Friday, 28 August 2009

Adam Ironside: that was yesterday... 2

Adam Ironside says:
Hey guys, This is the new version of the music video I shot for That Was Yesterday. I decided to try and make the video a little more professional looking, I hope you enjoy the new version.

Any comments, tips or suggestions greatly appreciated.

That Was Yesterday - New Version

Jeff Scheetz: outside blues lessons

Truefire posted some lessons by Jeff Scheetz

Jeff Scheetz : Blues Rock Guitar Lessons - Outside Playing

George Lynch: free lesson from

George Lynch's Wicked Licks Video Lesson: by George Lynch. Performance and breakdown of the licks used in "Key of Noise" by Souls of We. This free video lesson is brought to you by view the lesson

Chris Poland: OHMphrey love boat anyone?

Turn Up the OHMphrey!: Jam Cruise is proud to welcome OHMphrey, the brainchild of three members of the Chicago-based Umphrey’s McGee (keyboardist Joel Cummins, guitarist Jake Cinninger and drummer Kris Myers) and OHM guitarist Chris Poland, a legendary player who’s perhaps best known for work with head banging pioneers Megadeth, and bassist Robertino Pagliari (a.k.a. “Pag”). We are thrilled to have this project on board that assimilates not only disparate musical genres but the individual playing styles of everyone involved.
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Jorn Viggo Lofstad: pagans mind cancel us tour shows

Bravewords posted:
"We regret to announce that the last half of the band's North American tour in support of STRATOVARIUS is cancelled. The second leg in Canada, along with the three west coast US dates, will be with Stratovarius and local support bands only.

The band would like to thank Stratovarius and their managment for attempting to resolve the problems that forced us to make this difficult choice. The obstacles placed in the band's path were numerous and the decisions made were completely out of the band's control. Needless to say, the guys are crushed by the recent turn of events.

In addition to the already announced headline show in St. Paul, MN, Pagan's Mind will play a few more shows on their own."

Here are the updated North American tour dates:

12 - Atlanta, GA - Centre Stage (ProgPower USA festival) *
13 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' South End *
15 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx *
16 - New York, NY - Nokia Theater
18 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
19 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial de Quebec
20 - Montreal, QC - Medley
21 - Boston, MA - Middle East
23 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
24 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
25 - Mokena, IL - Pearl Room
26 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4 *
* Pagan's Mind only

Puguh Tri Wibowoa: more xhredder guitar

Puguh Tri Wibowoa with more experimental guitar:

puguh experimental

Rick Graham: insideout suhr demo

This is a track from my upcoming album called InsideOut. I'm playing my new Suhr Modern Custom Root Beer drip finish guitar. This guitar is incredible. To find out more about these amazing guitars visit:

Suhr Modern Custom Demo - Rick Graham

George Marios: sneak peak of tribute to john mayer

A sneak peak of our Flip Flop trio cover of the fantastic song 'Gravity' by John Mayer Guitars vox:George Marios Bass:Billy Papapanagiotou Drums:Kotsos Ioannidis

Gravity byJohn Mayer Live in Drama

While my guitar gently weeps

Adam Fulara: tapper directory

Adam Fulara set up a directory for Polish tapper guitarists

Each directory item contains

Enjoy tap fiends

COMPETITION: Music Box jam track with cool prizes

AS one competition draws to a close so another one opens

FROM September 01, 2009
Step 1- Go to and Download this Backing Track

Step 2- Record yourself playing over the Track and send us Audio or a Video Response!!

Note: People can also visit our shop to be recorded

1st prize Vintage modern all valve 100 Watt head with matching cab
2nd prze custom shop guitar
more prizes to be announced.

The Music Box 'Guitar Competition'

News: all men are noobs and get pwned... extract 2 movie trailer

Dean (Bateman), the owner of a flower-extract plant, tries to contend with myriad personal and professional problems, such as his potentially unfaithful wife (Wiig) and employees who want to take advantage of him. # Starring Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck

Extract Trailer 2

Martin Miller: suhr demo... must have sold his camera to pay for it ;)

Wischi was mentioning he too had bought a Suhr... here is his first fruits! Lavish praise on petrucci forum

Martin "Wischi" Wichmann (Miller)- The Count of Tuscany solo (Dream Theater) on a Suhr Modern

News: Funk Sheet gear head blog

Another guitar blog: Guitar, Bass, Music and more:

Ron Thal: i heart guitar interview

Who were you rehearsing with today?

I have a new band that I’m starting up. I don’t want to say anything about it until the line-up is exact. We’re just waiting to see who our bass player is definitely going to be, but it’s going to be heavier than a lot of the other stuff I’ve done. It’s gonna be interesting. A lot of fretless guitar. I’m really looking forward to recording and touring and getting it out there really quick.

Is it going to be under your name, or are you gonna do a Chickenfoot?

It’s gonna be a different one. Actually I saw Chickenfoot last night. I got to hang out with Joe Satriani a little bit and catch up. They have such a great vibe, so down to earth and just having fun. Picture the Hagar-era Van Halen with Chad Smith, Chilli Pepper grooves and impeccable, ass-kicking guitar every time. It’s just a great thing.

Full interview

Steve Vai: dvd promo clip posted

Steve Vai performs "Dancing In The Abyss" - a section of the song "The Murder" from his new DVD "Live In Minneapolis - Where The WIld Things Are".

The show was recorded and filmed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN before a sold-out audience as part of Vais successful Sound Theories world tour.

Vai 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 "Live In Minneapolis - 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).

"Live In Minneapolis - Where The Wild Things Are" is available on DVD, Blu-ray, and audio CD on September 29th.

"Dancing In The Abyss" - Steve Vai New DVD Clip

Alex Hutchings: custom fusion series 2 coming soon

AVAILABLE SOON at, Bristol's jazz/fusion virtuoso Alex Hutchings is back once more with a brand new set of jam tracks, complete with stunning sample solos and totally 100% accurate transcriptions. Chord charts included. Alex's tuning EADGCF TAB and standard EADGBE TAB. As thorough as it gets!

Join our mailing list at to hear as soon as this new set is released! will soon be incorporated into
WE are expanding!!!

For this recording Alex used..
Music Man guitar
RAT Pedal 2
Fender Princeton 1966 Original
Cornford 1X12 Cab with Celestion G75T
Shure SM 57 close mic
Shiny Box ribbon mic 6 inches away reversed phase
Broadhurst Gardens BG1 preamp
Manley variable Mu compressor
Manley massive Passive eq
Lynx Aurora AD converters
Logic Audio 8
Waves Renaissance Axe plug in
Mackie 8 buss mixer board eq at mix down cut at around 850hz
Ensoniq DP 4 reverb and delay

Alex Hutchings Custom Fusion Series 2 Promo

Jani Liimatainen: cains offering details

Cains Offering:

Cain's Offering Biography:
Cain's Offering is the brainchild of Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica, ex-Altaria).

In 2007 Jani parted ways with Finnish power metal act Sonata Arctica, a band he since 1996 had been with as one of the founding members. With his departure from one of Finland's biggest music exports in recent years, all eyes are upon his newest project, Cain's Offering.

Drawing it's musical influence from both the classic hard rock scene, the fast-paced European power metal and a very modern heavy metal sound, Cain's Offering is, just as expected, a perfect example of today's living and breathing Finnish music scene.

Joining Jani in his quest for world domination - or rapid success, whichever comes first - is vocalist Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius, Kotipelto), keyboardist Mikko Harkin (Solution.45, Mehida, ex-Sonata Arctica, ex-Wingdom, ex-Kenziner), bassist Jukka Koskinen (Norther, Wintersun) and drummer Jani "Hurtsi" Hurula (Paul Di'Anno).

Yes, this is a tour-de-force of who's-who in the Finnish heavy metal scene, and yes, this does sound like a wet dream come through for all fans of melodic metal. And guess what - the product exceeds all expectations.

With the debut album, "Gather The Faithful", ready for a summer 2009 release, Cain's Offering waste no time, and backed up by such strong record labels as Marquee/Avalon in Japan/Asia and Frontiers Records in Europe/USA, and with the full support of Intromental Management worldwide, there's no doubt that 2009 will be the year where the Finnish metal scene finds a new hot exponent.

Band Members

Timo Kotipelto - Vocals
Jani Liimatainen - Guitars
Mikko Harkin - Keyboards
Jukka Koskinen - Bass
Jani "Hurtsi" Hurula - Drums

1. My Queen Of Winter
2. More Than Friends
3. Oceans Of Regret
4. Gather The Faithful
5. Into The Blue
6. Dawn Of Solace
7. Thorn In My Side
8. Morpheus In A Masquerade
9. Stolen Waters
10. Tale Untold (Japanese bonus track)
11. Elegantly Broken

Release: July 22nd 2009 - Japan/Asia - BLUE COVER VERSION

Release: August 27th 2009 - Europe - RED COVER VERSION
Release: September 11th 2009 - USA/Canada - RED COVER VERSION

Label - Japan & Asia: Marquee/Avalon
Label - rest of World: Frontiers Records

Timo Kotipelto - Vocals
Jani Liimatainen - Guitars
Mikko Harkin - Keyboards
Jukka Koskinen - Bass
Jani "Hurtsi" Hurula - Drums

Backing vocals by Jani Liimatainen, Petri Aho, Antti Railio
Additional keyboards and programming by Jani Liimatainen
Choir on "More Than Friends" by Jani Liimatainen, Petri Aho, Antti Railio and Janne Hurme

All music and lyrics by Jani Liimatainen

All arrangements by Cain's Offering except "Gather The Faithful" by Cain's Offering, Ron Fish and Jimmy Westerlund. Additional arrangements by Jimmy Westerlund and Ron Fish

Drums recorded at DrumForest Studios by Nikke "Discohylje" Niemispelto
Bass recorded at Astia Studio by Anssi Kippo
Guitars recorded at Studio 57 by Pasi Kauppinen
Keyboards recorded at Cornerstone Studio by Mikko Harkin
Vocals recorded in the LappajŠrvi wilderness by Jani Liimatainen
Backing vocals recorded at Cave Studio and Living Room Glory Studio by Jani Liimatainen

Mixed by Jimmy Westerlund, Los Angeles Hollywood in 2009
Mastered by Eddy Schreyer at Oasis Mastering, Los Angeles Burbank in 2009

Produced by Jani Liimatainen

Elias Viljanen: sonata arctica flag in the ground

Sonata Arctica - Flag In The Ground (Video)

Making Video - Sonata Arctica "Flag In The Ground"

Steve Morse: and 6000 guitarists play Hey Joe to break the previous record

Ron Gallagher says:
Hey Laurie, The video of the record setting event you have posted on the Truth site has been surpassed. My friend Stan Skibby provides the vocal. (Stan does a great Jimi Tribute) and Steve Morse lead over 6000 perform Hey Joe! I would be happy to put you in touch with Stan.
... The final count was 6,346!!!

Thanks Jimi Festival 'Wrocław 1 maja 2009 z udziałem Steve'a Morse'a gitarzysty zespołu Deep Purple. Na scenie min. Leszek Cichoński, Ryszard Sygitowicz, Alek Mrożek, Marek Raduli, Radek Chwieralski, Wojciech Hoffman, Krzysztof Misiak, Mietek Jurecki, Jacek Baran, Sebastian Riedl, Stan Skibby, Jerzy Kwinta, Robert Jarmuzek, Łukasz Sobola i inni.

Thanks Jimi Festival & Steve Morse - Hey Joe

Matt Shelvock: shred this, the tapping lesson

Matt Shelvock has put together a guitar lesson covering his two handed tapping piece for the Shred This competition.

Multi Finger Tapping Lesson from my "Shred This" Entry

Jad Diab: 150th Shred This entry reached

Jad Diab becomes the 150th video submitted for this competition! Thanks to all those who have submitted a video to date!

Jad Diab:
Thanks to Laurie Monk and Tom Quayle for this great competition, the backing track is great and there's a lot of great entries too :) I was in a really good mood when I recorded my take, I gotta admit I spent three weeks on vacation frying under the sun, it was GREAT. Hope you enjoy my entry.

Shred this Competition - Jad Diab

Adrian English: s u p e r - 7 - s h r e d d e r... N I N J A

Adrian English

Tommy Emmanuel: the mystery tab book

The new tablature books for The Mystery album just rolled into the office. Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered for your patience. They'll be in the mail to you asap!

For only $24.99, you can own transcriptions (sheet music with guitar tabs) for all 12 tracks on this Grammy-nominated album:

Cantina Senese
Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag*
The Mystery*
Cowboy’s Dream
Lewis & Clark*
The Diggers' Waltz*
Antonella's Birthday*
And So It Goes
That's The Spirit
Keep It Simple

*Video instruction for selected songs is available on theEmmanuel Labor DVD.