Monday, 16 February 2009

Rusty Cooley: protone display II

Rusty Cooley demoing his signature overdrive through a Diezel Herbert.

Rusty Cooley demoing his signature overdrive

Anton Oparin: the return of the wunderkind part III

Part 3 of the recent posts featuring wunderkind Anton Oparin, playing Gary Kramer Guitar held a Guitar Clinic @ West L.A. Music.

Anton Oparin - Gary Kramer Guitar - Guitar Clinic Part 4

Anton Oparin - Gary Kramer Guitar - Guitar Clinic Part 5

Anton Oparin - Gary Kramer Guitar - Guitar Clinic Part 6

Ron Thal: interview with bumblefoot by hobnox

An Interview with Ron Thal, aka Bumblefoot was posted by Hobnox

Dave Justo: soraia spring tour

Dave Justo and Soraia are on spring tour...

you can order their CD at

Mar 5 2009 10:30P J.D. McGillicuddy’s: TOUR KICKOFF (Drexel Hill) Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Mar 6 2009 7:00P Grove City College @ Crawford Hall: ALL AGES w/Recession, Jealousy Curve, and Amplifiers Grove City, Pennsylvania
Mar 8 2009 6:00P Diesel: ALL AGES SHOW w/Jealousy Curve, Recession, and Amplifiers Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mar 9 2009 9:00P Oldfield’s on High Columbus, Ohio
Mar 11 2009 9:30P Jackie O’s Pub Athens, Ohio
Mar 12 2009 10:30P Doc’s on Dill Street Muncie, Indiana
Mar 13 2009 10:00P Doc’s Music Hall Muncie, Indiana
Mar 15 2009 8:00P Reggie’s Music Joint (21+) Chicago, Illinois
Mar 16 2009 10:00P Radio Show: Max 93.5 FM, 96.7 FM Indiana Daleville, Indiana
Mar 16 2009 11:00P Doc’s Music Hall: Live Radio Set 11 pm- 12 am on MAX 93.5 FM Muncie, Indiana
Mar 18 2009 9:00P Carousel Lounge w/Know More Robots Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2009 10:00P Austin, TX: TBA w/Know More Robots Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2009 10:00P Austin, TX: TBA w/Know More Robots Austin, Texas
Mar 21 2009 11:00P Crazy Frog’s Houston, Texas
Mar 24 2009 9:00P Gary’s Spot Tomball, Texas
Mar 25 2009 10:30P Circle Bar New Orleans, Louisiana
Mar 28 2009 9:00P Matthew’s Bar and Grill w/Selling Mary: ALL AGES Birmingham, Alabama
Mar 31 2009 7:30P Avogadro’s: ALL AGES SHOW Ft Collins, Colorado
Apr 2 2009 10:00P Molly Malone’s Los Angeles, California
Apr 6 2009 10:15P Whiskey-a-Go-Go: ALL AGES Los Angeles, California
Apr 8 2009 11:00P Herman’s Hideaway Denver, Colorado
Apr 10 2009 9:30P The Rock Shop Fayetteville, North Carolina
Apr 11 2009 6:30P Luna Bean: All Ages Wilson, North Carolina
Apr 16 2009 10:00P East End Cafe: ALL AGES Newark, Delaware
Apr 17 2009 10:00P Mojo 13 Wilmington, Delaware
Apr 25 2009 9:00P The Note: TOUR HOMECOMING SHOW West Chester, Pennsylvania
May 14 2009 9:30P Sweeney’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Paul Gilbert: vip book... here's a pg tip... download this book!

The one man news stream that is Paul Gilbert continues... this time an interview for power rock!

Jenn says:
Here is the finished project. This is the “guitar instruction manual / Racer X board project #1″. For those of you who might not be familiar with me or this project: At the beginning of the 2008 Euro tour, it was announced that Paul would have these VIP lessons, and that it was OK to bring an audio recorder. I thought “it would be cool if I compiled these in to some sort of guitar lesson book, if I could get some recordings. I bet I’d learn a lot.” So, all that transpired. This project took about 30 hours to complete, over the course of almost 3 months. It is for education only… it is not marketing, salesmanship, etc. The book is composed of topics which Paul actually taught to students in these lessons, left within that context. Some of the advice he is giving to these people took him a lifetime to realize and articulate. It is a unique and poignant glimpse in to the thoughts, mind, and creative process of one of the most humble and respected rock guitarists of our modern times. 44 pages in PDF format. Very richly illustrated with lots of tab, photos, etc.
wow! this sounds too cool to miss... get it now...

Allan Holdsworth: snew world order

Snew with Allan Holdsworth perform the Deep Purple Classic! Snew along with legendary guitar god Allan Holdsworth have teamed up to record the Deep Purple Classic "Highway Star".

Allan simply SMOKES on two incredible solos. The first is Allan on electric guitar and the second on Synth-Axe. All the while Snew lay it down like only they know how, raw, sleazy and over the top. Allan Holsworth playing Deep Purple? Snew playing with Allan Holdsworth? This is a MUST HAVE for ALL Snew AND Allan Holdsworth fans. GET IT NOW after this it will only be available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster and Amazon... or Highway Star

The Homes of Snew

Snew space:
Snew tube:

Highway Star by Snew with Allan Holdsworth

Andy James: the ruin of man plus interview


Pre order the Sacred Mother Tongue CD

Feb 22 2009 8:00P Hellfire Festival London
Feb 26 2009 8:00P Sawyers Kettering
Mar 16 2009 8:00P Bar Academy Islington w/ All Forgotten London
Mar 25 2009 8:00P Sawyers - w / Exit Ten Kettering
Mar 27 2009 8:00P The Pitz - album launch Milton Keynes
Apr 25 2009 8:00P Hammerfest Prestatyn
Apr 30 2009 8:00P King Billy w/ Imicus + Seethe Northampton
May 8 2009 8:00P Club 85

Chris Feener: an epicures delight

Chris Feener says: H
ey guys! I just figured I'd let you all know that I'll be touring North America with Minneapolis-based metal band "Epicurean" with job as lead guitarist. We're supporting Kreator's "Hordes of Chaos" world tour along with Exodus, Warbringer and Belphegor.

Video of my jamming on some tunes:

Chris Feener - Epicurean - Hordes of Chaos North American Tour (2009)


APR. 07 - Sonar - Baltimore MD
APR. 08 - Nokia Theatre – New York NY
APR. 09 - Trocadero - Philadelphia PA
APR. 10 - Palladium - Worcester MA
APR. 11 - Medley - Montreal QUE
APR. 13 - Imperial - Quebec QUE
APR. 14 - Opera House - Toronto ONT
APR. 15 - Peabody's - Cleveland OH
APR. 16 - Rave - Millwaukee WI
APR. 17 - House Of Blues - Chicago IL
APR. 18 - The Rock - Maplewood MN
APR. 19 - Garrick Centre - Winnipeg MB
APR. 20 - The Distrikt - Regina SK
APR. 21 - Warehouse - Calgary AB
APR. 22 - Starlite Room - Edmonton AB
APR. 24 - Plaza Club - Vancouver BC
APR. 25 - Sugar - Victoria BC
APR. 26 - El Corazon - Seattle WA
APR. 27 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland OR
APR. 28 - Slims - San Francisco CA
APR. 30 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas NV
MAY 01 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
MAY 02 - House Of Blues - West Hollywood CA
MAY 04 - Gator's - Farmington, NM
MAY 05 - Bluebird Theater - Denver CO
MAY 06 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City OK
MAY 07 - Ridglea Theater - Ft Worth TX
MAY 08 - Scout Bar - San Antonio TX
MAY 09 - Scout Bar - Houston TX
MAY 11 - The Garage - St. Petersburg FL
MAY 12 - Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale, FL
MAY 13 - Masquerade - Atlanta GA
MAY 14 - Headliner - Louisville KY
MAY 15 - Orange Peel - Ashville NC
MAY 16 - Volume 11 - Raleigh NC
MAY 17 - Jaxx - West Springfield VA

So, what I'm saying is, you better get your asses out to meet and whatnot and enjoy some heavy metal!

Steve Vai: guitar idol winner will get a chance to jam!

Mikey a Steve Vai management representitive says:
The guitar idol winner will play before a jam at the London Guitar show with Phil Hilborne and Nicko McBrain. Steve [Vai]will be jamming on a couple of standard rock covers with them, but will not be performing a solo show, or any Vai material.
more to follow...

Note: Site off-line

HEAT 2 is finished and the Guitar Idol website is currently having a little update. We will be back shortly. Thank you for your patience. GET YOUR HEAT 3 ENTRY READY NOW!

Anton Oparin: goes country

Part 3 of the clinic videos Anton Oparin & Gary Kramer Guitar held a Guitar Clinic @ West L.A. Music... this time doing some chicken picking.

Anton Oparin - Gary Kramer Guitar - Guitar Clinic Part 3

Rick Graham: starling inspector's competition giveaway

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100 or less = 2 winners.
over 100 = 3 winners(if over 100, winners will recieve extra stuff too).

The lucky draw will take place when I have reached 1000 subscribers (currently 778).

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Greg Howe: phrasing lesson

Greg Howe demonstrates the benefits of using contrast and polarity to help define ideas and phrases while improvising in this lesson.

Want a lesson with Greg Howe...for more information visit:

Greg Howe Improvisation Guitar Lesson -

Greg Howe in earlier days, 1989 High Gear MTV Music Video

Greg Howe - Howe II - High Gear Music Video