Thursday, 12 February 2009

John Petrucci: liquid trio live

As Dream Theater prepare their next studio release, jtsejam records release a new CD, a live show by Liquid Trio Experiment. This is the infamous "jamarathon" which took place at LTE's June 25th 2008 show in Chicago when Jordan Rudess' keyboard broke down. Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci and Tony Levin proceeded to play and improvise almost one hour of insane musical madness to a stunned audience.

Liquid Trio Experiment 2 When the Keyboard Breaks: Live in Chicago
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1. Universal Mind (When the Keyboard Broke) (2:21)
2. The Chicago Blue & Noodle Factory (7:03)
3. Fade Away or Keep Going? (5:03)
4. The Haunted Keyboard (9:34)
5. Close Encounters of the Liquid Kind (15:13)
6. Ten Minute Warning (5:55)
7. That 'Ol Broken Down Keyboard Blues (6:34)
8. Liquid Anthrax (4:55)
9. That's All Folks! (2:12)

Recorded Live at Park West in Chicago on June 25th 2008

Guthrie Govan: rotosound jam with ben pool

Guthrie Govan & Ben Poole jam on the Rotosound stand at the Birmingham guitar show 2008.

Paul Gilbert: clinic Scarified


Paul Gilbert clinic Scarified

Marshall Harrison: 313313

Just a marvellous video from back in 2000 when Marshall Harrison visited Derryl Gabel. Brilliant video. Marshall says:
title says it all. The piece we're playing over is "Joint Ventures" by the Johannsen brothers off of the album Heavy machinery. It features tasty diminished/outside licks by Allan Holdsworth check it out if you can find it.

Marshall H jamming in Florida at Derryl Gabel's with Derryl's guitar (Aug 2000)

Alberto Rigoni: daniele gottardo, tommy ermolli

Alberto Rigoni recording his new solo album. Also featuring: Gavin Harrison (drums), Tommy Ermolli (guitars), Irene Ermolli (vocals), Daniele Gottardo (guitars) and many others.. More news coming soon!

Alberto Rigoni - New solo album recording sessions

Wes Borland: takes the bizkit

Hell just froze over:
LIMP BIZKIT — Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and DJ Lethal — is back from an eight-year hiatus. Durst and Borland said in a joint statement, "We decided we were more disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with each other. Regardless of where our separate paths have taken us, we recognize there is a powerful and unique energy with this particular group of people we have not found anywhere else. This is why LIMP BIZKIT is back."

The guys will kick off a world tour in the spring on the overseas festival circuit, with headline shows sprinkled in throughout Europe. Select dates include (in late May) Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic countries where LIMP BIZKIT has never played before despite huge demand, along with major festivals like Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany. A new album, which would be the original group's first full-length effort since 2000, is also planned.
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Yngwie Malmsteen: metal express radio interview

A seven-minute audio interview with legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen conducted in September 2008 by Norway's Metal Express Radio

Derek Furr: just add a twist of blue

A nice blues fusion rock tinged improv...Derek Furr says:
Had the day off, so I decided to record a video. Enjoy!

Derek Furr jamming over a rock backing track

News: Birthday thanks


A big thanks to all those guitar fans and guitar players for the birthday wishes! Have a great evening... it occurred to me what kind of cake should shred junior have... here's a little selection

Mateus Starling: getting rave reviews


Mateus Starling, says:
Hey everyone.
I just released my cd kairos and some guitar and music magazines are considering "kairos" one of the best cds of jazz fusion from the last few years.
So, if you guys would like to check it out the songs and also some reviews just go to: Para comprar o cd no Brasil entre em contato,

God bless.
Mateus Starling

You can by the cd at:


Stan Stapleton: jazz-rock-fusion-guitar
"I was literally blown away by this guy, amazing compositions and masterful playing, a true jazz fusion product. He is joined by fine tenor sax player as they play effortlessly thru a myriad of chord
changes with extreme precision. They are both joined by a well structured rhythm section that brings it together with beautiful melodic songs. This band ROCKS!
Have a listen to this band and tell me if you don't agree that this fine young up-start is well on his way to making more music magic in the future".

author: Rick Calic - Jazz Rock World
I love this Cd. From the first few notes, my ears were greeted by great compositions, genuinely intuitive group improvisation, and some highly skilled risk taking by all the band members. Throughout the recording, I couldn’t escape the feeling that this music might have been made during the Golden Age of Jazz Rock Fusion. Even though Mateus is a recent graduate of The Berklee College [Summa Cum Laude and majored in performance] the entire band’s use of 'space' and 'dynamics' make them sound like long time pros with a very distinct style all their own. In fact, the choice to make the Cd with all musicians in the studio at the same time create some of the best ‘listening’ and ‘reacting’ I’ve heard in a long time. Mateus himself plays well-chosen notes with tremendous feeling. He shows no fear of getting out there when he is improvising, and no ego to limit his ability to demonstrate his delicate touch when the music calls for it. In fact, everyone in the band sacrifices individual playing completely for the sake of the music in the ‘moment’. I especially like the fact that Mateus also knows when NOT to play. That is a truly unique gift in this age of the dominating ‘guitar shredder’ that has sadly become the signature sound of modern fusion. It’s hard to believe that this is the bands first recording and I’m eagerly awaiting more from Mateus and mates. Rick Calic

author: albert lee
Man, this cd is amazing. Great compositions, extremely competent band mates, intuitive improvisation, fantastic use of space and dynamics, sounds live, genuine originality, what else to say? I got this cd last week and i hear it twice a day and it surprise me all the time. This is not a guitar player cd for guitar players cause everybody is playing together all the time, and the bands reaction is one of the best I've heard in a long time. Mateus plays with no fear on the guitar and all other musicians are top as well, even when they are not improvising they are adding something. Jesse on the sax also did a amazing job on the solos, beautiful sound and great solos. Bass and drums great musicians to...really an amazing debut cd, the quality of the cd is also, don`t think, buy it.

Paul Gilbert: mr big interviews and tour/clinic dates

Three cheers for Jenn... another metalichika post about Mr Big... and Paul Gilbert live dates!

When you think of the Budokan, what band comes to your mind?
Eric: Cheap Trick, the Beatles…
Paul: You know, the Beatles.
Eric: The coolest thing about playing the Budokan (pronounces it Budokhan), I just remember being out right before you come out onstage, you know when we go up the back stairs and the lights go out and the crowd cheers… it’s just an exhilarating feeling. Ah, the Budokan! I mean, it’s history. History in the making in Japan.


Tour Dates: full details
The Guitar Generation shows (with George Lynch and Richie Kotzen): Feb. 25 (San Diego), Feb. 28 (Los Angeles), Mar. 2 (Anaheim). At House of Blues venues;

MusikMesse Frankfurt 2009:
Saturday, April 4, 14:00, Agora Stage (Festival Tent)
Paul will be exhibiting with: Roland Meinl Musikinstrumente GmbH & Co. KG (4.2 D10)
ours: Public visitor day: April 4, 2009 (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

Admission / One-day ticket:
Euro 27,00 at the box office
Euro 20,00 at the online ticketing

Source of show date
Pisa, Italy
Apr 5 2009 — 8:00P — PAUL GILBERT Live

Venue Contact Info:
050.3192965 DOPO LE 21.OO

August 2 - 7
Rock Summit with Paul Gilbert
This will be at: SUNY Purchase (New York)

News: shred seniors getting old!


Happy Birthday to me!

Jim Root: live rig load out


Slipknot/ Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root talks guitars, Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK

Jim Root of Slipknot/Stone Sour

Alex Machacek: the official triangle


2008 Release. This was a special weekend of music. Alex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Neal Fountain performed three nights of music during the last weekend of June in North Carolina. It was the very first time that Alex and Neal met. Neal Fountain hails from the musical hotbed of Athens, GA, and has been playing professionally from the age of 14. Best known as a sideman to Col. Bruce Hampton and the Fiji Mariners (a post-A.R.U. project of Hamptons) and drumming phenom Jeff Sipe. Neals name is on the short list of greater Atlanta's finest musicians.

Matt Garrison was originally scheduled to play with Alex and Jeff as part of the Improvision DVD Shoot. However we had to postpone the DVD shoot because of scheduling conflicts. Neal came on a very short notice and played just great with Alex and Sipe. It got better with every night. So this music is from the final performance from Raleigh. Beautiful moments throughout the entire evening.

Total Running Time : Over 71 minutes
Alex Machacek (guitar); Jeff Sipe (drums); Neal Fountain (bass).

The Official Triangle Sessions (LIVE) buy
Track 1 Pinchproof
Track 2 Strafe
Track 3 Very Sad
Track 4 Gem1)
Track 5 Yoga for Cats1/Neil's Fountain
Track 6 Along came a Spider
Track 7 Put me back to Sleep

Mike Campese: diminished lessons

Premier guitar present: Diminished Rock by Mike Campese: Mike looks at the Diminished Dorian with some examples from his Melodic Shred lesson

Kee Marcello: uk clinic dates


Kee Marcello is currently putting in some mileage on a clinic tour of the UK in association with Washburn Guitars and Randall Amplification.

The following clinics all start at 7pm and entry is free. In addition, the London date will see Marcello performing with Eden Rising following the clinic at 9pm.

12 February - Hard Rock Cafe, London (Gig tickets via
16 February - Giggear, Harlow(0845 838 2203 -
17 February - Norfolk Guitar and Bass Centre, Watton, Norfolk (01953 885825 -
18 February - Millers Music, Cambridge(01223 354452 -
19 February - Red Dog Music, Edinburgh (01312 298211 -

For more information visit

Allan Holdsworth: usa to get a dusting of the magic

Kudos to Rich over at guitar channel. Rich Murray says:
Here is the latest list of upcoming Allan Holdsworth US tour dates. These shows will feature Ernest Tibbs on bass, and Chad Wackerman on drums.

Tue, April 21 – Sellersville, PA
venue: Sellersville Theater

Wed, April 22 – Teaneck, NJ
venue: Mexicali Live

Thu, April 23 – New York, NY
venue: Iridium

Fri, April 24 – New York, NY
venue: Iridium

Sat, April 25 – New York, NY
venue: Iridium

Sun, April 26 – New York, NY
venue: Iridium

Mon, April 27 – Piermont, NY
venue: Turning Point

Tue, April 28 – Piermont, NY
venue: Turning Point

Wed, April 29 – Northampton, MA
venue: Iron Horse

Thu, April 30 - Boston, MA
venue: Johnny D’s

Fri, May 1 – Huntington, NY
venue: IMAC Theater

Sat, May 2 – Ridgefield, CT
Ridgefield Playhouse

Sun, May 3 – Buchanon, NY
venue: U-Music

Tue, May 5 – Schenectady, NY
venue: GE Theater at Proctors

Wed, May 6 – Rochester, NY
venue: The German House

Thu, May 7 – West Seneca, NY
venue: The Guitar Factory (store appearance/clinic)

Fri, May 8 – Pittsburgh, PA
venue: Rex Theater

Sat, May 9 – Dayton, OH
venue: Gilly’s
Call (937) 228-8414

Mon, May 11 – Detroit, MI
venue: Jazz Cafe at The Center for Performing Arts

Tue, May 12 – Detroit, MI
venue: Jazz Cafe at The Center for Performing Arts

Wed, May 13 – Chicago, IL
venue: TBA

Thu, May 14 – Chicago, IL
venue: TBA

Sat, May 16 – Cleveland, OH
venue: The Winchester