Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Zakk Wylde: Obtains Long-Term Restraining Order

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Devin Townsend: Emma Barnett interviews in an echo chamber from hell!

Devin Townsend Interview at Bloodstock Festival 2011 with Emma Barnett

Vivian Campbell: "The Last In Line" Deluxe Edition

"The Last In Line" Deluxe Edition track listing:
Disc 1:

01. We Rock
02. Last in Line
03. Breathless
04. I Speed at Night
05. One Night in the City
06. Evil Eyes
07. Mystery
08. Eat Your Heart Out
09. Egypt (The Chains Are On)

Disc 2:

01. Stand Up And Shout (Live B-Side)
02. Straight Through The Heart (Live B-Side)
03. Eat Your Heart Out (Live)
04. Don’t Talk To Strangers (Live)
05. Holy Diver (Live B-Side)
06. Rainbow In The Dark (Live B-Side)
07. One Night In The City (Live Pinkpop Festival)
08. We Rock (Live Pinkpop Festival)
09. Holy Diver (Live Pinkpop Festival)
10. Stargazer (Live Pinkpop Festival)
11. Heaven And Hell (Live Pinkpop Festival)
12. Rainbow In The Dark (Live Pinkpop Festival)
13. Don't Talk To Strangers (Live Pinkpop Festival)

Vivian Campbell: Dio Sacred Heart deluxe edition

Universal has set a November 16 Japanese release date for the deluxe edition of DIO's 1985 album, "Sacred Heart".

"Sacred Heart" Deluxe Edition track listing:

Disc 1:

01. King Of Rock And Roll
02. Sacred Heart
03. Another Lie
04. Rock 'N' Roll Children
05. Hungry For Heaven
06. Like The Beat Of The Heart
07. Just Another Day
08. Fallen Angels
09. Shoot Shoot

Disc 2:

Bonus Tracks

01. Hide In The Rainbow (EP)
02. We Rock (Live B-Side)
03. Last In Line (Live B-Side)
04. Like The Beat Of A Heart (Live B-Side)

Intermission (Live At The Sports Arena in San Diego, CA on December 6, 1985)

05. King Of Rock N Roll
06. Rainbow In The Dark
07. Sacred Heart
08. Rock 'N' Roll Children
09. Long Live Rock N Roll
10. Man On The Silver Mountain
11. We Rock

John Petrucci: metal assault interview

Interview with John Petrucci from Dream Theater - September 25th 2011

Neil Peart: centre stage DVD... another one for the collection!

"Filmed in various locations over the course of a year, Neil Peart takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at RUSH's 2010-11 'Time Machine' tour. This includes rare and exclusive footage of Neil's personal pre-tour rehearsals and backstage events at a RUSH concert (including a visit to the soundcheck, and an unprecedented backstage interview as Neil warms up for the show). Neil also presents a detailed look at every single song in the tour's set list. Each song features analysis and demonstrations by Neil, which are coupled with a detailed PDF e-Book containing transcription of his parts. At the end of each song discussion, the viewer is transported onstage to a RUSH concert to see the actual live performance of the song from the perspective of the drum cameras only. 6 hours, 40 minutes."


* Over 6 hours of footage
* Neil's personal drum rehearsals
* Setup and soundcheck footage
* Backstage interview as Neil warms up for a RUSH concert
* Detailed discussion of classic RUSH drum parts, with slow-motion, drums-only demonstrations and e-Book with transcriptions
* Live, drum-camera performances of every song on the "Time Machine" tour
* One-hour interview, explanation, and demonstration of new RUSH song "Caravan"

Neil Peart - Taking Center Stage: Limelight Drum Lesson

Neil Peart - Taking Center Stage: Preview Trailer

Chris Letchford,Travis Levrier: brown paper bag man interview

The Mighty Z of Capital Chaos interviews Chris from Scale The Summit at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA during the Slaughter Survivors Tour on 8-19-11


Tosin Abasi: Animals As Leaders new album, interview and pro shot live video

"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

Animals As Leaders interview part 1 of 2

Animals As Leaders interview part 2 of 2

Animals As Leaders CAFO LIVE Vienna, Austria 2011-09-12 1080p FULL HD 2 cam mix

Animals As Leaders Isolated incidents LIVE Vienna, Austria 2011-09-12 1080p FULL HD

Marco Sfogli: At Mephisto studio demoing Ibanez guitar


Guthrie Govan: Suhr Demo 2011

Guthrie Govan - Suhr Demo 2011

Paul Reed Smith: PRS Interview

Experience PRS '11 - Paul Reed Smith Interview

Peter Luha: Caprice No. 5 edit

part of Caprice No. 5 /Niccolo Paganini/ - guitar version by Peter Luha

Al Di Meola: Experience PRS 2011

Experience PRS '11 - Al Di Meola Band Performance Pt. 1

Experience PRS '11 - Al Di Meola Band Performance Pt. 2

Adrian Belew,Tony Levin: Elephant Talk live at Iridium 2011

Adrian Belew And Tony Levin as Special Guests with The Les Paul Trio and in duo format playing a King Crimson Classic

Adrian Belew and Tony Levin Duo- King Crimson's "Elephant Talk" Iridium Les Paul Monday (9/26/11)

Kenny Serane: Romain Berguin - funky fusion live session

Romain Berguin (Basse HF) & Kenny Serane (Guitare DLP)

Rafael Nery: Tagima Dream Team - live performance

Rafael Nery - Black Vulcan (The Players) - Clipe Oficial

Tagima Dream Team - Rafael Nery em Beyond the night - Radar Showlivre.mp4

Ricardo Soares: Tagima Dream Team 2011 - great live show jamming

Tagima Dream Team 2011 - Ricardo Soares em Highway - Radar Showlivre

Tagima Dream team 2011 Ricardo Soares em Hard metal Radar Showlivre

Daniel Rezende: Expomusic 2011 - Surfing With the Alien

Expomusic 2011 - Surfing With the Alien - Daniel Rezende

Jamie Humphries: Die To Live - Steve Vai - Guitar Intro Lesson

Die To Live - Steve Vai - Guitar Intro Lesson With Jamie Humphries Licklibrary

Michael Amott: Arch Enemy - Interview for Guitar World

Michael & Chris Amott from Arch Enemy - Interview for Guitar World - September 27th 2011

Gianluca Ferro: Schecter DVD coming soon

Gianluca Ferro... Scary player... nice guy... back to demo his awesome new Schecter guitars for an upcoming DVD.

Gianluca Ferro Schecter Promo and DVD Trailer

Vovan Vopilov: testing out some amps

Vovan Vopilov. STIFF 90-AD Ibanez APEX-2 Bogner 4 x12

Vovan Vopilov STIFF 90-AD Bogner 4x12 Fender guitar

Oziel Zinho, Mattias IA Eklundh: cool live jam session

Ozielzinho e Mattias IA Eklundh

You can see the super Mattias IA Eklundh at the Jason Becker fest

Not Dead Yet site

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Dave Weiner: "That Diminished Thang"

"That Diminished Thang". Riff Of The Week® - 9/28/11 (S6:E45)

David Gilmour: the remastered packages

News: Lick Library Live - guitar idol live final details

LickLibrary are proud to announce “LickLibrary LIVE”

The ‘Licklibrary LIVE’ day will include Masterclasses from some of LickLibrary’s highly respected tutors, live performances, and the Guitar Idol live final. We also will be broadcasting the Guitar Idol final live online around the world.

You’ll also get the chance to join in some fun stuff like our Guitaraoke where you can get on stage and jam with some of the licklibrary tutors, plus more cool stuff to be announced. Doors open 12.30pm – 10.30pm

LickLibrary “Live” will be held in London on Sunday 4th December 2011 at London’s Relentless Garage.

With Masterclasses and live performances from:
Stuart Bull
Andy James
Danny Gill
Michael Casswell
Jamie Humphries

Plus every ticket holder gets a free LickLibrary DVD!

Important details:
Date: 4th December 2011
Start time: From 12.30 (end by 10.30pm).
Location: Relentless Garage, London. (Nearest London Underground Station: Highbury & Islington).

Tickets: - entry tickets & Masterclasses places must be purchased in advance.

Click here for tickets, details of the venue, Masterclasses, live performances and guest artists and judges that will be announced over the next few weeks.

If you’re on Facebook, make sure you RSVP for the event to keep up to date on any news for the event here.

David Wallimann: Rhythm Phrasing Axe FX II
Wednesday September 28th - 5 PM US Mountain Time
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This live online group class will teach you how to keep your ideas fresh while improvising.
You will be able to interact with the teacher via chat.
This hour and a half class will focus on rhythm elements and how to use them to create musical ideas that make sense.
Your ticket gives you access to the class. Instructions to get access to the class will be found in your download section after purchase.
Because of the nature of this product, no refunds can be given unless for technical reasons on the broadcaster's part.
Guitar: Parker itefly
Amp: Fractal Audio Axe FX II

Rhythm Phrasing Axe FX II

Dave Reeves: Hearing modes 2. Lydian

Dingles guitar clinic. Hearing modes 2. Lydian.

Alex Skolnick, Chris Broderick: Winter Guitar Retreat sounds awesome!

This is will be a great event for real guitar players and fans alike, because these guys can play it all, from shredding progressive metal, to rock, to classical, to jazz, to fusion. They'll give you insight into their craft, they'll help you progress to a new level. They'll give you the ups and downs of tour life, tips for the guys who are starting out and and road the lessons learned from extensive world touring. Overall expect to come back a new rejuvenated you, ready to rock the world 2012! A treat not to be missed!


Skolnick & Broderick Winter Guitar Retreat

Renowned guitarists Alex Skolnick of Testament and Chris Broderick of Megadeth have joined forces to create the first annual Skolnick & Broderick’s Winter Guitar Retreat. This unique experience offers a select group of guitarists of all talent levels the opportunity to expand their horizons while spending four days and five nights studying and jamming withBroderick and Skolnick in a relaxed setting at Full Moon Resort in New York’s Catskill Mountains from December 26-30, 2011.

While best known for their work with Testament and Megadeth, Skolnick and Broderick are diverse, well rounded musicians with backgrounds and training in rock, jazz, classical and blues.

Skolnick & Broderick’s Winter Guitar Retreat will include master classes with Skolnick and Broderick, jam sessions, open mic nights and optional private lessons. Attendees are invited to expand their knowledge of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, music history, jazz theory, chord theory, harmony, improvisation, counterpoint, composition, chord voicings, improv (taught bySkolnick), classical fingerstyle technique (taught by Broderick), and of course heavy metal guitar. Guitarists will learn techniques to increase speed and improve tone, while hearing stories about life on the road, getting gear tips and much more. Nathan Peck (bass) and Matt “Zebar” Zebroski (drums/percussion) of the Alex Skolnick Trio will provide rhythm accompaniment for jam sessions throughout the week.
Check out a video clip of Skolnick and Broderick talking about the Winter Guitar Retreat here:
“I’m really looking forward to partnering with my friend Chris Broderick for our Winter Guitar Retreat,” says Skolnick. “Each of us has a unique, individual approach to guitar and it’s always fun to share one’s experience with deserving students. Therefore, we’ve decided to join forces and create the ultimate post-Christmas, pre-New Year’s getaway for amateur and pro guitarists alike.”
Broderick concurs: “Come join Alex and myself this winter for a comprehensive look at how we view the guitar. It will not only be insightful, but relaxed and fun as well. We will cover things such as stage performance, live jam sessions, and all kinds of helpful guitar playing tips that you can utilize. I look forward to seeing you at this incredible event.”
Skolnick & Broderick’s Winter Guitar Retreat will provide a full vacation experience, including gourmet meals from the in-house chef. In addition, Full Moon Resort is conveniently located close to a full array of winter activities including skiing and snowboarding.
A special 10% discount for Skolnick & Broderick’s Winter Guitar Retreat is available for those who register and pay in full before October 31, 2011.
For full details, go to:

The Skolnick And Broderick Winter Guitar Retreat is the first Winter installment of the successful Music Masters Camp Series ( held at Full Moon Resort, which has been hosted by musicians including Dweezil Zappa, Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto.!/SkolnickBroderickWGR!/SkolBrodWGR

About Alex Skolnick
Alex Skolnick first picked up a guitar as a 9-year-old KISS fan, but it wasn’t long before he began to carve his own path, refining the blueprint for thrash metal as lead guitarist for Testament. At the same time as Testament was carving out its niche as one of metal’s most essential and enduring bands, Alex – intrigued by the later works of Miles Davis – began a parallel journey down the path of jazz. This ultimately led him to New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The New School’s jazz program in 2001. In a roundabout way, this intense study of jazz led him straight back to his original inspiration: Alex Skolnick Trio, formed during his time at The New School, opened its 2002 debut album Goodbye to Romance: Standards for a New Generation with a radical reinterpretation of KISS’ “Detroit Rock City.” The trio’s latest release, Veritas, released earlier this year by the esteemed jazz label Palmetto Records, reached the Top 10 on iTunes’ jazz charts. Along the way, Alex has played with the platinum-selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, delved into producing, and his SkolNotes blog can be read regularly at Meanwhile, after an extended hiatus Alex rejoined Testament in 2005, and the band continues to break new ground. Testament’s most recent CD, 2008’s The Formation of Damnation (Nuclear Blast), was the band’s highest charting album to date on the Billboard Top 200. Testament’s Dark Roots Of Earth is due out in 2012.

About Chris Broderick
For nearly four years, Chris Broderick has shared lead and rhythm guitar duties for “Big 4” heavy metal legends Megadeth. His first album with the band, 2009’s Endgame, featured the Grammy-nominated single “Head Crusher.” Megadeth’s song “Sudden Death” from Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock–and set to appear on the band’s forthcoming TH1RT3EN CD–was also Grammy nominated. TH1RT3EN will be released November 1, 2011 via Roadrunner Records. Previously, Chris built his reputation as one of the genre’s preeminent shredders with Jag Panzer and as touring guitarist for Nevermore. While he may be best known for his blistering solos, his styles include a broad range: classical, rock, blues and jazz. Both student and teacher of the instrument, Chris has been playing guitar since he was 11 years old – taking his first lessons at age 14 – and teaching for the past 16 years. He has a degree in Classical Guitar Music Performance from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, and has performed in many master classes including those given by David Russell, Benjamin Verdery, and his primary instructor Ricardo Iznaola. In addition, Chris has studied jazz improvisation and chord voicing, advanced music theory, and sight-reading.
About Full Moon Resort
Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY is a year-round mountain facility located in the heart of the “Forever Wild” Catskill Forest Preserve in upstate New York, 30 minutes west of Woodstock, and only fifteen minutes from Belleayre Mountain, a premier family ski center in the Catskill Mountains. Dedicated to the celebration of nature, music and the arts, the resort features over one hundred acres of fields, meadows, mountains, forests and streams. Driving time from New York City is only two and a half hours, and airports in Albany and Newburgh, NY are just a 90 minute drive.

Tom Hess: Where To Find Highly Effective Guitar Practice Exercises

Where To Find Highly Effective Guitar Practice Exercises
by Tom Hess

Would you have an easier time learning to play guitar if you knew exactly what guitar practice exercises to focus your time on?  Are you being spread in many different directions by the vast number of guitar playing resources that all seem to offer a different way of learning guitar?  Do you feel overwhelmed by trying to sift through a seemingly infinite number of exercises to determine what you should practice on guitar?

From my experience of successfully helping hundreds of guitarists to reach their musical goals, I have found that most guitar players can easily find lots of general guitar practice materials on their own.  Where many guitarists struggle is in knowing how to make sense out of all those materials and organize them into an effective guitar practice schedule. 

If you can relate to the experiences above, then you are not alone.  Fortunately, the solution to this problem is very realistic and is easier than you think.  In this article I want to show you why so many guitarists don't know what they should practice on guitar, and how you can begin making much more progress in your guitar playing.
The first significant mistake that guitar players make with regards to guitar exercises is practicing "too many" of them.  As a result, too much energy is spent trying to decide (at random) what exercise to play next, instead of concentrating on getting the most benefit out of each exercise being practiced.  In reality, you can very often achieve a lot more by intelligently focusing on a smaller, targeted list of guitar practice materials than you can from a longer list of guitar exercises that are put together at random (more on this in a moment).

Another mistake guitar players make is "putting the cart before the horse", by looking for guitar exercises to practice before defining specifically what it is they want to achieve in their guitar playing.  Remember that guitar exercises are only useful when they are practiced with intention of achieving a specific result.  Going through dull repetitions of random guitar practice exercises (as most guitarists do) will have little to no impact on your guitar playing unless you become clear on the following:

1. The exact guitar playing challenge(s) you want to overcome by using a particular guitar practice exercise.
2.  The long term guitar playing goals you want to reach and how a given exercise fits into the big picture of developing your musical skills.
Above all, you must remember that the only reason why guitar exercises are needed in the first place is to help you solve various guitar playing problems.   As simple as this concept is, most guitar players do not practice with this understanding in mind.  The more specifically you can define your guitar playing problems, the easier it will be to find the most effective exercises to overcome them.  For instance, rather than saying: "I want to increase my speed with scale sequences", you need to identify an exact problem such as: "I need to practice the picking hand motion that happens when my pick is caught inside the strings".
In order to determine whether or not a specific guitar exercise should be included into your practice schedule, ask this question: “what guitar playing challenge will I be able to overcome by working on this exercise and will this exercise move me closer to my guitar playing goals?" To help you with answering this question, here are 5 important points to follow that will make your guitar practicing a lot more productive:
  1. Clearly define your long term guitar playing goals. 
  2. Find out what musical skills you must develop in order to achieve the long term result that you want.  To see what steps you must go through to become the guitar player you want to be, check out this free resource on how to learn guitar.
  3. With the clarity you have achieved from doing steps 1 and 2 above, it will now be much easier to narrow down your guitar practice exercises to those that are very specific to your guitar playing challenges.  Do this to prepare yourself for step 4. 
  4. Design a highly effective guitar practice schedule containing the guitar exercises you have selected in the previous step.  Organizing your guitar practice time in the most efficient way possible will require some experience to be done correctly. This will help you to avoid wasting valuable practice time and will enable you to make faster progress.  If you have trouble doing this on your own, visit this page to get guitar playing help
  5. Keep your mind actively engaged the entire time you are practicing.  You must always stay focused on the specific objective you are trying to achieve and never let your fingers go on autopilot while practicing.  As your guitar playing improves and you get more experience, you will find that very often you can use a single guitar exercise to develop multiple guitar playing skills at the same time (watch this video to learn more about this guitar practice method). 
Applying the advice above to your guitar practicing on a regular basis will help you to speed up the process of reaching your guitar playing goals.

About The Author:
Tom Hess is a successful professional guitar player, composer and the guitarist of the band Rhapsody Of Fire.  He also trains musicians to reach their guitar playing goals in his rock guitar lessons online.  Visit his website, to read more articles about guitar playing, get free guitar tips and guitar playing resources.

George Harrison: clip from new Martin Scorses film

Watch the exclusive clip from the forthcoming Martin Scorsese film on

|click to watch exclusive clip|

In the US:
October 5 & 6 - The film will be broadcast exclusively on HBO October 5 (Part 1) and 6 (Part 2). A US home video release will follow in the Spring.
In the UK:
4th October - The film will be IN CINEMAS for one day only!
View theater listing and find a showing near you.
10th October - The film is released on home video in the UK on DVD, Blu-Ray and Deluxe Edition versions.
The limited-edition Deluxe version is packaged in a bespoke picture frame box with easel back for photo display, and includes 2 DVDs and one Blu-ray featuring the film plus 11 bonus features, a 10-track CD of previously-unreleased recordings, 2 exclusive lithographs, and a 96-page book.
CD Tracklist:
My Sweet Lord (demo) 3:33
Run Of The Mill (demo) 1:56
I'd Have You Any Time (early take) 3:06
Mama You've Been On My Mind (demo) 3:04
Let It Be Me (demo) 2:56
Woman Don't You Cry For Me (early take) 2:44
Awaiting On You All (early take) 2:40
Behind That Locked Door (demo) 3:29
All Things Must Pass (demo) 4:38
The Light That Has Lighted The World (demo) 2:23
Bonus Features:
(*exclusive to Deluxe Edition)
George plays the Uke* 1:37
Deep Blue* 1:11
Here Comes The Sun 2:38
Dispute and Violence 5:12
Growing Up In Liverpool* 4:20
Paul McCartney 2:23
Neil Aspinall* 3:31
The Inner Light* 2:31
Jeff Lynne 2:56
Gordon Murray* 4:17
Damon Hill 4:21Buy at Amazon UKor check your local retailer.

In early October, Abrams Books will publish Olivia Harrison's George Harrison: Living in the Material World, a personal archive of photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia from George's life that reveals the arc of his life, from his guitar-obsessed boyhood in Liverpool, to the astonishment of the Beatles years, to his days as an independent musician and bohemian squire.
Buy at Amazon US | Buy at Amazon UKor check your local retailer.

Additionally, The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles will present the first major exhibition to explore the life of George Harrison.
Opening October 11, the exhibition, George Harrison: Living in the Material World will bring together a collection of diverse artifacts, rare photographs and footage, featuring dozens of items from the private collection of the Harrison Estate.

Timo Somers, Jan Somers: KiXi revisited

Timo Somers and his late father Jan Somers formed a rocking band entitled KiXi.

KiXi - Talk to me Videoclip

You can catch Timo Somers live at Jason Becker Fest and help raise fund s for ALS

Not Dead Yet site
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Guthrie Govan: Zagreb show lined up

Guthrie Govan visits guitar fans in the local and surrounds of Zagreb

Guthrie Govan will laos be appearing at the stunning Jason Becker ALS benefit show... get your tickets online

Not Dead Yet site
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Andres Ludmer: Stunning version of the sixteen men of tain

And it'sbeen a while... but it was worth the wait. Andres Ludmer remains one of my favourite upcoming rock fusion players.

allan holdsworth - the sixteen men of tain(played by Andrés Ludmer)

Kalinicheva Tatyana: PRS custom 24 - Engl - Wampler - Xotic

PRS custom 24 - Engl - Wampler - Xotic

Julia Crowe: Solo instrumental fingerstyle electric guitar

Solo instrumental fingerstyle electric guitar track, 'Vaux's Swifts' from Julia Crowe's CD, EMPIRE OF LIGHT.
Footage credit: Garth Hagerman.

Vaux's Swifts - Julia Crowe - Empire of Light

Jan Laurenz: Song for Lola

Song for Lola by Jan Laurenz