Tosin Abasi guitar lesson @ POPS
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
These videos are bonus content related to the December 2011 issue of Guitar World. For full print reviews, lesson tabs and more, look for the December 2011 issue of Guitar World on newsstands now, or purchase this issue in our online store here:Guthrie Govan - Professor Shred #3
BOSS Loop Station World Championships 2 (US Finals) Live!
22 October · 18:00 - 21:00
Live looping can be among the most daring feats as a performing musician. So much so that BOSS has a really exciting event coming up next week that you won't want to miss! Join us on Saturday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. for the "Boss Loop Station World Championship 2" Contest as we broadcast six incredibly talented finalists live on GuitarTV.com!
Your esteemed panel: Steve Lukather, Jude Gold, Robert "Bubby" Lewis, Michael Lloyd and Paul Youngblood, will decide who of these six talented musicians from around the country will compete in the Grand Finals in Germany. Each performer will showcase their original compositions with the support of a wide range of instruments and the BOSS RC-Series Loop Station pedals.
The live event at Musicians Institute is free and open to the public. If you are unable to physically attend, GuitarTV puts you in the front row by broadcasting it live! We hope you enjoy the show and the advice from the pros.
Click here to see these six extremely talented submissions:http://www.bossus.com/go/l
When: October 22, 2011 at 6 PM PDT
Is it at all strange for you to find yourself on Shrapnel Records?
After signing with them, no. Prior to that, yeah, I thought it was a little interesting. But I’ve been a big fan of Mike Varney for a long time and I have a lot of Shrapnel records in my collection. I had the Yngwie Steeler album. I don’t own it now because I wore the thing out. I had a lot of Vinnie Moore, some Tony MacAlpine, some early Paul Gilbert, Scott Henderson—I could go on for days. So to get the chance to even talk to Mike Varney about signing with him was an honor. I think it’s all about the passion we all share for guitar. I was with Steve Vai before, and he has a massive passion for guitar. Mike Varney does too. The lineage of what they’ve both created is amazing, and I’m proud to be a part of it. So I’m very thrilled to be with Shrapnel and I’m so tickled that we’ve accomplished what we have in such a short time.
With all the chops that you’ve got and all the licks you have under your fingers, what do you find difficult on guitar?
I’ve been having this massive love for jazz and I really have a problem with it in my mind I love that whole distorted style jazz that Frank Gambale would play or Scott Henderson and the Vital Tech Tones, some Michael Landau stuff. I love that whole side of jazz, but yet I also love the bounciness and I guess in some ways the aggressive side of bebop jazz like the way Jimmy Bruno would play. But I’m really fighting with myself because as a chicken picker you tend to play in a very pentatonic-based style. It’s very in the box. You never really think outside. Right now I’m kind of messing around with how outside the box I want to get. That’s why I’ve added a lot of chromaticism recently to my playing. There’s a side of me that’s really wanting to delve into the outside the box thing. I’m a bit scared to do that. So I’d say that’s where I’m struggling with myself right now is how far do I want to get into that and how much would it affect what I’m doing. full interview
TESTAMENT and DEAN GUITARS are pleased to announce an exclusive Eric Peterson Signature Hunter V Electric Guitar giveaway at the October 22nd, 2011 Los Angeles, CA date of the heaviest tour this year: the band’s upcoming co-headlining run with Anthrax and special guests Death Angel! The giveaway will take place during the show at Club Nokia. One lucky attendee will be chosen at random, brought up on stage, and personally awarded the guitar by Eric Peterson himself. Make sure to be there at Club Nokia on October 22ndfor the special opportunity to win this unique guitar, and listen in all week to Sirius XM Liquid Metal for more details! Purchase your tickets for the Club Nokia show at this location.
The Dean Eric Peterson Hunter V Electric Guitar features a basswood body with string-thru design for extra sustain. The fast bolt-on maple C neck has a smooth rosewood fretboard, dressed with pearl inlays that invite you to riff in comfort. Sonically, the Hunter V produces volumes of tone with special DMT Design humbuckers. Visually, the V-style body and neck are decorated with apocalyptic graphics that foretell epic solos to come. All hardware on this Dean guitar is black chrome including Grover tuners, and a Tune-o-matic-style bridge. The Hunter V sounds as ferocious as it looks. Check out a video about the Dean Eric Peterson Hunter V Electric Guitar at this location.
Let's start out the new year right... with some serious guitar inspiration!
After a year-long Mr. Big world tour, I am filled with new guitar ideas. I can't wait to show you my latest phrases, scales, and arpeggios, listen to your questions, and do some jamming together.
THE DATES: January 14th and 15th (Saturday and Sunday), 2012.
THE TIME SLOTS: 12 p.m. (noon), 2:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.
THE LOCATION: WALL OF SOUND STUDIOS - 1745 S. CLAUDINA WAY - ANAHEIM, CA - 92805
(Just one mile from the NAMM show.)
YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR LESSON IN ADVANCE.
For more information about payment, please visit:
These VIP lessons will include:
* A 90-minute guitar lesson with me.
* An exclusive booklet with my newest phrases and musical ideas.
* A Paul Gilbert Tour T-Shirt.
* A set of custom Paul Gilbert guitar picks.
* Time to take photos and sign autographs
* A chance to try out some guitars from my personal collection (well-known instruments from my Racer X, Mr. Big, and solo performances.)
* Every VIP Lesson is limited to 6 students. This small class size allows me to give personal attention to each student. I listen to each student so I can give advice, techniques, and exercises based on your current level and style. I'll also explain my newest guitar ideas, and of course we will play our guitars together and jam!
What Should You Bring?
Just bring your guitar. I will provide cables, tuners, and amps. (If you have a locking tremolo, please set-up your guitar to standard "E" tuning.)
Is Recording OK?
Audio recording is fine. You are welcome to bring a small audio recorder.
(No video recording is allowed. But if you only have a video recorder, you can cover the lens, and still record the sound. The lesson is about MUSIC, so the sound is the most important thing.)
Are Photos OK?
After the lesson, I'm happy to take photos with you. If you would like a photo together, please bring a camera.
When Should I Arrive?
Please arrive at the studio 15 minutes before your scheduled start time to sign in, get plugged in, and get tuned up.
COST: $300 per VIP ticket.
There are only 36 tickets in total, so reserve yours now!
LIVE IN FINLAND (2DVD+2CD) out on November 11th (Europe) and November 29, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.
Nuclear Blast USA: http://bit.ly/salifnbusNuclear Blast EUROPE: http://bit.ly/salifnbeuAmazon: http://amzn.to/salifiniTunes: http://bit.ly/saitun
SONATA ARCTICA - Live In Finland (Time Lapse Trailer)
Tim "Ripper" Owens has been named the lead singer of TRED, the new band featuring bassist Rudy Sarzo, drummer A.J. Pero and guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando. An album's worth of material is currently being recorded for a 2012 release. European and U.S. tour dates are also planned.
TRED's musical direction is described as "go-for-the-throat, straight-ahead rock."
Commented Orlando: "15 tracks so far are in pre-production. more
Kee Marcello will release his controversial autobiography, "The Rock Star God Forgot", in Sweden on October 19.
Marcello just made headlines in the biggest Swedish newspaper with a painfully honest interview about the memoir, which is said to be "the first sex, drugs and rock and roll book ever written by a Swede."
"The Rock Star God Forgot" is scheduled for release in the rest of the world in English during 2012. "Redux: Europe" will be released in the rest of the world on Friday, January 13, 2012.
In early 2012, Kee Marcello will embark on a European tour with the following lineup:
Kee Marcello: Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
Jonny Scaramanga: Guitar
Ken Sandin: Bass
Paul White: Drums
Kee Marcello - Redux: Europe
Periphery has announced the addition of guitarist Mark Holcomb to the group's ranks. Holcomb previously had a project with Periphery axeman Misha Mansoor called Haunted Shores and was the fill-in guitarist on Periphery "Frak The Gods" tour.
Commented Mansoor: "We are happy to announce that Mark Holcomb will be joining the Periphery ranks as a full-time guitarist! He toured with with us our headlining run of Australia, our 'Frak The Gods' U.S. headliner and our two shows opening for Dream Theater and we feel that we have found a perfect fit for us both live and in the studio. We are extremely excited to have him on board, and can't wait to show you all the cool new music we have been working on together!
"Since we made arrangements for the tour before Mark was inducted, our good friend Nolly (Red Sea Fires) will be filling in on the European touropening for Dream Theater. However that will be the last tour we do with a fill-in guitarist, as Mark will join on full time after that!" more
Rage Against the Machine guitarist and political activist Tom Morello is just one of the celebrities who has recently showed up in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park to offer his support for the Occupy Wall Street movement. After performing for protesters this afternoon, Morello answered some questions with RT's Lucy Kafanov about Barack Obama, the state of America, bailouts, banks and the Occupy movment. Morello recently released the record World Wide Rebel Songs on behalf of his The Nightwatchman project.
Tom Morello: "I wouldn't be surprised if we see Blackwater called in soon"
Offiicial video for "Three And A Half Letters (I Need A Job)" off of the new Chickenfoot album, "III". People from all walks of life are facing hunger. Please help your local Food Bank: http://www.feedingamerica.org/
For more information on the making of this song, view the "Three And A Half Letters" Podcast episode at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8An5z6q5bE
More information on Chickenfoot at http://chickenfoot.us and purchase the album at http://itunes.com/chickenfoot
Directed by Arthur Rosato & Produced by Jon Luini (Chime Interactive)
Chickenfoot - "Three And A Half Letters (I Need A Job)" OFFICIAL [HD]
Megadeth Want to hear a new track from the upcoming album Th1rt3en? Want to download it for FREE? Download "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)" right now! Hurry you only have 24 hours! http://on.fb.me/whoselife
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Stéphan Forté "The Shadows Compendium" Solo Album Teaser Trailer
My good friend and Joe Bonamassa super fan was lucky enough to check before he left for the show... Good news for him the shows were rearranged mid arena tour... he's very happy and so the show goes on.
Saturday October 15th, Joe Bonamassa came down with the flu and was forced to re-schedule his Blackpool Opera House concert Saturday October 15th to the new date of Thursday April 5th 2012. Joe’s Nottingham Capital FM Arena concert on Sunday October 16th has now been re-scheduled to Monday April 2nd 2012. The good news is that Joe has now fully recovered from the flu, and will perform the remaining dates on the current leg of his UK tour as follows:
For further information about Joe’s UK October concerts: http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/joebonamassa/tour.htm
- Cardiff International Arena Tuesday October 18th
- Plymouth Pavilions Wednesday October 19th *Few tickets remaining
- London Hammersmith Apollo Friday October 21st *Few tickets remaining
- London Hammersmith Apollo Saturday October 22nd *Few tickets remaining
The New Solo Album "Universal Melody" from Guitarist Tony Smotherman weaves in and out of many different genres, and shows a fascination for many varied and different musical styles.
Universal Melody: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/tonysmotherman
The Light Within: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/tsmotherman2
1. Chaotic Endeavor
2. Dublin Jig
4. Diary of a Gypsy
5. Valley of Dreams
7. A Hand to Hold
8. Trans Universum
Philip Pan-Electric and Acoustic Violin
Jon Reshard- Bass
Album mixed and Mastered by Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
GraVil solos by Irene Ketikidi, live at the Camden Underworld