Thursday, 23 September 2010

Russ Parrish: steel panther Ozzfest 2010

Steel Panther at Ozzfest 2010

Stephen Platt: shredding with sponge bob!

Spongebob Guitar Shred?

Jean Paul Agnesod: New CD preview

Jean Paul Agnesod NEW Instrumental Guitar Cd Loving You Again - Preview
Loving You Again - Preview - Anteprima.
Jean Paul Agnesod . All rights reserved . SIAE

Jean Paul Agnesod NEW Instrumental Guitar Cd Loving You Again - Preview

Chris Feener: Threat Signal Song Mash-Up and tour dates

Chris Feener - Threat Signal Song Mash-Up (and 2010 Tour Dates!)

Catch Chris Feener on tour with Threat Signal in Europe and the US
ey guys! I just figured I'd put up a video for the purposes of practicing a few tunes (on camera) and to let ya'll know that I'm doing a few tours with Threat Signal coming up in a few weeks.

The dates are as follows:

US/Canada dates:
10/15/10 - Greenfield, MA - Easy Street Nightclub
10/16/10 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (With Nevermore)
10/19/10 - London, ON - London Music Hall (Baptized in Blood CD Release)
10/22/10 - Burlington, ON - The Legendary Red Rooster Vintage Cafe
10/23/10 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's (With Nevermore)

Threat Over Europe (European Tour)

THREAT SIGNAL (Canada), RAUNCHY (Denmark), SYBREED (Switzerland), M.A.N (Sweden) and ILLIDIANCE (Russia) will team up for the "Threat Over Europe 2010" tour in November/December.

The dates are as follows:

Nov. 14 - Bournemouth (UK) "Champions" *
Nov. 15 - Southampton (UK) "Joiners" *
Nov. 16 - Nottingham (UK) "The Bodega Social Club" *
Nov. 17 - High Wycombe (UK) "Wycombe Academy" *
Nov. 18 - London (UK) "Barfly" *
Nov. 19 - [to be announced] - Holland
Nov. 20 - Copenhagen (Denmark) "The Rock" *
Nov. 21 - [to be announced] - Belgium
Nov. 23 - Darmstadt (Germany) "Steibruch Theatre"
Nov. 24 - [to be announced] - France
Nov. 25 - Barcelona (Spain) "Mephisto"
Nov. 26 - Madrid (Spain) "Live!"
Nov. 27 - Lisboa (Portugal) "TBA"
Nov. 28 - Porto (Portugal) "Porto Rio"
Nov. 29 - Bilbao (Spain) "RockStar Live"
Nov. 30 - [to be announced] - France
Dec. 01 - Turin (Italy) "Lapsus"
Dec. 02 - Bologna (Italy) "Blogos"
Dec. 03 - [to be announced] - Italy
Dec. 04 - [to be announced] - Switzerland/Slovenia
Dec. 05 - Vienna (Austria) "Viper Club"
Dec. 06 - Stuttgart (Germany) "Universum" *
Dec. 07 - Cologne (Germany) "Undergound" *

Alberto Carcano: Tapping - Scales, Arpeggios and Daily exercises.mpg

Tapping - Scales, Arpeggios and Daily exercises.mpg

Alan McKenna: beat it solo

Michael Jackson - Beat it Solo

Stu Hamm ,Damjan Pejcinoski: ZC3 Lone Star

Stu Hamm ,Damjan Pejcinoski,Mike Vanderhule - "Lone Star" Live in Bucharest

Damjan Pejcinoski,Stu Hamm: ZC3 Give me the groove

Damjan Pejcinoski,Stu Hamm,Mike Vanderhule live at ZC3 - "Give me the groove"

Joe Chawki: beautiful music

I've really been enjoying the superb talent of Joe Chawki. There's a high level of musical intelligence in the compositions, and Joe is right up there when you combine this with his jaw dropping playing style... well it just leaves you wanting more. Check out "Empathy"

Ronnie Montrose,George Benson: Long anticipated reissue of Tony Williams' classic fusion album

Tony Williams. Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott, Stanley Clarke, Cecil Taylor, George Benson, Jan Hammer, Brian Auger, Ronnie Montrose and Michael Brecker

Long anticipated reissue of Williams' classic fusion album, originally released in 1979. Remastered in 24 bit from the original analog masters, it features such jazz luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott, Stanley Clarke, Cecil Taylor, George Benson, Jan Hammer, Brian Auger, Ronnie Montrose and Michael Brecker. Many of these musicians were interviewed by liner not! e writer Scott Galloway for his in-depth essay.

Simon McBride,Huey Morgan: become rotosound endorsees

Rotosound take great pleasure in announcing their new endorsees My Passion, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and the new Irish guitar hero Simon McBride.

My Passion were recent winners of the Best British Newcomer at the Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards 2010. Bassist Simon Rowlands has chosen the NXB45 strings and guitarist Jonathan Gaskin will be playing the RH10.Front man and guitarist

Huey Morgan of Fun Lovin’ Criminals(FLC) fame has chosen R10 for his distinctive sound and bassist Brian Leiser has decided to use the RS775LD. FLC have been touring Europe this year following the release of their sixth album in March 2010.

New Irish Guitar hero Simon Mcbride has also joined the Rotosound roster. The former Young Guitarist of the Year was described by Guitarist Magazine as “certainly having the chops – both at speed and when slowing things down with taste”. He has a new album due out this month and will be the special guest on the Joe Satriani tour in October 2010. He will be putting the R10 through their paces.

Other additions to the Rotosound roster, include Rhys Bradley of To The Bones.

To find out more about the Rotosound Strings and their endorsees visit

Tommy Emmanuel,Frank Vignola: back stage jam

Tommy Emmanuel & Frank Vignola Kalamazoo Backstage Jam

Luigi Rinaldi: new guitar course announced

Luigi Rinaldi:
October 2010 to begin a new course taught by my electric guitar at the Music Arts Institute Molise (IMAM) Larino (CB).

The course includes a trail through genres like rock, hard rock, metal and progressive, with particular attention to the guitar "virtuoso" among the most famous exponents of these genres, such as Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony Macalpine, Jason Becker, Michael Romeo, John Petrucci and many others. Also supplementary lessons on the techniques of great guitar players from other genres, such as Frank Gambale, Greg Howe, etc. ...

The course is also planned learning home recording, with the use of software for creating and recording music to 360 ° as Reason, Cubase and VST intruments.

Besides all this, a space dedicated to "music together", in which the various students from different disciplines can try together and grow together in the laboratories of the Imam musically.

Also provided for periodic inspections, testing and certification IMAM.

Course fee: 70 euros per month.

Obviously for any info just ask:)

Luigi more:

Dave Martone, Paul Gilbert: from the wood shed NGW reviews

From The Wood Shed has completed his National Guitar workshop reviews, 6 days in all. Great detail and good insight into what NGW is all about, plus includes mention of Dave Martone and Paul Gilbert

Michael Angelo Batio: DVD deal and clinic dates

That's right! Order any "Speed Kills" or "Speed Lives" DVD and get a FREE MAB "Backing Tracks" CD!

Plus, Michael personally autographs each DVD cover!

For more information on Michael's "Speed Kills" and "Speed Lives" DVD series click here.

Michael will be touring in England, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, the USA and India in September, October and November.
Check out MAB's tour schedule click here.

Order the entire "Speed Kills" and "Speed Lives" series for 1 low price PLUS receive the FREE MAB "Backing Tracks" CD!

Again, Michael is personally autographing every DVD cover in the "Speed Kills" and "Speed Lives" series!

Speed Kills 2010 - advanced picking techniques
Speed Kills 2 - warm-up exercises and intense shred
Speed Kills 3 - advanced shred techniques, very challenging
Speed Lives - teaches the song No Boundaries
Speed Lives 2 - teaches the song Hands Without Shadows
Speed Lives 3 - teaches the song The Finish Line

Buy all 6 DVDs for 1 low price of $94.95. Buy now

Tour dates includes the UK

The official MAB Hands Without Shadows® tour 2010

Saturday September 25th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio in concert for Dean Guitars at:
The Standard Music Venue
Blackhorse Road
London, England
For Ticket information click here
Tuesday September 28th through Saturday October 2nd, 2010

Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinics for Dean Guitars in Switzerland:

Tuesday September 28th, 2010 - The Works in Carouge (Clinic will be held in "Le chat noir") 8pm

Wednesday September 29th, 2010 - Music Melody in Solothurn 4:00 pm
Thursday September 30th, 2010 - Blue Wonder in Chur 7:00 pm

Friday October 1st, 2010 - Krompholz in Bern 7:00pm

Saturday October 2nd, 2010 - Mondo della musica in Lugano 3:00pm
Tuesday October 5th, through Sunday October 10th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinics for Dean Guitars in Italy:
Tuesday October 5th, 2010 - Merula Music - Turin
Wednesday October 6th, 2010 - MMI - Jolly Music - Mantova

Thursday October 7th, 2010 - MMI - 6 Corde Music - Brescia (Milan)

Friday October 8th, 2010 - DOA Italy - Music Box - Verona (Venice)
Saturday October 9th, 2010 - Guitar Day - Milano -
Sunday October 10th, 2010 - In concert with special guests “Arthemis” in Caserta (Naples)
Monday October 11th, through Wednesday October 13th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinics for Dean Guitars in Germany:
Monday October 11th, 2010 - Musikmarkt in Rendsburg
Tuesday October 12th, 2010 - Music Town in Neubrandenburg
Wednesday October 13th, 2010 - American Guitar Shop in Berlin
USA - Pennsylvania
Saturday October 16th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinic for Dean Guitars at:
Roxy Guitars
7026 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
215 483-1889
Wednesday October 20th through Sunday October 24th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio in concert at:
Wednesday October 20th, 2010 - Mumbai
Friday October 22nd, 2010 - New Delhi
Saturday October 23rd, 2010 - Hyderabad

USA - Rhode Island, Missouri, Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York

Tuesday October 26th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinic for Dean Guitars at:
The Music Complex RI
66 Montgomery St.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
401 729-1860
Friday October 29th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinic for Dean Guitars at:
Hays Music Store
401 Vine St
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
573 785-6194
Saturday October 30th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinic for Dean Guitars at:
The Rock Shop
1808 W Jefferson St
Springfield, Illinois
217 546-8980
Monday November 1st, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinic for Dean Guitars at:
Dave's Music center
2100 FM802
Suite 2040
Brownsville, Texas
956 986-2526
Tuesday November 2nd, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinic for Dean Guitars at:
Melhart Music Center
3325 North 10th Street
McAllen, Texas
956 682-6147
Thursday November 4th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinic for Dean Guitars at:
Music One
101 East Main Street
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
570 748-7388
Friday November 5th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinic for Dean Guitars at:
Life Song, Inc.
221 W. 4th Street
Quarryville, Pennsylvania
717 806-7664
Saturday November 6th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinic for Dean Guitars at:
Make N Music, Inc.
7540 North Market Street Ext.
Frederick, Maryland
301 662 8822
Friday November 19th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinic for Dean Guitars at:
Big Apple Music
4456 Commercial Drive
New Hartford, New York
315 732-3502
Saturday November 20th, 2010
Michael Angelo Batio guitar clinic for Dean Guitars at:
House of Guitars
645 Titus Avenue
Rochester, New York
585 544-3500

Atanas Shishkov: new web site

Atanas Shishkov at ZC3

Atanas Shishkov: Lots of tab, music, lessons, audio and video. Coming soon... as soon as I get time the videos from ZC3.

Don Alder: wins Guitar Player magazine’s sixth annual Guitar Superstar competition

Guitar Player magazine’s sixth annual Guitar Superstar Competition was won by Vancouver, British Columbia, solo-acoustic player Don Alder on the night of September 18, 2010. more

Don Alder (live) - Canadian Guitar Festival 2009

News: fight against online theft.

Last June I sent an e-mail urging the music community to become more engaged in the fight against online theft.  The result -- over 16,000 e-mails imploring Congress to pass aggressive laws to combat piracy.
It looks like Washington heard our call.  A bipartisan group of Senators has introduced legislation that would give the Justice Department an expedited process for cracking down on rogue websites that are dedicated to making unauthorized copies of music available to internet users around the world.  The Justice Department would target the most egregious pirate websites, go to a federal court with the evidence, and then seize the domain name.  Once a site has been seized, the Court would issue an order to intermediaries -- such as ISPs, payment processors, Internet registries and registrars, advertisers, etc. -- prohibiting them from doing business with such rogue sites. 
CNET called S. 3804, “one of the most ambitious attempts yet from the U.S. government to fight online piracy” and observed that “if the bill passes, it could mark the most significant antipiracy victory for the film and music industries in quite a while.” 
Each and every one of us needs to act NOW if we expect the legislation to gain momentum.  Our community has never matched the noise created by those on the “copyleft” – we need to be louder than ever to drown out those who don’t care about our art, our jobs and the difference between right and wrong.  
Please click HERE to send an e-mail to your Senators and Representative and ask that they support this unprecedented legislation.  Take the time to ask your colleagues and friends to send a message as well.  It’s quick and easy – just enter your home address and click “send.” 
Jim Urie

News: Double Vision final photos posted.

Copyright All rights reserved by Celso Wolfe

Full slide show:

Michael Harris: Tranz-Fused new CD features Adam Nitti,Bunny Brunel and David Harbour

RELEASED: 15-10-2010


Guitar virtuoso Michael Harris returns after the successful “Orchestrate” album ready to take on a fresh new challenge in his every widening musical vocabulary.  Enter ‘Tranz-Fused’ which is Harris’ first all fusion instrumental recording; although this isn’t just jazz fusion in its purest sense as it incorporates prog, metal, blues and some funk elements as well.  Despite the change of musical expression one thing remains the same - the stunning guitar work of Michael Harris.

Michael’s musical goal with making the album was  first and foremost strong songs with melodies that hold up as well as a little wackiness.  In a performance sense Michael has delivered a strong yet tasteful vibe with effective dynamics.  Sonically Michael has gone for a more stripped down approach with less overdubs and making use of cleaner guitar sounds, old school fusion keyboard and some guitar synth sounds as well as a dose of effects such as octave and ring modulators for true authenticity.  Influences for the album have come from the likes of Clint Strong, John Scofield, Pat Martino, Al DiMeola, Scott Henderson and Jeff Beck.

Joining Michael for the album is a stellar supporting cast of bassistsAdam Nitti, David HarbourJames Martin and Bunny Brunel.  Drums come from Mike Haid and Marco Minnemann whilstBernard Wright delivers a keyboard solo on “Seizure Salad”.  On his fellow musicians Harris comments; “I was grateful to have a roster of great musicians on the record, who all brought chops, style, dynamics, and substance to the table!”.

“Tranz-Fused” is a welcome return from one of the instrumental scenes best loved players.

01. Seizure Salad.
02. Wizard of Odd.
03. Rocket Surgery.
04. Blue Shift.
05. Left of Right.
06. Nitrous Oxide Strut.
07. Professor Grunklesplat’s Math Assignment .
08. Pathos.
09. Prosthetic Brain .
10. Ocean Blues .

Michael Harris – Guitar, Guitar synth, Keyboards
Adam Nitti – Bass
David Harbour – Bass
James Martin – Bass
Bunny Brunel – Bass
Mike Haid - Drums
Marco Minnemann – Drums
Bernard Wright – Keyboard solo on “Seizure Salad”

Recorded and mixed @ PsychoSound and Nomad
Mastered at Nomad by Gary Long
All Music Composed by Michael Harris
Produced by Michael Harris


Mistheria,George Bellas,Neil Zaza,Roger Staffelbach,Emir Hot: Dragonfire details

RELEASED: 15-10-2010


Keyboard virtuoso Mistheria returns with an all star cast for the neo-classical progressive metal tour de force “Dragon Fire”. Home to 13 tracks of full on metal pomposity, this is music crafted around stirring vocal melodies and impassioned first class musicianship. The virtuoso meter of the personnel involved sets a new standard and fans of artists such as Symphony X, Malmsteen and Artension will find this a sheer musical delight.

The grandiose music on offer has its home within the classical music masters but the metal charge brings “Dragon Fire” firmly into the present day. Yet this is more than musical virtuosity. Mistheria has taken great care to produce songs first and foremost with catchy vocal melodies and big choruses and just one listen will prove that he has succeeded in his aim producing captivating compositions. After demos for the album had been made the personnel was then hand selected by Mistheria to bring out the best in each track with the highest calibre musicians within the genre chosen to do justice to his songs.

The vocalists comprise of John West (Artension/Royal Hunt), Rob Rock (Impellitteri/Solo), Mark Boals (ex Malmsteen/Ring Of Fire/Royal Hunt), Lance King (Balance Of Power) and Titta Tani (ex Astra / Ashent). Each vocalist’s unique style has been selected for the appropriate track to deliver Mistheria’s vision. The same process was used for the guitarists with George Bellas (solo/Ring Of Fire), Neil Zaza (solo), Roger Staffelbach (Artension/Angel Of Eden) andEmir Hot (solo) plying their virtuoso guitar work which blend beautifully with Mistheria keyboards to recreate the classic guitar/keyboard pairing in all its glory. The bass was ably handled byAlberto Rigoni (Twinspirits) and drums come courtesy of John Macaluso (Ark, TNT, ex Malmsteen) whose performance is full of high-power heavy grooves and tons of energy making this one of his best performances to date.

Yet despite the number of musicians involved there is an impressive sense of cohesion to the material all thanks to the quality of Mistheria’s initial vision shining through in all aspects. Even the sound of the album has produced and mixed to his own personal taste. Mistheria comments, “Since I only wrote vocal melodies and lyrics for “Dragon Fire” and vocal melodies for “Eye of the storm” songs (although I gave ideas for the others), all singers involved influenced the songs prominently with really great lyrics and melodies. John Macaluso’s job on drums has been nothing short of astonishing starting from my programmed drums guideline. The guitarists moved on my own demo ideas as well as Alberto Rigoni on bass and their job has been simply perfect. Ivana Greguric wrote a song exclusively for the album (The Beast) and her work is really remarkable”.

01. Dragon Fire.
02. Lies & Deception.
03. Killing The Pain.
04. Two Of Us.
05. Metal Opera pt.1: A.D.1982
06. Metal Opera pt.2: Eye Of The Storm.
07. Now It’s Never.
08. Fire & Flames.
09. Prelude 18 In F min.
10. Chopin Fantasy.
11. The Power Of One.
12. The Beast.
13. A Beautiful Dream.

Mistheria – Keyboards, Piano and Keytar.
John West – Vocals on 1, 3, 7, 11 & 12.
Rob Rock – Vocals on 2.
Mark Boals – Vocals on 6.
Lance King – Vocals on 4.
Titta Tani – Vocals on 1, 8 & 13.
George Bellas – Guitar on 2, 4, 6 & 10.
Neil Zaza – Guitar on 7.
Roger Staffelbach – Guitar on 3, 11 & 12.
Emir Hot – Guitar on 8.
Alberto Rigoni –Bass.
John Macaluso – Drums.

Produced, mixed and mastered by Mistheria.
Engineered by Mistheria at "Hit Produkcija Studios" (Croatia) and "Dragon Studios" (Italy) between January 11, 2009 and June 30, 2010.
Cover art by Alvaro De Amicis