Starting in August, drummers from across the country signed up to compete in Guitar Center's 25th Annual Drum-Off. Five finalists have been selected to go on to battle it out for the title of Guitar Center's Drum-Off Champion and a prize package valued at nearly $50,000.

Past winners have gone on to play for the likes of Prince, Beyonce, Jay Z and more.

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The five finalists were chosen from over 5,000 entrants nationwide and represent some of the nation's greatest undiscovered drummers. In addition to the competitors, the night will feature exclusive musical performances by a host of renowned drummers and a special Rock Walk Induction honoring acclaimed drummer Steve Ferrone. Additional guest performers as well as a panel of celebrity judges soon to be announced.

Artist Performances:
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Average White Band, Chaka Khan)
Chris Dave and The Drumhedz (Adele, Dolly Parton, D'Angelo)
Ray Luzier (Korn)

Josiah Maddox from Chicago, IL
Dawud Aasiya-Bey from Lake Elsinore, CA
Jonathan Burks from Little Rock, AR
Shariq Tucker from Bronx, NY

Hilario Bell from Miami, FL
WHEN: January 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. PST
WHERE: Club Nokia at L.A. Live
800 W Olympic Blvd # 335

Los Angeles, CA 90015