Thursday, 12 March 2009

Take-on Yamaguchi: custom video player of recent live shows

A new custom player featuring Take-on Yamaguchi live videos

Yngwie Malmsteen: pre order bonus offer


Order the new CD, Angels of Love by Yngwie Malmsteen and get a limited* autographed color promo photo!

Angels of Love is the instrumental version of the best Yngwie Malmsteen love songs played on Acoustic Guitar and Keyboards only. It is a master piece showing the tender, delicate version of his classic songs which will appeal to all adult consumers who are into romantic/new age and instrumental songs as well as Yngwie Malmsteen fans and Rock music fans alike.
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Marty Friedman: full orchestra and bandenburg concerto

Marty Friedman will be the special guest on Asahi TV's long-running hit program "Daimei Nonai Ongakukai".

The show is a staple of Japanese television, now in its fifth decade on the air.

Friedman's performance of Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto" will be featured, as well as a talk segment with him and two of the most respected conductors in the country, Yutaka Sado and Michiyoshi Inoue.

The show will be broadcast three times; May 3, May 9 and May 10.

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Derek Sherinian: discusses guitar players

Great interview with Derek Sherinian by iheartguitar

There are two new guitar names that I’ve never used in the past: Rusty Cooley – he’s known in the guitar community, but he hasn’t played in any famous bands or anything. He and I worked on a song called Frozen By Fire that’s on my record, and I think Rusty sounds amazing. I can see myself doing a lot more work with him in the future. And also a Japanese guitar player named Taka Minamino, who is featured on two songs. I think he’s a great talent. He has beautiful vibrato, and bending a la Yngwie, and I think he’ll have something special once he develops his own style more.
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Paul Gilbert: mr big greatest hits new cd

Greatest hits album release from MR.BIG includes tunes selected by fans and the members. Limited edition includes bonus DVD (details subject to change). *Unless otherwise indicated, DVDs are region-2 encoded (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and carry no subtitles.

Best Of Mr.big (Title subject to change) [w/ DVD, Limited Edition]

Marty Friedman: king of j-pop

New album release from Marty Friedman includes lots of metal covers of J-pop songs! Release Date: 2009/05/20 Iijan! J-POP (Title subject to change)

Bonus Track: "Amagigoe"

Paul Gilbert: ibanez fireman promo


Fireman Paul Gilbert

Shawn Lane: more unreleased demos

Shawn Lane is greatly missed so it always raises my spirits listening to new material.

Shawn Lane - Augmento (demo)

Shawn Lane - One More Word (demo) (AUDIO)

Shawn Lane - Lento (demo) (AUDIO)

Shawn Lane - Allegro BWV 998 (J.S. Bach)

Paul Gilbert: house of blue frampton tribute

Paul Gilbert, George Lynch, Richie Kotzen at house of blues doing Peter Frampton's "do you feel" cool version.

beginning of do you feel paul gilbert

do you feel frampton paul gilbert ritchie kotzen and george lynch

Ignazio Di Salvo: If I could... er no... I mean viva la vida

Coldplay Viva la Vida, not to be confused with Joe Satriani's “If I Could Fly”, cover by Ignazio Di Salvo.

Ignazio Di Salvo - Viva la Vida (Coldplay) Tap version.

Paul Gilbert: the metalichika discussion series

Super Jenn over at has been working her socks off on this clinic day discussions. Most are cleaned up translations where you get a deeper insight into what makes Paul Gilbert tick!












Paul with some fellow shredders from 24 notes, including Gianluca Ferro

Marcel Coenen: lighiting up new cd osv II - second thoughts

Second Thoughts:
14 Blazing tracks of Virtuoso guitar playing over Dynamic Progressive Songs Featuring Jonas Tamas, Agah Bahari, Borge Olsen and guest solos from Marcel Coenen.put on your seatbelt. Dynamic Song Writing featuring some of the best guitarist on the planet! OSV- Gary Oppert - Drums / Steve Sexton - Bass / Brandon Vaughn - keys/guitars / Featured Guitarists: Jonas Tamas / Agah Bahari / Marcel Coenen / Boerge Olzen OSV "Second Thoughts" consist of 14 BLAZING tracks of Wide Open Guitar Virtuosity!! Put on your seatbelt and give it a listen!!

1 Desperate Measures
2 Turning Back
3 Nothing Lost
4 Atmospheric Adjustments
5 Eternal Passage
6 Still Voice
7 Critical Mass
8 Seasons and Sacrifice
9 Divine Intervention
10 Parallax
11 Sign Of The Times
12 From Wayward Days
13 The Passing
14 Before The Dawn

Don't forget the awesome first CD: OSV: Mission One featuring Mathias Holm and Paco Hernandez.

Ed DeGenaro: a tweet says new cd on the way

Ed DeGenaro is on twitter: and has been tweeting!

OK my first tweet from Ed DeGenaro was a very cool sample of an up coming track from his new CD which will no doubt excite fans of quality fusion guitar... check out this sample "Yes Man"... yeah Ed Rawks! I'll let you know hen the CD becomes available!

Christophe Godin: Morglbl usa tour dates, more dates and changes

As you'll know from the blog Christophe Godin is an awesome player, so if you get a chance see the show! This information replaces the previous posts... including the correct band info... oops

Blue Mouth Promotions LLC, in association with Vigier Guitars, Laney Amplifiers, and is proud to announce the return of Morglbl to the USA. Stunning audiences and dropping jaws across Europe for over 10 years, Morglbl is led by the extraordinary guitarist, Christophe Godin, who is widely regarded as the best guitarist in France.

At NEARfest X last June Morglbl became the critics darling after receiving a standing ovation and a double encore.

Morglbl is:
Christophe Godin ~ Guitar and Vocal
Ivan Rougny ~ Bass
Aurelien Ouzoulias ~ Drums

The following dates are now confirmed:

Wednesday April 15 - Guitar Clinic at the Inn at Crestwood, Blowing Rock NC 6-8PM
Thursday April 16 - Drum Clinic at the Inn at Crestwood, Blowing Rock NC 6-8PM
Friday April 17 - Bass Clinic at the Inn at Crestwood, Blowing Rock NC 6-8PM
Friday April 17 - Morglbl live at Canyon's, Blowing Rock NC 10PM
Saturday April 18 - Morglbl live at Canyon's, Blowing Rock NC 10PM
Tuesday April 21 - Morglbl live at the 10 High Club, Atlanta GA - 7PM
Friday April 24 - Morglbl live at Mike's DownUnder Pub, Jefferson GA 10PM
Sunday April 26 - Morglbl Band Clinic at the Excalibur, Florence SC 3-5PM
Monday April 27 - Guitar Clinic at the Excalibur, Florence SC 6-8PM
Tuesday April 28 - Bass Clinic at the Excalibur, Florence SC 6-8PM
Wednesday April 29 - Drum Clinic at the Excalibur, Florence SC 6-8PM
Friday May 1 - Morglbl live at the Excalibur, Florence SC 10P
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Friday May 8 - Morglbl live at The Capital Ale House, Richmond VA with special guest Kinetic Element, doors open 9:30PM
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Saturday May 9 - Morglbl live at Orion Studios, Baltimore MD 8PM
Friday May 15 - Interview and performance taping for the Gagliarchives radio show
Saturday May 16 - Morglbl live at the New Jersey Proghouse - details pending
Sunday May 17 - Morglbl live at the North Star Bar, Philadelphia PA - doors open 8PM
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Wednesday May 20 - Morglbl live at Martyrs, Chicago IL doors 8PM
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Thursday May 21 - Morglbl live at the Crystal Corner Bar, Madison WI - details pending
Friday May 22 - Morglbl live at Tail Gators, Kokomo, IN - 10PM
Saturday May 23 - Morglbl live at Tail Gators, Kokomo, IN - 10PM

Additional shows and clinics are still in the works. Stay Toon Tuned here for the latest updates!

Diego Mizrahi: the time is the limit


Diego Mizrahi played his new theme, which is outside pampalucha, "Stratosphere"

Dave Martone: vox sales pitch

Straight from the floor of the 2009 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, guitar wiz Dave Martone performs and demonstrates the VOX Tonelab LE multi-effects floor processor with Valve Reactor, running into two VOX Heritage Collection AC30 amps. This rocks!

Dave Martone VOX Tonelab LE and AC30 performance at Winter NAMM 2009

News: washburn riff contest with top prizes


Another competition and even more super prizes.

There will be only one (1) Grand Prize Winner, one (1) Second Place Winner, and one (1) Third Place Winner & ten (10) Fourth Place Winners.

The Grand Prize, of which only one (1) will be awarded to a single entrant, will include:

(i) A Washburn WM526B. [Retail value: $2,399.90 USD] (ii) Two (2) VIP Tickets for W:0:A Wacken Open Air 2009 (Transportation not included). Winner has the opportunity to play live on stage at the festival.

The Second Place Prize, of which only one (1) will be awarded to a single entrant, will include:

(i) A Washburn WI50VB [Retail value: $1,099.90 USD]

The Third Place Prize, of which only one (1) will be awarded to a single entrant, will include:

(i) A Washburn WV40B [Retail value: $899.90 USD]

The Fourth Place Prize, of which ten (10) will be awarded to 10 entrants will include:

(i) We will raffle 10 Washburn T-Shirts and other prizes [Retail value: approximately $19.90 USD each]

check out the rules