Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Daniele Penco: music box competition

The competitions stack up... another one for Daniele Penco.

Daniele Penco for Music Box Guitar Competition

Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Paul Gilbert, Steve Lukather: six string heroes

For nearly 40 years, legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower has documented an astonishing who's who of the most influential players of rock and metal guitar from the 1970s to today. Six-String Heroes collects his killer shots of the best players ever to wield an axe, including candid, studio, and live photos of such giants as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Slash, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Dave Navarro, Dimebag Darrell, John Frusciante, Joe Satriani, Angus Young, and many more. With a foreword by Steve Vai, notes by Zlozower, and short texts by some of the guitarists themselves, Six-String Heroes captures the power and technique of the instrument through the lens of its legendary players a must-have for guitar fans everywhere.


Neil Zlozower: six string heroes

News: let there be rock program

Band – Song – Album)

1 - Soil - Like it is (Picture Perfect)

2 - Jeff Scott Soto - Stand up and shout (Live in Madrid)

3 - Arch Enemy - Enemy within (Tyrants of the rising sun)

4 - Armageddon - Sleep of innocence (Embrace the mystery)

Dimebag Darrell Tribute

5 - Pantera - Mouth for war (Vulgar display of power)

6 - Pantera - Fucking hostile (Vulgar display of power)

7 - Pantera - Cemetary gates (Cowboys from hell)

8 - Shadow Gallery - Venom (Digital ghosts)

9 - Arsonists get all the Girls - The 42nd ego (Portals)

10 - State of Rock - Count me Out (A point of destiny)

11 - 101 South - Yesterday is gone (No U turn)

12 - Them Crooked Vultures - Calligulove (Them Crooked Vultures)

13 - It Dies Today - Complacence without pursuit (Lividity)

Michael Lee Firkins Interview

14 - Michael Lee Firkins - Laughing stacks (Michael Lee Firkins)

15 - Michael Lee Firkins - Blacklight sonatas (Blacklight sonatas)

16 - Michael Lee Firkins - Black Betty (Blacklight sonatas)

17 - Michael Lee Firkins - Hula Hoops (Michael Lee Firkins)

18 - Shinedown - Energy (The sound of madness)

19 - Overland - Rescue me (Break away)

20 - F5 - Wake up (The reckoning)

Next on Let there be Rock:

- 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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Sloth Chubsteen: music box or bust

Sloth Chubsteen, aka burnedoutgolfer is back beating a path to guitar stardom. However Sloth Chubsteen does not think about himself but rather helping his fellow young guitar dudes like Slimer and Fletcher Barton.

Sloth Chubsteen says:
This video goes out to the Barton family! Wasn't gonna enter because I was pulling for my boy Chunk but Fletch convinced me to put something up. Check Flea out here on youtube, user name fletcherbarton. I have been playing for two years and love playing over any backing tracks. Thanks music box for the backing track and competition!
Thanks for watching!

music box competition entry- SLOTH

David Wallimann: vpick and conquer

Improve your alternate picking technique with V-Pick insanity pick!

Rob Balducci: bloppers and licks

Rob Balducci says:
Hey , Welcome to the last Track ILU -9-05 the bonus track from my new CD Violet Horizon. I want to first start off that this version in the video does not do the track justice. I did it pretty quick and was not able to mess around with two different delays like the track from the CD was recorded. This to me is very Gilmourist, especially on the CD version. I had that style in mind when composing this track. I did two versions when recording and it was all improvised. The track on the CD is the one we chose to be released.

The track ILU = I love you and the numbers after the title are my wife Carina's birth date. This was inspired by her. In many ways a lot of my material comes from people and things that are around my life all the time.

At the end of the video are some outtakes and some bloopers, which I think are funny. We had to bleep them because I curse a lot lol... Special thanks to Steve and Thom Simonson for doing the filming and the sound. You guys Rock!


12-8-09 Lick Of The Week Track #15 ILU -09-05 - plus credits and bloopers

t-cophony: make up your mind

Make up your mind (2nd version) - T-cophony (From original DVD)

Rob Chappers: modal monkey clinic

Rob Chappers Modal application clinic - Click the link for further details or to buy tickets:


Come to my guitar clinic this Sat 12th December ;-)

News: Shadows guitar stolen

Now here’s a tale of skulduggery if ever there was one… When the fine people at Oasis Music in Ringwood, Hampshire heard about The Shadows’ 50th anniversary, they were quick to act: with the blessing of both Hank B Marvin and Bruce Welch, they commissioned a special Stratocaster which was masterbuilt by Greg Fessler at Fender’s Custom Shop and based on Hank’s iconic original. In all, there are only 50 of these beauties being made and then that’s it; no more. So imagine the horror when the delivery man arrived with a large guitar-shaped box with Fender written on it and they opened it to reveal… nothing. That’s right – an empty box! Ouch – and at a retail value of £5000, it’s a pretty big ouch.

It looks like some thieving n’er-do-well had opened the box and taken the guitar while it was in transit between California and Hampshire. So naturally, an appeal has gone out to all traders and guitar enthusiasts alike to be on the lookout for a Custom Shop Master Built Hank Marvin Strat in Flamingo Pink with the number 16 on the neckplate. Anyone who has any information should contact Howard Gillespie at Oasis on 01425 478135 or by email on howard@oasismusic.co.uk.

The guitar should be easy to spot; for instance, there’s the fact that it’s a master-build and so it has the Custom Shop logo and the maker’s name – Greg Fessler – on the rear of the headstock. It also has gold-plated Kluson tuning heads – and there aren’t too many Strats around with those at the moment. Then there’s the case-candy: a certificate of authenticity which has been signed by both Hank and Bruce Welch, two trem bars (one standard, the other shortened as per Hank’s preference), a repro Fender catalogue from the period (ie late 50s) and a limited edition strap with The Shadows 50th Anniversary logo on it. Stay sharp, people!

Jonas Tamas: shred guitar exercise

free TAB and audio from here: http://www.4shared.com/file/167582675/31448f59/A_Quick_Legato_Run.html

Of course, don't forget to visit the official Jonas Tamas homepage too

Jonas Tamas: Shred guitar exercises - Satriani-style Quick Legato Run

Marcos Ambrosi: funky jam

Funky Jam Take1 Marcos Ambrosi

Keith Merrow: the arrival

The Arrival Download
1- Departure (intro)
2- Bioluminescent
3- Pillars of Creation
4- Io
5- Shorted Out
6- Nadir
7- Abducted
8- Titan
9- Wrong Axis
10- The Arrival

Keith Merrow- Io

Richie Kotzen: vertu!

Montreux 1999 Excellent

Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Karen Brigss, Rachel Z, Richie Kotzen - Jazz Fusion

Richie Kotzen: more super fan footage.

ritchie kotzen

ritchie kotzen boerderij zoetermeer 14-01-2009

ritchie en ik.avi

ritchie backstage.avi

Donato Begotti: et tu Brutus?

Caesar: Doth not Brutus bootless kneel?
Casca: Speak, hands, for me! [They stab Caesar.]
Caesar: Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar! [Dies.]
Cinna: Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!

Brutus - Suono SEXY - Donato Begotti - Chromazone (Mike Stern)

Jennifer Batten: aftermath

Jennifer Batten plays Aftermath live: Star Chronicles Projected

9 | MySpace Video

Paul Gilbert, Kee Marcelo: Luglio 2009 - Factory Siracusa

Paul Gilbert - Kee Marcelo - Richard Smith - Steve Ruscica!!!

Stefano Ruscica .wmv

Col Hicks: SHRED!

shred guitar licks

qwertygitarr: the name will have to wait... 8 on the deck

8 finger tapping

plus some very classy fusion!
Promised to do a video of this guitar so... here it is! The backing was made by a very talented guy called Fredie. Just had to use it for some wanking. ;) Hope you don't mind, Fredie!

Ibanez FR1620 wanking

plus we're in the pipe 5 by 5... prepare from some chop...

CAE OD100 against Soldano X88

samurais0und: the name will have to wait... 8 on the deck

8Finger Tapping guitar

Torben Enevoldsen: Acacia Avenue the details


Released January 15th 2010
LMC278 EAN6419922002780

Acacia Avenue is a new band led by Danish guitarist and songwriter Torben Enevoldsen (Section A, Fatal Force) in the melodic hard rock mold and features vocals from Tony Mills (TNT, Shy), Geir Rönning (Radioactive, Prisoner) and Torben Lysholm (Pangea, Mysterell) with drums by Thomas Heintzelmann (Section A, Decoy) and bass from Carsten Neumann (Savage Affair). Home to a clean punchy production, the album is rich in catchy vocal melodies and strong songs.

The style of the album is a blend of melodic hard rock and AOR. Torben spent most of 2008 writing new music with different people and some of the songs went in this direction. He then decided to pursue this particular style and ended up with around 20 songs and ultimately chose the best ones for what has become the debut Acacia Avenue album.

One the making of the album Torben comments, “The goal was simply to create a really great album, and for me personally, to try to write in a different style to that which I’m usually associated with. It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience. My influences for this album musically were bands like Toto, Giant, Dokken, TNT, Van Halen and so on i.e. Melodic bands with a powerful element to them”.

Tony Mills (TNT, Shy) was the first to join in and together they wrote and recorded “Don’t Call Me Tonight” and “Wait No More”. Geir Rönning (Radioactive, Prisoner) began writing with Torben immediately after and together they penned the songs “Hold On”, “No Looking Back” and “Digging”. whilst Torben Lysholm (Pangea, Mysterell) wrote the lyrics for “Just Wanna Be With You” and also sings lead on “Can’t Make You Stay”. Finally Lars Säfsund (W.O.A.) did the vocals on “An Illusion”. Apart from playing all guitars, bass and keyboards on the album, Torben Enevoldsen sang backing vocals on a few songs and also did the lead vocals on “Jamie´s In Love” and “Let Go”. Thomas Heintzelmann (Section A, Decoy) played all the drums and Carsten Neumann (Savage Affair) helped out with the bass.

The mix was done by Torben Enevoldsen at Funny Farm Studios and the mastering was done by Torben Lysholm at Tune Town.

01. Don’t Call Me Tonight.
02. Hold On.
03. An Illusion.
04. Jamie’s In Love.
05. Can’t Make You Stay.
06. Mad Antenna.
07. Wait No More.
08. No Looking Back.
09. Just Wanna Be With You.
10. Let Go.
11. Digging.

Tony Mills : Vocals
Geir Rönning : Vocals
Torben Lysholm : Vocals
Lars Säfsund : Vocals
Torben Enevoldsen : Guitars, Bass, Keyboards & Vocals
Thomas Heintzelmann : Drums

Produced and engineered by Torben Enevoldsen.
Recorded and mixed at Funny Farm Studios, Denmark.
Mastered by Torben Lysholm at Tune Town, Denmark.


Downloadable press pack at http://www.lionmusic.com/presspacks/acaciaavenue.zip(3.2mb)

» Strong debut album from new band from Section A guitarist Torben Enevoldsen.
» Guest vocalists include Tony Mills, Geir Rönning and Torben Lysholm.
» Accessible melodic hard rock.

Pop Woravit: Guitar Workshop 2009

SHARK TV Pop Woravit Guitar Workshop 2009.mpg

POP Waravit Thai Guitar Hero test SHARK Moo Kalei Dis.DAT

Pop Waravit Thai Guitar Hero Live in Overtone.mpg

Rob Chappers: ML1 prototype 2

AS featured in my recent post about my visit to the domain of the Monkeylord

Chapman Guitars ML1 prototype 2

Sorry it's taken me so long to show you the prototype 2, just got back from recording an EP with my new rhythm section!!! Used teh ML1 all over it ;-)


Chapman Guitars ML1 prototype 2