Monday, 4 October 2010

Bob Zabek: guitar idol 2010

Who Let The Thooouuuughts Out?!?!?! - by Bob Zabek

Michael Dolce: master class promo

Michael Dolce master class promo

Jeff Kollman: JKB new CD announced

Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, GLENN HUGHES) will debut his new band PERVADELIC on Tuesday, October 5 at the Baked Potato in Studio City, CA. The group which features Kollman on vocals and guitar along with co-guitarist Michael 'Fish' Herring, bassist Jesse Stern, and drummer Jono Brown will be playing "all original would be hits" from their upcoming release, 'Songs For Pervs.' Showtime is 9:30PM.

Kollman and Brown have also put the finishing touches on the 10-song JKB sophomore album, 'Empower Devour', due out this fall. The follow-up to 2006's 'Bleeding The Soul' also features appearances by JKB alumni Kevin Chown (CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, TARJA TURUNEN) on bass and Charlie Waymire (SPEAK NO EVIL) on drums. Special guests include drummers Shane Gaalaas (B'z, COSMOSQUAD) and Joel Taylor (ALLAN HOLDSWORTH, OHM) on one track each.

The 'Empower Devour' track listing reads as follows:

01. Tight Like A Fist
02. Shinedown
03. Midnight Sun (Tribute to Jimi)
04. Swim In The Madness
05. Captivity
06. Time To Die
07. Circle Of Doom
08. I Wonder
09. Devastate
10. The Day Of Reckoning

JKB's promotional video for the song 'By Myself' off 'Bleeding The Soul' can be viewed here:

JKB: By Myself (Video)

In other news, the BOMBASTIC MEATBATS feat. Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, GLENN HUGHES), Kevin Chown, Ed Roth (MONTROSE, GLENN HUGHES), and Jeff Kollman will issue their sophomore disc, 'More Meat', October 19 via Warrior Records/Universal The band will make a live appearance on the Mark & Brian Show on KLOS 95.5 in Los Angeles on October 26 and play the Baked Potato that same night. Another L.A. area MEATBATS show is scheduled for October 29 at Harper's in Tarzana, CA. The group is also set to play their first ever East Coast dates in November.

Finally, Kollman will return to Japan from November 29 to December 2 for a string of concerts teaming up with rising young guitar star Yuya Komobuchi; Japanese session great Koji Hasegawa will feature on drums.

Confirmed JEFF KOLLMAN dates are:

Oct. 05 - Baked Potato, Universal City, CA (w/ Pervadelic)
Oct. 26 - Mark & Brian Show, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Bombastic Meatbats)
Oct. 26 - Baked Potato, Universal City, CA (w/ Bombastic Meatbats)
Oct. 29 - Harper's, Tarzana, CA (w/ Bombastic Meatbats)
Nov. 05 - Baked Potato, Universal City, CA (w/ Cosmosquad)
Nov. 17 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD (w/ Bombastic Meatbats)
Nov. 18 - Havana Club - New Hope, PA (w/ Bombastic Meatbats)
Nov. 19 - Iridium - New York, NY (w/ Bombastic Meatbats)
Nov. 20 - Iridium - New York, NY (w/ Bombastic Meatbats)
Nov. 30 - Goodman - Tokyo, Japan
Dec. 01 - Janus - Osaka, Japan
Dec. 03 - Enn - Sendai, Japan
Dec. 04 - Alva's - San Pedro, CA (w/ Cosmosquad)

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Neil Citron: Brand X's Percy Jones back with "Bang Tower"!

BangTower "Casting Shadows" NOW AVAILABLE
One of the most highly anticipated CD releases of 2010 is finally "seeing the light", much to the elation of the music press and fans across the globe. BangTower is a progressive musical alliance featuring legendary bassist Percy Jones, who is best known for his work with Brand X, a band that also featured Genesis legend Phil Collins. Along with Jones, the power-prog trio also includes Grammy winning guitarist/engineer/producer Neil Citron. Walter Garces, who also performs with '60s psychedelic marvels The Electric Prunes, rounds off the trio with his skillful drumming. Work on their maiden voyage "Casting Shadows", produced by Neil Citron (who also engineered, mixed and mastered) and Jon Pomplin (Declassified Records), was recently completed and the album is now available from the label and CD-Baby. Digital download versions now available on Apple iTunes and soon to other major Digital distributors.

BangTower features legendary bassist Percy Jones, Grammy winning guitarist/engineer/producer Neil Citron and LA "Drum Guru" Walter Garces. Their debut release "Casting Shadows" produced by Jon Pomplin (Declassified Records), and Neil Citron (who also engineered, mixed and mastered), was released by Declassified Records on September 28, 2010. With Percy's unmistakable bass sound percolating next to Walter's harmonic cannons and implements of percussive wonder, an edgy yet incredibly dreamy, otherworldly texture becomes prominent throughout the mix. Neil's unique guitar work takes full advantage of this partnership by blending gorgeous chordal interludes, amazing melodic passages interlaced with scathingly insane soloing. The key element in this "trio of legends " music can be best described with one word; rapport. Though Jones, Garces and Citron are all virtuosos in their own right, it's quite evident that they are enthusiastically enjoying the crafting of this music whether together in a top studio like Entourage in Los Angeles, or remotely via their own studios across the US, it promises to be a most auspicious first-outing for a band simply known as... "BangTower."

News: $3000 Roland gear up for grabs in guitar synth challenge, US only

Los Angeles, CA, October 4, 2010 — Roland U.S. is proud to announce the Guitar Synth Challenge online video contest, where forward-thinking musicians who stretch the boundaries of guitar performance will be able to show their creativity with Roland’s industry-leading guitar synthesizer technology.

Start by submitting a video performance with any Roland GR, GI or GM series guitar synthesizer, and the result could be $3,000 in any BOSS and Roland gear of your choice.

How To Enter:
Create an original music performance video that is five minutes or less, relying primarily on a Roland guitar synthesizer product (any GR, GM, or GI series model).

Upload video to YouTube™, and make sure the title begins with “Roland Guitar Synth Challenge.”

Fill out the contest registration form at
Entries will be judged and selected by Roland, who will be looking at the creativity, musicianship, and technical skill of the performance.

Grand Prize: $3,000 retail value of Roland and BOSS gear
2nd Place: $2,000 retail value of Roland and BOSS gear
3rd Place: $1,000 retail value of Roland and BOSS gearThe Guitar Synth Challenge is open now through December 31, 2010. This contest is open to U.S. residents only. To enter, visit


Simon Goldsmith: Hangover Cure - Mid song Solo

This is a fun tune I've written in between writing other songs for my album. This song is rocky but the album is rnb/ pop. Bit of an 80's homage really. Still need to record the vocals, put down more instruments and mix it.

Hangover Cure - Mid song Solo

Marius Pop: The M Theory concert LIVE on internet

I had the good fortune to see this band live in Bucuresti, top notch musicians, not only great guitar but great keyboards, bass and drums too, combined with great music and real songs! If you get a chance see this band live!

Marius Pop & The M Theory concert LIVE on internet
Oradea, Cluj, Arad, Bucuresti, Timisoara, Resita, Sibiu, Fagaras, Brasov
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Marius Pop
More info 7 Octombrie - Joi - Oradea, sala Arlus a Casei de Cultura, ora 19.00
8 Octombrie - Vineri - Cluj, Music Pub, ora 21.00
9 Octombrie - Sambata - Arad, Club Flex, ora 21.00
14 Octombrie - Joi - Bucuresti, Music Club, ora 21.00
28 Octombrie - Joi - Timisoara, Club Bunker, ora 21.00
29 Octombrie - Vineri - Oradea, Posticum (Jazzland), ora 20.00
30 Octombrie - Sambata - Resita, Club Rock, ora 21.00
11 Noiembrie - Joi - Sibiu, Club Bohemian Flow, ora 21.00
12 Noiembrie - Vineri, Fagaras - CoverClub, ora 21.00
13 Noiembrie - Sambata, Brasov, Deanes Irish Pub, ora 21.00

Rock Fusion at it's best... Marius Pop: First Step Buy the CD

Ayman Mokdad: Saharian nights original composition

AYMAN - Saharian nights