Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Carlo Losavio: venere rossa

Interesting sounding track from Carlo Losavio.


Jack Gardiner: off to NAMM, guitar idol 2010 on the way

Jack Gardiner says he will be going to NAMM 2010:

Jack Gardiner 7 Weeks and a day... NAMM 2010, playing on the Mayones booth. L.A., here we come ;D...

Jack GardinerAye, Rick and Tom were the ones which informed me of coming! I met up with Tom, Rick and George Marios on Sunday and had an awesome day.
I believe Rick's playing with Suhr, and Tom's playing with Toadworks. I'm a bit gutted, because Mayones, Suhr, and Toadworks are all miles apart. But luckily we're staying in the same hotel as them, even the same flight on the way there! :D

and James Edwards commented on Jack Gardiner's status:
"well done jack - the legacy of Guitar Idol lives on!! 2010 news coming soon!"

News: drum off regional finals

Guitar Center Announces the


Thursday, December 3rd in Five Cities Nationwide!

Events to Feature Exclusive Performances by Some of Today’s Top Drummers, Plus Celebrity Judges and a Special Roland V-Drum Showcase

November 24, 2009 - Westlake Village, CA – Guitar Center announced today that several of the nation’s top drummers will perform at the upcoming Drum-Off Regional Finals next week, including some past Drum-Off winners who have gone on to become accomplished profession musicians and have successful careers in the music business. The events, which take place on December 3rd at 7pm in five cities around the country, will feature performances by Thomas Lang, Cora “CC” Dunham (Prince), Longineu ‘LP’ Parsons (American Idol Finalist, Adam Lambert),Tony Royster Jr. (Jay Z), and Jerome Flood II (Drum-Off ‘08 National Champion).

Details for these exciting Drum-Off Regional Finals – which will culminate in 5 of the nation’s most talented unsigned drummers heading to Los Angeles for the Guitar Center Drum-Off Grand Finals competition on January 8, are as follows:

Guitar Center Hollywood
7425 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA
Performance: Thomas Lang
Guest Judges: Nisan Stewart, Jason Sutter

Guitar Center Houston
7729 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX
Performance: Cora “CC” Dunham (Prince)

Guitar Center Hallandale
1101 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. Hallandale, FL
Performance: Longineu ‘LP’ Parsons (American Idol Finalist, Adam Lambert)
Guest Judges: Jason Bonham

Guitar Center Brooklyn
139 Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn, NY
Performance: Tony Royster Jr. (Jay Z)
Guest Judges: Tommy Igoe

North Chicago
Guitar Center Arlington Heights
2375 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights, IL
Performance: Jerome Flood II (Drum-Off ‘08 Champion)
Guest Judges: Bill Ludwig III

See Drum-Off ‘08 Champion Jerome Flood II’s winning performance here!
In other exciting Guitar Center Drum-Off news, Tommy Lee and the Street Drum Corps’ Frank Zummo will perform with a bevy of today’s most notable drummers when they present “BEZERK” at the upcoming Drum-Off Grand Finals, taking place January 8, 2010 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Artists performing in “BEZERK” – an exclusive performance project commissioned by Guitar Center – include Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Matt Sorum (Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver), José Pasillas (Incubus), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), DJ Aero, Sully Erna(Godsmack), Jay Weinberg, BANG! and others to be announced. Hosted byStephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), this historic evening will also include a very special tribute to John Bonham by Jason Bonham, along with an exclusive collaborative performance by Danny Carey (Tool) and Brann Dailor (Mastodon).

These all-star drummers are uniting on one stage to celebrate the night’s main event:

Performances by the top five undiscovered drummers in the nation, who will compete in front of a capacity crowd and a panel of celebrity judges to see who will win the title of “Guitar Center Drum-Off Champion” and a prize package worth more than $40,000. Guitar Center will also induct drum icons Billy Cobham and John Bonham into Guitar Center’s Drum Legends as part of the evening’s festivities.

Tickets for the show are only $10, and are on sale now at LiveNation.com.

Each year, thousands of drummers across the nation compete in Guitar Center’s Drum-Off, the world’s largest drum competition. In addition to winning over $40,000 in cash and prizes, being named Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Champion offers potentially career-altering opportunities for aspiring drummers, including national media attention and recognition from the professional drumming community, including some of the drum world’s most iconic artists, who form Drum-Off’s panel of judges. Last year’s Drum-Off Champion, 22-year-old Jerome Flood II, made his television debut when he was invited to perform on Last Call with Carson Dalyfollowing his dramatic 2008 win in front of a sold-out crowd and a panel of celebrity judges that included Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Alan White (Yes), Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta), Kenny Aronoff, Atom Willard (Social Distortion/Angels & Airwaves), The Rev (Avenged Sevenfold) and Danny Carey (Tool).

Now in its 21st year, Guitar Center’s Drum-Off has been a launching pad for numerous drummers, including Cora Coleman-Dunham and Tony Royster Jr, two Drum-Off winners who have gone on to become highly acclaimed professional drummers (with Prince and Jay Z respectively). Like all Guitar Center music programs, Drum-Off is part of Guitar Center’s ongoing mission to provide emerging artists and musicians with career-altering opportunities that encourage and support their journey in becoming professional musicians. Drum-Off inspires up-and-coming drummers to further their musical aspirations, while at the same time encouraging the local music community and providing a platform for local musicians to network and be discovered.

How It Works:

Local competitions began September 24 in all 214 Guitar Center locations nationwide. One winner from each store was chosen to advance to district competitions (24 locations), which will be followed by the top 24 drummers in the nation competing at regionally hosted semi-finals (5 locations) on December 3rd.


GRAND FINALS: January 8, 2010

Guitar Center’s Drum-Off ‘09 champion will win an impressive package of prizes, including $25,000 cash, a Roland TD-25 electronic kit, a custom designed drum kit by DW, Pearl, Gretsch, Tama, or Orange Country Drums, a drum, stick, cymbal, and drum head endorsement deals as well as a feature in Modern Drummer magazine, along with a VIP appearance @ NAMM 2010 and a Monster Energy Drink endorsement deal, making the total prize package worth over $40,000. Additionally, Monster Energy, Pro-Mark, Latin Percussion, DW, Remo, Vic Firth, Orange County Drum and Percussion, Zildjian, Sabian, Gretsch, Roland, Tama, Pearl, Evans and Modern Drummer are all proud sponsors of Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Steve Morse: Outstanding In Their Field New CD

Eagle Rock To Release New Studio Album


~November 17, 2009~

For a musician as talented as guitar maestro Steve Morse, there are no boundaries between genres; there is only his unique sound. On November 17, The Steve Morse Band will release a new studio album Out Standing In Their Field via Eagle Rock Entertainment. This will also be released digitally on October 13.

Morse, who got his start in the Dixie Dregs in the 1970s, has enjoyed a fruitful career, earning himself a reputation as a “musician’s musician.” He’s spent the last sixteen years shredding for the legendary Deep Purple, in addition to fronting his own band. The release of Out Standing In Their Field will be the 12th album to date for The Steve Morse Band.

On this entirely instrumental album, Morse joins forces with bassist Dave LaRue and drummer Van Romaine to pound out un-tethered creativity. A multi-faceted blend of Morse’s influences, Out Standing In Their Field is a diverse sound spectrum, twisting together elements of rock, country, jazz, funk and classical. Unencumbered by lyrics, Morse’s guitar acts as a wailing, exploring siren, channeling emotion and raw power through the language of riffs. In addition to the ten brand new tracks boasted on Out Standing In Their Field, the band threw in an extra treat: a live recording of their song “Rising Power.” This bonus track invokes the goosebump-inducing power the Steve Morse Band conjures on stage.

Embarking on a North American tour with this new release, Steve Morse and his band have earned the right to be considered Out Standing In Their Field.

Eagle Rock Entertainment
is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Germany, France & Toronto.

Track Listing:
1.) Name Dropping
2.) Brink Of The Edge
3.) Here and Now and Then
4.) Relentless Encroachment
5.) John Deere Letter
6.) More To The Point
7.) Time Junction
8.) Unnamed Source
9.) Flight Of The Osprey
10.) Baroque ‘N Dreams
11.) Rising Power (Live)

Buy the album on iTunes: http://bit.ly/SMBOutSt

Marco Sfogli: become a facebook fan and help Marco.

Marco Sfogli: Want a copy of my solo album "There's Hope"? Well join facebook fan page to find out how: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Marco-Sfogli/174416205795
plus let Marco know what your top track is from his album "There's Hope"? : http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=174416205795&topic=11571

Theodore Ziras: Dominant7 Arpeggio

Theodore Ziras-Lick of the Week 56:Dominant7 Arpeggio

Raimund Burke: looking forward

Raimund Burke says:
Hey there,
here's another little clip from my latest album "Into my Arena". The song is called "Look Forward". This clip is a little bit longer than the clip till today, so I cut the long passages.
I hope you enjoy anyway! ;-))

Auszug aus: www.northernmetal.info

...Into My Arena is heavily recommended for fans of Jason Becker, Joe Satriani, Sergey Atroschenko (ZEROKARMA), Joe Stump and other guitar heroes with awesome song writing skills. On a last note its also worth to mention that acclaimed musicians like Jeff Kollmann (GLENN HUGES band, solo), Marco Sfogli (JAMES LABRIE band), Charlie Dominici (DOMINICI,ex-DREAM THEATER) and Uli Kusch (HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN, BEAUTIFUL SIN..) already have praised Into my Arena...

Raimund Burke plays "Into my Arena"-files! Song: Look Forward

Jad Nasr: Milan's TRex monster pedal competition

Milan Polak's "T-Rex Monster Pedal Competition" Jazzonazz

Andres Ludmer: tribute to Bireli Lagrene

Front page by bireli lagrene, dominique dipiazza and dennis chambers

Front Page

Vinnie Moore: Spanish tour dates

Vinnie Moore. Will UFO with his band, who will spend four Spanish cities:

December 3 - Barcelona - Apolo
December 4 - Bilbao - Rockstar Live
December 5 - Madrid - Heineken
6 December - Pamplona - Sala Gares

Taka Minamino: new CD release details

January 22 releases ahead of Japan!
Sun November 22 gentlemen FirstAlbum ANGELWING the National Union of disk, TOWER RECORDS, HMV, AMAZON is on sale at.

But HP is the official sale.



Taka Minamino on Guitar
Jeff Scott Soto on Guest Vocal
Kevin Jones on Vocal
Derek Sherinian on Keys Solo
Rafael Borks on Keyboards.
Tony Franklin on Guest Bass
Kelly Simonz on Bass
Jeff Bowderson Drums

1.Divine Death
2. Afterlife In The Hell
3. Violence breeds Violence
4. Forever Love
5. AngelWing
6. Memories Of You
7. My Requiem
8. Eye Of Tranquility

Forever Love


Greg Howe: premier guitar column III

Greg Howe shares a tapping technique using hammer-ons...
went on to become a key component in my overall note delivery style. Tapping is a term generally associated directly with two-handed guitar playing. It’s basically a technique performed by forcefully bringing one or more of the fingers of the picking hand toward the fretboard and onto a string in an effort to extend the role typically occupied exclusively by the fretting hand. Because of this, tapping will often involve the use of hammer-ons and pull-offs, whereby the fingers of the fretting hand play sequences that are synchronized with the tapping hand. This is usually for the purpose of creating lightning-fast repetitive sequences, often involving intervals that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to finger conventionally.
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Simon Goldsmith: demo track from upcoming CD

Cool, laid back rock... enjoy

Esgi - Twilight Body Rock