Thursday, 10 December 2009

John Petrucci: IHG interview

IHG: Did you use the new pickups much on the new CD?

Petrucci: It’s all of the new CD. All of it. In fact Steve came in and once we nailed it… he actually, at the beginning at the sessions, a lot of times I’ll ask him to do something because I want to hear what it’ll do. And he’ll say “You’re not gonna like it, but I’ll do it,” and we’ll just do it. Or he’ll say “Try this out,” and in doing that you kinda eliminate all the mental chatter. It gets rid of all those questions. You say “I tried all that stuff, and this works.” So we did a bunch of that in the studio, but once we were like, “This is great, I love it,” Steve so kindly came in and changed all the pickups out of my guitars. Out of all the guitars – and I have a lot (laughs). I have an A rig and a B rig, and he changed them all out. So he was changing like crazy.
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samurais0und: the name will have to wait... 8 on the deck 2

Eight Finger Tapping guitar

Zakk Wylde: i heart guitar interview

I Heart Guitar: Zakk! How ya been?

Zakk: Everything’s going good, man. We did an instore the other day, now I’m just hanging out with the rest of the Sydney chapter of Black Label. Just chillin’ out today, doing a batch of interviews, hanging out with the guys from Guitarist magazine over here. So everything’s cool, man. Heading back to the States tomorrow, have the holidays with the kids, then fire up the Black Label machine in January, start working on the new album. So that’s about it, brother.

Pop Woravit: Guitar Workshop 2009 2

Pop Woravit Guitar Workshop 2009 " Run to the sky " . Hope you like it Please rate and comment:) Pop woravit thailand

Pop Woravit Guitar Workshop on tour 2009 " Run to the sky "

Zack Kim: happy Christmas!

Jingle Bell

John Petrucci: melbourne clinic

John Petrucci: Melbourne, 7th December 2009

Russ Parrish: Satchel Guitar Solo

Satchel of Steel Panther performing a kick ass guitar solo in Vancouver BC on December 8 2009 at the Commodore ball room for the Cfox Santa Fox ball.

- Steel Panther, Vancouver BC

Paul Antonio Ortiz: chimp spanner new CD

Finally done and dusted after 5 ridiculously long years! I've already mentioned it in my .com blog (I really ought to merge them!) but the support and encouragement I've had from you guys - listeners and other musicians alike - has been awesome. I would've lost patience with me ages ago haha.

You can buy it on CD here. I'm getting the iTunes / Amazon stuff together as well, so be sure to follow me on Twitter (or subscribe to the RSS feed) and I'll announce it on there when it's good to go! Also be double sure to pick the right location (either in, or outside of the UK) as this will affect the's the only system I have right now. I'm working on something better!

The Mirror solo

Bad code playthrough

Anyhow, it's almost 3:20am here. And I'm pretty tired. I don't even know how many people will see this by the time they wake up tomorrow so I guess I'll just have to keep plugging! But's done! Weeeeeeeee!

Harvey Wallbanger play-through

Niels Vejlyt: new web site and video lessons

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Dave Reffett,George Lynch,Chris Poland, Glen Drover,Michael Angel Batio, Joe Stump: bumper new CD

Stellar performances By George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch Mob), Chris Poland & Glen Drover (Megadeth), Michael Angel Batio, Joe Stump (Holy Hell) and Mike Mangini (Steve Vai) are featured on Metal Virtuoso Dave Reffett's debut album. A Guitar Tour De Force.

The Call of the Flames (feat. Joe Stump)
Standstill and Scream (feat. Michael Angelo Batio)
Devils Roadmap (feat. Glen Drover & Chris Poland)
Caravan of Cannibals (feat. George Lynch)
Where Are My Real Brothers
Ruby Avalanche Red Flood
I Just Don't Want To Say Goodbye
The Wonder, The Curse, And the Crave
Shredding the Envelope (feat. Joe Stump)


Shredding The Envelope is the brainchild of thrash metal virtuoso Dave Reffett.
Dave grew up in Blue River, Kentucky and knew from an early age that he had a passion for playing metal. He taught himself to play guitar and sing by jamming along to his metal heroes Pantera, Megadeth, Metallica and shred master Michael Angelo Batio.

In high school, Dave took a guitar workshop at the Berklee College Of Music In Boston. As soon as they heard Dave play they offered him a 4-year scholarship. But Dave wasn’t sure if he wanted to "lose" 4 years of playing and touring experience.
Then he had a chance meeting with one of his idols, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, whose advice changed Dave’s life forever. Mustaine told him, “You’re young, go to school and learn everything you can about the music business, get as many weapons in your arsenal as you can”.
Dave was motivated and moved to Boston to pursue a degree in Music Business Management. Dave was schooled by tough-minded industry mavens and studied with International Shred Lord Joe Stump.
Dave did a couple of Internships in New York, reading band contracts in the Business and Legal Affairs department of Sanctuary Records, and in the Radio Promotions and Marketing Department of Virgin Records. He loved marketing but hated promoting bands that Dave felt were dumbing down today’s musical landscape and decided to make the music that he would be the first in line to buy.

SHREDDING THE ENVELOPE was born in Boston when Dave collaborated with visionary artist Nancy Taylor, translating their poems into the songs that would become “The Call Of The Flames”.
Being a lifetime metal fan as much as an artist, Dave knew the metal guitar legends he wanted to do guest solos on “The Call Of The Flames”.
He first enlisted Legendary Drummer Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai, Annihilator) to handle percussion duties. And then brought these guitar legends on board to do cameo appearances.
George Lynch (Lynch Mob, Dokken,Souls Of We), Michael Angelo Batio, Joe Stump (Holy Hell),
And as a tribute to Dave Mustaine and Megadeth, two former Megadeth guitarists, Chris Poland and Glen Drover solo on the same song! The song “Devils Roadmap”.

Dave Reffett and Nancy Taylor Produced “The Call Of The Flames” and wrote and arranged all of the music. Reffett performs the Vocals, and with the exception of the guest solos, plays all other guitars including the Bass; while Taylor spearheaded the incredible art design. Keeping the album a family affair Dave and Nancy's 13 year old nephew Gabe Taylor makes a cameo guitar solo appearance on the track "Devils Roadmap".

Musical mastermind MUDROCK (Alice Cooper, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack) signed on to helm the mixing board.
Grammy nominated engineer Jon Lammi recorded the album. Along with Joe Clapp, Steve Catizone, John Shipp, James Willetts and David Pierre at Boston's premier recording studio Sanctum Sound (Boston/LA).
And Legendary engineer George Marino (Kiss, Metallica, AC/DC) took charge of the final masters.

“SHREDDING THE ENVELOPE stands for not buying into all the dumbed down repetitive nasty boring bull**** that is fed to us like we are farm animals. We believe in the transformative power of belief. We believe in metal and the metal fans who understand that music which comes from a place of truth and passion can wake us up and change the world.”

Leonidas, Dave Shankle, Theodore Ziras: Christmas cheer

Leonidas says:
Hey friends!

I just uploaded a cover of the classic christmas song "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

I had the great honor to have 2 of the greatest shredders around the world on board...

So, David Shankle (ex- Manowar, DSG) and Theodore Ziras contributed their great solos!

I would like to thank them both, its a great honor!

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town:

Transcribed and arranged by: Leonidas (All guitars)

Solos by: Leonidas, Theodore Ziras, David Shankle

Drum/Bass programming, mix-mastering by: Theodore Ziras

Thanx for the support!
Feel free to download the song, i hope u will like it!
check it out

News: Chord Cards and Scale Cards iPhone Apps

Dan Gibbons says:
After releasing the 'Killer Riffs' and 'Freestyle' App which both hit the iTunes Music App Top Ten Charts here at Music Sales we have released two new apps which you may want to check out:

“Scale Cards” & “Chord Cards”

These apps are essential tools for every guitarist.

These apps teach you how to play over 50 essential guitar scales and 50 of the most essential chords. For each scale or chord you can view the guitar neck diagram, guitar tablature and even a high-quality video clip of it being played.

3 great ways to learn all the scales and chords you need to know!

Both apps are available to download now from the iTunes App Store:

Scales Cards:
Chord Cards:

Dave Martone: sunday night jam details

Left Coast TV hosted by Laurie Belle with be here interviewing the performers!!!

Start Time:
Sunday, 13 December 2009 at 21:00
End Time:
Monday, 14 December 2009 at 00:00
Port Moody, BC

Join us for our weekly Sunday Night Jam session where special guests the Tito Deville Band and Carmelina Cupo ( will be here and joining Dave Martone on stage.

Left Coast TV will also be here filming and host Laurie Belle will be doing some filming and an interview of Dave and the special guests.

Come down for some great drinks specials and watch an amazing show or get up on stage with these amazing artists.

Ioannis Anastassakis: greek power postponed

Ioannis Anastassakis says:
Unfortunately, due to my getting quite sick, this weekend's Greek Guitar Power Festival will be postponed for 16-17 January...

Sorry about that, my friends - anyone invitations will be used for the festival on 16-17 of January

Details for location will follow as soon as they are finalised!

Wishes for a speedy recovery are gladly accepted....

Get well soon buddy!

Jayce Landberg: Göran Edman,John Leven concert dates

Jayce Landberg and his band mates will be performing three separate concerts, three separate dates, and a special concert combined with guitar clinic.

This is to introduce some of his new songs off of his second album entitled, "Good Sleepless Night" featuring Europe's bassist John Leven as well as ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen's vocalist Göran Edman and Mark Boals.

The dates and location of these three separate concerts are:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009,
Harry B. James City Rock
11:00 PM
Regeringsgatan 47
Stockholm, Sweden,

Thursday, December 17, 2009
Special concert combined with guitar clinic. - 6:00 PM
Tyresö C
Tyresö, Sweden, and,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Klubben, Fryshuset
Stockholm, Sweden

Todd Duane: wizard and diezel slug it out

Wizard combined w/ Diezel VH4

Sunny Dsouza: shred this and laid back on the radiator

Godin - Radiator

I recognise [shred] this cool backing track from somewhere, don't you?

Godin - SD 22

Stephan Vidi: mega marshall and heptatonic arpeggios

Inspired by a user comment here's my take on heptatonic arpeggios.

Played using hybrid picking

Guitar For Lazy People 6 - Heptatonic Arpeggios

Milan's Mega Marshall Competition entry by Vidi

Paul Gilbert: Guitar Center Sessions

Eight very good videos from the Guitar Centre... thanks to Jenn from metalichika

Paul Gilbert: Guitar Center Sessions

Stuart Bull: live web cast

Click to register for the podcast

Chris Poland: ohmfrey promo


Chris Poland - guitars
Robertino Pagliari - bass
Jake Cinninger - guitars
Joel Cummins - keyboards
Kris Myers - drums

OHMphrey, the brainchild of three members of the Chicago-based rock-band Umphrey's McGee along with two members of OHM, unleashes their improv-heavy self-titled debut.

What happens when five great musicians locked themselves in a studio for two days, fueled by nothing but pizza and their shared musical vision?

If youre the super jam band OHMphrey, the result is an electrifying fusion debut flush with so much creative currency that its vibrant music buzzes with musical surprises, intense improvisation and even instrumental virtuosity.

OHMphrey, the brainchild of three members of the Chicago-based jam-band Umphreys McGee (keyboardist Joel Cummins, guitarist Jake Cinninger and drummer Kris Myers) and OHM guitarist Chris Poland, a legendary player whos perhaps best known for work with headbanging pioneers Megadeth, and bassist Robertino Pagliari (a.k.a. Pag), unleashes their improv-heavy self-titled debut a record that assimilates not only disparate musical genres but the individual playing styles of everyone involved.

Buy OHMphrey - Ohmphrey
(about half way down the page):

OHMphrey - Lake Shore Drive.wmv

News: will you design me a logo?

A brilliant slice of the Internet's Nu media possibilities!!!

From: Simon Edhouse
Date: Monday 16 November 2009 2.19pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Logo Design

Hello David,

I would like to catch up as I am working on a really exciting project at the moment and need a logo designed. Basically something representing peer to peer networking. I have to have something to show prospective clients this week so would you be able to pull something together in the next few days? I will also need a couple of pie charts done for a 1 page website. If deal goes ahead there will be some good money in it for you.


From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 16 November 2009 3.52pm
To: Simon Edhouse
Subject: Re: Logo Design

Dear Simon,

Disregarding the fact that you have still not paid me for work I completed earlier this year despite several assertions that you would do so, I would be delighted to spend my free time creating logos and pie charts for you based on further vague promises of future possible payment. Please find attached pie chart as requested and let me know of any changes required.

Regards, David.

The side splitting story continues

Adam Hughes Henry: butchering the music box!

Adam Hughes Henry, the wild man of Aus, excapes from the didgeridoo invested wilds of the outback to bring you his suitably jazz butchered Music Box competition entry.... starting to pick up now with 38 entries to date... Remember there is still time

Guitar Solo