Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Ruggero Robin: Ripping Fusion Frankfurt Musikmesse 2011

This is Shred Mediums first time shooting video.

Ruggero Robin: Ripping Fusion Frankfurt Musikmesse 2011

John Goodsall: BrandX West

JOHNGOODSALL\ BrandX West - The Poke

Snowy White: On The Edge of Something

Superb, soulful, guitar solo and performance by Snowy White and band, when they played 'On The Edge of Something', from his brand new CD, 'Realistic'. Snowy and his band were playing De Bosuil venue, in Weert, The Netherlands, on Friday, September 16th, 2011.

This 'narrow field' video clip captures only a small glimpse of a few members of the band, but a professional video crew was there to capture the action in full. Watch out for the DVD of this brilliant concert, scheduled to be released in 2012.
From De Bosuil website:
A very special evening with guitarist Snowy White, featuring music from throughout his long solo career. Snowy has invited many of his long-time musician friends who have appeared with him on recordings over the years, including drummer Richard Bailey and bassist Kuma Harada, (from the very first albums released in the 80s), drummer Jeff Allen (from the Snowy White's Blues Agency days) and bassist Walter Latupeirissa, (from the days of the White Flames 3-piece band in the 90s), with John Rabbit Bundrick on Hammond organ and piano (from the 'No Faith Required' album period, and currently touring with The Who), long-time White Flames band keyboard player Max Middleton on piano and strings, and Ruud Weber, vocalist / bassist from Snowy's latest Blues Project band. There will also be a music from Snowy's latest album, 'Realistic'.
The evening is being filmed for a possible DVD release in 2012.
Snowy is currently touring with Roger Waters, performing the massive 'The Wall' show throughout Europe.
Snowy says, "I'm really enjoying being part of the amazing 'Wall' show, it's definitely the most incredible visual show I have ever been involved in, but it's always a great pleasure for me to play my own music again during breaks in Roger's tour schedule, so I'm really looking forward to this DVD shoot at the Bosuil. I'm particularly looking forward to having all my old friends with me on stage. I invite everyone to come and relax, and be part of what is going to be a casual, friendly, intimate and, above all, fun evening of music".
Richard Bailey - drums
Kuma Harada - bass
Jeff Allen - drums
Walter Latupeirissa - bass
John Rabbit Bundrick: Hammond organ and piano
Max Middleton - piano and strings
Ruud Weber - vocalist / bassist
http://www.snowywhite.comSnowy White fanclub
De Bosuil & 's-e-p' pro video services (check out the gallery):
New album 'Realistic' on Amazon UK (check out the online samples, fantastic album!):


Fred Brum: This is absolutely free for the final consumer and I gain ZERO from it, but it was MY choice

The amount of elaborate argumentation to justify stealing digital property is nothing short of amazing - a digital copy, as the name implies, is indeed a replica, and I still have the original.

You know, the same original I paid from my money to produce, which has CD's printed via my money, and copyright (I believe the name is self-explanatory) I paid for myself, not to mention the very long hours of work I did myself. There are no corporate monsters, no shady dealings, no companies doing my marketing, it's all my work and money, and it will get ripped and distributed illegally like all others (albeit with a lot less downloads than, say, Periphery or Animals as Leaders). Everytime that occurs, I'll get 0 back, so I go from the "potential sale" to the "guaranteed no sale" with a click.

Now that many musicians are self-produced, the whole "taking from the evil corporate machine" thing needs to be taken with a grain of salt, more than ever before....

You are mixing two very different issues here, and that leads to a flawed logic, in my opinion. Simply put "making a living off of music" and "expecting to get paid when people actually get the work you put for sale" aren't in the same league to begin with.

The whole "making a living off music" is something that is as diverse as it gets. Being reasonable, your original work will get you some income if people fancy it enough, but many of us end up doing all sorts of session work and hired gun stints to make sure we can get along without major issues. Speaking of my own case, I do not expect Atonement to net me vast sums of money in any way shape or form, nor such a torrent of gigs that I can afford to stop doing session work and the like and become a new Steve Vai of sorts - expecting that is, at least in my view, unrealistic and supremely arrogant, as you assume many, many thousands will find you awesome and flock to buy your stuff. I do expect people to stream the tracks to give them a listen and, should they like them and want to keep them, pay me (and it is ME they are paying, as I am solely responsible for the entire process) to do so. If not, stream away - it's free and I'm more than happy to see people go to one of my pages to enjoy my songs.

This brings me to point 2 instantly. I am already taking a risk in making the album at my own expense to begin with, and until further notice, I got 0% of my hard earned cash back, with more money to go when I place the CD order and pay Mattayus for the final masters. I am also giving one of my tracks away in exchange for a measly FB wall post, and I never remove tracks from streaming unless I am replacing them with a version with better quality. This is absolutely free for the final consumer and I gain ZERO from it, but it was MY choice. I own the material, I make it free in whatever form I deem appropriate. That also makes it my choice, and one that must be respected legally and ethically, to ask for money should you like my songs enough to want a full resolution download. By doing this, I'm expecting decency, not a half-arsed excuse regarding the evils of modern corporations my solo work isn't even related to, sorry.

I also don't expect anything from music, I simple make it because it's in my nature to do so - this doesn't exclude that I ask for people to help me out as I don't eat air, nor does my family, and other than the expenses I have doing the best I can to give you guys a pleasurable listening experience, the time I spend taking care of all this stuff is time I'm not getting paid for in any way except for the less than 2 pints worth money the downloadable version will cost....

Streaming tracks is free. Such players and their playlists are also easy to embed, share over social networks, and quite a few of them work perfectly on mobile phones. Don't give me the whole "they'd be nowhere if not due to piracy" - they are where they are due to hard work, and due to having the money and factual numbers to support their touring while allowing them to make a profit. When you're touring to promote a new album, the objective is, surprisingly enough, to promote the album.

I'm sorry, but that particular argument is among those that really strike me as mind boggling and farfetched. If you sell very few copies, you get dropped. If everyone's ranting and raving but no one pays enough for you to have a next album, you stop due to lack of funds. This is as simple as it gets.


Paul Gilbert: solo O2 Academy Birmingham 2011

Mr Big-Paul Gilbert Guitar Solo @ O2 Academy Birmingham 18-9-11

Chris Brooks: Guitar Noize " great to have such incredible talent on my doorstep"

My favourite riff on the album is ‘Feeding The Myth‘ which apparently Chris has been toying with since 1997, throwing it in at soundchecks etc. and finally built an excellent Funky Rock track around it with some astonishing playing, for me this track alone puts Chris up there with the best guitar players on the planet, such incredible technique, feel, tone and phrasing. The section with Chris and Rick Graham trading solos is really cool I’d love to see a video of these guys performing together.

This album is not just another shred album that shows off a players abilities rather than their musicianship, Chris has created a great album full of melodic rock and fusion that is both enjoyable to listen to and, as a guitarist myself, inspiring. It’s great to have such incredible talent on my doorstep. more


Lyle Watt: Third Time Lucky

Lyle Watt - Third Time Lucky.wmv

Joop Wolters: Scarabee


Nahuel Schiumarini: Library fusion

Live @ Library Nahuel Schiumarini solos 17/09/11
Testing the Carvin DC135 Mr Franck Ribiere www.guitareuroshop.com during the day to celebrate the release of the album Guitar Addction. For more info:http://www.guitareuroshop.com/catalog/ guitar-addiction-tribute-modern-guitar-...

Test Carvin DC135 "Purple Karma"

Kenny Serane - Test Blackstar Series One 50 & DV Mark C212 Standard

Buy this awesome album

GuitarEuroMedia (GuitarEuroShop's Productions section) is very proud to present you the album "Guitar Addiction - A Tribute To Modern Guitar" ! This awesome project is the result of a long and hard work that has make it possible to unit more than 60 of the most talented musicians of our time !!

The album comes with a very detailled and illustrated 16 pages booklet.
Also, it's important to mention that for each sells 2 euros will go to the Red Cross Organisation.
Here are all the musicians who have participated:

Alberto Rigoni (Twinspirits, solo)
Alex Ehrsam
Alfonso Roca
Atma Anur (drums on 5 tracks)
Aymeric Silvert
Benoit Pol
Brett Garsed
Charly Sahona (Venturia, solo)
Christophe Godin
Cyril Achard
Daniele Gottardo
Dave Martone
David Valdes
Enrico Galetta
Eric Bricout
Fabrizio Leo
Franck Karmattitude
Guthrie Govan
Jean Fontanille
Jeff Kollman (Cosmoquad, solo)
Joe Stump
Joop Wolters
Karl KB
Kenny Serane
Lars Eric Mattson
Loran Saulus (Alive Inc)
Manu Livertout
Marcel Coenen
Marco Sfogli
Martin Motnik
Mattias Eklundh (Freak Kitchen, solo)
Michael Angelo Batio
Michael Manring
Mika "Mr. Fastfinger" Tyyskä
Milan Polak
Pat O'May
Patrick Amar (contest winner)
Paul-Alain Fontaine (keyboards)
Pierrejean Gaucher
Richard Hallebeek
Rob Balducci
Roland Gassin
Ron Thal "Bumblefoot" (Guns'n Roses, solo)
Roland Grapow (Masterplan, Helloween)
Sebastien Lanceau (Alive Inc)
Stuart Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale..)
Theodore Ziras
Thomas Bressel
Tommy Ermolli (Twinspirits, solo)
Tristan Klein
Victor Lafuente
Vincent Fabre (drums on 3 tracks)
Yann Armellino
Yannick Robert

Rob Chappers: Gibson Firebird X get Monkey treatment

Gibson Firebird X Demo

Jason Becker,Franck Hermanny: Franck Hermanny will be coming to the fest

Hey guys, Franck Hermanny will be coming to the fest to help out on the 6 string too! Thanks Franck!

Ashula Bass Vol.3

and back in 2004

Franck Hermanny Adagio bass solo player sweeping [www.keepvid.com].flv

Not Dead Yet site
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Chris Feener, Travis Montgomery: Threat Signal Face The Day!

THREAT SIGNAL - Face The Day by NuclearBlastRecords

Sam Bell: Clocktown - big Ben gets shredded?

Clocktown by Sam Bell

Stéphan Forté: shreds a LAG guitar... is anyone safe?!?!

Demo LAG et Showcase Stéphan Forté pour La Boite

"The Shadows Compendium" features several other guests, such as Jeff Loomis, Glen Drover, Daniele Gottardo and Derek Taylor.
‎"The Shadows Compendium" PRE-ORDER at 12 Euros !!!!!
"The Shadows Compendium" en PRECOMMANDE à 12 Euros !!!!!

English: http://shop.listenable.net/product.php?id_product=2574&id_lang=1Français: http://shop.listenable.net/product.php?id_product=2574

Listen to the track https://www.facebook.com/stephanforte?sk=app_108468622525037

Don't forget Stéphan Forté will be appearing at the awesome Jason Becker Fest on November 13 2011.

More news on the show coming soon... expect the unexpected, with this amount of guitar fire power on show... anything could happen! Please note tickets are limited so get yours online soon.

Not Dead Yet site
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Kenny Serane,Tristan Klein: Marceau Guitars demoed

Kenny Serane

Marceau Guitars & Tristan Klein : NG

Marceau Guitars & Tristan Klein : Thinline

plus an older video
Kenny Serane - Fusion impro with Tristan Klein

Kenny Serane: clean, crunch, lead on DV Mark C212 Standard

Kenny Serane - Test DV Mark C212 Standard

Jason Becker: Thanks to people promoting the show

Jason Becker thanks all those people helping with the upcoming show...

Laurie Monk:
Organisation continues apace for the upcoming Jason Becker Fest featuring Jam Track Central artists Guthrie Govan and Daniele Gottardo. This one off special show donates all proceeds to Jason Becker and the ALS TDI research project. As this is a special show, expect performances and combinations like no others, with some of the finest musicians in the world trading solos blow for blow.
You can book your tickets for this special event for just 39 euros: Click here.
Keep up with all the news atwww.jasonbeckerfest.com or on the dedicated Facebook page by clicking here

Also a big thanks to those helping promoting the show... here's a few more for you:
Jam Track Central http://www.jamtrackcentral.com/articles/

Loud Guitars: http://www.loudguitars.com/enter/index.php?/Events/

Get your banners
http://jasonbeckerfest.com/NDYbanner/banner.php and help promote the show... message me and be featured on TIS.

Not Dead Yet site
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Jason Becker: Poem and Painting by Gary Becker

Frozen Dream Poem and Painting by Gary Becker

Frozen Dream

Not Dead Yet site
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Morten Faerestrand: Is your band listening?

http://www.mortenslessons.com Live online Guitar Lessons, Tabs, Free Video Guitar Lessons - Rock Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Fusion Guitar, Band interaction, Jazz guitar Tabs

Is your band listening to you?!? - GUITAR LESSON by Morten Faerestrand

News: Star One Live 2002 double CD plus full concert DVD

Arjen (Ayreon) Lucassens Star One Live 2002! Feat. Russell Allen (Symphony X), Floor Jansen (After Forever) und Damian Wilson (ex-Threshold, ex-Landmarq).
Special Edition double CD plus full concert DVD. Comes in Slipcase more

Neal Morse: Transatlantic - More Never Is Enough

Transatlantic - More Never Is Enough ( 3CD + 2DVD )
"Another 5 Disc Live extravaganza from the Prog Supergroup Transatlantic? Unbelievable!!! Sometimes when you are on tour you have the best gigs when the cameras aren't rolling. Such was the case with the Transatlantic Whirld Tour one fateful night in Manchester, England. It was the last concert of a long tour and as Rich Mouser said, as we came off stage, "Man, you guys really nailed it tonight!" So, this is the complete audio from Manchester, spread over 3 CDs, as well as a beautifully shot 2 DVD compilation from the famed, sold out concert in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Also included are great and hilarious excerpts from other gigs, featuring Mike Portnoy stage diving in Cologne, packaged in a gorgeous 5 Disc Digi-book. This is one the fans are going to love!!!" full details

Special bundles including t-shirts

Fred Brum: Atonement coming soon

Fred Brum Album is out on November the 28th, and preorders for the CD edition (with or without tee) will be available on October 1st - spread the word! :) Cover will be revealed with the album site, and the name is Atonement. :)