Thursday, 8 October 2009

Michael Amott, Marty Friedman: Arch Enemy's Beast Of Man similar to Megadeth's Hangar 18 solo

Did Arch Enemy's Beast Of Man rip off Megadeth's Hangar 18 solo... compare Michael Amott and Marty Friedman's solos... It sounds very similar to me... discuss

Arch Enemy Rips Off Megadeth Solo

Paul Bielatowicz: Carl Palmer band tour dates

Nov 4 20098:00P
Carl Palmer Band - A 35Budapest HUNGARY
Nov 6 20098:00P
Carl Palmer Band - MessezeltBruck An Der Mur AUSTRIA
Nov 7 20098:00P
Carl Palmer Band - Steinhaus Am Ossiacher SeeSteindorf AUSTRIA
Nov 11 20098:00P
Carl Palmer Band - BorderlinePisa ITALY
Nov 12 20098:00P
Carl Palmer Band - X-RoadsRome ITALY
Nov 13 20098:00P
Carl Palmer Band - VDP Music Cinema Teatro ViscontiMonopoli ITALY
Nov 20 20098:00P
Carl Palmer Band - RoxyMinsk BELARUS
Nov 21 20098:00P
Carl Palmer Band - Club New YorkVilnius LITHUANIA

Paul Gilbert: Mr Big London 2009 solo

Mr Big London 2009 - Paul Gilbert Solo

Daniel Realpe: the great dictator

I heard a speech today that was very similar to this... great idea and great playing.

The Great Dictator Speech

Paul Gilbert: Rome video's 2

Paul Gilbert @ Clinic Crossroads Roma

Paul Gilbert @ Clinic Crossroads Roma 1

Russ Parrish: steel panther jet setting culls a number of vegas gigs!

Steel Panther will be traveling around the world next week! Unfortunately, because of this the following dates have been canceled:

Friday, October 16th - The Green Valley Ranch, Las Vegas, NV (in Japan for Loud Fest)

Saturday, October 17th - The Aliante, Las Vegas, NV (in Japan for Loud Fest)

Monday, October 26th - The Key Club, Los Angeles, CA (in the UK opening for ZZ Top)


News: Win a G7th Capo

Win a G7th Capo: Up for grabs is this brand new G7th capo with carry case.

To be in with a chance, Post a comment of your favourite accessories:, Subscribe to Lees YouTube Channel: You must respond by 1st Nov 2009! GOOD LUCK!

David Wallimann: a little light aeolian

Backing track:

Easy Listening Aeolian Mood

Jeff Loomis: euro clinic dates

Jeff Loomis October 2009 Clinic dates:

U.K. (Westside Distribution):
10/06 - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
10/07 - Cathouse, Glasgow

Sweden (Fitzpatrick AB):
10/09 - Deluxe Music, Stockholm
10/10 - Andreasson Musik, Gothenburg

Russia (O.K. & Co.):
10/12 - FM-Club, Moscow
10/13 - Jagger Club, St. Petersburg

Italy (Gold Music S.r.l.):
10/14 - Black Dog, Florence
10/15 - Dragon Music (autograph session), Forlì
10/15 - Music Academy 2000, Bologna
10/16 - Sabotage Bar, Vicenza

France (High Tech Distribution):
10/17 - Euroguitar, Lille

Spain (Madrid Musical S.A.):
10/19 - Orange Café, Madrid
10/20 - Music Megastore, San Sebastian

Greg Howe: announces Russian appearances

Greg Howe, Eddie Jobson, John Wetton, Tony Levin, and Marco Minnemann

11/03/09Krakow, PolandStudio Club
11/04/09Warsaw, PolandPalladium Club
11/05/09Bydgoszcz, PolandPhilharmonic Hall

Greg Howe, Eddie Jobson, Ric Fierabracci, and Marco Minnemann

11/09/09Perm, RussiaPhilharmonic Hall
11/10/09Moscow, RussiaB1 Club

12/05/09Lexington, SCMusician Supply
12/11/09San Francisco, CABlue Bear Music School

Hedras Ramos: Halo guitars, Kansas and New CD

Hedras Ramos with his Meyones Guitar Idol Guitar. Hedras Ramos is very busy at the moment. He's just made an appearance with Kansas. Here's a couple of pictures from the show.

In addition he's just appeared in a popular magazine

and will be featured in the Spanish equivalent of Guitar player

Hedras Ramos is also set to go to America to visit Halo guitars to pick up his latest model During his visit there will be a chance to catch Hedras playing live in San Francisco:

5th of November 2009:
6th of November 2009:

Finally, Hedras is working on his new CD. There are a number of guest artists set to appear. Players already confirmed, Jan Cyrka and Muris Varajic. Muris Varajic has already played on one song entitled Hot Arabia.

Did I say Finally... well time for one more... Hedras Ramos has been confirmed as support for AIR SUPPLY in February 2010 in Guatemala.

Victor de Andres: Faith guitars acoustic glory competition

Another exciting piece by Victor de Andres:
Great competition good luck to all guitar players. VdA.

"FGS183" Faith guitars and Shadow electronics competition/ Victor de Andres entry.

Nicklas johansson: Faith Guitars acoustic glory competition

Some really tasteful entries being posted for this awesome competition. Full list

FGS180-Nicklas johansson-Acoustic Glory-Faith Guitars-Shadow

Rob Chappers,Chris Gedden, Eddie Kramer: ML1 full-on don demo

The ML1 prototype live in London - featuring Eddie Kramer. The tune at the beginning is Eatin Ain't Cheatin' by Steel Panther [ Russ Parrish ]\m/ Chris Gedden, Eddie Kramer and the Monkey Lord... and a bunch of Monkey Minions plus a Marshall and the ML1... this guitar sounds awesome!!!

The ML1 prototype live in London - featuring Eddie Kramer

Mike Orlando: attending music china 2009

Mike Orlando will be performing at this year's MUSIC CHINA 2009 in Shanghai,China on Oct.13th,14th,15th,16th. He will be be performing for ELECA International,Rocktron & GHS Strings & Shredneck.

Shanghai New International Expo Centre
2345 Longyang Road, Pudong New Area
Shanghai P.R.C. 201204

David Wallimann: jazz rock phrasing

Get this backing track at

Jazz Rock Phrasing

Randall Padilla: Willjay one for you?

Another picking exercise... not sure why people want to do this and may be Willjay can check this out and see if the figures tally.

3.5 notes per second speed record

Francesco Artusato,Roy Lev-Ari: guitar messenger interview

Two of the new bread of hybrid legato and technical metal players:

Francesco Artusato


Roy Lev-Ari

from Hiss of Atrocities are interviewed by Ivan Chopik fro Guitar Messenger

Hiss of Atrocities have established themselves as a band capable of delivering a brutal onslaught of complex rhythms, dark harmonies, and calculated aggression. Their particular brand of metal takes the listener on a journey from eerie interludes and relentless riffs to articulate and harmonically rich guitar work, provided by the band’s two axe-men – Roy Lev-Ari and Guitar Messenger’s very own Francesco Artusa more
Here are a few lessons from Francesco Artusato:

Dave Martone: jam your face off

What: Jam Session
Start Time: 11 October at 21:00
End Time: 12 October at 00:00
Where: 2524 St John's Street

News: yamaha guitar and endorsement competition

The Yamaha Six String Theory Guitar Competition:

Welcome to the home of the "The Yamaha Six String Theory Guitar Competition," co-sponsored by Monster Cable, D’Addario Strings, Berklee College of Music, and Captain Fingers Productions. Competition begins October 1, 2009 and ends on February 1, 2010.

This is your chance to be featured on the upcoming "String Theory" album with some of the greatest guitarists around today. Do you have what it takes?

Once you go to our sign in page and submit your application at $25 application fee you will get all the specifics on what we’re looking for in video submissions. After you have signed up, you will have the opportunity to submit 1 or 2 videos at anytime until the contest ends on Feb 1, 2010.

Remember to be creative! We want to see you and your band, or a solo performance, or a duet, or playing with backing tracks. Be original and we look forward to seeing your videos!

Six finalists will be chosen to compete in a live performance at The Broad Stage in Los Angeles, CA on March 22, 2010. A panel of professional guitarists will judge the competition and determine the winner.

Click here to sign up

Contest Prizes

The Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to be featured as a special guest on the Concord Record superstar guitar album, "String Theory". He or She will record one selection with one of the superstar guitarists participating on the album. A four-year, full tuition scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music will also be awarded to this exceptional guitarist. Please see the official contest rules for Berklee's eligibility requirements for this award.

Also, the Grand Prize Winner will be invited to various clinics sponsored by Yamaha along with Lee Ritenour and be asked to join in at a few key concerts on next year's world tour 2010. In addition, he or she will receive: a Yamaha guitar (acoustic, classical, or electric), a guitar endorsement from Yamaha, a 2 year string endorsement worth $1,000 from D'Addario String Company, and become a Monster Cable "Famous Monster."

1st and 2nd Runners Up will receive: a Yamaha guitar (acoustic, classical, or electric), a guitar endorsement from Yamaha, $100 worth of D'Addario Strings, a special selection of Monster guitar cables.

3rd, 4th, and 5th Runners Up will receive: A Yamaha guitar (acoustic, classical, or electric), $100 worth of D'Addario Strings, and a special selection of Monster guitar cables.

All Winners may be featured on an E.P., digital download record to be released by Concord Records.

Basic Requirements. You must be 16 years or older, not already be a professional guitarist, not be signed to a record label or management. Please see the official rules for details.

Contest sign up will be open October 1, 2009

String Theory ~ The Album

The guitar is a "one of a kind" instrument. Throughout the years, guitarists have pushed the limits of what the guitar can do. And so today the journey continues as the guitar and the players evolve. The "Six String Theory" album will seek to continue this process by combining superstar guitarists from the worlds of rock, blues, country, jazz/fusion, acoustic, and classical/flamenco genres. Some of the great international guitar players will join together to blend their styles into a unique new "fusion". The album, on Concord Records and Monster Music, will be produced by Lee Ritenour and John Burk and released in the Summer of 2010. As the record progresses, we'll post updates on our blog section and you'll also be able to give us your comments on the album and the competition.

Billy Gibbons: just got paid tab

TAB: ZZ Top "Just Got Paid"
Long before the Rip-Van-Winkle beards, spinning “belt-buckle” guitars, and über-cool music videos, ZZ Top was just a “little ol’ band from Texas.” “Just Got Paid” provides a trip back in time to the Lone Star trio’s beginnings. Learn the song...

News: guitar edge: burning blues young talent

Burning blues guitarists are a renewable resource with no shortage of great young talent. Here are three up-and-coming players you’ve gotta hear. We talk to Laura Chavez, Dave Gross and Mike Zito.Read more...

We also talk to the blues' next big thing, Matt Schofield. Since the release of his 2004 debut CD The Trio, Live blues phenom Matt Schofield has generated major buzz and critical acclaim, even being dubbed “one helluva guitarist” by none other than Robben Ford. Schofield’s brand of blues breathes fresh air into the genre melding together influences like funk, jazz, and New Orleans, while keeping true to the blues. Now, five years since that debut, Schofield, only a mere 32-years old, has arrived and is considered one of the premier blues guitarists of this generation. Read more...

Greg Koch: guitar edge lesson

LESSON: Greg Koch's Guitar Gumbo: Picked On (part 2)
Last month, I got so caught up in whining about my difficulties in delivering alternate picked savagery on the guitar with the consistency I desire that I forgot to mention that I am, by no means, a strict adherer to the rule that everything must be alternate picked. I don’t even know if that is possible, but I remember once hearing that Steve Morse (a leviathan of a pick wielder) alternate picked everything. And after hearing and then attempting to play the Dixie Dregs’ “Pride o’ the Farm” and the Steve Morse Band’s “Cruise Missile,” I was thoroughly convinced that such prowess on the guitar could only be achieved via monk-like devotion to the instrument. Although I was a dedicated guitarist by that time, a monk I was not. Read more...