Saturday, 23 July 2011

News: Sad news.. Amy Winehouse dead.

Talented singer passes at the age of 27:

Amy Winehouse, infamous for erratic public behavior, arrests and drug problems, was found dead at her apartment in London Saturday, the UK Press Association reported. She was 27.

Her death came less than two months after her latest release from a rehabilitation program and weeks following a disastrous performance where she was booed off a Belgrade stage by disappointed Serbian fans. so sad

Devin Townsend: metal injection interview

Jake Dreyer: In The Shadows Of Madness EP

Jake Dreyer has just released his debut solo EP, In the Shadows Of Madness, showcasing his many years of study under David Shankle, Chris Broderick and Rusty Cooley

Jake Dreyer: Confessions of a Shreddie

Jake Dreyer - Drawing Of The Three Lick (Lick 1)

Jake Dreyer - Signature Lick (Lick 2)

Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan: Mr Big US tour dates

Mr. Big tour dates are as follows:

30 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B
31 - Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon Club

2 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
4 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
5 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
6 - Modesto, CA - Xclamation Festival
8 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
9 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
12 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
13 - Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Trib Total Media Amphitheater
17 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
19 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
20 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
23 - New York, NY - BB King's
24 - Foxborough, MA - Showcase Live
26 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
27 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
30 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
31 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues

Mike Orlando: Adrenaline Mob tour dates


Aug. 16 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
Aug. 20 - Watertown, NY - Watertown Grandstands
Aug. 21 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Colisseum
Aug. 23 - Dubuque, IA - Five Flags Arena
Aug. 24 - Bloomington, IL - US Cellular Colisseum
Aug. 26 - Casper, WY - Casper Events Center
Aug. 27 - Grand Junction, CO - Rock Jam

Marc Rizzo: at Wake Up Fest

during the version of "Wake Up Fest" at Dingbatz in New Jersey, Marc Rizzo and his solo band performed in front of a crowd that showed up to support and celebrate the 41st birthday of Chi Cheng, former deftones bassists who has been in a coma ever since he suffered from a terrible car accident in November of 2008. Through this act of humbleness Rizzo demonstrated why he is one of the best guitarists in Heavy Music today. We had the chance to interview Rizzo about his musical career and about the influence that Chi Cheng has had in the entire Heavy Music scene.

Cavalera Conspiracy & Soulfly Guitarist Marc Rizzo at Wake Up Fest

Fredrik Thordendal: Meshuggah working on new album

When asked about whether MESHUGGAH has been working on new music and if he has any new gear he is using, Fredrik said, "Yes, we are working on a new album and have been for a long time. I'm so excited about this one. We've always tried to change how we write songs to keep it exciting, but on recent albums we've also been moving further away from working together as a band. On this album, though, everyone is working together. Every day that we're in the studio, we'll play whatever song we're working on, record a demo version of it to analyze at home, and then come back the next day, talk about it and try to make it better. I think because of this, it's going to be our best album yet.

"We don't have a title yet, but when it comes to new gear, this one is going to be special, to say the least. I'm working with DAR Amplification to make this ridiculously powerful guitar amp. It's got 100 watts of true Class A power. The tubes are from Russian MiG 25 fighter planes; they're designed to survive a nuclear blast and keep the plane flying. It will be the world's most advanced modern tube amp. But most importantly, it's designed from beginning to end for the ultimate metal tone, and it sounds awesome. Can't wait for you to experience it!" more

Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth, Leslie West: 3 Guitar Heroes US tour dates announced

Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Leslie West will join forces for the "3 Guitar Heroes" tour in October/November.The "3 Guitar Heroes" tour is booked by Wayne Forte and Ben Shprits at Entourage Talent, and managed by Bob Ringe of Survival Management.

The itinerary includes appearances in:

Oct. 06 - Norfolk, CT Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
Oct. 08 - Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
Oct. 09 - Plymouth, NH The Flying Monkey
Oct. 12 - Foxborough, MA Showcase Live
Oct. 13 - Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
Oct. 14 - New York, NY Irving Plaza
Oct. 15 - Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Oct. 16 - Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Oct. 19 - Baltimore, MD Sound Stage
Oct. 20 - Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Oct. 21 - Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
Oct. 22 - Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
Oct. 27 - Chicago, IL House of Blues
Nov. 04 - Dallas, TX House of Blues
Nov. 05 - Houston, TX House of Blues
Nov. 11 - Las Vegas, NV Boulder Station Hotel & Casino

Michael Schenker - Doctor Doctor at The Robin Bilston 22nd July 2011

Andy James, Kostas Karamitroudis: Gus G and the nu king of shred Andy James at Lick Library

Eric Gales:a blues maven's delight

On the wings of Rock and Roll - Eric Gales

When You've Got No Place to Go - Eric Gales

THE Eric Gales Band - Them Changes -LIVE in Memphis 2011

Dimitar Nalbantov: full track from new album available for download

Dimitar Nalbantov: Full Track from my new album: "Be on the wing"

Frank Pearl: TOP 100 Guitar Idol III

Top 100 announced... final details still to be announced. So I'll be reviewing a number of players over the coming weeks.

Frank Pearl - The Neverendless Song (TOP 100 Guitar Idol III)

Joe Satriani: Sammy Hagar Rolling Stone interview

The results are some of Hagar and Satriani's favorite hooks yet. "It's a lot more musical than the last record – the hooks and the songs are better," says Hagar. Satriani adds, "We created a record that was deeper and better than the first one . . . it makes a musician very happy when they can see that they are involved with something that's very moving forward and life-changing." more

Christophe Godin: Signature 4seasonspickups Humbucker

Introducing the 4 Seasons Christophe Godin Signature Humbucker (

Peter Greier: Beam Of Speaker - Deeflexx

I recorded for you the BEAM-EFFECT, this shrill sound coming out of the centre of a guitar speaker. The DEEFLEXX converts this sound energy into an even, spherical sound field.
Every experienced guitar player knows about the beam, this ice pick harsh sound. You may know about using Gaffa tape or any kind of discs and blockers, but the sound looses liveliness and low-end. There is no device that REALLY changes the directivity until I found this revolutionary Deeflexx -- ABSOLUTELY NO BEAM - just look and listen.

BEAM of speaker -- Deeflexx -- Peter Greier

Steve Lynch: Autograph solo lesson sessions

Steve Lynch: Autograph solo lesson sessions

Dave Martone: Attack of the Celery Crunchers in Germany 2011

Peak view of the Martone Concert in 2011 Germany for the Schorndorfer Guitar Festival.

The video is from a Zoom camera. There is however video from a 3 camera shoot that will be synced to the audio that was recorded to 24 channel hard disk.

Dave Martone
David Spidel
Gary Grace

Dave Martone Attack of the Celery Crunchers in Germany 2011

Daniele Liverani: Joyful


Dhalif: OVT1928

Dhalif - OVT1928

Bill Dikki: killer slap-speed 7-string performance

Slap-speed performance-based building Dikki 7-string

Joe Bonamassa: Dust Bowl get your free track now!


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Brian Auer: Play 4 SK

Brian Auer:
Here is some Shred I did over some Andy James backing track I found online somewhere. The playing came out pretty nice so I thought I would share it.

The video is a lil blurry but hey, it is what it is ;) Play 4 SK - Brian Auer

Dhalif: C Major Pop Rock Style Improvisation

Really top quality, touch, tone, taste and chops!

Dhalif - C Major Pop Rock Style Improv Jam