Sunday, 3 May 2009

Massimo Izzizzari:more unstable balance

Live version of the track "Access Denied" from debut album Unstable Balance (Lion Music).

Massimo Izzizzari - Access Denied

Massimo Izzizzari - Funk Solo

Video from the live concert at Kenta Music Club, 23/03/07.

Massimo Izzizzari live

Wellington Vilhena: no messing a boot...

Wellington Vilhena, another Brazilian player, who shreds with style!

♪ ♫ "Segredos" Wellington Vilhena ♪ ♫

♪ ♫ Wellington Vilhena_Regravação da musica "Contra o mal" ♪ ♫

Wellington Vilhena"The stranger"

Allan Holdsworth: johnny d interview

Kudos to Guitar Channel's Rich Murry for spotting the interview with Allan Holdsworth.

Allan Holdsworth Interview Live @ Johnny D's 4/28/09

Enver Izmailov: more live footage

Enver Izmailov in seven live video snippets from the amazing two handed tapper.

Enver Izmailov: more live footage

Paul Gilbert: catches a cold

The show must go on... even with a heavy cold...

Paul Gilbert Red House Hendrix Cover

Joe Satriani: live in mainz


Joe Satriani Satch boogie Live in Mainz

News: jam for blues jam tracks


This is BlueTube, where you take the stage. All of the videos below are from our customers, and you can take part too...

1. Make a video of yourself, jamming over one of our backing tracks.
2. Upload it to Youtube.
3. Send the Youtube link to us, with your name

The best solos will be included here, for everyone to see. Now check out the competition.
check out some contenders

Allan Holdsworth: live in new york

Some fantastic video posted by Charles...Allan Holdsworth Trio performing at the IMAC Theater in New York on Friday May, 1st. 2009.
Allan Holdsworth - Guitar
Chad Wackerman - Drums
Ernest Tibbs - Bass

12 videos, 1 player... sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy.

Allan Holdsworth: Trio per IMAC Theater New York 2009

John Petrucci: more dream theater dates

Dream Theater tickets are available for the Progressive Nation North American updated tour dates include:

24 - Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater - Miami, FL
25 - Rock Hard Live - Orlando, FL
28 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
29 - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium - Ashville, NC
31 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater **

1 - Merriweather Post - Washington DC *
2 - Bank Of America Pavillion - Boston, MA
4 - The Palace Theater - Albany, NY
5 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theater **
7 - Asbury Park, NJ - Convention Hall **
11 - The Agora - Quebec City, QUE
12 - Bell Center - Montreal, QUE
14 - Molson Amphitheater - Toronto, ONT
16 - The Burton Cummings Theater - Winnipeg, MAN
18 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
19 - Shaw Conference Center - Edmonton, AB
21 - The Orpheum Theater - Minneapolis, MN
22 - Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
23 - Chicago Theater - Chicago, IL
25 - Temple Hoyne Buell Theater - Denver, CO
27 - San Jose, CA - Event Center **
28 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint **
29 - The Greek Theater - Los Angeles, CA


Ioannis Anastassakis: orbital attempt promo

Ioannis Anastassakis with a promo video for his latest release.

Promo Orbtial Attempt FINAL

"What differentiates this recording from "Suspension Of Disbelief"? For a start, Orbital Attempt is a much heavier sounding album. The tracks just took on a life of their own, dictating the final form and function of the completed recording. Another major difference is that I assumed the role of producer to a much greater extent this time around. Co-producer Bob Katsionis was always there to "gently" let me know when I was "seriously messing up" the tracks, but I decided to follow my own personal artistic instincts and inject my own style as much as possible. I am also deeply honored to have two amazing arists as guest soloists - Brett Garsed and Kiko Louriero. Both accepted my invitation to trade solos on a couple of tracks."

Joop Wolters: sample from upcoming release

Joop Wolters in heavy Al Di Meola mood, with a Latin sounding acoustic piece. Looking forward very much to this release.

Joop Wolters says:
here a more jazz/latin tune for my upcomming 4-rth will be full again with real diversity/originality and style..not only in the licks that are played but in the total arrangement all instruments in the songs..

joop wolters.; guitars electric/acoustic, bass, drum/perc programming

be sure to buy music instead of illegal download... then pherhaps musicians keep on writing and producing music.. start doing the right thing...

MI CORAZON by Joop Wolters

Rick Graham: new demo posted


Rick Graham says:
I've just uploaded this new demo called 'Insideout', (it's thefirst track in player) which will be on my new album. Again, the plan is to re-record using real musicians i.e. me, drummer, keys.

Originally I'd left space for the keyboard player to do a solo but he hasn't finished it yet so I chucked in a quick extra guitar solo.

Any feedback you want to leave will be much appreciated and if you can, play it loud!

Sounds really great to me. Rick puts a lot of feel and emotion into his playing, so it's not just steaming shred... Check it out and feedback

News: green guitars


How green is my guitar... an interesting article posted by the UK based news paper the Guardian. I often look at forums like seven string guitar and see the amount of exotic hard wood floating around for those 6, 7 and 8 string guitars.... well may be now your guilty pleasure may not be too bad:

As for guitars, the Music Wood Coalition (, a US Greenpeace initiative, has begun to change the pervading tune. Essentially a coalition between "tonewood" suppliers and guitar makers, their aim is to move alternative certified wood sources through the chain, forcing out old-growth and tropical wood deforestation. It's done well so far: signatories include Taylor, Fender, Martin and Yamaha and Gibson, one of the biggies that by 2012 aims to use 80% sustainable wood in its Gibson USA electric guitars.
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