Thursday, 15 September 2011

Tosin Abasi: more detail on Animals As Leaders upcoming album.

Tosin Abasi and Animals as Leaders will release their second full-length album, "Weightless", in North America on November 8, in mainland Europe on November 4 and in the U.K. on November 7 via Prosthetic Records. The CD was produced by drummer Navene Koperweis and his bandmates, and was mixed by guitarist Javier Reyes. The album marks the recording debut of Koperweis and Reyes

"Weightless" track listing:

01. An Infinite Regression
02. Odessa
03. Somnarium
04. Earth Departure
05. Isolated Incidents
06. Do Not Go Gently
07. New Eden
08. Cylindrical Sea
09. Espera
10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess: On The Backs Of Angels

Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar: Chickenfoot III Podcast: #4

Episode #4 in the Chickenfoot III podcast series where you get to go behind the scenes and hear the guys give background behind each song on the new album, plus listen a clip of the tunes.
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Chickenfoot III Podcast: #4 - Up Next

Matias Kupiainen, Jens Johansson: Stratovarius loss drummer

Jörg Michael the drummer has left the band. This after he was diagnosed with cancer last year and had his entire thyroid removed. Stratovarius plan a farewell set of gigs for the well loved drummer.

Jörg Michael Finnish farewell tour:

Nov. 18 - Mikkeli, Mikaeli
Nov. 19 - Tampere, Pakkahuone
Nov. 23 - Jyväskylä, Lutakko
Nov. 25 - Oulu, Club Teatria
Nov. 26 - Helsinki, Tavastia


From the studio album Elysium, the brand new videoclip from STRATOVARIUS.
Check Stratovarius and earMUSIC facebook pages for all details about the 2011 Tour.

STRATOVARIUS "Under Flaming Skies" (HD Official Video) from

Tony Iommi: book signing announced

Tony Iommi will undertake a select number of signings in the U.K. and New York to promote his upcoming memoir, "Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven And Hell With Black Sabbath". The book will be released in the United States on November 1 in hardback byPerseus Books/DeCapo Press and in Europe on October 13 throughSimon & Schuster.
Tony will be signing copies of "Iron Man" at London, England's HMV FOPP on Monday, October 17. Admission is free but a ticket is required.

Please visit the sites below for instructions on how to secure your tickets:
Please note that Tony will only be signing copies of his book "Iron Man". Any memorabilia or outside items will not be signed.

News: 24,000th tweet :)

"Your Tweets 24,000"  I am a quiet chap really :)!/lauriemonk

News: another hosting web site for your band or solo project

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Frank Gambale,Stu Hamm: Live in Tokyo and Mumbai

Frank Gambale - guitar
Joel Taylor - Drums
Stu Hamm - Bass

Frank Gambale Live in Tokyo - Cachination ( "Raison D'etre" album )

Frank Gambale Live in Mumbai - Sink ( "Show Me What You Can Do" album GHS )

News: Aussie Rockers announce new album and UK dates

TRACER’S debut album “Spaces In Between,” released on October 3rd, the Australian power rockers have today premiered the video for new single ‘Too Much’ on YouTube.

‘Too Much’, described as an exploding fireball of kinetic stoner rock energy, is also available as a FREE MP3 download from Soundcloud here –

Hailing from Adelaide, Southern Australia, TRACER will be in the UK in October as special guest on Royal Republic’s “We Are The Royal” European tour. The UK leg kicks off at the Sheffield Corporation on Monday October 24th. For further info about the video, free MP3 download, the debut album and UK tour dates, click here –

Tour dates:


Monday 24th October 2011
Tickets: £10.00 / Box Office: 0871 472 0400 / Doors: 7pm
Venue Box Office: 0114 276 0262
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Venue Address: Trafalgar Court, 2 Milton St, Sheffield S1 4JU

Tuesday 25th October 2011
Tickets: £6.00 / Box Office: 0113 244 0474 / Doors: 7pm
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Venue Address: Chorley Lane. Leeds LS3 1AB
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Wednesday 26th October 2011
Tickets: £6.00 / 0141 221 5279/ Doors: 8:30pm
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272 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RL
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Thursday 27th October 2011
Tickets: £6.00 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000 / Doors: 7pm
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Westgate Road, Newcastle, United Kingdom, NE1 1SW
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Friday 28th October 2011
Tickets: £6.50 / Box Office: 0844 888 4420 / Doors: 6pm
General Enquiries: 0161 237 9789
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8 Newton Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AN
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Saturday 29th October 2011
Tickets: £6.00 / Box Office: 0845 413 4444 / Doors: 7pm
General Enquiries: 0115 950 6547
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8 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG
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Monday 31st October 2011
Tickets: £6.00 / Box Office: 0117 9 450 999 / Doors: 7:30
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General Enquiries: 0117 9450 999
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48 Parker Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG
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Tuesday 1st November 2011
Tickets: £6.00 / Box Office: 0870 320 7000 / Doors: 7pm
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General Enquiries: 01902 552122
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Broad Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HP
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Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Tickets in advance: £6.00 / Tickets at door: £8pm
Box Office: 02380 225 612 / Doors: 7:30
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141 St Mary’s Street, Southampton, SO14 1NS
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Thursday 3rd November 2011
Tickets: £6:00 / Box Office: 0207 482 1932 / Doors: 7:30
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174 Camden High Street, London, NW1 0NE
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Leslie West,Zakk Wylde: in the studio

Listen to Leslie West ft Slash here:
Leslie West studio video with Zakk Wylde Part 1. Video was shot at the recording of Unusual Suspects, the new album by Leslie West to be released by Provogue Records in September 2011.

Leslie West studio video with Zakk Wylde Part 1

Don't call me legend," Leslie West sings on his forthcoming album, Unusual Suspects. But just try telling that to the guitar star's legions of fans across the globe, some of whom turn up on the new set to trade licks with the blues and hard rock pioneer.
A veritable who's who of six-string A-listers – Slash, Billy Gibbons, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Lukather – bring their A games to the proceedings, shining on fiery originals and inspired covers. "But nobody's trying to outgun anybody else here," says West. "We're cheering each other on as we play."
According to West, the idea of guest stars was one presented to him by label execs, but rather than jamming with sax players and keyboardists, West opted to make Unusual Suspects a guitar player's dream project. "I wanted to have fun," he says. "The only way I was going to do something like this was to have a group of guitarists I admire on board."
After completing pre-production in New Jersey, West set about recording in LA with producer Fabrizio Grossi (who also played bass) and ace drummer Kenny Arnonoff. Along with a couple of his own originals, West was stoked to lay down several compositions penned by his longtime friend Joe Pizza. “He's a great writer," he says. "And that’s his name, too: Joe Pizza – like a pizza pie.”
Despite undergoing leg-amputation surgery last June after a diabetes-related blot clot, West is looking forward to playing a good chunk of Unusual Suspects on tour this fall. “I think the record shows off that I still have it,” he says. “My voice is strong, my tone is the best it’s been in years, and my playing has emotion. I just wish the record could grow me back a new leg. But hey, you can’t have everything.”

Music Radar interview

Dave Reeves: pentatonics

Pentatonic secrets!

Dave Hill: Guitar Clinic Melbourne announced

Brett Garsed recommends:
Dave Hill Guitar Clinic on Sat 17th Sept at SpensersLive, Melbourne.
Dave is a staff instructor of over 23 years at the Musicians Institute LA and LA Music Academy and Author of the successful Hal Leonard publication, 'The Licktionary'.
Dave will take you through some of the material he teaches at Musicians Institute in a 3 session guitar clinic from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

You will receive an extensive clinic manual and CD full of backing tracks to support the material. The clinic will finish off with a 1hr jam where Dave will demonstrate all that you've learnt that day with three of Melbourne's A List players.
Darryn Farrugia on Drums, Craig Newman on Bass and Phil Turcio on Keys.
Dave will also be playing with the guys that night at SpensersLive in Melbourne, for a night of amazing music where the guys get to cut loose.
Log onto to findout more and register.

Dave Hill Guitar Clinic, Sept 17th at SpensersLive Melbourne

Dave Hill - live at La Ve Lee

Jan Cyrka: Roland & Boss TV

Roland & Boss TV talk to Jan Cyrka, guitarist who talks about getting a sound together using Boss pedals

Jan Cyrka: Roland & Boss TV

Guthrie Govan: demonstrates the Vigier Fretless guitar Guthrie Govan demonstrates the Vigier Fretless guitar, sharing tips on how to go about playing the fretless guitar if you get the chance to pick one up!

For the FULL write up and review of the Vigier Fretless Guitar head to:
Take a look at the Vigier guitar website;
Guitar Interactive is the FREE online magazine for guitarists. Packed full of Lessons, Interivews and Reviews!! head to

Guthrie Govan Vigier Fretless Guitar Demo - Guitar Interactive Magazine

Seibu Kaihatsu : Live 1990

Seibu Kaihatsu 1990雷電, Raiden theme guitar instrument -kyungwon lee-

Guthrie Govan: Aristocrats show and clinics in Atlanta!

Don't miss drummer Marco Minnemann, guitarist Guthrie Govan, and bassist Bryan Beller performing live in clinic as THE ARISTOCRATS at the Atlanta Institute of Music Thursday September 22! And before the clinic begins, you can sit in on master classes by THE ARISTOCRATS--but hurry--seating is limited, and it's first come first served! Call us now at 770-242-7717 (or toll free at 1-800-886-6874) and reserve your seat today!

The Aristocrats LIVE at the Atlanta Institute of Music!

Kostas Karamitroudis: Gus G and Firewind Head Up High

FIREWIND "Head Up High" Keyboard Cam!!!

Ludmila Oliveira: Rolling In The Deep

Rolling In The Deep

Ian Scott: Kahler Tremolo demo

Shred Guitar Player Ian Scott Talks and Plays His Kahler Tremolo

Gustavo Guerra: Happy Birthday!! :)

Happy Birthday

Alex Hutchings: Roland Loop Station and Acoustic Chorus Guitar Amplifier Demos

BOSS proudly announces the most powerful Loop Station ever brought to the market — the RC-300. The new flagship looper features three synchronized stereo tracks with dedicated volume knobs and transport-control footswitches for each track. It's also equipped with pro effects, a master Expression pedal, and a deluxe, ultra-wide control panel for the ultimate in live-performance manipulation. Plug in your guitar, bass, keyboard, or instrument of choice and create amazing loops in real time. An XLR input is also provided, complete with phantom power, so singers, percussionists, violinists, beatboxers, or anyone with a mic'd instrument can get in on the act, too. The RC-300 lets you record for up to three hours directly to its internal memory, adding effects as you go. The USB port lets you save your loops externally, as well as import/export WAV files. Step into the most powerful and inspiring Loop Station in BOSS history. It's the creative powerhouse that musicians have been dreaming of!

Alex Hutchings - RC-300 Loop Station Demo

Roland's award-winning AC-series Acoustic Chorus guitar amplifiers are beloved for their rich, natural tone and lush stereo/multi-band chorus. Now, the AC-60 and AC-33 are available with beautiful rosewood-look cabinets, offering an alternative to the standard stage-ready black finish. The attractive woodgrain styling perfectly matches the atmosphere of your living room or studio, as well as the aesthetic of your acoustic guitars.

Alex Hutchings - AC-33-RW Acoustic Chorus Guitar Amplifier Demo

Tommy Emmanuel: Tommy TV

The Endless Road
Join Tommy backstage, on the bus and behind the scenes as he travels thousands of miles, across dozens of countries, to treat the planet to the wonder of his special magic.

Every couple of weeks, Tommy will upload a new episode here to share some of his favorite experiences on tour. Episodes will feature special backstage moments, recording sessions, impromptu jams and intimate interviews with many of his friends and fellow artists. Stay tuned to The Endless Road!

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Exclusive performances, interactive video lessons, engaging interviews and valuable insight from the world's most charismatic, soulful, accomplished and technically brilliant fingerstyle guitar player - it's all here on Tommy TV!

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Frank Gambale: Return to Forever IV

Return to Forever IV Frank Gambales Guitar Solo (Sick Sweep Picking Alert!).mp4

Christophe Godin: MÖRGLBL live

Christophe Godin, France's premier rock guitarist, with his band MÖRGLBL ... Video by Talbot ...
Christophe Godin: MÖRGLBL live

Bert Elliot, Atma Anur: Stratus - Asylum in Playland

Stratus - Asylum in Playland (bert elliot) by atma anur

Andy Wood: Down From Up show date

Time Tomorrow at 21:00 - Saturday at 02:00
Location The Valarium
112 Ramsey St.
Created by:
The Valarium
More info
Down From Up
Kontraband Muzik
Something Once Sacred

$5 adv / $8 door

Down From Up- September 16th- The Valarium18 & Up Only
Doors at 9PM

Purchase tickets online at

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Marty Friedman: Live in Japan, Tokyo 1995

Marty Friedman - Best Solo/Improvisation EVER - Live in Japan, Tokyo 1995

Santiago Dobles: guest appearence on new CD

Santiago Dobles

Collection Of Conscience
Listen to and buy Silenmara music on CD Baby. Download or buy the CD Collection Of Conscience by Silenmara on the independent record store by musicians for musicians.

Elliot Noble: A Song For 9/11 victims

'A Song For 9/11' by Elliot Noble

James Byrd: Interviewed with virtuosityone highlights Roy Marchbank

Outside of your own musical work you run your own guitar company, Byrd Guitars. It seems you have guitars being built for customers all over the world, is the company offering you as much from a personal satisfaction perspective as your musical works?

It’s very satisfying. I’m not some business man hawking guitars that I have made. I’m a craftsman who makes something very very high quality, and each one is uniquely fit to each client like a fine Italian suit. Making albums, making guitars, all the custom fabrication work I’ve done on motorcycles and custom and rare automobiles, they are all satisfying because unlike most “jobs”, I create something tangible, and leave it in the world. I think that’s the essence of the artistic drive, and it’s really similar to the drive others have to have children; you want to leave something of yourself in the world, and you hope it outlives you.

Back to music and are there any new artists, whether it be new to the scene or just new to you that you have drawn some enjoyment from?

Yes. Roy Marchbank, an absolutely astounding guitarist from Scotland. I met him on Facebook and was absolutely blown away. He is so far beyond any other guitarist on planet earth, it’s not even funny. He’s not a metal player. He’s really his own thing, he calls it “Celtic Fusion”, but the musical genius and stunning technique utterly captivated me. Now he’s playing and endorsing my guitar and I’ve been trying to help him make some connections here in the States. People can check him out at

James, thank you for your time and we wish you all the best for the future in all your endeavors.

Thank you Andy, it’s been a pleasure. full interview

Jimi Hendrix: Memorial Concert and Art Show

The Annual Jimi Hendrix Memorial Concert and Art Show is a world class celebration of Music, Art and Community, presented by the biological family of Rock Legend Jimi Hendrix & sponsored by the Hendrix Music Academy, a Non-profit 501c3 Educational Charity.

National and local musicians and artists will perform on stage, at the newly established Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle, to pay tribute to Seattle’s own son, Jimi Hendrix. The pedestrian friendly, family friendly outdoor music and art festival features live musical performances from outstanding national and local musicians, live mural art painting, art show, guitar show, crafts, kids activities, and food from the central district where Jimi Hendrix was born and raised. General Admission is FREE!!

This year’s event is very special, as we are excited to announce the addition of the Jimi Hendrix Memorial Art Show and Guitar exhibit. The rock legend’s younger brother, Leon Hendrix will perform live in concert, along with the world renowned King of Jimi Hendrix Tributes, Randy Hansen. Jim Matthiessen, of the Hempfest Headliner band the Herbivores, will perform Reggae, and a few songs from his new all acoustic album, River Road, live in concert!

Thousands of fans from all over the world are expected to flock to Jimi Hendrix Park on the last weekend of Summer, to be part of the event honoring the Rock Legend, Jimi Hendrix. Each year, more than 14,000 fans visit Jimi’s grave! Local, national and international press will be on the scene to document this historic event in Seattle.

The patron (Ultra VIP) section of the memorial concert will include seating under a private tent in the backstage area, & food and beverages. Our special patrons and sponsors will also be able to meet and greet Leon Hendrix and the other performers

Andreas Skapetis: Way Out (Instrumental)

Andreas Skapetis - Way Out (Instrumental)

Charly Tejeda: 6th Live4guitar Competition

6th Live4guitar Competition Entry- Charly Tejeda

Marcos De Ros: Unpacking more Fuhrmann pedals

Unpacking Fuhrmann pedals - 2011- Marcos De Ros.

Stéphan Forté, Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Amsterdam 13-11-2011 #12

Tickets: | Jason Becker's | Venue:
Track: Stéphan Forté - De Praestigiis Daemonum

NOT DEAD YET! The new festival is in the Netherlands... Get ready to book your flights to Amsterdam!!

Already committed to the cause:
Guthrie Govan
Stuart Hamm
Michael Lee Firkins
Kiko Loureiro
Atma Anur
Marco Sfogli
Daniele Gottardo
Stéphan Forté
Andy James
Joop Wolters
Marcel Coenen
Barend Courbois
Timo Somers
It's Show Time Band

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!
Stéphan Forté, Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Amsterdam 13-11-2011 #12

Marty Friedman,Char: jam time

Char meets Marty Friedman (Jam)

Fabrizio Leo: T-Rex pedals and clinic date

Fabrizio "BICIO" Leo plays T-Rex pedals

Christophe Godin: Laney crunchyness Musikmesse 2011

Christophe Godin: Laney crunchyness Musikmesse 2011... more Iron Heart demos from one of the funniest guys in the business!