Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Masatomo, Sloth Chubsteen: East meets West

The crazy world of the Internet means you can get two players from the opposite ends of the planet to play together in Internet jam sessions. In this case two dark glassed guitar gangsters from LA and Japan slug it out over a simple backing track.

My first collaboration with my good friend Masatomo, who lives in Japan! This is us jammining over black label society's fire it up. Masatomo solos over the first thee minutes and I solo over the last 3 minutes. Sorry about the poor editing in the middle, i am still learning how to use a cpu :) Thanks for watching!

Please check out Masatomo's Channel:

Fire it up - Masatomo and Sloth

Tony MacAlpine,John Petrucci,Robben Ford,Greg Howe,Andy Timmons,Tony MacAlpine,Dave Martone, Jon Finn: Canadian guitar workshop

Guitar Workshop Plus is much more than just a guitar camp or summer music camp. We offer week long workshops in a musical environment at supurb facilities. Our faculty members are professional musicians and instructors with extensive experience teaching in summer music programs, workshops, private settings, and post secondary institutions. Along with receiving visits from world famous guest artists, our top ranked summer music program allows students to participate in daily classes, clinics, ensemble and student performances, and evening concerts.


Toronto (Session 1): July 18 - July 23, 2010
Toronto (Session 2): July 25 - July 30, 2010
Vancouver Session: August 8 - August 13, 2010

John Petrucci | Robben Ford | Lorne Lofsky | Tony McManus | Greg Howe
Andy Timmons | Stuart Hamm | Tony MacAlpine | Paul DeLong
Dave Martone | Jon Finn | Robert Godin

Chris Caffery: Tim Ripper Owens tour dates

European Solo Tour Announced

Sep. 08 - [to be announced] - Larvik, Norway
Sep. 09 - John Dee - Oslo, Norway
Sep. 10 - Byscenen - Haugesund, Norway
Sep. 11 - Folkets Hus - Ålvik, Norway
Sep. 12 - Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, Sweden
Sep. 14 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
Sep. 15 - Ballroom - Hamburg, Germany
Sep. 16 - K17 - Berlin, Germany
Sep. 17 - Krushfest - Jaslo, Poland
Sep. 18 - Stodola - Warsaw, Poland
Sep. 19 - [to be announced] - Poland
Sep. 21 - Exit Music Hall - Prague, Czech Republic
Sep. 22 - Faval Music - Brno, Czech Republic
Sep. 23 - Randal Klub -Bratislava, Slovakia
Sep. 24 - Viper Room- Vienna, Austria
Sep. 25 - [to be announced] - Zagreb, Croatia
Sep. 26 - Matrioska Club - Modena Italy

Tim's backing band for the trek consisted of the following musicians:

John Comprix (BEYOND FEAR, RINGWORM) - Guitar
David Ellefson (MEGADETH, F5) - Bass
Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO) - Drums

Marty Friedman: pop goes the Friedman

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George Lynch: turn it up interview

Here is my conversation with George Lynch. If you've listened to the show,you know what a huge fan of Dokken I am. The most recent Lynch Mob record was played a lot on the show as well. And I'm getting into Souls Of We because of this interview. This is probably the biggest interview for my show thus far. This is the interview where George mentions that he has been writing songs with Jeff Pilson and Don Dokken for a possible Dokken release in 2011. We also talked about Souls Of We,Lynch Mob,working with other artists,and his upcoming touring with Souls and Lynch Mob. Also included is a 13-minute post-interview discussion with my "metal colleague",fellow dj from "Blacknight Meditations",Mark Pruett. Please send your thoughts and feed back to or Thanks and enjoy!

Ignazio D Mendivil: DirtBox Valvette competition

IGNACIO D MENDIVIL (NACHITRO) Dirtbox competition.avi

This backing track is much shorter and requires some emotion to be expressed... so give it a go!

George Lynch: The Souls of We have NEW tour dates

The Souls of We w/ Legendary Guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) and Rock Vocalist London Legrand (Brides of Destruction, Rockstars on Mars) are hitting the road ol' skool style... "Throw and Go" as they say.... So please check out the show dates to see if they are playing your area.

There are two new band mates Adrian Ost, former drummer for Powerman 5000 and Nic Spec Bassist from the Band Run Run Run

You don't want to miss these showz !!!


News: Truefire Seymour Duncan interview

Interview with the Legendary Guitar Pickup Guru Seymour W. Duncan

Recently multi-award winning recording artist, actor, and CEO of Boosweet Records Vernon Neilly, sat down with living legend Seymour W. Duncan, and the Seymour Duncan company VP of business development and artist relations, Evan Skopp for exclusive interviews. These two gentlemen along with the Seymour Duncan company have revolutionized the guitar community worldwide with their innovative product creations, which range from all kinds of guitar and bass pickups, amps, acoustic preamps, to guitar and bass effect processors that are used by many of the top guitar and bass players in the world to achieve their respective signature sounds. On top of being pioneering forces in the guitar manufacturing world, these two gentlemen are music lovers, guitar lovers, and active musicians, both playing in the Seymour W. Duncan Band, having done product clinics and concert performances all over the world. In these exclusive interviews Vernon talks with Seymour about his early years in music, his early relationship with the legendary guitarist, and inventor Les Paul, his influences and many more things. With Evan he talks about his very first instrument, his early influences, contributions to the Seymour Duncan company, which impacted the guitar community worldwide, and many other interesting things.
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Vernon Neilly: giveaway

Giveaway Mission Statement:

Hurry and send your name and e-mail to for the opportunity to win of gifts and gear from Vernon Neilly and his sponsors like, TAGIMA GUITAR'S, and GIANINNI STRING'S. So don't waste another second . A winner will be selected every month and notified through e-mail. There's nothing to buy and nothing to pay for, all you have to do is send us your Name and E-mail to and your entered to win..


Vernon is also endorsed by these companies.
Seymour Duncan
Tagima Guitar
Boosweet Records
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Fireman Sam: D'addario Competition... a sip from the fire hose

Fireman Sam adds his entry to the competition...

The Fireman Guitarist -- Rob Chappers Competition Entry

Jeff Kollman: month-long Fender clinic tour ready!

March 10, 2010 - Acclaimed guitarist/songwriter JEFF KOLLMAN will embark on a month-long Fender clinic tour starting April 7 in Ft. Collins, Colorado. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Kollman has amassed an impressive resume that includes albums with his bands, COSMOSQUAD EDWIN DARE, JKB and CRUMB BROS., in addition to four solo albums and collaborations with rock legends such as Glenn Hughes ('Songs In The Key of Rock') and UFO's Phil Mogg ($IGN OF 4 - 'Dancing with St. Peter' and MOGG/WAY - 'Chocolate Box', respectively).

Kollman's latest venture are L.A.-based all-stars the BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, featuring RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, bassist Kevin Chown (UNCLE CRACKER, TED NUGENT), and keyboardist Ed Roth (GLENN HUGHES, RONNIE MONTROSE) whose debut album, 'Meet the Meatbats', is out on Warrior Records. The MEATBATS will make an appearance at the Baked Potato, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd West, Studio City, CA 91604 this Thursday, March 11.

Jeff Kollman's clinic dates are as follows:

April 07 - Spotlight Music - Ft. Collins, CO
April 08 - Robb's Boulder Music - Boulder, CO
April 13 - Guitar Showcase - San Jose, CA
April 14 - Herreid Music - Chico, CA
April 15 - Nicholson Music - Folsom, CA
April 20 - Guitar Trader - San Diego, CA
April 21 - Instrumental Music - Ventura, CA
April 22 - West L.A. Music - Los Angeles, CA
April 27 - Ted Brown Music - Tacoma, WA
April 28 - Ted Brown Music - Silverdale, WA
April 29 - American Music - Bellevue, WA
April 30 - Ted Brown Music - Yakima, WA

May 04 - New Braunfels Music - New Braunfels, TX
May 05 - Texas Music Emporium - Houston, TX
May 06 - The Music Store - Tulsa, OK

More info visit:

Rob Balducci: Italian tour videos

Rob Balducci Italian Clinics 2010

3-10-10 Lick Of The Week Italy Live at Bellus Music Belluno Ibanez, Dimarzio , Mogar !!!

Todd Duane: Cameron High Gain '"Jose" modded Marshall

Cameron High Gain '"Jose" modded Marshall

Karim Salhani: DirtBox Valvette competition

Some tasty soloing from Karim Salhani on his competition entry.

DirtBox Competition -Karim Salhani

This backing track is much shorter and requires some emotion to be expressed... so give it a go!

Jacqueline Mannering: 1,000,000 plus views in just 5 days!!

Jacqueline Mannering's latest video is a shreding session and has already been viewed 1,379,848 times as I type. I know many top line guitar players would die to get viewing figures like that.


Danny Jones: charity fundraiser

Guitars for Gun's,,Benefit Show/Vinnie's Concord Ca
Date: March 21, 2010 we play 8-8:45 All Star Band Danny Jones,Eric Barnett (dueling guitars)Uriah Duffy Bass and Thomas Perry on Drums!!

Were Back!!Danny Jones Band,Timeout Club Concord Ca April 9th 9pm

Danny Jones Band & Jack Daddy,we're playing a benefit show to raise money for Walk for Life,Breast cancer benefit, something very dear to my heart, so come'n out help us do our little part to fight that horrible disease!!BBQ,DRINKS,MUSIC!!
12-6pm no cover just donate $5-10.00 if you can!!

News: Win Fender’s new American Special series.

Enter here for a chance to win a very special instrument—a prototype model for Fender’s new American Special series.

With timeless looks, world-renowned tone and rock-solid U.S. guitar-building skill, American Special guitars are built by the people, for the people. They feature Fender’s best-selling Texas Special pickups for tone that sings and snarls, tough and beautiful gloss finishes and 22-fret satin-back necks for effortlessly smooth sliding.

Three U.S. grand-prize winners* will each receive one of three American Special prototype guitars—an American Special Stratocaster®, American Special Stratocaster HSS or American Special Telecaster®.

These guitars are actual prototypes—early design versions—for each of the three American Special series instruments. They’re killer and they’re well broken in, having been poked, prodded and likewise roughed up pretty good in the test-pilot phase, sent to photo shoots and dragged off to showcases (the fact that they bear the bumps, bruises and scars to prove it only makes them even cooler, though).

It’s a very unique opportunity to win some truly special instruments, so enter now!

Dweezil Zappa: music bootcamp

Dweezil Zappa:
Have you ever wanted to drastically improve your musical skills in a short period of time? Or wanted to learn to improvise like a professional? DWEEZILLA is the opportunity for you!

DWEEZILLA is a 4-day, 5-night music bootcamp designed to expand the harmonic horizons of both amateur and professional musicians alike. This musical exploration and development camp will occur in the heart of the "Forever Wild" Catskill Forest Preserve in Big Indian, New York at the Full Moon Resort from Sunday, June 20th to Friday, June 25th 2010.

News: let there be rock program

(Band – Song – Album)

1 - Treat - All-in (Coup de Grace)
2 - 3 Doors Down - Shine            
3 - Stage Dolls - Better off pretty (Always)
4 - Three Days Grace - Going down (Life starts now)

Interview KOTTAK: James, Athena, Johnny & Price
5 - Kingdom Come - Living out of Touch (Kingdom Come)
6 - Kottak - Anti (Therupy )
7 - Kottak - Super Pricks (Scream with me)
8 - Kottak - Rock 'n Roll forever (Scream with me)
9 - Kottak - Daddy U are my star (Scream with me)

11 - Blowsight - Pokerface         
12 - Charly Sahona - Relieved (Naked thoughts from a silent chaos)
13 - Pat Travers - Crash and Burn (Stick with what you know)
14 - Demonica - Demon Class (Demonstrous)
15 - FM - I ain't the one (Metropolis)
16 - Dark Tranquility - Dream obilvion (Into the void)
17 - Airbourne - Running wild (Running Wild)
18 - Boston - More than a feeling (Boston I)
19 - Audrey Horne - Circus (Audrey Horne)
20 - Arsis - A march for the sick (Starve for the devil)
21 - Grand Design - Slugged Out (Time elevation)
22 - Them Crooked Vultures - Reptiles (Them Crooked Vultures)
23 - Ivan Mihaljevic - Macedonian War Song (Sandcastle)
24 - Howard Leese - Vermillion Border (Secret Weapon)
25 - Last Autumns Dream - Title 6 (A touch of Heaven)

Next on Let there be Rock:

- March 16: Rhandy Rhoads Special
- March 23: Interview with Bruce Kulick (ex-Kiss, Union, Grand Funk)
- March 30: Paaspop Special: your chance to win free Festival tickets!
- April 6: Interview with Tony Mills (TNT, ex-Shy)
- April 13: Interview with Rhino (Angels of Babylon)

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Jeff Loomis: new release entitled "The Obsidian Conspiracy"

Century Media Records has set a June 8 North American release date for "The Obsidian Conspiracy", the long-awaited new album from Seattle metallers NEVERMORE.

The drum tracks for "The Obsidian Conspiracy" were completed in the group's hometown of Seattle with guitarist Peter Wichers, who previously worked with Dane on the singer's solo debut, "Praises to the War Machine". Longtime friend and collaborator Andy Sneap once again handled mixing duties.

The following songs (among others) were laid down during the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2005's "This Godless Endeavor":

Emptiness Unobstructed
Without Morals
And The Maiden Spoke
Termination Proclamation
The Obsidian Conspiracy
The Blue Marble and the New Soul
She Comes in Colors
The Day You Built The Wall
Poison Throne
Beautiful Mistake
The Crystal Ship (THE DOORS cover)
Transmission (THE TEA PARTY cover)

Joe Satriani: on the bone radio show

Huey Cam: Joe Satriani 02-25-10 Part 1

Huey Cam: Joe Satriani 02-25-10 Part 2

Steve Saluto: I Still Fall

In my quest to learn to play the song, I Still Fall (feat. Richie Kotzen on vocals) by Steve Saluto from his new CD Resurrection, I messaged Steve and inquired if he had a video of him playing this song to help me learn it. Yesterday I received this from Steve, it is an intimate video of him performing I Still Fall and kindly said that I can share it with everyone. His new CD Resurrection is an amazing body of work that should not be missed; you can order it here

For those who are unfamiliar with Steve Saluto, he is an Italian born guitarist/songwriter/producer who has worked with the likes of Richie Kotzen, Atma Anur and Marco Mendoza. He has released a plethora of highly acclaimed solo albums. He is presently working on an album with Doug Wimbish, Atma Anur, and Marco Mendoza who will be handling vocal duties. Go to for all the latest on this brilliant artist!!

While Steve doesn't handle the vocal duties on his albums, after seeing this video, I think he should consider singing his material in the future!!

Steve Saluto - I Still Fall

Carlos Lichman: keys to shred

Carlos Lichman - Live in Porto Alegre city during I° South America Guitar Concert with Pablo Soler, Tiago De Moura, Michel Top e João Neto. Shred Dogs is the last track from Carlos Lichman's first Instrumental album "FIRESTORM". Check the web site and choose the best way to order FIRESTORM.
Carlos Lichman is endorsed by Giannini Strings (Brazil), Basso Strap (Brazil), Sparflex (Brazil) and BCS GUITARS (USA).

Carlos Lichman - Shred Dogs (LIVE).mpg

Reece Fullwood: cheese sandwich powered solos.

Reece Fullwood: This is just a video of Me and Kev from Eumeria and my good friend Jim in the studio.
From the UK recording sessions from the debut Eumeria album 'the Rebel Mind' due for release in the coming months.

If you want to skip the fun and nonsense, fast forward to 3.55 to get straight to the takes.

Here i am recording the solos sections to the Bonus Track on the album, (working title 'Red Horizon')
I am excited to finally be using my Ibanez Custom RG7.

Sorry about missing a few of the licks out of this video, we didnt get footage of all the licks, but atleast you can get a good idea of how it sounds.

Hope you enjoy it.
Reece Fullwood Shred Guitar Solo

Allan Holdsworth: that was then this is now...

Allan Holdsworth playing with soft machine singing!

SOFT MACHINE ; Floating World '74

Allan Holdsworth - Gas Lamp Blues Pt. 2 2009

Raffaele Cadeddu: DirtBox Valvette competition

Raffaele Cadeddu: My entry for this contest. Usually guitarist avoid clean solos on guitar competition, but I spend a lot of time playing with light crunch, and you ask for our typical style... so that's it! Good luck for all players.

Raffaele Cadeddu for DirtBox Competition

This backing track is much shorter and requires some emotion to be expressed... so give it a go!