Thursday, 24 June 2010

News: Obama to legislate against Theft2.0

"The White House's vision is perhaps a prelude to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which will go before Congress later this year. The bill would make P2P or BitTorrent client development a criminal offense if the distributed software was used for infringement. It also implements an interesting provision called "imminent infringement", which allows the government to charge people who they think might be about to infringe with a civil offense (for example if you searched "torrent daft punk"). This is among the first official "thought crime" provisions to be proposed by the U.S. government. The bill also makes it a criminal offense to bypass DRM."

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News: glass guitar, sustain for days... at NAMM!

Glasstones Guitar 3rd Power Amp Demonstration Summer NAMM 2010.avi

Tony MacAlpine, Stefania Daniel: seven the hardway facebook fan page

A little Awwweeee moment again from Stefania Daniel

Tony MacAlpine - Guitar
Mark Boals - Vocoals
Virgil Donati - Drums
Doug Shreeve - Bass
Stefania Daniel - Guitar

Progressive Metal/Hard Rock

New album coming: August 2010

Kiss Roland: melodic solo competition

Kiss Roland - Melodic Guitar Solo Contest

David Wallimann: melodic solo competition 30th June 2010

News: Google Street View sparks 'horse-boy' mystery... wot no guitar?


Favored Nations: Who will be the next big guitar player? You??

Favored Nations Entertainment Hey Everyone,
Who do you think is going to be the next big guitar player?
Time to let them know youare available?

Maranhão: tribute to Steve Morse

Tumeni notes - Steve morse por Maranhão

News: an awwweee moment

This one for Shred Moogle and Pinky Pirate

Rick Emmett : Triumph super greatest hits and movie appearance

TRIUMPH, with the all-killer/no-filler "Greatest Hits Remixed".

"Greatest Hits Remixed" includes


01. Allied Forces
02. Lay it on the Line
03. Follow Your Heart
04. Magic Power
05. I Live For the Weekend
06. Hold On
07. Just One Night
08. Fight the Good Fight
09. Spellbound
10. Never Surrender
11. Lights Go Down
12. Somebody's Out There
13. Rock and Roll Machine
14. Love Hurts


01. Follow Your Heart
02. Lay It On the Line
03. Spellbound
04. Magic Power
05. Lights Go Down
06. Hold On
07. Just One Night
08. Somebody's Out There
09. Allied Forces
10. Never Surrender
11. Never Say Never

Bonus Video:

01. Child of the City (with Phil X on guitar)
02. Blinding Light Show (bootleg: filmed on fan cam)
03. Love Hurts

DVD Specs:

Mix 2.0/5.1
Screen 16:9
Format NTSC Region Free

Adam Sandler has always had a knack for including standout classic rock tunes in his movies. His latest flick, "Grown Ups", is no different, as TRIUMPH's hard-rocking "Lay It On The Line" is included in the movie, which opens nationwide June 25.

Erol Parlak: shredding the Turkish bağlama.

The baglamas (Greek μπαγλαμάς) or baglamadaki (Greek μπαγλαμαδάκι), a long necked bowl-lute, is a plucked string instrument used in Greek music; it is a version of the bouzouki pitched an octave higher (nominally D-A-D), with unison pairs on the four highest strings and an octave pair on the lower D. Musically, the baglamas is most often found supporting the bouzouki in the Piraeus style of rembetika.
The body is often hollowed out from a piece of wood (skaftos construction) or else made from a gourd, but there are also baglamas with staved backs. Its small size made it particularly popular with musicians who needed an instrument transportable enough to carry around easily or small enough to shelter under a coat. During parts of the 20th century, players of the bouzouki and baglamas were persecuted by the government, and the instruments were smashed by the police. The name comes from Turkish bağlama, a similar instrument.

Erol Parlak - Şelpe (Efsaneyim)

Maranhão, Edu Ardanuy: tribute to Deep Purple

Video Recorded during MusiFest magazine Pinball and Audio captured directly from the PA system by Diego Telles (DG @ PRODUCTIONS), Mixing - Diego Telles, Technical Audio - Hélio Magalhães, Technical lighting - Marcelo Pozzi. Realization of the City of Niterói, with support from Tagima, and organizing Arthur Maia.

Maranhão, Athur Maia, Edu, Ardanuy - BLACK NIGHT - MusiFest.flv

Freddie Nelson: metalichika interview!

Jenn says:
I am SO STOKED and SO HAPPY to share this interview with Freddie Nelson (collaborator with Paul Gilbert, Too Tall Jones, Triple X) with all of you. This was a sort of mini-collaboration or project of it’s own: it took six months. That is a lot of time to spend on a project of words, and I am so grateful that Freddie gave so freely of his time. I thought he wouldn’t ‘talk’ to me – certainly not as much as he did. (it’s 16 pages long, zero fluff!) So it’s really incredible…
full interview

Matthew Mills: Forgotten Realm super deal

Shred Guy has a super deal on this CD
Virginia's Forgotten Realm is a neo-classical shredding power metal band in the tradition of Dio and Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen, with guitar whiz Matthew Mills and leather-lunged vocalist David Fefolt and ex-Manowar drummer Rhino. (80s rock aficionados may remember Fefolt as vocalist in Shrapnel shredheads Masi and also in Hawk, a Lizzy Borden-ish dyed-and-sprayed Sunset Strip band that at various times featured future Bulletboy Lonnie Vincent, Cult / Guns 'n' Roses drummer Matt Sorum, Racer X / Judas Priest drummer Scott Travis, and guitarist Doug Marks of the Metal Method guitar ads in the back of musicians' magazines.) Put these guys alongside Dragonforce in the new wave of arpeggio-laden fist-pumping power metal for sure, although I’d take Forgotten Realm over that cringe-inducing hyperkinetic band any day of the week. But like Dragonforce’s records, Power And Glory is a journey back to the time when metal was synonymous with songs about sorcery, multi-octave vocal melodies and sixty-fourth-note Paganini-inspired guitar workouts.

FORGOTTEN REALM - Power And Glory June 2008

News: Eventide stompbox $2900 competition!!!

Enter here!:

Official Contest Rules

INTRODUCTION: The "What I Love About My Eventide Stompbox(es)" Video Contest (the "Contest") gives participants the opportunity to compete to create a compelling video showing why they love their Eventide stompbox. The winner would win an Eventide Eclipse v4 and could have their video featured on These are the Official Rules for the Contest.

Eventide Inc.
One Alsan Way
Little Ferry, NJ 07643

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to residents of the world who are the age of 18 or older. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Eventide, YouTube, their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse, and life partners) and/or those living in same household of each are not eligible to enter the Contest.

TO ENTER: Eventide invites you make a video of the subject "What I Love AboutMy Eventide Stompbox(es)." To enter the Contest follow the instructions below:

1. Make a 3-5 minute video featuring one or more Eventide stombpoxes demonstrating what you LOVE about them and why.
2. Create an Account on if you don't have one already.
3. Post your video on Eventide's YouTube Channel.
4. Fill out the Official Online Entry Form
5. Tell all your friends by linking your Facebook and MySpace to it and encourage them to vote for your video*.
6. Entries will be judged on *popularity, originality, and sound quality.

All Videos must be submitted in format(s) conforming to YouTube's technical requirements. By doing the above, each eligible entrant will be entered into the Contest and will qualify as a participant ("Participant").
All Videos submitted must be the original work of Participant, must not have been previously exhibited, recorded or transmitted, and must not contain the trademarks, designs, copyrighted works, intellectual property, names, likenesses or images of any person or entity or otherwise infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks privacy, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

Salvo Vecchio: details on "The Warm Light of Night" CD

Salvo Vecchio has been really busy on this new CD.

It will feature more or less 10 instrumental rock tracks, catchie melodies and shredding solos.
It will be a deep journey and The warm light of night is the working title.
Many very special guests will join me during this adventure, so keep incontact!!

This is the new cover artwork for his solo CD!! The Design was completed by Davide Nadalin from Nerve Design (Labyrinth, Vision Divine, Extrema ecc.) and he did an amazing job!! Note the release date is still not decided, but he hopes to release it in late 2010!!

Laurie Monk: Truth In Shredding YouTube passes 2,000,000 views

Channel Views:122,739
Total Upload Views:2,047,824

Truth In Shredding continues to look for the hotest in guitar playing. Anyone looking for good promotion in the guitar sphere, happy to post original videos of outstanding quality guitar... links back to your channel or products that you might be selling added as well, plus a feature on Truth In Shredding.

Thanks again to all those people who shredded for my videos... you know who you are!

Rob Chappers: 5,000,000 youtube video views!

In celebration of 5,000,000 views - Naked How Loud Is?

Just a little short of Jacqueline Mannering:

Channel Views:1,100,641
Total Upload Views:16,782,192

Salvo Vecchio: "The Warm Light of Night" CD announced

Some clips from the recording sessions of my debut instrumental CD "The Warm Light of Night", coming out in late 2010!! First part of the making of, on the album you will find many guests, stay in contact!!

Salvo Vecchio "making of" part I

Renato Santos: Double Vision competition

Concurso Double Vision DVD - Sophia - Renato Santos

Sydnei Carvalho, Alex Martinho: double vision competition ends August 31, 2010

Marcos De Ros: Infernal Choro'n'roll.

Marcos De Ros plays "Infernal", from Garoto. Choro'n'roll.

Dudley Ross: guitar lessons available

Summer Guitar/Composition Lessons
Start Time:
Thursday, 24 June 2010 at 19:00
End Time:
Saturday, 04 September 2010 at 22:00
If you're interested in giving your playing an injection of inspiration or giving your compositions some new paths, then look no further. Dudley is offering lessons over the summer period, spaces are limited, so get in quick!

Any style, any level!

Dudley has had over ten years professional experience and has shared the stage with many great musicians from Guthrie Govan to Matt Schofield. Endorsed by Vigier Guitars ( in 2007 Dudley's profile has grown along with his reputation as a melodic and musicial guitarist.


Dudley can be found performing with rock band SIZEN, which have had rave reviews in Kerrang and Metal Hammer, Cut The Funck, an original funk/jazz band and his own solo project, which he has recently toured with French power band Morglbl. Dudley also works freelance and has worked on touring musicals, numerous sessions as well depping for bands across the country.

For more information, or if you wish to book a lesson please email

Maneli Jamal: BBC live and interview

Here's a TV performance of the song 'Cold Arrival' that was aired on BBC Persian May 2010. Played on a Cole Clark Fat Lady 2 AC (FL2AC). This video was posted with permission from BBC Persian.

Maneli Jamal - BBC Persian - Cold Arrival

This is the BBC Persian Interview and performance that was aired in May 2010. The song played in the beginning is part of 'Lucid Drawl' followed by the interview with Behzad Bolour.

Maneli Jamal - BBC Persian - Lucid Drawl & Interview

Jonas Tamas: Testing an Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci

Part 4: Shred licks
guitar - Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Signature w/piezo pickup
tuning - standard (EADGBE)
effects processor - Boss GT-3
music at the end of the video: "Stormbeaten" from the album Jonas Tamas: Sharp Guitars From A Flat Planet

Jonas Tamas: Sharp Guitars From A Flat Planet - Melodic progressive metal guitar for fans of John Petrucci, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Check out and get all the 12 songs on and on iTunes, Amazon, or Rhapsody.

More info and full songs:

You'll find links to free guitar exercises on all of the above homepages.

If you like this video, then please share it, help to spread the word!

Jonas Tamas: Testing an Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Signature guitar - 04: Shred licks

Sydnei Carvalho, Alex Martinho: stand up, vocal metal fusion of the highest order

I got hold of a copy of the DVD, man these guys know how to play... great playing throughout!
Standing Up is a vocal track from Double Vision DVD. Recorded last year in São Paulo city, Brazil, the DVD is the latest release from Sydnei Carvalho and Alex Martinho. They are very well know musicians in Brazil. The band is Ricardo Marins (guitar) Fabio Lessa (bass) and Rodrigo Martinho (drums). The DVD shows tracks from CDs Intensity (2006) and Intuition (2008), both where recognized as the best independent instrumental CDs by a major prize in Brazil.
The DVD is unique. It has two discs. The first disc has a complete concert with extras and making of. The second disc is an instructional video teaching step by step how to play some tunes, shows techniques, composition and tone. Soon available on guitar9 and CD baby.
More Info:

Standing Up música completa do DVD Double Vision - Sydnei Carvalho e Alex Martinho

Vito Petroni: shredding the multiverse

chop fans take noteL
my homie Vito Petroni of Multiverse doing some INSANE Shredding on his comparison

Vito Petroni (Multiverse) INSANE Shredding!!
my homie Vito Petroni of Multiverse doing some INSANE Shredding on his comparison

Multiverse - Obscured

Sam Robertson: FXpansion Competition

BFD Competition Entry (updated)

Tom Gledhill: FXpansion Competition #2

More proof that you need to work on your video skills, this time adding bass and rhythm.

FXpansion Competition Video 2 - Tom Gledhill

Joop Wolters: Aragorn Solo

Joop Wolters Aragorn Solo leadtone chanel 3 engl powerball 2

Joop Wolters: Aragorn Solo

Marcel Coenen: sun caged The Lotus Effect

Critically acclaimed Dutch progressive metallers, featuring Marcel Coenen, Sun Caged are mixing their third album "The Lotus Effect". The album sees the band retain the same line up as on "Artemisia" with the addition of new bassist Daniel Kohn and promises to show a more mature version of the band. Guitarist Marcel Coenen comments, "The majority of songs on this album were written in the rehearsal room together as a band and it will show the chemistry we have as a group".

Daniele Gottardo: Frenxy gets a 90% review

Long recognized in the underground guitar scene as one of the most heralded of the YouTube generation of uber shredders, Daniele first came to prominence with as a voted finalist in the Guitar Idol competitions in both 2008 and 2009. In 2009 he was recognized as Steve Vai’s personal award winner, his prizes included a recording contract for Vai’s Favored Nations label.

Daniele has taken full advantage of this opportunity!
full review

Patrick Healy: shredknowledge interview

"Corn Snakes" - Patrick Healy

what are you top ten guitar influences? and top 5 whole band favorates? plus what in your cd player right now.?

Patrick Healy: Before I became a guitarist I was always influenced by Koji Kondo. I remember being five years old and taking my older brother's Nintendo Gameboy, going to the level in the game with the best music and putting the speaker up to my ear. The emotion in those scores affects me to this day. As a guitar player, people like Zakk Wylde, Randy Rhoads, etc. were important for my development, though these two factors really got me going:

The first was Joe Satriani. As soon as I saw a performance of him playing "Flying in a Blue Dream" it blew my mind how beautiful a guitar could sing. It was the link I hadn't found between my love for guitar and my past with Koji Kondo's beautiful score writing.

The second was Warren Robert. I went to a local guitar camp and heard him shredding his heart out in the other room. I was instantly in awe. He gave us all a big booklet, a shred workshop of sorts, with the history of this "shred" stuff and all of these players I hadn't investigated yet. It was like opening Pandora's Box of guitar, I had opened it, and there was no way I was ever going to be able to close it.

I'd say my favourite artists would be Pink Floyd, Devin Townsend, Buckethead, Neil Young, and anything Joe Satriani is involved with.
full interview

Milan Polak: sweep tapped arpeggio lesson

Milan Polak lesson - Tapping Arpeggios