Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Alex Lifeson: RUSH Time Machine arrives in Europe!

RUSH Time Machine arrives in Europe!

Joe Bonamassa: Don Airey new solo album



Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW) will release a new solo album, "All Out", on August 22 via Provogue Records. The CD features a guest appearance by blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION).

"All Out" track listing:

01. The Way I Feel Inside
02. Estancia
03. People In Your Head
04. B'cos
05. Running From The Shadows
06. Right Arm Overture
07. Fire
08. Lon Road
09. Wrath Of
Thor
10. Tobruk

Chris Feener, Travis Montgomery: Threat Signal - Fallen Disciples

Threat Signal - Fallen Disciples live @ foufounes

Eddie Van Halen: Neil Zlozower new coffee table book



Receive an AUTOGRAPHED copy at no extra charge!
This title has not yet been released. Pre-order now to reserve your copy, signed by author Neil Zlozower, to be shipped upon it's Oct. 12th release. Your credit card will not be charged until it ships in October. If additional items are ordered, those items will be charged and shipped immediately, and the book will ship in October, at no additional shipping charge.

The definitive visual history of early Eddie Van Halen! This hardcover coffee table photo book is jam packed with classic and never before published photos! A MUST HAVE for Van Halen fans and guitarists alike! order

Michael Schenker: By Invitation Only CD details


Michael Schenker "By Invitation Only": Peter has kindly informed me of Michael Schenker's new CD. amazon

Store for Music will be releasing a new Michael Schenker cover album on June 3th. We all know Heavy Hitters, a 2005 cover album. A collection of covers featuring MS and a revolving all-star cast of guest musicians. In 2008, it was re-released as Michael Schenker solo album under the title 'Doctor Doctor: The Kulick Sessions' and included 4 additional tracks 'Save Yourself', 'Finding My Way', 'Doctor Doctor' (instrumental) and 'War Pigs'.

This latest re-release entitled 'By Invitation Only' contains all the previous cover tracks supplemented with the Iron Maiden cover 'Run To The Hills' with Robin McAuley. This is a track originally taken from the Iron Maiden Tribute: 'Numbers From the Beast'.

Amazon.com
01. Run To The Hills
Vocals: Robin McAuley, Rhythm Guitar: Pete Fletcher(Pymmy Love Circus), Bass: Tony Franklin (The Firm), Drums: Brian Tichy (Billy Idol)

02. Save Yourself
with: Robin McAuley

03. Finding My Way
with: Sebastian Bach

04. All Shook Up
Vocals: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Deep Purple, Rainbow), Bass: Jeff Pilson (ex-Dokken, DIO), Drums: Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Whitesnake, UFO)

05. Blood of the Sun
Vocals: Leslie West (Mountain), Bass: Rudy Sarzo (DIO, ex-Quiet Riot), Drums: Simon Wright (DIO, ex-AC/DC)

06. Doctor Doctor
Vocals: Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Bass: Marco Mendoza (Soul Sirkus, Whitesnake), Drums: Brett Chassen (Bret Michaels Band)

07. War Pigs
Vocals: Tim "Ripper" Owens (Iced Earth, ex-Judas Priest), Drums: Aynsley Dunbar, Bass: Mike Inez (ex-Ozzy Osbourne, Alice In Chains)

08. I'm Not Talking
Vocals: Mark Slaughter (Slaughter), Drums: Aynsley Dunbar, Bass: Jeff Pilson

09. Money
Vocals: Tommy Shaw (Styx), Sax: Edgar Winter (Edgar Winter Band), Bass: Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel), Drums: Mike Baird (Journey)

10. Out in the Fields
Vocals: Gary Barden (MSG), Bass: Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot, ex-Alice Cooper), Drums: Brett Chassen

11. Hair of the Dog
Vocals: Paul Di'Anno (ex-Iron Maiden), Bass: Phil Soussan (ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Drums; Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath, DIO)

12. I Don't Live Today
Vocals: Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Drums: Eric Singer (Kiss), Bass: Tony Franklin (ex-The Firm, Blue Murder)

13. Politician
Vocals/Bass: Jeff Pilson (ex-Dokken, DIO), Drums: Brett Chassen

BTW, thank you very much for all the messages through facebook!!

Daniele Gottardo: stunning response to guitar competition

We are up to 291 videos already!





Daniele Gottardo Competition


All responses

Neal Nagaoka: The Farewell

Neal Nagaoka The Farewell

Alex Lifeson:YouTube Rush Artist page

Countdown to Rush live continues... the car has been awash with Rush tracks... even youtube decide it was time for a Rush Artist's page http://www.youtube.com/artist/Rush?feature=watch_video_title... you going to see Rush in Birmingham?!?! May be see you there :)

Mean time... play the list of video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7reXTabVlQ&feature=artist&playnext=1&list=AVGxdCwVVULXcDy-vIkA9zvzH561hYBSQ7

Frank Gambale: Return to Forever IV: World Tour 2011

Return to Forever IV:
Chick Corea: keys
Stanley Clarke: bass
Lenny White: drums
Jean-Luc Ponty: violin
Frank Gambale: guitar

Return to Forever IV: World Tour 2011

Rick Graham: set for Guitarist final

Black Ops: 30 - 4 Domination on Array plus some guitar news!

Michael Dolce, German Schauss: Play SK competition starts soon!


RST 10 ENTRIES AUTOMATICALLY GET A FREE V-PICK !!!!

PLAY 4 SK
Duration - 6 weeks starting on the 25th MAY
Our judges will pick 2 main winners each from their shred and fusion fields of expertise so shredder or soulfull stuff could win it
These 4 guitarists will then be voted for by YOU .

HOW? WHAT? WHERE?
Guitarists play over a free www.jamtrackcentral.com backing or provide their own original track on video posted on youtube as a response to the video (to come)

After the 4 winners each picked by our 2 awesome judges will then be played for 1 week and the vid that has the most votes wins
(more on that in the finals)

Also 1 novice level winner will be picked by SK
and win some cool stuff too so all levels should enter.

all the details



Play 4 SK

Muris Varajic: Silent Inner Cry - new original

Silent Inner Cry by Muris Varajic

Allen Hinds: Monkeys and Slides new CD


Monkeys and Slides http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/allenhinds5


Allen Hinds:
"Monkeys And Slides" is the latest cd from Los Angeles guitarist, Allen HInds. Featuring electric slide guitar as well as 2 live tracks, "Monkeys and Slides" is by far Allen's most adventurous cd to date. Each song has memorable catchy melodies and hypnotic grooves yet without falling into the "smooth jazz" category. Also featuring Jimmy Johnson, Jeff Babko, Jimmy Earl, Dave Hooper, Oscar Seaton, Dennis Hamm, Roberto Valley, Reinhardt Melz, Matt Rohdi, JV Collier. Rogerio Jardim and others.

Robben Ford: L.A. Friends



Robben Ford, Alan Pasqua, Sadao Watanabe, Abe Laboriel,Steve Thornton
LA Friends 2011

Legendary Live Concert, recorded in Los Angeles 2001 featuring Sadao Watanabe, jazz-blues maestro Robben Ford, legendary bassist Abe Laboriel, Steve Thornton and others.Sadao Watanabe, Robben Ford, Steve Thornton, Alan Pasqua & Abe Laboriel

Legendary Live Concert, recorded 2001 featuring Sadao Watanabe, Robben Ford, Steve Thornton and others.

TRACK LISTINGS
Mbali Africa
California Shower
Morning Island
Good Time For Love
Pastoral
Maji
Call Me
Round Trip
Afrozil
Orange Express
My Dear Life
Dream


Por Toda A Minha Vida

News: RIP Meg... greatly missed

I know so many people that can thank Meg for being Meg and doing things the way Meg did them... I know all the friends at the night shelter will be shocked. Meg... thanks for all you did and all you helped and thanks for those mini Christmas cakes will be greatly missed, RIP. Condolences to the family and friends too.

Rush - Afterimage (music video)

Jason Becker:Amsterdam guitar poll votes


Marty Friedman tops the votes for the online poll. A fantastic number of votes posted so well done to all! With the number of guitar players listed... wouldn't it be great to have a festival!! Imagine a festival with a guitar player list that features all these amazing players... Thanks also to the fans of the players who voted for the guitar players!

George Bellas: Live Online Video Lessons - Coming June 1, 2011

George Bellas‎ "Live Online Video Lessons" - Coming June 1, 2011
These are live one on one video lessons with me as your guitar teacher. I look forward to teaching you with the same methods that have helped me succeed in my goals as a player and composer.
Space will be limited, so if you're interested I urge you to signup when the lessons become available. Details will be available June 1st. See you then!

News: The Sound Guitar Magazine Volume 7 here!

Daniele Gottardo Outdoing all previous volumes, Volume 7 is now out and waiting for you with the best lesson caliber in print or online. Interviews Joe Bonamassa and Ronnie Montrose. Lessons from the best like Scott Henderson, Bruce Bouillet, Shawn Lane, Joel Hoekstra, Andy James, Stephen Ross, James Murrphy and me!

The Soundwww.thesoundguitarmagazine.com

Bryan Aspey: joins DiMarzio artist roster!


Bryan Aspey:
"All the greats used DiMarzio® pickups when I was growing up, so naturally I tried them out for myself and continue to stick with them because they're timelessly exceptional."




Pickups:
DiMarzio® AT-1™, EJ Custom™ Neck, The Tone Zone®, Evolution® Neck
Straps:
Cordura® ClipLock®, 2 Inch Nylon ClipLock®
Cables:
Instrument Cable

http://www.dimarzio.com/player/bryan-aspey

Cornell Dupree: Blues man passes RIP


I just found out about this today...

Guitarist Cornell Dupree, who played on recordings by Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin and Joe Cocker has died, according to OregonMusicNews.com. He was 69.

Dupree passed away on the night of May 8. He had been diagnosed with emphysema and had planned to undergo a lung transplant. A benefit concert for the guitarist had been planned in March in New York City at B.B. King’s Blues Club, with guests Cocker, Cornell Dupree’s Soul Survivors and the B3’s.

Watching The River Flow - Steve Gadd (Live Under The Sky 87)

Guthrie Govan: Guitar Player cover... a long time coming... but worth the wait!

Not so sure about the title... Guthrie Govan is more rock fusion... so may be it should be the "Nu Father of Fusion"

Dave Reffett: Shredding The Envelope Masterclass Guitar Clinic

Dave Reffett "Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Masterclass Guitar Clinic"

Time
01 June · 19:00 - 20:30
Location
The Real School of Music56 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA
Created by:
Dave ReffettMore info
The Real School Of Music is proud to present: A very special "Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Masterclass Guitar Clinic" with Dave Reffett!!!
BIO:
Dave Reffett exploded onto the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene in 2010 with his critically acclaimed album “The Call Of The Flames”. Dave played lead guitar, sang vocals, played bass, and wrote the entire album. He played almost every note on the CD except for contributions from some of his friends who appeared on the album including rock legends like George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Mike Mangini, Michael Angelo Batio, Chris Poland (Megadeth), Glen Drover (Megadeth, Testament) and more!

Dave also produced the album alongside acclaimed mixing engineer Mudrock (Alice Cooper, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold) and mastering legend George Marino (Metallica, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Dio, Kiss).
Dave’s work has earned him both national and international attention from the likes of Guitar World Magazine, NPR, the BBC, Gitar Plus Magazine (Asia), Metal Assault, Talking Metal, Bravewords, Blabbermouth and many many other outlets.

A lot of people in the music business have taken notice of Dave’s incredible artistry; such as Bruce Dickinson the lead singer from Iron Maiden who called Dave’s CD “A must have album” on his BBC radio show and hailed Dave's guitar playing as "Fantastic". Hard Rocker Magazine in Europe gave the CD a near perfect 9.5 out of 10 score.
Dave also has a degree in Music Business Management from the prestigious Berklee College Of Music and has worked at major record labels like Sanctuary Records and Virgin Records/EMI Music. While there he helped market and promote artists like The Rolling Stones, Meat Loaf, Janet Jackson, Korn, and many others.

Dave has taught, mentored, and inspired many musicians over the years to reach for their highest potential. He is really excited to bring his wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to The Real School Of Music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_rvov53qYM&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pse_85b4nAAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVSOFbCTwcU

News: Truth In Shredding Blogger strangeness

I think this is a hangover from the outage that happened earlier this week. Apologies if you are seeing duplicate posts.

Kostas Karamitroudis: Gus G Interview

Gus G Interview / Entrevista

Michael Romeo: Iconoclast interview

SYMPHONY X - Iconoclast - Live Stream (RE-BROADCAST)

Adrian English: interview and CD review



Your bio tells a great story of being in the right places with the right people , hows it going with shredguy ? is this another good stroke of luck ? 


I actually was turned onto ShredGuy by 2 people, first awareness was through Rusty Cooley, 2nd with a fellow shredder by the name of  Pete Pachio in 08' of whom we did a re-make of my demo song Flight of the blue phoenix (a demo song to Mike Varney Shrapnel records back in the early 90's) , Mike McDowell was kind enough to add us to the Shredding Across The World Vol. 2 release.  He then added me on the roster of Vol. 3 with G-THEORY, which I redifinedin the release of INNERPLANETARIUM with of course a full band.  
What do shredguy do for you as alot of guys just do their own thing and deals with record companies are quite rare arent they ? 
ShredGuy has done alot in the way of getting contacts and full page adds in guitar world,guitar legends,fuzz,guitar plus,fire works and more to come. He has really taken more of a noticeable individual focus on the artist as well as been out to spread the focus on the label as well.not to mention he has a line of shirts that kick ass! more

Francesco Artusato: discuss the new ASP album

Guitarists Ben Orum and Francesco Artusato discuss the new ASP album while showcasing some of the new material.

This Is Where It Ends, out on July 26 (North America) and July 29, 2011 (Europe) via Nuclear Blast Records.

ORDER ALBUM AT:

Nuclear Blast USA

http://bit.ly/aspnbusa

Nuclear Blast EUROPE

http://bit.ly/aspnbeu

iTunes

http://bit.ly/aspit

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/All-Shall-Perish/e/B00197I5UK


ALL SHALL PERISH - Studio Update #2: Guitars!

Mirko Quaglio: see legato fusion everywhere

Mirko Quaglio: diminishing and exhale part II (Dmin7-Fmin7)



sonar (solar)


... (time remembered)





strat-funk (straphangin')

Tom Quayle: got the octa-switch fired up

Tom Quayle:
The new pedalboard! Need more custom length patch cables. It never ends! At the moment it's not wired up as I want it but with new cables on the way it'll be killer very soon! It sounds unbelievable through the Port City Pearl.


Michael Romeo: Symphony X interview overload!

Michael Romeo from Symphony X interviewed by Metal Assault - May 10th 2011







SX_Interview.mov

Dennis de Bruijn: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape challenge (Dennis de Bruijn)

Dave Clarke: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Dave Clarke - Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Justin Shekoski: FGN guitars MusikMesse 2011

FGN (FUJIGEN) GUITARS - Justin Shekoski (SAOSIN) - MusikMesse 2011



FGN (FUJIGEN) GUITARS - Justin Shekoski (SAOSIN) + Akihito Tokunaga (doa) - MusikMesse 2011

Alex Lifeson: Not long until I go to see Rush... :)

Not long until I go to see Rush... I can't wait!



La Villa Strangiato - RUSH Time Machine Tour - Malmö Arena 08/05/11 (HD)



RUSH - YYZ LIVE MALMÖ ARENA 08.05.11 (HD)





RUSH - THE CAMERA EYE LIVE MALMÖ ARENA 08.05.11 (HD)

News: Shred Academy $3000 competition!


Here at Shred Academy we are running a competition to find some of the top talent from around the world. Not only will the winner be broadcast on prime-time TV throughout California on Modesto Advanced Guitar Instruction TV show, there is also over $3,000 of prizes up for grabs, for the top 10 contestants! more



COMPETITION DETAILS:

Shoot a video showing us what you can do - we want you to really tear up the fretboard for this one! You can play anything ORIGINAL that you feel showcases your talent. We're looking for a video that demonstrates both technical ability and musical understanding.. we want to see some slick skills and creative shredding, Don't hold back! Blow our minds!



Just follow these simple steps:

- Record a video that demonstrates your skills - REMEMBER speed isn't everything, keep it musical.

- Upload your video to YouTube entitled YOUR NAME plus "String Insanity 2011 Entry"

- Post the video as a video response to our official video promo:

To do this, simply click in the comments section of the video, and then click 'create a video response' and select your video.



When the competition ends, we will select a shortlist of 10 winners. We will then post these videos for voting, to decide the order of the winners. The winners will also be judged and given a full written review by Shred Academy instructors!


STRING INSANITY 2011 - Guitar Competition

News: Rotosound add Swing Bass range

Rotosound have just added 45-100 gauge nickel strings to the Swing Bass range, their popular round wound bass string range.

Round wound strings were developed by Rotosound at the behest of the Who’s John Entwhistle, who was looking for a brighter, more piano like bass tone to complement his trebly and fleet fingered lead bass style. Introduced in 1962, with widespread usage since the 1970’s, they changed the bass sound instantly, and have led the pack ever since.

Bass players insist on resilient, versatile and consistent strings, which give them the sound they want. The Swing Bass range offers 4 to 8 string sets in a wide range of gauges, made from either stainless steel or nickel, with a choice of double ball ends or not and even non standard lengths. All have the red silk ends making them instantly recognisable as Rotosound.

The new 45-100 gauge nickel strings ( Product Code RS66LN ) are manufactured to the same high specification as the Swing Bass Stainless Steel sets, but are much, much smoother to play. The slightly muted, smoother tone, with the vintage vibe of the nickel plate makes them a good alternative to the punchier sounding stainless steel. These strings are kinder to your fingers with their softer feel and give a warmer sound which develops the more you play them.

Árni Hjörvar the bass player of The Vaccines uses the RS66LN 45-100 Swing Bass Nickel strings to get his distinctive sound. The Vaccines were recently placed third in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll, and have been nominated for MTV’s ‘Best New Band of 2011’ award. BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe declared their demo single ‘If You Wanna’ released summer 2010 the ‘Hottest Record in the World’ and their first single ‘Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra RA)’ was Q Magazine’s ‘Track Of The Day’, following its release in November 2010.

All Rotosound strings are produced using a highly secretive, quality manufacturing process. Many are still made today the same as they were back in the 1960’s helping them retain their unique tone and sound, and Rotosound are passionate about keeping it that way. To find out more visit http://www.rotosound.com/

Pedro Molina: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge-Pedro Molina

Łukasz Kulczak: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Łukasz Kulczak

Kostas Karamitroudis, Marty Friedman: Thessaloniki jam planned


Gus G. (real name: Kostas Karamitroudis) will join Marty Friedman on stage for a live jam at the ex-MEGADETH axeman's May 26 concert at Eightball Club in Thessaloniki, Greece. (Note: Contrary to a previous report, Gus will not jam with Marty at the May 27 show in Athens.)

Jerry Reed,Chet Atkins: Jerrys Breakdown - 2.5 million views!

No surprise that has such a high view count

Jerry Reed And Chet Atkins Jerrys Breakdown

Ignazio Di Salvo: Daniele Gottardo's guitar contest

Ignazio Di Salvo - Daniele Gottardo's guitar contest

Robert Marcello: FGN guitars MusikMesse 2011

FGN (FUJIGEN) GUITARS - Robert Marcello(2) - MusikMesse 2011




FGN (FUJIGEN) GUITARS - Robert Marcello(1) - MusikMesse 2011

Alan Hernandez: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Alan Hernandez

George Lynch: Kill All Control

George Lynch, the former lead guitarist for DOKKEN and leader of his own rock bands LYNCH MOB and SOULS OF WE, will release his eleventh solo album in nearly twenty years, "Kill All Control", on June 21 via Rocket Science, Inc.


"Kill All Control" track listing: http://georgelynch.viinyl.com/



01. Kill All Control

02. Brank New Day

03. Done

04. Flys Wall

05. Wicked Witch

06. Man on Fire

07. Voices In My Head

08. Resurrect

09. Here Comes The Sun

10. My Enemy

11. Son Of Scary

Adam Wever: Hufschmid Guitar Competition

Hufschmid Guitar Competition Entry - Adam Wever

Angel Ruiz: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Ángel Ruiz entry

Carl Verheyen: Pear/Carl Veryehen/Jimmy Johnson:extemp'ore



Pear/Carl Veryehen/Jimmy Johnson:extemp'ore

Carl Verheyan (guitar); Jimmy Johnson (electric bass); Jennifer Leitham (upright bass); Prince Diabate' (kora); Annie Wadhams; Cindy Wonderful (voice)



On the opening strains of "Dewey Miles," the mysterious lead-off track from Pear's extemp'ore, the voice of Miles Davis intones (in that oft-imitated gruff demeanor): "Don't play what you know, play what you hear." Later in that groove-heavy piece, Miles declares: "I don't want to be labeled anything. I'm a musician." Those two mantras serve as sage-like guidance for the duo of pianist Nick Pierone and percussionist Rick Milne (the core of Pear) on their auspicious debut. Given license to paint vivid colors on a blank canvas, this could be a soundtrack to a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting. Pear dives headlong into a pool of provocative sound where the freedom principle prevails and the results are wide-ranging and genre-defying. Drawing on a wealth of musical influences, the audacious duo has concocted a striking pastiche where Miles and Cecil Taylor sit comfortably beside Brian Eno, Digable Planets, Medeski, Martin & Wood, the Bad Plus and Jaco Pastorius, with touches of minimalism, lyricism and spoken word experimentalism thrown into the subversive mix.



A celebration of spontaneity, Pear's extemp'ore is a vibrant example of the alchemy of improvisation, where creating in the moment results in a vitality that no amount of forethought could conjure. Special guests on Pear's maiden voyage include upright bassist Jennifer Leitham, whose humungous, woody tones ground "Dewey Miles," the spikey piano-bass duet "Jenn 2, Sect 1" and the aggressively uptempo "Fast Jenn." Guitarist Carl Verheyan unleashes his signature six-string prowess on "Carl Session 2" while electric bassist Jimmy Johnson (longtime collaborator with guitar god Allan Holdsworth and sideman to James Taylor) turns in some uncommonly lyrical fretless work on the evocative "Tribute to Lorraine" (a dedication to Milne's late mother). Guinean kora master Prince Diabate and rapper Cindy Wonderful (from the electro-punk-dance group Scream Club) also appear on this vibrant production by Pear. "We're old friends and have played together in a lot of different musical groups and genres," says Milne of his creative cohort Pierone. "But we've always shared a love of energized improvisational music. So we made a decision to commit to a series of intense, no-holds-barred free jazz recording sessions."



The baker's dozen of tracks that comprise extemp'ore were culled from those freewheeling jams. Using those sessions as raw materials, the two proceeded to craft music as if with one mind, following each other's inventive twists and turns with an intuitive simpatico. It's a similar method used by Miles Davis and Teo Macero on Bitches Brew and Jack Johnson or Brian Eno and David Byrne on My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. That adventurous approach results in the broad palette of sounds and styles heard on extemp'ore, Pear's mash-up manifesto.



(Liner Notes) Improvisational jazz is a high wire act, creating spontaneous composition out of one-take musical conversations. The group Pear, has perfect balance. One foot is firmly planted in the outer worlds of jazz, on songs like "jenn 2 sect.1" and "jimmy 1a." The other touches the modern landscape; with added vocal treatments on songs like "the frenchman" and "black socks" or a loop of percussion on "carl session 2." When you hear music for the first time, you're not sure what to expect. When Pear plays, neither do they....

Track Listings1. Dewey Miles (LISTEN TO AUDIO)

2. The Frenchman (LISTEN TO AUDIO)

3. Jenn 2 Sect 1 (LISTEN TO AUDIO)

4. Jimmy 1a (LISTEN TO AUDIO)

5. Von Schkinny (LISTEN TO AUDIO)

6. Session 15 (LISTEN TO AUDIO)

7. Tribute to Lorraine 8. CW 9. Carl Session 10. A Nod to her Majesty 11. Prince Open 12. Fast Jenn 13. Black Socks



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Jason Becker: Competition coming soon... but here's a heads up people!

Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet" Festival Amsterdam (November 2011) Guitar players: record a tribute to Jason Becker (own composition dedicated to Jason) or record one of Jason's tunes and tell us you'd like to play this live in Amsterdam. Post the link to the video here ... (more news follows, but get started!!)

News: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Some great videos being posted!

Don't forget to post you video url on facebook for the extra prize

http://www.facebook.com/ernieballinc






Ernie Ball competition

Hara Lemes: Laser Flip - original track posted!

Laser Flip (Original) - Hara Lemes

Sebastian Salinas: STRING INSANITY 2011 competition

Sebastian Salinas - STRING INSANITY 2011

Paul Gilbert: Guitar Solo Spot Manila 2011

PAUL GILBERT GUITAR SPOT MANILA 2011

Marco De Cave: Crank it like Gus G - ‎....1st place!!!!!

Congratulations to the talented Marco De Cave! We have a winner here folks!

FIREWIND - Crank it like Gus G. (CONTEST) marco de cave

Juanjo Pelegrín: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge. Juanjo Pelegrín entry

Cuti: Daniele gottardo competition nice sweep tap

Daniele gottardo competition By Cuti

Niels Vejlyt: two handed linear arpeggios

Niels Vejlyt´s Lick of the week #13

Fabrizio Leo: Fractal Audio Ultra - classy tones!

BICIO LEO and Fractal Audio Ultra

Joop Wolters: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge -joop wolters

Diego Budicin: Daniele Gottardo's guitar contest

Daniele Gottardo's guitar contest - Diego Budicin

Hedras Ramos,John Petrucci: in New York to meet John!



Hedras Ramos I'm going to New York to meet John Petrucci, at some recording sessions!! :)