Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Alex Lifeson: my top 3 solos


Music Radar posted a great review with Alex Lifeson where he discusses in detail his top 3 guitar solos. Full post

1. Limelight (1981)
2. Kid Gloves (1984)
3. Freewill (1980)

Joe Satriani: lawyers to server papers.. at the grammys

According to classic rock magazine:
Satriani’s attorney Howard King is, however, threatening to serve the papers to Coldplay in front of the whole world at this weekend’s Grammy Awards.

“We have warned (Coldplay’s) British lawyers that we have hired a fleet of process servers lined up to dog the band everywhere they go this weekend in the hopes of serving them.”

Coldplay will also be subject to scrutiny over this case on US investigative TV show 60 Minutes.
full post

Dave Fiuczynski: new cd, kif express

Dave Fiuczynski gets a full expose on allaboutjazz for the new cD described as:
Maniacal and brilliant, double neck fretted and fretless guitarist David "Fuze" Fiuczynski releases "KiF Express", a follow up to his ground-breaking 2001 release "Kif". A deeper look into the other-worldly sounds of this lauded and completely original p


1. Shiraz
2. Moonring Bacchanal
3. Sakura - Ying Hua
4. Cumin
5. Habibi Bounce
6. Fung Wah Express
7. Arcadia Finlandia
8. Phoenix Rising
9. Almond Pear
10. Ek Balaam
11. Sakalahachi

Paul Gilbert: mr big details

Kudos to Jenn yet again for finding this info on a Japanese web site. Full post

Dates are as follows (June 2009) : Japan!
6 / 5 ZEPP Sapporo
6 / 7 ZEPP Sendai
6 / 9 Kouseinenkin Hall Ishikawa
6 / 10 ZEPP Nagoya
6 / 12 ZEPP Hukuoka
6 / 15 Grand Cube Osaka
6 / 17 Hiroshima ALSOK Hall
6 / 18 Osaka Kouseinenkin Hall
6 / 20 Budokan

Marcos De Ros: back to the future

Marcos De Ros Playing Gibberish- 1997, Caxias do Sul.
Marcos De Ros - guitar
Sandro Stecanela - drums
Fábio Alves - bass

Gibberish - De Ros, 1997, Caxias do Sul.

News: your guitar sage guitar tuition

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Hellman Jigokuotoko: guitar idol 2008 heat 2

Hellman Jigokuotoko 3rd place finalist from the recent Dean competition adds his entry to guitar idol 2009. vote,

Hellman receives his prize

plus Hellman's website: His second mini album “Dreamers High” will be released on March 20th 2009. The tab and bt of MOONSHADE are appended to the album.

MOONSHADE (DH Ver) by Hellman Guitar Idol 2009 Entry

Peter Petchalov: guitar idol 2009 heat 2

2008 guitar idol finalist Peter Petchalov is back with his Guitar Idol 2009 Peter says:
A little bit of fun here really… Last winter in February I was in Finland seeing my friends. Once we went to the forest to chop some wood for our fireplace. The forest was full of snow, such a wonderful view! It was so cold… And we decided to call my then new composition “Icicle in the nose” which was a so true picture (ha ha)… This composition (along with other two) was performed there in Helsinki later in the month at the local rock festival and won me a second place by a public voting…

Peter Petchalov - Guitar Idol 2009 entry. Please, vote if you like it!

Andres Ludmer: improvised shred guthrie style

Andres Ludmer says:
hello guys! this is me playing some sort of rodhe island shred. the melody is the original, at least a part of it, and the solo is improvised. hope you like it... i may do another take because i think i could do better on the improvised solo....

guthrie govan - rhode island shred (by andres ludmer)

Robert Mason: live date

Robert Mason will be playing a live show on Valentines day.

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 8:00 PM, at the Wallflower Gallery, 10 N.E. 3rd Street
Downtown Miami 33132

Robet says:
On Valentines Day I have a show at the Wallflower Gallery in Miami. I plan on performing originals from my CD and new songs I've written for the next one. Wallflower is a cool venue with lots of art. It is neither a bar nor a coffeehouse so there's not much available by way of refreshments, but they have a great sound system, an excellent stage and plenty of seating. The Wallflower Gallery 10 N.E. 3rd Street.... Downtown Miami 33132 305-579-0069 Make it a date

BB King: and john mayall blues deluxe shows!

A must see gig for blue fans UK Arena Tour starts 24th June at Manchester MEN Arena!!

Tickets go on sale Friday 6th February 2009
National Credit Card Hotline: 0871 424 4444
or book online at

Wednesday 24th June
Manchester MEN Arena
£45.00 & £39.00
0844 847 8000 / 0161 832 1111

Thursday 25th June
Birmingham NEC Arena
£45.00 & £39.00
0870 909 4133 / 0121 357 0000

Saturday 27th June
Cardiff CIA
£45.00 & £39.00
02920 224488, 0871 424 4444

Sunday 28th June
London Wembley Arena
£45.00 & £40.00
0870 060 0870 / 0207 434 2222

Dimitar Nalbantov: new material bubbling away

Dimitar Nalbantov is busy working on new material. Dimi says:
Hi guys! I'm already working on new material for my next album. Here is a new fresh song named "Vania's Garden" I hope you will enjoy! Dimi

Dimitar's CD's are also available via his online shop

Paul Gilbert: goes into detox

... another catchy title... obviously the Detox is Paul's new guitar pedal. Paul Gilbert audio testing out the Detox pedal

Detox Eq (Paul Gilbert signature pedal) test

Frank Gambale: namm 2009

sweepfast comps together a best of video from the highlight solos at NAMM 2009

Frank Gambale solo highlights at NAMM 2009.

Tony MacAlpine: master sessions excerpts

A brace of videos featuring Tony Macalpine, they look like converts from VHS video stock, but great playing all the same.

tony macalpine master sessions

tony macalpine master sessions intro tune