Friday, 11 November 2011

Fabrizio Leo, Guglielmo Malusardi: Shrapnel's new releases

Fabrizio Leo in Frankfurt 2011
From Drop Box

Shrapnel Records Does It Again! NEW CD by Fabrizio "Bicio" Leo - Mr. Malusardi
Fabrizio "Bicio" Leo - Mr. Malusardi (Shrapnel Records) - Fabrizio Leo is a new breed of guitar hero, who has been influenced by some of the greatest guitarists in the world... Promo Video: http://bit.ly/vxdkh9 / Official Website: http://bit.ly/vSSCFr

Fabrizio "BICIO" Leo - MR. MALUSARDI


Guglielmo Malusardi 
From Drop Box

Shrapnel Records-Group / Blues Bureu International Records News

http://bit.ly/poXkM6

Blues Master Chris Duarte's New Album "Blues In the AfterBurner"

http://bit.ly/p8gKXX

Blues Meastro Eric Gales' New Album "Transformation"

http://bit.ly/pRykRq

Chick'n Pick'n Virtuoso Johnny Hiland's New Album "ALL Fired Up"

http://bit.ly/nBqdKb

Ben Randall: Mayones Legend - Stories Untold

Visit the following link to download the song performed in this video - 'Stories Untold (The Legend Unfolds)' -http://www.mayones.com/en/useful_news/may_players/ben_legend

Mayones Legend Guitar Demo - Ben Randall Performs 'Stories Untold' (Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, Vintage Guitar, Rock)
Model Description:
The Mayones Legend is our proposal for the old time enthusiasts. Following the fashionable trend for vintage instruments, we created a 22 fret guitar that recalls the times when rock'n'roll was born.

The series feature traditional materials and accessories. An alder body is combined with a 22 fret, set-in maple neck and maple or rosewood fretboard.
The hardware consist of several different pickup configurations, Hipshot US Contour Tremolo bridge and Schaller locking tuners for excellent tuning stability.
Demo Guitar Specification:
Body: Alder
Top: Flame Maple
Body finish (front): Transparent Dirty Blue Light Burst / Gloss finish
Body finish (back): Transparent Black / Gloss finish
Pickguard: Grey Pearl
Construction: Set-in
Neck: 5-ply / Maple-Mahogany, Gloss finish
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 3-ply binding
Fingerboard Radius: 16" (406 mm)
Scale: 25.4" (645 mm)
Frets: 22 medium jumbo Ferd Wagner
Markers & inlays: Plain, no markers + side dots
Headstock: Angled; topped with figured Maple, 3-ply binding
Tuners: Schaller M6 Locking
Bridge: Hipshot US Contour Tremolo
Pickups: S-S-H / Seymour Duncan SSL-1 (neck & middle) + Jeff Beck (bridge)
Control: 5-way lever pickup switch
Hardware colour: Chrome
More information at:
http://www.mayones.comhttp://www.myspace.com/benrandallguitarhttp://www.mayones.com/en/artists_players/pq_ben

Mayones Legend Guitar Demo - Ben Randall Performs 'Stories Untold' (Fender Stratocaster

News: First 3D printed guitar

Zoybar TOR from Kevin Holmes on Vimeo.

Gianni Rojatti: Strings24

Le chitarre di Speak degli Strings24 con Gianni Rojatti.

Morten Faerestrand: Dancing with Giant Steps

http://www.mortenslessons.com/live-lessons Wanna Learn it?
If you're interested in learning more about my approach to this tune, I'll be covering it in detail in the LIVE Lessons this monday, so sign up HERE for access:
http://www.mortenslessons.com/masterclasses/signup.php(There are 12 other guitar lessons in the archives that you can warm up with, and the Giant Steps lesson will stay in the archives for one month.)
Giant Steps, DANCE version - by Morten Faerestrand

Tony MacAlpine: Tweetlicks #1 - 8 strings

#Tweetlicks 01 - Tony MacAlpine


Tony MacAlpine plays his Ibanez 8-string in the studio. This is Tony's first #tweetlicks video!

Share your #tweetlicks videos or audio on Twitter by including the hash-tag "#tweetlicks". Tweetlicks can be a maximum of either 40 seconds or 140 notes.

Eric Calderone: My Little Pony!!

My Little Pony Meets Metal

Jess Lewis: Wonderful Slippery Thing - Beaulieu

Hi, heres the 2nd performance, I really dont like my playing in this - it sound pretty crap! lol,
I cut out 1 note about half way through coz it sounded really really bad & makes me feel sick to have to hear it.. so.. hope you dont mind. Recorded on 25th June.

Jess - Wonderful Slippery Thing @ Beaulieu Music


in case you missed it

Jess playin Feeling Fine @ Music at Beaulieu

Jason Sadites: new project with Bryan Beller

Project Update


Jason Sadites has been hard at work on his new CD project. Bassist Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats and Steve Vai) has completed a stellar bass track for the song "You're Gonna Feel That Tomorrow" and bassist extraordinaire Adam Nitti will be tracking a bass part for the song "Down" very shortly! Things are starting to take shape with the new project.

Keep an eye out for a video blog with a sneak peek of the new tracks which also feature drumming by drum master Marco Minnemann! To follow updates on the new project click here.

Bob Zabek: "Neither Norway"


Bob Zabek - "Neither Norway"

George Harrison: Living in the Material World' This Weekend







UK Television Premiere of 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World' This Weekend

Don't miss the UK television premiere of the Martin Scorsese documentary,George Harrison: Living in the Material World, this weekend!

The film will be broadcast in two parts on BBC Two - Arena, with Part One on Saturday 12 November, and Part Two on Sunday 13 November.
Check BBC listing for specific airtimes.


Dave Reffett: Guitar World Lick Of the Day

Lick of the Day - Dave Reffett - 80's Metallica-style Riff

Nili Brosh: Through The Looking Glass on 11

Nili Brosh - Through The Looking Glass, Nov '11


Nili Brosh Band - Hat Tricks Live (Excerpt), November 2010


Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet" Festival Amsterdam (November 2011)Also received personal goodies + hand written personal messages about her musical drive from Miss Nili Brosh, one of the most promising talented female shredders, to be auctioned. Very personal and unique. Thanks Nili.
www.nilibrosh.com
Nili Brosh: special treat for auction




Not Dead Yet site

Face Book Page


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Joop Wolters, Andy James, Daniele Gottardo, Timo Somers, Martin Miller: Jason Becker update

Joop Wolters, Barend Courbois, Andy James


Daniele Gottardo, Joop Wolters, Andy James

Mattia IA Eklundh, Barend Courbois, Timo Somers

Daniele Gottardo, Martin Miller
Marcel Coenen, Joop Wolters




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
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Nigel Tufnel: eleven day


happy Nigel Tufnel day

https://www.facebook.com/NigelTufnelDay?sk=wall

‎11/11/11 -- Nigel Tufnel Day 11/11/11@11:11:11 -- The Nigel Second



Guitar Lesson from Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel


The inspiration for my Blog: "These go to eleven"


Lego Spinal Tap - Nigel's Guitar Room

News: YouTube over two thousand comments in a day!!?

I don't recall posting anything viral :)

Allan Holdsworth: 1993 and 1997

Allan Holdsworth - Carvin Booth NAMM show 1997. Playing the song Texas.


Allan Holdsworth, live at Montreal 1993. Looking Glass, Pud Wud, Ruhkukah.

Dweezil Zappa: Live "In The Moment" announced



Hello Everyone,

I've been quite busy lately. I've just returned from Sicily having taken part in a documentary about the Zappa family roots in Partinico. It was an amazing experience that left me inspired on many levels. I'll write more on that one of these days.

Besides getting ready for the upcoming UK tour and spending time with my daughters I've also prepared a new double CD that I'm very proud of. It features special live performances where we have managed to take an audio snaphsot in time and capture the true essence of this band's ability to be musically elastic and exist in the moment.

Audio clips are available to listen to on the site:

http://www.dweezilzappaworld.com/songs/category/dweezil-zappa-live-in-the-moment

I look forward to seeing you all out on the road next week!

Below is more information about the album project - DZ

Dweezil Zappa - LIve "In The Moment" will be produced in limited numbers and is available to order NOW! 11-11-2011

U.S. buyers can buy the album through my new online webstore. I will be adding a number of other items to my store in the future.

“In The Moment” is now available to order and should be with you well before the holidays!

U.S. BUYERS CLICK HERE

UK and rest of world buyers may order from Fantom Records

NON U.S. BUYERS CLICK HERE

Thanks again for your support! I hope you enjoy the CD.

DOWNLOAD availability will commence very soon. I will update the site with the exact date. Stay tuned!

What is it? It's a double CD compendium of excerpted guitar solos culled from the last 3 years on tour with Zappa Plays Zappa.

The mixes are from Front Of House References (FOH). **
Disc One:
1. Flim Flam
2. Guitarlos Mantana
3. That's Heavy
4. Curly Toed Shoes
5. You Can't Get There From Here
6. That's Right
7. Stink Patrol
8. The Stink Eye
9. They're Attracted To The Light Mama
10. Neapolitan Sunset
11. First Day With The New Brain
12. Follow Me
13. Your Slime Is On Fire

Disc 2:
1. Just A Trim
2. Phase McNugget
3. Southern Gravy
4. Canadian Jazzercise
5. Scratch
6. Hair Club For Ponies (Greasey)
7. Where Everyone Still Looks The Same
8. I Promise Not To Mess Up Your Hair
9. A Chick Walks On To The Stage...
10. Bat Sandwich
11. What Did You Mean By That?
12. A Night Out In Tel Aviv
13. Midrange Exploitation
14. Is This Safe?
15. What Kind Of Muffin Is This?
16. Deathless Horsie Rides Again

COMING SOON! Exclusive liner note content that cannot fit in the CD art.

** For those who are not familiar, FOH mixes also known as board tapes are generally not pleasant to listen to because they are not created for the purpose of delivering a fully formed mix to a home listener. They are generated from the source that is serving the venue audience. In other words, the engineer is balancing the mix for the live audience based on all of the factors of the environment that particular night. If the room is very bass heavy, many of those frequencies will be cut in the mix, possibly making it sound anemic on the reference recording but right for the mix in the venue. If instruments are too loud from the stage they will likely be quiet in the FOH mix. The reason for this is that instruments need to be fed from the mix console to the PA. If there are loud instruments on stage that are heard well by the audience and engineer purely from the stage volume they will not be included as much in the PA speaker system in the venue. This is a very common variable that is dealt with throughout all of the shows on tour. Each night is different and it's difficult to get true consistency.

But there are other times when the balance is pretty good.Sometimes great! Having listened to all of our FOH mixes I've found some great examples where they are well balanced and made a record out of them.

When things cannot be multitracked FOH refs become master recordings and sometimes capture amazing performances. Because of that very reason I chose to examine the FOH library of recordings I have that fit the above description and make this record.

News: 3 Weeks from Guitar Idol final

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Roy Z: Driver back again

Rob Rock - Vocals
Roy Z - Guitars
Reynold "Butch" Carlson - Drums
Ed Roth - Keyboards
Aaron Samson - Bass


Driver are continuing to write, produce and record its new album for an early 2012 release.
Previous line ups
L.A Band
Rob Rock : vocals (ex-Vice, Impellitteri, M.A.R.S., Joshua)
Roy Z : guitar
Emil Lech Brando : bass (ex-Joshua, etc.)
Greg Shultz : keyboards (ex-Joshua)
Butch Carlson : drums (ex-Sahara, etc.)

This line-up recorded the Driver cassette EP w/ Paul Sabu and Mikey Davis, respectively, released after Greg and Butch were already out of the band. Did a bunch of shows around L.A. (at the Troubadour, FM Station a.o.) showcased for labels, and played Foundations Forum in the fall of 1989.


East Coast Band
Rob Rock : vocals
Roy Z : guitar
Emil Lech Brando : bass
B.J. Zampa : drums (ex-Mac Alpine)

Based in Rob's home state of Connecticut, this line-up played around the New England area for about a year on a weekly basis (or even more often than that) while 4-tracking a ton of new songs. The band broke up in early '91 when Rob Rock decided to re-join his old pal, Chris Impellitteri. Roy moved back home to L.A. right after the split.

The original
Tony MacAlpine – electric guitar, keyboard
Rob Rock – vocals
Mike Mani – keyboard programming
Tommy Aldridge – drums
Rudy Sarzo – bass guitar
Bret Douglas – background vocals

Steve Vai: set to win Les Paul Award

Steve Vai will be presented with the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 27th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Friday, January 20, in the Pacific Ballroom of the Hilton Anaheim during the 2012 NAMM show. Co-presented by the TEC Foundation For Excellence In Audio and NAMM, the TEC Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design. more

Tony MacAlpine, Nili Brosh: NAMM Jam 2012



Tony and his amazing new solo band will be playing the NAMM Jam 2012 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, CA on Saturday January 21, 2012!

The NAMM Jam will also feature sets from Uli Jon Roth, Richie Kotzenand Bruce Kulick.

Tony’s band lineup is:
Tony MacAlpine – Guitar & Keyboards
Aquiles Priester – Drums
Bjorn Englen – Bass
Nili Brosh – Guitar

Tickets for this show are ON SALE NOW and are expected to sell quickly. Don’t miss out!

Artist: Tony MacAlpine
Date: Saturday, January 21st 2012
Time: 7:30pm
City: West Hollywood, CA
Venue: The Key Club
Address: 9039 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood CA 90069
Venue phone: (310) 274-5800
Country: United States
Admission: $18.00 – $23.00
Age restrictions: No Minors
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News: Jim Dunlop - Cult of Jazz III





Cult of Jazz III

This month we're celebrating the growing cult of Jazz III, a group of guitar players who are fanatically dedicated to to the unique shape of the iconic Jazz III pick in all its forms.



Go Inside the Cult

We round up six noted Jazz III cultists, from Matt Heafy to Mick Thomson and Kirk Hammett, and asked them which Jazz III pick they use and why.
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Which Jazz III is Right for You?

Dunlop's Bryan Kehoe gives you an in-depth look at the different shapes and materials of the Jazz III to help you decide which Jazz III pick is right for you.
READ MORE

Eric Johnson

Legendary Jazz III pick user Eric Johnson reflects on life and music while preparing for a gig.
WATCH NOW;

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa sat down with us to talk about the Jazz III and how important it is to his playing.
WATCH NOW

John Petrucci

Just before a Dream Theater show at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA, John Petrucci offered some insight into his use of the Jazz III, and his upcoming signature Jazz III pick.
WATCH NOW

Your Jazz III Stories

We asked you, our playing public, to tell us which Jazz III picks you love to play, and why, and posted some of our favorite Jazz III stories to our blog.
READ MORE

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart: Time Machine 2011 details


TIME MACHINE 2011: Live In Cleveland is available now!

In case you haven't caught all the video clips we've released to whet your appetite, look here...
"Limelight"
(UK / US)
"Working Man"
"Tom Sawyer"
The ultimate RUSH live concert is now available
The ultimate RUSH live concert is now available on DVD, Blu-Ray, 2CD, digital download, and 'Moving Pictures' set on vinyl. The 'Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland' packages feature 'Moving Pictures' live in its entirety for the first time, RUSH classics 'The Spirit Of Radio', 'Closer To The Heart', 'Subdivisions' and an amazing 'Working Man' jam. The DVD/Blu-Ray includes bonus material from the Vintage Time Machine Vault circa 1974 and out-takes from 'History of Rush Episode 2 & 17'.
Order your copies here now:
DVD
 
Order here 
"TIME MACHINE 2011:
LIVE IN CLEVELAND"
full concert on DVD complete
with bonus material
Blu-Ray
 
Order here 
"TIME MACHINE 2011:
LIVE IN CLEVELAND"
full concert on BluRay complete
with bonus material
2 CD
 
Order here 
"TIME MACHINE 2011:
LIVE IN CLEVELAND"
full concert as live album on 2 CDs
Vinyl
 
Order here 
MOVING PICTURES:  LIVE 2011"
Moving Pictures album LIVE
Vinyl with digital download card inside
A note for US fans, Best Buy will have an exclusive t-shirt with BluRay or DVD package, and will have the BluRay exclusively in-stores until mid-December. You can also purchase the Blu-Ray directly from the band store or online from Best Buy.
Blu-Ray
 
Order here
DVD + T-Shirt
 
Order here 
Blu-Ray + T-Shirt
 
Order here 
And while you're here – don't forget that Neil Peart's instructional drum dvd "Taking Centre Stage" is now out too! Order here
VH1 Classic Rock Nights will feature Geddy Lee
On November 8th, to celebrate the release of Time Machine, each hour from 7p-midnight ET, VH1 CRN will feature a new live Rush song from Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland.

They will also feature interview clips with Geddy Lee about the recording, and will be giving away prize packs.

Click on listen live and choose a station to listen from - http://vh1classicrocknights.com/

Neil Peart talks about "Taking Center Stage"

Daniele Gottardo, Joop Wolters,Andy James, Marcel Coenen: Jason Becker Festival rehearsal highlights

Daniele Gottardo, Joop Wolters,Andy James, Marcel Coenen

Daniele Gottardo,Andy James

REally starting to build, there are tickets left for the show, order them online.


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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Atma Anur,Florian Hofer, Hedras Ramos, Michael Lee Firkins: Poland gig photos

Michael Lee Firkins/Hedras Ramos (warsaw, november 2011)

Florian Hofer, Hedars Ramos and Michael Lee Firkins

Hedras Ramos (snr) Atma Anur and Hedras Ramos

Warsaw gig before Amsterdam... still time to get tickets


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
Direct Tickets
Ticket Master
VIP tickets
Rehearsal tickets

Andy James, Stéphan Forté, Atma Anur, Daniele Gottardo: getting ready for Jason Becker!


Kris Claerhout took this photo of tonight's jam session crew

Socializimg after some Thai food and ready for this weekend.
— with Franck Hermanny Page II,Andy James, Stéphan Forté, Atma Anur, Jason Becker and Daniele Gottardo at 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
Face Book Page
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Ticket Master
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Steve Vai: Santa Cruz Blues Festival 2011

Steve Vai and his new guitar at Santa Cruz Blues Festival 2011

Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa: Zappa plays Zappa

Steve Vai - Dweezil Zappa -- Zappa plays Zappa