Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Juan Carlos Portillo,Fabiano Rodriguo: the power of the internet

Apenas conversando-Fabiano Rodriguo/Juan Carlos Portillo

Evyal Levi, Emil Werstler: Daath CD detail

Evyal Levi, Emil Werstler: Daath CD
The third, self-titled full-length album from the Atlanta-based quintet DAATH sold around 500 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 89 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200

"Daath" track listing:

01. Genocidal Maniac
02. Destruction/Restoration
03. Indestructible Overdose
04. Double Tap Suicide
05. The Decider
06. Exit Plan
07. Oxygen Burn
08. Accelerant
09. Arch {Enemy} Misanthrope
10. Manufactured Insomnia
11. A Cold Devotion
12. N.A.T.G.O.D.
13. Terminal Now

David Gilmour: dislikes modern music

A more high brow music blog The Music Industry Report covers lots of music

... got to love the title of this report

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour dislikes modern music:
Gilmour hates hearing the current crop of chart-toppers on the radio, and would much rather listen to tracks from his own era. He tells Britain's Daily Express, "I keep waiting for someone who is as good as the old favourites I love, like Neil Young and Leonard Cohen, but I wait in vain - I can only live in hope. more"

Zoran Starcevic: and sons.. 6 handed guitar solo!!

You know the economy is getting tight all over the globe... no wonder these guys decide to share the same guitar!

Hava Nagila - Trio Balkan Strings Live in The Kolarac Concert Hall, Belgrade May 2010

News: Exclusive Discount Codes for Guitar Nation Live 2010

Head on over to the Box Office and type in
'guitarshow' into the promo code box for an exclusive 1/2 price ticket!

Steve Vai Masterclass discount code coming soon!!

Hedras Ramos: Featured on Seymour Duncan and Mayones web sites!!

Seymour Duncan says: 18 year old guitar prodigy from Guatemala.

Mayones says: a rising unsigned young phenom Guitar Idol from Guatemala
New CD coming real soon, probably in time for Christmas!! Mean time chek out the boy wonder on his guitar idol 2010 tour de force.

Hedras Ramos - Virtual Tangles (Guitar Idol 2010)

Aleksandar Sukovic: Progressive Solo Lesson

Progressive Solo - GUITAR LESSON

This is a solo I wrote to show you how to combine extreme techniques into one solo over a progressive metal track. You can purchase the full lesson at

Rob Chappers: Marshall Project King Kong launches... the peoples amp!!

Rob Chappers ahead of the game again! We had the peoples guitar... now the peoples amplifier!!!

Project King Kong launches - Marshall Amplification to build the "People's Amplifier"

Project King Kong launches - Marshall Amplification to build the "People's Amplifier"

Press Release:

"In the beginning, Jim Marshall founded what is today the world greatest amplifier company on a very simple principle: he listened to the people, and then he gave them what they wanted. This principle of design continues to this day at Marshall and they still continue to design amplifiers based on the requests and needs of guitarists around the world.

"Due to them seeing and liking my work on YouTube, plus my obvious affinity to their products, Marshall asked me if I would be interested in acting as a Simian conduit to you, my loyal followers, and asking exactly what you'd want in an amplifier. I was both flattered and honored, and immediately said "yes." And so, the project I've code-named as "King Kong" was born... "I'm very excited to play a role in making sure that the good people at Marshall get feedback from YOU, the people, and that it ends up in an amp! And, the coolest thing about this is its not about Marshall, myself or Monkey's about YOU and the creation of "the peoples amp"! So, I have one simple question to ask on behalf of Marshall: "What you would like in an amplifier..............?" How great is that!?

"In addition to speaking to me, you can also speak to any Marshall Amplification family member -- from Chris George, their International Demonstrator, to a sales Manager to a store guy. You can also e-mail

"Please rest assured that myself, Rob Chappers, will pass on any and all feedback and information I get from you lot regarding "the peoples amplifier" straight to Marshall. And, of course, I will let you know what is going on the inside when the technical magicians come up ideas via YouTube updates on a regular basis.

There is a section on the Monkey Lord to discuss this project right here:

Ben Wilshire, Rob Chappers: Ben Blogs about the Marshall visit by Monkeylord!

Marshall Blog Day 1 - Me @ Marshall HQ!

Rob Chappers: super guitar clinics in the UK and new forum

I will be teaching two clinics in December, one down south (Guildford) Sat 11th Dec and one up north (Nottingham) Sunday 12th Dec.

This will be the first time that I have seriously divulged by business advice to guitarists and I expect it to be a popular seminar full of the usual Monkey Lord fun.

The Monkey Lords Guide to the Jungle of Rock
How to make a living as a guitarist

By Rob Chappers of Monkey Lord

Owner of Chapman Guitars, Demonstrator for Andertons Music
Marshall Amplification & D'Addario/Planet Waves artist


The six ways to earn money as a guitarist
How to become endorsed
Self promotion
10 "All killer no filler" rock licks
The chance to jam with Chappers during this 4 hour seminar
Much much more...

Tickets on sale for £25 which includes a booklet of tab for the licks.

Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to specifically cover during these clinics and I will do my best to include it.



The new Forum

The brand new Monkey Lord Forum - Walkthrough

Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton: new special blu ray and CD release

Provogue is pleased to announce the UK release of the companion piece to 2009’s hugely successful DVD release “Joe Bonamassa - Live At The Royal Albert Hall” (originally released in October 2009). Now, for the first time, the legendary concert, featuring a special guest appearance from Eric Clapton, will be released on special 2 x CD and Blu-Ray formats in the UK on Monday November 15th and Monday November 22nd respectively.

When blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa took the stage at Royal Albert Hall in May 2009, he fulfilled a dream he’d held since first picking up a guitar as a kid in upstate New York. The sold-out concert — fresh off the back of his album The Ballad Of John Henry — marked Bonamassa’s headlining debut at arguably the most prestigious concert venue in the world. “May 4, 2009 was a day 20 years in the making,” says Bonamassa. “I have never been so honoured in my life. It was truly larger than the sum of its parts.”

The Blu-Ray edition, which also features an exclusive interview with Bonamassa, presents that magical night in full — for posterity, and for all the fans that couldn’t be among the 4,000 concert goers who filled the seats. The 12-camera high definition, Surround Sound shoot was produced by Bonamassa’s collaborator Kevin Shirley. more

Michael Dolce: Guitar Noize gives another five star review

Isn't it time you checked out Michael Dolce? Seems like Jon over at Guitar Noize did and liked what he heard... look out for more with Michael on Guitar Noize soon.
I heard about Michael Dolce via Laurie Monk over at Truth In Shredding which is funny because Michael is Australian and here I am sitting in my office in Australia reading about an Aussie guitarist on a site based in England… oh the shame sorry Michael! Anyway to make up for my slow uptake I want to let you all know about the incredibly talented Mr Dolce and his new album ‘Everything Til Now’.

The album is a mix of funk, fusion and a little bit of country thrown in, Michael is about to embark on a Masterclass tour here in Australia teaching Funk Fusion and the album opener ‘I Gotta Go’ is exactly that a brilliant mix of bluesy melodies with Jazzy arpeggios and wonderful crunchy tone. more

Florent Atem: Incredible Slide Picking Etude

Article and Tab:

Full lesson and description has been posted on guitar player.

Florent Atem

Florent Atem - Slide Picking Etude

lesson tab

Zoran Starcevic: live in London L4G launch

Zoran Starcevic in London L4G.mp4

Borja: tribute to Hedras Ramos and Marco Sfogli

Hedras Ramos - Insanity of the atoms

Marco Sfogli - Still hurts

Christophe Godin: UK live show date in Folkestone

Get along to see Christophe Godin in Folkestone... this guy and his band are amazing!

05 December · 19:30 - 23:30
Location The Quarterhouse
45-49 Tontine Street
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Created by:
Chrome Note
More info Tickets: £8 adv £10 door -


Vigier Guitars & Chrome Note Productions Present
My Passion, Sizen & Morglbl plus support (I.R.I.S & Colt 44)

The last show of the tour, this promises to be an extra special night.

My Passion who were nominated for Best British Newcomer at The Kerrang! Awards and in 2010 toured the UK and Ireland on the Kerrang! Relentless Energy Tour will be fresh from their UK tour to promote their latest album. Simon Rowlands, bassist for My Passion is one of most recent artists to join the Vigier artist roster. My Passion are renowned for their full out, tight and energetic performances.

Morglbl, back to the UK for the third consecutive year will blow you away with their killer musicianship, faultless stage craft and wacky French humour. Christophe Godin is renowned as one of Frances best guitarists, his virtuosic guitar skills and sense of humour has meant he is in high demand across the world. Ivan Rougny, bassist for Morglbl also plays Vigier, his formidable technique contributes to his unique playing style, which stretches the sonic boundaries of the bass guitar.

Sizen received rave reviews from Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, Big Cheese & Power Play, which was topped off by a 4 ‘K’ review for their debut album ‘What Do You See’ in Kerrang! Vigier guitars endorsee Dudley Ross joined the band in September 2008 and since then there has been no looking back. Sizen are currently in the studio working on their highly anticipated second album as well as completing a busy schedule of shows in the UK and abroad. As a one off special for this evening, Sizen will be joined by Sally Jo, six string metal violinist & the Sizen Shadow Orchestra.

Based in France, Vigier's luthiers started out with the ambitious goal of creating the best guitars in the world. With a focus on design, material and build quality, the numerous awards they've won suggests Vigier are at least near to their goal. Other Vigier artists include Ron Thal (Guns’n’Roses), Roger Glover (Deep Purple), Stanley Jordan, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) and Shawn Lane. The hand crafted instruments are in their 30th year Vigier and are going from strength to strength. Renowned for innovating the guitar, Vigier have revolutionised the guitar building industry with their carbon fibre technology as well as a desire to create beautifully hand crafted instruments with exceptional attention to detail.

Advance - £8
Door - £10

Muris Varajic: Kalajdzisko Oro - Tapping Arrangement lesson

Hello folks and welcome to my Kalajdzisko Oro - Tapping Arrangement lesson. I did this cover on Youtube while ago and there were many many requests for tabs etc so I hope this lesson will satisfy!

It's very melodic and groovy piece of music and I hope you'll enjoy learning it,
originally it's in 11/8 time signature but I have to use 11/16 cause of the tempo.

Lesson includes:
main video
7 videos playing individual sections very slowly and up to speed
GuitarPro 5 file and PDF tab
5 Backing Tracks from 80 bpm up to 160 bpm
Word file explaining the lesson with hints.

Thanks for watching an purchasing,
let me know if you need any help and have fun practicing! :)

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Kalajdzisko Oro by Muris Varajic - Full Lesson at