Saturday, 19 November 2011

Kiko Loureiro, Stuart Hamm, Atma Anur: Jason Becker Fest

Kiko Loureiro, Stuart Hamm, Atma Anur.

Mattias IA Eklundh,Stuart Hamm, Atma Anur: Jason Becker Rehearsals and live La Bomba

Mattias IA Eklundh, Stuart Hamm, Atma Anur...La Bomba..

Andy James, Atma Anur, Joop Wolters, Barend Courbois: War March at Jason Becker Fest

Andy James @ Jason Becker not dead yet festival, Playing with Atma Anur, Barend Courbois and Joop WoltersPatronaat Haarlem The Netherlands

ANDY JAMES War March, Ft. Atma Anur, Barend Courbois & Joop Wolters

Barend Courbois, Timo Somers, Atma Anur: Tea Time at Jason Becker Fest

Tea Time by Barend Courbois from his solo CD Tunes for a friend.
Patronaat Haarlem with Barend Courbois Bassguitar, Atma Anur Drums, Timo Somers Guitar, Erik van Ittersum Keys. Jason Becker not dead yet festival

Tea Time Barend Courbois

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Festival @Patronaat 2011 #2

More videos added to this series, including Guthrie Govan

Atma Anur, Marco Sfogli: Behind the engine room of Jason Becker Fest #1

The first behind the scenes look at the 'Atma Perspective', during the recent Jason Becker Not Dead Yet Festival in Holland, November 2011. Here we see Atma performing the Marco Sfogli composition, Andromeda in 13/16... quite an odd meter... but really grooving!

Atma Anur - Jason Becker Fest Diaries/Taken From Behind (Part 1)

Kostas Karamitroudis: Gus G Plays Classic Ozzy Riffs

Gus G Plays Classic Ozzy Riffs Exclusive Guitarist Magazine HD

Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes: New Album in the charts

"Weightless", the second full-length album from progressive instrumentalists ANIMALS AS LEADERS, sold 6,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 92 on The Billboard 200 chart. more

"Weightless" was released in North America on November 8, in mainland Europe on November 4 and in the U.K. on November 7 via Prosthetic Records.

Animals As Leaders - "Weightless" album preview

Ron Thal: The Examiner interview

Examiner: You played on the Chinese Democracy record, but for these live shows, you end up playing a lot of solos written by both Slash and Buckethead. Can you talk to me about the differences between their styles and how you play them?

Bumblefoot: Well the stuff on Chinese by Slash was gone by then, he was out for a good couple of years. So all the guitar parts, there’s Buckethead’s parts, there was Robin Fink’s parts, and then when I joined, I wrote a bunch of new parts, I had a fretless guitar and I added all these fretless guitar parts to the album, and most of what I play are the things I wrote for the songs and played on the album. And then any of the crazy stuff that Bucket did, I take that stuff, while the other guys will do some of Robin’s melodies or Bucket’s more melodic parts. I have a doublenecked guitar, where I’m basically switching from one to the other during the songs

Continue reading on Exclusive NY Hard Rock Examiner Interview: Bumblefoot of Guns n' Roses

Alastair Greene: Through the Rain new CD

Through the Rain - Alastair Greene: Lead guitarist for the Alan Parsons Live Project releases his 3rd studio album. This disc is a combination of 70s Hard Rock with some Blues and Americana influences thrown in

Alastair currently endorses and uses the following equipment:
Fender Musical Instruments, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Ernie Ball Strings, Monster Cables, Blackstar Amplification.

Russ Parrish: Steel Panther - If You Really Really Love Me

Steel Panther - If You Really Really Love Me

STEEL PANTHER is Michael Starr (vocals), Satchel (guitar), Lexxi Foxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums).

"Balls Out" track listing:

01. In The Future
02. Supersonic Sex Machine
03. Just Like Tiger Woods
04. 17 Girls In A Row
05. If You Really, Really Love Me
06. It Won't Suck Itself
07. Tomorrow Night
08. Why Can't You Trust Me
09. That's What Girls Are For
10. Gold-Digging Whore
11. I Like Drugs
12. Critter
13. Let Me Come In
14. Weenie Ride

Michael Dolce: Outback stomp transcribed and is available

Michael Dolce:
Here is my solo on Outback stomp transcribed and is available for purchase with the solo section backing track for only $2

here is the link and enjoy

Devin Townsend: live in London

Devin Townsend: live in London

Devin Townsend: Metal Storm interview

Metal Storm - Devin Townsend Interview 16/11/11

Jimi Hendrix: iOS app announced

Sony Music, Experience Hendrix and Universal Mind have teamed up for an iOS Jimi Hendrix app. The free download offers text, photos and videos, as well as an interactive map showing key places in his life.

Does the sound of "Purple Haze" fire you up? Or does "Foxey Lady" have you playing air guitar to the classic riffs? Expertly made for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch in conjunction with Experience Hendrix LLC, this interactive app is the most innovative Jimi Hendrix experience available anywhere.

Jimi Hendrix changed the music world forever and inspired generations of fans with his music, lyrics and prose. Whether you are a lifelong fan, or new to his legacy, you can explore his vast library of music; dive into his full history, career and accomplishments through storytelling, images and videos; and relive some of his most famous concerts, venues and recordings as you pass by historic locations using the interactive map.

Features include:

* Discography — Flip through the full collection of Hendrix's albums. iTunes integration lets you play the songs you own, sample those you don't and purchase new tracks from within the app.
* Filmography — Discover documentaries, live performances, and other films about Hendrix.
* Venues — See photos, video clips, and descriptions of the concert venues that defined the Hendrix legacy
* Locations — Geo fencing alerts will let you know when you are near Hendrix landmarks. Visiting the landmarks will award you virtual passport stamps.
* Social Media Integration – Share accomplishments and information from the app with your social network with the integrated Twitter sheet and Facebook.
* Connect the experience across multiple devices — Use AirPlay to connect with your Apple TV or Airplay speakers

Alex Lifeson: Planet Rock audio interview

Miss the interview with the Rush guitarist? Listen to the whole thing here

We spoke to Alex in the studio where he and his Rush bandmates are currently recording their brand new studio album, Clockwork Angels.

In the interview he reveals that the band are aiming to release their new album in the spring and they are hoping to tour in the summer, with European dates almost a certainty. He also reveals that the band are looking at perhaps doing some festival shows in 2013.

The guitarist also gives an insight into how the new album will sound, revealing that the songs are starting to take an epic shape. more

John Petrucci: ultimate guitar interview

What lyrical topics do you touch upon on 'A Dramatic Turn Of Events'?

The running theme has to do with the title - 'A Dramatic Turn Of Events' - and so all the songs are about some sort of major event in the world that's happening now, that's happened in history. "Outcry" is about the uprising and revolutions going on in North Africa and the Middle East. "On The Backs Of Angels" is about the political unrest and divide in the US right now. "Lost And Forgotten" is about a Persian fighting force that died out. "Bridges In The Sky" is about somebody who's looking for a chance to be reunited with a lost part of their soul that's missing because of some dramatic event in their life. Those are just a few of them, but they're all about major events that've caused people to go through substantial changes in their lives basically.

"Fans enjoy analysing our music and looking at things under a microscope and stuff, and it shows the level of passion from the fans for what we do."
Has 'A Dramatic Turn Of Events'' album title been misinterpreted in certain quarters?
A lot of people automatically assume that it's referring to the band's situation - change of drummer - but the title came long after that happened. The title came as a result of writing the lyrics, and trying to figure out the common thread and common theme of the album. It doesn't refer to the band's personal situation, but refers to the dramatic events that are occurring in the world today. more

Vinnie Moore: UFO announce new album details

UFO had set "Last Of The Bone Riders" as the title of their new album, but this was changed to "Seven Deadly" and is due on February 27, 2012 via SPV/Steamhammer. The CD is currently being recorded with producer Tommy Newton. A tour of the U.K. and Ireland will follow in March and April.

Yngwie Malmsteen becomes a Miami Marlin

Yngwie Malmsteen was honored by the Miami Marlins with his own jersey. The presentation took place this past Friday when the South Florida Major League Baseball team celebrated its rebirth with a full-on fiesta at its nearly completed Little Havana home, unveiling its new name and blinding new colors for high-powered VIPs and local media.

Chris Broderick: Megadeth SWU Music And Arts Festival

MEGADETH's performance at this year's edition of the SWU Music And Arts Festival earlier today (Monday, November 14) in Paulínia, São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below.

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Trust
02. Wake Up Dead
03. Hangar 18
04. A Tout Le Monde
05. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
06. Head Crusher
07. Public Enemy No. 1
08. Sweating Bullets
09. Symphony Of Destruction
10. Peace Sells… But Who's Buying?!
11. Holy Wars

Chris Broderick: Megadeth SWU Music And Arts Festival 2011

Gary Hoey: Chuck Levin's WMC Fender Clinic April 2010

Gary Hoey: Chuck Levin's WMC Fender Clinic April 2010

Rob Chappers: Andertons Wampler Drive pedal Shootout

The Andertons Wampler Drive pedal Shootout

Kyle Ahern: progressive metal original

Progressive Metal Original Song - Kyle Ahern

Fernando Miyata: Royal - Expomusic 2011

Fernando Miyata | Royal - Expomusic 2011

Royal Music | Gibson, Epiphone e Seizi | Fernando Miyata - Expomusic 2011

News: Atkins / May Project – Serpent's Kiss

When Good and Evil Collide – Original Judas Priest Vocal Legend Al Atkins and Christian Guitarist Paul May Release 'Atkins / May Project – Serpent's Kiss'

11/17/2011 - London, UK - The rock world is buzzing with proof that good and evil can in fact work together in the form of former Judas Priest vocal legend and Holy Rage heavy metal frontman Al Atkins and Christian guitarist and music artist Paul May. Together these extreme opposites combine creating a powerful new CD called 'Serpent's Kiss', now available on Gonzo Multimedia. The 10-track album is the product of two of the Midlands finest architects of rock and metal coming together to create something that is unique and totally exhilarating!

There are enough doses of melody and metal madness to entice all fans of the genre, and while it is solid, honest working class heavy metal, it also has its roots in contemporary metal with some fine axe-work and killer choruses. The cover art for 'Serpent's Kiss' is also unique as it was created by world famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews.

Al Atkins: More noted for forming UK's Judas Priest and fronting them for four years and laying down the foundations which would see them eventually selling 40 million albums worldwide. He also wrote songs for them which went gold like “Dreamer Deceiver”, “Never Satisfied”, “Winter”, “Caviar and Meths” and Priest's all time classic “Victim of Changes”. Al's unique powerful vocal style sites influences by noted rock singers Roger Daltrey, Paul Rodgers and longtime friend Robert Plant. Al has done countless radio and TV interviews worldwide and recently was filmed for BBC TV 'British Heritage' and 'Banger Films' Canada for the metal evolution series on VH1. He has even written a book on his musical life about growing up in Birmingham, UK alongside Robert Plant and Black Sabbath called 'Dawn of the Metal Gods'. Al has released 6 solo albums to date, toured the US twice,  and has worked with Brian Tatler (Diamond Head), Dave Holland (Judas Priest), Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden) and Bernie Torme (Ozzy/Gillan). Al recently released a new self titled album with his offshoot band Holy Rage and has now teamed up with brilliant Christian writer/guitarist Paul May and recorded an album called 'Serpent's Kiss', which Al says are the best recordings to date!

Paul May: Some people learn to play guitar, Paul was born (again) to play guitar! Paul has become respected for his passionate, soulful guitar work and noted for his explosive and exciting solos. As a world class professional guitarist and songwriter, Paul has played and recorded sessions across the globe, touring and playing throughout the UK, Europe, USA and the Eastern block. Paul appears on around 50 albums to date, featured in both the secular and Christian arenas. Paul is also a record producer and has covered the entire spectrum of musical tastes in production. Paul has played, recorded with and produced alongside the bands and members of: Al Atkins (Judas Priest), Dave Holland (Judas Priest), Roy Wood (Move, ELO, Wizard), Jon Brooks (The Charlatans), Smokin Roadie/Tempest, MC5, V-Rats, Janus, A.N.D, Dave Rowley Band, Larry Norman and many others. Along with working with Al Atkins, Paul currently plays guitar with A.N.D and Temple Dogs.

"Working with Paul May on the 'Serpent's Kiss' album was a fantastic journey," says Al. "From the opening song 'The Shallowing' to the last song 'Theatre of Fools', it was an honor to have been asked by the brilliant guitarist Paul May to put this project together... Without a doubt this is one of the best albums I have appeared on since my early days with Judas Priest and that says something having written and recorded several of my own works."

"This album was meant to be," explains Paul. "When Al agreed to do the vocals it inspired me to write specific tracks tailored for his voice. Not only did Al deliver in abundance, he did so with world class! It's what I'd call a 'Classic Hard Rock/Metal' album; that covers a wealth of subject matters and life experiences. It's all rock 'n' roll! And a real triumph to me in so many ways. I just feel blessed! To again, be involved with such a great vocalist and friend and end up with such a cracking album is a gift indeed - rock on!"

Atkins / May Project 'Fight' video:
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Tony MacAlpine: Masterclass - Log on for the full masterclass with text, tabs, audio, and video. Tony MacAlpine demonstrates his approaches to tapping arpeggios, scale sequences, and performs over "Fire Mountain" and "Serpens Cauda" off his latest album.

Tony MacAlpine: Masterclass

Matte Johansson: Night Jam

NIGHT JAM - One Take | ギターの人 | 吉他獨奏

Eric Calderone: Skyrim Meets Metal

Skyrim Meets Metal