Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Kei Fujimoto: weird pentatonic lick

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25-02-2009:
Kei Fujimoto delivers a weird two handed pentatonic lick

Kei Fujimoto - Pentatonic Lick

Timo Tolkki: new cd on the way

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25-02-2009:
Timo Tolkki has announced that he will record another album with former STRATOVARIUS members Tuomo Lassila (drums) and Anti Ikonen (keyboards). Tentatively titled "Return To Dremspace", the CD is slated for a September 2009 release. The fans will decide the name of the project in some sort of contest. Tolkki says, "If the fans decide that it should be called STRATOVARIUS, then it will. Then I will face the consequences, but that will be one interesting trial, I tell you that."

Rik Emmett: live clinic date

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25-02-2009:
Rik Emmett will take part in a guest lecture/guitar clinic at the Metalworks Institute in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend what should be an amazing event. Please note that there is no pre-registration. This is a first come, first served event, so be sure to arrive early!

John Petrucci: joe satriani, paul gilbert play hendrix

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25-02-2009:

john Petrucci, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert cover Hendrix

News: Truth In Shredding 5000 posts

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25-02-2009:
The journey continues with the blog now having in excess of 5000 posts, guitar bios, interviews, reviews and news factoids! Thanks for reading and coming back.

Yngwie Malmsteen: deep purple tour and live dvd's

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25-02-2009:
Kudos to blabber mouth:
Yngwie Malmsteen will release two DVD's via Rising Force Records on March 24 — "Live Animal" and "Live In Budokan".



According to Amazon.com, "Live Animal" (running time: 80 minutes) captures Yngwie Malmsteen's 1998 performance in Brazil in front of a captivating and energetic crowd. Tracks on this performance include: "Resurrection", "Facing The Animal", "Rising Force", "Bedroom Eyes", "Far Beyond The Sun", "Like An Angel", "Braveheart", "Seventh Sign", "Trilogy Suite", "Never Die", "Black Star" and "I'll See The Light".

Never before released outside of Asia, "Live In Budokan" (running time: 107 minutes) captures Yngwie Malmsteen's performance in Tokyo, Japan. Selections from this performance include: "Toccata", "Never Die", "Bedroom Eyes", "Rising Force", "Bad Blood", "Forever One" and many, many more.

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will team up with DEEP PURPLE for the following Japanese dates:

April 08 - Tokyo, JPN @ International Forum
April 09 - Zepp, JPN @ Nagoya
April 10 - Hiroshima, JPN @ Koseinenkin Kaikan
April 12 - Kanazawa, JPN @ Kanko Kaikan
April 13 - Osaka, JPN @ Koseinenkin Kaikan
April 15 - Tokyo, JPN @ International Forum


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Steve Mazzucco: wind of sea

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25-02-2009:
I feel really lucky today, lots of high quality music being posted and not least Steve Mazzucco's high quality rock fusion orientated composition... enjoy

WIND OF SEA (Steve Mazzucco)

Steve Hillage: tours with gong for 40th anniversary tour

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25-02-2009:
To celebrate their 40th Anniversary of live touring, GONG, the progressive/psychedelic rock band originally founded in 1967 by Australian musician Daevid Allen will join forces with guitarist Steve Hillage and other core members from the original line-up for a rare UK tour in November 2009.

The UK tour will celebrate the first time Gong have toured the UK since 2000. Tickets are on sale from today (February 25). Ticket Hotline: 08700 603 777 or book online from www.seetickets.com or www.ArtistTicket.com.



Dates as follows: Bristol O2 Academy (Nov 19), Exeter Lemon Tree (Nov 20), Manchester Academy 2 (Nov 21), Edinburgh Picturehouse (Nov 22), Sheffield Leadmill (Nov 23), Leamington Spa Assembly (Nov 25), Cambridge Corn Exchange (Nov 26), London HMV Forum (Nov 27), Oxford Regal Theatre (Nov 28) and Brighton Corn Exchange (Nov 29).

Gong's music has been described as space rock. The highly anticipated forthcoming tour will reunite founding member Daevid Allen with former Gong members Steve Hillage, Gilli Smyth, Mike Howlett, Miquette Giraudy, Chris Taylor, Theo Travis and John McKenzie.

Gong are currently working on a brand new forward-looking album called "2032," the same year that the Planet Gong makes full contact with the Planet Earth - and a major new chapter in the continually evolving Gong mythology. The album will be released September 2009.

Silvio Gazquez: wins petrucci fever solo contest

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25-02-2009:
Congratulations to Silvio Gasguez in this tight fought competition. I have found it a privilege to work with the other judges to select the final winner.

"With over 60.000 viewers and 122 participants from all over the world, this non-commercial guitar competition far exceeded our expectations!"

Julian Puttins, host and initiator of the contest, just announced the best three entries on his YouTube channel (youtube.com/PetrucciFever). Together with 7 renowned judges, including "Guitar Idol 2008" finalists Chris Feener, Muris Varajic and Tom Quayle, he examined all participants regarding composition, technique and sound.

Commented Julian Puttins: "Unlike comparable commercial competitions, all participants have to download and solo over the same backing track! That makes it a totally unique experience!"

Winner and Argentinian web guitar star Silvio Gazquez was followed closely by Ricard Walls and Matias Rengel in second and third place respectively.

After the announcement, Gazquez commented: "It´s a great feeling to be chosen from 121 contestants! It was a great experience and will definitely be a great help extending my global fan base!"


Guitar Solo Contest: Judges´ TOP 3 picks


My Top 15



Daniele Gottardo: awesome video for guitar idol 2009

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25-02-2009:
I have been waiting for a video entry from Daniele Gottardo for this years competiton and I've not been disappointed. With high quality video production values and an awesome song highlighting Daniele's strong feel and emotions, I have no hesitation in recommending this track to you. This piece is taken from his forthcoming CD "Frenzy of Ecstasy"... He's still looking for a label!! vote

Daniele Gottardo:Cardiology ( Guitar Idol 2009 Entry)

Ignazio Di Salvo: guitar idol 2009, heat 3

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25-02-2009:
Ignazio Di Salvo added another entry into the competion. This time a lovely fusion solo over backing track: vote

Ignazio Di Salvo contemporary shred fusion solo