Friday, 18 March 2011

Joe Bonamassa: “Planet Rock” will air an hour-long radio special

The UK’s premiere classic rock radio station “Planet Rock” will air an hour-long radio special about Joe Bonamassa’s upcoming album “Dust Bowl” on Saturday March 19th at 7pm GMT. The show will include interviews with Joe Bonamassa and record producer Kevin Shirley about the making of the album. The radio exclusive will dovetail the worldwide release of Bonamassa’s 12th solo album, released in the U.K. on Monday March 21st, followed by North American release on Tuesday March 22nd.
Online listeners worldwide can listen live to the radio special via the official Planet Rock website For those people who miss the original transmission, will be able to play the interview back from the website by clicking on the on-demand button on the home page of the Planet Rock website from 8:30pm GMT, 30 minutes after the show has aired. Listeners will also be able to access the Planet Rock radio special on digital radio, Sky 0110, Virgin 924, and Freesat 730.
Bonamassa, a guitar prodigy at 12, started playing with blues legend B.B. King. Since then he has toured with numerous artists including Foreigner, Robert Cray and Stephen Stills to name but a few. In May 2009, he played London’s Royal Albert Hall where he was joined onstage by Eric Clapton. Since then he has released a solo album ‘Black Rock’ and formed the Anglo/American classic rock band Black Country Communion with Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian. Joe also won ‘Best Live Act’ of 2010 in the Planet Rock end of year listener poll.
Bonamassa will support the upcoming release of Dust Bowl with the following October UK tour dates: Blackpool Opera House (Oct 15), Nottingham Capital FM Arena (Oct 16), Cardiff International Arena (Oct 18), Plymouth Pavilions (Oct 19), London Hammersmith Apollo (Oct 21-22). 24 Hour Box Office: 0871 230 1101,,

Gretchen Menn: NAMM Interview

Gretchen Menn NAMM Interview

Steve Howe, Trevor Rabin: AWBH + Yes Union DVD's

In 1989 former Yes-men Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Rick Wakeman, and Steve Howe, longing to rekindle the magic that defined Yes music in the 70's, joined forces to record and release a new album. Dubbed simply "Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe," they released the album to critical acclaim as fans around the globe watched in wide-eyed amazement at this most unlikely turn of events.
The album was to sell incredibly well in many territories and unsurprisingly perhaps, well in America where it made the Billboard Top 30. Two singles from the album Order Of The Universe and Brother Of Mine also made the singles chart with Brother Of Mine reaching number two in the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart.
Now over twenty years later the album has been released again, remastered and expanded to include singles mixes and live tracks. The album comes as a limited edition in a digipack with booklet containing lyrics and press release. The second bonus disc contains many alternate mixes that were released as singles and also a short promotional recording made by Rick Wakeman that was circulated to radio stations at the time of the album's release.
This limited edition will only be available to order from the Gonzo Website and will not be available in the shops.

Order the Limited Edition Here!,_Bruford,_Wakeman_&_Howe.html

Yes Friends and Relations Updates
Just a quick reminder to the massive Yes fan base, what with Jon Anderson about to head out on a series of live dates in North America and Rick Wakeman in the midst of some UK dates, we thought it would be prudent to mention some Yes and Yes related releases now available and coming soon! 
First of all the Yes Union standard DVD and CD releases are now in stock and ready for despatch directly from the Gonzo Warehouse. There are also just a few of the limited edition 2CD/2DVD packages available with loads of bonus material not available on the standard releases. Be quick though as we are down to the end of this fantastic release.

You can order them directly from here:

Also we have new stock of the Anderson Wakeman album The Living Tree which can be ordered from here: 
Finally we will be making an announcement soon concerning the release date of the forthcoming limited edition of the Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe expanded edition.
In further exciting news we also have a major Rick Wakeman Archive project ready for announcement this space!!

Ashkan Mashhour,Dave Murdy: Intervallic Fretboard

“Intervallic Fretboard” Offers Improvising Guitarists a Novel Approach to the Instrument
Pêle-Mêle Works releases a new instructional book offering guitarists a different take on the fingerboard, with improvisation as the underlying motivation: “Intervallic Fretboard ‒ Towards improvising on the Guitar”, by Ashkan Mashhour and Dave Murdy. Whether in jazz, blues, rock, fusion, etc., shapes and patterns are widely used in teaching the guitar, be it for scales, chords, or arpeggios. Intervallic Fretboard takes a novel and different approach to the guitar fretboard, emphasising an intervallic thought process. Moving away from shapes, patterns, and keys, this knowledge of intervals on the fretboard and its geometric properties leads to an intelligent choice of notes based on their harmonic function.  Concepts are designed to enhance the guitarist’s understanding of the fretboard and ability to think
outside the typical “guitar box”. They are applied throughout the book to concise examples and tunes, whilst reaching in the toolbox and marching towards the mindset of the improvising guitarist. Praised by guitar greats Brent Mason, Biréli Lagrène, Brett Garsed, as well as Jimmy Brown (Guitar World) and Prof. Richard Smith (University of Southern California), Intervallic Fretboard demonstrates the versatility of intervallic thinking in various music genres and playing styles. An accompanying CD/audio demonstrating all examples is available separately (see website). For more information on the book, visit:

About Pêle-Mêle Works
Pêle-Mêle Works develops and publishes music instructional products for students, teachers, and practising musicians, amongst which the CHEATSHEET Music™ series (

Paul Wardingham: Assimilate Regenerate awesome new album!

Paul Wardingham - Assimilate Regenerate

Paul Wardingham main web sites:

'Assimilate Regenerate' - Paul Wardingham (2011)
To purchase: BUY

1. Assimilate Regenerate
2. Futureshock
3. Ghost In The Machine
4. Brain Interactive Construct
5. Fields Of Utopia
6. Enter The Metaverse
7. Mindwarp
8. Clones
9. Cyber Warfare
10. Orbital Decay
11. Black Hole Device

Paul Wardingham - Enter The Metaverse

Paul Wardingham - Mindwarp

'Interactive' - The Collins/Wardingham Project (2006)
To purchase: BUY

1. Interactive
2. Attack Of The Necromongers
3. Borgcode
4. Carnival On Mars
5. Bionic Prelude
6. Bionic Zit Xpander
7. Metamorphosis
8. Brain T's
9. Plasma Vortex

Paul Wardingham: Assimilate Regenerate buy

Phil Hilborne: namm 2011 really interesting interview!

Phil Hilborne NAMM 2011 part I

Phil Hilborne NAMM 2011 part II

Alex Machacek: NAMM 2011

Booth Interview with Alex Machacek at NAMM 2011

Mike Campese: NAMM 2011

Booth Interview with Mike Campese at NAMM 2011

Dave Weiner: NAMM 2011

Booth Interview with Dave Weiner at NAMM 2011

Andy Timmons: xotic namm

Booth Interview with Andy Timmons at NAMM 2011

Allen Hinds,Yuya Komoguch: Xotic namm

Booth Interview with Allen Hinds & Yuya Komoguchi at NAMM 2011