Monday, 9 May 2011

Matheus Teston: Daniele Gottardo's Competition

Daniele Gottardo's Competition - Matheus Teston

Albert Houwaart: Daniele Gottardo's guitar competition on 8 strings!

This is my Entry For the Daniele Gottardo's Guitar competition
I had a blast! Thanks for the opportunity! and good luck too all! Produced with CyberLink PowerDirector 9

Daniele Gottardo's guitar competition - By Albert houwaart

Mark Joyce: Daniele Gottardo "Guitar Competition" 2011

MARK JOYCE - Daniele Gottardo "Guitar Competition" 2011

Marty Friedman: overtaken by the moment in France

Marty Friedman France was amazing! It blows me away how much the French seem to love the Japanese songs. Maybe it is no coincidence that Japanese music was heavily influenced by French chanson at one time. I can`t believe I got caught up in the moment and said "Voulez vouz coucher avec moi, ce soir" on stage to a venue of about 90% guys...thank god no one tried to take me up on it

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)

Greg Howe, Stuart Hamm: Dennis Chambers - Eddie Lang Festival

Greg Howe, Stu Hamm & Dennis Chambers live @ next Eddie Lang Jazz Festival 2011 at the Castle of Monteroduni, Isernia (Italy). One of the greatest music events of next summer 2011.
Do not miss.

Greg Howe, Stuart Hamm, Dennis Chambers: the Fusion Supergroup @ next Eddie Lang Festival

Tommy Denander: Holy Diver, Dan Reed tribute to Ronnie James Dio

Dan Reed pays tribute to the late great Ronnie James Dio who passed away a few weeks previously. This is an unexpected slow version of the Dio song Holy Diver. The band features Rob Daiken and Tommy Denander on guitar, Robert Ikiz on drums, Brooke Lizotte on keyboards and Bengan Jonasson on bass. This was filmed at Sticky Fingers Rock club in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Holy Diver, Dan Reed tribute to Ronnie James Dio

Jeff Kollman: auctioning off four of his guitars on eBay for Japan!!

Super guitars... deserve a good home and will give a good home... dig deep folks.

Acclaimed L.A.-based guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY) is auctioning off four of his guitars on eBay with part of the proceeds going to a Japanese tsunami relief fund.
The guitars up for auction are a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Special (used on the recordings of 'Numena' and 'The Long Walk Goodbye'off COSMOSQUAD - 'Acid Test'), an original 1974 hard tail Fender Strat (featured in the COSMOSQUAD - 'Lights, Camera, Squad!!' DVD and virtually every Kollman release since 1995), a Wes Montgomery-style 1948 Gibson L7 (used on the recording of'Dr. Blotter & Miss Purple (Ride in the Echoplex)' from the BOMBASTIC MEATBATS - 'More Meat' CD), and a first yearIbanez AS 50 semi-hollow body Gibson 335 style. "I've accumulated a lot of gear, including guitars, over the years and it's time to thin the herd a bit so to speak. At the same time I wanted to give back to the people of Japan who've supported my musical endeavors going back to my EDWIN DARE days", states Kollman. "When that massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami hit it really made me think. I played Sendai with COSMOSQUAD and twice with the BOMBASTIC MEATBATS recently and to think that parts of the city are now virtually destroyed is simply mindboggling. We could've easily been there when the tsunami hit and people that have come out to support us are now left without a home."

In addition, Kollman's instrumental trio, COSMOSQUAD, featuring drummer Shane Gaalaas (B'z, MSG, GLENN HUGHES, ULI ROTH) and bassist Ric Fierabracci (FRANK GAMBALE, DAVE WECKL, PLANET X), have just announced a benefit show for Japan which is scheduled for May 27 at the Baked Potato in Studio City, California . The band will be joined by a number of friends and special guests. More details to come.

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Derek Sherinian: Solo album coming along nicely... Steve Lukather, Steve Stevens, Joe Bonamassa, Tony MacAlpine, Doug Aldrich

I just finished my final keyboard overdubs today for solo record #7 ( I still need an album title, and 7 song titles!!)Simon Phillips is mixing over the next 10 days.
I am very excited about this record. It is very much in the vein of the early Jeff Beck instrumental records. I am using a lot of Vintage B3, Rhodes. Moog and piano throughout the record.

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Special thanks to Steve Lukather, Steve Stevens, Joe Bonamassa, Tony MacAlpine, Doug Aldrich, Jimmy Johnson, and especially Simon Phillips for your involvement.

This record will be released in August on Mascot Records.
I am going to take sometime off before the Black Country Communion tour kicks off in June. Look for the realease of BCC "2" in June.
I hope to see you this summer

Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian: Black Country Communion II prerelease

Black Country Communion have just issued a free download of the first track from their forthcoming second studio album "2". Entitled "The Outsider", the new song is available as a free download from the Official BCC website
In the UK and the rest of Europe, Mascot Records will issue an exclusive limited edition digipack of Black Country Communion's "2" album, produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Journey, Black Crowes). The limited edition digipack is available for pre-order now, and includes hand-written liner notes from each member of the band, plus exclusive photographs. The sleeve artwork will be embossed in a high quality "grain texture" finishing.
Fans can order the limited edition CD digipack from Amazon UK:, and An exclusive double gatefold vinyl edition can be ordered from Amazon UK:
The forthcoming BCC album features the song "Save Me", originally intended to be performed by Led Zeppelin after their 2007 reunion concert at London's O2 Arena. The song, written by Jason Bonham, was intended to be worked on by Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page, but was abandoned when Robert Plant opted out from touring with the band.
Earlier this year, before Jason entered the studio to record the new Black Country album, he gave "Save Me" to BCC's vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes, who finished the arrangement and wrote the lyrics. "Save Me originally started off as an idea that I worked on with Jimmy and John," says Bonham. "You'll
notice it - there's a slight Zepesque riff - It's got a definite feel to it."  full details

News: Sibelius fest details

Find out who they

On 28 May at the Theatre Banking Corp, all we see these excellent guitarists share with Sibelius great music and lots of electric guitar. Event held once a year bringing together local talent of great renown. All in one platform!!

Tickets on sale at the theater box office and through: 3d

Exclusive entrance only 445 people!

Event Schedule ...
By purchasing your ticket (50Bsf) you can enjoy:

- Guitar Clinic Mexican Demian (3:00 PM - 3:40 PM)
- 6 Finalists Sibelius Fest 2011 (3:45 PM - 5:40 PM)
- Recess (5:40 PM - 7:20 PM)
- Sibelius with incredible guest artists + Two versioned pieces never before Nightwish (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
- Awards (9:00 PM - 9:30 PM)

Stay well informed about the next steps:

@ Sibeliussoul

Martin Miller: To Be Honest with Tom Goetze Band

Martin Miller - Live solo on "To Be Honest" w/ Tom Goetze Band

Rob Chappers: new live show to debate GAS!

The Monkey Lord - Live Show #1Greetings! \m/

Starting today (Monday 9th May) at 8pm, and every week following at 8pm, I will be running a live show at

I regularly get e-mails from people saying "Chappers, I have BLAH amount of money. What do you suggest I buy with my BLAH?" - maybe we could do that live?!

We could also discuss MonkeyFest, Chapman Guitars models, and so on.

I will also be accepting live questions and calls (callers must have microphone and headphones) - so come and join me at (or at 8pm BST!

To celebrate my launch of this regular live show, I will be giving away a MonkeyFest 2011 VIP ticket. To win, all you have to do is:

Follow @monkey_fest on Twitter
Like The Monkey Lord (Rob Chappers) on Facebook
Tweet the following: 'So much shred at #monkeyfest2011! #monkeyfestcompetition'Winners will be announced on the live stream at 8pm BST!

See you there ;)

Chappers out \m/

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Marco De Cave: My Solo Guitar Competition 2011

My Solo Guitar Competition 2011 Marco De Cave

Allan Holdsworth, Tony Levin: Bozzio Mastelotto Live

2010 Holdsworth, Bozzio, Levin, Mastelotto Live in HD Solo Compilation, Seattle January 2nd

David Gilmour: Robert Wyatt,David Bowie,Bob Geldof comfortably numb

David Gilmour - Robert Wyatt comfortably numb

David Gilmour & David Bowie - Comfortably Numb

David Gilmour & Bob Geldof - 16 Comfortably numb

Allan Holdsworth: art over commecialism

I have to lay my cards on the table, I think Allan Holdsworth is one of the most amazing players and composers I have ever heard. No doubt he would be able to real off many other players that were far better than him, as this is his way... but would Allan be better off being more commercial? The simple answer, to my mind, is NO! There is no benefit to Allan Holdsworth being anything other than Allan Holdsworth. Would there be any point to a Holdsworthian version of Van Halen's jump for example? I for one am so glad that I got into his compositions, he's certainly expanded my musical journey life and created some of my most favourite music. Play on Allan... I'll leave you to decide what you want to do and I hope success comes from the work that you deliver.

Allan Holdsworth Interview and SynthAxe performance.

Tom Hess: the art of sweep picking
Check out these highly effective sweep picking exercises and licks for improving your sweep picking technique.

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Sweep Picking Exercises

Giulio Puleri: plays Brett Garsed Style live.

Brett Garsed Style

Kermheat: Toxic - crazy pony style!

Kermheat plays britney spears's Toxic

Gretchen Menn, Stu Hamm: Oleo Strut, delivering a rocking new tune!!

A great original track featuring the towering talents of Mr Stu Hamm... (Booooo) and the classy Gretchen Menn. Great professional video too... all looking good for an upcoming CD.

"Oleo Strut" by Gretchen Menn