Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Michael Lee Firkins, Jason Becker: Live in San Francisco

Michael Lee Firkins - Live in San Francisco - Purple Haze & Saturday Night

Alex Lifeson: reschedule US tour dates

Monday, March 28, 2011
Live Nation announced today that due to unforeseen circumstances the Rush performance previously scheduled for this Friday, April 1st in Greensboro has been postponed one day and will now take place on Saturday, April 2nd at the Greensboro Coliseum. Doors remain 6:30 pm with show time at 7:30 pm.
After much consideration, as the Toledo performance would have been the 4th show in 5 days the decision was made to delay the show rather than move forward as previously scheduled. The added time between shows will ensure that fans in Toledo are treated to the best performance that Rush can deliver. As a result, the Toledo performance previously scheduled for Wednesday, April 6th will be postponed one week and will now take place on Wednesday, April 13th at Huntington Center.
Tickets for both of the previously scheduled performance will be honored at the rescheduled dates. Fans requiring a refund may do so at point of purchase.
For complete tour and ticket details visit: www.livenation.com and www.rush.com

Tony MacAlpine: new face book group

Tony MacAlpine:
Hey Friends, Please "Like" my official FB page! When I reach 10,000 I'll release two tracks from the upcoming album!http://on.fb.me/h2bSqw

Derek Sherinian, Joe Bonamassa: Black Country Communion 2


Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American classic rock group featuring the talents of blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), has announced the title of their much-anticipated second album. The album will be called “2” and will be released in the UK on June 13th via Mascot Records, followed by a US release on June 14th on the J&R Adventures label.

On June 9, the band will kick off a US Summer Tour in San Diego, CA. In July, BCC will embark on a European tour that will take in concerts at Llandudno Cymru Arena (Saturday 23rd July), London’s High Voltage Festival (Sunday 24th July), Leeds O2 Academy (Tuesday 26th July), Newcastle O2 Academy (Wednesday 27th July), Glasgow 02 Academy (Friday 29th July), and the Manchester Academy (Saturday 30th July)

News: Wishbone Ash US tour dates

March 25, 2011 - Danbury, CT - Wishbone Ash, the classic British rock band renowned for its signature twin-lead guitar prowess, embarks April 25 on a US tour to promote a new DVD and studio project. The group returns to several familiar venues along with select new stops on the three-week tour (tour dates listed below). The DVD, 'This is Wishbone Ash,' is a rockumentary offering a “fly on the wall” glimpse of the creative process, as the band records tracks for the upcoming CD release and prepares for a concert. Wishbone Ash plans a late spring-early summer US release for the new CD (working title: 'Searching for Satellites'). The album features brand new tunes from the pen of founding member Andy Powell (guitar, lead vocals) and Muddy Manninen (guitar, backing vocals), with input from bassist Bob Skeat and drummer Joe Crabtree.

The classic rock bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s enjoy a unique place in popular music history. The Beatles had gone their separate ways; Britain had already gone through the blues boom, and psychedelia had made its impact. The possibilities were infinite. Wishbone Ash, one of the new breed of progressive rockers, were quick to seize the opportunity, and in 1969, they were among those to take full advantage of this rarefied environment, producing their special brand of melodic rock. More than 40 years later, having pioneered the use of twin lead guitars, the band has gained worldwide recognition, based firmly on a regime of relentless touring. Wishbone Ash, the quintessential road band, is an acknowledged influence on many other bands, including Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden. Power and melody have made the Ash a hard act to follow, while they are currently being discovered by new generations of loyal fans.

An exceptional recording and touring career has seen Wishbone Ash weather many changes in record labels, personnel and musical trends; but they entered the new millennium with most of the vast catalogue intact on CD, an award-winning website and a date sheet the envy of many other bands. Recording highlights are the multi-million-selling 1972 album, 'Argus,' considered to be one of the all-time classic rock albums. Recently, high praise has been garnered for the 2008 album, 'The Power of Eternity.'

Wishbone Ash US Spring Tour Dates:

April 25 - Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH
April 26 - Tupelo Music Hall - White River Junction, VT (featuring Argus Live)
April 27 - Sellersville Theater Sellersville, PA
April 28 - Ramshead - Annapolis, MD
April 29 - BB Kings - New York, NY
April 30 - Van Dyck - Schenectady, NY (2nd set features Argus Live)
May 02 - Winchester Music Hall - Cleveland/Lakewood, OH
May 03 - Callahan’s - Auburn Hills, MI (featuring Argus Live)
May 04 - 4D’s - Ft. Wayne, IN (featuring Argus Live)
May 05 - Midway Tavern - Mishawaka/South Bend, IN
May 06 - Fitzgerald’s - Berwyn, IL - TWO SHOWS 7:30 PM and 10 PM (2nd show featuring Argus Live)
May 07 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
May 11 - Sioux City Community Theatre - Sioux City, IA
May 12 - Whiskey Road House - Council Bluffs, IA (featuring Argus Live)
May 13 – Knuckleheads - Kansas City, MO (featuring Argus Live)
May 15 - Cosmic Charlie's - Lexington, KY
May 16 - Moondogs - Pittsburgh, PA
May 17 - Bridge Street Live - Collinsville, CT

For more information visit www.wishboneash.com .

Brian May: to play live with Tangerine Dream!

Astronomer-musician Brian May will make a guest appearance at Tangerine Dream’s "Sonic Universe" Concert in Tenerife on 24 June, 2011. Sonic Universe will take place at the Magma Art and Congress Hall in the south of Tenerife as part of the spectacular forthcoming Starmus Festival, now just a few short months away (21-26 June, 2011).

Tangerine Dream will bring a unique feature to the concert with the incorporation into their performance of actual sound effects recorded from the SUN and other stars. Tickets are limited in number and are now on sale (see www.starmus.com for purchase details).

For Brian May, Tenerife has always been a spiritual home from home, inspiring his best creative powers. Queen devotees will know that he began his musical career on this island (he wrote the Queen song ‘Tie Your Mother Down’ during an observing trip to the Teide Observatory while working towards his PhD in Astrophysics in 1971). That was forty years go, but now May will be back at last on his favourite island, this time with his “red special”!

Having begun his Phd studies in Tenerife all those years ago, May finally wrote up his thesis a couple of years ago (in the interim, of course, he became part of the Queen legend!). Apart from his guest appearance at the Sonic Universe, May will also give a talk and participate in a round table discussion on our future in space. Don't miss this unique concert TD-friends!!

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Marcos De Ros: Capricho Infernal

Peças de Bravura - Capricho Infernal - Marcos De Ros (guitar) & Éder Bergozza (piano).

Tanabe Kouhei: guitar idol III

"Suburb street" original (original song) guitar idol 2010 entry

Mirko Piconese: guitar idol III

Mirko Piconese - Wake up with the Sun (Guitar idol III entry)

David Klinke: guitar idol III

Chicken Stop Blues - David Klinke

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Joop Wolters New CD False Poetry: buy

Adam Moore: After School Guitar Club buy

Prashant Aswani: Sonically Speaking, brilliant new CD buy

Nili Brosh: Through The Looking Glass buy