Sunday, 18 April 2010

Alex Hutchings,Jimmy Smyth: Live at the 2010 Irish National Guitar Festival

Jimmy Smyth and Alex Hutchings-"Goin Down"

Alex Hutchings and Jimmy Smyth Live at the 2010 Irish National Guitar Festival

Jeff Beck,Gary Hoey,Steve Vai,Billy Sheehan,Frank Gambale,Leslie West,Brian Tarquin: Les Paul Dedication

including Jeff Beck,Gary Hoey,Steve Vai,Billy Sheehan,Frank Gambale,Leslie West,Brian Tarquin,Chris Poland, Alex De Rosso.

BHP Music and Producer/Guitarist Brian Tarquin have announced the April 6 release of the Les Paul Dedication - Guitar Masters Vol. 3 & 4. Already, the anticipation for this extraordinary compilation of guitar greats is building. The 2-CD collection of new recordings & rare classic tracks, includes the original 1940s Why Do I Love You from the late six-string trailblazer, Les Paul & His Trio, for whom this Guitar Masters release has been dedicated. Featured artist Howard Hart sums up the albums focus, "I can't imagine the current evolution of guitar without there first being Les Paul.

The GM artists are as varied as they are amazing to listen to. Michael Molenda of Guitar Player Magazine states, Through these one-of-a-kind performances, you intimately hear—and feel—the guitar as an ever-evolving, ever-magical, apparatus of passion, guts, and sensitivity. Among the 25 total tracks is the little known song Gutty Guitar featuring Jeff Beck with Lord Sutch, produced by Jimmy Page in the Lord Sutch & Heavy Friend sessions. The CD also features the spectacular track Funk Me Tender from the Grammy Award winning guitarist Steve Vai. The hits keep coming as Leslie West performs the Led Zeppelin classic Moby Dick and bass extraordinaire Billy Sheehan shreds in his version of the Jeff Becks masterpiece Blue Wind. In addition, Volume 3 features the first new recording in four years by guitar virtuoso Gary Hoey, performing the Jeff Beck classic, El Becko. Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale (Chick Corea), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Alex De Rosso (Dokken) & Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) all grace the guitar on new recordings to celebrate the genius of Les Paul. Many of these new classics were recorded, produced & engineered by Brian Tarquin in his Jungle Room Studios.

Guitar Masters Vol 3 & 4- Les Paul

Anthony Mazzella: tapping and ten strings

Anthony Mazzella performs AZALEA

Anthony Mazzella Video Demo 1998


Steve Hackett: UK tour dates

Steve Hackett & The Electric Band are touring the UK at the end of the year.

The dates are:

Nov 19: Manchester Academy
Nov 20: Pontadarwe Arts Centre
Nov 23: Brighton Komedia
Nov 25: Bath Komedia
Nov 26: Holmfirth Picturedrome
Nov 27: Birkenhead Pacific Rd
Nov 28: Gateshead Sage
Nov 29: Bilston Robin
Nov 30: London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Find out more at

Gustavo Di Padua: live in Rio Rock Blues

A great quality video from Gustavo Di Padua.

Gustavo Di Padua - Spiritual Lesson (Live in Rio Rock Blues 15.04.2010)

Stephane Lucarelli: Greg Howe lick lesson with tab


Greg Howe Licks / Lesson

Alex Hutchings: BR-800 Digital Recorder Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010

BR-800 Digital Recorder Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010 Booth Demo Part 1

BR-800 Digital Recorder Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010 Booth Demo Part 2

BR-800 Digital Recorder Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010 Booth Demo Part 3

Robert Marcello: ME-25 Guitar Multiple Effects Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010

ME-25 Guitar Multiple Effects Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010 Booth Demo Part 1

ME-25 Guitar Multiple Effects Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010 Booth Demo Part 1

Vinnie Moore: Athens over the head solo

UFO Fuzz Club 16 April 2010 Athens HELLAS Vinnie Moore solo

Rob Chappers: crazy man in empty warehouse making EPIC noise

The Sound of epic, Rob Chappers from Monkey Lord plays a full volume Marshall Class 5 combo in Anderson's new empty warehouse!

You can read more about the Amp used in this video just here:

The sound of epic - "Amp in a warehouse"

Allan Holdsworth: Bruford, Holdsworth,Berlin super hot in 1979

Bruford, Holdsworth,Berlin,RARE LIVE OXFORD 3 7 79

News: no arms... then play guitar with you feet

First part of the video only... but some crazy stunts in the rest of the video too.

MGZ TV Episode 15

George Lynch: rocking out some Dokken tunes in rehearsal

George Lynch doing some Dokken tunes at rehearsal

Lynch Mob-Rehearsal

Lynch Mob-Street Fighting Man-Rehearsal

Slimer: busking for Coachella 2010! ALERT Cool video

Slimer says:
My name is Slimer, i am nine and have been playing guitar for 8 months. Me and my family decided to shred and sell lemonade one street before the entrance to the Coachella music and arts festival on Madison & 49th street in Indio, california. A big thanks to Asher for giving me a 20 dollar tip! You rock my friend! We met alot of great people. The event started yesterday so we missed the big crowd but we still had a alot of fun! A big thank you to everyone who donated and got involved, my brother Lil Maynard, my sister Pokey, my Dad, and Sloth for filming us. Thanks for watching =}

Coachella 2010 - 9 year old kid on guitar

Stelios Arnaoutoglou: TRex Milan Polak Strings on Fire 2 - ALERT Super Duper solo

Super Duper soloing from Steve A, nice sweeps, awesome tones, this competition is just getting better

Strings On Fire II - Steve A.

blow us away with your solo.

Milan Polak: T Rex Strings On Fire 2 ends 23:59 CET 25th of April 2010

Voice Gajic: nu voice of shredding guitar

Voice Gajic performs Sustaining Delusion, an original track 100% written and recorded by Voice Gajic. To hear more original music visit - . Also follow me on Twitter - . Check out the Guitars I am proudly endorsed by at . Feel free to ask questions

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The songs audio clip comes from the film "The Wackness". The Wackness, directed and written by Jonathan Levine on behalf of Occupant Films, is a Comedy Drama that won 2 nominated awards. Plot: It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist for treatment. Main characters, Ben Kingsley = Dr. Jeffrey Squires, Josh Peck = Luke Shapiro, Famke Janssen = Kristin Squires .

Sustaining Delusion - Voice Gajic

Arnaldo Alves: Top Gear Lesson

Arnaldo Alves - Top Gear Lesson

Mike Varney: guitar international interview 2007

Great interview... here's just a snippet:
Tom: Did he know who you were?

Mike: I don’t think so. I just told him I thought he was great and wanted to help him. At the time, he needed help. So, he said, “I finished a record here. I just need someone to put it out.” And I go, “I’m your guy.” He said, “That’s great.” So I said, “I can book you some gigs and get you hooked up with some clubs and stuff in California if you want to come out here. You can play some gigs and deliver the record to me.”

We had everything ready to go and we agreed on all the terms and stuff. He came out, he played the gigs. At some point, I don’t remember the timeline, he called up and told me that he decided to give the record to somebody else. After all that.

I consider Allan Holdsworth to be the best in that genre at that time, and that was kind of the impetus to get me to start a fusion label. Like, I’m going to start at the top here and work with the best. Since I’d been into Allan at that time since I was 12, which would have been 10 years, I thought starting with him would really be great.
I have tried to sign that guy for the last 25 years. He’s probably agreed to sign with me six or seven times and at the last minute somebody bigger always comes along and offers him a better deal. So, the last time I was going to work with him, he said, “Okay, Mike. I’d really like to do something with you.” I said, “You know, whenever you’re sucking wind and in a lull in your career we have this discussion, and it’s almost like I have to make you an offer and you have to accept it in order to get yourself out of purgatory for something better to come along and blow me out of the water. So, let me hear from you, and I’ll go through the motions – ‘Yes, I want to make a record with you. Yes, we’ll do it.’ Any day now, somebody else will offer you something better because that’s our history.”

He goes, “Oh, mate. It’s not like that. C’mon.” Then two months later, I haven’t heard from him and send the contract to his manager, and he calls back and he’s like, “Mike, these guys came to me with so much money.” And I’m, like, “Okay.” He has a family and kids, so what am I to do? It’s Allan Holdsworth. So, anyway, my brother started Legato Records in the mid ’80s.

Tom: That’s Mark, right?

Mike: Yeah, Mark was the first guy to sign [Frank] Gambale, and then Mark went out and did the Truth In Shredding album with Gambale and Allan Holdsworth, which is legendary among jazz-fusion guitarists. Then he did Centrifugal Funk. My brother and I grew up in the same house, from good parents, and we listened to the same records growing up and had a lot of the same influences and liked the same stuff. I’m sure my brother had a lot to do with shaping my musical taste also, because older brothers impact on their younger brothers. My brother’s six years older than I am.

Anyway, he started Legato and was doing pretty well, and at some point he decided to take a different career path and just folded everything. We recently, in the last couple of years, put out Truth In Shredding and Centrifugal Funk on the Tone Center label, we reissued them. They haven’t sold great, but at least people that were interested were able to get them for less than $200 on eBay, which is what some of them had gotten up to. When my brother kind of tossed it in, I was sitting around wondering if maybe it’s something I should do. I tried to buy Legato from him, but because of all the contracts and all the different relationships and things like that, he decided that it would be more of a hassle to sell it than to let it go. I didn’t want to sit there and read through every one of my brother’s contracts to make sure that every I was dotted and every T was crossed. I ended up just licensing those couple of records.
full interview

Alex Machacek: You guys are f***ing nuts - this record is amazing! - Allan Holdsworth

"You guys are f***ing nuts - this record is amazing! - Allan Holdsworth

Virtuosity is more than mere technical prowess: it also consists of a certain creative restlessness – a constant urge to explore, improve, and reinvent. No matter how well refined the execution, true virtuosity withers when repeatedly making the same statement, running the same patterns, or improvising over the same changes. With his provocative new release 24 Tales, Alex Machacek has sought an inventive new context for both his incredibly fluid, precise guitar work and his expanding compositional vision.

“I have always liked drums,” Machacek explains. “On so many fusion and jazz records, there is an extended drum solo – sometimes it feels obligatory. At a certain point I thought, ‘How would it sound if I compose something based on a drum solo? Drummers are always getting wilder with what they do in terms of meter and technique…” His fascination with drums led to several experiments with composing music based on (and performed on top of) improvised drum solos – a practice that reaches its fullest potential on 24 Tales.
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Claudio Light: gutiar ballad

Estação 2010

Thiago Trinsi: TRex Milan Polak Strings on Fire 2 - ALERT tapping tour de force!

This guy needs no introduction, fresh from his recent appearance in the Romanian guitar competition... great stuff!

Strings On Fire 2 - Thiago Trinsi

Milan Polak: T Rex Strings On Fire 2 ends 23:59 CET 25th of April 2010

Fabian Hee: TRex Milan Polak Strings On Fire 2

Fabian Hee, all the way from Malaysia, says:
Thanks for all those who've organised this competition. Really appreciate having the chance to win stuff and get heard.

So, here's my entry. I wanted to put in some kind of structure to the solo this time :) crappy tone I know (I'm using my zoom606 since it's the only thing I have :D ) but that's why I'm in this competition!

btw, its summer everyday of the year where I come from :)


Strings on Fire 2 compeitition entry - Fabian Hee

Milan Polak: T Rex Strings On Fire 2 ends 23:59 CET 25th of April 2010

Akihiko Onji: 8 finger tapping continued

Akihiko Onji has really got the style down on his tapping journey.

8Finger Tapping Improvisation  Akihiko Onji

Steve Matsumoto: eight finger guitar blogger

Steve Matsumoto is a blogger and also guitar player... In this video he documents his journey to become an eight finger guitarist. You can read his blog with google translate:

エイトフィンガーギターリスト Steve松本