Sunday, 29 March 2009

Allan Holdsworth: shuts forum down as a result of negative comments about other guitarists

News:
29-03-2009:
I found this posted on YouTube:
This kind of "bashing all other guitarists but Allan" is exactly one of the main reasons why Allan temporary shut his own forum down. The man is much more broad-minded towards other musicians than most of his so called fans. Or like he states on his homepage: "Hate speech and pissing matches are not what we're about, and they're not what I'm about". Please enjoy the amazing music and stop spreading hate.
So I ran on over to his web site... and sure enough Allan has closed his forum!



Greetings, all! This is Allan.
I'm getting ready to hit the road for a quick tour of Holland and Germany. We've managed to get our daily road trip average down to three hours a day, as opposed to ten, so life is good.

While I'm away, I've decided to temporarily discontinue the forum. To be frank, I'm not pleased with it's current form-- it's veered into a "National Enquirer" style mosh pit of misinformation and untruths, as well as the occasional racial slur. I've stayed away from trying to "control" the free exchange of ideas, but such postings poorly represent this community. Hate speech and pissing matches are not what we're about, and they're not what I'm about.

The forum was designed to give fans and fellow musicians a playground, and an opportunity to connect. As such, it's important that everyone feel safe and not antagonized if they should contribute. I want to get back to that and figure a way to stay there, so we can all have fun with it. Once we get it worked out, we'll relaunch the forum.

I appreciate very much all of your support, and thank you for your patience.

Yours,
Allan


I have to say although I'm disappointed, I give my 100% backing to Allan on this subject, which continually troubles me on my way around guitar forums... As Thumper's mom said "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"...

To compound the loss of the forum, I spotted this video:
Guitar god Allan Holdsworth live in Leverkusen 2009. Unfortunately, the video is a bit short, but the camera's batteries were empty. At least, I was close to the master... ;-). I met him and his band 3 days later in Cologne during a workshop and had the opportunity to talk with him for a while. He surely is one of the nicest persons you can find in the music business. Thanks, Allan...


Guitar legend Allan Holdsworth



Robert Marcello: covers the boss me-20

News:
29-03-2009:

BOSS ME-20 ROBERT MARCELLO :: ROLAND IBERIA

Gary Hoey: tour dates and ss guitar cruise!

News:
29-03-2009:

Stars Of Guitars, Don't Miss this rare chance to see:

* Gary Hoey & Craig Chaquico
** Gary Hoey, Craig Chaquico &
Vernon Reid All Star Jam!

4/2/09 Thu * Orange Blossom Junction Exeter, CA
4/3/09 Fri ** Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
4/4/09 Sat ** Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
4/9/09 Thu San Manuel Indian Casino

Solo Performance Hear Gary on the "Morning Stiffy" KCAL 96.7 at 8:00am



Gary Hoey Cruise 09 Aboard The Carnival Splendor. Nov. 8 thru Nov 15, 2009 from Long Beach CA.

Visit Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan.
Live Concert and Guitar Clinic on board the Ship.
Very Special Guest to be announced!
$250 Deposit Required.

Book now Before it sells out!!

Joy Basu: journey goes disco

News:
29-03-2009:
Shred Guitar Solo - Joy Basu sound checking his Journey Remix - Don't Stop Believin'

Lyle Watt: tribute to eric johnson

News:
29-03-2009:
Lyle Watt:
I thought I'd do a video to show off my new custom guitar. It is my prize from Guitar Idol 2008, and I designed everything. It's an awesome guitar too!


Dimitar Nalbantov: sizzling new guitar track released

News:
29-03-2009:
Dimitar Nalbantov says:
Hi guys! I'm already working on new material for my next album. Here is a new Full Track named "Vania's Garden"




http://www.nalbantov.com/Sam/DimiNalbantov_Vanias_Garden2.mp3

Richard Hallebeek: alex machacek sonics aquired

News:
29-03-2009:

Confirmation that the CD will be released 2nd week of April on Abstractlogix.com.

In the meantime you can order from http://www.sebastiaancornelissen.com/shop.htm

An update on the guest appearances by Gerard Presencer, Alex Machacek, Leonardo Amuedo, Steve Hunt, Gary Husband a.o... check out the sound samples for a fusion fans delight!



Tracklist:

1) - Tricky's Tales(F. Vollink) 7:16
2) - Demo Of Demontration (F. Vollink) 4:45
3) - Purpurama (S. Cornelissen) 4:31
4) - Done (S. Cornelissen) 2:21
5) - If So (S. Cornelissen) 3:32
6) - Port (R. Hallebeek) 5:42
7) - Go For It MF (F. Vollink) 6:00
8) - Maybe – Interlude (F. Vollink) 1:30
9) - Leo’s Dance (F. Vollink) 5:07
10) - 25-8 (F. Vollink) 7:00
11) - Sergio’s Pants(S. Cornelissen) 4:08
12) - TBA (S. Cornelissen, R. Hallebeek) 3:37
13) - Paraquats (S. Cornelissen) 4:16

In addition Sebastiaan Cornelissen says:
Uturn, my next solo-album is about to be released on the abstractlogix label. Uturn features:Scott Kinsey, Tom Kennedy, Alex Machacek, Mike Outram, Richard Hallebeek, Frans Vollink, Leonardo Amuedo, Gary Husband, Steve Hunt, Gary Willis, Johnny Copland, Hadrien Feraud, Jimmy Earl and it's been mastered by Scott Kinsey as well.


New: guitar fight club

News:
29-03-2009:

Confirmation for the times for guitar fight club... including Musikmesse

April, 4 2009 10:00 AM - Musikmesse Frankfurt 01. bis 04. April 2009
, Frankfurt am Main, 60327 -

Guitar Fight Club in Halle 4.0 Gang G
June, 12 2009 08:00 PM - Mühlteich Bischofswerda
, Bischofswerda, Sachsen 01877 - 0.-

Guitar Fight Club | Warm Up
June, 13 2009 10:00 AM - Kulturfabrik Bischofswerda
, Bischofswerda, Sachsen 01877 -

Clinics, Workshops & Austellungen
June, 13 2009 08:00 PM - Mühlteich Bischofswerda
, Bischofswerda, Sachsen 01877 - 0.-

Guitar Fight Club

Leandro Costa: in the zone

News:
29-03-2009:
Leandro Costa in the zone, grooving with great tone and phrasing... this guy rocks and it's no wonder he made it through round 1 of guitar idol!

Leandro Costa - three hours


Rick Furlani Talking - Improviso por Leandro


Phase - Leandro


Just Memories - Leandro

John Petrucci: the sleeper has awoken

News:
29-03-2009:
Time to catch up on a bunch of videos from John Petrucci that I missed the first time around... posted back in 2007, the relative stone age of youtube...

John Petrucci Playing a musicman axis


The Spirit Carries On Solo (Live)


John Petrucci Guitar Solo


Dream Theater - Overture 1928

Marco Sfogli: guitar genius

News:
29-03-2009:
This video was posted back in 2007, Marco Sfogli playing a Music Man Petrucci Signature guitar.


Genius guitar playing

Manuel Marcos: chill out fusion

News:
01-03-2009:
Time to visit the chill out room... with some great chillin' fusion guitar and chill out synth backing. Guitar meets keyboards« - a project by Manuel Marcos (git) and Stefan Heidtmann (keyb). Recorded live Feb. 07th, 2009 at Bruno-Goller-Haus, Gummersbach, Germany

Anonymous Traveller


Quiet Place


Beja Flor


African Mallets

Joe Satriani: richard hallebeek applies the electrodes to get joes inside track

News:
29-03-2009:

Richard Hallebeek has ways of making you talk...



:: Your tone has been very special over the years, it's unlike anything else. Some of it can be easily tracked to Jimi Hendrix, but then it's also so much more and different. Where is it from?

'(laughs ) You know, there is something about it, when I think about it..'

:: And it's not heavy metal at all.

'No, it's definitely not. You know, one of the issues that I realized, I fell into doing the instrumentals by accident, I was always just the guitarist in a rockband. And in '88 when Flying.. when I was on tour, starting out, a three week tour really, for Surfing With The Alien that was the first time I'd ever been a solo artist and I really didn't know..'

:: I heard the recordings of that tour at the time, that was awesome high energy.

'Yeah. But I didn't know what to do, walk out on stage, not singing and just play for people. And I also did not know what to do with my equipment, exactly how it was gonna get through this gig. Because for years, decades , I was always playing… rhythm. And then I'd play solo for about eight bars and then go back to playing rhythm. And this gig that I do now is very different. It needs different sounding equipment to be able to go melody-solo-melody, melody-solo, song after song after song 2 ½ hours every night. The strangest job ever. So right about that time that Flying In A Blue Dream (I think joe meant Surfing here…-Rich) , it was after that one tour, I toured on my own and I toured with Mick Jagger and I got this big (pauses) lesson in live performance in twelve months. It was like going to school. And I came out and I was, wow, that was very interesting. Everything changed, all the gear I used, everything was different. And all the stuff I thought that would work didn't work at all. And so when we went into doing Flying In Blue Dream we had a more refined thing, 'cause by then myself and John and Jeff, we had done…this is our third record. And so.. we felt confident that when we did 'Flying In A Blue Dream' with that signature tone, we could get it in the simplest of ways. Just the guitar, a very old Boss DS-1 we had I think at the time I think a Boogie, but it was just a clean tube amp.'
full interview

Richard Hallebeek: spirited away

News:
29-03-2009:
Some exciting news posted on myspace:
Excited to let all of you interested that the 2nd studio album of my band with Frans Vollink & Richard Hallebeek has just been released. It's entitled 'Go For It!'. Really proud how it turned out with the artwork/digipack looking super cool. Frans did a fine job mastering this one. If you want you can order it:

One Spirit is:
Richard Hallebeek – guitars
Sebastiaan Cornelissen – drums
Frans Vollink – bass

Guest appearances:
Randy Brecker – trumpet
Ada Rovatti – tenor sax
Steve Hunt – keyboards
Rob van Bavel – Grand piano
Lalle Larson – keyboards
Martin Gort – percussion
Martin Verdonk - percussion



Tracklist:
1) - Tricky's Tales (F. Vollink) 7:16
2) - Demo Of Demontration (F. Vollink) 4:45
3) - Purpurama (S. Cornelissen) 4:31
4) - Done (S. Cornelissen) 2:21
5) - If So (S. Cornelissen) 3:32
6) - Port (R. Hallebeek) 5:42
7) - Go For It MF (F. Vollink) 6:00
8) - Maybe – Interlude (F. Vollink) 1:30
9) - Leo’s Dance (F. Vollink) 5:07
10) - 25-8 (F. Vollink) 7:00
11) - Sergio’s Pants (S. Cornelissen) 4:08
12) - TBA (S. Cornelissen, R. Hallebeek) 3:37
13) - Paraquats (S. Cornelissen) 4:16