Friday, 11 September 2009

Andy Wood: suhr pedals

Demo of the Koko boost and Shiba Drive through clean side of a Suhr Pt-100, speakers are vintage 30's. 57 with mic close.

Andy Wood Suhr Pedal demo

Alan Hernandez: neoclassical delight

Throw the Light by Alan Hernandez Neoclassical Shred Guitar

Osman Cenan Cigil: tribute to shawn lane

Just spotted this one by Osman, published back in 2008. Another great rendition!

Shawn Lane's Epilogue For Lisa from the album "Powers of Ten".
This version is similar to live version.

Guitar:Erkan SIZARLAR Custom Guitar
Amp:Tech 21 TM60
Mic:Shure PG57
Mixer:Tapco Blend6
Effects:I used my PC as an effect processor,just "direct monitored" the effected signal.
Delay VST:Kjaerhus Classic Delay
Backing Track:From a guitar pro file of this song.I got the pad thing out as midi file,then put some VSTi onto it.
VSTi Synth:Spectrasonics Atmosphere
Camcorder:Panasonic VDR-D150E

Played by Osman Cenan CIGIL.

Shawn Lane - Epilogue For Lisa (Cover)

Ugur Dariveren: tribute to shawn lane

Ugur Dariveren does a sterling job on one of my favourite Shawn Lane tracks. Doing him some real justice!... my applause to you Mr Ugur Dariveren!

Shawn Lane - Epilogue For Lisa by Ugur Dariveren

George Lynch: cross the Rubicon... lynch mob to tour with dokken?!?!?!?!

When asked about a possible Lynch Mob tour in support of the band's comeback studio album, entitled "Smoke And Mirrors," Lynch said, "I'm talking a little preemptively here, but one of the things on the table is a potential Dokken-Lynch Mob tour — kind of like that WWF spectacle where you come out with all that history and get people talking, and that's always good. And we'll play some Dokken songs as well in our set. And they're welcome to play some Lynch Mob songs, but that's not gonna happen... I'm kidding."
Regarding whether he would make an appearance on stage with his former Dokken bandmates if Lynch Mob were to tour with Dokken, Lynch said, "Absolutely. That [would] be part of the deal. I'd come out at the end and we'd have a little reunion, and it'd be awesome. Me and Don [Dokken] could come out, make out for a while, and then we'd dive into a couple of old Dokken songs for old times' sake."
Audio samples of all 13 songs that appear on "Smoke And Mirrors" are available for download at The CD is scheduled for release in Europe on September 18th and October 13th in the U.S. from Frontiers Records.
Lynch Mob was formed by George Lynch after Dokken split up in 1989. The band's first album, "Wicked Sensation," went on to sell over 500,000 units in the U.S. and featured the talents of singer Oni Logan, Anthony Esposito on bass and another former Dokken member Mick Brown on drums. After a tour in support of Queensrÿche, Logan opted out, with Robert Mason taking his place on the follow-up self-titled release. However, Lynch and Brown eventually returned to Dokken, releasing two studio albums until he left again in late 1997 putting together a several new incarnations of Lynch Mob and exploring new sounds with different projects.

Cheryl Pyle: flautist's top 5 shred this

New York's Cherl Pyle emailed me her top 5, like us it's been a tough one! I feel I would love to have given the top 45 shirts and then there are guys beyond that who deserve that recognition too... but it's not to be. So anyway on to Cheryl's list.

1. joop wolters
2. allesandro fumaro
3. rickard solimena
4. thiago trinsi
5. chris gedden

Cheryl Pyle adds:
I think also jack gardner and vladamr maisiuk are great.. so many cool solos.. you guys must be going nuts... Allesandra is just so good.. i love to hear a woman play so strong like this.. she is a very special musician.. and i hope more women will step and be heard

shred this......flute cheryl pyle- flutist

If you entered the competition and you'd like to post your top 5 just email me or use the news form and I'll post them, to give your recognition to all these great players.

Stelios Arnaoutoglou: just give that the one riff!

Give me a riff competition!

Angel Ruiz: give me a riff!

A full on musical composition from Angel... no holds barred, riff, keys and tapped solo! Great stuff!

Bandit Riff Competition by Ángel Ruiz

Steve Morse, Steve Lukather: guitar center sessions

Steve Morse and Steve Lukather, great music, great playing from these towering giants of guitar... 7 videos in this player!

Steve Morse & Steve Lukather: Guitar Center Sessions

Travis Montgomery: threat signal interview

Jon Howard:
Threat Signal started as a very young band, some of us just fresh out of high school. Success came very quickly for us and we really didn’t know the lifestyle we were getting into. The former members chose to leave Threat Signal one by one as they realized this wasn’t the life for them. It was hard to see them go, and I was very upset at the time. But I’ve come to realize being in a band isn’t the life for everyone. Rich and George are now married with kids and are happy with that life. I’m still in contact with them.

Norm is from Hamilton and was actually the very first drummer I wanted for Threat Signal, but he was loyal to his band at the time. I got in touch with him when George left and he was available so it worked out great! Travis is from Texas and auditioned for the band through the internet. Adam was playing for us when Kyle was still in the band, he filled Marcos’ spot when he left. So basically the new lineup has been around for two and a half years. This is the longest and only time we’ve been a solid band. We are all on the same page and are ready to destroy the world for years and years to come!
full interview

Travis does Bulb...

Periphery - Icarus Lives!

Paulo Barros: new cd on the way... clinic date.

Paulo Barros

Tarantula - 19 September. Side B - Benavente Saturday, 19 September 2009
Time: 23:00 SideBar, Olival de Basto, Benavente, PTTARANTULA on Side B, September 19, Saturday by 23 Hours. Last concert before the issue of "Spiral of Fear", the launch soon.

Kosta Vreto: horizons end tracks posted

Horizon´s End - Taken In

Horizon´s End - Dividing Vanity

Jonas Tamas: guitar lesson with tab

Download the TAB and the mp3

There will be many more YouTube guitar exercises in the near future, so click Subscribe if you are interested.

Album available on CDBaby and on iTunes!

Jonas Tamas: Escape From The Soulful Eyes main theme - arpeggio sequence

Michael Angelo Batio: saturday clinic details

Michael Angelo Batio Clinic sponsored by Dean Guitars

September 12, 2009 2:00 PM at:

The Rock Shop Inc.
1808 W. Jefferson
Springfield, Illinois 62702
(217) 546-8980
(217) 546-9128

Also opening up will be local metal band "After the Burning" featuring local talent Miles Ellegood and Pete Rock.



The Rock Shop Welcomes Dean Guitars


Over 30 models to choose from!

More info. available here:

News: win porcupine tree stuff


On 14 September modern prog icons Porcupine Tree release their highly anticipated new album, The Incident on Roadrunner Records.

To celebrate the release we are giving you the chance to hear clips from the album, watch the video of our Steven Wilson prog quiz and win framed artwork and copies of the album.



News: win lynyrd skynrd cd!


This September it's all about getting your rock on... We're teaming up with our friends over at Roadrunner Records to put on the best rock nights in some of the finest rock venues in the country.

At each event you will be able to win CDs, posters and all sorts of other merchandise from some of Roadrunner's stellar acts such as Megadeth, Dream Theater, Heaven & Hell, Porcupine Tree and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

And on we're giving away copies of LYNRYD SKYNYRD'S GODS & GUNS ON CD.



News: roland at the grammy museum

Interactive Music Instrument Showcase To Educate and Inspire Visitors

Los Angeles, CA, September 11, 2009 — Roland Corporation U.S. and The GRAMMY Museum are proud to announce the opening of a new permanent installation in The GRAMMY Museum, Roland Live.

The GRAMMY Museum is an exciting and interactive celebration of the power of music, occupying a vibrant new space in downtown Los Angeles. Four floors of cutting edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience — engaging, educational, celebratory and inspirational.

Debuting September 16th, the Museum’s new Roland Live exhibit gives visitors a chance to participate in the music-making process. By playing electronic musical instruments, guests will have the opportunity to explore and think critically about how today’s music is crafted.

Among a wide variety of Roland products, visitors will have the chance to interact with V-Drums®, BOSS pedals, HandSonic®, VIMA® keyboards, and the MV-8800 Production Studio.

“Working with Roland is a natural fit for The GRAMMY Museum,” says Robert Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum. “Roland Live will greatly add to the interactivity of our exhibits, allowing visitors to actually experience another step in the creative process — playing instruments.”

“The GRAMMY Museum is a destination for music education. They have so many amazing activities that make music come to life,” says Dennis Houlihan, President of Roland Corporation U.S. “We’re excited to bring the experience of performing on Roland instruments to a place that everyone can enjoy.”

The GRAMMY Museum’s Roland Live exhibition will open September 16th at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. For more information, visit

Rob Chappers: clinic date moved

Rob Chappers Guitar Clinic - moved to Saturday 3 October 2009

Rob Chappers says:
Thank you very much for booking to attend Rob's clinic in Wiltshire.

Unfortunately there has been a bit of confusion with the venue regarding the date of the clinic. This means we have had to move the date of the clinic back a week.

The clinic will now be taking place on Saturday 3 October, so just one week later, running from 11am to 2pm, with a break for lunch.

We very much hope you will be able to attend on the new date - would you please confirm by email as soon as possible so that we know how many people are still booked/how many spaces are left?

If you are unable to attend on 3 October, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can refund your payment.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.