Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot special edition announced

Deluxe Edition

Sammy Hagar
(Ex-Van Halen)
/Chad Smith
/Michael Anthony
(Ex-Van Halen)
/Joe Satriani

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UK Release Date: October 26th

International rock music record label earMUSIC will release a new, Deluxe Edition of the eponymous debut album by 2009's biggest rock band "Chickenfoot". The 2-disc Deluxe Edition includes a bonus DVD disc featuring over 60 minutes of live performances and promotional footage.

The band, comprised of former Van Halen and Montrose vocalist Sammy Hagar, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and world renowned electric guitarist Joe Satriani, is being hailed as one of the most exciting rock and roll guitar bands in years.

This deluxe version of the album will be released in the UK on Monday October 26th and will include an additional DVD, containing exclusive live footage, behind the scenes interviews and both the band's official music videos, for debut single 'Oh Yeah' and upcoming single 'Soap On A Rope', set for a November release as a double A side with 'My Kinda Girl'.

Jan Laurenz: beartrax and all of me

Jan Laurenz delivers more exciting music with his beartrax

all of me on beartrax guitar and loop station by jan laurenz

Memo Master: memo acoustic improv and lessons

Jam time on acoustic... authentic birds and street noises in the background!

memo acoustic improv

memo new four licks

Mariano Magafi: mmm tap!

This is the tapping part of my solo CD "Frequently Dreams", the song is (again) "Frequently Dreams Pt. 2.
The idea of this tapping, is 7/3 voicing "String skipp tapping arps" convined with irregular measures 4/4, 7/8, 4/4, 7/8, and 10/8.

Sorry for the recording, it was made on my Nokia N95 at night. Hope i will upload a better quality video soon.

Dont forget to check my band site


Edu Ardanuy: dream team videos

Edu Ardanuy dream team 2009

edu ardanuy dream team tagima 2009

Gaston Acosta: tribute to guthrie govan

next best thing to Guthrie Govan video... a well played tribute... Excellent video and well played by Gaston Acosta!

Here is the music video for the song Fives by Guthrie Govan covered by the band Trio. It was directed, shot, and edited by Andrew Freedman of mind blown films, with the help of Lucas Acosta as a second camera. Sound was recorded and mixed by Michael "Mac" McNamee. The band consists of Gaston Acosta on guitar, Thad Duval on bass, and David Cruz on drums.

Trio - Fives by Guthrie Govan

George Lynch: the right to rock interview

Who is the best guitarist of all time? Who knows, because there are so many bad asses to choose from. Join Genghis and Ragman as they list their favorite guitar players from each musical era. Will you agree with their choices? Tune in to find out. Next the boys rounded up one of favorite axe slingers of all time George Lynch. George discusses the new Lynch Mob CD Smoke and Mirrors and gives the lowdown on how the band got back together again. George also discusses his upcoming tour as well as the chances of a Dokken reunion.

Alex Lifeson: ebay charity guitar!

This item was donated personally and signed by Alex Lifeson himself. It will also come with a signed photograph. All proceeds of this auction will go to Grapes for Humanity.

As everyone from Jeff Beck to Jimmy Page to Joe Bonamassa to Slash already knows, the Gibson Les Paul Standard has been one of the most playable electric guitars in rock for more than 50 years. Now, with the release of the new Les Paul Axcess Standard from the Gibson Custom Shop, the “ultimate player’s guitar” just got more playable.

Carrying all the elegant styling, fluid body lines, and rocking attitude of a classic Les Paul Standard from the golden era of 1958 to ’60, the Les Paul Axcess reveals a handful of upgrades upon closer examination—all modifications made in the name of maximum playability and versatility. The most noticeable addition is the Floyd Rose tailpiece, a unit optimized for anything from subtle vibrato wobbles to dramatic, rumbling divebombs. Adding a Floyd Rose to a Les Paul in the past was always a major headache, and could seriously damage the stability of the instrument if not done right. On the Les Paul Axcess the vibrato is installed right at the Gibson Custom Shop as part of the manufacturing process, so this potent piece of high-performance hardware interacts seamlessly with the design of the guitar. Partnered with an R4 locking nut, it also guarantees outstanding tuning stability and return-to-pitch accuracy.

Take the instrument in hand and run your fingers up the neck, however, and you’ll encounter the clever structural alteration that gives this new model its name: while the Axcess sports what looks from the front to be a traditional Les Paul neck joint, the neck heel and portions of the back and neck joint at the upper cutaway have been contoured to provide a “heelless” feel and an unimpeded reach right up to the 22nd fret. No more stretching against the traditional neck heel to achieve the upper-fret access that your lead style demands—the Axcess gives you that legendary Les Paul playability all the way up the neck, and welcomes you to take it right over the top.

To further enhance playing comfort, this smoothly carved neck joint is joined by a “belly scarf” (aka ribcage contour) that allows the body of the guitar to hug closely to your own body in the playing position without digging in. Add to these contours the Les Paul Axcess’s slightly thinner body, made from weight-relieved mahogany (with carved maple top), and you’ve also got an instrument that is refreshingly light, and a pure joy to play either strapped on or seated.

As the Gibson Custom Shop Operations Manager Michael McGuire puts it, “Everything about this Les Paul has been designed to make it a player’s ‘player’s guitar’. From the easy access to its upper range, to the comfortable belly scarf, to the Floyd Rose vibrato, this instrument was made to give you optimum performance.” And of course, being a product of the Gibson Custom Shop, the Les Paul Axcess is built to the highest standards attainable in today’s market, which includes a final set-up and fret dressing by the computer-controlled PLEK System.

Beyond all these significant considerations for playing feel, the Les Paul Axcess Standard is also geared toward optimum tone, as you’d expect from any Custom Shop creation. Exposed-coil BurstBucker 1 and BurstBucker 2 pickups in the neck and bridge positions—the most accurate reproduction vintage-PAF-style humbuckers Gibson has ever offered—yield everything from warm, fluid vocal tones to fat, sweet growl, while an added push/pull switch on the treble Tone knob provides coil splitting for accurate single-coil tones. The combination excels at everything from singing classic rock lead tones, to contemporary crunch, to extremes of twang and jangle. Even the pure-nickel wound .010 Gibson Vintage Strings it ships with contribute toward its rich, textured voice.

Other specifications and appointments befitting this new model’s pedigree include:
- One-piece mahogany neck with fast, rounded profile
- 24 3/4" scale length with 1 11/16" nut width
- 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
- Kluson tuners
- Single-ply cream binding on body top
- Pearloid trapezoid fingerboard inlays
- Carved maple top with nitrocellulose lacquer finish in Iced Tea Burst or Gun Metal Gray

Each instrument also comes with a Custom Shop hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity. Top that off with optimum playability, maximum access, and unparalleled tone, and the Les Paul Axcess Standard is probably all the guitar that plenty of players will ever need.

On 22-Sep-09 at 12:20:46 EDT, seller added the following information:
This guitar was played by Alex in the recent Apple Garage Band Sessions and will be accompanied by a signed photo of Alex with the guitar as well as a personalized letter of authenticity signed by Alex Lifeson.

Bryan Aspey: guitar 9 shred this super deal

Guitar9 have got a special deal on for fand of Bryan Aspy. you can now get hold of a copy of his CD for a low low price!

Bryan Aspey
"Frozen Hours"
Our Price: $10.00
(Price Includes U.S. shipping)

Bryan Aspey - Nylon, Steel-String and Classical Guitars, Rubber Bass, Production, Arrangements, Programming, Engineering, Design

Stelios Arnaoutoglou: jammy in a funky kinda way!

Stelios Arnaoutoglou getting down and funky!


Atanas Shishkov: osv 3 d├ębut announced featuring a ton of cool players!

Atanas Shishkov:
I'm glad to anounce that I participate in the upcoming project OSV-3 and I play the guitar in 4 tracks!
Except me, there are also a couple amazing guitar players - Marcel Coenen, Gianfranco Continenza, Gianluca Ferro, Achilleas Diamantis.

Here is a song preview in Track # 5 with my appearance.

Project OSV-3 - Song preview by Atanas Shishkov

The OSV band is :
Gary Oppert - Drums
Steve Sexton - Bass
Sergey Boykov - Keyboards
Marcel Coenen, Gianfranco Continenza, Gianluca Ferro, Achilleas Diamantis, German Schauss, Atanas Shishkov - guitars

Here are links for more information and previous OSV releases :

I really hope you enjoy with this music!

Meanwhile I have taped a new tune and you can check it out here :

Fusion Shred Song Preview

The OSV band is :
Gary Oppert - Drums
Steve Sexton - Bass
Sergey Boykov - Keyboards
Marcel Coenen, Gianfranco Continenza, Gianluca Ferro, Achilleas Diamantis, German Schauss, Atanas Shishkov - guitars

Stay in tune for more information soon!

Mattias IA Eklundh: land of freaks new cd out soon

Land of the Freaks - out soon!: Land of the Freaks, the seventh Freak Kitchen album featuring twelve brand new tracks will be released the 21st of October 2009 in Scandinavia (Bonnier Amigo, Universal, Rockweiler Ltd.) and in the UK (Proper Music) the 19th. More countries and release dates will follow soon.

The tunes and running order:

1. God Save the Spleen
2. Hip Hip Hoorah
3. Teargas Jazz
4. Sick? (Death by Hypochondria)
5. OK
6. Honey, You’re a Nazi
7. The Only Way
8. Murder Groupie
9. The Smell of Time
10. One Last Dance
11. Do Not Disturb
12. Clean it Up

Bryan Baker: Procello


Frank Caruso: DP7 plugin

New Demo Song realized for the most important american software house MOTU.
Sound engineer and DP7 plug-in sound design by Luca Pilla.

This song, recorded with the new software Digital Performer 7, is available on the official web site at his link and click on "Listen to the DP7 song":

Francesco Fareri: wins ESP endorsement

I've got an Endorsment with ESP Guitars thanks to Backline and Andrea! Actually I've an ESP Horizon NT 7 and it sounds so amazing!

check out my site for more details

t-cophony: tales from the river bank

T-cophony Official Website ⇒

Myspace ⇒

monstar fm (for Japanese) ⇒

This video is from T-cophony's original DVD.
Many T's songs are included in it.
The sale date of the DVD is not decided yet.

Riverbank - T-cophony (From original DVD)

Billy Gibbons: harmony central interview

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top talks guitars and gear during a photo shoot for the Musician's Friend 2008 Christmas catalog.

Billy Gibbons Interview

Dimitar Nalbantov: new project, new track 2!

Dimitar Nalbantov posts another new track, really great too... enjoy:

Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan: mr big new cd?

According to Jenn Mr Big have a new cd on the way. From Billy Sheehan: "‘could write approx. 30 songs in a short amount of time…’ " full post

Matt Shelvock: wins the blog view award for shred this

Stats from the views of shred this content shows Matt Shelvock as the person who got most direct clicks for his entry. It should be pointed out that Bryan Aspey had 28 + 27 views for two pieces of content. Hopefully the promotional aspects of this competition can be appreciated. Full details: