Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Michael Angelo Batio: needs your help!

Can we muster a little support by having everyone register at Guitar World's forum and post a positive message regarding MAB? It can be anything; his column, his playing, his upcoming works, his fan loyalty, etc.

Register here:

Support here:

And here:

For all MAB does for his fans, it's the least we can do to show some support in his own "backyard" ;)

The Drew Crew

Tommy Ermolli: twin spirits the forbidden city release date announed

Twin Spirits. the new album, The Forbidden City, is set for release on September 11th and builds upon the sound heard on the bands 2007 debut, The Music That Will Heal The World (Lion Music).

The Forbidden City tracklisting:
'The Forbidden City',
'Taste The Infinity',
'Number One',
'One Of Us',
'Hide This Feeling',
'My Future',
'I Am Free'.

POLL: ozzy's new guitarist...

OK... the poll has been live all day and only one vote?!?! come on guys.. who is Ozzy's next guitarist... assuming Zakk Wylde gets the chop?.... your answer in the side bar!

Mathieu Rach :save me!

Save Me ( Original song )

Russ Parrish: the guitar licks video reposted

More proof as to how cool Russ Parrish really is. The original video was removed but is back again! Download just in case!

Russ Parish - Guitar licks and exercises (circa 1992 93)

Joey Tafolla: tokyo may 1989

I might have missed this one...

Joey Tafolla - Eternity's End & Guitar solo (Tokyo, May 89)

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot london 2009

Take a peak behind the scenes as Joe, Chad, Mike and Sammy descend on London for their Summer European 2009 tour. We gave this video to exclusively for the first week it was available.

Chickenfoot London 2009

Daniel Jakubovic: live in pompano

Against The Wall live in Pompano beach Florida july 29th. "Alone".... great solo starts about 2:16 in.

alone pompano

Simon mogensen: tele shred this

Simon mogensen says:
This is my entry in the "Shred this" contest. I used guitar rig 3, and apple logic express. Hope you will like it. Good luck to the other participants:) Please rate and comment:)

Shred This - Simon mogensen

Reece Fullwood: string skippping... diminished!

More cool lessons from Reece Fullwood.

Week 7 - String Skipping Diminished Tapping - Reece Fullwood

Kiko Loureiro,Alejandro Silva: coca cola guitar fest

Makin OF "Coca-Cola Zero Guitar Fest 2009" (Kiko Loureiro, Alejandro Silva)

Russ Parrish: steel panther to support ZZ Top!

Steel Panther will open for ZZ Top when the bearded rockers hit the UK in October.

Dates are as follows:

27 Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
28 Wembley, Arena

Steel Panther will play their own headline shows in September.

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 all the above gigs are on ale now from

News: top 10 80's albums continues from!

Posted but Doesn't look anything like my record and CD collection.

Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1986

1986 was the best year of the '80s when it came to heavy metal albums. It was the year of Metallica's Master Of Puppets, Megadeth's Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? and Slayer'sReign In Blood. There were also several other great releases from bands like Kreator, Bathory, Candlemass and Iron Maiden. Thrash ruled in 1986, but a few other genres made the Top 10 as well. What did rate as number 1? You may disagree with my list, and if you do make sure to post your comments and picks in the comments section.

Here are the Top 10 Heavy Metal Albums Of 1986

And in case you missed any of the earlier lists, here they are:

Guthrie Govan: funking fusion

You may not catch youtube videos for too long but you can see the master and learn from him...

You can't have too much Guthrie Govan, so we enlisted his help with a brand new format! With this mini-bundle, you get a much more intensive approach to improving your soloing skills. Using a funky jam track in E minor, Guthrie has played four short solos, each with a different sound and feel.

Four solo examples. Audio and Video
Four solo example backing tracks
Tabs for all examples
Full length Jam Track approx 5 mins

full details

Chris Watson: full rich version of shred this!

Another cool jam vibe, this time from Chris Watson who originally appeared on the blog back in 2006. Chris Watson says:
My entry in the 'Shred This' Truth In Shredding comp. LOTS of good entries and I doubt I'd be classed as a shredder but the backer was so good so I had to give it a go. :) Used a Musicman EVH into a PODxt and plenty of coffee!

Chris Watson - Shred This - Truth In Shredding Competition August 09

Rob Chappers: holy fire... face fuzz gone... this man means business!

Rob Chappers:
Hunting for a good location to shoot my first music video, for a new new tune called "Holy Fire". All is and will always be shot by the fantastic Mr Andy McCreeth.

Holy Fire - Location hunting

Simon Lees: turned to stone

Fly back in time... remember Budgie? Yes, well I do... this track featured John Thomas originally... this is the version played by Simon Lees.

I Turned to Stone

Jeff Loomis: behind the scenes at rock house

Check out Jeff Loomis' recent visit with Rock House:

Jeff Loomis Behind The Scenes @ Rock House

Joel Hoekstra: tour schedule posted

Joel Hoekstra's Updated Schedule.....

Joel adds one month at a time of Rock of Ages schedule...he has Wednesday off at ROA...if he is NOT playing with Night Ranger he will be at ROA...unless something pressing comes up like...HE NEEDS TO HAVE A DAY OF REST...:-)

Aug 5 2009 8:00P
BOK Center w/Night Ranger
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Aug 7 2009 8:00P
Alltel Center w/Night Ranger
Mankato, Minnesota

Aug 9 2009 2p & 7p
Rock of Ages
New York, NY

Aug 10 2009 8p
Rock of Ages
New York, NY

Aug 11 2009 7p
Rock of Ages
New York, NY

Aug 12 2009 8:00P
Wisconsin State Fairgrounds w/Night Ranger
West Allis, Wisconsin

Aug 13 2009 8:00P
Waterfest Concert Series w/Night Ranger
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Aug 14 2009 8:00P
Altoona Railroaders Memorial w/Night Ranger
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Aug 15 2009 8:00P
Mohegan Sun Casino w/Night Ranger
Uncasville, Connecticut

Aug 17 2009 8:00P
BB King’s w/Night Ranger
New York, New York

Aug 21, 2009 8:00P
Konocti Harbor
Kelseyville, California

Aug 26 2009 8:00P
Schottenstein Center w/Night Ranger
Columbus, Ohio

Aug 28 2009 8:00P
Benton Franklin County Fair w/Night Ranger
Kennewick, Washington

Sep 4 2009 8:00P
Military Park w/Night Ranger
Indianapolis, Indiana

Sep 5 2009 8:00P
Sausalito Waterfront w/Night Ranger
Sausalito, California

Sep 9 2009 8:00P
1st Mariner Arena w/Night Ranger
Baltimore, Maryland

Sep 11 2009 8:00P
Savannah City Hall w/Night Ranger
Savannah, Tennessee

Sep 15 2009 8:00P
Richmond Coliseum w/Night Ranger
Richmond, Virginia

Sep 16 2009 8:00P
Eastern Kentucky Expo Center w/Night Ranger
Pikeville, Kentucky

Sep 18 2009 8:00P
Greensboro Coliseum w/Night Ranger
Greensboro, North Carolina

Sep 21 2009 8:00P
Pensacola Civic Center w/Night Ranger
Pensacola, Florida

Sep 23 2009 8:00P
Amway Arena w/Night Ranger
Orlando, Florida

Sep 26 2009 8:00P
New Orlenas Arena w/Night Ranger
New Orleans, Louisiana

Sep 27 2009 8:00P
Ford Pavillion w/Night Ranger
Beaumont, Texas

Sep 29 2009 8:00P
Frank Erwin Center w/Night Ranger
Austin, Texas

Sep 30 2009 8:00P
Zoo Ampitheatre w/Night Ranger
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oct 3 2009 8:00P
Downtown Jonesboro w/Night Ranger
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Oct 10 2009 8:00P
Free Stage Fairgrounds w/Night Ranger
Little Rock, Arkansas

Oct 17 2009 8:00P
North Fork Music Theater w/The Turtles
Westbury, New York

Oct 25 2009 8:00P
Private Party w/BBHC
Monroe, New York

Oct 29, 2009 8:00P
North Charleston Coliseumw/Night Ranger
North Charleston, South Carolina

Oct 30, 2009 8:00P
Ford Ampitheatre w/ Night Ranger
Tampa, Florida

Oct 31, 2009 8:00P
Cruzan Ampitheatre w/ Night Ranger
West Palm Beach, Florida

Nov 5, 2009 8:00P
Big Sandy Superstore Arena w/ Night Ranger
Huntington, West Virginia

Nov 6, 2009 8:00P
Sovereign Center w/ Night Ranger
Reading, Pennsylvania

Nov 7, 2009 8:00P
Covelli Center w/ Night Ranger
Youngstown, Ohio

Nov 10, 2008 8:00P
Bank of Kentucky Center w/ Night Ranger
Highland Heights, Kentucky

Nov 21, 2009 8:00P
Coushatta Casino w/ Night Ranger
Kinder, Louisiana

Nov 22, 2009 8:00P
American Bank Center w/ Night Ranger
Corpus Christi, Texas

If you need anymore info email me at:

News: super promo tool for YOU... yes YOU!!!

Thanks to Ed DeGenaro for spotting this one:


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COMPETITION: Shred this - a gentle reminder!

Some of you have missed this bit: You MUST COMPLETE A FORM FOR EACH ENTRY YOU WANT JUDGED... enter:

1 Watch the video, get the backing track

top ten tips: yes... all you need to know about what you need to do and what's in the rules and what is not!

The backing track is in Bb minor so a Bb minor pentatonic scale!

2 Record a response video and upload to you tube

3 ENTER: complete this form:

4 Add your video as a response to the competition video

5 Promote your video!

6 WIN!

The latest stats are looking good... Shred Junior is very happy!

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