Sunday, 5 June 2011

Glenn Hughes: The Voice Of Rock becomes the Voice Of Planet Rock

The Voice Of Rock becomes the Voice Of Planet Rock for a brand new series

We are delighted to announce that Glenn will be joining us for an exclusive series of hourly shows from Sunday 5 June at 6pm. more

Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian: Black Country Communion 2 review

Black Country Communion - 2 CD

I was lucky enough to get hold of a preview release of the latest opus from Black Country Communion and it’s been playing away in the background as I have been blogging  guitar posts all weekend.

So what do you get with this new BCC CD then? Well Black Country Communion is to all intense and purposes a modern day super group. Each player well respected in their own field whether vocals, drums, guitar or keys. Being into the rock music scene since the early 1970’s you know that super groups don’t always deliver all they promise, too much hype, too much expectation and then the inevitable implosion. Black Country Communion might just be a credible exception, having already beaten the potential first album fatality that often befalls ego driven musical combines. The sophomore release looks set to follow on from Black County’s first album, which was released in 2010 and further cement Black Country Communion's reputation as classic rock stars.

The album, cunningly entitled “2”,  features 11 tracks of epic rock goodness.

Track List:
1. The Outsider
2. Man In The Middle
3. The Battle For Hadrian's Wall
4. Save Me
5. Smokestack Woman
6. Faithless
7. An Ordinary Son
8. I Can See Your Spirit
9. Little Secret
10. Crossfire
11. Cold

In case you are not up to speed the band features the talents of:

Glenn Hughes – vocals, bass, Lyrics
Joe Bonamassa – guitars, vocals, Lyrics
Jason Bonham – drums, percussion
Derek Sherinian – keyboards

Seems to me that the melding of Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, plus  the addition of heavy hitter Jason Bonham has resulted in a match made in heaven. Big Voice, Big Guitar and Big Drums... but for me the icing on the cake is the addition of Derek Sherinian, who brings in the prerequisite Big keys to take the overall sound into classic rock heaven.

Now to write one album of high octane, vocal driven rock is OK, but to get another in the bag with in 10 months in nothing short of a miracle. Glenns' vocals are still the epic centre piece of all the songs, this guy could melt the snow off the top of Mount Everest from a thousand miles away. Derek Sherinians’ keys are supportive, rather than in your face, while the drums have that "Bonzo" big drum sound, a sound of heritage and quality... This modernised, super charged sound is a heady cocktail of rocking Deep Purple mixed with progressive Led Zeppelin all propelled by the muscular rock guitar soloing of Joe Bonamassa and lyrical honeyed vocals of Glenn Hughes. Two stand out tracks for me are the blues rocking tour de-force “Little Secret” and the album closer “Cold” both featuring excellent guitar work from the in form Joe Bonamassa. All in all, this is the sort of music you’ll want to be playing in your car on repeat, on those hot, traffic filled, summer days, windows down, music blaring.... world prepare yourselves for a a summer of Classic Rock!

Dannyjoe Carter: new EP available

Aletrist records teams up with shredguy records to bring you this 4 song ep---- Dannyjoe Carter band.

Dannyjoe Carter was listed in the guitar world july 2008 issue as the world's fastest living guitar player...clocking in at 17 notes per second. On this 4 song ep dannyjoe not only shows the incredible right hand picking technique that he is known for worldwide, but also his great songwriting and vocal abilities. Three tracks are vocal, and one is instrumental. The opening track "push it" has struck a chord with those of us who are fed up with the corrupt US health insurance industry. Nice light weight digi-pak packaging... only $5.00 buy

Brett Garsed: new cd on the way... you ain't seen me, right?!

A little bird tells me that Brett Garsed has finished work on his latest release and that the CD has gone to press in the USA somewhere... so in theory the new Brett Garsed CD should be available next month... and by all accounts Brett Garsed is very happy with the contents... watch this space...

Brian May, Bernie Beibl: Queen and Tangerine Dream a marriage made in the heavens?

Thanks to my brother who attended a recent Tangerine Dream gig just after the recent Rush gig. After said event my brother proceeded to tell me he was sat very near Queen guitarist and well know astrophysicist Brian May. In normal Truth In Shredding fashion... we said... yeah right! did you have your glasses with... show me the proof... and other supportive comments like that.... well it appears I need some custard to drown the hat which I now have to eat...a big thanks goes to Gerry Frisk for capturing the moment and humbling the cocky Truth In Shredding editor.

Bernhard Beibl, Iris Camaa Music, Brian May, Hoshiko Yamane, Linda Spa , Edgar Froese, Bianca Acquaye

Further it appears that Tangerine Dream and Brian May have been working together on music to pay tribute to Soviet cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Alexei Leonov:

Brian May and Tangerine Dream are teaming up to pay tribute to Soviet cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Alexei Leonov - Queen guitarist Brian May has joined with Germany’s etherial electronic music group Tangerine Dream to record two songs dedicated to Soviet cosmonauts: one to Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space; and another to Alexei Leonov, the first man to carry out a space walk. The songs will be debuted at the Starmus science and music festival being held in Tenerife and La Palma, Spain, in June to mark Gagarin’s flight on April 12, 1961. more

Romey Helven: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition "RomeyHelven"

Richard Lainegard: gets a new web site!

Richard Lainegard New website launch!
The website has been with me now for almost a decade, and the time has come for me to drop this domain in favor of my own name. I feel the "artist name" FretDance does no longer really represent what I am about as a musician, and just as I have shedded myself of my earlier musical incarnation I feel it is also time to shed my old domain. Once again, out with the old, in with the new!

The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition - Richard Lainegard

Sunny Dsouza: Orange, Godin, EWS and Xotic XS 2 guitar

Orange Th 30 and Godin Session

Little Brute Drive EWS and Xotic XS 2 guitar

Rick Graham: wins Guitarist Of The Year 2011

Rick Graham Well chuffed to have won Guitarist Magazine's Guitarist of the Year 2011! Had an amazing day and to perform at the Royal Festival Hall was Unbelievable. Big respect to Nick, James, Conrad and Steve and all the other finalists! Now where's that fine wine..........

Congratulations to Alienzzzzzzz... for winning this prestigious competitions. Former winners include Guthrie Govan and Dave Kilminster (Pink Floyd) The solo starts 3:00 minutes in, but it's worth listening to the Rickmeister explain how he made it to the final.

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

Shore Break: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Shore Break

Sakarin Suwannarat: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Sakarin Suwannarat -Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Luis Baltazar: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Luis Baltazar

Gabriele Pala: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Competition

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Competition Entry

Weerawat Saichana: Ernie Ball Dreamscape challenge

Weerawat Saichana
Tae Guitar FC - Eirnie Ball Dreamscape challenge

Nat M: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Nat M