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Bill Hudson will be playing guitar for TSO East, stepping into the role that Alex Skolnick, Tristan Avakian and Joel Hoekstra held down previously.

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This is the wikipedia bio on him:

Bill Hudson is an American heavy metal guitarist. Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, he moved to the United States in 2005 in order to join the power metal band Cellador, playing on their debut album Enter Deception and remaining in their line-up until early 2008. He joined Avian a band formed by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and vocalist Lance King for one album and several live performances in 2007 and 2008, after which Hudson did a lot of touring and recording with different bands such as UK's Power Quest, Circle II Circle and Nightrage. Hudson has done guest guitar solos for several bands as well.

He's currently the lead guitarist in Jon Oliva's Pain and touring guitarist for Kobra and the Lotus.

Bill of course also played on the Savatage stage at the TSO/Savatage Wacken performance in the summer of 2015.

He is also endorsed by ESP Guitars, just like Alex Skolnick (formerly of TSO/Savatage) and Fred Gorhau (of Wizards of Winter).

Bill has played on three Circle II Circle albums, including their Live at Wacken and the upcoming new album. This is Seasons Will Fall which boasts a killer solo from Bill:

With Jon Oliva's Pain, he has played the 2014 Prog Power fest in Atlanta:

He is currently on tour with Kobra and the Lotus:

This is Bill playing his own instrumental song: