Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Greg Howe: twitter mad!

Greg's tweeting like crazy... join him:

Greg Howe tweets:
I'm currently recording guitar parts for Jon Reshard's upcoming solo album which features Dave Weckl on drums. Slammin' tracks!

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot interview

Sammy Hagar from Joe Satriani's new band chickenfoot gives a new interveiw. Sammy Hagar says:
“It was just supposed to be a bullshit name that we’d used for a while,” former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony told Classic Rock. “And then the rumours spread about the band, everybody used that name so we thought, ‘fuck it, let’s call it Chickenfoot - it all comes down to the music anyway.”
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Matias Kupiainen: stratovarius tour set to be the night of guitar!

Stratovarius must be a guitar fanatics dream ticket. Added to the bill are is Edens Curse. Also featured on the bill as special guests are Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND.

Guitar player list:
Matias Kupiainen,
Kostas Karamitroudis aka Gus G,
Thorsten Koehne,
Jay Parmar,

The dates are as follows:

May 15 - Wolverhampton, England, UK, Wulfrun Hall
May 16 - Nottingham, England, UK, Rock City
May 17 - Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Cathouse
May 18 - London, England UK, Islington O2 Academy
May 19 - Manchester, England UK, Academy 2
May 20 - Dublin, Ireland, Button Factory

EDEN'S CURSE bassist Paul Logue comments: "Our number one aim for this year was to establish the band on the live circuit. Whilst we've had plenty of offers, it's purely been a case of waiting for the right offer to come along, and that day is finally here! I'm extremely delighted on a personal, as well as a business level, to be sharing a stage with the sensationally talented STRATOVARIUS, and one of my current favourites FIREWIND. Gus G and Thorsten on the same bill — guitar enthusiasts please bring your own bib"!

EDEN'S CURSE has confirmed that English axeman Jay Parmar will join them on the tour as an additional secondary guitarist.

Logue comments: "Unknown to many people, Jay has been in place for well over a year as our secondary guitarist and has learned both albums inside out. He's a great player and guy, and has already struck up a rapport with Thorsten, so it all makes perfect sense! We're delighted he's coming on the road with us."
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Brent Mason: guitar jam daily interview

Artist Interview: Brent Mason on The Jamcast - Session 1 Thursday, 26 February 2009 08:12
In Session 1 of our Artist Interview with country session ace Brent Mason, Ken Volpe and Brent discuss his recent live gigs in Europe. They also talk about his early influences and his latest release, Smokin' Section and his prior release, Hot Wired.

Enjoy Session 1 with Country Guitar Ace Brent Mason!

Victor Lafuente: tunis guitar festival gig

Victor LAFUENTE the Mediterranean Guitar Festival in Tunis on March 23
On Monday 23 March, I participated in the 6th edition of the Mediterranean Guitar Festival in Tunis.

During the day, the festival provides a masterclass in the morning, a festival OFF the afternoon and evening festival IN.

For the evening jazz / fusion, programming IN will be as follows:
Slim Abida bass project (Jazz Fusion, Tunisia)
Trio Django Reinhardt (Jazz Manouche, Tunisia)
Victor Lafuente Quartet (Jazz Fusion Jazz Rock, France)

For more information:

Mar 23 2009 8:00P FESTIVAL MEDITERRANEEN DE LA GUITARE, (Centre Culturel) Tunis
Apr 4 2009 10:00A Stage Guitare/Batterie .3 jours. (JP Dalmassy,A Ceccotti,P Florentin,V Lafuente,S Belmonte...) marguerites/NIMES
Jul 9 2009 10:00A festival EJ@MSLIVE au théatre René Char a Digne les Bains DIGNE LES BAINS
Aug 8 2009 8:00P 4ème Nuit de la Guitare à Agde AGDE

Dave Martone: guitar player tv lessons

A bunch of guitar lessons with Dave Martone over at guitarplayertv:

hybrid arpeggios
string skipped scales
nail grinder
the dinky pinky
moron face part 1
moron face part 2
hair tie harmonics

Gianluca Ferro: live shows


Following on from the Gianluca Ferro new release 24 Strings

has lined up some live shows and clinics

Apr 9 2009 8:00P Linea Dura @ Route 66 Gallarate
Apr 17 2009 8:00P Linea Dura @ Comunita Giovanile Busto Arsizio
May 10 2009 8:00P Clinic @ Nerolidio Como
May 17 2009 8:00P Clinic @ Laboratorio Musicale Lecco
Jul 3 2009 8:00P Linea Dura @ Wanted Galliate Novarese

Don Lappin: two handed dvd's now on sale!

Don Lappin syas:
Hey Everybody,

My Instructional DVD, "Don Lappin's Two-Hand Technique- The Complete System" is now available.

Here are the details:

Cost is $59.95 plus $5 shipping. This is for 2 DVDs (3 hours and 25 minutes running time), as well as the data CD containing 10 backing tracks, and 60+ pages of music and tablature.

If interested in purchasing, my PayPal account is As soon as payment is received I will ship out your copy.

I am putting together a trailer and will post it next week...o) Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Thanks and I hope to hear from you!!!

Don Lappin

News: guitar fight club 2009

"You have hours and days spent with your guitar?
Even the third or fourth band project you can still blank back?
No problem.
Under you can now with other "guitar cats" measure. or

So it does not matter in what style you feel at home. On there from February 2009, four new backing tracks to download. Addiction one of you, your solo zockt drüber and invites this back on the high side.

The two best from each style are to the beginning of June 2009 by visitors scoring and a selected jury, and then on 13 June 2009 for the Guitar Fight Club finals after Bischofswerda invited. "

Impressions of the Guitar Fight Club Live Show 2008 on youtube!

Guitar Fight Club Finale

guitar fight club | The Rules

Send solo.
Voting survive.
Live on Stage in the Guitar Fight Club.
Main prize.

Guitar Fight Club Festival

The Fight Club Guitar Festival takes place from 12 June to 13 June 2009 Bischofswerda instead.

Guitar Fight Club | Live Show & Finale
Guitar Fight Club The Live Show will take place on 13 June 2009 Bischofswerda instead. With a large open-air spectacle, the eight finalists of the web portal on the stage are expected to get together to measure. There must be eight guitarists live on stage under statutes of the Guitar Fight Club before a large audience. The Guitar Fight Club begins with the finalists of the 1st Round in each of their own style. In another round, then the various styles against each other until the finals all four styles are as duel base. A jury consisting of prominent guitarists and the audience will then decide on the spot on the winner. Besides the actual competition will be on stage just as prominent internationally recognized e-guitarist Michael Sagmeister as expected, with smaller gigs as well as the finals of the actual show the appropriate framework. Will open the live show by the band Winners Clash Saxony-band competition.

Guitar Fight Club | Warm Up
Already on 12 June 2009 starts the Guitar Fight Club festival with an open-air concert. The line up consists of guitar-dominated bands. Will be opened by the Open Air Illusive Circus, winner of the special prize of the Beat Band Competition. The highlight of the evening is a nationally successful Top Act dar.

Guitar Fight Club | Exhibition, Workshops & Clinics
On 13 June there are 10 clock smaller workshops, clinics, and product exhibitions around the electric guitar in the Kulturfabrik Bischofswerda. They provide guest musicians and producers a direct insight into their music and their products and offer enough space to answer audience questions. The audience, visitors, and young musicians will find it for their own music for their listening and take up close to the secrets of the electric guitar part.

guitar fight club | Background
From the American cult film Crossroads inspired, in which a young guitarist with the emissaries of the devil, played by Steve Vai, a murderous guitar duel for his soul returns to be on 13 June 2009 eight ambitious guitarists on stage, in order to stay in guitar duels on their instruments to measure. They are accompanied by a band that the audience and between the Fights not come to rest it.

The idea of this event is as simple as exciting: The eight ambitious guitarists make their skills with a partner on the stage show. There are, however, not exhibitionist masturbation solos and overflowing session Gefrickel sought, but the harmonious teamwork of two accomplished instrumentalists. And then elect a jury and the audience at the end of the duel is the best performance. The music is supplemented by four pre-determined styles, in the course of the evening always excursions into other styles of the day are. An additional prominent band, and guitarist Michael Sagmeister how the program will play and the audience on the actual show tune.

Nicolas Waldo: new esp guitar clinics

Nicolas Waldo Guitar player, an ESP Guitars Artist has lined up some shows entitled: Shred Guitar Clinic II - Speed picking... looking to pick up some insane picking techniques, then this is the gig for you.

NICOLAS WALDO (ESP Artist) Guitar clinic Alpha Force Arpeggios

NICOLAS WALDO (ESP Artist) Guitar clinic 2


Kostas Karamitroudis: gus g firewind dvd

Gus G guitar solo and 'Fire and the Fury' from Live Premonition DVD buy

I. Live In Thessaloniki, Greece

1. Allegiance
2. Insanity
3. Into The Fire
4. Head Up High
5. Mercenary Man
6. Angels Forgive Me
7. My Loneliness
8. Circle Of Life
9. The Silent Code
10. Life Foreclosed
11. Destination Forever
12. Keyboard Solo
13. Guitar Solo
14. The Fire And The Fury
15. Drum Solo / Dreamchaser
16. Till The End Of Time
17. Deliverance
18. Brother's Keeper
19. Between Heaven And Hell
20. I Am The Anger
21. Falling To Pieces
22. Tyranny

II. Extras:
a) Documentary / Tales Of The Greek Road Warriors (19:49)

b) Promotional Videos:
Mercenary Man (3:27)
Head Up High (3:46)
Falling To Pieces (3:19)
Breaking The Silence (4:01)

c) Unplugged - MAD TV Sessions:
My Loneliness (4:05)
Where Do We Go From Here? (3:22)

d) Live In Montreal 2008:
Head Up High (4:41)
The Fire And The Fury (4:43)
Till The End Of Time (5:36)

The Deluxe edition of "Live Premonition" contains both the DVD as well as the 2CD-set in special additional Digipak artwork and an O-card.

Firewind - Gus G guitar solo and 'Fire and the Fury'

Vinnie Moore: the guitar show

Vinnie More on the Guitar show Taped October 16, 1987


Jan Laurenz: two handed bluesy boxer and funky warr


Bluesy jazz improvisation on box guitar by jan laurenz

warr funk by jan laurenz