Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Lukasz Kulczak: Dave Martone solo

Dave Martone contest by Lukasz Kulczak

Lukasz Kulczak | MySpace Music Videos

Vinnie Moore, Jennifer Batten: two of the player at gtaranaki 2010

Line up
2 Massive Concerts

Top NZ band The Checks, US teen guitar prodigy Desiree Bassett, UK blues sensation the Oli Brown Band, classical, jazz and world music from California Guitar Trio with King Crimson/Peter Gabriel bassist Tony Levin, finishing up with a grand finale All-Star Jam led by Uli Jon Roth, with Leslie West, Vinnie Moore and Jennifer Batten.


NZ bands Shotgun Alley and In Dread Response, followed by UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore, Michael Jackson’s former guitarist Jennifer Batten, metal supergroup Hail! and ending with our headline artist, the legendary Slash.

3 Exclusive Midnight Sessions

Wellington’s Thomas Oliver Band, Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt with the California Guitar Trio, Tony Levin, Oli Brown and Desiree Bassett.


Opening with a Guitar Extravaganza presented by Brandon Reihana & Kara Gordon, followed by Leslie West, Desiree Bassett, Guy Pratt and Vinnie Moore.


Taranaki’s own Brian Hatcher Band kicks off a great night featuring Jennifer Batten, Uli Jon Roth, Hail! and Slash.

Richie Kotzen: 94wysp radio interview

Kostas Karamitroudis: gus g firewind's new CD

"As for our new album, it's scheduled for a release sometime this fall and the name of it is 'Days Of Defiance'. We'll soon check back and reveal more info, song names, etc."
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FIREWIND's 2010 lineup (from left to right in the photo):

Michael Ehre - Drums
Petros Christo - Bass
Apollo Papathanasio - Vocals
Gus G. - Guitar
Bob Katsionis - KeyboardsFIREWIND's 2010 lineup (from left to right in the photo):

Michael Ehre - Drums
Petros Christo - Bass
Apollo Papathanasio - Vocals
Gus G. - Guitar
Bob Katsionis - Keyboards

Tracy G: video by David Banks

Interview and information on the career of rock guitarist Tracy G. This video was created by photographer David Banks .
The background song is "The Lamborghini Blues" from Tracy G's "Erector Pili" CD featuring Tracy G on guitar, Mychal Lotz on keyboard, Jeremy Masana on bass, and Ray Luzier on drums.

Tracy G - video by David Banks

Harry Kapeliaris: new CD 9 available.

Harry Kapeliaris 9 (CD)
A follow up to his recent CDs "Return" and "Journey To Light", Greek guitarist Harry Kapeliaris' fusion of rock, jazz, funk and shredded licks, is his 2010 release, entitled 9. Loaded with guest musicians, the CD features contributions by pianist Chris Basios, bassist Theodoros Kouelis and drummer Theodor Goumas, among others. The opening track and "Day And Night" are bass and guitar melodic forays, while "Skeptic" is an ethnically oriented piece with vox humana by Spiros Siolos. "Friday Morning" is a Steely Dan like track with brilliant soloing, while "Free" adds up-tempo rock influences to the party. A diverse collection of instrumentals from a talented composer.

Val Halla: Daisy Rock moves up a notch

Watch guest guitarist Val Halla demo the Rock Candy Special. For more of Val, check out:

Buy the CD

Gear Spotlight: Daisy Rock Rock Candy Special Electric Guitar

Joop Wolters: tribute to Steve Vai

singled out the lead of the steve vai song , die to live ....shot it while i was doing some practising,shared here for the intersted.. still love this solo very much, to me it has such great elements of emotion...


Andy McKee: Joyland

Andy McKee signed to Razor & Tie Entertainment in 2009 and released the EP, COMMON GROUND in August of 2009. The brand new full-length album, JOYLAND, is available now.

Bill Ruppert: incredible Dr Who on guitar!

This is the video series I do for Electro-Harmonix on how to produce "impossible" sounds using just a regular guitar and EHX effect pedals.
No synthesizers are used!

How to recreate "Doctor Who" on Guitar

Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.16 "Doctor Who"

In this episode I recreate the original 1963 "Doctor Who" theme using just a guitar and effect pedals.
I also show all the individual pedal settings at the EHX forum

Pedal settings and how-to:

The entire series can be viewed here:

Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol.16 "Doctor Who" By Bill Ruppert

Roger Pedersen: Kernels In A Popcorn Machine getting great reviews

The 12,000 plus readers of the British magazine "Guitar and Bass Magazine" UK- July issue will get to read:
"Opening with zappy acrobatic riffing that sounds, well, quite unlike anything wewe ever heard, Pedersen hammers his way through 14 track of some of the most inventive fretwork around. Warp Speed Monkey encapsulates this Norwegian oddball perfectly; weird and wonderful shredding thatll have even the most proficient players agape."

Roger Pedersen's new CD Kernels In A Popcorn Machine will get a release date of 3th of May 2010. You can get a copy from:

Maranhão: Double Vision solo

Concurso Double Vision DVD SOPHIA by MARANHÃO

Steve Senes: will you be guitar player superstar 2010?


Guitar Player magazine's 2010 Guitar Superstar competition is open to electric and acoustic guitar players of all styles who believe they have what it takes to earn the title of "Guitar Superstar."

This is the fifth year Guitar Player has hosted this instrumental-guitar competition. Each year, ten finalists are chosen by the editors of Guitar Player to fight it out in front of a panel of celebrity judges. Past judges have included Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch, Steve Lukather, Nuno Bettencourt, Elliot Easton, Greg Howe, Jennifer Batten, and Richie Kotzen. Past hosts of the big event include Andy Summers, Greg Kihn, and Brendan Small (creator of Metalocalypse).

The 2010 Guitar Players Guitar Superstar competition will be held September 18, 2010 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, California. The 2009 winner and current champion is Steve Senes. Who will be the 2010 Guitar Superstar?

New for 2010!

Video Submissions: All entries must be videos of a guitarist performing an original instrumental work no more than five minutes long. No covers. No singing. No 20-minute prog-rock epics. Both solo and full-band performances are permitted. Entries limited to players living in the domestic United States who are at least 18 years of age.

Peoples Choice Finalist: This year, the GP staff will select nine finalists. The tenth contender will be chosen by the public! The video that logs the highest number of votes before the entry period closes on June 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm will instantly win that player a spot in the competition.

Goodies: All finalists are provided airfare and two nights lodging in an event hotel. The 2010 Guitar Superstar will win gear packages from various guitar manufacturers, a feature story in Guitar Player, and an album contract with Guitar Player Records (distributed by MI5/EMI).

Guitar Player Superstar - 2009 Winner - Steve Senes

Julien Carayon: F Phrygian

I like to take the time to build a short tune instead of playing tons of guitar licks and shred stuff. Playing the right note at the right time.

Julien Carayon - - F Phrygian

Nick Meares: anti shred, great taste alert!

Another really great job for the competition

Guitar Noize Anti-Shred Competition Nick Meares

Guitar Noize: Anti Shred competition. Ends on the 3 June 2010

Lukasz Kulczak: beat it!

ProgEnergy Live - Blue Note Jazz Club, Poland 22.03.2010
Łukasz Kulczak - guitar, Maciej Garbarek - guitar, Łukasz Olenderek - bass, Kacper Stachowiak - drums

ProgEnergy - Beat It (Michael Jackson Cover).mpg

Matt Cafissi: "Everything U Want" CD FREE!!!

Get a FREE DOWNLOAD of "Everything U Want" from the critically acclaimed/top seller "All The Little Things".

Frank Gambale,Khan Manuel: When Two Become One

An Instrumental ballad composed by Khan Manuel with Frank Gambale

Khan Manuel - 'When Two Become One' - with Frank Gambale

Uli Tisch-Rottensteiner: anti shred suhr with the fingers

"Anti-Shred Competition" by Uli TiRo

Guitar Noize: Anti Shred competition. Ends on the 3 June 2010

Juanjo Pelegrín: Anti Shred competition... two for the road

Antishred contest: Juanjo Pelegrín (2º)

Antishred contest: Juanjo Pelegrín

Guitar Noize: Anti Shred competition. Ends on the 3 June 2010

Mark McGuigan: Anti-Shred Competition

A top notch entry from fellow guitar blogger Mark McGuigan in the Anti-Shred Competition

Mark McGuigan - Anti-Shred Competition

Guitar Noize: Anti Shred competition. Ends on the 3 June 2010