Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Tracy G, Chris Lasegue: new players named for III release

Shredguy Records will release Shredding Across The World Volume III on June 29th.

Ex-DIO guitarist Tracy G is featured on the track 'Finger Fuzz'.

The album will also feature appearances from Chris LaSegue (JAG PANZER), Kendall Bechtel (FIFTH ANGEL), Chris Sheridan (SWEET SAVAGE) and many more
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András Pálfi: cutting edge guitar idol 2009

András Pálfi: cutting edge guitar idol 2009

Jack Thammarat: on the way guitar idol 2009

Jack Thammarat: on the way guitar idol 2009

Muris Varajic: final dance guitar idol 2009

Muris Varajic: final dance guitar idol 2009

John Petrucci: uk dates announced for progressive nation

Dream Theater plus Opeth and other very special guests will be heading our way this October! Get your Progressive Nation tickets here!

Dream Theater with guests Opeth, Big Elf and Unexpect are to team up for the ‘Progressive Nation’ tour! Dates announced thus far are:

9th October - Manchester Apollo
10th October - London Wembley Arena
11th October - Glasgow SECC

Get your tickets for Dream Theater, Opeth, Big Elf and Unexpect

Daniele Gottardo: a warm up before improvisation in A

Daniel spent some time warming up for the later Cardiology and improvisation in A. Like most top players, you can instantly tell his guitar voice!

Daniele Gottardo @ LIMS '09 Free Improvvisation at Lick Library

Marcos De Ros: tribute to randy rhodes

Marcos De Ros plays Crazy Train. Instrumental version to a Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads classic!!

Marcos De Ros plays Crazy Train. Instrumental version to a Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads classic!!

Shane Theriot: dirty power new cd available from abstract logix

Shane Theriot, Zigaboo Modeliste, Jim Keltner, Richie Hayward, Johnny Vidacovich, Sonny Landreth, Mark Braud, Roderick Paulin, Kirk Joseph, Adam Nitti, Hutch Hutchinson, Johnny Neel, David Torkanowsky.

Shane Theriot returns with another groove heavy collection of 10 original tunes dripping with New Orleans injected-funk and burning guitar.

Joined by a cast of legendary drummers including Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters), Jim Keltner, Richie Hayward (Little Feat) and New Orleans icon Johnny Vidacovich, Shane masterfully rips over these grooves while still allowing the funky backbeats to take the front seat.

Also featuring slide master Sonny Landreth, and Mark Braud (Preservation Hall Band), Roderick Paulin (Maceo Parker) and Kirk Joseph (Dirty Dozen Brass Band) on horns. Bass virtuoso Adam Nitti and studio ace Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt, Brian Wilson) hold down the low end. Johnny Neel (Allman Bros., Govt Mule) shares the keyboard duties along with David Torkanowsky.

Shane has performed and/or recorded with many artists including The Neville Brothers, Jewel, LeAnn Rimes, Boz Scaggs, Madeleine Peyroux and The Syn (featuring Chris Squire and Alan White from YES.)
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Andreas Oberg: new cd appearence

Jermaine Landsberger (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond b-3 organ); Pat Martino, Andreas Oberg (guitar); Gary Meek (flute, saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Kuno Schmid (Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer); James Genus (acoustic bass, electric bass, bass guitar); Harvey Mason (drums).

New album from organist Jermaine Landsberger. This all star session features a rare appearance by Pat Martino.

"In the evolution of any instrument, there's only a handful who are really innovative. This guy's one of them. Jermaine Landsberger is a formidable artist, a master with the flame!" - Pat Martino
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Jeff Beck,Jennifer Batten: live in japan DVD

Jeff Beck (guitar); Jennifer Batten (guitar); Randy Hope-Taylor (bass); Steve Alexander (drums).

This fantastic concert was recorded Live in Japan at the International Forum 1999. Jeff Beck performs amazingly over the 18 tracks provided here incuding classics like 'Start Cycle' & 'Blue Wind' and more recent tunes such as Declan . If you're a fan of probably one of the most unique guitarists in the world then this recording doesn't dissapoint. Special Limited Edition. Another Place recorded live at Tokyo International Forum June 2, 1999. buy now


What Mama Said
Psycho Sam
Brush With The Blues
Star Cycle
Blast From The East
A Day in The Life
THX 138
The Pump
Cause We've Ended As Lovers
Space For The Papa
Angel (Footsteps)
Even Odds
You Never Know
Blue Wind
Big Block

NTSC All Region DVD; 90 Minutes

News: truth in shredding goes drums!

During a warm-up session with Neil Peart, Terry Bozzio, and Joey Heredia, the Drum Channel crew was so impressed, we started rolling the cameras and managed to capture this amazing musical performance.
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Neil Peart Drum Jam Preview

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot more dates!

Hello People of the Foot!
As the band gets ready to board their planes and fly to Europe for some amazing festival and solo dates over there, we have a couple more dates announced for the Summer back in North America, plus a few Pre-sales are happening tomorrow (Wed, 6/17), with more set to happen the follow Wed, 6/24.

Presale tickets are only available to members of the official Chickenfoot Fan Club. Joining the Chickenfoot Fan Club get you access to presales, an exclusive "Chickenheads" fan club t-shirt and 10% ongoing discount in the Official Chickenfoot online store. Click here to join.
Presales start for Lake Tahoe and Phoenix tomorrow, Wed 6/17. The next presales will be next Wednesday. Also, two new Calfornia shows announced at the Greek in Berkeley and the Open Sky Theater in Valley Center. There are only a few more shows to be announced for this summer North American tour.
Check for presale links. NOTE: The specific ticket purchase pages won't be available on Live Nation and Ticketmaster until shortly before the onsale time.
9/5 Harvey's Resort Hotel & Casino (Lake Tahoe, NV) Presale 6/17, Onsale 6/22
9/12 Rock Jam [Festival] (Grand Junction, CO) Onsale NOW
9/14 Brady Theater (Tulsa, OK) Presale 6/24, Onsale 6/27
9/16 Verizon Wireless Theater (Houston, TX) Presale 6/24, Onsale 6/27
9/17 Concrete Street Pavilion (Corpus Christi, TX) Presale 6/24, Onsale 6/26
9/21 Nokia Theatre (Grand Prarie, TX) Presale 6/24, Onsale 6/27
9/23 Dodge Theatre (Phoenix, AZ) Presale 6/17, Onsale 6/22
9/25 Greek Theatre (Berkeley, CA) Presale 6/24, Onsale 6/28
9/26 Harrah's Rincon Open Sky Theater (Valley Center, CA) Presale 6/24, Onsale 6/27

Faraz Anwar: why I could not make the guitar idol final

Origianlly posted on the alloutguitar forum

“Guitar Idol requires us to travel to UK for the live performance. I tried to figure out a way of visiting UK this month but it wasn't possible.”
– Faraz Anwar speaks on the Guitar Idol experience and why he had to pull out of the show
By: Asra Pasha -Karachi (The News)
Faraz Anwar, the man behind alternative rock band Mizraab, has become the only Pakistani guitarist who has made it to the finals of Guitar Idol. But despite making the cut, Faraz had to pull out of the show due to visa issues.
“Guitar Idol is an online talent search to find the hottest 'undiscovered' guitarists in the world. Staged over 3 online Heats and a final online knockout round thousands of guitarists will battle for 12 places to perform live on the main stage at the massive London International Music Show in June 2009 and be crowned Worldwide Guitar Idol 2009,” states the website, where fans get to vote alongside judges.
Even though, Faraz Anwar eventually had to pull out, his entry into the competition has brought him in the spotlight. From online forums and blogs to Facebook, the buzz around this particular gig has been rising.
As Guitar Idol gets underway today in the UK, Instep Today catches up with Faraz Anwar to find out more about the Guitar Idol experience, the reasons for pulling out and more…
Instep Today: Tell us about the Guitar Idol experience?
Faraz Anwar: I am a self-taught guitarist and belong to a country where there is no understating of my work, which is progressive rock whatsoever, let alone any appreciation. In this contest I secured the third rank out of some over 150 participants form across the world. Every level of competition tells you something about yourself.
Instep Today: Why did you pull out of the show that is being held in the UK?
Faraz Anwar: I had earlier applied for student visa in UK, which I received just recently but before the voting closed for Guitar Idol. This visa is valid from September 2009.
The tour for GI requires us to travel to UK in June for the live performance. When the results came out, I tried to figure out a way of visiting UK in June before my first visa, but the embassy told me that it wasn't possible. Legally, an individual can hold only one visa at a time. Either I had to withdraw from the previous visa or this. Since the former means a professional music course in the UK and that too under a firm and approved scholarship, I had no other option than to withdraw myself from the final contest.
But GI and I are both confident, that the next year when I'd still be in the UK, I will contest and let's see if I am lucky again.
Instep Today: You haven't enjoyed commercial success too much…
Faraz Anwar: Not every person out there is producing music to churn money. A true artist only creates without the fear of rejection because he knows that what he knows is recognizable by those few who are capable.
I can safely say that I don't stand there alone as an artist who has failed to produce music which is commercially viable.
When you know something you grow a gut to show it off, regardless of the fear of rejection and imbibed with the spirit of competition.
Instep Today: The general perception about you is that you are not interested in releasing your work here…
Faraz Anwar: When I went to Czech Republic last for a live performance, I was greeted with fans more than 70 years old. It's surprising if they come and appreciate me and say that I made them “recall days from their youth”.
And when any Eastern classical album is released there, the audiences show equal interest in them. This is how our artists are encouraged to go and perform there with equal zeal, even more.
This is only possible because western record labels encourage newer forms of music too. The only way to introduce the audience to any art form is to release it for them.
In an attempt to get my work released in Pakistan, I showed my work to several record labels, but they all rejected it while the same was released in the US and Finland and it remains a successful venture.
Mizraab's album Maazi, Haal, Mustaqbil was also accepted with much reluctance but the public did purchase and heard it and that's how Mizraab is known.
Instep Today: What about record labels like Fire Records or others?
Faraz Anwar: I was in negotiations with The Musik but it became clear that it was not going anywhere. The terms of contract are often such that a true artist would rather remain unknown than sell his work like that.
Three years back Fire Records were considering my solo work. After sitting on it for eons, they called me one fine afternoon during Ramazan. It took me more than a good half hour to find parking space there, just to go upstairs and meet my host and hear him say, “we loved your work, but we have actually considered to release it after one year”, which never happened. This could have been done through a simple email too.
On the other hand, the foreign record labels keep a little more in mind more than the ethics of business they have in mind.
The one record company that has released my album from Finland, you would not believe that often they have run out of funds to pay their staff but they have never violated the contract that I have with them. My royalty share has never been missed.
The bottom line is that it's a stark contrast and one cannot ignore it. Also when you have worked with people who are so fair and professional in their way of working, it's extremely difficult to appreciate people on the other extreme.

András Pálfi: guitar idol 2009 another view

András Pálfi - "Cutting Edge" (Guitar Idol 2009 Final Live) HD

Oziel Zinho: argos guitar idol 2009 from oziel and friends

Can never have too many views of this song....

Ozielzinho - Londres

Ozielzinho - "Argos", (Guitar Idol 2009 Final Live) HD (binaural sound, headphones recommended)

Charly Sahona: solo and masterclass

Video taken from the french magazine Guitare Xtreme #32. Charly is playing a solo over a playback made by Jean Fontanille. Then Charly tells you about his way of playing (in french) and demonstrates it also.

Charly Sahona-Guitar solo and masterclass (from Guitare Xtreme magazine #32)

Kosta Vreto: new cd in progress

Kosta Vreto announces the track titles for his upcoming CD.

1) To start with...
2) Lady white
3) Abound in nothing
4) Beauty's ugly side
5) One way exit
6) Friday night
7) Shattered dreams
8) For all the wrong reasons
9) Drained
10) Transiently absent
11) Pictures of a broken heart
12) Sunset in Atlantis
13) All the things you are