Thursday, 11 June 2009

Marty Friedman: in tokyo jukebox promo and orchestral manoeuvre s in the east

Marty Friedman released an album in Japan in May of this year. I thrust the new album "TOKYO JUKEBOX", and Marty oneself talks.

Marty Friedman New Album TOKYO JUKEBOX

Marty Friedman 「Simple Mystery」

more sound samples

Plus Marty plays with an orchestra!

Marty Friedman パラダイスエキスプレス

MartyFriedman バッハ Bach

News: truth in shredding shatter video scanning record!

LOL, I can't believe it myself but I have now scanned through over 1,000,000 videos to find the videos posted on this blog and associated web sites! It works out I watch only 1 video in every 27 scanned!

Videos Watched: 36,983
Videos Uploaded: 178
Video Views: 1,006,085
Channel Views: 54,740
Subscribers: 992

Jean-Dominique Leonelli: ron chappers meyones competition solo

JeanDo says:
My humble entry for the Mayones contest :D I really enjoyed the backing track so I hope you'll like my improv,thanks for watching!

Mayones Contest Entry

Guthrie Govan: preview of LIMS 2009

Guthrie Govan will be at LIMS tomorrow. Guthrie Govan & Ben Poole jam over a Floyd'esk backing track from Blues jam tracks. Recorded at the LIMS Show - London:

Guthrie Govan & Ben Poole

Ron Thal: lita ford tour of italy gets bumblefoot treatment!

Kudos I heartguitar.
Ron Thal joins Lita Ford band for Italian tour... then it's back to GNR

FRI JUNE 12, 2009
Redwood Run (Piercy, CA)

SAT JUNE 13, 2009
Jackson Ranchero Casino (Jackson, CA)

SUN JUNE 21, 2009
Meltaway Festival (Zaragosa, Spain)

FRI JUNE 26, 2009
Bang Your Head Festival (Messegelände Balingen, Germany)

SAT JUNE 27, 2009
Gods of Metal Festival (Milan, Italy)

TUE JUNE 30, 2009
Rockwave Festival (Athens, Greece)

FRI JULY 3, 2009
Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI)

SAT JULY 4, 2009
Bridgeview Music Jam (Bridgeview, IL)

FRI JULY 17, 2009
Monndance Ranch Jam (Walker, MN)

FRI JULY 24, 2009
Molson Canal Concert Series (North Tonawanda, NY)

SUN JULY 26, 2009
Ridgefield Playhouse (Ridgefield, CT)

MON AUG 3, 2009
Buffalo Chip (Sturgis, SD)

SAT AUG 22, 2009
Rock Gone Wild (Algona, IA)

SAT SEPT 5, 2009
Taste of Cleveland (Cleveland, OH)

full post

Bireli Lagrene: metal and jazz, the left and right brain

The great Bireli Lagrene & his superb Gypsy Project group play Django Reinhardt's composition named after his son: "Babik", at the annual Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival at Samois-sur-Seine in 2002.

Bireli Lagrene (Gypsy Project) - "Babik" (Samois 2002)

"Metal Earthquake" from Bireli Lagrene at the Bottom Line Club, New York, 1990.

Bireli Lagrene shreds!

Pete Pachio: soundtrack deal!

Pete Pachio says:
New track..1st on my player..I have "signed on" to do a series of soundtrack-commercial music for my friends at "Future Starts Of Wrestling", here in LV..This is the first commercial soundtrack that I am doing.. This is the shred-version,that will only be on my myspace. The 'regular" version will be appearing on WWE RAW in the next few weeks.With..more of my music to follow!-Thanks -Pete Pachio
if you love shred check out Pete's super sonic tunes:

Alex Hutchings: blue class top of blues jam tracks II

Blues Jam Tracks says:
We ran out of time before the main June newsletter so here are two little extra features that didn't quite make it. Oh, and a special bonus Lick of the Month!

Last reminder for the LIMS show, which starts today! If you can get to the Excel Centre in London's Docklands this weekend, you'll see a FEAST of fantastic guitar playing. Our friends Guthrie Govan and Alex Hutchings will be jamming at the Rotosound stand, H12, and there's the Guitar Idol final on Saturday morning. Three of our guest players will be performing in Guitar Idol... Daniele Gottardo, Jack Thammarat and Hedras Ramos.

To mark this special occasion, we've made a special limited edition Guitar Idol Bundle. This contains the three players' entry compositions... Jack's catchy, melodic "On the Way", the stunning classical-flavoured "Cardiology" by Daniele and Hedras's prog-metal extravaganza "Insanity of the Atoms". For each piece, there are high-quality audio and video files, 100% accurate Tab and a full backing track. This bundle is available for a limited time only at a special discounted price.

We understand that you may not want to buy all three tunes together, so we've now added Daniele Gottardo's "Cardiology" to our Custom Shop, where you can already buy the individual packages by Hedras and Jack.

Not just a terrifying demonstration of Daniele's technique, "Cardiology" is also a damn fine composition, combining elements of metal, fusion and classical music.

The downloadable package includes audio and video files, a backing track and accurate Tab in both PDF and Powertab formats.

Alex Hutchings finds himself top of the heap again with his custom fusion bundle along with Jack Thammarat on the eve of the Guitar Idol live final. Based on downloads for the last 10 days, the most popular bundles are:

1 Alex Hutchings - Custom Fusion
2 Jack Thammarat - On the Way
3 Guthrie Govan - Erotic Cakes Bundle
4 Dominic Dawes - Jazz Corner
5 Classic Blues Bundle

If you have not checked these packages out, click any of the links above to find out why they are so popular with fellow guitarists worldwide.

Marcos De Ros: tribute to Angus Young

Marcos De Ros says:
I start to play guitar because of this band, so it's time to pay a tribute to the masters!!!

Marcos De Ros plays Back in Black. Instrumental version to a AC DC classic!!

Alex Hunter: on the acoustic

Alex Hunter says:
A song by the man who taught me how to play guitar. If you want to hear him play this better than me, go to

I'm playing a Taylor 414CE with a simple SM58 mic setup. This is a first attempt fingerstyle video.

Tell me what you think, and make sure you check out Steve DeVries. Great, great player and guy.
Alex Hunter Plays "Six-String Prance"

George Lynch: a new york clinic

George Lynch will hold a clinic and signing session on Thursday, June 18th at J&R Music World in New York City, NY (23 Park Row). It will start at 5:00pm. Go to this location for additional information.

NYC Stores
J&R Music and Computer World @ Park Row
23 Park Row
New York, NY 10038
(across from City Hall Park)
Phone: 1-212-238-9000
Fax: 1-212-238-9191
Store Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00AM - 7:30PM EST
Sunday: 10:30AM - 6:30PM EST
Special Parking Offer
Get 2 free hours of parking at Ann Street Parking (located on Ann Street between Nassau and William Streets) when you spend $200 or more! Please have your parking receipt validated by our store prior to picking up your car.

Subway Directions
Take the number 2 or 3 train to the Park Place or Fulton Street station
A or C train to the Broadway-Nassau Street station
J or M train to Fulton Street
R or W train to City Hall
4, 5, or 6 train to the Brooklyn Bridge station or Fulton Street station

News: lims a sneak peak from musicradar

Music radar set up a LIMS blog with links to products and more

Paul Gilbert: quitting singing made my career take off!

It's Thursday so it must be metalichika! Yes... another Paul Gilbert interview

Well I had just done a couple of instrumental records. Those actually did great for me. Especially in America and Europe. When I did my first instrumental record, Get Out of My Yard, Joe Satriani took notice and asked me to do the G3 tour with him, and my career kind of took off. I was kind of joking that when I quit singing, my career took off… But I still love music with vocals, so when I started thinking about going back to that, I thought that I had reached a new level with guitar and that if I went back to how I always do it – which is to do everything, I would not be able to keep that quality up. I thought it was the perfect time to find a collaborator, and Freddie was the perfect collaborator, co-producer, picking out photos for the album cover – everything.

full interview

Joe Satriani:chickenfoot 49,000 happy customers!

Chickenfoot sold 49,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart. full details

Chickenfoot - Get It Up - The Roxy, 5/19/09