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Two Veteran Rock Guitarists who made the list are from the Jean Beauvoir led band CROWN of THORNS.

Micki Free from the original Crown of Thorns lineup and Tommy Lafferty who took over when Free went solo. Free whose career includes the debut Crown of Thorns album which set off a bidding war in the industry is also a multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy award winner.

Lafferty’s storied career in music includes his own band “From the Fire” being signed to a promising deal with an Indie label resulting in a stunning debut album that took the Melodic Rock world by storm. Produced by Jean Beauvoir the debut album “Thirty Days and Dirty Nights” became a classic in the genre with fans today still asking for autographs on originals they have held onto through the years.

Lafferty who refers to longtime friend and collaborator Beauvoir as his partner in crime has played lead guitar for Beauvoir in various solo projects as well as in the bands Voodoo X and Crown of Thorns. Lafferty works on various other musical collaborations with bands and artists as both guitarist and songwriter. ROCK WiRED Magazine announced Lafferty received one of the “TOP 25 ROCK GUITARIST of 2016” slots due to his contributions to Crown of Thorns.

From New York to Los Angeles through social media sites, telephone calls, emails and texts congratulations began pouring in from friends, fans and collaborators shortly after the announcement; with Crown of Thorns and From the Fire fans abroad joining in as word spread. When asked which Crown of Thorns Lafferty liked best, he responded “Rock Ready is a good one” laying no claim to any one Crown of Thorns song being favored over another. A modest reply from an artist well known for being humble, who simply lives to play guitar and write songs.

The music of Jean Beauvoir has been included in various motion picture soundtracks, many of which he has written and produced such as Cobra (Sylvester Stallone), Pet Sematary (Stephen King), Shocker (Wes Craven), Flawless (Robert Deniro), Christmas with The Kranks (Tim Allen), RV (Robin Williams), The Guilty (Bill Pullman), School of Rock (Jack Black), Unthinkable (Samuel Jackson), Rock and Roll High School Forever.

Jean Beauvoir is a multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and producer who has generated sales in excess of 40-million records worldwide to date and counting. His catalogue through his company – Hot Boy Music/Universal Music, contains over 500 published songs internationally. As both a solo artist and member of one of his bands he has collaborated with and/or performed with KISS, The Ramones, Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band, Bon Jovi, Debbie Harry (Blondie), John Waite, Doro Pesch and many others.

“ROCK READY” from the album Faith is featured in MTV’s ROCK BAND game and available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii.

Showing No Mercy, Crown of Thorns knows exactly how to please ROCK fans around the world. Both Lafferty and Beauvoir are preparing for the melodic hard rock ROCKINGHAM LIVE ( later this month with Laffertys’ band From the Fire debuting their new release “OctOpus”

Showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon here’s Crown of Thorns with ROCK READY

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