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Finalists Compete for Gear and World Championship Seat Special Performance by The Iron Maidens

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WHAT: BOSS, the leader in guitar effects and recording, is pleased to host the  second BOSS Loop Station National Championship at Musicians Institute in the  heart of Hollywood, California. The contest will be streamed live on

www.GuitarTV.com as well!

Special headline performance by The Iron Maidens.

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.

Open to the Public. Free. All Ages.

WHO: Six talented musicians from around the country will perform their original  compositions with the support of a wide range of instruments and the legendary  BOSS RC-Series Loop Station pedals. The

RC-2,

RC-3,

RC-20XL,

RC-30,

RC-50,  and

RC-300 Loop Station pedals record, layer, loop, and store audio from their  instruments on-the-fly, allowing musicians a whole new level of improvisation  and creativity.

The grand prize winner will receive $3,000 in BOSS and Roland  gear, and a chance to compete at the Loop Station World Championship in  Frankfurt, Germany, during the 2012 Musikmesse trade show.

CELEBRITY GUEST JUDGES:

  1. STEVE LUKATHER Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Toto Guitarist
  2. ROBERT "BUBBY" LEWIS Bassist for Snoop Dogg
  3. MICHAEL LLOYD Record Producer
  4. JUDE GOLD GIT Director, L.A. Editor Guitar Player Magazine
  5. PAUL YOUNGBLOOD Vice President, BOSS U.S.

FINALISTS:

  1. Richie Kihlken (Santa Monica, CA)
  2. Angela Sheik (Wilmington, DE)
  3. Chance Gallagher (Boulder, CO)
  4. Nate Stein (Oakland, CA)
  5. Nicholas Stott (Greensboro, NC)
  6. Daniel Ryan (Clearwater, FL)

Finalist video highlights can be viewed here (click on each contestant's name to see the video via YouTube™). http://www.bossus.com/go/loop\_station/

Highlights from last year’s event can be viewed here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvlE6jxW6MU

WHERE:

Musicians Institute — 6752 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Adjacent to the Hollywood/Highland Metro Red Line Station

www.mi.edu

OR watch the National Championship LIVE online at

www.GuitarTV.com.

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