Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Joe Satriani: I Heart guitar interview



Chickenfoot III. You know the joke by now: the band feels so comfortable in what they’re doing that they feel like they stepped over the difficult second album and went straight to the third. The band – Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith – are indeed in fine form on the newly-released album. It still sounds like the Chickenfoot who whipped up such a frenzy with their 2009 debut, but it’s at once more relaxed and more intense, heavier and more detailed.

The first thing that really struck me about this album was that there’s a really identifiable Chickenfoot sound. It doesn’t sound like a Joe Satriani album, it doesn’t sound like a Sammy Hagar album.

That’s great, I’m so happy to hear you say that. That’s something that I’ve always felt that we were very lucky to naturally stumble upon. But we didn’t want to overthink it or intellectualise it. Just do it naturally and let it happen.

This album is almost like an essay on the right hand of Joe Satriani – there’s a lot of great rhythm stuff going on.

As I was writing the demos for this record I was once again conscious of trying to not hold back and to use as much as I had to flesh out a lot of the songs. It’s a funny thing, because when we’re away, we’ll maybe be taking a flight somewhere and we’ll be talking about what kind of songs we like as a band, and that’s one thing, but when we get together to play there’s really no time for discussion or any of that stuff. We basically have to record very quickly, and everybody has to bring all their stuff to the table and just do it. And so I hate to talk about it and give the wrong impression and that we thought about it, because we didn’t, but I all I can tell you is that I prepared for the experience by making sure that everything I knew how to do was fresh on my fingers and ready to be exploited at a moment’s notice. So I like to say that I’ve taken all the good stuff that I’ve ever heard from any guitar player and I’ve tried to learn it and to use it and to understand it. So a lot of my roots come out when I’m making a Chickenfoot record. more

Vinnie Moore: Metal Assault interview

Joe Bonamassa: hot potato Shuffle Jam

Joe Bonamassa- Shuffle Jam- LIVE @ the Baked Potato

Preston Reed: two handed acoustic tapper live at the Caspar inn

"rainmaker" preston reed @ the caspar inn


"running" preston reed @ the caspar inn


"shinkansen" preston reed @ the caspar inn

Juninho Betim: making the Guitar for God CD

Making Of do CD Guitar for God do Juninho Betim

Chris Brooks: Axis competition

Now that my new album "The Axis of All Things" is out (available at http://chrisbrooks.com and iTunes), I've got 10 CB Tshirts to giveaway to the 10 most-viewed video reviews of the album. To get one, you need to:
1. Review the album (on your camera, web cam, phone, whatever)
2. Upload it to youtube (put my URL www.chrisbrooks.com in the description)
3. Submit your video as a response to this video
4. Share your video (facebook, email, forums, wherever)
5. Get your video into the top 10 viewed.
Unfortunately we cannot permit use of the album songs on your video, but perhaps as a faint background tune you'll get away with it. Keep your review tidy and as short as it needs to be.
We'll check the view counts on November 10, officially close the comp here when that's done, and inform winners by November 13th. Have fun and good luck!
"The Axis of All Things" - hear it, buy it at http://chrisbrooks.com
Please note: Judges decision is final, no correspondence entered into. This contest is for promotional use and therefore trolling will be excluded and reported. Tshirts in L size only unless other stock is available.

Chris Brooks - "Axis..." review competition - win a Tshirt!

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

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

Pete Graves: 8 string riffing

Quick 8 string riff.

Dino Fiorenza: crazy bass man is back

Dino Fiorenza & Claudio Scott


Dino Fiorenza Bass solo to big event in Azzano Decimo (PN)






Dino Fiorenza Bass maven buy

Fletcher Barton: study and practice for Berklee

Fletcher Barton - Berklee Assignment 2A


Fletcher Barton - Berklee Assignment 1

Chris Gordon: Mixo Jam

A mixo jam!.wmv

Adrian English, Michael Abdow, Toby Knapp: Trinity Of Shred


Adrian English, Michael Abdow, Toby Knapp all have albums out on Shred Guy records... you gout your copy yet?  http://shredguyrecords.bigcartel.com/

Guthrie Govan: Three views of the master... make it a fourth

The Aristocrats- Sweaty Knockers


Guthrie Govan at Berklee 2011

The Aristocrats - BOING... I'm In The Back clip (Live)


Make it a fourth view and make a date to see Guthrie Govan in Amsterdam



Guthrie Govan
Stuart Hamm
Mattias IA Eklundh
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

Not Dead Yet site
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Mattias IA Eklundh: There's No Money In Jazz

Mattias Eklundh - There's No Money I Jazz

A guitar video of the song. Mattias Endorses Laney Amplifiers.

Amp Head: Laney VH100R
Cabinet: GS412P (Celestian Vintage 30s)
Guitar: Apple Horn Custom Signature Series

All the info on Mattias at www.freakguitar.com

Recorded at : Demonic Studios
Engineered & Mixed by: Sahil Makhija
Video Editing: Sahil Makhija

Mattias Eklundh - There's No Money In Jazz




Guthrie Govan
Stuart Hamm
Mattias IA Eklundh
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

Not Dead Yet site
Face Book Page
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Joe Bonamassa: The Last Matador of Bayonne

Joe Bonamassa- The Last Matador of Bayonne

David Wallimann: Kick out The Jams Guitar Contest

Step 1. Upload your video to Youtube
Step 2. Create a free account on http://myguitarspace.ning.com/
Step 3. Add your Youtube Video Link to http://myguitarspace.ning.com/ and tag it as jamcontest (one word!!!)

Kick out The Jams Guitar Contest Update

Guglielmo Malusardi,Jason Becker: talks about the upcoming show

Let's help Jason Becker all together!!! It's quite long but I'd like you could read it...

Hi everybody. My name is Guglielmo Malusardi from Milano Italia. Some of you already know me, some not, so I'll shortly introduce myself. I'm a huge guitar fan, a music journalist for Axe Magazine ( we dedicated a cover to Jason in occasion of my interview with him last year). And next month we have a good surprise for you, having Hedras in our pages interviewed by myself. more



Guthrie Govan
Stuart Hamm
Mattias IA Eklundh
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

Not Dead Yet site
Face Book Page
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Jonas Tamas: Time Less Hour new CD, featuring a host of top guitar players


Jonas Tamas has been signed to the digital division of Steve Vai's label Favored Nations. Here is a quote from the homepage of Digital Nations, which from now on will take care of the worldwide distribution of 'Timeless Hour', the new instrumental guitar album of Jonas Tamas:

Welcome to one of your biggest discoveries. The fact that you are here and reading this is not a coincidence. Do you can imagine a song which is a mixture of John Petrucci from Dream Theater and David Gilmour from Pink Floyd? What would you expect if you would take the soaring melodies of Neal Schon and blend it with the technique of Steve Vai?

Jonas Tamas is a promising new guitar talent from Hungary. He has got an incredible technique, combined with an extraordinary melodic feel. We are glad to having Jonas in the roster of Digital Nations, because we are sure that he is on the beginning of a stellar music career. He has got everything to become a guitar hero of the coming years - most importantly a totally fresh and innovative new sound, and a unique way to compose and play instrumental rock guitar music.

(Source: http://digital-nations.com/artists/jonastamas)


From today, the new album of Jonas Tamas 'Timeless Hour' is available on iTunes and Amazon. The long anticipated new album of Jonas Tamas contains some of the finest stars of the rock music scene: Troy Stetina, Brett Garsed, Andy James, Mattias IA Eklundh, Thorsten Koehne, Marcel Coenen, Mischa Mang, and Sergey Boykov. Another quote from Digital Nations:

The new album ''Timeless Hour'' is the astonishing result of almost 2 years of inspired work and dedication. The songs of the new album are all masterpieces of their own, ranging from progressive metal frenzy (''Borderline'') to modern rock tunes (''My Mind Is Up''), from slow and melodic songs accompanied with piano (''Chance'') to songs filled with insane runs and arpeggios (''The Unbreakable'').

You can get the album and listen to previews of all the 10 songs on the following links:

http://tinyurl.com/timeless-hour (iTunes)
http://tinyurl.com/timeless-hour-amazon (Amazon)


Album tracklist:
01. Rules of Thumb (5:01)
02. Debate (6:18)
03. All Night Pass (7:02)
04. The Unbreakable (7:37)
05. Chance (5:03)
06. Platinum (5:39)
07. Farewell (6:08)
08. Borderline (8:19)
09. Space Walk (5:54)
10. My Mind Is Up (5:00)

Guest players on the album:
Sergey Boykov: keyboard solo on tracks 03, 08, piano solo on track 04
Marcel Coenen: guitar solo on track 01
Mattias IA Eklundh: guitar solo on track 02
Mischa Mang: backing vocals on track 04
Troy Stetina: guitar solo on track 04
Thorsten Koehne: guitar solo on track 04
Brett Garsed: guitar solo on track 07
Andy James: guitar solo on track 08
Mats Haugen: guitar solo on track 08

Atma Anur, Jason Becker: Becker FEst diaries part 1B

Part 1b of the series, engaging us in the improvised pursuit of the 'old school' 7/8 funk/fusion vibe. Inspired By Joop Wolters and Guthrie Govan songs, to be played at the Jason Becker Not Dead Yet Festival. More to come, including some interesting interview footage of Atma's ideas and perspectives... see you on November 13!


Atma Anur - Jason becker Fest Diaries )Part 1b)



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
Not Dead Yet site
Face Book Page

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Tosin Abasi: Weightless Studio Update #1



Tosin playing 8 string Ibanez



ANIMALS AS LEADERS Weightless Studio Update #1

Marty Friedman: working with an all girl band

Marty Friedman  And also, I just started work producing an all girl band, the guitar player is absolutely smokin`... I just realized the only high profile female guitarist I know of is Orianthi-- what girl guitarists do you guys like?? I believe that someday there will be a girl guitarist who will influence so many people with unique playing that it will change the face of guitar...but when??


あすかときょうか】Aitakatta 会いたかった ギターGuitar ver.を踊ってみた!

Atma Anur, Jason Becker: Jason Becker Fest Diaries part 5#

Atma Anur:
Part 5 in the preparation video series that chronicles Atma Anur's personal journey toward the 6 hour guitar mega marathon, in benefit of Jason Becker and the ALS foundation. Here we find Atma having loads of fun with drum set rudiments and his own style of totally free improvisation. Atma uses Flam Rudiments, Para-diddles, Swiss Triplets, 'Crush Rolls', Double and Single Stroke Rolls, and Odd Grouping Rudiments all to have fun in 5/8...again
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Atma Anur - Jason Becker Fest Diaries (Part 5)




Guthrie Govan
Stuart Hamm
Mattias IA Eklundh
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

Not Dead Yet site
Face Book Page
Buy Tickets


John Petrucci: GuitarTV Interview

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