Thursday, 5 May 2011

Kleber K Shima: fast kelly

Music Maker Custom Guitars STK com EMG DG-20.
Amp: Fender Super Sonic 60
Effect: Maxon OD-808

Fast Kelly - Composição de Kleber K. Shima

Kostas Alexakis: kotsadoros goes a little blue

Born under a bad sign cover

Rony Janecek: 5th live4guitar entry

Rony 5th live4guitar entry

News: Chrome users enjoy blogger views

All praise HTML5:
Blogger now provides five new dynamic views for public blogs. These new views use the latest in web technology, including AJAX, HTML5 and CSS3, to deliver a host of benefits:

Infinite scrolling: read more posts without having to reload or click to a second page
New layouts: different views suited to different types of blogs
Speed: download images as you view them, not all at once in advance
Interactivity: there are now more ways to experience and engage with blog content

This extension notifies you if you're on a Blogger blog and lets you quickly view the blog content in one of the new five dynamic views. Simply click on the Blogger icon when it appears, select the view, and you'll be redirected appropriately

You can automate this with a chrome extension:

Nat Janoff: live date

Nat Janoff
Playing @ The Bar Next Door with Joe Deninzon Trio Thursday May 5th! Two sets 8:30- 9:30pm and 10:30-11:30pm. Joe Deninzon- Violin and Takashi Otsuka- Bass. The Bar Next Door is a really great and intimate venue, excellent vibe and food!!!
La Lanterna Caffe

News: Monkeyfest on twittter

@monkey_fest Bisley Pavilion, Woking
MonkeyFest is a one-of-a-kind festival experience run by guitarists for guitarists. Running from July 1st - July 3rd 2011. Tickets available from:

Luke Fortini: 732 BPM - crazy just got crazier.


Scott Mishoe: return of the king of shredding slap!

Scott Mishoe at Alpha Music!

Lisa Marie Play That Funky Music

Rob Chappers, Andy James: Monkeyfest 2011 the official poster!

Andy James Not only am I playing MonkeyFest on July 1st, I'll be playing double duty as Sacred Mother Tongue has been added to the bill. Awesome!

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Belial Báez: guitar as wind instrument - Roland GR 20 Funky Jam

Synth Guitar - Roland GR 20 Funky Jam with midi pick up ( gk 3 )

Scott Stine: jams on a PRS dialing in monster tone!

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Marty Friedman,Yossi Sassi: to jam on stage together.

ORPHANED LAND have made international headlines recently for their hard work to unite fans in Arabic countries through heavy metal, even giving away their most recent album, 'The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR', to fans in these countries (as well as the United States). Now, another exciting announcement has come from the camp as guitarist Yossi Sassi has been invited to share the stage with former Megadeth guitar virtuoso MARTY FRIEDMAN for his upcoming show in Israel on May 31st at Reading 3 Club in Tel Aviv.
Yossi comments, "Although I have shared stages with Metallica, Iron Maiden and many others, I'm excited more than ever to cooperate with Marty on the same stage, shoulder to shoulder. His recordings with the legendary Jason Becker were one of the milestones for me as a guitarist, through his wonderful solos with Megadeth to his current impressive solo career. Since the beginning of our relationship, Marty seems to be as pleasant and professional as one can be during mutual preperations towards the show together. I believe we'll produce nice work together, in the upcoming show and beyond.

News: Porter Pick ups

As you all know we have been getting some great feedback from our customers on facebook due to our Monthly Giveaways.
This month we are pleased to announce is an authorized Full line dealer for Porter Pickups.
This month to celebrate that we are now a full line dealer for Porter Pickups we are giving away a hot Tele set of Porter Pickups valued at $165.00.
All you have to do is "like" our page and post on our wall "Porter Pickups available at".
Double your chances of winning by emailing us at:

Tony Iommi: back in the saddle for new release

WHO CARES — the renewed musical union between legendary DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan and none other than BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi: the undisputed master of heavy guitar riffs — will release its debut digital single will be release May 6th via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The physical cd/dvd single will be made available in Europe on May 24 through earMUSIC and June 27th in North America via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

The single features two brand new studio tracks "Out Of My Mind" and "Holy Water", which will raise funds for the rebuilding of a music school in Gyumri, Armenia. The 2 Song - CD single will also contain the video clip of "Out Of My Mind" and a 40-minute documentary that shows Gillan's and Iommi's involvement with the Armenia cause over the years.
Speaking to Armenia's Mediamax news agency, Gillan was asked what the experience of working with Iommi again was like compared to their previous collaboration.
"It was great to work with Tony again," Gillan replied. "He is very easy to write with and as a singer I know exactly where he's going. It wasn't dramatic, just friendly and professional."
He added, "We hope to do it again sometime in the not-too-distant future.

"It wasn't like the last experience with BLACK SABBATH; that was a band and an album — totally different."
When asked how the inspiration for the song "Out Of My Mind" came out right after he visiting Armenia in October 2009, Ian said, "Well, normally... people like us who work with bands write the bits that we play. In this case, with 'Out of My Mind', Tony presented the entire musical idea and I wrote what I sing over the top, or along with it, if you prefer. The second track of the WHOCARES single, 'Holy Water', was a bit different as I wrote that with Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE) and Tony was gracious enough to play guitar on it."
Both Gillan and Iommi have spent a lot of time in Armenia, fallen in love with the country and the people and have dedicated a lot of work to a nation still shocked after the earthquake that struck Armenia on December 7, 1988.
The collaboration of Gillan and Iommi, who have worked together before on the SABBATH album "Born Again", is in itself an incredible news for all rock and metal fans and will be the best of surprises to get to know who is completing the band: None other than Jon Lord ("Mr. Hammond", partner with Gillan on all the DEEP PURPLE classics), IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted andHIM guitarist player Mikko "Linde" Lindström are also featured on the two new songs.
Commented Gillan: "The idea came as Tony and I flew back from Yerevan together after being inspired by the enthusiasm of everyone there to get this thing done.

"It was brilliant working with Tony again after all these years; he makes life easy for a singer.

"The other guys need no introduction, do they?!"
Added Iommi: "Some twenty years ago when the call came, I thought, well at least I've helped, but it was going to Armenia and seeing the actual devastation caused by the earthquake that really made me realize that funds were still needed.

"Despite all the money that was raised last time, here was a music school doing their best, forgotten, in basic tin sheds. After the warmth and honor bestowed upon us during our visit, we just had to help make a difference and get the school rebuilt. And what better way than to hook up with some of rock's greatest players and my old mate Ian, both an honor and a pleasure."
"Out Of My Mind" recording lineup:
* Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) - Guitar
* Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) - Vocals
* Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN) - Drums
* Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) - Keyboards
* Mikko "Linde" Lindström (HIM) - Guitar
"Holy Water" recording lineup:
* Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) - Vocals
* Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) - Guitar
* Steve Morris - Guitar
* Michael Lee Jackson - Guitar
* Randy Clarke - Drums
* Rodney Appleby - Bass
* Jesse O'Brien - Hammond Organ
* Arshak Sahakyan - Duduk Solo
* Ara Gevorgyan - Underlying Duduk Intro Music And Keys

Daniele Gottardo: stunning response to guitar competition

After the addition of Jason Becker to the final judging panel, Daniel Gottardo is pleased announce alread over 200 responses to the competition. A stunning response in terms of videos submitted... so thanks to you all. I have to check out every video personally... so thanks for keeping me busy :).

The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

Marty Friedman: live tour dates and what you might expect to hear!

The playlist from tonight's show in Amsterdam!

Marty Friedman Live in Europe Tour Starts This Week!

30 April 2011
details and more news inside-


05-05 Bibelot, Dordrecht (NL)

06-05 Underworld, London (UK)

07-05 Spirit ’66, Verviers (BE)

08-05 Le Forum Vaureal (FR)

10-05 Rock Star Live, Bilbao (SP)

11-05 Sala Heineken, Madrid (SP)

12-05 Salamandra, Barcelona (SP)

14-05 Jailbreak, Rome (IT)

15-05 Bloom, Mezzago (IT)

17-05 Exit Chmelnice, Prague (CZ)

18-05 Randall, Bratislava (SK)

19-05 A38, Budapest (HUN)

20-05 SKC, Belgrade (SER)

21-05 RBF Club, Sofia (BUL)

22-05 Romeo & Juliet, Istanbul (TUR)

23-05 312 Arena, Ankara (TUR)

24-05 Noxx, Izmir (TUR)

26-05 Eightball Club, Thessaloniki (GR)

27-05 AN Club, Athens (GR)

28-05 Tochka, Moscow (RUS)

29-05 Jagger Club, St. Petersburg (RUS)

31-05 Reading 3, Tel-Aviv (ISR)

Jennifer Batten: tour and update news

Yes Indeed folks we're getting our shizzle together here at the Bat Cave and will now be sending you Jennifer Batten news monthly, unless you choose to unsubscribe. There is quite a lot of news coming up soon, starting with a new USA Tour in May, June, and July. This includes a fun show at the famed Iridium club in New York City on June 20, where Les Paul played for many years. She'll be performing her show + playing a set with the Les Paul Trio.

Tour dates are below. There are still a few holes in the calendar we'd love to fill during the week of June 12 between Denver and St Louis. Because this is a driving tour, we'll have all the gear on board to be able to do some intimate house concerts for anyone in the mid west who may be interested, and can squeeze 40 people or more into your home or back yard. Please e mail us at for an info pdf. Even if we can't manage your town this time, we may be able to stop by in the future.

We've just added a DEMAND button at If you click on this button on the "performances" page, it will give us an idea of which areas of the planet you want Jennifer to perform in.

Jennifer flew over 100,000 miles last year performing her one woman multimedia show, playing in synch with films she's created. You can see a promo film.

Jennifer Batten's Sonic Cinema promo

During some time off last winter, JB dove into a new creative area for the first time, making Steampunk sculptures. Steampunk = Victorian era sci fi (in the form of fashion/art/stories/films). Prepare to see some very wacky air ships a la Jules Verne. These sculptures are for sale at

Photos on etsy are limited to five, but these works are so detailed, we've added way more photos on flicker:

Stephen Ross: Daniel Gottardo tribute

Stephen Ross having some fun with the Daniel Gotardo Guitar Contest progression

Ramon Luis Galang: Colorado Bulldog - 11-Year Old - burning guitar time!

Colorado Bulldog - 11-Year Old Luis Galang

Tum Siamrath: Andromeda Solo, excellent tribute!

Marco Sfogli - Andromeda Solo (Axe-Fx Test)

Guthrie Govan, Alex Hutchings,Andy James: Monkeyfest motivational

Andy James
The Fellowship ft. Guthrie Govan
Alex Hutchings
Robert Chapman
Sons of Icarus
Mike Dawes and Amy Turk
Lyle Watt
Sammy Coulson
Red Kites
Adam Lee
Adam Ironside
Greg Davies
Us Against All
Fred Brum

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Alex Stornello: a little fluid fusion #2


Stephen Ross: Jack Thammarat Progression

Jack Thammarat Progression - Stephen Ross

Corrado Sgandurra: ZC4 the guitar star fire power list begins... help out with you suggestions

Ziua Chitarelor
Who you want At Ziua Chitarelor 4? Choice 5 names
Alex Skolnick
Ana Vidovic
Andrea Quartarone
Borislav Mitic
Brett Garsed and TJ Helmerich
Dominic Miller
Fabrizio Leo
Frank Gambale
Jeff Loomis
Joe Bonamassa
Joe Satriani
John Petrucci
John Scofield
Kiko Loureiro
Marty Friedman
Mike Stern
Neil Zaza
Paul Gilbert
Richie Kotzen
Robben Ford
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
Scott Henderson
Steve Lukather
Tony Mac Alpine
Vinnie Moore