Thursday, 26 May 2011

Steve Morse,Steve Hackett,Alex Machacek, Eddie Jobson: feature on John Wetton's new CD

Frontiers Records has announced the release of the sixth solo album by esteemed British singer/songwriter JOHN WETTON; Raised In Captivity is due out on July 12th in North America

Raised In Captivity tracklisting:

'Lost For Words' (featuring Steve Morse)
'Raised In Captivity' (featuring Robert Fripp)
'Goodbye Elsinore' (featuring Steve Hackett)
'The Last Night Of My Life' (featuring Alex Machacek)
'We Stay Together' (bonus track)
'The Human Condition' (featuring Tony Kaye)
'Steffi's Ring' (featuring Geoff Downes)
'The Devil And The Opera House' (featuring Eddie Jobson)
'New Star Rising' (featuring Mick Box)
'Don't Misunderstand Me' (featuring Tony Kaye)
'Mighty Rivers' (featuring Anneke Van Giersbergen)

Stu Hamm: "The Obligatory Boogie"

Stu Hamm "The Obligatory Boogie"

Stu Hamm will be at the Eddie Lang Jazz festival...

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Paul Gilbert, Neal Morse: Mike Portnoy Yellow Matter Custard rides again!

Yellow Matter Custard's One More Night In New York City DVD and CD is now available. Recorded on February 28th at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City the title features the following setlist:

'Back In The USSR'
'I Got A Feeling'
'And Your Bird Can Sing'
'Day Tripper'
'Getting Better'
'It Won’t Be Long'
'You Really Got A Hold On Me'
'Lady Madonna'
'We Can Work It Out'
'I’m A Loser'
'I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party'
'Penny Lane'
'The Fool On The Hill'
'You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away'
'Things We Said Today'
'If I Needed Someone'
'Its Only Love'
'Request Time/Too Many People'
'She’s A Woman'
'The Word'
'Any Time At All'
'Paperback Writer'
'Don’t Let Me Down'
'I’m So Tired'
'Savoy Truffle'
'Glass Onion'
'Yer Blues'
'Helter Skelter'
'You Never Give Me Your Money'
'Sun King'
'Mean Mr. Mustard'
'Her Majesty'
'Polythene Pam'
'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window'
'Golden Slumbers'
'Carry That Weight'
'The End'

DVD bonus features:

- Interview with Mike Portnoy and Paul Gilbert
- Rehearsal footage

Order the DVD here, order the CD here.

Marty Friedman: Romeo and Juliet, Istanbul 2011

Marty Friedman: Romeo and Juliet, Istanbul 2011

Akira Takasaki: Loudness Cleveland - 2011

Loudness - "Heavy Chains & In The Mirror" - Cleveland - 2011- 1080p

Ron Thal: Rock My Monkey interview

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal was recently interviewed by Rock My Monkey

Michael Romeo: Heavy Metal Thunder audio interview

"Heavy Metal Thunder" show recently conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Romeo

Alex Lifeson: Rush wake up Space Shuttle Crew

STS-134 Flight Day 11 Wake Up Call

Jimmy Page: interview at the Ivors 2011

Jimmy Page interview at the Ivors 2011

Vinnie Vincent: Arrested for Assault

Vinnie Vincent (real name Vincent John Cusano) has been arrested on suspicion of assault. Cusano, 58, was charged with one count of aggravated assault on Saturday after his wife Diane accused him of hitting her in the face, throwing her to the ground, and dragging her through broken glass following an argument.

Vinnie Vincent - Arrested - Assault - News report

Hedras Ramos: New Halo Signature guitar released!

Halo Custom Guitars has been building professional electric guitars for many years and recently unveiled the Hedras Ramos Signature Guitar. Hedras Ramos, the rising guitar prodigy from Guatemala, aided Halo Custom Guitars in the development and design of the world-class Hedras Ramos Signature Guitar.
“Halo Custom Guitars’ addition of the Hedras Ramos Signature Guitar to its Artist Series product line is a noteworthy milestone in the company’s history,” stated Jeff Lee, General Manager with Halo Custom Guitars. “Hedras Ramos’ technical proficiency and masterful control over the electric guitar is astonishing. A guitarist of his caliber demands a whole lot from his guitar, and we are very encouraged by the fact that Hedras Ramos is so pleased to be working with Halo Custom Guitars.”
"I'm really happy and pleased about working with Halo Custom Guitars. The first guitar I got from them was their stock ‘Morbus’ model – a black one that you can see in some of my videos on YouTube. That guitar feels so good and the tone is perfect,” stated Hedras Ramos. “Then we worked on my new signature guitar, which was based around the ‘Morbus’ model, but has all the additional features I want on a guitar… some fun stuff like the kill switch and pull/push knobs that allow me to get the single coil tones I really love. My new Hedras Ramos Signature Guitar is very versatile. It can give you some crystal-clear clean tones like an old Strat, but also some nasty Humbucker power for shred stuff.” more

Greg Howe, Stu Hamm, Daniele Gottardo: Eddie Lang Jazz Festival 2011

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.

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

Reece Fullwood: Eumeria CD release date announced

Rebel Mind (Eumeria)

EUMERIA with former OUTWORLD keyboardist Bobby Williamson — will release its debut album, "Rebel Mind", on June 28 via CD Baby and all digital music stores.

Co-designed with the members of Eumeria, this lightweight black tee has a gray discharged graphic that will never crack or peel and is ultra soft and breathable with a white sueded Eumeria logo applied to the center, and has each band members signature across the bottom. This is not your standard concert shirt.

Buy the t-shirt

Eddie Van Halen: Smithsonian interview

You’ve collaborated on projects with a number of musicians over the years, including Brian May, Geezer Butler, and Thomas Dolby. Do any collaborations stand out as your favorite?
Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” is a stand out for me. Quincy Jones called me up and asked me to play on it. When I got there it took me 15 minutes to rearrange the song and I played 2 solos and told them they could pick the one they liked best. Then Michael walked in and said wow! I really like that high fast stuff you do. It was a lot of fun to do. Its crazy that something could take such a short amount of time and can grow into something beyond anything you could ever imagine.

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Devin Townsend,Fredrik Thordendal,Mikael Åkerfeldt: available for pre order

"Deconstruction" and "Ghost" are available for pre-order in three different packages at

"Deconstruction" track listing:

01. Praise The Lowered (feat. Paul Kuhr of NOVEMBERS DOOM) (6:02)
02. Stand (Feat. Mikael Åkerfeldt) (9:36)
03. Juular (feat. Ihsahn) (3:46)
04. Planet Of The Apes (feat. Tommy Rogers) (10:59)
05. Sumeria (feat. Joe Duplantier, Paul Masvidal) (6:37)
06. The Mighty Masturbator (feat. Greg Puciato) (16:28)
07. Pandemic (feat. Floor Jansen) (3:29)
08. Deconstruction (feat. Oderus Urungus, Fredrik Thordenal) (9:27)
09. Poltergeist (4:25)

"Deconstruction" guest musicians:

* Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH, BLOODBATH)
* Ihsahn (EMPEROR)
* Joe Duplantier (GOJIRA)
* Oderus Urungus (GWAR)
* Paul Masvidal (CYNIC)
* Fredrik Thordendal (MESHUGGAH)

"Ghost" track listing:

01. Fly (4:15)
02. Heart Baby (5:55)
03. Feather (11:30)
04. Kawaii (2:52)
05. Ghost (6:24)
06. Blackberry (4:53)
07. Monsoon (4:37)
08. Dark Matters (1:57)
09. Texada (9:30)
10. Seams (4:04)
11. Infinite Ocean (8:01)
12. As You Were (8:47)

Alex Masi, Dave Martone, Fabrizio Leo, Gianluca Ferro, Marco Sfogli, Marty Friedman: GD7 Stunning list of players!

Milan Guitar Day 7 - June 11 - Milan Guitar Day 7
GOOOOOD GUITAR DAYS ALL Here's our Bill Order for the Guitar Day 7
Bill Order:
16.15 /16.40 Roberto Vanni
16.45/ 17.10 Marco Sfogli
17.15/ 17.40 Alex Masi
17.45 /18.15 Dragon’s Cave
18.20 /18.50 Chicco Gussoni
18.55/ 19.25 Salvi/ Carelli
19.30/ 20.05 Luca Colombo
20.10/ 20.35 Dave Marton
20.40/ 21.05 Strings 24
21.10/ 21.30 Bicio
21.35/ 22.15 Marty Friedman

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Orianthi, Tony Macalpine: to feature benefit concert

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Orianthi, Tony Macalpine feature in a Benefit Concert for Cliff Cultreri. The plan is to raise money to benefit Clif Cultreri and his family’s financial needs.

Tickets prices start at $75 for general admission and are on sale now. A limited number of VIP and Platinum VIP packages are now available through and Doors will be at 7:00 pm with the show set to begin at 8:00 pm.

Michael Schenker: new CD details

Michael Schenker will release a new album titled "Temple Of Rock" on July 27 in Japan.

"Temple Of Rock" track listing:

01. Intro
02. How Long
03. The End Of An Era
04. Saturday Night
05. Fallen Angel
06. Hangin' On
07. With You
08. Miss Claustrophobia
09. Scene Of Crime
10. Lovers Sinfony-Speed
11. Stormin' In
12. Speed
13. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
14. How Long (guitar battle version)
15. Remember (bonus track for Japan)

Vinai Trinateepakdee: my tribute to Shawn Lane

Vinai Trinateepakdee:
Shawn Lane 1963-2003

I play different from the original tune as something i need to tell Lane. All improvise from my deep heart. RIP The Great Shawn Lane. I always remember you God Bless
Mixed by Bobby Parrs
Gear :
TK Elite prototype (Thai custom guitar)
Dava Jazz Grips Picks
Metric Halo ULN2 Audio interface

Shawn Lane - Epilouge for Lisa Tribute

Joanne Shaw Taylor: UK tour dates

Joanne Shaw Taylor, the award-winning British blues rock guitarist/vocalist, continues her UK tour with four more concerts taking in o2 Academy Sheffield
(Friday May 27), Manchester Academy (Saturday May 28), Bristol Tunnels (Sunday May 29), and London o2 Academy Islington (Tuesday May 31).
Following her special guest appearance at Black Country Communion's debut UK concerts in December 2010, Joanne's current tour sees her performing songs from her latest studio album 'Diamonds in the Dirt', and her debut album 'White Sugar'.
Originally championed by Eurythmics' Dave Stewart as a guitar prodigy at the age of 16, Joanne has fast become a rising star in British blues guitar music scene. Celebrated by Classic Rock magazine, Joanne won 'Best British Female Vocalist' at the British Blues Awards 2010, and also received a Best New Artist Debut nomination for 'White Sugar'.
The latest album, 'Diamonds in the Dirt', sees her reunited with Grammy Award-winning producer, Jim Gaines (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana), and like its predecessor, was recorded at Gaines' Bessie Blue Studios in Tennessee.
Further UK tour info:

Mateus Starling: masterclass for atonal and outside playing

Atonal and outside playing video class by Mateus Starling