Friday, 13 March 2009

Richie Kotzen: talking guitars

Richie Kotzen again this time with a custom player... 9 videos of Richie Kotzen talking guitars.

Shawn Lane: more shawn lane demos


Audio only demos posted by willjay... just one short of the magic 200 videos. Custom player!

Paul Gilbert: new video overload


cool sounding solo- my last video from gg

gilbert sickness shred- fat solo

paul gilbert door cover light my fire

paul gilbert cover of the "who" long live rock

Paul Gilbert say hi to mawcinitt school of music

Richie Kotzen: singing with paul gilbert

Lord knows why they didn't reform Mr Big with Richie Kotzen... as a singer this guy sings so much better than the really rather weedy Eric Martin.

snorting whisky drinking cocain paul gilbert ritchen kotzen

30 days in the hole

gilbert kotzen lynch damm- the burn

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot podcasts

Requires itunes or m4v players for these podcasts from Chickenfoot featuring Joe Satriani.

loud chickenfoot
quiet chickenfoot

"Chickenfoot. Chickenfoot? Chickenfoot! Yes, the band CHICKENFOOT, featuring Sammy Hagar, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony and yours truly, is about to release its first CD, called 'Chickenfoot', of course.

"It was one year ago this last February that we first got together in Vegas for a little jam in front of a few thousand people, and decided to make a go of it. I'm glad we did.

"Thinking back, it seemed kind of crazy to join a new band just as I was about to release [the latest Satriani CD] 'Professor Satchifunkilus'... and launch its world tour. All the hard work paid off, though.

"Our 'Live in Paris' DVD from that tour will be released this year in all its psychedelic glory, and the CHICKENFOOT CD should be out in about a month or two. As a new band, CHICKENFOOT will do a few CD-release party gigs in May to kick things off, then it's off to Europe for a few weeks of summer festivals. We are looking towards a headlining tour in the USA this fall.

"I'm so excited about bringing our new band and music to the stage. The energy this unit puts out is incredible, absolutely amazing. CHICKENFOOT rocks!"

John Petrucci: new dt cd details


Progressive metal veterans DREAM THEATER have announced BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS as the title of their tenth studio album. The band commenced work on the album – their second for Roadrunner Records, following up 2007's Systematic Chaos — in October of last year.

Roadrunner will release the record on June 23. In addition to the standard version CD, the album will also be available on vinyl LP, as well as a 3-disc Special Edition CD
that will include the full album, a CD of instrumental mixes of the
album and a CD of six cover songs, the titles of which will be revealed
at a later date.

Six weeks prior to the June 23 street date, Roadrunner will release one cover song per week through digital retailers.

Drummer Mike Portnoy and guitarist John Petrucci are once again at the helm as producers, while Paul Northfield mixed the record.

The band will embark on a world tour in support of the album beginning in Europe throughout June which will be followed by the second edition of the band’s PROGRESSIVE NATION tour featuring Zappa Plays Zappa, Pain Of Salvation and Beardfish throughout North America in July/August.

A video for the first single, "A Rite of Passage" will be shot in late March.

The track listing for BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS is as follows:

1. A Nightmare to Remember
2. A Rite of Passage
3. Wither
4. The Shattered Fortress
5. The Best of Times
6. The Count of Tuscany

David T Chastain: heavy excursions cd on the way


Heavy Excursions due in stores April 7th, 2009! O
ver the last 20 years Guitar Magazine writers around the world have favorably compared David T. Chastain to guitar greats Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Al Di Meola, Allan Holdsworth, Uli Roth, Michael Schenker and many others. However David’s ambition has always been to develop his own “unique” style.
David’s first instrumental release was 1987’s “Instrumental Varia-tions.” The Cd was released during the “Golden Era” of heavy rock instrumentals. That release as well as most of David T’s instrumental Cds has had a varied musical format to showcase David’s addiction to different styles.
David recently decided that he wanted to put out a release of what he considered his best “Heavy” instrumentals and he has done so on his new Cd, “Heavy Excursions.”
Tracks included are from the aforementioned “Instrumental Variations” as well as tracks from some of David’s other all instrumental Cds, “Within The Heat,” “Elegant Seduction,” “Acoustic Visions,” “Rock Solid Guitar,” and David’s newest all instrumental Cd , “Countdown to Infinity.” As an extra bonus David added the Chastain instrumental classic “827” and the bombastic CJSS cut “Thunder and Lightning.”
David comments, “I have always really liked ‘827’ and ‘Thunder and Lightning’ and felt they needed to be included in any compilation Cd of my heavy instrumental favorites.
Musicians featured on this Cd include bassists David Harbour, Steven Taylor and Mike Skimmerhorn. Drummers include Ken Mary, Mike Haid, Les Sharp and Rick Porter.
David adds, “I have been very lucky throughout my career in having great musicians play on my solo Cds.”
All of the tracks were digitally remastered to match today’s standards and to try to carry a somewhat congruent sound from release to release.
This collection of tracks has to be considered a landmark in heavy guitar instrumentals. For over 20 years David has been able to put out a very high standard of music with little consideration to the “in sounds” of the moment. A true artist does not waver in the face of fashion.

Ignazio Di Salvo: gattareddi funk trio

A promo video for Ignazio Di Salvo's super funk trio!

Gattareddi funk trio (Di Salvo-Migliaccio-Preda)

Paul Gilbert: vip tickets for italian tor dates


VIP TICKETS are now available for my Italian Clinic Tour.!

To purchase VIP TICKETS go to:

A VIP TICKET includes:

* A one-hour guitar lesson with me
* VIP access to watch soundcheck
* An official tour laminate pass
* A Paul Gilbert CD, instructional DVD, and guitar pick
* And of course, a ticket to the clinic.

Only 6 VIP tickets will be offered for each show, so reserve yours now!

The VIP TICKET price is $350. (Approximately 250 Euros, depending on the exchange rate.)

I hope to see you soon to teach you my newest guitar ideas!

Thank you,


P.S. It is fine to bring your guitar and a small audio recorder to the guitar lesson. If you have any other questions about the VIP tickets. Please write to:

A note about the 1-hour lesson: All VIP ticket holders will be taking the lesson together as a small group. I will have amps ready, so everyone who brings a guitar can plug in. Also, if you have your own tuner, please bring it. If everyone is tuned up and ready to go, we can spend more time on the music. There is a limited number of VIP tickets sold in each city, so the group will always be small. This is important to me, because I want to hear everyone play and give you some personal attention!

Matias Kupiainen: stratovarious cd release date


edel entertainment's international label earMUSIC is pleased to announce the hotly-tipped new studio album "Polaris" from the Finnish power metal rock band Stratovarius on May 18th.

"Polaris" is Stratovarius' first new studio album in four years. The Helsinki-based band's forthcoming album is part of worldwide release by the band's new label partner edel under the new imprint earMUSIC outside of Asia and the band's long time label partner for Asia, JVC.

Originally formed in 1983, Stratovarius' current keyboardist, Jens Johansson, is a world-renowned power metal keyboardist and pianist in his own right. He's regarded as one of the first and most influential "shred" keyboardists, for his high-speed neoclassical and fusion style.

"We're pleased to have joined forces with an exciting new label who believe in the band," says Johansson. "This is a new era for Stratovarius and I can't wait to hit the road again and meet all fans who supported us through all our good and bad times."

In September 2008, unleashed from many burdens of negativity, the band found the freedom to go into seclusion for almost a month in a cottage by the sea in a Finnish forest to relax, laugh, write songs, be creative, and record. Suddenly, they found themselves as a band reborn.

"Polaris" is a result of a melodic, powerful, fresh, tight, and technically elaborate new collaboration. Originally recorded during the fall 2008 at Hästholmen and 5by5 studios, Helsinki, Finland, the new album was mixed by studio engineer, Mikko Karmila - a long-time confidant of the band.

The new studio album features powerful melodies mixed with sophisticated arrangements, and strong anthems that stand alongside 11 heavy songs fuelled with energy, cutting edge power metal musicianship and a newfound positive outlook.

"Polaris is a positive, powerful album that Stratovarius fans all over the world are certain to take to their hearts," reflects vocalist Timo Kotipelto.

The band will support the release of their new studio album with live shows around the globe. The world tour will start in the UK.

Full details

Shawn Lane: ivory tickling and other unreleased music. Cheers to Wiljay!

Here's an old demo recording of Shawn playing a tune of his on Piano

Shawn Lane - Prelude for Piano 1 (demo) (AUDIO)

Shawn Lane - Prelude for Piano 2 (demo) (AUDIO)

Shawn Lane - Unknown no.1(demo) (AUDIO)

Shawn Lane - Unknown no.2 (demo) (AUDIO)

Shawn Lane - Unknown no.3 (demo) (AUDIO)

Shawn Lane - Unknown no.4 (demo) (AUDIO)

Vinnie Moore: korea 2008

Vinnie Moore live in Korea in 2008 more details

Vinnie More performing Meltdown in The Studio (Korea)

Vinnie Moore music korea 2008

t-cophony: make up your mind

A new track posted by acoustic tapper t-cophony

"Make up your mind" T-cophony