Thursday, 26 March 2009

Jeyson Zimerer: tribute to tears for fears

Jeyson Zimerer says:
a new version of tears for fears....performed by jeyson zímerer at the studio....very different from the original this video shows a little bit of zimerer´s sound....hey!..the effects used was fuhrmann pedals

break it Zímerer

Shawn Lane: rimini 2000

Here Shawn Lane, Jonas Hellborg and Selvaganesh play "Surbahar", at the 4th Disma Music show, Rimini, Italy, on the 9th May 2000.
They played here on the 8th and 9th may 2000.

Lane, Hellborg, Selvaganesh - Surbahar (Rimini, Italy - 9th May 2000)

Here Shawn Lane, Jonas Hellborg and Selvaganesh play "Savitri", at the 4th Disma Music show, Rimini, Italy, on the 9th May 2000.
They played here on the 8th and 9th may 2000.

Lane, Hellborg, Selvaganesh - Savitri (Rimini, Italy - 9th May 2000)

Steve Morse: montreux 2006

as it says on the tin... Deep Purple and Steve Morse performs at Montreux Jazz Festival 2006

Montreux Festival 2006: Deep Purple

Paul Gilbert: sex machine guns!

Got to love the Japanese!

Sex Machineguns with Kinki Kids feat Paul Gilbert Mikan no uta

John Petrucci: dream theater linked in and tour

The next Dream Theater album is scheduled for release June 23, 2009! It will be called Black Clouds and Siliver Linings.

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Sat Jun 06, 2009 Solvesborg, Sweden Sweden Rock festival
Wed Jun 10, 2009 Moscow, Russia Luzhniki
Fri Jun 12, 2009 Leeds, UK O2 Academy
Sat Jun 13, 2009 Southhampton, UK Guildhall
Sun Jun 14, 2009 Castle Donington, UK Download Festival
Tue Jun 16, 2009 Tel Aviv, Israel Exhibition Grounds
Thu Jun 18, 2009 Lisbon, Portugal Coliseum de Lisboa
Sat Jun 20, 2009 Bilbao, Spain Kobetasonik Festival
Sun Jun 21, 2009 Clisson, France Hellfest
Tue Jun 23, 2009 Munich, Germany Tollwood Musikzelt
Wed Jun 24, 2009 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Amphitheater
Fri Jun 26, 2009 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
Sat Jun 27, 2009 Wettingen, Switzerland Sportzentrum
Sun Jun 28, 2009 Monza (Milan), Italy Gods of Metal Festival
Wed Jul 01, 2009 Budapest, Hungary Sportarena
Fri Jul 03, 2009 Kavarna, Bulgaria Kaliakra Rock festival

Chris Poland: two buddies jam

Chris Poland plays his old BC Rich custom made by Neil Moser over 25 years ago.



Plus Chris Poland will team up with multi-platinum producer and recording artist Matt "Dr." Fink, formerly of PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, to record a cover version of "Crackerman" for the forthcoming CD "Wicked Garden: A Millennium Tribute to Stone Temple Pilots", due in the summer via Versailles Records.

Also expected to appear on the album are current/former members of BLACK SABBATH, RACER X, BADLANDS, ALICE COOPER, FUEL, SURGICAL STEEL, CIRCLE JERKS, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, WARRANT, STEELHEART, MICHAEL SHENKER GROUP, DOKKEN, L.A. GUNS, MACHINE HEAD, RATT, W.A.S.P. and QUIET RIOT. In addition to a number of name hard rock and alt-rock/grunge-era artists, the collection will feature a handful of up-and-coming millennium rock bands. The set will also include a bonus CD sampler featuring original bands/songs influenced/inspired by STP.

John 5: new clinics on the way


John 5 Guitar Clinic

Starting in May 2009 John will be doing Guitar clinics. The clinics will be free. He will perform, answer questions and sign merchandise. The new John 5 Squire Telecaster will be available to purchase along with John 5 merchandise. Dates will be released soon.

Richard Hinks: aeon zen


Aeon Zen are pleased to unveil the cover for their upcoming album "A Mind's Portrait" to be released on 1st May 2009 on Time Divide Records. Richard Hinks and Lloyd Musto are Aeon Zen, formed in July 2008. They are music students at Goldsmiths College, London. They first met in 2006 and formed a Cambridge based band Infinite Divide, and in 2007/8 they played in the progressive metal band Timefall.

Aeon Zen is music produced by Rich. Their debut album (release date: 1st May 2009) is written and performed by themselves, with guest musicians and composers adding additional influences. In Aeon Zen, Lloyd plays drums and percussion, while Rich handles guitars, bass and keyboards. They also both sing on the album. Following the completion of this album they anticipate forming a band to play and tour.


The cover was designed by Mattias Norén, who has created artwork for the likes of Kamelot, Mind's Eye, John Petrucci and many many more.

The tracklisting of the album is: buy from amazon

1. Existence (featuring Andi Kravljaca (Silent Call) & Matt Shepherd (Timefall))
2. Time Divine (featuring Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind) & Matt Shepherd)
3. Blinded Rain (featuring Andi Kravljaca)
4. Hope's Echo Pt. I (featuring Andreas Novak (Novak/Mind's Eye)
5. Hope's Echo Pt. II (featuring Andreas Novak)
6. A Mind's Portrait
7. The Circle's End
8. Heavens Falling (featuring Cristian Van Schuerbeck (All Too Human))
9. Into the Infinite (featuring Nils K. Rue)
10. Goddess
11. The Demise of the Fifth Sun (featuring Elyes Bouchoucha (Myrath))

"A Mind's Portrait" to be released on 1st May 2009 on Time Divide Records.

Frank Gambale: sweeping the floor with roland at musikmesse

Nick Kellie told me that Frank Gambale will be at the Musikmesse... so I hope to catch up with Frank and Nick!

1 - FG Travel to Frankfurt, Germany for Boss/Roland at Music Messe
2 - Rehearsal in Frankfurt, Germany for Boss/Roland at Music Messe
3 - FG Performance at Roland Boss stand with Roland V-Band ( with Alain Caron on bass and Damien Schmitt on drums ) at Frankfurt Music Messe
4 - FG Performance at Roland Boss stand with Roland V-Band
6 - FG Performance for Roland Boss at a store in Karlsruhe, southern Germany with Roland V-Band
7 - FG Performance for Roland Boss at a music school in Mannheim, southern Germany with Roland V-Band
8 - Travel day to Bucharest , Romania
9 - FG Performance for Roland Boss at a club in Bucharest, Romania with Roland V-Band

Jared Meeker: guitarworkshop


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Day By Day by Jared Meeker

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Paul Bielatowicz: neal morse and carl palmer tour plus dream theater support


Paul says:
Hey guys,
I’m very excited to be able to announce that summer tour dates have started to come in for both Neal Morse and Carl Palmer. I’ve only posted a couple of dates on the website so far, as we’re still waiting for others to be confirmed…
With Neal, we’re going to be playing some shows as guests for Dream Theater as well as some great festivals.
With Carl, we’ve also got some great festivals lined up.
Stay tuned and I’ll post more dates ,as and when they’re confirmed.

Paul Bielatowicz guitarist with Neal Morse announce Summer 2009 Tour
5th June, 2009 Solvesborg Sweden Rock Festival Sweden
24th June, 2009 Gelsenkirchen Amphitheater Germany

Appearing as guest band with Dream Theater

News: guitar breaks have a competition


Win a tour of the Rotosound factory * Competition only open to weekend guests.
One of the world's finest players, and Rotosound endorsee Guthrie Govan, will be with us again for a fantastic Blues Rock Guitar Break weekend in Bath on 4 & 5 April 2009.

It's your chance to learn from the envy of the guitar world and have some of that divine magic rub off on your playing.

Over the weekend we will have a draw to select 4 guests who will get the chance to be shown around the Rotosound factory to see how the world famous music strings are made.*

And if that's not enough, we'll even throw in a pub lunch!

Joining our special guest will be Guitar Break's very own Neville Marten & Jason Sidwell to guide you through the weekend's tuition.

For more information and to book your weekend away with us then please click here. There are only a couple of places left so don't miss your chance.
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News: this time it's warr!

Some serious musical instruments:

Where do you start on these babies!

Pamela Moore: metal crypt interview

Pamela Moore
,We were honored to have Pamela Moore (Sister Mary of Queensryche’s Operation Mindcrime) in the Crypt, with DJ Valkryie to keep us in line (she had her hands full, heheh). We had an awesome time with her. Pamela is such an incredible sweetheart. So here’s the complete interview, from top to bottom:

News: guitar fight club has got the judges and musikmesse


A news update:

Guitar Fight Club | Jury
The jury of the Guitar Fight Club 2009 is complete!
The fourth member is none other than Victor Smolski.
Here is the official Guitar Fight Club Jury 2009:
Jil Creek Y | Christian Roever | Michael Sagmeister | Victor Smolski

Musikmesse Frankfurt | 01 to 04 April 2009
Who Just take his tracks, or restore application solos live and what else bereden mchte with us: We have our booth Hall 4.0 G. On the course and try to restore, we have TS Customs Guitars on takeoff (Thanks to Timo Schramm). We are at our stand, and always on .... So we see ourselves!

Guitar Fight Club | Rates
As is known, there is this year a Framus Diablo E-Guitar and Native Instruments software to win. In addition, once again the victors musician friendly shopping vouchers in Dresden Zoundhouse available. As a special prize is also a guitar year subscription to all participants of the Guitar Fight Club 2009 raffled. Not to forget: each finalist receives course, accommodation and a travel grant for the Guitar Fight Club Final. If that is not enough .... on 13 June 2009 will be at the Guitar Fight Convention among all the visitors with a more electric guitar raffled.

Guitar Convention Fight
As a reminder ... There is now a separate web page that is just about the Guitar Fight convention with many details of exhibitors and Clinics informed:! There are all the current information, and all exhibitors to find.

Michael Angelo Batio: dean guitars updates


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Dean Guitars Vendetta Resurrection


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Ron Thal: guitarworld interview


Ron Thal:
Back in the earlier part of this decade, Ron Thal found himself in the midst of a severe life crisis. The Brooklyn-born, Staten Island–raised guitarist, then in his mid thirties, had spent the majority of his years struggling to carve out an existence as a working musician. And he had—though just barely.

His greatest success came with the slew of solo albums he released as Bumblefoot, the moniker he adopted after reading about the inflammatory bacterial infection, which affects the feet of birds and rodents, in one of his wife’s veterinary-school textbooks. The albums married his skewed sense of humor and manic vocal style to music that encompassed everything from rock to metal, funk to punk, ska to pop and beyond, and were shot through with the kind of mind-boggling, incredibly advanced flash-guitar work practiced by guys with names like Vai, Malmsteen and Satriani.
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Stelios Arnaoutoglou: old school

Stelios Arnaoutoglou, is playing the blues... I'm weakening... that's two in two days!

Old School

Ciro Manna: quartet live show


Ciro Manna live show: Friday, Mar 27, 2009 10:30 PM

Vitulazio (Ce), Roccaforzata (Ta)
27/03/2009 Ciro Manna quartet with special guest: Adriano Guarino, Patierno Giggino the Sax and Guido della Gatta Skene RISTO @ CLUB Vitulazio capua Exit the A1 highway.