Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Mario Parga: savage paradise with graham bonnet acoustic pre namm jam

News:
21-01-2009:

On Friday 16th January 2009, the night before their NAMM performance at the Fishman booth, Mario Parga (lead guitar), Graham Bonnet (vocals, guitar), Eric Ragno (keyboards) and Tim Luce (bass, guitar) got together in Mario's hotel room in Los Angeles, CA and did a quick run through of their all-acoustic set.

This rare 'behind the scenes' footage filmed by Mario's wife Shawna shows the guys typically goofing off instead of practicing...! :-D They play some of the NAMM material, but burst into impromptu performances of the Elvis classic 'Viva Las Vegas' and 'It's So Easy' by Buddy Holly. They had a great time and laughed a lot. Mario's one year old daughter Skye didn't think they were funny at all...!

The acoustic set was originally going to include Mario's instrumental 'Ritual' from his album 'Entranced' (2007), but at the last minute, drummer Kevin Valentine was sadly unable to play the NAMM performance due to technical issues with a borrowed drum pad set, so the song was removed from the set list.

Amusing to watch, with some acoustic shred moments from Mario to listen out for ;-) Hope you enjoy it!

NAMM '09 Hotel Room Rehearsal


This was an impromptu performance at the 2009 NAMM show. The folks at Fishman Amplification played host to Savage Paradise, featuring Mario Parga, Tim Luce, Eric Ragno & Kevin Valentine, with special guest Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alcatrazz) on vocals.

Baby Blue - Savage Paradise at NAMM 2009 with Graham Bonnet, Mario Parga, Tim Luce & Eric Ragno



Will You Be Home Tonight - Savage Paradise and special guest Graham Bonnet at NAMM 2009

Mike Campese: namm shredding 2009

News:
21-01-2009:
Here is a short video of Mike Campese jamming at the Ik Booth at NAMM 09

Mike Campese Jamming at NAMM 09

Elias Viljanen: ja rockway

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21-01-2009:
Elias Viljanen in fine shredding form!

Elias Viljanen ja Rockway

Harry Kapeliaris: greek fusion guy returns

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21-01-2009:
Anthoer video from a recent Harry Kapeliaris live show

HARRY KAPELIARIS - Return (Pirinas 19 01 09)

Tomo Fujita: blue namm jam

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21-01-2009:
Blue fender, blues music from Tomo Fujita

NAMM 09 - Tomo Fujita Part 1


NAMM 09 - Tomo Fujita Part 2

Yngwie Malmsteen: namm spanking

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21-01-2009:
Yngwie Malmsteen doing what Yngwie Malmsteen does best...

NAMM 09 - Yngwie Part II

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot sound sample

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21-01-2009:
A prelude of what's to come from Joe Satriani and Sammy Hagar mp3 and the new web site: http://www.chickenfoot.us/

Paul Gilbert: gearwire review of fireman

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21-01-2009:
Full details on the limited edition Paul Gilbert Fireman guitar

Ibanez PGMFRM1 Paul Gilbert Fireman: It Won't Be Yours, Oh Yes, It Won't Be Yours

Shawn Lane: memphis monster moves magically, magnificent!

News:
21-01-2009:
Shawn Lane Fan Forum "The Memphis Monster" moved its' place:

www.lanesblitz.com/forum/

Come and check out the forum if you wish to mingle with other passionate Shawn Lane fans!!

Mathias Holm: shredders across the world volume II

News:
21-01-2009:
Mathias Holm says:
The CD Shredders Across The World Volume Two will be released on the 10th of February. But allready today you can preorder a copy of it from http://cdinzane.com/.

I will be featured on the album with one of my songs, "Flow your mind". Thanks again to all of you who helped me to give that song a title!

Be sure to place an order allready today!!!

Thank you for your support!


The CD also feature an awesome track from Adrian English and Pete Pachio which I have already heard called Distant Frequency Revolution Order, which will appeal to fans of stun shred guitarists like Rusty Cooley!



KILLER 2ND RELEASE PACKED WITH 15 NEW SHREDDING TRACKS AND FEATURES GUEST MUSICIANS: TRACY G(formerly of DIO), JONAS KJELLGREN (of SCAR SYMMETRY), NEAL GRUSKY (of TAKARA), JANNE STARK (of BALLS), MICHAEL HARRIS (of THOUGHT CHAMBER), DARIN J. MOORE (of LEGACY), SHRAPNEL RECORDS ALUMNI TOBY KNAPP and STEPHEN ROSS, AND MORE!!!
ALSO FEATURING GUEST BACKING MUSICIANS: RAY LUZIER (from KORN), PATRICK JOHANNSON AND JNORN ENGLEN (of YNGWIE MALSMTEEN), DEAN STERNBERG (former INTO ETERNITY and VIOLENT STORM), ROB STANKIEWICZ (of HAJI'S KITCHEN) AND CONNIE PAYNE (ex MADISON bass player)...

Greg Howe: greek fans... confirmation of athens dates

News:
21-01-2009:
Greg Howe and his band will be live in concert and has the following dates scheduled for this upcoming weekend in Athens, Greece:

Friday – January 23, 2009 at Athina Live (Athens, Greece)
Saturday – January 24, 2009 at Athina Live (Athens, Greece)

Greg Howe will be performing some of his greatest material along with some tunes from his new 2008 release, "Sound Proof". To reserve your tickets in Greece call: 0030 210 4813605

Carl Roa: tech21 namm 2009

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21-01-2009:
More Carl Roa, this time without Guthrie Govan

Carl Roa at Tech21 booth NAMM 2009 - SansAmp

Guthrie Govan: carl roa namm jam!

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21-01-2009:
Guthrie Govan and Carl Roa jamming at the Cornford booth last day at NAMM 2009. Carl is playing Guthrie's Suhr guitar

Guthrie Govan & Carl Roa jam at NAMM 2009 - Clip 1


Guthrie Govan & Carl Roa jam at NAMM 2009 - Clip 2

Greg Howe: kick it all over namm 2009

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21-01-2009:
Seems like everyone saw this one excpet me.... kudos to Rich Murray and Mark McGuigan

Greg Howe NAMM video #1 "Kick It All Over"

Paul Gilbert: racer x treme

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21-01-2009:

Thanks again to Jenn:

In order to properly celebrate the 20th anniversary of Paul Gilbert using Ibanez guitars, Ibanez promoted Racer X live! This was the first USA show since May 25, 2001.

This is Frenzy, the first song many heard from Racer X, as it was released on vinyl in Guitar Player magazine. This hasn't been played live in 20 years.

This is recorded in 1080p, but rendered in 720p. This is the highest resolution that YouTube can display correctly.

Racer X - Live at the Ibanez Show - NAMM 2009

Kurt James: strat-o-buse

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21-01-2009:
Kurt James spanking the plank: Recorded in Spain, all instruments played by Kurt James. 1958 Statocaster, 1966 Marshall Plexi, 1963 Jazz Bass, Gretsch Drums, Zildjian Cymbals.

KURT JAMES - MASTER OF THE STRATOCASTER