Sunday, 27 December 2009

Chris Poland: reality check interview

Outtake from episode #3o7(2003)As part of the guitar revolution tour, former Megadeth/Damn The Machine guitarist Chris Pland with his jazz fusion project Ohm... featuring Koby Baker(son of Cream's Ginger Baker) on drums. Chris talks about the band and his early days with Megadeth.

Ohm... featuring Chris Poland(Ex-Megadeth)

Piotr Kaczor: Uzbekistanien BOY ala Friedman

In the style of Marty Friedman - Scenes Era

Fran Alonso: Jean Fontanille Contest

Fran Alonso - The Jean Fontanille Contest.mpg

Karl Bourdin: KB outcast interview

6) What equipment do you use and is it exclusive? Do you ever use anything else?
I play exclusively on 7 strings guitars Ibanez (the ten strings guitar on the cover, and in my video clip, is a fake one). I just use a Fender telecaster for clean chords. In my home sudio, i use two whammy pedals (an XP 100 and an original model), a Line 6 POD XT Pro connected to my cumputer via a sounds card Motu 828 MKII, and two Genelec Cabs. On stage, i connect my POD to a Mesa Boogie 50/50 and a Marshall Greenback cab. I’ve no deal with a guitar company for the moment, but i’m ready to look into every proposition. Lol !!!

7) What do you feel separates your equipment from others?
I think i’m not different from other guitarists. My equipement is very simple. I just use two whammy pedals, but not necessary at the same time. I play on 7 strings guitars, not on ten such as on the cover of my album. I just try to develop my own style and personality, and i hope to reach that point.
full interview

William Dotto: modo tribute to Michael Jackson

MODO live in Caorle featuring Monica Calvieri (vox) and William Dotto (guitar)

Modo live.m4v

plus a selection of pop classics


Tom Quayle, Rick Graham, George Marios: three guys who made my year

Nearing the end of the year, time to look back, to take stock, to remember what you've done in your life in the previous 365.25 days... things you've seen and done, people you met, places you went and people who made a difference... First up are these three guys... Well this year I was lucky enough to get to the Frankfurt Musikmesse and meet up with Tom Quayle, Rick Graham and George Marios.

When I first got into guitar we used to pass around jam tapes of the top players, like Todd Duane, Shawn Lane, Mario Parga, Milan Polak, Dave Kilminster the list goes on... well the modern idiom means these jam sessions re no longer closed affairs, no, now they are open for all to see and enjoy.

So here are 12 jam sessions featuring Tom Quayle, Rick Graham, George Marios filmed over the period of this year, 2009. I'd like to take the opportunity to thank Tom Quayle, Rick Graham and George Marios for taking this attitude to a higher level. Have a great new year guys... and don't forget to video NAMM... and may be I'll make it next year!

Tom Quayle, Rick Graham, George Marios: jam sessions

News: Robot guitar, is your job done here?

I think not... and it has not entered for shred this too either...

LEMUR Guitar Bot Shreds Mechanically

Marty Friedman: euro zone release for Tokyo Jukebox

Marty Friedman is to release his latest album in the UK during February.

It’s titled Tokyo Jukebox, and will be available on the Mascot label from February 22.
The album will feature extended liner notes (written by Marty in the `Story Behind The Song` format) which are exclusive to the European release.

Alex Lifeson: teaches on garageband

Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. If you want to learn to play an instrument, write music, or record a song, GarageBand can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star.
Alex Lifeson

Ichirou Minami: does metal mozart

K-364 MOZART Metal Joint

Tony Waka: Marco Sfolgli's shred this too

Tony Waka says:
...hey what´s up people, I just hear the backing track for this competition and make a ROCK solo over it, there´re a lot of mistakes in it, but, you can feel the power heheheheh so, ROCK ON and thanks to everybody who make this competition real .... peace

Shred this too - Tony Waka entry

Marco De Cave: Jean Fontanille solo contes

marco de cave jean fontanile solo contest.wmv

Andres Ludmer: 7/8 just got to love this track

This band are magnificent! I just love this track!

Andrés Ludmer - guitar
Juan Pablo Mariño: bass
Alvaro Manzanero:drums
recorded live on may 8, 2009 in "tapera records", Rosario, argentina.

7/8 Ludmer(g) Mariño(b) Manzanero(d) - Live in Studio

Todor Peev, Manu Allicot: Suhr Custom

Suhr Custom and Cornford MKII demo

Jukka Tolonen: jukk of jazz

Jukka Tolonen

Ron Baggerman: sticks it to ya!

Ron Baggerman (Stick) Arthur Bont (Drums) Warming-Up Jam 1b Pothuys (Utrecht-Holland)