Thursday, 25 June 2009

Jeff Goldblum: RIP Noooo Way!

There is NO online confirmation but New Zealand Police are reporting that Jeff Goldblum has fallen to his death on the set of his new movie more related items... rumour or true?

police say flase:

Time:11:00 26-06-2009
Incident Type:media enquiries
Location:Kauri Cliff near to Kerikeri
What happened:Police at Kerikeri are receiving phonecalls regarding a person falling from a cliff at Kauri Cliff.
There is no such incident and police have no information to provide.

Issued by:Inspector Kerry Watson

Unfortunately the death of Farrah Fawcett is true... condolences to the families

Prashant Aswani: guitar jam daily grabs prashant for a new guitar tuition column

Prashant Aswani here and I wanted to introduce myself and tell you about a series of new columns that I will be writing for GuitarJamDaily featuring some of my specialties. On the menu we have:

1. Production: Making an album from beginning to end. Creating an initial concept or genre. Making a harmony into a fully developed song with a hook and melody that leave the listener wanting more. Creating parts that give continuity to the rhythmic groove.

2. Tone search: Finding that perfect lead tone that fits the song. Isolating frequencies so the tone cuts in a mix. Exploring pedals and amps and guitars and pickups and mic pres.

3. Aswani Technique: Exploring my personal technique to playing rhythm and soloing. Hybrid and picking techniques will be discussed.

4. Impact Soloing: My signature approach to improvising. Using different chordal substitutions and scales to create a vibe. Also developing motifs to have continuity in the solo.

5. Composition: Take a look at arranging instrumental tunes to keep them interesting without losing the direction. Writing a melody that can be sung and also keeping the groove alive!

full post

Thanks to Rich Murry at guitar channel for the news

Michael Jackson: dead?!?! RIP

King of Pop Michael Jackson died Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital where he was rushed around 1 pm PT by paramedics, according to celebrity Web site TMZ
news items | wikipedia condolences to all who are bereaved.

Eddie Van Halen guitar solo Beat it Michael Jackson

Dirty Diana Jennifer Batten

Michael Jackson with guitarist Greg Howe "Beat It" solo

Michael Jackson & Slash

David Wallimann: aeolian summer heat soloing

Download this backing track and many more at

Atmostpheric Aeolian

Matt Mills: neo clinicous americanous

This a collection of clips from Matthew Mills also known as Matt Mills. The clips include Matthew playing with the Matthew Mills band and performing with backing tracks during Schecter Guitar Clinics.
Matthew is endorsed by Schecter guitars and Ernie Ball strings he has released 4 studio albums and performed with Joe Stump and opened for Yngwie Malmsteen

matthew Mills guitar

Matthew Mills show in NY

Matthew Mills Sound waves Music Guitar clinic 2009

Matthew Mills Neoclassical shred guitar show may 10 2009

Matthew Mills guitar clinic at Make N Music 2

Lelio Padovani: doppelgänger posts film them music

As Daniele Gottardo pointed out to me Lelio Padovani is my alter ego... if you ever wondered what I look like... then meet my doppelgänger

As I get weirded out... I can say that Lelio Padovani has posted some of his them music on a new myspace

Lelio says to me:
Well... If you ever come to Italy let me know... Just to escape in time to avoid matter/antimatter collision...
... more music available from

George Marios, Tom Quayle: T42... brewing up!

T42 - the new, exciting duo of Tom Quayle and George Marios jamming for your entertainment! Second jam of three recorded yesterday after some tea with milk. Each jam is over a funky backing track... if you too would like to be able to play like George Marios, Tom Quayle then visit the temple of guitar enhancement

T42 - Tom Quayle and George Marios jamming after some Tea with Milk! - Part 2

Mark McGuigan: soldano put to the sword

Mark McGuigan says:
For a change I mic'ed up my wee Soldano Astroverb and had a little cheesy rock Improv! Bum notes courtesy of Falling Star Wine....

Mark McGuigan - Soldano Cheesy Rock Jam

Paul Gilbert: mmi italy 2009

Paul Gilbert Live @ Asola (MN) il 13 Apr 2009 con Gabriele Palazzi Rossi (drums) e Roberto Galli (bass) in un brano degli Aerosmith "Lord of the thighs".

Paul Gilbert live with Gabriele Palazzi and Roberto Galli

Eddie Van Halen: wins spike tv guys choice award

Spike TV'S Guys Choice Awards 2009 Eddie Van Halen (HD)

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot sells 174,000 copies!

CHICKENFOOT's self-titled debut album has sold 174,000 copies in the United States since its June 5 release. The LP is packaged in heat-sensitive artwork, which means when you put your hand on the CD inlay, photos of the band members are revealed behind the CHICKENFOOT band logo.

8 videos posted in this haul from Live at The Marquee Cork, Ireland 23rd June 09

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot irish tour 2009

Nigel Tufnel: spinal tap back from the dead!

The "Back From The Dead" deluxe CD/DVD package is being distributed completely outside of the traditional major label infrastructure. Retail distribution and marketing of physical CDs will be handled by Artist2Market (A2M) while digital marketing and distribution will be serviced by INgrooves.

"Back From The Dead" track listing:

01. Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
02. Back From The Dead
03. (Funky) Sex Farm
04. Rock 'n' Roll Creation
05. Jazz Oddyssey I
06. Gimme Some Money
07. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
08. Heavy Duty
09. America
10. Jazz Oddyssey II
11. (Listen to the) Flower People (Reggae Stylee)
12. Hell Hole
13. Big Bottom
14. Celtics Blues
15. Jazz Oddyssey III
16. Warmer Than Hell
17. Stonehenge
18. Short and Sweet
19. Cups and Cakes

blabbermouth full post

Russ Parrish: steel panda, feel the fur!

Thrash Hits TV: Steel Panther @ Download 2009

Akira Takasaki: loudness new cd promo posted

Hit The Rails", the new video from veteran Japanese band LOUDNESS has been released. The song comes off the band's latest album, "The Everlasting", which came out on May 27, 2009 via Tokuma Japan Communications.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Hit The Rails
02. Flame Of Rock
03. I Wonder
04. The Everlasting
05. Life Goes On
06. Let It Rock
07. Crystal Moon
08. Change
09. Rock Into The Night
10. I'm In Pain
11. Thunder Burn
12. Desperate Religion


John Petrucci: dream theater set to sell 40,000 units on release week!

DREAM THEATER, entitled "Black Clouds & Silver Linings", is on track to sell between 35,000 and 40,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.

DREAM THEATER's last CD, "Systematic Chaos", opened with 36,000 units in 2007 to enter The Billboard 200 chart at No. 19. 2005's "Octavarium" premiered with 27,000 copies to debut at No. 36.

full blabbermouth details

Ron Thal: lita ford looking forward to having bumblefoot on tour

Lita Ford has added another dimension to her upcoming tour by enlisting fellow guitar giant Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES) to duty by playing in her backing band.

"I'm really looking forward to getting out on the road with Bumblefoot," says Lita, who'll break a 15-year touring hiatus with the jaunt, which will be preceded by a slew of festival dates both in the states and in Europe. "It only took a couple of practices before we really connected — and that hardly ever happens. I've played with some terrific musicians, but this combination is really something special."

2009 - Press Conference - Lita Ford (part 1 / 2)

She opted to put that part of her life on hold in the mid-'90s, however, when she married fellow rocker Jim Gillette (best known for his work in NITRO) and concentrated on raising sons James and Rocco. The family went about as far from the glammy Hollywood rock lifestyle as possible — moving to a quiet Caribbean island where tending gardens and fishing replaced headbanging and crafting guitar solos as pastimes.

"We're at a point where we can take the kids out with us, and let them be part of the action," says Lita, who proudly points out that her sons have never spent a night in the company of a nanny or a babysitter. "My oldest is a really tough, cool kid. He's 12 and he loves being a roadie — he'll run across stage with my Gibson and work the place like a total professional."

"I was so impressed by the different styles I heard from him," says Lita, by way of explaining her decision to team with Bumblefoot. "He can be really heavy one minute and totally subtle the next. It gives us an extra dimension."

2009 - Press Conference - Lita Ford (part 2 / 2)

"Getting out on the road again is gonna be such a trip," says Lita. "It's not like getting back on a bicycle — it's more like going back to the gym and starting to really work out again after a long break. But I'm definitely in shape and back up to lifting the heavy weights again. It's gonna be a blast for everyone." full blabbermouth post

Todd Duane: marshall plexi burn out!

'01 R8 (Rebel Yell) Evidence Audio cable into a '69 Plexi Bassman (SuperLead Specs) almost cranked into an Ultimate Attenuater at medium/low volume thru a Mesa Standard w/ 65's and V30's in an "X".

Marshall Plexi Les Paul Mesa Cab Ultimate Attenuator

Tony MacAlpine: ny 1990 show

17 videos of Tony back in New York in 1990. Thanks to IYAMNI, who managed to get the guitar out of the mix on the video track

Tony MacAlpine: new york 1990

Dallton Santos: guitar tab and backing tracks good to go!

Dallton says:
I have recieved many some mails asking for the tabs and a backingtrack of the song.
So now it´s avaiable in
have fun !!!

video download ; Playback/Tab - song By the edge

Wim den Herder: trio live II

Merwede Jazz Festival, Nieuwegein juni 2009, Roald Becher, Daniel Gueli, Wim den Herder

Wim den Herder Trio - IJmuiden

Stelios Arnaoutoglou: a little eastern funk for yah!

Stelios says:
This is a home version of the track.
You can Listen and Buy the STUDIO VERSION at:

Thank you for your Support!


Eastern Funk (Track from my second Instrumental Album Sides And Paths)

Michael Angelo Batio: get your name on his next CD!

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Michael filmed 10 new installments of his hugely popular "Time to Burn" column for Guitar World Magazine on Thursday June 4th, 2009 in New York City. This officially makes Michael the longest running columnist in the history of the Magazine! Andy Aledort, again, directed and produced the segments. A special thanks to Brad Tolinski, Jeff Kitts, Andy Aledort and all of the staff at Guitar World Magazine for their continued support of Michael throughout his career. Michael's column appears both in the Magazine and on the CD-Rom each month. To view photos of the filming go to the Road Photos 2009section of our site.

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Tom Quayle, George Marios: t42, new cd - do you take sugar?

Some great news, the two crazed jam masters are getting a CD together, whic is awesome news! Tom Quayle says:
T42 - the new, exciting duo of Tom Quayle and George Marios jamming for your entertainment! First jam of three recorded yesterday after some tea with milk. Each jam is over a funky backing track. Stay tuned for more info on the T42 album featuring Tom, George and my cat very soon!

Hope you enjoy!


T42 - Tom Quayle and George Marios jamming after some Tea with Milk! - Part 1

Renat Bikchurin: bwv 848 uprigtht guitar madness

This guy is just amazing... nice phone call right at the end of the video... I bet he was happy about that...

BWV 848. Renat Bikchurin

Karl Bourdin: KB new facebook group

KB now has a facebook group, join him