Monday, 11 July 2011

Zack Kim: Endless Rain

Zack Kim: Endless Rain

Rich Brymer: ready to devastate your master work!

Rich Brymer:
just what the video says.I thought it would be cool to offer a FREE guitar solo for your song...send me a email via you tube from there we can start the process.
Thanks for looking

Do you want/Need me to record a solo for your album/demo?

Ramon Luis Galang: 11 year old plays fives!

Time to burn the guitar folks...

Fives - Luis Galang 11-years old

Plus a Joe Satriani tribute

The Extremist - Luis Galang 11-years old

Dreamfullofzen: Shredding in 40C heat

sorry for the lack of updates.. It's been rough as they say, and in all honesty, I haven't been playing much at all.. hardly touched the guitar much in the last 4-5 weeks... Weathers not encouraging much for that either! Humidity is quite nasty, although for this time of year, its not half as bad as last year.

Anyways, Thought I'd noodle over one of the great backing tracks available from, called "metalprogintwokeys", which is a cool jam track in E.

Excuse the sloppyness and mistakes, my strings are in desperate need of cleaning/change, and it was waaay too hot.. I'll think twice before attempting to play in that kind of heat...

Shredding in 40C heat

Nathan Doyle: lick previews

Emily Preview

Dark Majesty pivot preview

Derek Taylor, Scott Stine,Kyle Honea: Tommy Lamey - Judgement Day

Kyle Honea posts the song Judgement Day off of the last Tommy Lamey demo..

Tommy Lamey "Judgement Day"

Kyle Honea rips

my improv solo intro for "The Sound Guitar Magazine"

Allan Holdsworth: NAMM 97

Three videos from NAMM 1997

Allan Holdsworth: NAMM 97

Mike Salow: Andy James DVD Give Away Contes

Andy James DVD Give Away Contest - Mike Salow

Marco De Cave: Andy James DVD give away competition

Andy James DVD give away competition entry by Marco De Cave

Ozan Demir: piano tapping

ozan demir istiklal marşı

News: Hoosier Guitar Building Workshop

Hoosier Guitar Building Workshop

Pat Heath,Chris Green: Furyon... jaw dropping solos

Guitarist shatters his Jaw and is now even more Metal
Guitarist Chris Green has recently shattered his jaw in a cycle accident and has had titanium plates put in. Unfortunatley Chris will not be making all the dates Furyon are playing due to this. The band will still play but as a 4 piece and it will still Rock as hard as it should. Chris will rejoin from the Brighton show onwards. So do come out and support.
Please feel free to leave messages for Chris wishing him a speedy recovery. And Lee,Pat,Nickel and Matt will see you out on the road.

Furyon - Disappear Again

Leslie West: Unusual Suspects details

Leslie West will release a brand new solo album entitled "Unusual Suspects" in Europe on Monday, September 19 via Provogue Records

"Unusual Suspects" track listing:

01. One More Drink For The Road (ft. Steve Lukather)
02. Mudflap Mama (ft. Slash)
03. To The Moon
04. Standing On A Higher Ground (ft. Billy F. Gibbons)
05. Third Degree (ft. Joe Bonamassa)
06. Legend
07. Nothing's Changed (ft. Zakk Wylde)
08. I Feel Fine
09. Love You Forever
10. You & Me
11. Turn Out The Lights (ft. Slash & Zakk Wylde)
12. Beetle "I Don't Know" (bonus track)

Devin Townsend: Live in Winnipeg July 4 / 2011

Devin Townsend 1 - Live in Winnipeg July 4 / 2011

Devin Townsend 2 - Kingdom - Live in Winnipeg July 4 / 2011

Chris Broderick: Megadeth wake up live series

Chromeboy2003 is a big Megadeth fan. Some cool videos inthis series including the recent Sonisphere in the UK

Chris Broderick: Megadeth wake up live series

Dan Donegan: interviewed at Mayhem Fest

Shred Medium recommends Disturbed! Dan Donegan from Disturbed sits down with Conklin at the first stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in San Bernardino's San Manuel Amphitheatre on July 9th.

KCLB Backstage - Dan Donegan at Mayhem Fest

News: Jim Dunlop removes suspicious competition winner

jimdunlopusa Jim Dunlop USA

The former 1st place entry entitled "pure heart" has been removed due to suspicious ISP and browser activity related to the entry. Vote!

Hussein Haddad: wonderful slippery thing

guthrie govan wonderful slippery thing (cover) by Hussein Haddad

Nick Kellie: solo spot on tour with "The Three Degrees" 2011

Nick Kellie:
Here is my solo spot with "The Three Degrees" on their 2011 tour. Had so much fun! For Webcam guitar lessons with me, please visit

Nick Kellie Solo spot on tour with "The Three Degrees" 2011

Jeff Loomis,Michael Lee Firkins,Vinnie Moore, Kostas Karamitroudis: let there be rock audio interviews

Thanks to Ron Coolen for the heads up on this channel feature a bunch of great players: Jeff Loomis,Michael Lee Firkins,Vinnie Moore, Kostas Karamitroudis
Arch Enemy - The interview series
Interview with Gus G.
Interview with Jeff Loomis
Interview with John Norum
Interview with Kottak
Interview with Shinedown
Interview with Bruce Kulick
Interview with Michael Lee Firkins
Interview with Vinnie Moore
Interview with Darren Wharton
Interview with Tony Mills
Interview with Andrew Elt
Interview with Hank Shermann
Interview with Vincent Cavanagh
Interview with Oni Logan
Interview with Will Schut
Interview with Rhino
Interview with Matthew Leone
Interview with Joe Lynn Turner

There are even more on the blog

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Tony MacAlpine,Mike Keneally, Orianthi: wall to wall guitar

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Tony McAlpine, Brendon Small, and Mike Keneally (Dethklok) permorming live during the benefit for Cliff II concert at the House of Blues in Hollywood on 7-10-2011.

Little Wing - Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Orianthi (Live House of Blues, Hollywood 7-10-2011)

Joe Satriani - Steve Vai & Friends Live (Live House of Blues, Hollywood 7-10-2011)

Marcio Okayama: Zoom Q3 exotic demo

Seizi e Zoom Q3 test drive/Marcio Okayama

Alex Hutchings, Jess Lewis, Rob Chappers, Lyle Watt: Part 2 and 3 MonkeyFest 2011

Plus little old me in there if you look closely enough :) if you can't wait

MonkeyFest 2011 Blog - Part 2 of 4 (Featuring Alex Hutchings, Jess Lewis & Godsized)

MonkeyFest 2011 Blog part 3 of 4

Alberto Lima: The secret code - demo from upcoming album

New Single - The secret code

Tosin Abasi: Animals As Leaders - Tempting Time

Animals As Leaders - Tempting Time - Live @ Key Club, Hollywood CA - July

Alex Machacek, Terry Bozzio: jams The Iridium (7.8.11)

Alex Machacek, Terry Bozzio: jams The Iridium (7.8.11)

Guthrie Govan: High live performer

guthrie govan - High live perfomer 1.MOV

News: Institute students play SAE Main stage at Shoreditch Festival

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is delighted to announce that they will be represented by two of their student bands, Fracture and The Vacations when they take to the SAE main stage at the Shoreditch Festival on Saturday 16th July.
SAE invited the Institute, as their music performance partner, to join them in hosting a ‘Battle of the Bands’ held at 93 Feet East in June. Bands and artists from the Institute applied to play through social media initiatives. A shortlist of six bands was invited to compete at the event. Representatives from the Institute, SAE and the Shoreditch Trust then selected two acts to play the SAE Main Stage at the festival sharing the stage with indie-elctro dancefloor fillers ‘The Whip’!
Fracture impressed with their energy, performance and high-level of musicianship, whilst The Vacations were equally impressive with their memorable songs and well-written hooks. The bands were very different in style but both showed these qualities which the Institute encourages of its musicians.
Andy Smith, Lead Vocals, Fracture: "We were pretty surprised, but completely psyched to win the competition to play at the festival. All of us want to make it as musicians, and studying at the Institute has really given us that platform to spring from and evolve into what we really have the potential to be, both as instrumentalists and as a band.” Stuart Cooney, Guitarist, added: “This is not only thanks to the experienced and friendly teachers, but to the sheer number of opportunities that arise there too!"
Joe Thom, Lead Vocals/Guitarist, The Vacations: “As a band we are always looking out for those special opportunities to perform at great live locations or events, such as The Shoreditch festival, and London is the perfect place to look for them, so it’s been great studying at the Institute. As well as its location, the course has been great for meeting lots of like minded musicians who are as enthusiastic about writing, recording, promoting and playing music as I am, which has really helped me develop as a songwriter and singer.”
For more information on tutors and courses at the Institute, contact us directly:
- 0207 328 0222

Dustin Keillor: the ubiquitous orange jam

Orange Jam-Dustin Keillor