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To honor Jeff Beck’s life and legacy, countless guitarists and friends have shared tributes to one of the most influential guitarists of our time.

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More kick-ass live shots from the star-studded homage to Jimi.

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Bootsy Collins and Kenny Olson (Kid Rock) joined this year’s lineup in Detroit, which included Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, Jonny Lang, Ana Popovic, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Buddy Guy, and bassist Billy Cox—the last surviving member of both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys.

We bring you a second look at the Experience Hendrix Tour, which launched in Dallas on March 11, 2014, and wrapped up in Minneapolis on April 8. Why part two, you ask? Well, we answer that question with another question: Can a guitar player ever have too much Hendrix? Here’s a look at what went down at Detroit’s Fox Theater on April 3, 2014. Our sources report that it was an inspiring display of loud guitar and drums: A celebration of an icon for the ages.

Highlights from today’s brightest stars as they celebrate a guitar forefather.

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This marks the eighth year for the Experience Hendrix tour, which launched in Dallas on March 11, 2014, and travels to more than 20 cities through mid-April. The tour stopped at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

More than 40 years after his death, Jimi Hendrix’s music lives on and continues to influence musicians of all flavors. The Experience Hendrix Tour is just one example of how some of today’s talented players continue to pass the torch of the almighty mystical muse and guitar great. This year’s lineup includes Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Buddy Guy, and bassist Billy Cox—the last surviving member of both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys. Here’s a look at the March 25, 2014, show the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey. Spoiler Alert: Everyone played Fender Strats, although Jonny Lang slipped in his Tele for a song or two.