Thursday, 14 January 2010

Stelios Arnaoutoglou: tribute to Andy Timmons

A Night To Remember - Andy Timmons (Cover by Steve A.)

If you been watching the videos, now is a chance to get a copy of Stelios's new CD.

The CD is mp3 only and you can buy from CD Baby

1 I Only Wanna Play
2 Sides And Paths
3 Anatolia II
4 Eastern Funk
5 Jennifer
6 Big Latin
7 Miss Lydia
8 Moonlight Orchestra

Soulfull instrumental guitar music, melodic, diverse, and rich in sounds and flavours.

New Instrumetal Album "Sides And Paths" !

Brett Garsed: Mr Garsed is in the studio...

Thanks to honoury TIS blogger and guitarist Chris Johnston. Chris says:
Mr Garsed confirming that he is nearly finished writing material for his new album............bass tracks being laid down in Feb......... this has to be the most anticipated's been a long time and Brett is playing even better............this is big news!

Gene Simmons: namm bass displayed

Interview clips with exhibitors at the NAMM (North American Music Merchants) Show, filmed January 13th at the 2010 NAMM Show Media Preview. The highlight guest is legendary KISS member Gene Simmons, representing Cort Guitars. For more information, please visit

2010 NAMM Show Media Preview- EYE ON ENTERTAINMENT-

Wayne Krantz: Asia 2010 tour dates

Wayne Krantz,Keith Carlock,Tim Lefebvre Asia Tour Dates!!!
KCL Asia Tour Dates:
Feb 18-20 - Cotton Club, Tokyo
Feb 21- Motion Blue, Yokohama
Feb 22- EBS Space, Seoul
Feb 23 - EBS Space, Seoul
Feb 24- Keith and Wayne Clinic, Mapo Art Center, Seoul, Art Hall Concert
Feb 26 - Dalhousie Inst, Kolkata, India
Feb 27- Blue Frog, Mumbai, India

News: dean live NAMM 2010 cast!

Dean Guitars News Release

Dean Guitars Amps Up 2010 NAMM Webcast with Best Artist Guitar and Bass Line Up to Date.
Jan. 15-17,2010 10am - 6pm PST

Dean Live From NAMM Webcast

The Dean "Live from NAMM" Webcast goes live this weekend and will feature nearly over 100 exclusive artist interviews, new Dean instrument spotlights, the lovely Dean girls and more. The Dean Guitars "Live from NAMM" Webcast is a groundbreaking production that gives viewers a backstage pass to this exciting music-industry only event.

Running Jan. 15-17, 2010, Dean's NAMM Webcast will feature a superstar lineup of artists including Dave Mustaine & Shawn Drover of Megadeth, Eric Peterson of Testament, Vinnie Paul, Tom Maxwell & Bob Zilla from Hell Yeah, Michael Amott of Arch Enemy/Carcass, Michael Angelo Batio, David Vincent of Morbid Angel, Vinnie Moore, Uli Jon Roth, Eric Bass of Shinedown as well as members of Slayer, Korn, Sevendust, Divine Heresy, Collective Soul, Scorpions and many more.

The Dean Guitars Webcast will feature up-close looks at over 25 new Dean instruments including the debut of the highly anticipated Deceiver Series of guitars
, the Dave Mustaine Signature "ZERO" series, the Hillsboro bass series, theShinedown's Eric Bass new signature Bass guitar and the long-awaited unveiling of the Uli Jon Roth Signature Sky Guitar.

Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Radio and Metal Sanaz will deliver all the action this weekend. So sit back and turn it up! Dean Guitars is the only company out of 1500+ exhibitors at NAMM that brings the fans all the action, LIVE, as it happens from NAMM!


No one does NAMM like Dean Guitars!
DEAN GUITARS IS LOCATED AT BOOTH 5466B in the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.

News: Boss ME 25 Chromatic Tuner


Los Angeles, CA, January 14, 2010 — BOSS U.S. is pleased to debut two new products at this year’s Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California:


ME-25 Guitar Multiple Effects
The affordable new ME-25 is packed with powerful BOSS features to make you sound like a pro, yet it’s as fun and easy to use as a stompbox. The built-in SOUND LIBRARY gives you instant access to dozens of classic and modern effects. Simply choose a category, select a variation and play. Customize your sound with simple twits of the Drive, Tone and Volume knobs. With COSM® amp models onboard, plus Super Stack and Phrase Loop, the ME-25 provides great sound and ease of use for any upstart guitarist.

TU-3 Chromatic Tuner
The world’s best-selling tuner, the BOSS TU-2, evolves and improves with the debut of the new TU-3. Housed in a tank-tough BOSS stompbox body, the TU-3 features a smooth 21-segment LED meter with a High-Brightness mode to cut through outdoor glare. Choose between Chromatic or Guitar/Bass tuning modes, and enjoy visual pinpoint verification with AccuPitch®. The TU-3 incorporates a convenient Note Name Indicator that can display notes of seven-string guitars and six-string basses, while the Flat-Tuning mode can support up to six half-steps.

About BOSS
BOSS, a division of Roland Corporation, has achieved legendary status among guitarists by offering a diverse, world-leading product lineup, which includes compact-effects processors, multi-effects processors, digital recorders, rhythm machines, metronomes, tuners, and more. For more information, visit

Mike McCulloch: Marco Sfogli's shred this too

Still some great solos coming in... up to 138 responses so far, view them all:

Marco Sfogli's Shred This Too! competition entry

Pablo G Soler: in mexico


Greg Howe: Hammer Ons From Nowhere

Tom Morello: namm protest!

Rage's Tom Morello leads protest at NAMM Show:
Morello and System Of A Down frontman Serg Tankian (both partners in the Axis Of Justice) are joining representatives of Korean guitar workers in a protest against Cort Guitars, whom they say fired all of its Korean workers and closed all of its Korean plants to "avoid paying proper taxes" and to fix "deplorable working conditions" in 2007.

Cort has been the Korean equipment manufacturer of popular American companies like Gibson, Fender and Ibanez.

"Guitars should be a means to liberation, not exploitation," says Morello. "I fully support the Korean workers' demands for justice in the workplace. All American guitar manufacturers and the people that play them should hold Cort accountable for the awful way they have treated their workers. Without us, they go out of business. Simple as that. No one should have their job taken away because they stand up for their rights."

"Guitars should be a means to liberation, not exploitation. No one should have their job taken away because they stand up for their rights" Tom Morello
Serj Tankian adds: "As musicians, our axes are not immune to the global race to the bottom techniques incorporated by multi-nationals escaping responsibility to workers and the environment. As consumers and rockers we have to be very careful that everything we touch and use are created and handled with ethics and equity in practice."

Morello, both as The Nightwatchman and in a Street Sweeper Social Club acoustic performance, will headline a protest concert to be held tonight (13th January) at the Nanum Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
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Juanjo Pelegrín: Marco Sfogli's shred this too! #2

Responses: 136 and alot of players are digging the backing track so much they are giving it more than one go... here's another from Juanjo Pelegrín.

Juanjo Pelegrín Shreds this too