Friday, 17 July 2009

Kostas Alexakis: shred this competition entry

One I missed from the roundup!

shred this by Kostas Alexakis

Gary Moore: marshall interview

Gary Moore visits Marshall Amplification and talks to Paul Marshall about his set up, his early days in rock and his influences.

Gary Moore visits Marshall Part 1.

In the second part of this interview Gary talks about his collection of Marshall amps, his new record and how he helped Ozzy form a band.

Gary Moore visits Marshall Part 2

Neal Schon: download interview

Neal Schon from classic rock giants Journey reminises with Paul Marshall backstage at Download about his early Marshalls and eagerly looks forward to getting out on the main stage to put in what turns out to be an awesome performance.

Download 2009 - Backstage with Neal Schon

Yngwie Malmsteen: marshall sound booth namm 2009

Yngwie Malmsteen at NAMM 2009

plus Jim Marshall makes an impromptu appearance on stage at Yngwie Malmsteen gig.

Jim Marshall at Yngwie Malmsteen gig

COMPETITION: Shred this progress update

50 * 5 star rating
Favourited: 59 times

Here's a selection of today's entries

Dr. Bender "Shred this competition"

CARLOS's Shred This! entry

IGNACIO D MENDIVIL Shred this competition

Shred this - Truth In Shredding Competition

Rob Chappers: N4 snakeskin

Rob Chapman demos the "extremely rare" Washburn N4 Snakeskin Nuno Bettencourt signature guitar at World Guitar of Gloucestershire UK.

Rob Chappers:
In my opinion World guitars is the best guitar store in the UK, I have personally purchased many guitars from them and the service is second to none. If you go there tell em Chappers sent you ;-)

N4 Snakeskin Nuno Bettencourt signature guitar

Paul Gilbert: live show

Paul Gilbert pt.1

Paul Gilbert pt.2

Paul Gilbert pt.3

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot 3 part interview

Chickenfoot- Chad Smith and Joe Satriani Interview

Mike Philippov: shred guitar solo

Cool Guitar Shred Solo

Homero Bittencourt: improv over smooth bt

Ronny Jordan - By Homero Bittencourt

Silvius Leopold: 11 strings!

Spotted over at

Silvius Leopold Weiss Ciacona

News: guitar edge another new guitar web site!

Guitar Edge brings you the latest on the hottest artists, the coolest gear and the best tab. Guitar Edge offers the first freely accessible multimedia network (, print magazine, digital magazine and weekly e-newsletter, Guitar Xtra) featuring authentic tab, gear reviews, artist interviews and more for guitarists of all styles and skill levels. When it comes to improving your technique, learning new skills and increasing your knowledge, Guitar Edge is focused on giving you the edge.


Thanks to jimifan

Steve Vai, Phil Hilborne: maiden in britain

Phil Hilborne, Nicko McBrain, & Friends - London Guitar Show, June 2009 - Excel/Docklands, Steve Vai, Andy Frost, Peter Eldridge, LIMS,

"The Trooper " LIMS 2009 - Saturday 13th June

"Run To The Hills" - LIMS 2009 - Sunday 14th June

Joe Satriani: solid rock interview

Joe Satriani:
It’s always fun when we get together. The song writing usually started with me making home demos of songs in groups of 8 or 10 songs. Then Sammy would come up with melodies and lyrics. Next the band would get together and arrange the songs as a group, changing the style, as it seemed fit. We did improvise one composition together in the studio, the song “Down The Drain”... I hope to release a live DVD later this year from the “Professor Satchafunkilus Tour”. We filmed a show at the Grand Rex Theatre in Paris that turned out to be a great night for the band and me. full interview

Uli Jon Roth, Elias Viljanen: set for mmf festival

Almost three years have passed since the Monterrey Metal Fest Vol MMF III "(November 18, 2006) ... the wait is over. Vol IV ... MMF September 16, 2009.

Now with a new concept V.I.P. (limited to only 3.000 tickets) in a venue (Arena Saint Lucia) in which it is found that the ideal place for the festival. Very few would argue that surely is a place for the small magnitude of the event, which will keep many people out for that reason we started the pre-promotion two months before the pre-tickets and five months before the day of the festival.

The idea is that everyone has the same opportunity to attend and be able to buy time to prepare for their entry. It presents ten international bands as well as nationally. Will be exactly as on the main stage of the festival earlier in the Auditorio Coca-Cola. There will only be a general ticket price, in a place equivalent to the area "AA" and "A" of the previous site and producing a first rate as usual.

Steve Vai: where the wild things are



Where The Wild Things Are was recorded live at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN during Steve Vai's 2007 Sound Theories Tour (his most successful solo tour to date). This 2-DVD set will take you on the concert ride of your life!

Where The Wild Things Are features a world class line-up of musicians, unlike any other band Steve has ever assembled. The show even includes two dueling violin players. Once again, Steve Vai proves that while trends or fads come and go... true talent lives on forever.

Where The Wild Things Are tracklisting:

'Paint Me Your Face'
'Now We Run'
'Building The Church'
'Tender Surrender'
'Band Intros'
'The Crying Machine'
'Shove The Sun Aside'
'I’m Becoming'
'Die To Live'
'Freak Show Excess'
'Apples In Paradise'
'All About Eve'
'Gary 7'
'Beastly Rap'
'Treasure Island'
'Angel Food'
'Earthquake Sky'
'The Audience Is Listening'
'The Murder'
'Whispering A Prayer'
'Taurus Bulba'
'For The Love Of God'

Official Steve Vai Site:
Favored Nations Site:
Steve Vai on MySpace:

Billy Sheehan: free clinics

Billy Sheehan has announced the following free bass clinics:

20 - Boston/Springfield MA - Falcetti Music 413-543-1002
21 - Weymouth, MA - South Shore Music 718-331-3333
23 - Freehold, NJ - Freehold Music 732-462-6860
24 - O'Fallon, MO - Mozingo Music 636-300-9553
25 - West Berlin, Wisconsin - Cascio Interstate Music 262-786-0487
27 - Montgomery, AL- Art's Music 205-995-8378
28 - Marietta, GA - Ken Stanton Music 770-429-8861
29 - New York, NY - Sam Ash Music 212-719-2625
30 - Deptford, NJ - Laboratory Music 856-384-2725
31 - Rochester, NY - House of Guitars 585-544-3500

Jordan Rudess: interview

Jordan Rudess Interview 4 videos

Michael Angelo Batio: welcome to my crib!

Kind of like cribs for guitar players... a great visit to Michael Angelo Batios home studio.. Hopefully they'll visit George Bellas too!

Torben Enevoldsen: no rest for the wicked

Confirmation that Torben Enevoldsen has been busy. He has completed the new album. The name of both project and album will be ACACIA AVENUE.

Here's a complete track list:

Don't Call Me Tonight,
Hold On,
An Illusion,
Jamie's In Love,
Mad Antenna,
Wait No More,
Just Wanna Be With You,
Let Go,
No Looking Back
Can't Make You Stay.

Torben Enevoldsen is also mixing the third Section A album called Sacrifice.
as Torben Enevoldsen says:
No rest for the wicked ;-)

Greg Howe: in top 10 shred shred cd's of all time

"Greg Howe" is #10 in the Top 10 Shred Albums of All Time by Guitar World
Greg's entitled album "Greg Howe" is #10 in the Top 10 Shred Albums of All Time by Guitar World Magazine!

10) "Greg Howe" Greg Howe

9) "Speed Metal Symphony" Cacophony

8) "Michael Lee Firkins" Michael Lee Firkins

7) "Powers of Ten" Shawn Lane

6) "Surfing With the Alien" Joe Satriani

5) "Passion and Warfare" Steve Vai

4) "Edge of Insanity" Tony MacAlpine

3) "Mind’s Eye" Vinnie Moore

2) "Live: Extreme Volume" Racer X

1) "Rising Force" Yngwie Malmsteen

Joel Wanasek: featured on new shred guy records release

Ben Kuzay-perpetual reign:
ben kuzay is one the world's leading instrumental bassists and forerunner of the "bass shred" movement. perpetual reign is the first album ever to feature as its format lead bass with metal accompaniment! features guest artists david harbour, joel wanasek, and daniel kuzay!

8 incredible is now on sale from our myspace for only $12.00!!

free shipping!!...if the link(paypal links are having issues on myspace) doesnt work for you...send $12.00 via paypal to

and we will send this right out to you!

shred is not dead!

Rob Balducci: lotw on the mean green ibanez rg prestige

Rob Balducci says:
Welcome to the new LOTW! I have been getting a bunch of requests to talk about my Ibanez Guitars.

This is my second LOTW dedicated to showing my axes. I love this guitar and I always get great compliments
regarding this guitar. It is a Ibanez LA custom shop RG Prestige. I am fortunate to be involved with Ibanez for the past 15 year. I have always loved these guitars and i think they make the best in the world. Nobody comes even close. This guitar has a mahogany body with a quilted maple top. It has a rosewood finger board. The back of the neck is maple with a babinga strip going up through the headstock. I have two humbuckers, Dimarzio of course.
I am using the Steve special in the bridge ( put in reverse) and an Air Norton in the neck. The 3 way toggle and volume and tone knobs are moved down so they do not mess with my plcking hand. The guitar has an edge pro
on it which is awesome and I have a custom built hand rest on the bridge so I can rest my hand on the guitar without going sharp. Check out Steve Sandy who in on my forum( from time to time, he built it and they are awesome. On the neck I hav treble side dot markers. I feel this is a better place rather then the bass side. I also have the libra symbol inlay between the 11 and 13 frets. I hope you guys dig it! This guitar is like the Ibanez RG Prestige you can find at your local music stores, only thing is I get custom colors and a few modifications because of my endorsment. Rock Ibanez!!! I used this guitar a lot on Violet Horizon.


7-16-09 Lick Of The Week - Ibanez RG Prestige -demo - Rob' s Sleestack RG!

Doug Doppler, Danny Jones: points north gig announced

Danny Jones says:
Hey we have a show next fri,July 24th @ 19th Broadway Club,17 Broadway Ave,Fairfax Ca 9pm

Danny Jones Band,Points North,Doug Doppler

Other News Danny has a new Signature Overdrive Pedal coming out soon,Designed by Pedal Guru Paul Trombetta called the Danny Drive!!we'll have some sound clips up real soon!!Go to the myspace page for some pics of it!!!!We also have been added to Sfarzo strings roster of Great Players,The new CD is almost finally done so stay tuned for more updates!!

Vinnie Moore: win bulldog bash tickets and see UFO headline

This week we have a prize that can't be bought for any price - VIP tickets to this year's Bulldog Bash.

Taking place between 6-9 August at the Shakespeare County Raceway, Bulldog Bash is one of the country's biggest and best bike & music festivals with great bands, bikes and all sorts of other great events. The bill is topped by MOTORHEAD and UFO and features a phenomenal supporting line-up that competes with any festival in the UK this year. For more info head to this link -

We have a pair of VIP tickets to give away to the bash. These will not only get the best seats on the drag strip, access to the bear pit in front of the stage plus other VIP privileges but they will also get you backstage access.

To win a pair of tickets simply complete the form and you will go into a prize draw.