SF Chronicle Aug 23rd 1992 (Datebook)

"Started on a shoestring 25 years ago in the bucolic glade of Los Gatos, Guitar Player magazine caught the first wave of exploding interest in rock's chief instrument, preserved and finally prospered, becoming one of those rare publications that actually communicates with the audience it indended -- in this case, musicians. Which probably explains why Guitar Player can hold a silver aniversary concert and get a virtual Who's Who of the field to perform."

"Althogh the program probably will shift around before show time, those who already have agreed to appear at the September 19 benefit at the Warfield Theater include David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, all-around great Ry Cooder, blues immortal John Lee Hooker, session heavy Larry Carlton, unique fusion jazz specialist Stanley Jordan, and such noted iconoclasts of the instrument as former David Bowie sideman Adrian Belew, Dixie Dregs frets man Steve Mores, and former Joe Satriani bassist Stu Hamm, who wil appear with rockers-turned-jazzbeaux drummer Steve Smith of Journey and keyboardist Tom Coster of Santana."

"Guitarist Jeff -Skunk- Baxter of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan is serving as special consultant, and Dick Bright, former musical director of the Bammies [San Francisco's music awards], will preside over the house band for the event -- not an evening to be missed for guitar fans."