Thursday, 30 July 2009

Vincenzo Grieco, Valerio Mignogna: acoustic duo

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CIAC AREA CLUB Vincenzo Grieco & Valerio Mignogna LIVE

Steve Vai: where the wild things are... full details!

Thanks to Willem!


DVD, Blu-ray and Live CD
Available September 29th!

Guitar legend Steve Vai will release his concert film and live CD Where The Wild Things Are September 29th, 2009 on Favored Nations Records. The show was recorded and filmed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN before a sold-out audience as part ofVai's successful Sound Theories world tour.

Click Here to See the Concert TrailerVai is widely known for both his unprecedented guitar playing techniques and the unique design of his signature series Ibanez Jem guitar. But his fans have become inextricably drawn to his melodic depth, and dynamic stage performance. The continued evolution of his craft is made apparent in the astonishing musicianship presented in Where The Wild Things Are. The 2 hour and 40 minute set contains several new tracks and re-orchestrated pieces culled from his rich catalog. His guitar-wielding extravaganza in 'The Murder' is an artistic performance piece that must be seen to be believed.

The addition of virtuoso violinists Alex DePue and Ann Marie Calhoun add a dazzling dimension to Vai's compositions and stage show, delivering fans the unexpected edge they always expect. Other world-class musicians chosen for Vai's band are: Bryan Beller(bass), Jeremy Colson (drums), Dave Weiner (guitar and sitar) and Zack Wiesinger (lap steel).

"When I put a band and a show together I try to create an entertainment experience that I would like to have if I was sitting in the audience," explains Vai. "I like to witness great musicianship but nothing too cerebral or overindulgent, I like to be stimulated by a large dynamic range of emotional intensities and melodic richness, I enjoy when people love their instrument and it shows by their oneness with it, I like to feel as though I'm part of a family with the audience and the band, and I like to walk away feeling uplifted and not beat up by somebody's ego or the things they hate about themselves and the world. And of course I want a cool t-shirt."

Performance Track Listing:
1. Paint Me Your Face
2. Now We Run
3. Oooo
4. Building The Church
5. Tender Surrender
6. Band Intros
7. Firewall
8. The Crying Machine
9. Shove The Sun Aside
10. I'm Becoming
11. Die To Live
12. Freak Show Excess
13. Apples In Paradise
14. All About Eve
15. Gary 7
16. Beastly Rap
17. Treasure Island
18. Angel Food
19. Earthquake Sky
20. The Audience Is Listening
21. The Murder
22. Juice
23. Whispering A Prayer
24. Taurus Bulba
25. Liberty
26. Answers
27. For The Love Of God
Where The Wild Things Are is available on DVD, Blu-ray, and audio CD on September 29th.

Read a Steve Vai Interview

To view the 3 and 7 minute trailers go to:

Steve Vai's Official Site:
Favored Nations Site:
Steve Vai MySpace:

Marcus Flynn: shows us his egyptian cheops!

Off to Egypt for Marcus Flynn... Innovation guitar Arabic tapping style,


Jack Thammarat: cool blues jam tracks!

This is a new version of 'Falling in Love Again' special for Audio,VDO,Backing Track and TAB avaiable now! at

Jack Thammarat - Falling In Love Again (Bluesjamtracks version)

Ricardo Walls: shred this and smile!

Ricardo Walls... yes you know the guy who won the recent Rob Chappers Meyones guitar competition, is back with a lovely sunset and excellent smile to light up the Shred This competition! Ricardo Walls, we salute you! Enjoy!

Shred this competition (ricardo walls)

Rusty Cooley: win an autographed protone pedal

Kudos to rockhouse for spotting this one. ign up to win an autographed Rusty Cooley Overdrive!:
Rusty Cooley needs no introduction... but in case you've been living under a rock for the last year lets run down what he's been up to- 2 FULL Length instructional DVD's, a brand new signature guitar from Dean- the RC7X, a guest spot on the Sean Baker Orchestras newest CD, a collaboration with Derek Sherinian on Derek's latest CD... do I really need to keep going? Just enter your name and Email addy and you'll be entered to win Rusty Cooleys secret tonal weapon!
count me in

Russ Parrish: steel panther upsize their uk tour!

Steel Panther's debut UK tour has been upgraded to larger venues after it reportedly sold out in less than four minutes.

The new tour dates are as follows:

13 Brimingham, Academy 2
14 Manchester, Academy 2 (formerly Club Academy)
15 Glasgow, Garage (formerly G2)
16 London, Shepherds Bush Empire (formerly Electric Ballroom)

Tickets for the upgraded shows are on sale now from

Greg Howe: esp workshop 2004

This one is slow to load... but worth it for 55 minutes of Greg Howe.

Romulo Granados: shred this goes peru!

Another day... another new entry to the Shred This competition. Romulo Granados is 22 years old and an Industrial Engineer from Peru. He adds his own funky slice of playing to the melting pot, enjoy!

Shred This - Romulo Granados

Plus a tribute to Alex Hutchings

Alex Hutchings Summer of love cover

Jennifer Batten, Steve Stevens: michael jackson and dirty diana

Spotted on the petrucciforum.

ULTRA RARE - Michael Jackson Dirty Diana Live In NY Bad Tour HQ

Ty Tabor: summerland in summer namm

Ty Tabor of King's X at Summer NAMM 2009 in Nashville, shows us the gear he uses on stage and in the studio.

Ty Tabor of King's X Guitar Gear

Guilford Guitars at Summer NAMM 2009 with Ty Tabor

Mateus Starling: leslied up cantaloup island

Improvisation over Cantaloup island using leslie for guitar.

cantaloup island - Mateus Starling -