Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Mattias IA Eklundh: musikmesse, a shrine to tapped harmonics

I was really looking forward to seeing Mattias IA Ekklundh with Shred Junior Senior... Freak Kitchen is Dan's favourite band. So thanks to Mattias IA Ekklundh for putting on such a great show and taking the time out to talk to fans and sign autographs! I did manage to ask Mattias IA Ekklundh about the upcoming studio material that's coming out. He confirmed that the new Freak Kitchen is due Q3, possibly September 2009 and an instrumental solo CD possibly Q4, January 2010. In the mean time enjoy the photos and video from Musikmesse 2009!

Mattias IA Ekklundh: musilmesse 2009 part 1

Mattias IA Eklundh: musikmesse 2009 part 2

Mattias IA Eklundh: musikmesse 2009 part 3

Jan Laurenz: megatar smoothness


Salei by Jan Laurenz on Megatar

Jochen Ott, Andrei Alexandru: third add final round video for guitar idol 2009!

Jochen Ott and Andrei Alexandru of THIRD performing "The Effect Of Living Backwards" live @ NMS Nea, Germany. This video was recorded for Written by Andrei Alexandru and Jochen Ott

THIRD - "The Effect Of Living Backwards" (live)

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New: guitar player magazine guitar superstar 2009 competition opens


Guitar Player Magazine's 2009 Guitar Superstar Competition is open to guitar players of all ages and styles who believe they have what it takes to earn the title of "Guitar Superstar."

Ten finalists will be chosen by the staff of Guitar Player Magazine to face-off in front of sold out crowd and a panel of celebrity judges at the 2009 Guitar Superstar event on September 12, 2009 in Northern CA.

Two nights' hotel room/tax plus airfare will be paid for by Guitar Player for each of the ten finalists. Any additional expenses are the responsibility of the finalist.

One transcendent guitarist will be named as Guitar Player's 2009 Guitar Superstar, and will receive a feature story in Guitar Player magazine, free gear, and some other one-of-a-kind prizes (TBA).

Previous celebrity judges include guitar greats such as Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, Elliot Easton, Nuno Bettencourt, and Greg Howe.

Please note: If you are a guitar player in a band, you may submit your band's EPK to be considered for the Guitar Superstar Competition. Regardless of whether you're a solo artist or part of a band, you will be prompted during the submission process to submit an mp3 of your best track(s).

Gig Listing: Guitar Player Magazine's 2009 Guitar Superstar Competition Category: Songwriting Competitions
Date & Location: Sep 12, 2009 - San Francisco, CA USA
Genres: All Genres Accepted
Average Attendance: 501-1000 Promoter: Guitar Player
See who this promoter has selected in their profile Website:

Nicola Balliana: rips country at mmi

Nicola Balliana playing a rock country song at MMI Treviso.

Speed Country

Paul Gilbert: you can never have too much pg tips!

Paul Gilbert at the guitar show! Show # 42 Taped December 8, 1989

THE GUITAR SHOW with Paul Gilbert

BASS PROFESSOR TV: Paul Gilbert, Derek Roddy & Ove Bosch

Paul Gilbert - Masterclass aprile 2009 - Milano

everything can change in a new york clinic now with 18 videos!

Paul Gilbert: NY clinic 1995

Tristan Klein: ripping the prs custom 22

Tristan Klein testing a PRS custom 22. lots of cool licks and melodic chops!

tristan klein testing a PRS custom 22

tristan klein testing a PRS custom 22 # 2

Mattias IA Eklundh: live 27-10-2007

Mattias IA Eklundh captured live back in 27-10-2007!

Mattias IA Eklundh: live 27-10-2007

Maranhão: guitar idol 2009 final round promo

Maranhão selected for the final round has posted four great tracks including a cover of Guthrie Govan's fives... enjoy

Maranhão: 4 promo tracks

Kosta Vreto: skin on strings


Kosta Vreto, The new CD is also available from guitar9. Special guests Theodore Ziras, Ioannis Anastasakis and Alex Flouros.

Ron Thal says:
"A great player with all the right ingredients - tone, phrasing, melody, technique. A talented well-rounded player.

Rob Marcello says:
"This is one of the craziest things I've seen in my life. Amazing player, one of the best I know."

05:06 Desert Tears
05:19 A Place To Call Home
06:56 Never Again
04:02 Namarie
04:18 A New Tomrowor
05:26 Love For Sale
01:26 Sunday Morning
05:22 Heartbreak Highway
03:51 As Time Passes By
01:25 Last Words
05:38 Skin On Strings
01:11 The Way She Moves

Kosta Vreto - Skin On Strings

Paul Gilbert: drum major!

Paul Gilbert on drums
live al Borderline Club di Pisa
5 Aprile 2009

Paul Gilbert on drums

Jordan Rudess: brilliant dt norway interview

A great audio interview with the highly talented keyboard wizard, Jordan Rudess: interview

Paul Gilbert: namm 2008 eudaimonia overture


Paul Gilbert namm 2008 eudaimonia overture

Paul Gilbert namm 2008 silence followed by a deafening roar

Paul Gilbert namm 2008 bultaco saturno

Kostas Karamitroudis: gus g rock tower meet and greet


Rocktower Festival: Stage time and "meet and greet" announced: FIREWIND's next festival show is coming up this Saturday and the boys will be returning to Germany for yet another killer show!!

FIREWIND will play @ Rocktower Festival in Lubeck on April 11th. They will hit the stage at 4:50 PM.

If you wanna meet the band, make sure you come down earlier as they will be signing autographs and taking photos with their fans from 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM!

For further info check out:

Marco Sfogli: featured on adam nitti release

Marco Sfogli says:
So I wanna inform you that the new Adam Nitti record is can check some of the songs here at
I play all the guitars on Distraction and on The Renaissance/Rebirth. Have fun and if you didn't already GO BUY HIS RECORD!!

Exciting contemporary jazz compositions featuring amazing musicians, intertwining elements of funk, blues, rock, and jazz/fusion across a diverse collection of instrumental tunes.


Adam Nitti has been establishing himself as both a bass-wielding frontman and recording artist for well over a decade. Having also performed and recorded with a diverse collection of artists, including the Dave Weckl Band, Steven Curtis Chapman, Mike Stern, Peter Erskine, Phil Keaggy, Susan Tedeschi, Scott Henderson, Wayne Krantz, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, and Heather Headley, he has likewise earned his reputation as a distinguished studio bassist and sideman based out of Nashville, TN. A passion to inspire excellence in musicianship led Adam into co-founding, the first-ever interactive online music school. Adam is a tireless educator and touring clinician and is also a regular columnist for both Bass Player Magazine and Bass Musician Magazine. He has been featured in hundreds of music publications around the world and continues to bring unique voice and perspective to the bass playing community. Keep up to date with the latest Adam Nitti news at:

1 The Renaissance Man/Rebirth
2 Distraction
3 Liminal
4 Redemption Street
5 The Seven Year Swing
6 The Last Walk Home
7 Not Forsaken
8 The Good Foot
9 Il Cuore Del Campione
10 Vivere l'Aperitivo


Edward Box: guitar idol judge rips!

Vendetta's Edward Box improvising during recording of new album in February 2009

Edward Box - Improvising In The Studio 2009

Andy James: chance to win an esp guitar!

We’ve had a busy few weeks and it just keeps getting busier! We finished recording the video to our follow up single ‘Anger On Reflection’ due for release in April. We’ll be posting up some clips of ‘the making of’ very soon. Big thanks to Mark and Matt for working us to the point of destruction!

We hooked up with Scuzz last week for an interview. Keep watching Scuzz TV for that very soon. We’ve also teamed up with Scuzz to give you the opportunity to win a copy of our debut album and a signed ESP guitar! Check out...
...for a chance of winning!

Our UK tour dates through April and May are up now and include a spot at Hammerfest! Check out ‘The Ruin of Man’ tour poster on our page. We’re kicking off at The Pitz in Milton Keynes and we’ll be getting to some places we’ve never visited before so we hope to see you all at some point during the tour!

Our album launch gig is on April 23rd at The Borderline in London We’ll be ripping it up there and sticking around for plenty of beers afterwards! Get yourself down that night for the album launch party!

Also don’t forget to pre-order your copy of ‘The Ruin of Man’. Go to...;-1;-1;-1;-1&sku=927862

to order your copy now! Cheers!

Kosta Vreto: guitar idol 2009 final round, more incredible playing

Wow the videos are lining up! Kosta Vreto says:
This is my entry for the guitar idol contest...Hope you'll like it and throw a vote if you feel like it :)

Kosta Vreto - One Way Exit

Andres Ludmer: guitar idol 2009 fianl round entry check this T42!

Andres Ludmer says:
this is my entry for the final online heat on guitar idol 09
... freak me... this fianl round is going to be scarily good... Andres Ludmer delivers some incredible top fusion... T42 check this out asap!

ANDRES LUDMER - "garsed meets fredrik" :)

Igor Paspalj: guitar idol 2009 final round entry

Igor Paspalj has upped the anti for those wanting to make it through to the final round, with a good quality video and interesting musical entry... this just keeps getting better and better!

Guitar Idol 2009 - Igor Paspalj - Quasi Tarantella

Mats Johanson: musikmesse 2009

Here´s a new song called "Freestyle" from Mats´new album "Hard Fusion".

Mats Johanson demoing the Elmwood Modena M60 at Frankfurter Musikmesse 2009

Guthrie Govan: radio train videos


Guthrie Govan & Neville Marten - Major & Minor over a C

Some late period Shawn stylee licks on this one. Appreciating major and minor scales and the important tones from them for soloing with.

Guthrie Govan - Major & Minor Scales

Andrea Cesone: musikmesse 2009

Andrea Cesone plays an original song "The Original Teaxas's Beans" of the album Peaceful Sensation coming out soon at MusikMesse 2009 for Armas Guitar and Brave Amps

Andrea Cesone The Original Texas's' Beans musikmesse 2009

Andrea Cesone plays an original song "John know my Name" form the album Peaceful Sensation coming out soon at the musikmesse 2009 for the Armas guitars and Brave amps

Andrea Cesone John know my Name Musikmesse 2009