Epiphone Rocks Music Moscow 2012
Ryan Roxie at Music Moscow 2012

Music Moscow 2012 took place last month and once again proved that rock and roll is alive and well in Russia. The musical instrument trade show gathering saw huge crowds with the Epiphone sponsored Battle of the Bands proving to be the highlight of the event. Two bands were given the title as the six-judge jury were equally split. Fugu Fish were awarded an Epiphone Les Paul Special Bass and a Zakk Wylde ZV Custom and Nighthawk Custom Reissue were awarded to Commander Bag. Special guests included Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow), Greg Smith (Ted Nugent) and Chris Slade (AC/DC). Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper) gave an Epiphone clinic with his Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top and John Corabi (Motley Crue) did the same with his Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500P.