Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Rob Chapper: Monkey Fest 2010 - "The festival for guitarists"

Rob Chappers is mad... "Baby ate a whale...." That classic movie! Meat & Beer \m/

Meat & Beer \m/

John Norum: Europe tour details

Swedish hard rockers, EUROPE, have launched their “official” media blog to tie in with their forthcoming “Last Look at Eden” tour dates. The media blog can be found here -

The blog features the latest news, reviews and interviews, including an interview with lead singer Joey Tempest’s on Frank Skinner’s Saturday morning radio show on Absolute Radio, Classic Rock Magazine’s “Gig of the Week”, a Swedish TV commercial for ‘Eden’ album, plus coverage in various hard rock magazines and websites.

EUROPE performs a sold out concert at the London Relentless Garage on Sunday November 1st. The concert follows the band’s triumphant headline performance at the Bloodstock Festival earlier this summer, and their critically acclaimed new album ‘Last Look at Eden’ featuring the upcoming single ‘New Love in Town’.

- The Last Look At Eden Tour -

Ian Gillan
February 2010 UK Tour
special guest
'Diamond Head'

Tickets on sale Friday 18th September at 9am

Regional Tickets: £17.00 Advance
London Tickets: £18.00 Advance
Credit Card Line for all shows except Manchester - 0844 477 2000
Manchester Academy 2 Box Office: 0161 832 1111
Online sales -

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Academy Events and the Gig Cartel in association with The Agency Group are pleased to announce Europe's Last Look At Eden 2010 UK Tour. Sweden's premiere biggest hard rock band will undertake a nationwide UK tour in February 2010 (their first official UK tour since 2006's "Secret Society Tour).

Tickets to the general public go on sale at 9am on Friday 18th September. All tickets are £17, with the exception of London (£18).

The tour follows the 14th September release of Europe's critically acclaimed new studio album "Last Look At Eden" which features the singles "New Love In Town" and the eponymous title track. Best known for their 1986 smash anthem "The Final Countdown," the Swedish rockers have returned with a heavier bluesy, hip-shaking metal sound, and recently headlined the UK's Bloodstock Festival to rave reviews.

Metal Hammer recently praised Europe for their outstanding Bloodstock performance - "Europe pulls together all ages and tastes for a feel-good finale that smells like total victory."

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Photo Credit: © 2009 Christie Goodwin

Europe 2010 Tour

Special Guest: 'DIAMOND HEAD'

Door opening times for all concerts - 7pm
With the exception of Newcastle: 6:30pm

Leeds O2 Academy
Thursday 18th February
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online:
55 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AW

Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday 19th February
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online:
16 - 18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, Birmingham, B1 1DB

London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 20th February
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

Oxford O2 Academy
Monday 22nd February
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
190 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE

Bournemouth O2 Academy
Tuesday 23rd February
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
570 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, B H1 4BH

Bristol O2 Academy
Wednesday 24th February
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA

Manchester Academy 2
Friday 26th February
Box Office: 0161 832 1111
Book Online:,
UMSU, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR

Newcastle O2 Academy
Saturday 27th February
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW

Glasgow O2 ABC
Sunday 28th February
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA

Bill Ruppert: scary guitar pedals!

Hi this is Bill Ruppert.
I am writing to tell you of a new Effectology video I know your viewers would enjoy and have fun watching for Halloween.
(This is the video series I do for Electro-Harmonix
on how to produce "impossible" sounds using just a regular guitar and EHX effect pedals.)

Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.9 Terrifying Effect Pedals.
In this episode I demonstrate how to frighten your family, friends and neighbors using just a regular guitar and Electro-Hamonix effect pedals!
Its great fun.

Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.9 Terrifying Effect Pedals

How To Page:

Ignazio Di Salvo: donna lee

donna lee movie maker

Brandon Gan: tribute to Greg Howe

Hot cover of Greg Howe classic

Jump Start

Jamming to a cool Allen Hinds tune


Milan Polak: bet you can't play this... spooky halloween style!

Milan Polak says: Hey, don't take too seriously...! ;-) Happy Halloween everyone!

Betcha Can't Play This #2 - Milan Polak (extreme pentatonic & string skipping)

Allen Hinds: xotic ac plus demo

Xotic AC Plus DEMO with Allen Hinds AC Plus with Single Coil PU

Pop Woravit: shred is not dead... seriously folks, it's behind you with a sharp axe!

pop voravit test vox tonelab st

pop voravit solo Reborn

pop voravit solo rancorous new album

Guitar Speed

Guitar Speed PArt2

Lorenzo Venza: lost in your smile

Lorenzo Venza really is a great player, great touch and tone and that cool legato feel. Check out his latest track Lost in your smile:

News: thinkgeek's awesome Christmas present... want one!!!

Here at ThinkGeek were just wishing for a fully playable guitar built into a t-shirt when along came the Fairy of ROCK... she wailed with face melting guitar solo and *POOF* there it was in our hands... The Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt. We turned on the mini amp, cranked the volume to 11 and started to rock. As the fairy explained, the Electronic Guitar Shirt is incredibly easy to play because each button on the neck is a major chord. She went on to mention how you can play dozens of classic rock songs with very little skill. However she warned us never to use the Guitar Shirt for evil lest, we are prepared to summon the Demon of Rock and duel to the death for musical supremacy.

Now you can purchase one of these fine Electronic Rock Guitar Shirts and get a little wearable ROCK magic for yourself. The Electronic Guitar Shirt is not a toy that plays pre-canned musical riffs, it is a real musical instrument that allows you to play your favorite songs and sound great doing it. All major chords are recorded from a real electric guitar, and the included magnetic pick allows you to strum just like you would a real guitar. The included mini amp clips to your belt and gets plenty loud with great sounding amplification circuitry. The tone knob on the amp lets you adjust the sound just like a real guitar.

Product Features
Belt out your favorite rock tunes on this t-shirt based real playable electric guitar
Great real rock sound
Play all major chords
Strum by waving the included magnetic pick over the strings
Mini guitar amp speaker clips to your belt
Volume goes to 11
Adjustable tone knob
Electronic components are easily removed from the shirt for washing
Includes two magnetic picks
Picks stick to speaker grill for easy storage
Requires 4 x AAA Batteries. Not included

Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt from ThinkGeek