Wednesday, 3 June 2009

John 5: freebird?

Lynyrd Skynyrd are currently in the studio working on their upcoming new album, which is titled "God And Guns" and will be released on September 29th, 2009. Although Lynyrd Skynyrd recently suffered the tragic losses of long time keyboardist Billy Powell and bassist Ean Evans, the band continue to work in the studio and they have even collaborated with ex-Marilyn Manson and current Rob Zombie guitarist John 5. With John 5 lending his songwriting skills
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Paul Gilbert: epiphone wilshire released

Fans of Paul Gilbert will know that early on Paul played some crazy guitars... well this is one of them.

Epiphone Unveils 1962 Wilshire Reissue in White Electric Guitar: While few Epiphone models achieved the status of the Gibson guitars manufactured right alongside them, they did find their way into the hands of many notable artists. Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Paul Gilbert and Steve Marriot, among others, are but a few of the players who embraced the tone and build quality of these Kalamazoo-built Epiphone instruments. Epiphone, in cooperation with the Gibson Guitar Custom Shop, has announced the second in its series of Epiphone Custom Historic USA guitars, the 1962 Wilshire Reissue in White.

Bill Leverty: southern exposure new cd released

Bill Leverty from Firehouse:
first instrumental solo CD is now available. This is some of Bill's finest guitar work ever.

Southern Exposure
1) Hang Six
2) The Valley Of The Kings
3) Billy's Blue Jeans
4) No Matter What
5) Southern Exposure
6) How Many Ways
7) Trick Baby
8) Jumping Through Hoops
9) A Day Of Hope
10) Giddy Up

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Ulisses Miyazawa: tribute to paul gilbert

Ulisses Miyazawa playing the guitar of Paul Gilbert on (Screaming Blues O´ Mania ) with original song track. If you liked the last one, here's another!


Uli Jon Roth, Kee Marcello, Richie Kotzen: play for earthquake victims

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Uli Jon Roth will host a Legends Of Rock concert on June 7 at Stazione Birra in Rome, Italy to raise funds for the victims of the recent earthquake in the region of the city of L'Aquila, which was largely destroyed. Uli will share the stage with a variety of artists, including Tobias Sammet (EDGUY, AVANTASIA), Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY, ex-HELLOWEEN), Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), Carl Palmer (ELP), Kee Marcello (ex-EUROPE), Jack Miele, Pino Scotto, Osanna, Luca Poma, Michael Ehre and Don Rox.

The 2009 L'Aquila earthquake was an earthquake of 6.3 moment magnitude that occurred in the central Italian region of Abruzzo on April 6, 2009, following a series of about a hundred minor tremors since January 2009, including a 4.0-magnitude one on March 30. The majority of the damage occurred in the medieval city of L'Aquila (capital city of the Abruzzo region) and the surrounding villages. 297 people are known to have died, making this the deadliest earthquake to hit Italy since the 1980 Irpinia earthquake.

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot north american tour dates

The North American tour includes a free show on August 15 at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland.

The dates are as follows:

Aug. 02 - Citadel Hill - Halifax, NS
Aug. 04 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
Aug. 05 - Riverplex Amphitheatre - Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 07 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL
Aug. 08 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
Aug. 10 - Myth - St. Paul, MN
Aug. 11 - Uptown Theatre - Kansas City, MO
Aug. 13 - Fifth-Third Ballpark - Comstock Park, MI
Aug. 15 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Cleveland, OH
Aug. 17 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
Aug. 18 - Palace Theatre - Albany, NY
Aug. 20 - Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT
Aug. 21 - Borgata Spa & Resort, Music Box - Atlantic City, NJ
Aug. 23 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH
Aug. 24 - Bank Of America Pavilion - Boston, MA
Aug. 26 - Ntelos Pavilion - Portsmouth, VA
Aug. 27 - The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory - Charlotte, NC
Aug. 29 - House of Blues, Myrtle Beach - N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Aug. 30 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
Sep. 05 - Harveys Resort Hotel and Casino - Lake Tahoe, NV

All dates will go on sale June 13 with the exception of the August 24 show in Boston, which will go on sale June 12.

Additional dates will be announced shortly.

CHICKENFOOT will perform on the June 5 edition of NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show", helping to kick off the program's first week with new host Conan O'Brien. The appearance comes just days before the June 9 release of CHICKENFOOT's self-titled debut album.

Nicholas Scott: pre order new cd

Nicholas Scott says:
So, indeed we are working to finish up an album within this summer. We should be shooting within Mid to late August.

You can expect a quite eccentric yet appealing set of songs that are quite personal to me in general. The songs were strongly thought out and took months of meditation and learning.

You're able to PRE-order an album now by doing one of the following:

-Send an email to with the words "Pre-order", followed by your name. (First and last)

-Post a blog comment on this very blog with the words "Pre-order", followed by your name (First and last).

-Send a personal message to our page with the words "Pre-order", followed by your name (first and last).

You can expect a wide variety of song styles, shredding guitar, ambiance, and pure IN YOUR FACE playing and structure.

The most important thing to note with the album is that it is completely raw writing. What I mean by this is when I'm in the process of writing a particular song, I lock myself in a secluded place and take weeks off of listening to other music. I do this to NOT forget my influences, but to not be a cookie cutter.

Some songs are thought up in dreams, literally. "Shocker" is one that I heard in a dream while sleeping, and woke up to figure out while still in a quite lackadaisical state. This works well for me.

You can expect our music to enter your pores.. Every one of them.


Gianluca Ferro: alex argento, david locke featured on sebastian persini upcoming cd

This is the second guitar solo from Sebastian Persini's song "Bulbo"

Bulbo (2nd Solo)

Sebastian Persini for more cool sound samples!

In addition Sebastian Persini started to record drums for the first album of Theodore Ziras project "Hand of God",

Greg Koch: jam cast daily podcast

Greg Koch on The Jamcast - Session 3:
Friday, 29 May 2009 06:46 In Session 3 of our Artist Interview with Greg Koch, Ken Volpe and Greg discuss the current state of the music industry and how Greg developed as a guitarist and who were his musical influences. Enjoy Session 3 on The Jamcast with Greg Koch!

John 5: guitar jam daily podcast

John 5 on Jamcast: G
uitar Jam Daily's GJD's Ken Volpe speaks with guitar master John 5. John talks about when he first started playing guitar and how he overcame the challenge of having small hands. John also talks about his approach to improvising and solos.

Chris Pallas: soundtrack of summer solo

Soundtrack of Summer: Guitar Solo Contest (Deadline: July 1st, 2009): full list. More details on how you can enter: Here's a fine example of videos being posted.

Chris Pallas says:
Hi everyone! :-) This is my version of the "Soundtrack Of Summer" contest! This was very fun and inspiring to play, I hope you people enjoy it as much as I did!
Guitar Rig 3 was used for all the sounds you hear in the track!

Soundtrack Of Summer - Chris Pallas

Peta Lukács: rob chappers meyones competition solo plus

Upto 167 responses so far and counting, view full list.

Peta Lukács - Mayones Guitar Competition Entry

Plus a couple of other nice solos.

PLP - Szédít vagy fáj gitárszóló (Lukács Peta)

BIKINI - A mennyország felé (Peta gitárszóló)

Maranhão: video 1 bom

video 1 bom

Renat Bikchurin: dreaming tribute to yngwie

Julia & Renat play through a Yngwie Malmsteen classic.


Angel Ruiz: weeping guitar syndrome

Angel Ruiz says:
Inspired by Steve Lukather's version, this is me playing over While My Guitar Gently Weeps backing track.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps Emotive Soloing by Ángel Ruiz

Pedro Santos: petruccifever soundtrack of summer solo

Pedro Santos Petrucci Summer contest

Beto Kobayashi: second cd in production

Beto Kobayashi says:
Second solo CD in the pre-production, if God leaves in 2010!
3 songs: (excerpt)
1 - "light"
2 - "Feeling"
3 - "Samba to start"
Music and arrangements: Bob Kobayashi, Guitar, bass, vocals and samplers (programmed drums): Beto

Beto Kobayashi Pré 2009 Luz Sentimento Samba do recomeço