Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Marcel Coenen, Frank Schiphorst: magnum opus rockestra

December 2008 was the first edition of Christmas Metal Symphony in The Netherlands in a venue called 013 in Tilburg.

The second edition of CHRISTMAS METAL SYMPHONY (December 20. 2009) in 013 - Tilburg is already in full progress. For those of you who don't want to miss out on this unique Christmas show, you can order your tickets as of Saturday September 5. 2009 when the official presale starts an to make shure that your Christmas will never be the same....!

Normally, December would be the month of the year to bring you joy and prosperity but this year that will not the case for the true metalfan! Due to the cancellations of the DIO and Slayer concerts in Holland, the portion of December metal has seriously decreased. But fortunately... Christmas Metal Symphony is still firmly scheduled in the calendar of 013 in Tilburg (The Netherlands) on Sunday December 20th.

To ease the pain of all metalfans who thought that they could have a fully booked metalmonth, 013 and the staff of Christmas Metal Symphony have decided to lower the ticketprice for CMS. Everyone who buys his / her ticket now, will benefit from a discount of € 3,50, so the new ticketprice for CMS will be € 29,00 !! (excl. servicecostings)

Anyone who already has bought their ticket will get the first 2 drinks on the house! Just go to the special bar in he lobby and show them your ticket with the full price printed on it and you will receive 2 tokins for your first drinks. This way we will toast with all of you on the succes of CMS 2009...Europes most unique metalshow!

Some of last years visitors told the organisers of CMS that they expected more metalclassics in the show. Since we took this very seriously, you may expect an extra high percentage of true metalclassics performed by metallegends like Jorn Lande, UDO, Mats Levén, Cristina Scabbia, Simone Simons, Charlotte Wessels, Joakim Brodén, Mark Jansen, Damian Wilson and hosted by our very own MC: George Oosthoek. Christmas Metal Symphony will give you your well deserved portion of true metal, so you will be well prepared for your mandatory Christmas diner...

This unique show will be musically backed by the amazing 30-piece MAGNUM OPUS ROCKESTRA (conducted by Marcel Heijen) and our own CMS band: Santa's Little Helpers featuring Joost van den Broek, Koen Herfst, Jeffrey Revet, Frank Schiphorst, Johan van Stratum and Marcel Coenen. Prepare yourself for a great metalparty at 013 in Tilburg and we will take care that you will get your well deserved portion of metal before Christmas!

Doors will open at 7 PM and the show will start at 8.30 PM. If you want more info: check out www.christmasmetalsymphony.net or buy your tickets at www.013.nl

This video shows the edition of 2008 when Russell Allen (Symphony X) was one of the guest singers.
The song played is "Evolution, The Grand Design" and features besides Russell Allen on Vocals:

Koen Herfst - Drums
Frank Schiphorst - Guitar
Marcel Coenen - Guitar
Joost Van Den Broek - Keyboards
Jeffrey Revet - Keyboards
Johan van Stratum - Bass

Plus the Magnum Opus Rockestra !!

Matias Rengel: quantum dream

Quantum Dream - Matias Rengel (Original Composition)

Michael Lee Firkins, Niels Vejlyt: let there be rock guests

(Band – Song – Album)

1 - Loudness - Clockwork toy (Thunder in the east)

2 - Badlands - High wire (Badlands)

3 - Atreyu - Before it's too late and we've destroyed it all (Congregation of the damn)

4 - Armageddon - Embrace the mystery (Embrace the mystery)

5 - Ram-Zet - Requiem (Neutralized)

6 - Soil - Temptation (Picture Perfect)

7 - Them Crooked Vultures - Bandoliers (Them Crooked Vultures)

8 - Annihilator - Clown Parade (Live at Masters of Rock)

9 - Jorn - I walk alone (Spirit Black)

10 - Devin Townsend - Addicted (Addicted)

11 - Los Angeles - City of angels (Neverland)

12 - Rammstein - Waidmann's Heil (Liebe ist fur all da)

Oni Logan (Lynch Mob) Special

13 - Lynch Mob - Dance of the dogs (Wicked Sensation)

14 - Lynch Mob - Street fighting man (Wicked Sensation)

15 - Oni Logan - The Long road (Stranger in a foreign land)

16 - Lynch Mob - Revolution heros (Smoke & Mirrors)

17 - Lynch Mob - Let the music be your master (Smoke & Mirrors)

18 - Michael Lee Firkins - One big punch (crying stacks) (Blacklight sonatas)

Next on Let there be Rock:

- December 8: Interview with special guest Michael Lee Firkins

- December 15: Interview with Barry Kerch & Zach Myers (Shinedown)

- December 29: Best albums of 2009 Special!

- January 5: "MySpace new Talent" Special!

- January 12: Special Guest is Markku Kuikka (Status Minor) who presents his favorite tracks!

- January 19: Special Guest is Niels Vejlyt (Infinite overture) who presents his favorite tracks!

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Steve Hubbard: mesa boogie mash up

Steve Hubbard says:
I threw together this demo for those of you that are curious to hear the Mark Five.. This amp has endless tonal possibilities, and is incredibly versatile.. Here are the three settings that I currently use in my live setup! For the settings that you may not be able to see, I have the amp set on Full Power mode, 90 watts on each channel, and triode on Ch.3

The amp is running into an Orange 212 cabinet, with vintage 30's, mic'd with a shure beta57, slightly off center..

I'd also like to appologize for the lame jam video at the end.. The idea is to show you what the Mark sounds like in the mix of a track!

**Please realize that there is plenty of gain available on this amp-- I have channel three set at a fairly low-gain tone..

Mesa Boogie Mark Five Demo / Jam

Jeff Kollman, Akira Takasaki: meatbats... who... who are you

December 1, 2009 - Live footage of L.A. all-stars CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS jamming THE WHO classic 'Who Are You' in Tokyo, Japan with special guest Akira Takasaki of legendary metal band LOUDNESS

bombastic meatbats. Who Are You.MP4

The MEATBATS, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), bassist Kevin Chown (UNCLE CRACKER, TED NUGENT), and keyboardist Ed Roth (GLENN HUGHES, RONNIE MONTROSE), recently concluded a successful tour of Japan with drummer Kenny Aronoff (JOHN FOGERTY, IOMMI) filling in for co-founder Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CHICKENFOOT).
The band also played a high profile one-off with Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) on drums at the Gakki Fair in Yokohama, Japan on November 7. Photos with Sorum are posted at http://www.jeffkollman.com/photos_1109tbm_japan.htm
CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS' debut album, 'Meet The Meatbats', was released on September 15 via Warrior Records/Universal in North America and October 12 through Edel/earMUSIC in Europe.
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News: Lick Library advent Christmas deals

special deals available every day up to Christmas: http://www.licklibrary.com/adventcalendar/

Chris Brooks: Suhr Pr0n

Originally Posted by MasterPlan
Hey guys. I'm thrilled to announce that I'm now playing Suhr, beginning with the beautiful custom standard I received last night. Yes, Suhr is exploding right now and whilst the Modern is a big part of the wave I decided to start with the standard which we've done some cool things with. Here's the gist of my spec sheet:

Basswood Body
Quilt Maple Top
1pc Maple neck Quartersawn No BFTS
Even C slim neck profile, .800 - .880 10" - 14" radius
Tusq nut
Jumbo SS frets
Gotoh 510TS FE1 trem
1.65" width nut
Chrome hardware
Sperzel locking machine heads
No pickguard, rear routed
Electronics: Volume, Tone, 5 way, Push-Pull coil tap for both HBs, blower switch
Side input jack
Chrome knobs
Neck p/up: SSV Zebra
Mid p/up: FL Standard Black
Bridge p/up: SSH+ Zebra
Finish: Trans Sky Blue Burst Quilt
Scraped Binding
MOP logo with gloss headstock (black face and side inlay dots though so I can see them on
Light/Medium scalloping on last four frets
10-46 Elixir

Everything I've wanted in one guitar for a while now, in other words!

And now for the guitar pron:
more pron

George Marios: giving guitar lessons

George Marios 'Libre' Guitar Lessons available in Uk and Greece(14 December-3 January... either 1 hour sessions or 3 hour workshop) 1Hour Lessons 20 £ - 20 Euro, Workshop 40£-40Euro Funk/Rock/Metal/Blues/World/Fusion Music

Contact George by Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1059971786

George in relaxed mood with Rick Graham and Tom Quayle

Rick Graham and George Marios - Friday night shred

Chris Brooks: masterplan reaches 5000 copies

Chris Brooks says:
"So, last week (or was it the week before?) I was blessed enough to have my first album hit the 5000 unit mark, the 5000th of which was purchased by"

Don't forget you can order Chris's awesome CD's from his web site: http://www.chrisbrooks.net/order.html

Joe Satriani: chickenfoot special show reminder

Hello People of the Foot!

We wanted to give you a final reminder on the special one-night only event happening Tuesday, December 1st (that's tomorrow -- or today depending on when you read this). That's right, it's a special screening of a Chickenfoot live show in movie theaters as part of the new Sony Presents Digital Cinema Music Series.

For participating theaters and tickets, please visit www.sonyclubdates.com/chickenfoot.html.

If you attend one of these screenings, please mark your attendance and share your reviews on CHICKENFOOT.US here!

Please note that there has been a change in the venue for Los Angeles! The new location is:

The Bridge: Cinema Deluxe
The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center
6081 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045


A quick update on the special last show of the year in Vegas-- tickets are sold out for the Meet & Greet and Soundcheck packages, but there are still regular tickets remaining so if you want to join us in this last show of the year you better grab 'em quick! Pick up your tickets here:http://chickenfoot.bit.ly/dw6TE

We are also doing a special webcast from VEGAS soundcheck where the band will be also announcing the winner of the contest to win an AUTOGRAPHED CHICKENFOOT GUITAR (plus merch swag pack). To upload your own and vote on your favorites, visit CHICKENFOOT.US.

Martin Miller: suhr wischi fusion

Martin Miller:
Hey Folks,

this is a video of me shredding over this old favourite backing of ours. This video dates back to August, soon after I got my Suhr and was shot solely for analyzing my own playing (hence me looking like a bum).

The playing is far from my best, as this was not meant to be shared in the first place. It's all first take (I cut out the unbearable parts ) and entirely improvised. I hope you still enjoy!

Suhr Modern + Laney VC50 Combo (with a tiny delay in the loop)

Visit: www.myspace.com/martinwichmann

Martin "Wischi" Wichmann (Miller) - Fusion Backing Improvisation

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Larry Mitchell:Political Rain

Larry Mitchell - Political Rain

Larry Mitchell Thank you