Saturday, 8 January 2011

The Suffocater: is he the ultimate Malmsteen fan?

no mercy , malmsteen-cover

Dragianni: Straight To The Sun - in the studio

Dragianni - Straight To The Sun (studio session)

Chris Alcala: for my father!

Para Mi Padre By Chris Alcala (Original Song)

John Ziegler: "I Want You/She's So Heavy

an excerpt from the outro of the Beatles "I Want You/She's So Heavy" during the monday night jam @ the baked potato here in studio city, ca nov '10... w/ Bill Steinway on keys, Joe Travers on drums, Chris Roy on bass, Jamie Kime on guitar, and myself (John Ziegler) on guitar. playing a brand new WR Guitars TLP-JZ model with custom Arcane pickups, through a diamond phantom half stack, with a couple of old lexicon pcm units for echo and reverb, featuring the awesome XAct Tone Solutions XTS Pegasus Boost with some extra verby-echo stuff in the middle. enjoy, and thanx!

Monday Night Jam @ The Baked Potato - Beatles outro w/ new WR Guitars TLP-JZ & Arcane

News: Guitar Tattoos

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Marcelo Barbosa: Guitarosofia 15 lesson guitar series

Marcelo Barbosa: Guitarosofia 15 lesson guitar series

Rik Emmett: Triumph on ice?

Not literally, but this was posted on Bravewords

Rik Emmett:
"I had a nice dinner with Gil (Moore) and Mike (Levine) on Monday night. Lots of discussion and lively chit chat - Gil extended an open invitation to have me and Mike mix Marco’s Secret Songbook at Metalworks. There's a lot of progress on the new Triumph website, and build-up of merch and other stuff. No - no gigs or touring in the immediate future. more

George Lynch: NAMM launch of Celestion G12-50GL "Lynchback"

NAMM 2011: Celestion Introduce the G12-50GL Lynchback Guitar Speaker Great deals on musical instruments World renowned speaker manufacturer Celestion have collaborated with George Lynch to create the signature G12-50GL "Lynchback".

Adrian Vandenberg: working on new CD

Adrian Vandenberg is working on a new album, to be released later this year. Vandenberg also plans to tour in support of the upcoming CD. Adrian will appear at the NAMM January 13-16, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. He will be meeting and greeting at the Aristides booth on January 14 and January 15.

Rusty Cooley: Roxy Taylor to bring behind the scenes insight to GATV

Hey, hey, hey – Roxy Taylor here bringing you another added feature to the Rusty Cooley’s Guitar Asylum TV onslaught of all things guitar. My job is to bring you insight from behind the scenes reporting of what happens when the GATV crew invades the venues of Houston, Texas and the rest of this planet. more

Rusty Cooley: Guitar Asylum TV to start on Houston, Texas Channel 55

"Rusty Cooley's Guitar Asylum TV" is the brainchild of Ward W. Bond, CEO of The Whitfield Media Group, whose film production background includes filming over 1,100 episodes of television programming in the last six years.

The Whitfield Media Group has chosen Houston, Texas Channel 55 as the first television station and market to air a one-of-a-kind television program focusing on the talents of the greatest guitar players in the world. Set to debut on February 5, "Rusty Cooley's Guitar Asylum TV" will incorporate guitarist interviews from many genres of music. Jeff Loomis of NEVERMORE, Gus G. of OZZY OSBOURNE, Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE, John Petrucci of DREAM THEATER, Henry Garza of LOS LONELY BOYS, Eric Johnson, Peppino D'Agostino, Andy McKee and Andy Timmons are just a few names who have been filmed for the new show, with many other guests in the works. Film production has been ongoing by The Whitfield Media Group and is being filmed in high definition.

Rusty Cooley will not only sit down with fellow guitarists and trade licks with them, but he will take time to give the viewers a quick guitar lesson (available for download). For all the gearheads out there, guitar tech guru Mike Nedd will be talking guitar gear and tech tips bringing to the viewer top-notch equipment from guitars, amps, pedals, you name it, "Rusty Cooley's Guitar Asylum TV" will cover it. Special reporting features by Roxy Taylor and Sebastian Van Cooley will be providing stories about bass players, drummers, special interviews with lead singers and special interest stories pertaining to guitar and the concert scene. more

Jim Root: laments the demise of the humble album

Jim Root:
Oh yeah. It absolutely has become that. It's almost reminiscent of when rock ‘n' roll first started getting spun in the Fifties. Everything was single-based, nobody cared about records until bands like THE BEATLES, THE WHO and LED ZEPPELIN, PINK FLOYD, too, of course, started experimenting with making full-length records. It's kind of a weird evolution, because in some ways we've been seeing things going down the toilet. It makes it harder, because it trickles down to everything: it doesn't just affect record labels and bands, it affects the people who drive buses for bands, the hotels that the bands book into, it effects the entire economy of the music industry. It's already started affecting touring, the only place a band can make any money at all anymore is by touring. That's part of the reason that I haven't come off the road in the last 11 years. And now you're going to have every band in the world, even if they're successful on radio or successful in the pop world, having to hit the road in order to make money. They're not making any money from publishing, and they're not making any money from selling records, so they have no choice. And what you'll see from that is such an over-saturation of every band, y'know, touring bands might be playing in your city on any given night, all fighting to pay their mortgages, I guess! (laughs) You can certainly see it that way. It goes pretty deep, and it's not just that… The culture of buying an album on CD or vinyl has gone out of the window. A lot of kids don't really understand that, they just hop onto Limewire, or find a BitTorrent, or even just go onto iTunes if they're going to pay for something. It's just right there, there's no searching about. No talking to the old crusty guy who runs the mom-and-pop record shop, "If you like this, this guy played guitar on this album, at this time…" There's no studying the album artwork, or finding out where it was recorded at, who produced it, or how the album artwork was put together. There are many different artforms that are just being lost because the whole digital revolution has homogenized everything, turned it all into Walmart. (laughs) It's a little bit sad. full

You know he's so right!

Cameron Barton: Random Shred - set phasers to stun

Random Shred (Cameron Barton)

Alex Hutchings: Boss ST-2 Power Stack

Boss ST-2 Power Stack demo - Alex Hutchings @ Nevada Music UK

Arno Dorian: Fusion Funk Contes

Fusion Funk Contest Entry - Arno Dorian