Saturday, 29 May 2010

Milan Polak: digging deep for the anti shred competition

Just received a brand new Musicman "Silhouette Special" and liked this backing track so I thought I'd give it a go and try out my new baby. Being the host of some YT competitions myself (and having just finished the "Strings On Fire 2" competition) I thought this one was nice for a change. This one goes out to a very special person...
buy Milans music:

"Anti-Shred" Competition - Milan Polak

Can you dig deep too?

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

Gary Hoey: tour dates

Gary Hoey Tour Dates

Syracuse, NY
(w/ Kenny Wayne Shepherd)

Pepperell, MA 
(Guitar Workshop and Meet and Greet)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
(Fender Clinic)

Penang, Malaysia 
LBS Music World
 (Fender Clinic)

Bangkok, Thailand 
(Fender Clinic) 

06/26 - 06/27/10
Tokyo, Japan 
Tokyo, Guitar Show 

Salisbury, MA 

Londonderry, NH

Lincoln, RI
(Free Show!)

New York, NY

Foxboro, MA

Saratoga, CA
(W/ Styx)

Chico, CA

Costa Mesa, CA

Redondo Beach, CA

Pala, CA


Tucson, AZ

Tempe, AZ

Rob Chappers: Stomp Box shoot out!!

Stomp Box shoot out at Andertons - Part 1

Stomp Box shoot out at Andertons - Part 1

Stomp Box shoot out at Andertons - Part 2

John 5: MPJ interview

Part 1 of 2

Musician Photo Journal sat down with guitarist John 5 of Rob Zombie before their last show of the Gruesome Twesome tour (Rob Zombie/Alice Cooper tour).

MPJ Interview - ROB ZOMBIE's JOHN 5 (Part 1 of 2)

MPJ Interview - ROB ZOMBIE's JOHN 5 (Part 2 of 2)

Rob Chappers: The Chapman Guitars Story

Some Kind of Monkey - The Chapman Guitars Story

The Chapman Guitars ML1 (CGML1) is available to purchase right now from these stores:

Special Shipping prices, discounted by B&M
UK - £6.00, Europe - £15, USA/ Canada - £20, Australia - £25, Asia £25, South America £40

Fairdeal Music
Fret Music
Music Street
Nevada Music
Stage Beat Music
World Guitars

For more information visit

Many thanks to Barnes & Mullins, World Guitars, Andy McCreeth and Youtube ;-)

"Some Kind of Monkey" - The Chapman Guitars Story

Andy Mclaughlan: cool super delay soaked improv

This is a short improv to try out a kind of reverse delay effect on the guitar. The song is part of an untitled song in the making.

Improv Over An As-Yet Untitled Song by Andy Mclaughlan

Marc Rizzo: road runner interview

Ronnie James Dio: cancer fund started

The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page At the Public Memorial Service, this Sunday, there will be a donation center set up for the Ronnie James Dio "Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund." 100% of the money goes to the Fund!

For a $25.00 donation at the Memorial to the Fund, you will receive a special "Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout" Memorial T-Shirt. We will only be able to accept your donations in the form of a check or money order made out to "The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund" or cash. We can't accept credit or debit cards at the Memorial

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT SELLING ANYTHING at the memorial. We are STRICTLY taking donations and this is just our way to say thank you for your donation.

We do plan on making this eventually available to fans around the world, but for now, it will only be on Sunday!

The Public Memorial is a celebration of the life and music of Ronnie James Dio and is open to all his friends and fans and starts at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 30th!

To those of you that have already made donations, we can't THANK YOU enough! Here is some more information on where your generous donations to the "Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund" go:

The “Stand Up And Shout” Cancer Fund was formed to bring awareness and education about cancer with the understanding that cancer screening and prevention is of vital importance in avoiding this deadly disease that robs families of their loved ones.

The philosophy stems from the notion that “Knowledge Equals Power.” Cancer screening allows people to effectively plan strategies to deal with the disease early on and affords a better chance to overcome the cancer.

The fund is committed to providing free cancer screening programs and testing to all people regardless of their ability to pay.

The fund will support community outreach programs and help provide the necessary equipment and personnel to test and screen people for cancer.

The fund also provides financial support to those individuals and families afflicted
with cancer that cannot access treatment due to the overwhelming financial burden of medical treatments.!/OfficialRonnieJamesDio

“You are the strongest chain, and not just some reflection” -Ronnie James Dio

Plus Swedish memorial date:

On Sunday, May 30, fans of Ronnie James Dio will come together at Pub Anchor in Stockholm, Sweden for "RJD RIP - In Memory Of Dio", a two-hour celebration of the legendary heavy metal singer's life. Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE will perform their "To The Last In Line" Dio tribute song, and there will be some comments from music video director Bill Schacht, who helmed DIO's "Push" clip (see below). The memorial, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m., is for the fans, by the fans, and open to everyone.

The "Push" video was Ronnie's first introduction to actor/comedian Jack Black, which led to Dio's appearance in Jack's "Pick Of Destiny" feature film.

Schacht, who helped organize the Stockholm memorial event, commented: "I have had the honor of working with many of the greats in rock and music in general, in one form or another, and I can say with no hesitation that while many have been special and kind, and many incredibly talented, none matched the combination of talent, kindness and generosity of spirit of Ronnie James Dio, which is evident from the tens of thousands of posts, comments, tributes, tears and memorials all over world these days since his passing. I just can't imagine any other legend getting in his car to drive a few miles to personally direct my car to the highway, a bit of an odyssey from his home where we discussed pre-production for his 'Push' video. And which other artist would actually welcome you into his home studio, pop on a Marshall and hand you a Les Paul to honor a request you have for a brief moment to jam out a few bars of 'Rainbow In The Dark' with the master? That was a fan's dream come true. And as everyone familiar with his lyrics know, Dio was all about following your dreams and making them come true. And he was a man of his word.

"Add me to the unending list of people coming forth to express just how much one Mr. James Padavona touched his heart and soul.

"Thank you, Ronnie. May your music, memory and spirit live on forever."

Dio, who fronted BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW and his own band, died on May 16 from stomach cancer at the age of 67. His public memorial service will take place this Sunday, May 30 at the Hall Of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, in Los Angeles, beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT. The event is open to the public.

DIO feat. Tenacious D - Push

Sylvie Catez-Doré, Stephane Jeannin: Imperioso

Born in 2009, Imperioso is the solo project of Steph, guitarist graduated from MAI (Music International Academy), ex-Aquilon. Influenced at first by thrash metal bands (Sepultura, Kreator ...), then by symphonic progressive and power bands (Symphony X, Almah, Angra ...), his musical universe is also inspired by the world of soundtracks and video games ...

He meets Sylvie in 2003 and some time later becomes his guitar teacher. They share the same musical tastes (especially for Brazilian metal : Almah, Angra, Sepultura, Astafix, Khallice) and a passion for rhythm study. Working together covers, compositions, riffs, they decided to create Imperioso, an instrumental project, whose debut EP, still untitled, is now in a composition and pre-production phase. Their common goal is to provide an instrumental music of quality, mixing their various influences to create their own musical universe.




David Wallimann: Luna's Dream

David Wallimann:
This song is dedicated to Luna, welcome to the world!
Guitars were recorded using the Eleven Rack.
All instruments are from Garageband on Mac except for the drums. Drums are using addictive Drums.

The main riff was influenced a little by Guthrie Govan's Wave. Not as complex at all though!

The song will be available on my next instrumental release.
I am also planning a lesson on this sometime soon!

Luna says:
can you turn the volume down uncle ... I'm trying to sleep after keeping the parents awake all night!

Luna's Dream

Leonard Pospichal: 10 year old, born to rock?

Leonard Pospichal: a cut from his new CD follows:

Rockit cut.MOV

Ozzy Osborne/Randy Rhoads - Crazy Train - Leonard Pospichal 9 Years - Teenage Rockstar

Eric Johnson: Talks New Album & Experience Hendrix

Eric Johnson Talks New Album & Experience Hendrix for Premier Guitar
In this interview, Strat-master Eric Johnson discusses why his new album is more "alive" than his previous and the special guests who make appearances on it. He also walks us through the rig he used for Experience Hendrix and shares his favorite moments from the tour.

Logan Cammack: 17179 eight finger tapping

" OneSevenOneSevenNine " Eight Finger Tapping by: Logan Cammack (Schecter Guitars)

Jessé Prado: anti shred competition

Win and MXR Micro Flanger Anti-Shred Competition - Jessé Prado

Sebastian Salinas: anti shred competition

Guitar Noize Anti Shred Competition by Sebastian Salinas

Mr. Leedsman: to shred or to anti shred... that is the question...

Playing my Gretsch hollow body given to me by CRE805 heres my entry for guitarnoize's Anti-Sred contest.

Anti-Shred Entry MrLeedsman

Milan Polak: next competition coming soon!!!

"Hi guys, thanks for all your nice comments and overwhelming feedback. YOU made this competition fun to host and a great success. Next competition coming soon..."

"Strings On Fire 2" with Milan Polak - TOP 3 picks

The feedback

Again. Congratulations Thiago.
You just found it unfair to third, his phrasing murdered it.

Congrats to all the winners ,the judges and all the guitarists for that amazing contest!
A big thanks to the judges who included me in their? TOP 15,I'm really honoured!
Milan,great playin in that video :)
Congratulations and thanks to all of you again!
All the best,

Congratulations to the winners, awesome? players, awesome solos, awesome competition!

Congratulations to the Top 3, all amazing entries+guitarists and really worth it to be up there!!!
Thanks again to Milan, Julian, Laurie, Ricardo and? Torsten for making this whole thing happen and flow so nicely! You guys rule!!! ;-)

Congrats to all contestant and to Dhalif,excellent performance.?

Cool !!! Thanks For The Contest !!!? Hellyeah ! ! And Congratulations to the winners ! and all the people who participates on those contests ! and have some Fuckin Great Times with the people around here ! Fuck The Distance !!! we are all cool guitarplayers ! Hellyeah !!!

I don't envy the judges on this one; SO MANY? KILLER ENTRIES! But, like the Man says, "somebody's gotta win." Congratulations to all the winners!
Milan,,,great competition, and of course, GREAT SHREDDING at the end!

Wonderful guitar play.?

it was a pleasure, you are one? of the best guitarist in the world for me, all my congratulations for the winners, good continuance !!


Congratulations to all the winners!
Great entries!?

Thanks guys for? the competition , Congratulations to the Winners
Keep Rocking

@ Marcosderos DeRosa Hey, Thanks, old man, Cheers from p ti tb
all good there, I hope one day we can make q a Jam ai in Brazil or here in Europe: D
Everything good there bro

beautiful solos up there =) congratulations to the? winners!!

Congratulations to the? winners!
And a big hug for my friend Thiago trinsi!

Kenny Serane: Torpedo Soundcheck

Kenny Serane a really top quality player, here again at Musikmesse 2010 at the Torpedo Soundcheck (KR recording).

Get a copy of Workshop: Beyond The Unknown Territory (
CD guitar 9:

Kenny Serane - Guitars, Programming, Production, Mixing, Mastering
Stephane Boutinaud - Drums, Percussion, Production, Mixing, Mastering
Richard Daude - Guitar Solo on 2
Christophe Godin - Guitar Solo on 3
Joel Hoekstra - Guitar Solo on 6
Ben Eubank - Cover Artwork

Kenny Serane: Torpedo Soundcheck (KR recording) Two Notes Musikmesse 2010

Daniele Gottardo,William Dotto: change for a Coke?

The Italian branch of the T42 club. Super tappers Daniele Gottardo,William Dotto also known as Dottardo or Tap Bros. The Tap Bros in yet another adventure in the world of tap. William Dotto trying desperately to get a Coke and -encounters Gottyboy trying to get to grips with the new toy!


Daniele Gottardo,William Dotto: change for a Coke?

Rick Graham: new CD nears shipping

Rick Graham
Just got the first shipment of my new album 'Insideout' through this morning. 

Thiago Trinsi: anti shred competition

This is like driving 31 miles per hour in a 30 mile an hour limit... within that 10%, but still living dangerously! I really like the solo at the end with its' beautiful trail out tapped solo... well done Thiago Trinsi, a recent prize winner in the Strings on Fire 2 competition. I'm really starting to dig this competition.

Anti-Shred Competition - GuitarNoize - Thiago Trinsi

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

Chris Feener: Six Story seeks NEW front man

Six Story Remedy seeks NEW Front man/ Singer, please serious inquiries only. Auditions being held soon. Contact myself or Chris Feener for further details. Check our music out at Pass this on to your friends. Thanks for your support.

Jeff Loomis: it could really bite us in the ass

With the new album being more straightforward, have you scaled back your playing at all?
Not really. There’s been so much stuff in the past that we’ve done that had really guitar-oriented things going on within the songs. On this one, there are more chords than single-note runs. The whole structures of the songs have been simplified.

What was the reason for the new approach on this record?
I’m not sure why we took this approach, other than we wanted it to be easier for the listener to catch onto. It could be a good thing for us, or it could really bite us in the ass, but it will be interesting and has made the anticipation very high for us on this record. full interview

Robbert Hanenberg: tribute to Joe Satriani

Robbert Hanenberg:
Beautiful ballad of Satch. I did some improvising in the middle section

Always With Me, Always With You - Robbert Hanenberg Cover.wmv

Anthony Arroyo: my guitar wars solo

Anthony Arroyo posts over at the petrucciforum

Anthony Arroyo : Here is my perfornmance at the San Antonio Guitar Wars. It is the nations longest running guitar contest. Longer than L.A.'s, Cleveland's, and other reputable guitar contests. I came in 3rd place. I praise God for my placing and thank my friends that were with me.

My Guitar Wars Solo

Caio Silva: Double Vision competition

Concurso Double Vision DVD - Double Vision - Caio Silva

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

Jose Gomez: anti shred competition

Jose G Gomez aka McKlaud entered the recent Marco Sfogli shred this too competition

Guitarnoize "Anti-Shred" Competition - McKlaud

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

Jay Hale: anti shred competition

guitarnoize Anti-shred entry by jhale667

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