Monday, 6 June 2011

Dave Reffett: metal assault interview

Metal Assault’s Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal recently conducted an interview with SHREDDING THE ENVELOPE guitarist Dave Reffett for the first ever episode of the Metal Assault Podcast. It's a two hour show featuring music, interviews, and more

Akira Takasaki: Live at The Chance on June 4, 2011

LOUDNESS - "Akira Takasaki Guitar Solo" (Live at The Chance on June 4, 2011)

Greg Howe, Stu Hamm: Moscow 2011 - 60+ minutes

Greg Howe, Stewart Hamm, Dennis Chambers live in Moscow 2011

Colin Moriarty: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Sbrego Competition

Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Sbrego Competition (Colin Moriarty)

Brian Larkin: The Daniele Gottardo Guitar Competition

Brian Larkin: The Daniele Gottardo Guitar Competition

Fabio Kufa: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

Max Sokolov: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition - Max Sokolov

Hugo de Sousa: Daniele Gottardo`s guitar competition

Daniele Gottardo`s guitar competition by Hugo de Sousa

Carlos Damiano: Daniele Gottardo's Competition

Daniele Gottardo's Competition - Carlos Damiano

Davidson Gadita: Daniele Gottardo`s guitar competition

Daniele Gottardo`s guitar competition Davidson Gadita

Nikolay Karageorgiev: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Nikolay Karageorgiev

Kasperi Heikkinen: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Kasperi Heikkinen

Julian Puttins: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - promo

Join the "Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge"!

Stefan Lindholm: I like to shred, I like to shred, I like to shred...


Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian: Black Country Communion Man In The Middle

Black Country Communion- Man In The Middle

James Byrd: Atlantis Rising - Chasing The Shadows

James Byrd's Atlantis Rising - Chasing The Shadows by LionMusicRecordLabel

James Byrd's Atlantis Rising - Chasing The Shadows

01. Chasing The Shadows Away.
02. Fallen Warrior.
03. I Don't Believe in Love (Falling in Lust).
04. Fly To The Sun.
05. On My Mind.
06. Waiting in The Shadows.
07. Remember Love.
08. Angel of Mercy.
09. After The Fire.
10. Eye of The Storm.
11. Stranger in The Night.
12. Let it Out.
13. Gotta Find You.
14. Requiem Atlantis.

James Byrd -All Guitars
Freddy Krumins - Vocals
Ken Mary - Drums
Tim Wolf – Bass

Lion Music are proud to introduce some true musical treasure in the form of this special release from the early days of one of the worlds most accomplished guitarists, James Byrd. A name synonymous with some of the finest guitar work committed to tape, this unique release is an album any fan of the former Fifth Angel guitarist will have been longing to hear and serves as a reminder of just how good a songwriter and musician Byrd is.

Comprised of 14 never before heard performances and 7 new songs, “Beyond The Pillars” is -literally- a lost album. The material's origins date to when James Byrd began writing and recording with vocalist Freddy Krumins within days of departing Fifth Angel in the summer of 1987, with much of the music material Byrd had originally intended for the second Fifth Angel album.

Like Deep Purple's “Smoke on the Water” release, “Beyond The Pillars” was recorded on location. Brain Storm Productions mobile captured the band's magic at the infamous Music Bank sound stages in Seattle Washington from the fall of 1987 through the winter of 1988. Fans of Byrd’s solo debut “James Byrd’s Atlantis Rising” (Shrapnel Records) will recognise 7 of the track titles on offer here. However the versions here showcase a rawer, heavier and more immediate delivery to those that were later re-recorded on the now out of print “Atlantis Rising” release by Shrapnel Records. Further treasures are revealed in 7 never released songs rich in diversity and depth that make this a “must own” part of any Byrd, or indeed Fifth Angel’s fans music collection.

The forgotten masters that make up “Beyond The Pillars” were undiscovered until early 2011 when Freddy Krumins was going through a box of old tapes. Regarding the discovery of the recordings, James Byrd comments, “I was shocked to have had these masters turn up, and then to hear the quality. I had long forgotten the sessions after almost 25 years of other musical activities. Everything sounds better than I could have imagined and I think my playing was on a higher energy level than what later ended up on the J.B.A.R. debut. I knew it needed to be heard”.

On the musicians’ aim almost 25 years ago Byrd recalls, “The goal was to create a musical statement which was melodic and dynamic”. This material's character is further shaped by a lyrical content which blends tales of lost love, with Greek mythology and fantasy all powered by the sublime vocals of Freddy Krumins, himself a student of legendary vocal tutor David Kyle (who also coached the likes of Geoff Tate/Nancy Wilson/Chris Cornell etc).

“Beyond The Pillars” sounds like no other album from an American group before or since. The combination of European influences by groups and musicians such as Scorpions, UFO, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Uli Jon Roth, and James Byrd's decidedly classical influences, is such that “Beyond The Pillars” captures the energy of a newly formed group ready to take on the world.

From hard driving dark tracks tracks like “Chasing The Shadows”, to power ballads like “I've Got To Find You”, and lush instrumentals such as “Requiem Atlantis”, this album showcases a level of maturity and sophistication seldom heard from any band, let alone a new one from America in 1987. buy

Jennifer Batten: Les Paul Tribute at the Iridium

06/20 8:00 PM & 10:00PM - $30.00

Jennifer Batten The Music of Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson and Les Paul w/ The Les Paul Trio plus Neil Jason and Anton Fig


Legendary recording artist, studio pioneer, and virtuoso guitarist Les Paul passed away at the age of 94 on August 13, 2009. Donations can be made to the Les Paul Foundation, 236 West 30th Street, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10001.

We intend to honor our great friend Les Paul by presenting world class guitarists that embodied his spirit every Monday night to join The Legendary Les Paul Trio.

Joining the Les Paul Trio this night will be the Jennifer Batten. Thanks to Cheryl Pyle:

Julian Scott: Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challeng

Ernie Ball Music Man Dreamscape Challenge - Julian Scott

Vinnie Moore: UFO Crazy Donkey 2011

Vinnie Moore: UFO Crazy Donkey 2011

Martin Goulding: become a metal monster!

Martin Goulding

This is my first DVD release, which is now out and available from WHSmiths and Tescos!! The magazine/DVD was written by myself and released by Future Publishing/ Guitar Techniques magazine and is only £5.99 for an hours worth of intermediate to advanced modern rock/metal concepts. Rock! Available in all outlets in the U.K, it's also available worldwide through the link above, Rock!
Play Guitar Now the Metal edition comes from the makers of Guitar Techniques magazine and is packed with expert advice and techniques to have you playing like a Metal Monster!
You will learn metal scales, tapping, alternate picking, legato, sweeping and more!
Martin Goulding is an exceptional rock and metal player and teacher, and his astounding command of the guitar has been crucial in putting this impressive package together.
All lessons are on the dvd in tab and HD Video and there’s three fantastic performance pieces to hone your newfound skills! Learning techniques like these takes dedication and patience, but if you’re keen to learn Metal, then this guide is just for you.

Brian May: unwikipedia!

Brian's Guitars:

Brian owns a huge selection of guitars, none of which he can play. He thinks they look pretty, though, and makes them himself by carving out the guitar shapes with his tougue. He once made his own guitar out of his hair and Freddie's sweaty moustache which he called "Black Curly" (the guitar, not the moustache).
Black Curly: Brian's favorite hair guitar White Albino: a guitar he once obtained from a half-German, half-Irish monk. He then poisoned the monk by putting a tablespoon of stomach acid in his beer. He then cut off his hair with a rusty Stratocaster and hurried away before the cats with laser eyes detected him. Brown Unlike-Others-Of-Its-Kind: a guitar fashioned out of his father-in-law's house. This guitar produces the best sound ever heard by human ears (with the exception of Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor's voices), however, it had the unfortunate side-effect of making his father-in-law homeless.Oh well!
And many more whimsical guitars...

Brian's favourite flute is one he has had since he was a child (which is what he was immediately preceding his being an adult). He made it with his dad out of a family pet which had recently passed away. The cat was a dearly loved companion, and Brian felt it would be a fitting tribute to convert Michelle into a wooden musical instrument. So good was the sound created by the flute, Brian has continued to use it to this day, if this day is a day when he has continued to use it, too. What do I know? The distinctive sound from the "Dead Michelle" defines the Queen sound in the overcrowded field of flute based arena rock.

News: GuitarTV Fresh Talent

GuitarTV is proud to present our first installment of "Fresh Talent" - user submitted videos of soon to be discovered guitar players from all over the world. Will your video be featured? Join the GuitarTV team tonight at 7 PM PST in a live Facebook chat as we showcase these exceptional musicians and share what made them stand out of the thousands of submissions... Only on!

Tony MacAlpine: interview Like many guitarists, the topic of practice varies wildly. Do you still practice regularly? What is your routine?

MacAlpine: I practice about 2 hrs a day with the guitar and many many more with the piano. In preparation for a tour I spend a great deal more time on the guitar. Mostly I spend time working on passages of certain songs or ideas that i would like to convey in solos. All in all I don't practice like I did when I first started simply because I have not forgotten anything yet! more

Jack Bruce, Joe Bonamassa: Royal Festival Hall 2011

Jack Bruce, Joe Bonamassa: Royal Festival Hall 2011

Tomo Fujita: Togatoga Kyoto Japan 2011

Tomo Fujita: Togatoga Kyoto Japan 2011

News: Intense Guitar magazine coming July 2011

Release date
July 2011!
THE NEXT LEADING ON-LINE GUITAR AND BASS MAGAZINE!!! 'Intense Guitar! . . . . Bringing you all things Intense on the guitar!' (r)
Editor-In-Chief * Toshi Iseda
Managing Editor * Ben Keenan
Executive Editor * Jane Sireci Ernst
Tech Editor * Brian M. Polka
Photographer * Chad Lee
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Joop Wolters: tour dates with Jessie Galante photos

Thanks to Bob Gabriel from 4 seasons pickups

Michael Dolce: rule #1 never argue with a producer

I remember walking into the studio, the producer started playing the track as I was setting up and this over whelming feeling of sickness came over me. I thought to myself this sounds nothing like Vinnie Moore or Joe Satriani what am I suppose to do on this track? Things got worse when the producer wanted me to go direct from my Boss pedals into the desk, even I knew that was going to sound like a swarm of bees. I argued the point (rule #1 never argue with a producer), we did it his way of course so we went direct. Then the real fun started, trying to play over this track was like learning to play guitar all over again. I felt useless, nothing I played worked I just wanted to get out of there. At that point I knew I wasn’t ready for this, I needed to go home and start listening to all sorts of music and styles I.e pop, funk, R&B, straight rock etc… So I started building up a variety of patches and ideas, preparing myself for anything that was thrown at me, this was a must if I wanted to follow my vision as a full time session guitarist. more

Tommy Emmanuel: CMA Global Artists Party tonight

Tommy will be performing Monday June 6th (today) for the
CMA Global Artists Party
at THE STAGE in Nashville.
The performance will be airing LIVE on
CMT-USA and CMC-Australiaat 6:30 pm Monday, June 6 US Central Time
or 9:30 am Tuesday, June 7 Australia time.

It will also stream live at the following link:
Tommy is on first and some very special things will be happening... so it's a must watch!!!

Fred Brum: Quick Picks For Stone Picks

Quick Picks For Stone Picks Competition Entry - Fred Brum

Joe Bonamassa: The Guitarist TV Show

The Guitarist TV Show with guest Joe Bonamassa

Angel Ruiz: Orquesta Jamaica live concert!

Ángel Ruiz + Orquesta Jamaica (Castrillo de la Reina BURGOS 04-06-2011 )

Arnaldo Garcia,Pedro Molina: fusion jam

Jam Pedro Molina y Arnaldo Garcia

Taka Minamino: Atma Anur unreleased new song

unreleased new song...Taka minamino by atma anur