Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Rick Graham: got rock jam on toast!

Rick Graham posted a new video where he plays over a backing track written for the Jon Petrucci forum... enjoy!

RockJam by Rick Graham

Al Ridgway: spocktrometer's tribute to joe satriani


Al Ridgway says:
This is my cover version of House full of bullets by Joe Satriani. Crystal Planet is such a great record and was one of my first introductions to guitar based instrumental rock. This track is so simple and brilliant and provides lots of opportunity for improvisation and groove.

House Full Of Bullets Joe Satriani Fender Stratocaster

Ponco Satrio: free guitar clinic

Show Time: Saturday April 25, 2009 - 1:00 PM
Venue: Guitar School of Indonesia
Address: Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda No. 18B, Arteri Pondok Indah, Jakarta Selatan - 12240 e-mail : info@gsi-school.com telp : 7209988
City: Jakarta

Check out the fusion orientated track "Vertigo" post on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ponco

Enver Izmailov: live in warsaw...

I must get to see this guy play live! In the meantime these small snippets will have to do!

ENVER (Ukraina) Warsaw Warschau Варшава

ENVER IZMAYLOV (Ukraina) w Warszawie

Nicholas Scott: getting the news for guitar idol


Nicholas Scott says:
There is another that is a follow up for the final. Also, I'm scheduled to have 4 radio interviews, and 2 news station interviews! Watch out!


MUSKEGON COUNTY -- Since the day he picked up his first electric guitar at age 13, Nicholas Scott has wanted to become like his idol -- guitar slinger Steve Vai. Scott, now 19, has the chance to become an "idol" himself.

Nicholas Scott of Egelston Township will compete in an international contest dubbed "Guitar Idol."
The Egelston Township resident is competing in an international contest dubbed "Guitar Idol." The winner will receive a recording contract and perform at this year's London International Music Show.

"Music has been my goal since I was in seventh grade," said Scott, who displayed his guitar prowess during the 2008 Muskegon Showcase event. His group garnered first place in the event's performing arts category.

Contestants in the Guitar Idol competition post a video of a performance on the contest's Web site -- www.guitaridol.tv. Viewers can vote for their favorite performers at the Web site and determine who proceeds to the second round.

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Joe Satriani: chickenfoot sold out!

Kudos to bravewords

Beyond our expectations, the public onsales for the 9 Road Test shows sold out all tickets in record time. The band was blown away by your response and can't wait to take the show on the road!

Please remember that all shows require photo ID to enter the venue, so we advise you to NOT buy tickets from online ticket brokers.

Chickenfoot will be back in August and September to play a major North American tour and there will be sufficient tickets to meet your demands. Due to the size of the venues for these shows, we do not forsee any issues with presale availability.

Fans who joined the fan club and were unable to get a Road Test presale ticket, we hope you keep your membership in expectation of the upcoming tour announcement.

if you have any questions or concerns about your membership, please contact ORDERHELP@FANFIRE.COM.
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Muris Varajic: apiarists enjoy guitar idol promo...

Muris Varajic delivers a guitar idol promo and says:
Sorry for the bad video quality, I forgot to turn on one extra lamp. :D

The Flight Of Bumble Bee - by Muris Varajic

Thorsten Koehne:eden's curse getting ready to burn!

What a tour: Stratovarius/Firewind/Eden's Curse , I make that 4 Truth In Shredding guitar players and 3 top keyborad stars! OK so that's Thorsten Koehne, Jay Parmar, Gus G, Matias Kupiainen, Bob Katsionis and Jens Johansson!

Tour Advert for the forthcoming May 2009 UK & Irish tour.

The Second Coming Guitar Solos

The dates:
May 15, 2009: Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, England/UK tickets
May 16, 2009: Rock City, Nottingham, England/UK tickets
May 17, 2009: Cathouse, Glasgow, Scotland/UK tickets
May 18, 2009: Islington O2 Academy (aka Carling Academy), London, England/UK tickets
May 19, 2009: Jilly's Rockworld, Manchester, England/UK tickets
May 20, 2009: Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland tickets

News: guitar idol forum hotting up


The forum has sparked up nicely today as the final votes start drawing near... May the 5th is the deadline... but will the forum hold out? Check out the latest post that started a little reaction from contenders

News: spinal tap vip tickets

Spinal Tap:
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Signed CD
Official Tour T-Shirt
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Live Nation Experience will deliver this package. Ticketmaster UK Limited accepts no responsibility for the delivery or quality of the products and services to be provided by Live Nation Experience. If you have any queries relating to this package, please contact Live Nation Experience on livenationexperience@livenation.co.uk or 0207 009 3484.

Kelly Simonz: osaka live 2009 II

Kelly Simonz, live in OSAKA at Namba Rockets, Apr 18th.2009... part II

Kelly SIMONZ - Destiny~The Rule Of Right

Jan Laurenz: boxing harmonica

Explosive stuff from Jan Laurenz...

Box guitar/harmonica song by Jan Laurenz

Frank Caruso, Gianluca Ferro, Stefano Xotta: 24 strings

24 Strings now available from guitar9:
Strings 24 are a new project created by Frank Caruso, Stefano “Sebo” Xotta and Gianluca Ferro. These three axemen coming from different musical experiences decided to mix their styles into a new band dedicated to guitar, with the aim to raise its musical expression and compositional potential. The bands name comes from the three guitarist’s use of 8-string guitars (3x8=24). The three musicians have a pedigree of being in the music business for many years. 24 Strings, their new project immediately gathered broad attention from Italian record labels, magazines, radio and TV networks along with attention of Lion Music. Their self titled debut album is unashamedly full of virtuoso rock guitar across 12 identifiable tracks and will appeal to fans of Vai and Satriani as well as those into newer guitar virtuosos such as Rusty Cooley and Marco Sfogli. The three guitarists of Strings 24 have identifiable styles. Sebo is a typical rock player, very pentatonic oriented with a passionate vibrato coming from the Gary Moore, Zakk Wylde, Marty Friedman school of thought. Frank is a perfect blend of Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen, very precise with solos and really powerful with riffs! Gian’s style is best defined as “liquid”, because his arpeggios and licks are really like water coming out from a bottle. Very prog metal influenced, Gian’s composition style is really complicated, but in a very musical way.


Introspective (2:07)
Outraged Dimensions (5:20)
Running In The Wind (3:28)
Double D (4:22)
Schizophrenic Disorders (3:52)
Remember Blues (4:56)
Mystical Thoughts (5:38)
G String Song (4:46)
Psychedelic (4:55)
Flown (5:51)
Besides Nowhere (5:15)
Go Down Peter! (3:35)

John Norum: europe tour dates

Joey Tempest, Mic Michaeli, John Leven, John Norum, Ian Haugland set Europe's tour dates:

24 - Antofagasta, Chile - Rock & Soccer
25 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Caupolican
26 - Concepcion, Chile - Suractivo

22 - Leknes, Norway - Lofothallen **
23 - Trondheim, Norway - Trondheim Rock Festival **
5 - Esbjerg, Denmark - Esbjerg Rock Festival
6 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
20 - Zaragoza, Spain - Metalway Festival
21 - Clisson, France - Hellfest **

12 - Vizovice, Czech Republic - Masters of Rock
18 - Faro, Portugal - The Bikers Convention
31 - Tuuri, Finland - Miljoona Rock

16 - Derbyshire, UK - Bloodtsock Open Air
22 - Berne, Switzerland - Post Finance Arena **

November (with GOTTHARD)
7 - Bremen, Germany - Pier II
9 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks
10 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks
12 - Köln, Germany - Palladium
13 - Bochum, Germany - Ruhrkongress
14 - Osnabrück, Germany - Halle Gartlage
16 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
17 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
19 - Fürth, Germany - Stadthalle
20 - Giessen, Germany - Hessenhallle
21 - München, Germany - Olympiahalle
23 - Ulm, Germany - Donauhalle
24 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Arena
25 - Ravensburg, Germany - Oberschwabenhalle
27 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle

Stephan Forte: adagio tour dates to include london, uk!


ADAGIO have added an October 24th date in London, England, at the Purple Turtle, to their upcoming live itinerary. The date will also include TO-MERA.

Upcoming Adagio dates include:
23 - Brasov, Romania - Suburban
30 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur
20 - Denain, France - Palais des Sports
21 - Clisson, France - Hellfest

24 - London, England - Purple Turtle

The new official shop is finally online. You can now order every adagio album, T-shirts, accessories....It's safe and easy via paypal, just one click and you'll receive your oder dierctly through your mail box anywhere in the world !!! For more info or direct orders, please visit the Adagio Crypt Official Shop

Matias Kupiainen: deep unknown

Matias Kupiainen and Stratovarius new single video posted online... on a new to me video channel... Rock Tube

Stratovarius - Deep Unknown (New Video 2009)

News: ex machina on blu ray!

Another Blu Ray for my Daughter: CGI of the highest quality

Blu-ray reissue from the anime film "Ex Machina - Appleseed Saga -."

Special Features: motion capture, unreleased animatics footage, press conference, TV spots, theatrical trailer, teaser, and more bonus video footage pre order

Brett Garsed: would you like fries with that?

Brett Garsed and the band Dirty Martini... I've not tried this myself... I guess some people will "relish" it!

Brett Garsed & Dirty Martini - Burgers in bed

Magnus Olsson: is the man! fuzz 2009

Magnus Olsson didn't even bother to take the label off of the guitar before delivering some top quality fusion, with that tongue cheek humour synonymous with Maganus... and fellow Swedish shredder Mattias IA Eklundh

FUZZ GUITAR SHOW 2009 Magnus Olsson

Alexandros Tefarikis: hitting the guitar idol headlines

Alexandros Tefarikis just broke the 1000 vote barrier at guitar idol for his track opus 8 http://guitaridol.tv/online_final/entry/opus_8. Resting at number 1, brought about no doubt by his appearance on various Chilean news web sites: Terra

SANTIAGO, April 20 .- More than three thousand aces of the electric guitar throughout the world annually compete to prove who is more skillful with the instrument, in the contest called "Guitar Idol." This meeting, almost become the equivalent of the World Cup but with strings, has several stages, starting on the internet and end in a grand final in London stellar, televised throughout the world. This 2009 thing is already in the semis, in full online voting to decide the first four that come to that instance. And one that will lead is none other than the Chilean Alexandros Tefarikis.

Name for which is handled in the forefront of national music, Tefarikis branded as "impressive" results so far in imposing a tough competition, where they "kingpins" of all sides. They are now in the semifinal, which was decided by online voting (see subheading "How to Vote") and has come to be first, but at any time things change because the fight is very tough.

La Secuda

SANTIAGO .- The guitarriasta Alexandros Tefarikis phase qualifying draw of the "Guitar Idol" run from the platform in England www.guitaridol.tv online. Ejunto with a representative of Mexico and another from Brazil is the only Chilean Tefarikis in the competition for new "guitar heroes" in the network.

Tefarikis, the guitarist of the progressive rock group Ergo Sum and solo acoustic music with three albums released since 2005, participates for about a month and a half at Guitar Idol, "and draw a preliminary stage and with about five thousand contestants around the world. Now moving into a stage of advanced above 1200 guitarists and be among the 120 best

Opus 8

Hedras Ramos: ramping up support on web and radio for guitar idol

Hedras Ramos is doing all he can to drum up support for his attempt to get to the guitar idol final. With Web site coverage and some radio interviews to plug his online entry http://www.guitaridol.tv/online_final/entry/insanity_atoms

A radio interview with Shock Radio: http://shock.fm/

A feature on skullnbones web site: http://www.skullsnbones.com/profiles/blog/list?tag=hedras

Marius Pop: my day job... when I'm not shredding

Marius Pop posts an example of his day job: Smiley-vocals
Marcel Moldovan-drums
Alex Racovita -key
Radu Niculescu-bass
Marius Pop -guitar

Smiley's band

His more guitar orientated guitar idol entry: http://www.guitaridol.tv/online_final/entry/first_step___steroids

Marius Pop - First step, Guitar Idol 2009 entry

Marcos De Ros: rob chappers competition


Corre Guri! Marcos De Ros riff to the Rob Chappers - G Lab contest.

Rob Chappers: win a wah pad and endorsement!

Win a Wah-Pad worth £99, and an endorsement!!
A few people have asked about the details, so here they are...this is the contract you will sign if you are the chosen one! - http://blackhawkmusic.co.uk/BlackHawkEndorsementContract.doc

Here is a demo of the marvellous G Lab True Bypass Wah-Pad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC28jRcEndE

And here is a page of some of the artists you will listed with

For more information about the competition please contact Ben Hawker ben@blackhawkmusic.co.uk www.blackhawkmusic.co.uk Wah Pads retail at £99.99 and can be purchased here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/BlackHawk-Music-Ltd

For further details on the Wah Pad go to www.glab.com.pl/offer

Good luck and stay tuned for more very soon :-) Rob Chappers

Win a Wah-Pad worth £99! And an endorsement

Jeff Loomis: goes all cable guitar lessons on demand!


Jeff Loomis Guitar Lessons on Comcast On Demand:
Jeff Loomis has a guitar lesson featured on Comcast On Demand (Cable TV)!

Go to the 'On Demand' menu. Find 'Music' and click, select 'Guitar Lessons' and click, select 'Guitar Lessons' and click, select 'Jeff Loomis Lesson' and click.

Paul Gilbert: ultimate video catalogue

Jenn over at metalichika has been mega busy with video compilation. Jenn says:
This master page catalogs as many of Paul Gilbert’s videos as possible. He is a truly fascinating artist with a profuse number of videos available for enjoyment (and learning from). I was bored one evening and spent a few hours locating these, often with 75+ tabs open at a time. Power browsing (and boredom) has it’s advantages. ;)

If I missed your videos somehow, and they are legal to include… please contact me asap with the links and I would be delighted to include them!

check out the video