The Los Angeles stop of the 2018 G3 tour will go on the books as a night to remember. Guitarist Phil Collen (Def Leppard, Delta Deep), a first-timer on the tour, along with fellow axemen John Petrucci (Dream Theater), and G3 prime mover Joe Satriani, played impressive individual sets with accomplished musicians backing them.

Closing the show, singer/bassist Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion, Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot), and guitarist Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard, Dio) got up onstage with “The G3” for a mind-blowing All-Star jam. The last number, a searing version of Deep Purple’s “Highway Star”, was absolutely toe-curling.