Monday, 15 February 2010

Nils Norberg: lick this

Nils Norberg - Lick Me (japanese guitar mag sample song)

Wayne Krantz: Keith Carlock and Tim Lefebvre in INDIA

Start Time: Friday, 26 February 2010 at 20:00
End Time: Saturday, 27 February 2010 at 21:30
Location: Dalhousie Institute Kolkata on 26th Feb & Blue Frog Mumbai on 27th Feb 2010
Description: Every time he puts a guitar in his hands - Wayne Krantz walks on a musical high wire. Few musicians are capable of handling, or willing to face, the degree of risk Krantz throws himself into so intently.
Krantz Carlock Lefebvre features Krantz as one-third of a longstanding trio that also includes drummer Keith Carlock and bassist Tim Lefebvre, which was first convened in 1997.
Previously, they have released live recordings through Krantz's website, but in 2009 they released their first studio-recorded album. The result is Krantz's most personal statement yet, more strongly rooted in composition while still rich with the improvisational nuances that make his live performances so riveting.

Ed DeGenaro: baker 3 spud 6 .. hot potato!

Even more Baker b3 stuff....

Baker b3 Wood into Diamond...

More from the Baker b3 Wood, Flexi, Axe-Fx set-up...

Emiliano Zapata: tribute to Guthrie Govan

Wonderful Slippery Thing, Guthrie Govan - Emiliano Zapata

Slimer,Lil Maynard: Monkey Lord, Daddario, and Planet waves in for a shock!

I hope Robs ears can hold out for this one... Slimer,Lil Maynard deliver their death metal ode to the fortitude required to grasp at the fragile strings of life on a desert island, of the solitary man's fight against the elements and the fundamental trichotomy of home, food or water ... all in 24 seconds!

Slimer,Lil Maynard shout:
Thanks Monkey Lord, Daddario, and Planet waves for the contest! My name is Slimer, I am nine and have been playing for 8 months. Me and my brother Lil Maynard want to start a death metal band. Thanks for watching!

monkey lord daddario planet waves competition- Slimer and Lil Maynard

Slimer: having a crack at the DirtBox Valvette Competition

I'd love to have been able to play like that after 8 months of playing... A big thanks to Slimer for the video!

Thank you Adam, Laurie Monk, and Vevette for the competition! My name is Slimer, i am 9 years old and have been playing for 8 months. Thanks for watching!

dirt box competition entry- Slimer

Rob Chappers: Chapman guitars open for business... ML1 the look of \m/ WIN \m/

ML1 Unleashed!:
We are very proud to announce the launch of Chapman Guitars with the CG-ML1. This marvellous slice of collaboratively designed win pie is brought to you by the fair hand of Rob Chappers, with help from the many thousands of wonderful people who voted on the various specs of the build. Those lucky enough to own the ML1 are part of a heritage and a family of which I am proud to be the founder of.
Rob Chappers says:
 Chapman Guitars is live, go to
where you will find all sorts of epic shizzle, including pictures, videos, interviews...with me... and other cool stuff. Those of you who reserved the first ever Chapman Guitars - CG ML1 will now have just been sent an email as of 8PM (UK time) 15th Feb, if you don't get the email please contact me at

Lastly a huge thanks to my awesome manager Dan davies for making the website and managing my hairy ass! And to Svee Wheeler for doing all sorts of graphical wizardry at the beginning of the ML1's journey ;-)

Chappers out

The Chapman Guitars website is live:

ML1 Heritage
500 blank canvases, waiting for you to to claim your rightful place among the Chapman Guitars ML1 heritage. Each of these white squares represents one of the CG-ML1 guitars that has been reserved, purchased, and shipped to someone anywhere in the world. The guitars are issued with an ID number - and each white box corresponds to the ID number of your guitar. When you get your ML1, we would like you to add a photograph of yourself with your ML1, and tell us about yourself.

Alex Hunter: Pacquiao

This boy has talent, great taste and restraint in this track enjoy!

Alex Hunter plays "Pacquiao," an original instrumental. This song was inspired by me watching Manny Pacquiao on HBO 24/7 and his last three fights. I am playing a PRS Sunburst 22 through a Budda SD 45 head and a Voodoo 4x12 Cabinet.

Alex Hunter Plays "Pacquiao." (Original Instrumental)

David Torn: Bozzio, Levin, Torn, Mastelotto... freaky drum kit!

That is one freakingly huge drum kit!

Bozzio, Levin, Torn & Mastelotto, from Sabian LIVE 2010

News: Shred This Too OFFICIALLY nearing the end

OK.. I can't give you any details... even I don't know the winner at this point... I've been told that I will be killed if I am told ;)... so I don't want to know... I'll close my eyes when I get to upload the video... just in case :D... However what I can tell you is this... Marcos Sfogli is, as we speak, putting together his video to indicate who Marco thinks is the winner... what was that noise? .... Is that a man with an ice axe I see behind me?.... aaAArrRRRgggGGHHh...

Eddie Jobson,TJ Helmerich,Billy Sheehan,Marc Bonilla: Ultimate Zero Project Japan dates

Wow spotted this over at Rich Murray's channel... man I won't me there... so lets hope those people that do go bring some video cameras... or may be UZP will release a DVD!
Eddie Jobson will use the following lineup for the next iteration of his Ultimate Zero Project:

Eddie Jobson - Violin, keyboards
Marc Bonilla - Guitar, vocals
T.J. Helmerich - Guitar, vocals
Billy Sheehan - Bass
Mike Mangini - Drums
Marco Minnemann - Drums
So far, this group has the following shows scheduled for Japan:

June 15 Osaka Big Cat
June 16 Tokyo Oeast
June 17 Tokyo Oeast
guitar channel

Kris Barras: legato lick

Shred Academy Lick of the Week #6 with Kris Barras - Legato Lick

Khan Manuel: larry carlton style

Jamming on backing track from Bluesbackingtracks.comMy album 'The Knight is available from

Khan Manuel plays on Larry Carlton style backing track

Khan Manuel - Australian National Anthem

Steve Vai,Phil Hilborne,Steve Lukather,Bernie Marsden: Guitar Nation 2010!

nnouncing the Guitar Nation Festival 2010 

Earls Court Olympia May 8th /9th!/group.php?gid=301740052489&ref=ts
Guitar nation is a two day music festival of performances, demonstrations, seminars and cutting edge debates for guitarists and musicians serious about music. It brings together the people who make the industry happen; world class musicians, band managers, top producers, media professionals, music industry guru’s and many more.
Guitar Nation will get musicians closer to music and its industry than ever before. A broad variety of master classes, tutorials, seminars, performances and forums are planned, covering a wide range of hard hitting topics in a fun, innovative and creative environment. 
Master classes and seminars already confirmed are:
- Guitar God Steve Vai’s Only UK appearance in 2010 : Making it in the Music Industry
- Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain : Touring the world with Iron Maiden
- Toto’s Steve Lukather : masterclass with Grammy award winning guitarist
- Bernie Marsden : ex-Whitesnake guitarists killer blues workshop
- Phil Hilborne : How to become a session musician
- Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd) and guests : My bass and other animals
- Ace (Skunk Anansie) : The ultimate guide to guitar effects
- Ruta Sepetys (manager Steve Vai, Desmond Childs) : The new most important power in music: what to expect from your manager, advice and discussion panel.
- Meet Jon Morter (Founder of Rage Against the Machine to number 1 campaign ) : What's next in social networking media
- John Webster (CEO, Music Managers Forum; founder, Mercury Music Prize) presents Meet the bookers : an insight into the inside of the live music industry.
- Total Production magazine Editor Mark Cunningham present series of hard hitting debates with top MI professionals
- ‘Meet the Men Behind the Glass’…Youth - uber-producer (U2/ The Verve ), composer and bassist with seminal post-punk rockers Killing Joke : See how he makes music and talks about the role of the producer in the creative process.
- Earn a living without record company support with Barry Martin ( Hamsters )
The festivals mission is to empower musicians, help them make a living from music and improve their playing. Issues covered include making money as a songwriter, planning your first tour, how publishing works as well as innovations in music technology; the depth and breadth of what you can learn will be truly invaluable. 
Guitar Nation is a consumer conference giving the public seamless access to musicians and experts in a way they could only ever dream about. 
Serious about music – You have to be at Guitar Nation 2010!

Steve Vai: Ibanez Design A Jem Contest

Enter now! Visit: and design the Jem of your dreams! The winner will have the guitar made for them and Steve by Ibanez!

Steve Vai and Ibanez Design A Jem Contest
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