Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Allen Hinds: live at lave lee

Allen is such a good player!

Allen Hinds Live at La Ve Lee,Jan 16 2007 Part1

allen2 MIcael MOV用

Jennifer Batten: live dates update

July 22 Orange County
July 29 Denver
July 30 Joining Funkiphino band for Summer Nights Concert Series.
FlatIron Crossing Dr & Interlocken Loop (720) 887-7467
August 22 James Burton Guitar Festival Shreveport LA
Sept/Oct USA tour TBA
Sept 11 Opening for Pat Benetar @ College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita CA
Sept 12 Judging Guitar Superstar Contest for Guitar Player Mag
Sept 13 mulimedia show @ Bankhead Theater with Vicki Genfan and Laurence Juber
Sept 15 Little Fox theatre 8 PM 2215 Broadway St Redwood City, CA 94063-1641 (650) 369-4119
Sept 16 Don Quixote's Intl music Hall 7:30 6275 Highway 9 Felton CA (831) 335-2800
Nov Europe TBA
Feb 28, Strathpeffer Pavilion - Scottland 8:00

Lori Linstruth: guilt machine new track promo released

Second Guilt Machine audio sample posted!

If you visit the new Guilt Machine Myspace site, you can listen to the second preview song from the forthcoming Guilt Machine album "On this Perfect Day". We’ve uploaded the 11-minute song "Perfection?" in three parts. Arjen would love to hear your responses to the track, which you can submit at any of the following:

Arjen’s Myspace :: Arjen’s Facebook :: Arjen @ Twitter :: Email

Guilt Machine preorders!

Thanks to everyone who’s already preordered copies of "On This Perfect Day." If you’ve not preordered yet, you can still order your copy from Mascot Records.

Preorders will be shipped near the release date, and (depending upon your country of residence) should arrive during the week of release (31 August). All pre-ordered copies will be signed by Arjen Lucassen, Jasper Steverlinck & Lori Linstruth. Paypal is the only method of payment accepted.

Note: The prices below are for all countries, and include all shipping, handling, and applicable taxes.

w/ 32-page booklet
25 Euros including applicable taxes, shipping and handling (worldwide!)

w/ 24-page booklet
22 Euros including applicable taxes, shipping and handling (worldwide!)

Pre Order

Nicholas Scott: shred medly on toast

Nicholas Scott says:
This tune is a Medley of several other songs by The Nick Scott Band... Sort of. It's more of a vibe catching song put into one. Shred to the max because it's being submitted into several Guitar Competitions!

The Nick Scott Band-Spider Medley

Milan Polak: new cd straight to number 1 in guitar9 chart

Milan Polak says:
I am pleased to announce that my new album "Murphy's Law" entered the guitar9 charts straight at no. 1

Milan Polak
Murphy`s Law (CD)

After two instrumental releases Milan Polak released his first vocal album "Straight" in 2007. Now two years on, Murphy's Law is the perfect extension of its predecessor with a more modern sound, heavier, less bluesy, more guitar (e.g. the title track), more progressive (e.g. "Sheeple", "The Mystery Of Life"), more choirs and backing vocals (e.g. "Inner Truth") and even some Oriental sounds (e.g. "No God", "Inner Truth") and a great representation of an artist that is delivering music true to his soul and ideals in life. Murphy's Law is an accessible album full of strong vocal hooks, great guitar work and mature song writing from one of Europe's most in demand session musicians who is now forging his own fan base. Lyrically the album deals with social issues, mass media manipulation and other issues of modern day life (e.g. "Wannabes", "Alien Nation", "Sheeple") being the main overriding factor influencing Milan's work. (Electric (Heavy)/Hard Rock), total running time, 46:04

Kee Marcello, Paul Gilbert: jam time!

Paul Gilbert - Kee Marcello - Richard Smith - Fantastic Jam!!! U must see it!

Kirill Konyaev: 15 year old's tribute to marco sfogli

Kirill Konyaev, age 15, is playing his own solo backed by James Labrie's Lost from Elements Of Persuasion:

Guitar: Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 6
15 Year Old Russian Solo Improvisation - Lost by James Labrie

Edward Box: vendetta new cd annonuced, samples posted

VENDETTA - Heretic Nation: Second album from the British UK Traditional Metallers - fans of classic Judas Priest, Heaven & Hell and Iron Maiden are given fair warning!

Vendetta Heretic Nation sampler

News: glass guitar, sustain for days!

PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the GlassTones booth. At first glimpse, these guitars have a shimmering attribute not seen on most guitars -- a highly-tempered silica based compound (e.g., glass) that works as the guitar's fretboard. This patented technology is described to eliminate interference from other inferior materials, such as metal, and purifying the vibration of the string. The resulting sound is clear, pure, and bold with increased sustain. Other appointments of GlassTones guitars include maple necks, Sperzel tuners, various Lindy Fralin pickups and Gotoh bridges.

Summer NAMM '09 - GlassTones Vitric Models

Alex Masi: what I'm doing update!

Alex Masi:
...did some guitar clinics overseas, may and june...loved every minute of it.
hung out with cool people who showed actual interest in music rather than this tiresome world of vapid real and pretend celebrities out here in LA...
been working on the soundtrack for a movie that's a co-production between italy and spain...
back in LA now to finish my next solo album after "late nights at desert rimrock"...
looking forward to getting outta here once again in september/october for some more euro gigs...counting the minutes.

call me a generic wimp but i've been loving "magnificent" by U2 since i first heard it in some dubious location in italy...it's just that fucking powerful...the vibe, the execution, the melody, the structure etc...sometime one just has to admit that good shit can potentially come from any source...the rest of the album is lame but that song is a statement and a half...

talk soon you freaks...

Marcel Jacob: RIP former malmsteen bassist dead

Tragic news, as he was just 45 years old. I saw Marcel Jacob for the first time back in 1985 with Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and their first UK date. He was a phenomenal player. Condolences to family and friends.

Jeff Scott Soto says:
"It is with deep regret and remorse I, along with fellow members of TALISMAN, am announcing our brother, longtime colleague and overall greatest musician we've ever played with, Marcel Jacob, is no longer with us as of today, Tuesday July 21, 2009. Marcel took his own life after many years of personal and health issues he was battling.

"We were mere days from starting what would have been our eighth TALISMAN studio album together, celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the band. I spoke with him just yesterday about finalizing the details that would get us started only to get the news this afternoon that my friend merely gave up on it all.

"I want him to be remembered as everything I have already mentioned above but more so, he helped influence so many musicians and songwriters. He was a quiet, gentle soul with a very intense passion for his craft. I have been associated with him since 1994 but it was when we started TALISMAN is when he truly became a brother, one of my dearest friends.

"It is far too early to say anything now but I plan to organize a memorial for his legacy, although not known by the masses, the ones who do see him as the genius I know he was.

"R.I.P. my friend, you will be sorely missed, you will be in my heart forever and I'll see you on the other side... I hope now you will get your dream and jam with Phil Lynott!!"

Marcel Jacob - Bass solo 1

Marcel Jacob - Bass solo 2

Marcel Jacob - Bass solo 3

Yngwie Malmsteen - I'll See The Light Tonight

Kostas Karamitroudis: gus g randall amp!

Randall T2 Heaven & Hell

Also UK's Total Guitar Magazine has a Great Review of Gus' signature amp, T2HH. Read more in this pdf of the article and make sure to pick up a copy of the August issue where you'll find an exclusive guitar lesson with Gus! pdf

Richie Kotzen: us and europe dates plus new cd on the way

Rickie Kotzen probably the sexiest guitarist in rock has cool announcements for fans!

Live in NY! July 27th, Sam Ash + July 28th @ BB Kings, plus Richie Kotzen will issue a new album called "Peace Sign" this fall. The exact release date for the effort will be announced soon.

I am also planning an extensive European tour for the Fall. We plan on doing shows in the UK, Spain, France and other countries. The series of dates will run from
late September until early December. I am sorry to say there are no plans for a North American tour at this time however I will be doing a live show at BB Kings in New York City. The show at BB Kings will be on July 28th with my live band. This is sure to be a special event for me as it has been ages since I performed on the East Coast.
And finally I would like to invite anyone who has not yet joined my mailing list to do so at this time. Anyone who joins the Richie Kotzen Community (Mailing list)
will receive a link to download a new version of my song Remember. The song is FREE and has been re-recorded and named Remember (Reprise).
You may preview the song at Myspace.com/richiekotzen. Simply click the 'red' "Join The Community" link on my Myspace page and follow the prompts.
You will then receive a separate e mail directing you to the free download. You may also sign up by clicking the 'Join The Community' link at richiekotzen.com
Well, that is it for now. I hope to see you at the NYC show at BB Kings on July 28th. If not I will see you on the road.
Best Wishes,

Filmed at the San Diego House of Blues on Feb 25, 2009.

Richie Kotzen - All Along the Watchtower

Richie Kotzen - So Cold

Richie Kotzen - Fooled Again

Ritchie Kotzen - Go Faster

Russ Parrish: steel panther UK tour dates announced!

Steel Panther, have announced UK dates in September 2009.

The dates are:

Sunday 13 September – Birmingham Academy 2
Monday 14 September – Manchester Club Academy
Tuesday 15 September – Glasgow G2
Wednesday 16 September – London Electric Ballroom

Tickets will be priced at £11 regionally and £13.50 in London and will go on sale, this Friday 24th July at 9am. They will be available from www.livenation.co.uk

Additionally the single, Community Property, will be released through Island Records UK on 14th September.

Thrash Hits TV EXCLUSIVE!! Steel Panther UK Tour Diary 2009