Friday, 9 July 2010

News: let there be rock program

1 - Creed - Bread of shame (Full Circle)
2 - Grand Design - Sheik iddup (Time elevation)
3 - Ozzy Osbourne - Fearless (Scream)
4 - Nevermore - And the maiden spoke (The obsidian Conspiracy)
5 - Danko Jones - Tonight is fine (Below the Belt)
6 - Terry Brock - Too young (Diamond Blue)
7 - Tony Harnell & The Mercury Train - Intuition (Round Trip)
8 - Auras - Forgive and forget (New Generation)
9 - Scorpions - Rock Zone (Sting in the tail)
10 - Gamma Ray - Shine forever (To the Metal)
11 - Vince Neil - Beer drinkers & hell raisers (Tattoos & Tequilas)
12 - Jeff Scott Soto - Mountain (Live in Madrid)
13 - Exodus - The sun is my destroyer (Exhibit B: The human condition)
14 - The Godz - Under the table (Greatest hits live)
15 - Third Eye -  Solitary Confinement (Recipe for disaster)
16 - Innerwish - The signs of our lives (No turning back)
17 - John 5 - The S. Lot (The art of Malice)
18 - H.E.A.T. - Nobody loves you like I do (Freedom rock)
19 - Enemy of the Sun - The golden horizon (Caedium)
20 - Triumph - Never surrender (Greatest hits)
21 - As I lay dying - Beyond our suffering (The powerless rise)
22 - Pandea - Flash & Light (Soylent Green)
23 - Avantasia - Stargazers (Angel of babylon)
24 - Rhapsody of Fire - Pista 9 (The frozen tears of angels)

Next on Let there be Rock:
- July 20: Jason Becker birthday Special
- August 17: Judas Priest: 30th Anniversary of British Steel

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Rob Balducci: Proper use of the Overdrive Pedal!!!

7-9-10 Lick Of The Week - Proper use of the Overdrive Pedal!!!

Dan Gilbert: Triad Nuggets... without milk

Dan Gilbert Guitar Lesson: Triad Nuggets

Lukasz Kulczak: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Częstochowa finest

Lukasz Kulczak is from the town of Częstochowa in Poland... this titan of fusion actually sells guitars in a music store!!! Go one over and say high!

Truth In Shredding Shred This Competition.m4v

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

News: Truth In Shredding affected by the oil spill

Sorry folks... we'll be cleaning up soon

Barrett Tagliarino: there's a note missing... which one?

There's one important note missing. Can you spot it?

Sunshine solo

Joe Pinnavaia: June Lick of th Month

E Minor Pentatonic Run with chromatic notes for flavor!
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Joe Pinnavaia - Guitar Lessons - June Lick of th Month

Steve Vai: Ibanez Design a JEM Contest winner announced

Congratulations to Alessandro Serrago on his winning design submission for the Ibanez Design a JEM Contest! Ibanez will be manufacturing two JEM guitars featuring Alessandro’s design– one for Alessandro and one for Steve.

Michael Schenker: Live In Tokyo 2010 CD announced

Live In Tokyo 2010 - Michael Schenker Group

Live two CD set release from Michael Schenker Group featuring audio of the bands January 2010 performance in Japan. Featuring Gary Barden, Simon Phillips, Neil Murray, and more.

(All product details, including availability, images, language(s), special features, and bonus extras, are subject to change without prior notice. Actual item weight may be different from the one indicated above.)

Herman Li: Twilight Dementia - Dragonforce live CD announced

Twilight Dementia - Dragonforce
First-ever live album release from Dragonforce featuring audio recording from their "ULTRA BEATDOWN WORLD TOUR" performance. Includes two Japan-only bonus tracks.

Bonus Track: two Japan-only bonus tracks
(All product details, including availability, images, language(s), special features, and bonus extras, are subject to change without prior notice. Actual item weight may be different from the one indicated above.)

Alex Lifeson: RUSH Brazil date announced!

The RUSH Time Machine Tour will hit Sao Paulo on October 8th at Morumbi Stadium and Rio de Janeiro on October 10th at Praca da Apoteose. Information about the ticket on-sales will be released shortly.
full details

Kostas Karamitroudis: Win Gus G's LTD GUS-600NT - easy!

In the latest issue of Eternal Descent, you saw Gus G. using his random star-shaped Signature Series guitar to battle the hordes. How would you like to inflict some sonic damage with a real Gus G. guitar of your own?
Between now and August 31 2010, you can enter for a chance to win your very own LTD GUS-600NT from ESP and Eternal Descent! In real life, youʼve seen Gus playing his signature ESP in the latest Ozzy videos and onstage at Ozzfest. Now, you can have your own WMD... weapon of metal destruction! One lucky winner will get this amazing guitar, with a set-thru construction at 25.5” scale, a light alder body with flamed maple top, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, Sperzel locking tuners, Tonepros bridge/tailpiece, and Seymour Duncan Distortion (bridge) and ʼ59 (neck) pickups.

The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Read the official rules & regulations. Will the chosen one be you? Best of luck from ESP and Eternal Descent!
Enter the competition

Stephan Forte: working on new Adagio CD

Stéphan Forté, keyboardist Kevin Codfert and vocalist Mats Levén of the France-based neo-classical metal band ADAGIO are working on material for the group's fifth album at Kevin's XFade studio in Nanterre, France.

Commented Stéphan: "For the first time, I will not compose the whole music and lyrics alone, as Mats, Kevin and the guys will also collaborate to the writing!! It will definitely bring a fresher sound to the band, and so far, the experience is awesome.

"Mats arrived here on Sunday, and we've started working right away on some ideas. Lots of great melodic vocal lines, heavy riffing and intense piano parts are coming naturally, so that's a very positive start. Another big change is since I've down tuned my Lâg seven-string [guitar] to A for my solo album, [and] I am now using that for ADAGIO's new stuff as well, so be prepared for some really heavy shit."
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Jeff Loomis: Metal Path interview video

Nevermore (Jeff Loomis): Tuesday, July 6th, 2010, posted by K.Panagiotis
On the occasion of the new Nevermore album and their recent visit to Thessaloniki, Metalpaths talks with Jeff Loomis just before the show.
full interview

Kiko Loureiro: Angra CD details and single to be revealed

"Arising Thunder" new single comes off ANGRA 's seventh studio album, "Aqua", which will be released on September 29 via SPV/Steamhammer. A conceptual effort, the follow-up to 2006's "Aurora Consurgens" was recorded at Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil.

"Aqua" track listing:

01. Viderunt Te Aquæ
02. Arising Thunder
03. Awake From Darkness
04. Lease Of Life
05. The Rage Of The Waters
06. Spirit Of The Air
07. Hollow
08. A Monster In Her Eyes
09. Weakness Of A Man
10. Ashes

Gianfranco Cloralio: more fusion

shred fusion lesson 1 by gianfranco cloralio

Garsed Howe style by Gianfranco Cloralio su basi di Massimo Varini

Rick Graham: dofret interview

Q: Hi Rick. Thanks for taking the time to do an interview with Do Fret! Your new CD Inside Out really is a masterpiece. You must be very proud with the results and initial reception. Tell us a bit about the CD - the writing, recording process, your inspiration, equipment etc? How did you become involved with Carl Roa?

A: Hey Trev, my pleasure man. Thanks! Yeah, the reception has been absolutely fantastic and I've been totally blown away by the responses from people who have bought it. Nothing is better than receiving an email or message from someone saying that they are moved by the music I have written. After all it is why I am a musician in the first place. Gotta be part of the virtuous circle!

This release has been on the cards for a very long time now and early this year when I moved back to the UK from France, I made the decision that enough was enough, I have to finish this once and for all. I had actually lined up the musicians from my band in France to play on the album but it turned out to be a financial impossibility. I ended up buying a new iMac and audio interface and some killer software by Spectrasonics and sat in my home studio working on nothing but the album. It was a lot of work but I'm glad I pushed myself into it.

Tune wise I invariably write about things that have affected me in some way and end up writing material that is based around those experiences. I debated with myself as to whether I should include notes to every track so that the listeners will know exactly why I wrote the music and what I was feeling when I was playing but I eventually chose not to as I felt it was essential that the listener find their own meaning to the music.

As far as my feelings about it, it's always gonna be difficult because I will always listen with critical ears but despite that I think there are some nice moments here and there. My friend and fellow Suhr Guitars artist Carl Roa ( did an awesome job on the mixing and mastering. We met at NAMM in Jan this year and got on really well and as soon as I found out he was a mastering engineer I knew he would be the man for the job so got him on board as soon as I got back to the UK.
full interview

Travis Montgomery: threat signal looking for another guitarist

Travis Montgomery:
Hey guys, unfortunately Adam had to leave the band because of personal reasons. I know people hate when bands say that....but, the reasons really are personal. Nothing to do with conflict in the band.

We're looking for someone who is a 6 and 7 string player. The band is located in Hamiton, Ontario, Canada. It doesn't really matter where you are from as long as you are able to pay for travel. Also, somebody who is familiar with the style of playing, and can jump in and start writing. We're in the middle of writing the third album, so you definitely need to be able to write! haha. You also need to have a pro rig, and pretty much no commitments at home because we are going to be touring a lot starting next year.

As of now we don't have much touring plans for the rest of the year. We have some dates with Soilwork next month (Kris Norris is filling in on those), a week or so with Nevermore in October, and a week or so with Epica in November or some European dates with Raunchy and Sybreed.

Here's a link with all of the GP tabs. Make some videos of you playing the songs, and put them up on youtube.


Also, if you have any original material recorded or in GP format then that will definitely help.

News: Ziua Chitarelor 3 coming soon!

Ziua Chitarelor:
Are You Ready For Ziua Chitarelor 3??????
Cause it will be on September the 18th!!!!!!!!!!
I'm hearing names like Jennifer Batten, Vinnie Moore... could this be true... wait and see for the full line up to be announced! or follow on facebook:

Charlie Shaughnessy: A collection of backing tracks

Charlie Shaughnessy:
A collection of backing tracks that I made and then recorded scratch solos over. I embellished a lot of the chord progressions with melodies and orchestrations, the end results of which are surprising to say the least.

Martin Miller: Wischi on Suhr Modern Looper Jam Nr. 1

WATCH IN HD: Martin Wichmann (Miller) aka "Wischi" - Suhr Modern Looper Jam Nr. 1

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition - this week!

The stats this week for the competition! Thanks to all... but special thanks to Brett Garsed for delviering such a wonderful solo!

Video Total Views: 8,318

Backing Track Downloads: 1,016

The competition is super hot in Australia...

United Kingdom 24.3
United States 16.6
Italy 4.3
Germany 3.7
Brazil 3.7
Sweden 3.7
France 3.0
Norway 3.0
Thailand 2.7
Canada 2.7

Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III has had 20 responses this week and is in the top 3 videos with the most nubmer of responses!

There are 25 now, check out the solo's:

Don't forget to check out DiMarzios pickup selector:

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Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Alex Hunter: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Class from Nacogdoches

Alex Hunter is from Nacogdoches in America... really top notch playing from the young player... enjoy!!

Shred This III Entry - Alex Hunter

plus an original piece too... enjoy

Alex Hunter Plays "Traces of Sounds." (Original Instrumental)

Get your chops together, get your emotion together and jam over Brett Garsed's backing tracking!

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Matthieu Teisseire: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - French style!

Matthieu Teisseire is new to Shred This, some nice hybrid picking... enjoy.

shredthis3by matt.wmv

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Maranhão: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Brazil burning!

Some fusion chops by Maranhão from Brazil!

Shred This III: Brett Garsed by Maranhão

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition ends 23:00 (GMT) Sunday, August 15th

Warah Mhaidee: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Song bird singing #2

Another great solo by SoNg1508... enjoy!

Shred This III Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition by SoNg1508

Matte Johansson: Speedy Sweep Guitar

really Fast Speedy Sweep Guitar - Matte Johansson

Greg Howe,Billy Sheehan: Musician Institute in Hollywood

Greg Howe Live w/ Bily Sheehan and Marco Minnemann
Greg will be performing with Billy Sheehan and Marco Minnemann this September 2nd at
Musician Institute in Hollywood, California.

This performance is sponsored by DiMarzio Pickups and will consist of a Live Concert along with a Q&A by all players!

Greg is also the featured guitar player at

News: Lion Music Competition still in play! Get your entry in now!

A simple competition to win some cool CD's... just get your entry in now... just takes a few seconds and the CD's could be on their way to you!

Win Lion Music CD set(Enter!!!)

Special offers in the Lion Music store (Special Offers)

Dimitar Nalbantov: There is something else promo... get your copy

I am happy to announce that my new album "There is something else" is available!
The biggest spiritual support came from all the letters that I received.There is nothing more inspiring than to know that somewhere at the other end of the earth is a man who feels what you do. Hope you enjoy the songs as I like them... You can purchase my new album direct from my website:

Dimitar Nalbantov - New Album is Out Now!

Joe Satriani: ghosts

Your own lesson with Joe... how cool is that!

Joe Satriani Ghosts

Tommy Emmanuel: 50th Anniversary Concert Tour

Tommy and Phil Emmanuel reunited for their 50th Anniversary Concert Tour

Now is your chance to get in early for the biggest Emmanuel shows ever to hit Australian shores. Tommy and Phil Emmanuel are performing their 50th Anniversary Concert Tour in Summer 2010/11 and our promoters have announced a presale for fans.

The presale begins Monday 12 July at 9am. The general public on-sale begins on Monday 19 July at 9am.
Details are available via Entertainment Edge


Thu 9 Dec - Lyric Theatre, Star City Casino, Sydney

Sat 11 Dec - Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Sun 12 Dec - Royal Theatre, Canberra

Fri 17 Dec - Wrest Point, Hobart

Sat 18 Dec - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide

Mon 20 Dec - Burswood Theatre, Perth

Wed 19 Jan - Blazes - West League Club, Tamworth

Thur 20 Jan - Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane

Sat 22 Jan - Jupiters, Gold Coast

Gary HoeyL summer tour dates

Blue Ocean Music HallSailsbury, Massachuse
Tupelo Music HallLondonderry, New Hampsh, US
TWIN RIVER CASINOLincoln, Rhode Isla
B. B. King Blues ClubNew York, NY , US
Showcase LiveFoxboro, MAFind Tickets
The Last Day SaloonSanta Rosa, California
Mountain WinerySaratoga, CAFind Tickets
Orange Blossom JunctionExeter, California
El Rey TheatreChico, CAFind Tickets
Orange County Fairgrounds - The HangarCosta Mesa, CaliforniaFind Tickets
Brixton South BayRedondo Beach, CAFind Tickets
Pala CasinoPala, CA
Casino Del SolTucson, Arizona
The Marquee TheatreTempe, Arizona
Feelgoods Rock Bar & GrillLas Vegas, NV
Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA
Bankhead TheatreLivermore, CA

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