Saturday, 14 August 2010

Adam Koopmans: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Canada

Shred This III - Adam Koopmans

Cristobal Sanhueza: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Chile

Shred This III Cristobal Sanhueza

Nicola Scianca: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Italy!

Shred This III entry (Nicola Scianca)

Jonas Gatto: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - France!

Jonas Gatto - Shred This III Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition

Johannes Styrow: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Germany

Shred This III : Dreadlocker3 Entry Solo

Sean Scarlett: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - USA

Sean Scarlett Shred this III

Sjoerd van Ophem: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Netherlands

Shred this III: Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition entry by SjoerdvanO

Prapol Suksuchom: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Thailand!!

sherd this3 by Prapol Suksuchom (Eak BBling).AVI

Peem Thammajirangsri: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Thailand

Shred This III Brett Garsed and DiMarzio Competition by Peem Thammajirangsri.

Steve Howe: premier guitar interview

I remember reading somewhere about your lack of interest in blues guitar because it created legions generic sameness in many players. Care to comment?

I’d like to fix that statement. What I’ve always said is that in the late ‘60s when I was still carrying on playing psychedelic rock, every lead guitarist always played in the blues style. I found that so disappointing and so annoying! The originality of all the other inspired guitarists like Scotty Moore and James Burton…They both had more of a country influence and they brought that to rock, and you had Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson. Loads of guitarists did that. Frank Zappa did that. He came in and had a strange style. He was determined to be that. Yet, so many people just went, “da, da, da , da, da.” [Sings main riff from “Hoochie Coochie Man.”]

I find that really annoying, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate great guitarists like the early work of Buddy Guy and B.B. King. I’m really a country blues fan. I like Big Bill Broonzy. For me Big Bill Broonzy is really inspirational. He’s a blues guitarist. So that contradicts what my general output is about blues. It’s just that it got to be overkill in every kind of bracket and racket you can think of. The important thing about rock is originality, and I think it’s all very well enjoying Eric Clapton. He’s a model guitarist. He’s been successful in ways that many of us admire and attempt not to envy. He’s been so hard working and deserving of his success. He’s a thoroughbred blues guitarist.

I guess I’m talking retrospectively really. That was all what was going on in the beginning of the ‘70s. There was a sort of inner battle. I had to keep my originality and not just become a regular blues player. full interview

Joe Satriani: Jem Godfrey filling in keyboard role for some UK tour dates

Completely out of the blue 2 weeks ago I got an email from Mike Keneally (him guitarist out of Zappa’s “Broadway The Hard Way” era and subsequent sower and then harvester of some epically individual and spine tingling music) to ask whether I’d be interested in playing keys for Joe Satriani for two shows that he couldn’t make in the UK.

Turns out he’s off to play keys at the Steve Vai festival in Holland in October.

With Steve Vai.

So this is a guitarist. Who played with Zappa. Now playing keys for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Keys!! Full details

Marcello Zappatore: guitar idol 2010


Pete Thompson,Edward Box: DoFret interviews

Both - Tell us a bit about your influences on guitar?

Ed - For tone and vibrato it’s got to be George Lynch and Schenker. For picking, Malmsteen and for attitude Doug Aldrich. Kee Marcello is awlays a great nod for solo structure and I also enjoy some more ‘cult’ players like Frank Marino, Mathias Jabs, John Norum and Ronni le Tekro. For rhythm playing I love Van Halen and Warren DeMartini. There are loads of other players I have stolen things from but Pete and I both count Jake E Lee’s Salt Lake City TV performance as a major happening in our youths. I virtually learnt every technique from watching that 1985, 30 minute master class.

Pete – Ed is absolutely correct in mentioning Jake E Lee as a major influence on both of our playing. Actually I would say even more so with me as I still have his vibrato and fingerstyle locked into my technique, even now! For rhythm I would say Edward Van Halen, people often refer to his soloing but I think he has one of the best rhythm techniques of any player I could mention. As far as guitar soloing, my faves would be Jason Becker, he was by far my favourite shredder of the 80s. Doug Aldrich (for that gutsy blues feel) same goes for Andy Timmons and for technique I would say Yngwie, Petrucci, and Michael Romeo. full interview

Steve Howe, Trevor Rabin: Yes Union DVD on the way

Yes Union tour DVD coming soon from voiceprint, sign up for email notification:

Chris Bieniek: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Aussie style!

Another excellent solo!

Shred This 3 Chris Bieniek

Samuel Santos: Combat original music


Arnaldo Alves: Legatos lesson

Arnaldo Alves Legatos lesson

Chek: guitar idol 2010

Chek The Metal - Light Way - Guitar Idol 2010

Guitar Idol 2010 Enter!!!)

Toni Lloret: "Intense Rock" Paul Gilbert lesson

"Intense Rock" Paul Gilbert Guitar Solo (played by Toni Lloret)

João Luzio: guitar idol 2010

João Luzio - Guitar Idol 2010 (PORTUGAL)

Guitar Idol 2010 Enter!!!)

Federico Larrosa: guitar idol 2010

Federico Larrosa posted a track for guitar idol 2010

Guitar Idol 2010 Enter!!!)

Martin Getz: guitar idol 2010 - over the neck tapping

Mrs. Brown's Slight Return

Guitar Idol 2010 Enter!!!)

Mike Kerr: guitar idol 2010

Mike Kerr:
Playing the song that is the tittle of my album at the NY amp show!! enjoy!! im trying to decide if i will put Maria or the fire on guitar idol 2010!

Mike Kerr - The Fire

Guitar Idol 2010 Enter!!!)

John Norum: Europe Last Look at Eden nominated for classic rock award!

The UK's Classic Rock Magazine today revealed the nominations for their annual awards bash – The Classic Rock 'Roll Of Honour' Awards which takes place on Wednesday 10 November at London’s Roundhouse, hosted by Alice Cooper.

For the first time in the awards’ history the show will also feature live performances from Cheap Trick and Alter Bridge.

Six of the categories on the night, including Album of the Year, for which Europe's Last Look At Eden has been included in the list of initial nominations, will be decided by the public vote (see the categories to vote for by visiting the following link -

There will be a number of special achievement awards on the night, with the winners to be revealed over the coming months.

Rock music fans are being asked to cast their votes for Best Album of the Year from the following list of initial nominations -

Album Of The Year:

Europe - Last Look At Eden
Cheap Trick – The Latest
Bigelf – Cheat The Gallows
Slash – Slash
Kiss – Sonic Boom
Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg
Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier
Pearl Jam – Backspacer
Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue
Lynyrd Skynyrd – God & Guns
Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
The Scorpions – Sting In The Tail
Ratt – Infestation
Foreigner – Can’t Slow Down
Black Crowes – Before The Frost…
Steve Hackett – Out Of The Tunnel’s Mouth

Cast your vote for the Album of the Year:

News: Shred This III - My top five competition!

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Walter Bryant: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Lento style

Another new player with a great solo, really laid back. I enjoyed that!

Shred This III: Brett Garsed and Dimarzio Competition - Walter Bryant

Alex Park: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Flying V style!

You see the flying V, the Necrophagist shirt and you think, this is going to be rock... but no! Instead, delicate, jazzy tones, spinning out of the flying V.

Alex Park - Shred This III Brett Garsed and DiMarzio competition

Dragan Pavlovic: Brett Garsed DiMarzio shred this III - Serbia style

More great soloing for this competition, nice sweeps and hybrid picking

Shred this III entry - Dragan Pavlovic

Lava Peal: a few classic fusion covers

giant step

inner urge solo allan holdsworth

Raphael Fraser: bluer than a blue thing #2

Blue Noize competition - slide guitar and tapping

Christian Alcala: amin7 tapping guitar lesson

amin7 tapping guitar lesson - Christian Alcala HB Music Center

Alejandra Mesliuk: tapping the Cicada Waltz

tapping female guitar player malen mesliuk

Mico Ong: rock fusion

Caparison Fuseboxx: Mico Ong EJam_preprod for fuseboxx 2nd album

Firman Al Hakim: super neo shred

Firman Al hakim - amazing guitar.flv

Chris Beam: super nu shred soloing!

New Original Metal - Thrash,Shred,Chris Beam,Jeff Loomis,All Shall Perish,TBDM style

Chris Broderick: Chaos Theory #4

Chris Broderick - Chaos Theory #4

Jack Thammarat: Mr.FrontMan

Jack Thammarat - Mr.FrontMan (original)

Andy James: SMT cover CFH for Dimbag!

Sacred Mother Tongue - Featuring Dom Lawson - Cowboys From Hell - Pantera Cover

Alex Ehrsam: PULSE coming out of shreduy!

Shredguy Records will be releasing their ninth CD when Alex Ehrsam's release P.U.L.S.E. hits the streets this October. Ehrsam is a heavy fusion player, who has been playing for thirteen years as a graduate of the Music Academy International (in Nancy, France). The album was recorded with his band featuring drummer Olivier Wilhelm, bassist Anh-Quàn Lê and composer/rhythmic guitarist Thomas Gutehrlé.

Alex Ehrsam - New Album "P.U.L.S.E." Trailer

Alex Skolnick: ducking out of Trans Siberian Orchestra

Alex Skolnick:
Of course, I’ll miss doing the TSO tour. The stage time, friendships and overall experience has been invaluable. I’m grateful to Paul O’Neil and Nightcastle Mgmt for the opportunity, to all the musicians and singers for the good times and to all the fans for the unyielding support, you guys are the best! I look forward to seeing many of you out there in different configurations
.More is it tempting fate to think he might have been replaced by a shredder?

Tony Iommi: tribute to Dio... now can I have my cowing guitar back!

This guitar nicked... please hand it back

This is what it looks like in action

Heaven And Hell - Die Young at the High Voltage Festival.

Heaven And Hell - E5150 and Mob Rules at the High Voltage Festival

Heaven And Hell - Heaven And Hell at the High Voltage Festival.