Thursday, 11 February 2010

Lori Linstruth: instrumental demos are for Arjen's new CD!

A little birdy tweeted to let me know what yesterdays cryptic message actually means... Lori Linstruth says:
The instrumental demos for what will become Arjen's next studio album. It's sounding like a Star One :-)
Sounds like a sweet tweet to me ;)

Gary Moore: Sweden rock festival planned

GARY MOORE To Perform Hard Rock Set At SWEDEN ROCK Festival

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

D-A-D (DK)
U.D.O. (D)
W.A.S.P. (US)
Y&T (US)

Kaotis33: Win a full artist endorsement with D'Addario & Planet Waves - Worth £1000

LOL... check this one out... can you beat it!

this is my entry for the monkey lord endorsment competition, i had wrote a peice for it tha day nbefore but as it turns out its extremely hard to play upside down, and all that stupid stuff, aso yeah, i just ended up noodleing around with it, i usually play tech death metal but thats like impossible upside down like that XD, here it is

contest entry

News: pickle closing in on the million!

Currently Nickelback has 1,392,481 fans. Can this dill pickle tickle your fancy and get more?

Created: 02/03/10


Come on people!!!  840,390 fans become a fan

Ron Thal: soloing on Ty Tabor's solo album

Picked up from facebook, Ron Thal, says:
Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal Laid a guest solo for Ty Tabor's solo album (w/ Jimi Hazel, thank u bro for the invite!) Took a joyride in the snow, snowball fight w/ Jen!

Tony Bellardi: blue bar bending

A Blues Cazzeging

Chris Francis: in store clinic demos

I fixed the previous video link. These are two new ones.

This is a performance of the song 'Thin Air' from my 1st album 'Chris Francis'.

Yamaha Pacifica In-Store clinic 'Thin Air' by Chris Francis

Light It Up M shop 0001

News: google buzz - ahhh of course... buzz is also facebook!!

I just had a eureka moment!

Not only do you get integration with gmail... you also get you own google profile page... adds some time wasting apps and you have facebook!

Leonidas: squeezing the TRex bloody mary!

T-rex effects endorsee Leonidas demoing the new, upgraded, Bloody Mary distortion pedal!
For more info go to:

I hope u will like it!

Leonidas - T-rex Bloody Mary Demo!

Sam Bell: problem picking

Problem Picking

Hedras Ramos: to support Metallica !!!

A Guatemalan band will support Metallica at their concert in Guatamala on March 5, 2010: The band chosen is Extinction who feature the exceptional guitarist Hedra Ramos, who won second place in the Guitar Idol contest last year. Alex Finley, Roberto Mora and Dávila Gerlach complete the rest of the line up. For them it represents an unparalleled opportunity to connect with his home crowd at the Mateo Flores stadium.

Rusty Cooley: Dean Guitars Signature RC7X 7-String

Alder Top / Body
25.5 Scale
Rusty Cooley Spec. Bolt-on Maple Neck
Ebony Fingerboard
Custom Graphic Inlays
Grover Tuners
Black Hardware
Original Floyd Rose 7-String Trem. Bridge
EMG 707 Pickups
Hardshell Case Included

Finishes: Metallic White, Metallic Black
Dean Guitars Rusty Cooley Signature RC7X 7-String

Juan Campos: Lee Peterson win a guitar!

WIN A GUITAR - Juan Campos

Renat Bikchurin: bach again

2 compozitions of Bach by Renat Bikchurin

Rusty Cooley: cool guitar lessons

Rusty Cooley: cool guitar lessons

Fernando Miyata: interviewed... in Brazilian

The story tells the story of two exponents of completely different styles but share a common passion for music. The Upper Tietê is home to many cultural and musical diversity, and the report aims to demonstrate this, presenting the stories of guitarist Fernando Miyata and Banda Santa Cecilia, and the reasons for that diversity. This video is part of the activities of Project Resilience, Travel Media - Journalism, University of Mogi das Cruzes.
In Brazilian

Duas histórias, uma paixão - Banda Santa Cecília e Fernando Miyata

Niko Tsonev: coffee powered fusion

Tom Quayle, George Marios... you guys should know there is a new drink in town to power those fusion sessions... A little fusion impro over some old trad jazz blues after a morning cup of coffee.

Niko Tsonev studio morning session.

Niko Tsonev LoRes Fusion Session.

Marc Guillermont: Cornelissen, Vollink and Guillermont live

Cornelissen, Vollink and Guillermont live in Hengelo

Robert Klokk: shred this too... can't keep a good backing track down!

Still get some really great video responses on this great backing track... we really close now to the winner of the competition, but don't let that stop you posting a video in response!


Maycown Reichembach: Brazil tour 2009

Maycown Reichembach Brazil tour 2009

Chris Francis: up to speed


Thorsten Koehne, Jay Parmar: Edens Curse DVD and CD on the way?

EDEN'S CURSE will film/record their first live DVD and album in the USA in May.

The CURSE has wanted to play in America for quite some time and now we will do that along with capturing it live in a city I've played many times in the last twenty-plus years."

EDEN'S CURSE is also nearing completion of the writing phase for its third album, to be titled "Trinity", which will be recorded in the spring with the band's longtime producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, ANGRA, KROKUS) once again at the helm. "Trinity" will mark the band's recording debut with new keyboard player Alessandro Del Vecchio
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Joe Satriani: chickenfoot to ride again?

CHICKENFOOT is already writing its second album, according to an interview with guitarist Joe Satriani at The rock supergroup, which also features RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith and former VAN HALEN members Sammy Hagar on vocals and Michael Anthony on bass, released its debut disc last June and ended up with a gold album. Although Smith is now back at work with the CHILI PEPPERS, Satriani said, "The four of us are all on the same page as far as this project goes, we're all committed to doing a CHICKENFOOT number two. As a matter of fact, Sammy and I have already begun the writing process together."

Satriani added, "The beauty of this band is the respect we have for one another's time and career aspirations. I'm getting set for the Experience Hendrix tour next month and writing for a new record, Sammy's busy doing a million things at once, Chad's back working with the CHILI PEPPERS and Mike's busy being Mike."
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Marty Friedman: more Japan TV shows

Marty Friedman will appear live on the February 10 edition of TVK's "Hamarancho" show in Japan. He is still on the promotion trail for his latest single, "Kiba". The song is the theme song for "Souten No Ken", which is currently the number one Pachinko machine in Japan.

Other upcoming TV appearances for Marty include NHK's "Ougon No Yougaku Live", NHK's "Necchu Yabanashi" as well as TV Tokyo's "Pirameki-no" and his regular Tuesday night "Space Shower Transporter" program.
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Matias Kupiainen, Jens Johansson: Stratovarius Live in Munich



Ron Thal: Chinese Democracy... like the Beatles White Album?

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal continues the illuminating conversation which sheds light on how he came to join Guns N' Roses, the album "Chinese Democracy", touring, the band's 2010 lineup, and notions surrounding the group and frontman Axl Rose.
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Joe Stump: Holyhell interview

HOLYHELL Interview

Stormbringer Zine | MySpace Video

George Lynch: souls of we II in the making

George Lynch has commenced the songwriting sessions for the group's second album. Lynch writes on his Twitter profile, "Second day of writing for new SOULS OF WE record [on Monday, February 7]. In studio later this month, guerilla style, then we hit the road March 5th."
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Reb Beach, Thorsten Koehne: Winger and Eden's Curse join Melodic Rock Fest

Y&T, WINGER, W.E.T. and DANGER DANGER are among the confirmed bands for this year's installment of the Melodic Rock Fest, set to take palce May 1-2, 2010 at The Roadhouse in Elgin, Illinois (northwest of downtown Chicago).

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

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Chris Broderick: David Ellefson to rejoin Megadeth

Dave Mustaine has announced the return of original bassist David Ellefson (1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group. This reunion is appropriately timed to MEGADETH's upcoming historic month-long "Rust In Peace" 20th anniversary tour which launches March 1 in Spokane, WA. At these incredibly special shows, MEGADETH will play their landmark, genre-defining 1990 album "Rust In Peace" in its entirety, in addition to other MEGADETH favorites.

"This shows the power of brotherly love and forgiveness," Mustaine says. "David Ellefson belongs in MEGADETH. Next we are going to show you the power of getting your asses kicked...HARD!"

David Ellefson concurs: "This is a huge moment for all of us, band and fans alike. It is a great celebration of the music from one of the biggest landmark albums of our career."
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Slash: to appear on Alter Bridge

Slash has contributed a guitar solo to the forthcoming solo album from ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy. "As always, he knocked it out of the park!" Myles states. "They don't call him one of the best guitarists of all time for nothing."

Slash recently announced via his MySpace page that he has tapped Kennedy as the lead singer for his upcoming solo tour, which will take place this spring following the release of Slash's self-titled solo debut. Slash wrote, "Myles sang a killer track on the record and I think he is by far one of the best rock and roll singers out there today. I'm really honored and proud to be working with him. I will announce the other band members shortly."

Slash's solo album is due out on April 6 and features a guest vocalist on every track, including Ozzy Osbourne, M. Shadows, Kid Rock, Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl, Fergie and others in addition to Kennedy.
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Lori Linstruth: cryptic code?

Lori Linstruth tweets:
The instrumental demos from Arjen's latest project totally KICK ASS for interval training and general butt-kickin' in the gym
Now what that means is anyones guess, I'm hoping this means more quality playing from the fingers of Lori Linstruth... but only time will tell.