Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Matte Johansson: more sweet sweeping

Squire Stratocaster

Fast Sweep Picking & Tapping - Miami Style Guitar Solo

Bom: Burning Fire Guitar Contest

Burning Fire Guitar Contest by Bom

Pedro Santos: jam session!

Jam Sesion 1 - "Pedro Santos - Raul Morales - Felix Jimenez"

Nicolas Waldo: guitar idol 2010


David T Chastain: Leather Leone rock over america interview!

Title: Interview with Leather Leone, Lead Singer from Chastain and Rude Girl
Artist: Leather Leone
Interview by: Mark Lewis
Date: Jul 26, 2010

Check it out:

David Gilmour: marroned live


Tosin Abasi: more stunning guitar work for EMG

THIS IS ABSOLUTLY AMAZING! Tosin Abasi with the EMG 808X. Ladies and Gentlemen, once again EMG is proud to present Tosin Abasi performing "Song of Solomon" live on the world famous EMG Soundstage. This is a performance you can watch over and over. Absolutely Brilliant! For more information about Tosin Abasi and the EMG 808X, go to

Tosin Abasi with the EMG 808X

Emiliano Zapata: Guitar Idol 2010

Sin Rumbo by Emiliano Zapata (Entry for Guitar Idol 2010)

Akihiko Onji: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III 8 finger tapping

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition Entry Akihiko Onji

James Plasencia: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

brett garsed comp

George Lynch: lynch mob tour dates updated

Lynch Mob is getting ready to embark on a summer tour in support of their current release Smoke and Mirrors on Frontiers Records. The band line-up for this tour consists of George Lynch (shred master), Oni Logan (vox), Michael Devin (bassologist) and Brian Tichy (time-keeper).

After seventeen long years singer Oni Logan and guitar wizard George Lynch found their way back together and again show their amazing abilities in some killer new Hard Rock songs. "I would say this new record is the record we should have put out as a follow up to Wicked Sensation. Better late than never I guess..." says Lynch presenting the new record.


July 20 HOB – GL Clinic Show Houston, TX
July 22 Dos Amigos Odessa, TX
July 23 Trees Dallas, TX
July 24 Scout Bar San Antonio, TX
July 25 Zoo Amphitheater Oklahoma, OK
July 28 The Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
July 29 The Starland Ballroom Sayer, NJ
July 30 Jaxx Springfield, VA
July 31 The Filmore New York, NY
Aug 01 Crazy Donkey Framingdale, NY
Aug 02 Eleanor Rigby’s Jermyn, PA
Aug 03 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Aug 04 Scatz NightClub Middleton, WI
Aug 06 Club Vegas Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 07 The New Oasis Sparks, NV
Aug 08 Tower Theater Fresno, CA
Aug 11 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Aug 12 Dante’s Portland, OR
Aug 13 Last Day Saloon Santa Rosa, CA
Aug 14 Sky City Amphitheater Pueblo of Acoma, NM

Get back to real Rock with Lynch Mob’s new album Smoke and Mirrors.

Mattias IA Eklundh: tour of the Freaks Euro Dates

France, Finland, the UK and Denmark!

Tour of the Freaks continues:

2010.06.20 Hellfest, Nantes, France
2010.07.15 Klubi, Turku, Finland (get tickets:
2010.07.16 Tammerfest, Yo-talo, Tampere (get tickets:
2010.07.17 Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland (get tickets:
2010.11-08 Moho, Manchester, UK (get tickets: seeticketsticketweb,wegottickets )
2010.11.10 Cathouse, Glasgow, UK (get tickets: seeticketsticketmaster,ticketweb
2010.11.12 Underworld. London, UK (get tickets: ticketwebseetickets,stargreen)
2010.12.02 Amager Bio. Copenhagen, Denmark

Steve Lukather: UK tour dates announced!

photo credit: Ash Newell

Guitarist, vocalist, composer, producer and arranger, Steve Lukather is set to release his new solo album “All’s Well That Ends Well” on Monday 11th October 2010.

The new album showcases Lukather’s innate feel for rock and jazz guitar music, and is laden with extraordinary musicianship, performed across some of the best and most emotional songs of Steve’s career.

For over 30 years Lukather has been known as one of the founding members of the multi million selling band Toto. He’s played guitar on hundreds of albums with the biggest artists including Van Halen, Whitney Houston, Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart and also played guitar on Michael Jackson’s multi-million selling milestone album ‘Thriller’.

Read the official online press release announcement –

To coincide with the release of the album, Steve Lukather will perform three UK concerts in November which will showcase classics from his all his solo albums, Toto, plus songs from the forthcoming album.  The dates are as follows -

Thursday 18th November - O2 Islington Academy, London
Tickets: £25 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000 /

Friday 19th November - The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Tickets: £23/£25 / Box Office: 01902 401211 /

Saturday 20th November - The Brook, Southampton
Tickets: £23/£25 / Box Office: 023 80555366 /

James Plasencia: guitar idol 2010 - "into the unknown"

"into the unknown" - Guitar Idol 2010 Entry

Mika Birta: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - giving it a Hungarian twist!


Salvo Vecchio: "making of" part II

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

Salvo Vecchio "making of" part II

Tommy Emmanuel: gets his medal

Tommy Emmanuel was honored as a Queen's Member of the Order of Australia on July 26 in Washington, DC. The ceremony took place at the residence of the Australian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency the Honorable Kim Beazley.

The prestigious Order of Australia Award, established in 1975, is bestowed on Australian citizens for meritorious service in a particular area or field of activity. Emmanuel is cited for, "service to the music and entertainment industries as a guitarist, and to the community as a supporter of Kids Under Cover." Kids Under Cover is an Australian charitable organization working to build homes and provide scholarships for homeless and at risk young people. more

Adam Moore: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - super acoustic fusion

Adam Moore delivers a super response video on acoustic. Really tasteful. Subscribe to Adam's Channel:

Also read my in depth interview with this very talented player:

Shred This III

Ricardo Walls: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Ricardo gets all fusiony!

The mean with the best guitar smile in the business gets all serious and fusiony... you have to wait until the last minute to capture that beaming smile!

Shred this III Brett Garsed Dimarzio Pickups!!!

I you think this looks like fun! Give it ago like My mate Ricardo!

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

Gianluca Ferro: super Proto Cosmos Improvisation

Proto Cosmos Improvisation.wmv

Carl Roa: Paganini Caprice No. 5

Elf Riffs #9 with Carl Roa - Paganini Caprice No. 5

Alessandro Ragazzo: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III

Alessandro Ragazzo has just been playing for three years.

Shred this III w/ Brett Garsed - Alessandro Ragazzo Entry

David Jacobson: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - part 2

Another entry from David Jacobson. Unusual picking style, a little like Marty Friedman.

David Jacobson Shred This III - 7 26 2010