Saturday, 10 October 2009

Orianthi: michael jackson's shows you how to shred n' jam!

JoJo on the radio and Orianthi discuss guitar techniques

Orianthi shows us how to jam

Orianthi shreds Michael Jackson

Robben Ford: Great Blues from German TV 1997

Robben Ford- Tiger Walk- German TV '97

Robben Ford- Top Of The Hill- German TV '97

Robben Ford- Chevrolet- German TV '97

Robben Ford- Freedom- German TV '97

Richie Kotzen: Bristol 4 video review

Bristol, Fiddlers Club, 09 October 2009

Richie Kotzen 1, Bristol, Fiddlers Club

Richie Kotzen 2, Bristol, Fiddlers Club

Richie Kotzen 3, Bristol, Fiddlers Club

Richie Kotzen 4, Bristol, Fiddlers Club


The remaining dates:

Oct 11th: Mr. Kyps, POOLE
Oct 12th: Robin 2, WOLVERHAMPTON
Oct 13th: 12 Bar, SWINDON
Oct 15th: Rio’s, LEEDS
Oct 16th: Club Academy, MANCHESTER
Oct 18th: Trillians, NEWCASTLE
Oct 19th: The Classic Grand, GLASGOW
Oct 20th: The Caves, EDINBURGH

News: Les Paul Tribute 12 video show!

Les Paul Tribute Event at Full Sail University

Mathieu Rach: recording a new CD

Mathieu Rach says:
Don't forget the songs (next comments) on the other pages !!!

Hello everybody!!
Here are some news about the album we are making

Thanks to our partnership with « Feeling Music » studios
We have now a studio at home and we have started to record with my friends.

We are are now managed by Richard Gamba, Famous for his work with Gojira
and who manages Arthur H and Demians.

We also work with our friend J-Lou who works for the sound.

Now, we exactly know what we want for the realization of the album,and it would be great if you could participate to the project by choosing a song which will be on the CD.

Please vote by hitting on thumbs that correspond to your favorite song

The best rated song will figure on the album.

Thats's all....

MattRach's Album news 1

Steve Vai: Canada Calgary alien guitar secrets clinic dates

Alien Guitar Secrets - Calgary and Toronto, Canada!

Steve is bringing his Alien Guitar Secrets Master Class to Calgary and Toronto in November!

Sunday, Nov. 22
Engineered Air Theater
City: Calgary, Canada
Time: 3:00pm

Tuesday, Nov. 24
Rock Star Music School
City: Bolton, Ontario, Canada (Toronto)
Time: 6:00pm

Tickets to the Calgary master class will be available through
Music Center Canada West (tel. 1-403-246-6480.) Tickets to the Toronto master class will be available only through's online Ticket Store.

Tickets are USD$250 and go on sale on Monday October 12 at 1:00pm PDT. Both classes are limited to 100 attendees.

To read more about the Alien Guitar Secrets Master Class, including an outline of the course and topics covered, visit our general information page. Some details will be updated on this page, so please check back on Monday for additional information.

Joe Stump: live dates to include Michael Orlando,Rob Balducci, Jennifer Batten, Sean Baker

Joe Stump has updated his live schedule for the US. It is currently as follows:

9 - Planet Rock - Battle Creek, MI
10 - Rack N Roll Nightclub - Riverview, MI

12 - Don Hills - New York City (with Michael Orlando and Rob Balducci)
14 - Montage - Rochester, NY (with Jennifer Batten and Sean Baker Orchestra)

Joe Satriani: deluxe CD edition set for release

[Chickenfoot] have confirmed a November 1st release date in North America for the Deluxe Limited Edition of their eponymous debut album, exclusively through Best Buy. A pre-sale begins today at

Chickenfoot’s Deluxe Limited Edition will feature a reverse design from that which was featured on their self-titled debut. The original black album artwork was printed with heat sensitive ink and the new design will feature a white background printed with flourescent ink. In addition, the package will include one bonus track, 'Bitten By The Wolf', and a bonus DVD containing an hour of behind the scenes footage of the band, music videos, interviews and concert footage from their European and US Tours. It will be available initially for a sale price of $9.99, exclusively through Best Buy.

Richie Kotzen: london underworld 08 10 2009

Some great video posted from the London show. Apparently he was on fire at that show... but was even better in Bristol!

Richie Kotzen Shapes Of Things At London Underworld 08 10 09

Richie Kotzen Doin' What The Devil Says To Do At London Underworld 08 10 09

Richie Kotzen Misunderstood At London Underworld 08 10 09

Richie Kotzen A Love Divine At London UnderWorld 08 09 2009

Richie Kotzen Losing My Mind At London Underworld 8 10 09

A reminder of the remaining dates:

Oct 11th: Mr. Kyps, POOLE
Oct 12th: Robin 2, WOLVERHAMPTON
Oct 13th: 12 Bar, SWINDON
Oct 15th: Rio’s, LEEDS
Oct 16th: Club Academy, MANCHESTER
Oct 18th: Trillians, NEWCASTLE
Oct 19th: The Classic Grand, GLASGOW
Oct 20th: The Caves, EDINBURGH

Russ Parrish: steel panther comic book appearance!

STEEL PANTHER's October 6, 2009 in-store performance at Newbury Comics in Norwood, Massachusetts

Timmo Tolkki: return to dreamspace pushed back to Q1 2010

Timo Tolkki recently teamed up with fellow ex-STRATOVARIUS members Tuomo Lassila (drums), Anti Ikonen (keyboards) and Jari Kainulainen (current member of EVERGREY) to record a new album, titled "Return To Dreamspace". This means that the project's lineup is exactly the same as the one that recorded STRATOVARIUS' "Dreamspace" LP, originally released in 1994.

For legal reasons, the band's original name — PROJECT STRATO — had to be scrapped, although the album itself will still be called "Return To Dreamspace". 20 songs have been written for the project, including "Return to Dreamspace", "Digital Jesus", "Santiago", "Chevaliers De Sangreal", "Full Circle" and "Farewell No. 2". A spring 2010 release via JVC in Japan and Scarlet Records in Europe is expected.
full details

The clinic dates are also announced. Tolkki will discuss his unique view on how music is connected to life and emotions, with the intention of helping the musician express himself better through his instrument... that instrument being guitar, drums, vocals or any other. He will also give an insider's perspective on the music industry and where it is heading, plus share a lot of valuable knowledge from his 25-year career while offering advice to musicians about the dangers that lie within the business. At the end of the workshop, he will answer questions from attendees.

Contact information and questions:

"Music Beyond Infinity" workshop dates:

Nov. 12 - Mexico City, Mexico
Nov. 13 - [to be announced], Quito, Ecuador
Nov. 14 - [to be announced], Bogota, Colombia
Nov. 16 - [to be announced], Santiago, Chile
Nov. 17 - [to be announced], Concepcion, Chile
Nov. 19 - [to be announced], Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nov. 23 - Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil
Nov. 24 - Rio Verde, Goiás, Brazil
Nov. 25 - Goiania, Goiás, Brazil
Nov. 26 - Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Nov. 27 - Juazeiro Do Norte, Ceará, Brazil
Nov. 28 - Fortaleza, Brazil
Dec. 01 - Caruaru, Pernambuco, Brazil
Dec. 02 - João Pessoa, Pernambuco, Brazil
Dec. 03 - Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Dec. 04 - Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Dec. 05 - Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Dec. 06 - São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Dec. 07 - Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Dec. 08 - Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil
Dec. 09 - Londrina, Paraná, Brazil
Dec. 11 - Foz, Paraná, Brazil
Dec. 12 - Ascuncion, Paraguay
Dec. 13 - Cascavel, Paraná, Brazil
Dec. 14 - Toledo, Paraná, Brazil
Dec. 15 - Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Dec. 16 - Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Dec. 17 - Pomerode, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Dec. 18 - Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Dec. 19 - Floripa, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Dec. 20 - Içara, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Michael Angelo Batio: to appears at Randy Rhoads fest!

Michael Angelo Batio (ex-NITRO) has been added to the list of musicians who will appear at the Rhoadsfest, set to take place December 6, 2009 at the Whisky A Go Go. Billed as "the best Randy Rhoads tribute show ever," Rhoadsfest will be attended by other members of Randy's family and will feature a performance by Kelle with RHOADS TO OZZ (said to be "the one true authorized Rhoads tribute band"). Six acts will play at the event, which will include special Randy Rhoads features and Rhoadsoriginal artifacts on display.

Batio will perform tribute to Randy on his double-neck guitar.

For more information, visit

RHOADSFEST - A Live Musical Tribute To Guitar Legend RANDY RHOADS

Jon Gomm: new CD out soon

Kudos to Mark McGuigan for spotting this one. Acoustic player Jon Gomm:

English virtuoso acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter Jon Gomm is to release his much anticipated second album Don't Panic on December 7th 2009.

Don’t Panic is the follow up to debut album Hypertension, released way back in December 2003. Why the long wait?

“I made the first record shortly after I’d put together a solo acoustic set and wanted to start touring: it was just a demo to get gigs. I made it a full length album because back then the gig fee was barely covering my petrol money, and I needed something to sell!”

This plan worked a little too well, and Gomm has been touring hard ever since, taking his unique brand of virtuosic acoustic guitar-playing to prestigious festivals around Europe and a punishing tour schedule centred around the UK and Italy, and a new album has had to wait.

The new CD features stronger songs, exhibiting Jon’s genuine grasp of a wide range of genres from blues to jazz to rock to country, which comes from his lifelong experience as a session musician and musical academic. Throw in some Urdu lyrics and you’re getting the picture – a one man melting pot. The songs range from dark laments, to sweet melodies, to frenzied romps and there’s even elements of the humour for which Jon’s live shows are renowned.

The guitar playing here is perhaps even more technically demanding than the previous CD too:

“Every time I arrange a new guitar part I make sure I can’t play it without practice. I love the technical aspect as much as the creative process of songwriting, although they are very much separate affairs.”

And as with the debut album, there are no overdubs here, although it may sound like it: there is never more than one guitar on every track.

Jon’s fiercely independent approach to the music industry has meant that the CD was home recorded and is released on the label he owns, which will be launching releases by other artists - including a Grammy winner - in 2010

Jon Gomm New CD "Don't Panic" out December 7th 2009
The waiting is nearly over! The new album Don't Panic will be released on Monday December 7th, meaning the recorded versions of songs such as Gloria, Waterfall, Afterglow and Weather Machine will finally be available.

The CD will be available to preorder at the end of October, and downloads will be available from this website plus the usual outlets (iTunes, etc) from Dec 7th. A sneak preview of the album will be unveiled very soon, as will the first peek at the artwork.

Jon Gomm Master class at Guitar-X

Ayman Mokdad: the mogojo

AYMAN-The Mogojo Rock N Roll

News: interview with Paul Reed Smith PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Stevensville, MD, where he sits down with Paul Reed Smith. In this video segment, we get to hear from Paul Reed Smith about discontinuing over 10 models of guitars, the new 25th Anniversary line of guitars, PRS Amps (Sweet 16, 30 and Anniversary) and the new Narrow Field pickups. We even get to hear and see Paul demo the Narrow Field pickups through their newest amp, the 50 watt Anniversary.

For more Experience PRS coverage or to view our completely FREE digital edtion of Premier Guitar magazine, be sure to visit

Experience PRS: Paul Reed Smith Interview

News: StageTrix Pedal Risers giveaway

StageTrix Pedal Risers

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Allan Holdsworth: workshop Montreal

Allan Holdsworth Workshop in Montreal: Letters of Marque, Oct 2nd, 2009

Allan Holdsworth Workshop in Montreal: Proto Cosmos, Oct 2nd, 2009

Guthrie Govan: tour dates and myspace

Please go and see Guthrie Govan on tour... the future of the guitar world depends on you! Here's the MySpace:

Oct 15 2009
FELLOWSHIP gig @ The BassmentChelmsford, London and South East
Oct 17 200910:00A
GUITAR BREAK "Rock Development" eventBath
Oct 18 200910:00A
GUITAR BREAK "Rock Development" eventBath
Oct 21 20098:00P
Gig w/ Dizzee Rascal @ the Electric PromsLondon, London and South East
Oct 22 20096:00P
guitar clinic, CRD H. DutilleuxClamart
Oct 23 20094:00P
guitar clinic + possible gig (tbc), CMAValenciennes
Oct 24 20094:00P
guitar clinic, L’Atelier MusicalSt Lo
Oct 26 20096:00P
guitar clinic, MAINancy
Oct 27 20098:00P
guitar clinic, Milonga music store, MontevrainMontevrain
Oct 28 20098:00P
guitar clinic, CIAM/Music & ChansonBordeaux
Oct 31 20092:00P
clinic/workshop with Carl VerheyenEastbourne
Oct 31 20098:00P
gig with Carl VerheyenBexhill

Richie Kotzen: Bristol 2 second review!

OK at the gig Ben Poole, Rob Chappers, Richie Kotzen, Jeff Scott Soto... one of the best gig I have seen in recent years! Richie Kotzen's singing is out of this world... plus if you are a guitar fan... a boat load of incredible chops, but a perfect fit for the song or harmony for the vocal. Get to see this guy on tour... I'm seriously thinking of getting to another show! Look for a special Richie Kotzen prize for the upcoming Shred This Too!

The remaining dates:

Oct 11th: Mr. Kyps, POOLE
Oct 12th: Robin 2, WOLVERHAMPTON
Oct 13th: 12 Bar, SWINDON
Oct 15th: Rio’s, LEEDS
Oct 16th: Club Academy, MANCHESTER
Oct 18th: Trillians, NEWCASTLE
Oct 19th: The Classic Grand, GLASGOW
Oct 20th: The Caves, EDINBURGH

My video coming soon.... in the mean time....

Richie Kotzen - You Can't Save Me

Seriously, stop reading this and get yourselves a ticket!