Saturday, 29 August 2009

Tony MacAlpine, Derek Sherinian: planet x euro tour cancelled

Thanks to Chris Monk for this:
PX Euro Tour Cancelled
It is with much regret, that due to unfortunate personal circumstances, Planet X are forced to postpone their upcoming European Tour until the first half of 2010.

Hi Dirk,

Yeah - it's not good at all. We are all really bummed here, but there is a good reason, that I'm sure will be announced when the time is right. I hope people are understanding and keep the complaining to a minimum, because the reasons are personal and it's very unfortunate


From Tony MacAlpine:
Planet X European Tour Postponed
News added: August 25, 2009
It is with much regret, that due to unfortunate personal circumstances, Planet X are forced to postpone their upcoming European Tour until the first half of 2010.

Stay tuned for information on tickets and rescheduled dates.

Oz Noy: fpe-tv 2

new Oz Noy CD out Sept, 2009 -

Oz Noy, Will Lee, Dave Weckl LIVE In NYC FPE-TV

Roberto Barros: brazilian ripper

Two Hands ,Tapping - Roberto Barros

Roberto Barros For You Shawn Lane

Roberto Barros - 2009

Roberto Barros

Roberto Barros - Workshop

Roberto Barros is a professional musician since 1998. In these 10 years, Roberto Barros graduated from the School of Music and Technology - EMT, specializing in Guitar Fusion. He graduated from the course of Musical Language and Structure - LEM, whose current main approach Reading, Conducting and Music History. In the years 2002 to 2004 he attended the Berklee College Souza Lima. The guitarist also studied with renowned teachers like Mozart Mello (2 years), Kiko Loureiro (1year), André Olzon (1 year) and Pollaco (2 years). Currently, Roberto Barros administers and teaches classes at his school of music that is in the city of Cubatao - SP and is in final stage of recording his first instrumental CD

Christophe Gutierrez: double fusion tapper

Chris cours




Christophe Gutierrez was born in Aix en Provence, France and began playing guitar at age 15 after hearing Eddie Van Halen and Frank Gambale.
His professional career started in 1994 when he began working with differents bands, touring all over France and throughout Europe.

He also performs in studio-sessions and guitar clinics aroud France.
In the same time, chris play with differents artists like G..rard le Normand, Aliz.. " TV show ", KJ-Dallaway "USA ", Dave, Shania Twain " USA ", Tom Mc Clung "Archie Shepp panist ", etc...

Chris endorse in 2001 LANEY Amps and collabore with BARRILLON Guitars / BENEDETTI Pickups as official demonstrator and play all over France, Germany...
Since 2002 he works as a composer, arranger, producer for international labels like : Koka-Media, SPP Music.

Chris's busy schedule continues with various projects. Currently, he is in production for his first solo album, a series of online video lessons, instructionals DVDs and is very active with guitar clinics. Chris teach the guitar in freelance too.

Rick Graham: gets suhr website coverage

Rick Graham Top

British rock-fusion maestro Rick Graham demonstrates his new Suhr Modern on the following video clips, two of which were recorded with fellow fusion master and friend Tom Quayle. Rick's superb all-around technique, tasteful phrasing, creative ideas and toneful touch are exhibited in great detail through his Modern on these clips. Rick's Modern features a stunning Root Beer Drip finish on Mahogany body with a plain Maple top, Mahogany body with Indian Rosewood fingerboard, the Modern Elliptical .780-.830 neck shape, 10-14" compound fingerboard radius, Gotoh 510TS-FE1 bridge, and a pair of Aldrich humbuckers.

Title/File Type/Size
Modern Custom Demo
video download
Fusion Jam 1 (With Tom Quayle)
video download
Fusion Jam 2 (With Tom Quayle)
video download

Tom Quayle: gets suhr web site promo

Tom Quayle Top

British fusion master Tom Quayle takes his new Suhr Custom Standard for a spin on the following videos that demonstrate his versatility, exquisite phrasing, outstanding technique and fat, juicy tone. The Custom Standard built to Tom's specs include Basswood body, Flame Maple top with the Trans Blue Denim/Slate finish, quartersawn 1-piece Maple neck with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System, Even C Slim neck shape, Jumbo SS frets, Gotoh 510 2-post trem with solid saddles and steel block, SSV+ humbucker in the bridge position with two FL single-coils, and Abalone dots and logo. This guitar is also equipped with the Blower switch that allows Tom to instantly switch to the humbucker full-on wired straight to the output jack from whatever other pickup setting he's on.

Title/File Type/Size
Standard Demo
Song Preview

Steve Vai: new dvd promo 2

Steve Vai performs "Taurus Bulba" 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.

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

"Taurus Bulba" - Steve Vai New DVD Clip

Sonny Lombardozzi: betcha can't play this

Sonny Lombardozzi Betcha Can't Play This guitar lick. Three and four note per string lead runs. Recorded for Guitar World.

Sonny Lombardozzi Betcha Can't Play This Shred Lick

Lori Linstruth: luna andromeda demo

One I missed back from 2008. highlighted by this new and detailed post from Lori Linstruth:
For Newborn Race I used the bridge pickup on my Luna Andromeda, the Pod Pro, and the Dunlop 535-Q wah pedal, recorded directly into my computer’s sound card (the photo shows the whole chain). I always record with no added effects or EQ. During mixing, Arjen made many adjustments: EQ, compression, limiting, short reverb, long reverb, and delay. EQ usually involves hunting down and reducing any ugly frequencies, and often adding a bit of top. It depends on the solo sound used, and the characteristics of the backing.
full post

Luna Guitars - Andromeda Electric - Lori Linstruth

Gary Hoey: tk99 radio show gig highlights!

Gary Hoey Plays Live with Foghat for TK99 Radio Show summer concert series Syracuse NY

Gary Hoey Live TK99 Radio Show Syracuse NY

John Gregson: funky uk shred this!

Folks time is running out... you still have a chance to enter... another contender, is John Gregson.

John Gregson:
From the lovely folks at truthinshredding comes this competition - to solo over this funky Bb minor backing.

So here's my entry, from

This one has a nice funky touch and gives a different feel to the backing track.

John Gregson - Funk Rock Solo (Truth In Shredding competition)

Julien Carayon: angry god

Julien Carayon:
Angry God (album: Lethal Alchemy): buy the album

"I think this song leans towards Metal territory and has a great progressive edge. You may notice that instruments play different time signature during the long alternate picking passage just before the main theme. The drums play 4/4 while all other instruments play 3/4, guitar included. The result is a real cool progressive edge that I enjoy a lot!

My approach to playing the guitar always consists in practicing the following attitudes: Attitude 1: Playing like a machine, especially when it comes to playing challenging guitar licks such as sweep appergios. Attitude 2: Playing freely, more relaxed with a Rock 'n roll attitude in mind. (E.g Verse of the song) I try to mix the best of both worlds when playing.

This video showcases as well my Ibanez RG3520Z-HBK guitar, which still has stock pick-ups as they produce a pretty bright and well balanced tone. I use the guitar to play Metal whereas my other Ibanez RG3120F-DAM is more suitable for mellow tone, Jazz-like songs."

Julien Carayon - Angry God (album: Lethal Alchemy)

News: 19980's guitar gallery spotted.

Here's just a sample:

Jim Marshall and Kurt James

Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan

Vinnie Moore

Michael Angelo Batio

More from 1980's bands

Raphael Fraser: tribute to billy gibbons, blue jean blues

One of my favourite ZZ Top tracks, well executed by Raphael Fraser.

Blue Jean blues - ZZ Top cover by Raphael Fraser

Franck Ribiere: wins ibanson contest!

Franck Ribiere won the contest !

The contest's goal was to record music on a playback from Pat O May's last album, all informations and play backs are available here: in English but without the tracks

Regi Wooten: tap tastic instructional dvd on the way!

Regi Wooten master of all styles of guitar playing shows you one his tap solos from his upcoming instructional video. Regi (the Teacha) Wooten older brother to Victor Wooten shows one of his techniques he uses with the Victor Wooten Band. The video will be out in the fall of 2009. For more information contact

regi wooten shreds the guitar 2009

Wayne Krantz: no fun not to like pop!

Its No Fun Not to Like Pop. (Krantz Carlock Lefebvre)
Abstract Logix 2009

The boldly inventive improvisations of guitarist Wayne Krantz have long held a fascination for fans of dynamic, uncompromised music. Ex-Sideman with Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Michael Brecker , Billy Cobham and many others, Krantz has focused on live performance for nearly two decades, holding down a residency at New York Citys 55 Bar. Now, with Krantz Carlock Lefebvre, he is returning to a recording studio to document his own music for the first time in over fifteen years .

Krantz Carlock Lefebvre features Krantz as one-third of a longstanding trio that also includes virtuoso drummer Keith Carlock (Sting, Steely Dan, James Taylor) and bassist extraordinaire Tim Lefebvre (Chris Botti, Uri Caine), which was first convened in 1997. Giving this band a voice in the context of a studio is a big deal for us, Krantz says. Everything weve ever released together has been some kind of live album. Now we have the clarity and concision of the studio along for the ride. Cut live in the studio and then augmented by overdubs, the result is Krantzs most personal statement yet, more strongly rooted in composition while still rich with the improvisational nuances that make his live performances so riveting. Get ready for one of strongest musical statement of the year.

Wayne Krantz Keith Carlock Tim Lefebvre - Music Album Video 2009

Rob Chappers: monkey fest 2010 \m/

Rob Chappers:
I am considering hosting a guitar festival in Wiltshire UK, sometime mid November 2010. There would be appearances from Europe's top clinicians from brands like Peavey, Washburn and I would give a 2 hour tuition clinic. Live music until late, and then camp over or B&B all for about £35 which would include a ticket for your food.

If you are interested in coming please let me know ;-)
Please feedback

"Monkey Fest" 2010 \m/

Marco Sfogli: in more traditional mode

Yes, Marco Sfogli is in this one.

Lu Guarracino - Fausta Vetere

Ruggero Robin: trio live date

"Gandria Jazz Soirees" on 12 September at 18:30.

Ruggero says, "Vi aspetto tutti abrazos!!".

Event: Gandria Jazz Soirees
"Featuring Ruggero Robin Trio & Melissa Elliotte"
What: Concert
Start Time: 12 September at 18:30
End Time: 12 September at 21:30
Where: Chiesa di San Vigilio a Gandria