week for $30 where my table pushed up against the stage, this seemed like an expensive ticket for what I was given.