Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Joe Bonamassa: Black Country Communion Interview

Joe Bonamassa - Black Country Communion Interview

Sam Coulson: Monkeyfest 2011... be there

Uncle Sam wants YOU... to come to Monkey Fest!

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Rob Chappers, Chris Geden: The Andertons Freekish Blues Jam

The Andertons Freekish Blues Jam

Carlo Bardoli: Like This

Like This - Carlo Bardoli (Original Rock Composition )

Jacqueline Mannering: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

I turned my back for a day and Jacqueline Mannering got 14,000+ views!! Well done Jacqueline! I really appreciate Jacqueline Mannering playing the solo and particularly as Jacqueline Mannering has already posted her Jason Becker tribute too.

Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition - Jacqueline Mannering

Eric Maldonado: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

Eric Maldonado - Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

Paulo Pacheco: Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition

The Daniele Gottardo's Guitar Competition -- Paulo Pacheco -- 19 Years Old

Thiago Barbosa: Daniele Gottardo´s Guitar Competition

The Daniele Gottardo´s Guitar Competition-Thiago Barbosa

Claudio Tristano: Daniele Gottardo Guitar competition

Claudio Tristano - Daniele Gottardo Guitar competition

Gábor Jermann: Ernie Ball MusicMan Dreamscape Challenge

Gábor Jermann - Ernie Ball MusicMan Dreamscape Challenge entry

John Petrucci: Dream Theater new album details

Progressive titans Dream Theater have announced the title/release date of their new album. Check out the press release!

(New York, NY): The recent announcement that Mike Mangini would be joining Dream Theater, replacing departed drummer Mike Portnoy caused such fanfare that Mangini was a trending topic on Twitter, second only to England's Royal Wedding. Now, the band is revealing more information about their upcoming album. The new album is titled A Dramatic Turn of Events. The much-anticipated platter, which marks Mangini's recorded debut, will be released via Roadrunner Records on September 13th and will be supported by a massive world tour.

"I'm incredibly psyched with the way this album came out and can't wait to share it with everybody," guitarist John Petrucci, who also serves as the producer for A Dramatic Turn of Events, said. "We are currently in the mix stage with the great Andy Wallace and it's all sounding amazing!"

"We have poured our hearts and minds into the creation of this album," keyboardist Jordan Rudess offered. "All the life changing events that surrounded us before, as well as during the whole process, fueled our desire to dig deep within ourselves and create the best music we possibly could."

Vocalist James LaBrie said, "In the grand scheme of Dream Theater's career, the last several months have been such an incredibly positive, fulfilling and rewarding experience. The new songs and sound has never been so spirited or rejuvenating. I cannot wait for every one of our fans to sink their audio senses into this batch of tunes."

The track listing for A Dramatic Turn of Events is as follows:

1. On the Backs of Angels
2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
3. Lost Not Forgotten
4. This is the Life
5. The Shaman’s Trance
6. Outcry
7. Far From Heaven
8. Breaking All Illusions
9. Beneath The Surface

Dann Huff: interview

Dann Huff interview

Dann Huff creates a flashback delay TonePrint

Morten Faerestrand: the 3 String Half Sweep

GUITAR LESSON - "the 3 String Half Sweep" by Morten Faerestrand
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DoZ,Daniel Peroine,Kermheat: smart shredding

Insane City (feat. Daniel Peroine & Kermheat) by DoZ' (Smart Shredding)

Dimitar Nalbantov: late night improvisation

DRUMASONIC High-End Acoustic Drum Sample Library - new song - late night improvisation

Jack Gardiner: Quick Suhr Jam


Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Amsterdam - MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT 3

Jason Becker's
The new festival is in the Netherlands...
Get ready to book your flights to Amsterdam!!
About a dozen of the worlds' best guitar players will appear on stage for the right cause...
They will entertain you...
Expect over 5 hours of stunning guitar...
Over a million notes...
Each note hand crafted and dedicated to Jason Becker!
One of them performing November 13, 2011 will tell you himself why you need to be there!

  • Guthrie Govan
  • Mathias IA Eklundh
  • Daniele Gottardo
  • Atma Anur

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Amsterdam 13-11-2011 #3

Philip Sayce: new album announced

Monday July 11th sees the release of “Ruby Electric” - Philip Sayce’s latest album on Provogue Records. The album showcases previously unreleased studio and live tracks, and includes the single “Let The Love In” featuring a duet with Melissa Etheridge.
The album coincides with a short UK tour in July that includes London Borderline (July 25), Bristol Tunnels (July 26), Holmfirth Picturedrome (July 27) and Manchester Band on the Wall (July 28). 24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0871 230 1101. Book Online from and
“Ruby Electric” includes a collection of songs divided into two different volumes. The songs were recorded with Sayce’s favourite musicians and friends. Currently #2 in Amazon UK’s official Blues pre-sale album chart, "Ruby Electric" features Kenny Aronoff (drums), Joel Gottschalk (bass), Fritz Lewak (drums), and Fred Mandel (piano, organ).
Volume 1, recorded at Sunset Sound and Lion’s Share, Hollywood, was produced by Dave Cobb and mixed by Mark Rains. The songs were recorded live using a collection of vintage equipment and instruments, complemented by Cobb’s signature recording and production techniques. Volume 2, recorded on tour in France, Germany, and Holland in 2010, was mixed by the legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin) in April 2011.
“I'd been looking for the right circumstances to release all of these songs,” says Sayce. “The studio tracks on Volume 1 remained unavailable internationally. We remixed and re-mastered the tracks, picked some alternate takes, and included a live version of “Daydream Tonight” (the latter originally appeared on Sayce’s 2010 album “Innerevolution”). As soon as we paired the songs up with the recent live recordings from last year’s European tour, the album became Ruby Electric.” more

Pete Pachio: Ernie Ball-Musicman Dreamscape Challenge

Pete Pachio's Ernie Ball-Musicman Dreamscape Challenge

Jason Becker: Michał Kubicki Not Dead Yet festival review translated!

I met Michal Kubicki on the flight from London Heathrow to San Francisco flight. We shared some talks and coffees over the couple of days we were there. Michal is a great guy and friend to Jason Becker, even visiting Jason at his home in Richmond. Any Michal provided a review for the Polish guitar magazine, which he has kindly posted and translated.

Michał Kubicki

Michał Kubicki: Rough translation: 'The name of the show seems somewhat dark but it was invented by Jason Becker himself, one of the greatest rock guitarists of the late '80s and early '90s of the 20th century. Today he's fighting very rare and incurable disease called ALS.'

Michał Kubicki: 'The show was organized by Jason Becker's friends like Dave Lopez of Flipsyde to collect some funds for the artist's further therapy. It attracted not only around one thousand fans but also a noble group of the greates guitar virtuosos. We c...ould see Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, Jeff Watson, Steve Hunter, and the best of the best prodigies of Mike Varney's late 80s label Shrapnel Record-Group: Richie Kotzen, Michael Lee Firkins, Greg Howe. However, the most secretly kept star was Marty Friedman. The musician came all the way from Japan to play Jason Becker inspired song "Devil Take Tomorrow'.On the stage one could also see other Becker's friends: Flametal Kehoe Nation, and Hot For Teacher who played the greatest hit Jason Becker composed for David Lee Roth "It's Show Time", with a solo played on Peavey Becker signature guitar b...y Jude Gold, a director at Guitar Institute of Technology and a great guitarist. The honorable place at the stage was taken by one and only Jason Becker. That kind of guitar stars constellation can only be seen at the shows like NAMM, but to see them all play on one stage, you had to be at Slim's. However, another opportunity is coming your way. An European edition of the Jason Becker's Not Dead Yet Festival will be organized in Amsterdam in Autumn this year. So, book your flights and make your schedules ready...

Joop Wolters: Rage

Rage-Joop Wolters by atma anur

News: Canton Custom Guitars

Chambered mahogany body, quilted maple top with black and dark orange translucent stain, Bondy hard tail bridge,
Rosewood neck, rosewood fretboard, ReedJames Eng. PAF Woodbucker pickups.
Built for Iwao Fuke- Japan.

Canton Custom Guitars - Testing a Klein Variation

Jay Parmar: Mr Scary

Jay Parmar:
Well. I finally performed Mr. Scary live this weekend (4 June 2011) at the Saltdean Oval, for an event organized by the Saltdean Lido Campaign which is trying to save the Lido from being turned into apartments. You can help by joining the campaign at The last time I played Mr Scary live was in 2002 when I recorded this version of the song for the George Lynch Tribute Album that I produced back then. The track has recently been completely remixed and remastered, with completely new drums, and will be available for download very soon at Sign up to my newsletter and receive a free download as well as getting to know when Mr. Scary will be available... :)

Jay Parmar is also working on a new CD on the closing straight working on the production. More news sure to follow near release time.


Artur Cabanas: 3 solo show


Michael Dolce: Antipodean reaches 11 in Aussie guitarist poll

It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all outta gum. Michael Dolce This came out today and i still cant believe it.My deepest gratitude to all who voted I'm so honoured to be a part of this.Thank you so much.

Nori Bucci: deleted article from April 2007

What’s your current electric setup?
My main electric is a ’96 Fender Strat-ocaster loaded with Fender Noiseless pickups. It’s really comfortable, and it has a thin, fast neck. I love the sound of single-coils. They’re so clean and punchy. My amp rig is a solid-state Fender Jazzmaster Ultralight head and 1x12 cabinet. I was strictly a tube-amp lover until I tried this little amp. It has a beautiful clean sound, a tight distortion tone, it’s loud, and it weighs less than 17 lbs—which is great for musicians like me who carry their own gear. For effects, I have a Boss GT-6 and a DigiTech JamMan. My strings are D’Addario, and I use Fender 358 Jazz picks. For acoustic work, I mainly play a Martin 00C-MAE strung with Ernie Ball Bronze Silk & Steel strings. I also have a Yamaha Magicstomp, and a Fender Acoustasonic Junior amp. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different tunings on my Line 6 Variax Acoustic 700. That’s great fun. Also, Shubb capos are great for changing your sound.

What tools do you employ for songwriting?
I have a Korg Triton LE workstation that I use for composing drum and keyboard parts. To record, I use Steinberg Cubase SX3. When I record at home, I find that I get a lot more accomplished, because there’s less pressure and I’m free to experiment. I like to use sequencers in the initial songwriting stages, so I can experiment with various sounds on different parts. I’ll also record a part on both electric and acoustic to see which sounds the best, and that can set me in a certain direction, as well. Sometimes, just by noodling on the guitar, I’ll come up with a great idea.

What do you think made you an award-winning player?
I just believe you should feel every note you play—whether it’s a fast run, a melody, or a rhythmic groove. On the technical side, I practice chords and scales every day, and I’m still learning things from very basic exercises. There’s always more to learn.