Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Matias Kupiainen, Jens Johansson: Stratovarius new album push forward

Brave Words says:
STRATOVARIUS, who had planned to finish out 2010 working on a new record with a release set for February / March 2011. Instead, the band made the surprise move to release a new single in November 2010 featuring new tracks ‘Darkest Hours’ and ‘Infernal Maze’ in anticipation of a European tour supporting German metal veterans HELLOWEEN. At the same time the new album, Elysium, was pushed forward to hit the shelves in January 2011... “Most of the new stuff is actually composed by Matias,” he reveals. “There are two songs from Jens (Johansson / keyboards) and one from me. There’s one long song on the album, which is about 18 minutes divided into three different parts. We were thinking that they should be indexed separately, but it ended up on the album as just one long song.”

“I was pleasantly surprised,” Kotipelto says of Kupiainen. “He’s probably the best guitarist I’ve ever played live with. I don’t know what his problem is but he doesn’t make any mistakes (laughs). When he joined the band we weren’t tight as a group because we hadn’t played live together, but we did over 100 shows for Polaris. Those four or five months made us tighter and Matias is more relaxed because he knows what we’re expecting and what the fans expect.” more

Uli Jon Roth: California dates

Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) has scheduled the following dates in California featuring his new show (more dates to be confirmed):

Jan. 18 - Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA
Jan. 21 - Blues Cafe - Huntington Beach, CA

Roth will bring his Sky Academy seminar to Los Angeles in January 2011.

* Dates: January 20-22, 2011
* Location: Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, California More

Yngwie Malmsteen: ripper out?

"Every day people ask me if I'm gonna sing on [the new Yngwie CD], but your guess is as good as mine. It's quite possible [that my vocals will appear on it] because we recorded a bunch of songs last time around [during the sessions for 2008's 'Perpetual Flame'], but I would have to check my contract to see if they're allowed to be used on another record. I'm not really surprised that I haven't been asked to do it, even if [Yngwie and I] had a cup of coffee as late as a couple of months ago. We're both busy doing our own stuff, so I won't be hurt if he picks another singer." More

Adam Steinz: Blue Bug Competition

Cool Buckethead guitar

Blue Bug Competition by Milan Polak & T-Rex (Adam Steinz)

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Jamie Robinson: EXL125 D'Addario Strings

D'Addario Strings

Bastien Mounier: Blue Bug Competition

Blue Bug guitar competition by Milan Polak & T-Rex pedals Bastien Mounier 2nd take

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Bub Zulu: Blue Bug Competition

Blue Bug Competition-Milan Polak

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Gareth Lloyd: Blue Bug Competition

Blue Bug Competiton by Gareth Lloyd

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Michael Angelo Batio: Holiday Strings

Michael Angelo Batio:
Happy Holidays from Michael Angelo Batio!
Now that the holidays are approaching, I would like to tell you about a CD that I recorded a few years ago called "Holiday Strings."
My goal was to make a great Christmas, Holiday CD that would be perfect background music for putting up a Christmas tree or having guests and family over for the holidays. "Holiday Strings" was one of the best experiences I have ever had recording. I played acoustic guitar on all of the songs (no fast guitar playing anywhere:) and layered the music with some of my most lavish orchestral arrangements. I played acoustic piano on every song as well. Before I recorded and arranged the songs for "Holiday Strings" I listened to at least a dozen different Holiday records, from Barbra Streisand to Kenny G to Tony Bennett to The Ventures and more. For example, the song "Silent Night" was written in a major key. I re harmonized the entire song and changed it to a minor key. I am very proud of the way this CD turned out.
A friend of mine once said "you build your fan base one fan at a time." I am a firm believer in that. I would like to thank all of the people that came to my shows and have supported me throughout my career. I never take that for granted. I am grateful every single day that I have had the tremendous opportunities that I have - to play music and do something that I truly love. Thanks and Happy Holidays!


M.A.C.E. Music

Michael Angelo Batio "Holiday Strings" CD
This all instrumental CD features timeless Christmas and Holiday Classics arranged and performed on acoustic guitar as only Michael can. Michael also arranged and performed all of the other instruments as well. "Holiday Strings" by Michael Angelo Batio is a true Holiday Classic.

Track listing for "Holiday Strings" in order: 1. Deck the Halls 2. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 3. Joy to the World 4. The First Noel 5. Shalom Chaverim 6. O Holy Night 7. What Child is This? / We Three Kings of Orient Are 8. Away in a Manger 9. Do You Hear What I Hear? 10. Silent Night 11. We Wish You a Merry Christmas BUY

News:truth in shredding nearing 1,000,000 visits... could you win a prize?

A minor error in my last post I talked about views... I meant visits!

Views currently stand at:

Total 1,641,153
Average Per Day 2,229

As per usual there will be a prize for that screen grab

997,895 visits now... you know the deal... get a screen grap of the 1,000,000 visits, submit you news... "Hey Mr Truth in Shredding!" I have the 1,000,000 visits screen grab!!! ... I send a prize... I seem to recall a previous competition there were 3 people had 700,000 visits!

Remember no more no less. May be once you have that screen grab you could do a CTRL and F5 together... that way you'll bump the number past 1,000,000!

Craig Erickson: bluesy interlude

bluesy interlude-Craig Erickson

Puguh Kribo: Blue Bug Competition

Blue Bug Competition by Milan Polak - PUGUH KRIBO

Danny Gill: Learn To Play Slash 2 DVD set

"Slash’s first solo album was a huge chart topping success in the UK and across the globe. Lick Library with Danny Gill have worked day and night to bring you Learn to Play Slash, a guitar tuition DVD that shows you how to master five of the most phenomenal tracks from this album.

Slash, former lead guitarist with Guns N’ Roses and co-founder of Velvet Revolver released his first solo album in April 2010. He is a critically acclaimed guitarist; in 2009 he was voted in Time Magazine second on its list of the ""10 Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time”. As one of the most distinctive and in demand guitarists in the last thirty years, Slash is equally confident working in hard rock or pop. He is a fluid, articulate guitar player renowned for his ferocious licks and searing solos.

Helping you nail these five superb tracks, teaching you every riff and solo note for note, is guitar teacher supreme Danny Gill. Former pupil of Joe Satriani, prolific TV and film music writer, Danny has played in a number of rock bands and has the skills, techniques and credibility to help you capture a true sense of how Slash plays his guitar.

Learn to Play Slash (RRP 24.99) is a guitar tuition double DVD with over 3 hours of Guitar lessons. All the tracks included in the guitar lessons are taken from Slash’s eponymous new album ‘Slash’. The single ‘By The Sword’ was released in March 2010 and featured Andrew Stockdale from Wolfmother, Ghost, was the only single on the album where anyone one else, namely Izzy Stradlin played guitar. The instrumental ‘Watch This’ famously featured Dave Grohl on drums. Slash premiered ‘Nothing to Say’ on his MySpace page, and ‘Beautiful Dangerous’ on Amazon. Danny takes you through these amazing tracks using the recognizable Lick Library split screen to ensure you can clearly see what he is doing with both of his hands. With a calm approach and easy to understand simple instructions, Danny shows you how to break the tracks down into small playable pieces then rebuild them into the whole song again.

Learn to Play Slash is available to purchase now along with Slash Jamtrax, Quick Licks: Slash and over 20,000 other guitar tuition products. For the ultimate range of tuition products, has the comprehensive and definitive professional guides to learning to playing the guitar. order

Eric Wirsing: Orange Rockerverb 100

Orange Rockerverb 100 Roxy Guitars Demo with Eric Wirsing

Hetriani: demo track #3

I was hanging out talking to some friends when I wrote this one pretty much completely in my head...We were remembering an old "friend" that had his camaro out all the time cruisin around blasting "Rush" on the stereo. It was quite a The wind blowing through what little hair he still had, with his shades on trying to get people to go to the beach with him so he wouldn't look QUITE as pathetic, being a middle aged man cruising the strip alone...lmfao!

I have always liked the classic rock driven beat type melodic here is contribution to that "genre"

Thanks for checking it out! and if you like it, PLEASE share it!
Hope you enjoy!
Hetriani-Guitar? Track 3 "T-Roof Beach Tour" HD

Yoger Mucci: Blue Bug Competition

Milan Polak´s Blue Bug competition- Yoger Mucci Entry

Guthrie Govan: smoked bigtime...

Guthrie smoked bigtime...
Thanks to Frans, Coen and Rene.....................and Richard and Jose!!!

Guthrie Govan 23 november 2010

Dave Reeves: guitar idol and South Of Sheol

Dave Reeves, "Missed" (guitar idol 2010 entry)

"South Of Sheol"

Craig Erickson: Stone in my passway

stones in my passway-craig erickson

Guthrie Govan: clinic date for MMI in Milan!

Ignazio Di Salvo:
At Moon House in Milan, at Modern Music Institute. Clinic € 10, Masteclass limited places! Call for reservations. € 25For info 2002 5397714. Do not miss !!!... and then I'll be there with my ugly face and what the hell!

Paul Gilbert: DiMarzio - All the details on the new Injector pickup

We first heard about Paul Gilbert in the 1980s. Billy Sheehan told us about an amazing

18-year-old who had recently arrived in California and had blown everyone away with his

musicianship, speed, and awesome technical ability in Racer X. Naturally, we

immediately asked Paul to become a DiMarzio endorser. It was the start of a great


Recently, Paul has been heavily into our Area™ pickups. He’s also been playing a lot of

Racer X-style instrumentals, so the time was right for signature Paul Gilbert single-coil

sized DiMarzio pickups. The outcome of our teamwork is the new Injector™ Neck and

Bridge Model pickups.

The Injector™ Bridge Model is one of our hottest hum-canceling models (185mV output)

with six individual Alnico magnets. It was designed to work equally well with rapid single-

note arpeggios and power chords without becoming muddy or compressed. It has about

40% less magnet-pull than standard single-coils, and this is essential for the superior

speed and dynamic range with which this pickup responds to pick attack. Paul loves the

results, and you can hear it on his latest CD, Fuzz Universe.  full details

Paul Gilbert Demos His New DiMarzio Injector Pickups

News: New book launched ‘A Drummer’s Perspective’

New book launched ‘A Drummer’s Perspective’

A stunning collection of live action drumming photos

A Drummer’s Perspective is an original and unrivalled collection of over 200 photographs celebrating the world of drumming.

This large format book brings together some of the finest unseen photographs of legendary drummers. It is a unique collection of pictures taken by the author David Phillips, who has been given rare access on stage and behind the scenes to many of the biggest bands in the world.

These images capture the raw emotion and sheer excitement of playing live: You’ll be able to see the view from behind the kit on stage in front of tens of thousands of people, get up close to the action at sound checks and see exceptional shots of some of the most amazing rock concerts and festivals.

The book features over hundred drumming legends from every type of genre and includes new photos of Dave Grohl, Joey Jordison, Zak Starkey, Ginger Baker, Dominic Howard, Neil Peart, Nicko McBrain, Mitch Mitchell, Roger Taylor, Dennis Chambers, Mike Portnoy, Nick Mason, Alex Acuña, Dave Weckl, Josh Freese, Chad Smith, Joey Castillo, Thomas Lang and this list goes on and on!

Renowned drummer, Terry Bozzio has written the foreword. Each picture is accompanied with details of where and when it was taken, recollections and anecdotes from the author, together with tour memorabilia such as backstage and photo passes.

The powerful images and text give a fascinating insight to drummers, their playing and their world. This coffee table book retails for £29.99 and can be purchased exclusively from . It will go on sale from December 6th 2010 and pre-orders can be placed via the website before this to reserve your copy in time for Christmas.

Cyril Achard: message in a bottle

Cyril Achard - Message in a bottle

Joop Wolters: Improvisation, an insight in Joop's style


Thank you for the kind comments!!this is a first guitar lesson that i present here on YT ,,,on improvising in style's,for this lesson, it's a talk and an example of how you can improvise/build music with phrygian/harmonic scales by playing with melodic rythem idea's to build music in to your own improvisation instead of combining licks make it more accesable without drowining in abstract theory's but playing actualy related to sound, feel emphaty and musical interpretation buy the cd

cheers, joop

Rick Graham: Unison lesson

'Insideout' Rick Graham - Unison

Rick Graham: British musician and Suhr Guitars artist's awesome new Insideout album Buy the CD

Rod DeGeorge: crazy christmas song

Funny Xmas Song - Jesus! Don't Tell Me by DeGeorge & Lewis (Featuring Soji)

Jesus! Don't Tell Me (it's Christmas Time Again) [feat. Soji]: buy

Chris Brooks: sharpens his claws for the next release!

I'm stoked to be able to bring you the promo video for "Velvet Claws", the first single from my 2nd solo album!!!

Chris Brooks - Velvet Claws [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

The single is on iTunes and CDBaby now, but on November 29 I'll have the deluxe edition up on which will bundle together the single, the video, the actual backing track, and an 18-page transcription. Please check that out this weekend!

If you could share this around with your friends, on your facebook, twitter etc, I'd be eternally grateful.


Ponco Satrio: Blue Bug competition

Milan Polak Blue Bug Contest - Ponch Satrio

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David Jacobson: Blue Bug Competition Take 2

David Jacobson - Milan Polak's Blue Bug Competition Take 2

John Drougas: blue bug competition

John Drougas-blue bug competition!

Ulf Katschrowski: Blue Blug Competition x 2

Katschrowski - Milan Polak & TRex Blue Blug Competition - Take 4

Katschrowski - Milan Polak & TRex Blue Blug Competition - Take 3

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