Sunday, 7 June 2009

George Lynch: guitar player interview

George Lynch By Matt Blackett:
THE LATE ’70S IN LOS ANGELES WERE A PRETTY INCREDIBLE time for kick-ass rock guitar. Walk into any bar on the Sunset Strip and you could hear Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, and many others absolutely killing, with amazing tone, chops, and attitude. And right there with them was George Lynch. The Dokken and Lynch Mob guitarist made an instant impact with his razor-sharp guitar sounds (for many would-be rockers, Lynch defined humbucker-into- Marshall tone as much as Van Halen), squealing harmonics, and blazing runs. The L.A. metal scene would ultimately collapse under its own weight, but not before Lynch would line his walls with platinum records and become a bona fide rock god in the process. Rather than sit home and count his money, pathetically work the nostalgia circuit, or descend into bitter madness like so many of his contemporaries, Lynch has worked pretty much constantly, cranking out records with Lynch Mob, as a solo artist, and with his current incarnation, George Lynch’s Souls of We. Let the Truth Be Known [Shrapnel] is full of his trademark heavy tones, ballsy riffs, and inventive soloing. This interview happened as Lynch was juggling promo for Souls of We, gigs with Lynch Mob, teaching at his online Guitar Dojo, and preparing for the Guitar Generations tour with Paul Gilbert and Ritchie Kotzen.
full interview

Steve Morse: ernie ball video series

four videos in this series, 3 of them posted three years ago.

Steve Morse: Ernie Ball Music Man

Alex Masi: locked and loaded with his black mm silhouette

Guitarist Alex Masi demonstrates his Music Man Silhouette Guitar.

Alex Masi and the Music Man Silhouette Guitar

Tomo Fujita: more blue interludes

Tomo Fujita and 11 videos show his blues tinted style

Tomo Fujita: live overload

Peter Grandl: funky tapper

Peter Grandl is the inventor of Lickonizer software, available for costs 20 €

Send the program-serialnumber, your address, your eMail-address and a check or cash to:
Peter Grandl
Allacher Str. 134
80997 Munich
You'll get the registrationkey via eMail. For questions write to:

stereo test

some funky licks

funky 02

Some Funky Licks 03

Ivan Mihaljevic: sorry

Ivan Mihaljevic doesn't have to be sorry, a great new track from Ivan for Ernie Ball:
Ernie Ball Music Man YouTube Artist Ivan Mihaljevic demonstrates his John Petrucci signature model Music Man electric guitar.

Ernie Ball Music Man YouTube Artist Ivan Mihaljevic and his John Petrucci Signature Model Guitar

Blues Saraceno: dirty boy demo and call of duty trailer

Here is Blues Saraceno, guitarist extraordinaire, demoing the Dirty Boy Octo '59 pedal at the Big City Music booth at NAMM 2009.

Blues' dad, Alex Saraceno, makes the Dirty Boy line of boutique guitar pedals. If you are a guitarist who is familiar with the best of the best vintage pedals, you will fall in love with Dirty Boy pedals. They are built the old-school way with vintage components and absolutely kick ass!

NAMM 2009 - Blues Saraceno demos Dirty Boy Octo '59 pedal

WWE - Call of duty 5 trailer music - Bong Squad by Blues Saraceno

News: truth in shredding links fixed

I fixed the links in the navigation and also checked all the links on the guitar web sites page... all fixed, apologies for the inconvienence caused.

Carina Alfie: live namm 2009

A dubious title, but great playing from Carina Alfie

Cute girl rock metal head Carina Alfie shredding at NAMM 2009

Alberto Carcano: classical beauty

Alberto Carcano says:
Ride of the Light. This music was recorded time ago. I had added new guitar.

RIDE OF THE LIGHT (Alberto Carcano)

plus a tribute to Carlos Santana

Europa (cover Carlos Santana)

Julian Puttins: petrucci fever competition building

Petruccifever's Soundtrack of Summer competition is bubbling along nicely with 30 entries to date! Full list of entries Soundtrack of Summer:

Here's what you need to do:

Soundtrack of Summer: Guitar Solo Contest (Deadline: July 1st, 2009)

Here's the download link for the backing track: _Backing_Track.mp3

Thanks to all the entrants so far, keep them coming.

Here's a sample of the entries to wet your appetite!

Thiago Trinsi - Soundtrack Of Summer

Alex Berserker - Soundtrack Of Summer

Soundtrack of Summer Guitar Solo Contest joop wolters

Yngwie Malmsteen:music in the key of speed

Yngwie Malmsteen shows Guitar World crew some tips to adding speed and unique techniques to speed playing.

Yngwie Malmsteen Speed Lesson

Jeff Loomis: nevermore to hit the studio

Nevermore To Enter Studio In August
Seattle metallers NEVERMORE will enter the studio in August with producer (and SOILWORK guitarist) Peter Wichers (who previously worked with NEVERMORE vocalist Warrel Dane on Dane's solo debut, "Praises to the War Machine") to begin recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2005's "This Godless Endeavor", tentatively due in early 2010 via Century Media Records. Longtime friend and collaborator Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD) will once again be handling mixing duties.

Commented Dane: "These songs are full of newfound rage, lyrically and musically. Jeff Loomis has come up with some amazing new riffs that will no doubt please old and new fans alike. Also, I think the combination of Peter and Andy will result in something very, very special."

Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Emptiness Unobstructed" and "Without Morals".

NEVERMORE's "The Year Of The Voyager" DVD last year entered the German DVD chart at position No. 82.

"The Year Of The Voyager" was released in North America on November 25, 2008 via Century Media. The set covers the "This Godless Endeavor" touring cycle, starting with amazing live footage from the U.S. Gigantour 2005, the Metal Mania festival 2006 in Poland, the Wacken Open Air festival in 2006 in Germany and the main DVD show recorded at the Zeche in Bochum, Germany on October 11, 2006. Bonus material includes two songs from Century Media USA 10th Anniversary Party 2001, all promo videos and an interview with singer Warrel Dane which was recorded at the Roax Film Studios in Berlin in the spring of 2008.

For continuing updates on the progress of the upcoming NEVERMORE album "The Obsidian Conspiracy," fans can follow at

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot ala conan o'brien!

Kudos to guitar MX

Conan O'brien - Chickenfoot

Paul Gilbert: jpop with Kaori Mochida

New video to me... not sure about the green suit... but guitar sounds fine to me!

Kaori Mochida, KinKi Kids, Paul Gilbert Deatta koro no you ni Love Love Aishiteru

David Valdes: new dvd on the way!

Kudos to Alex

David Valdes coming days will play June 12 and July 19 at the following locations:

David Valdes Friday June 12 2009 at 00.30h Pub Cool (Tortosa, Tarragona)
David Valdes Sunday July 19 2009 at 20.00h La Palma (Reus, Tarragona)
Checking the news section on the website of David, I see that currently in the process of composition of its new educational DVD, which will be titled "CHROMATIC". At the moment it is likely that the DVD contains 50 exercises and 100 kinds color, picking techniques, Connected, Sweep, Alternate Picking, Economy Picking, among other things .. with the technique of all chromatics.

David Valdes hopes to have this DVD released by the end of the year.

David Valdes - Castle In Heaven