Sunday, 15 March 2009

Ignazio Di Salvo: swing 49

I s there no end to this mans talents? Ignazio Di Salvo goes all hot club with his maccaferri guitar... enjoy!

Ignazio Di Salvo "swing 49" by Django Reinhardt

Simone Mularoni: enter the glorious shreddness

Wow some burning guitar from this technical metal band... like a well tuned engine, the notes flow with ease against a propulsive, percussive and progressive back line... enjoy!

EMPYRIOS - Simone Mularoni shredding on The Glorious Sickness

EMPYRIOS - The Eve Arose

Jason Becker: miko thatcher's amazing photo collection

A big thanks to Miko Thatcher for permission to post these photos: become a friend of Miko on MySpace: for more Jason Becker pictures visit Miko's image gallery.

Jason Becker remains one of my all time favourite players with Perpetual Burn one of the most amazing guitar records from Shrapnel records.

Archive of Jason Becker photos provided by Miko Thatcher

Jonas Tamas: new cd nearly ready

Jonas Tamas is finalising the release of his new CD. The album is entitled "Sharp Guitars From A Flat Planet" and should be availble
from soon!

Track list:

Zenith (4:53)
Golden Sun (5:17)
Finger Of Fate (5:05)
Mosquito Bite (4:32)
Tight Squeeze (5:38)
I Feel Sorry (4:36)
Locrian Locusts (5:32)
Streamline (5:07)
Eloquent Look (5:32)
Stormbeaten (7:05)
Conversion (5:32)
Escape From The Soulful Eyes (5:23)

Rob Marcello: boss effects pedals demos

Rob Marcello finishes up a quick demo of 80's riffs & tones from a selection of Boss FX pedals at the Mid Point Music Festival in Cincy.

Rob Marcello of Danger Danger giving Boss FX demo

Rob Marcello of Danger Danger Boss FX demo part 2

Rob Marcello of Danger Danger Boss FX demo part 3

Vinnie Moore: at the willis music superstore

Vinnie Moore tears it up at the offical grand opening of the Willis Music Superstore in Louisville, Kentucky. He's using his Dean Vinman 2000 signature model through an EVH 5150 III head & cab.

Vinnie Moore @ the Willis Music Superstore

Shawn Lane: boa at the age of 16

Here is 'Black Oak Arkansas' with Shawn Lane (at the age of 16) on guitar

Shawn Lane with Black Oak Arkansas - "It's Alright" (Detroit, 1979)

Shawn Lane with Black Oak Arkansas - "I Get Down" (Detroit, 1979)

Francesco Fareri: shredding

Francesco Fareri posts a brace of videos recorded in March 2009, some warming up before recording a new video.

Francesco Fareri - Shred Guitar Solo 2009

Francesco Fareri - Presentation

Rusty Cooley: premier guitar column

Rusty Cooley says:
I have a new column in Premier Guitar magazine called "Fierce Guitar" I will be sharing it with guitar great Greg Howe. We will trade off every month. Greg's column runs first I think in The April issue and then mine will follow in May.

Also this month (March) there's a killer pic from my performance at the Wimbash at namm.
visit: premier guitar

Mattias IA Eklundh: guthrie govan rma summer workshop!


2009 RMA Summer Guitar Workshop - July 14-18
With Special Guests - Guthrie Govan and Mattias Eklundh
These packages are designed to give the maximum flexibility to the participants. We recommend the Full Summer Workshop Package as it contains the afternoon classes and evening clinics, 1 catered dinner and is the lowest cost per day.

FOR VISITING STUDENTS (those who are not currently taking lessons at the RMA)
Full Summer Workshop Package - Tuition - $395.00 (plus $25.00 registration/materials fee) - Includes all afternoon classes, nightly clinics and 1 catered dinner on Thursday.

2-day Friday/Saturday Package - Tuition - $185.00 (plus $25.00 registration/materials fee) - Includes all of the Friday and Saturday classes/clinics.
Full Summer Workshop Package - Tuition - $345.00 (plus $25.00 registration/materials fee) - Includes all afternoon classes, nightly clinics and 1 catered dinner on Thursday.

2-day Friday/Saturday Package - Tuition - $145.00 (plus $25.00 registration/materials fee) - Includes all of the Friday and Saturday classes/clinics.
All participants in the workshop must pay the non-refundable $25.00 registration/materials fee. Any cancellations after June 15th will forfeit 50% of the tuition (i.e. the deposit), as it will be very difficult to fill a spot at that late of a date. The balance of your tuition is due by June 15th.

If you have any questions before registering, please email Paul Warren at

Cameron Sass: 12 year old shred junior

Cameron Sass is a 12 Year Old who likes to rock on guitar.

NAMM 2009 Cameron Sass on Vinnie Moore's guitar

12 Year Old Rocks on the Helmet Guitar

Heat 2 Guitar Idol-Original song "Hit or Miss"

Vinnie Moore: knac interview and tour dates

KNAC interview Vinnie Moore about his upcoming release:

Vinnie Moore - Guitar
Van Romaine - Drums
John JD Deservio - Bass
Tim Lehner - Keys

available from 18th May 2009

2009 - Mascot Records

Fly (4:51)
Panic Attack (6:19)
Off The Hook (5:15)
Transcendence (3:53)
Soul Caravan (5:55)
Jigsaw (3:41)
Remorse (7:02)
Tailspin (5:33)
Over My Head (3:57)
Into the Open Highway (6:47)
Into the Sunset (5:41)

KNAC.COM: You have a new solo release coming out May 18th titled “To the Core”; tell me about that.

Moore: It has been a while since I have done a solo CD. I have been on the road so much that is has taken me quite a while to finish this. I think it is my best record yet by far. I went in some directions stylistically that I havent done before. I like to explore. It's an instrumental guitar record but it's not just a bunch of wankin off...I like to write songs a create moods.

KNAC.COM: What directions did you go in?

Moore: Well it's basically a rock record of course....but I don’t wanna be limited by that. I like to mix it up. I have a tune with an R&B vibe, some tunes with a little bit of a techno vibe.....and I think I may have showed more of my funky side too. I have a lot of bebop in my phrasing also. And there is the sound of a motorcycle in "Into the Open Highway"....just that there is worth the price of the CD. hahah

KNAC.COM: Is it hard coming up with a title for your songs, being there are no lyrics? How about for the album?

Moore: I find it very difficult to come up with a record title. I would come up with something I thought was cool and then an hour later think,"nah, thats not good enough”. Then I would see titles that other bands had used and think…"did they really call their CD that? That absolutely sucks". haha. In the can second guess forever but the title really doesn’t matter a whole lot.

KNAC.COM: Will you be touring your solo release?

Moore: Yes. At the moment, I have some shows lined up for Italy. That's all I know for now but there will be more. I cant wait to play some solo shows. It has been a while.

full post

UFO tour dates
31st May - Rock Hard Festival - Gelsenkirchen - Germany
5th June - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg - Sweden
9th June - Concorde 2 - Brighton - England
10th June - The Junction - Cambridge - England
12th June - Spring & Airbrake - Belfast - N.Ireland
13th June - 02 Academy - Glasgow - Scotland
14th June - 02 Academy - Newcastle - England
16th June - 02 Academy - Leeds - England
17th June - Rock City - Nottingham - England
19th June - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton - England
20th June - Academy 2 - Manchester - England
21st June - 02 Academy - Bristol - England
23rd June - The Brook - Southampton - England
24th June - Shepherd's Bush Empire - London - England
27th June - Ulmer Zelt - Ulm - Germany
7th August - Bulldog Bash - Stratford-Upon-Avon - England

plus a really great Vinnie Moore fan site:

Adam Fulara: tour dates in germany

Adam Fulara has announced a couple of dates for later in the year:

Location: Magdeburg (Germany), Blue Note
Date: 2009-09-11 (Friday) Time: 20 00
Be-threatening group of 3, Tomek Fulara.

Location: Perleberg (Germany), Perleberg Festival
Date: 2009-09-12 (Saturday) Time: 18 00
Tom Fulara play with a group of Be-3