Saturday, 26 November 2011

Istvan Alapi: Salgótarján,Cafe Frei 2011

Istvan Alapi - Farewell, Last Train Home (Pat Metheny ) Salgótarján, 11.25.2011.Café Frei.

Istvan Alapi - James ( Pat Metheny ) 11.25.2011.Salgótarján,Cafe Frei

Rick Graham: Tay Zonday eat your heart out!

Rick's Guitar Vlog Special - 'THE VLOG SONG'

Brian Auer, Leonardo Guzman, Listen Angel: For Those About To Shred Competition

Shred Solo competition

Brian Auer, Leonardo Guzman and myself are proud to launch our first guitar competition. Submit your entry following those steps:
1/ Upload a new video, between 1min and 1 min30, showing your best chops ( with or without BT, montage allowed )
2/ Post your vid in response to this video, name it "for those about to shred - your name entry -"
3/ Promote your entry
You don't have to subscribe to my channel, you have until the end of february to get your entries in, send me pm if you wanna know the exact prizes or references. Good luck, have fun and Shred your life!

NEW GUITAR CONTEST - For Those About To Shred 2011/2012 -

Andre Nieri: winner OVERLOUD TH2 GIVEAWAY

TH2 CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED! And the winner is..., Andre Nieri from Brasil! Congratulations! Here is his winning solo


Darius Wave: winner of 6th Live 4 Guitar competition

vavrzyn - Dariusz Wawrzyniak winner of 6th Live 4 Guitar competition
4WINNER *** 6th Live4guitar competition entry - Dariusz Wawrzyniak (Darius Wave)

Full results and scores

Roberto Restuccia: Don't Cry Guitar Solo - classy soloing

Roberto Restuccia:
The Talented Mr David Locke kindly sent me a BT that he produced in the key of E minor and this is my take over the track :)

Don't Cry Guitar Solo by Roberto Restuccia

Roberto Restuccia: Hayden's Big Haul Solo Competition winner

Apologies.. I think I missed posting this one in the build up to Jason Becker Fest. Lots of shout outs for entries... thanks for participating.

Thanks again to all who entered, you guys made this so much fun!
Please subscribe and like my Facebook page ( to keep up to date with what's going on and also to help ensure we have more awesome competitions in the future.
The winners:
1st mentions go out to
Pete Pachio
Rafael Roda
James Moody
James Bell
Ben Porter
Parker Wallace
Matt Harnett.

Cheers :)
Thanks again to our judges and to all the companies who helped make this little competition possible. and last but most definitely not least thanks to Perfecto for allowing me to use his backing track. Check his channel out and be awestruck!
We HAVE to do this again soon.
Hayden's Big Haul Solo Competition : THE RESULTS!

Hayden's Big Haul Solo Competition : THE RESULTS!

Piotr Wójcicki: classy soling live

Why can't I walk down the road and hear great playing like this?

Piotr Wójcicki live

Dhalif: Between Two Worlds with added rock!

I can't get enough of this guys great playing. Classic rock ballad. If songs could walk on water... this would be one of them...

My new song entitled " Between Two Worlds " uploaded again now with revised parts. Enjoy!

Dhalif Ali - Between Two Worlds (Original) final

Patrick Amar: Cadence : A tribute to Jeff Joseph

My tribute to Jeff Joseph who died november 23rd 2011. He was the first I heard not being stuck in a musical style and therefore was an inspiration to me.
Energy always live on.

Patrick Amar - Cadence : A tribute to Jeff Joseph

Carl Mörner: Vinterviken Impro

Carl Mörner Volume pedal, Eventide pitchfactor, TC Corona Chorus, some additional detune in Logic + delay and reverb.
Vinterviken Impro by Carl Mörner

Tommy: here's Tommy's new instrumental songs

My New instrumental song [ Last Days ] by Tommy

My New instrumental song [ They want war ] by Tommy

Pop Woravit: Luminasion, hot rocking band!

POP WORAVIT & LUMINASION - The Haunted (Instrumental)

Line up Pop Woravit - Guitar Joe Navin - Keyboard Jio Kamrop - Bass Champ Norranop - Drums Mixed by Ake Hottcoffee Record @ 52Studio

Tomasz Andrzejewski: Screwdriver

Screwdriver - Tomasz Andrzejewski

Jack Gardiner: warms up for guitar idol

Jam over Tom Quayle Rock Track

Guitar Idol tickets

David Locke: Europa - Santana

David Locke:
I thought I'd try some Santana today. It's an interpretation so not a note for note copy. Using a Les Paul Supreme through Tonebone Trimode and Laboga Beast Combo turned up very loud ;

Europa - Santana - David Locke

Mattias IA Eklundh: Not Dead Yet Amsterdam 13-11-2011

Mattias Ia Eklundh Not Dead Yet Amsterdam 13-11-2011

Mattias Ia Eklundh Not Dead Yet Amsterdam

Jason Becker Auction

Kiko Loureiro: Roma - No gravity

Kiko Loureiro - No gravity, Locanda Blues Roma

Jason Becker Auction

Jason Becker: Auction items "missing"

Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet" Festival Amsterdam (November 2011)joop wolters donated these two classic vinyl albums to be auctioned for Jason Becker, but unfortunately someone took them during the festival from dressing room #1. They were in a bag with other stuff like donated humbuckers from 4Seasons pickups. We would really like to get these itmes back. Please come forward or donate the right amount for these items.
Rare items donated by joop wolters. Look what he found and what he wanted to donate for the auction! From his personal collection some Jason Becker originals!

If you can help recover these please do.

Jason Becker Auction

Guthrie Govan, Michael Lee Firkins, Marco Sfogli: Autographed Vigier GV Rock

November 13 2011 there was a special befit festival for Jason Becker and ALS research (see jasonbeckerfest dot com).
This great guitar, a Vigier GV Rock (retail value over 2,000 US$) was donated by Patrice Vigier to support this great cause.

Contributing guitar players and other musicians like Guthrie Govan, Michael Lee Firkins, Marco Sfogli, Atma Anur, Daniele Gottardo, Stephan Forte, Andy James, Franck Hermanny and others have signed this first class guitar. This item will be sent to the highest bidder and will be shipped in a special Vigier guitar flightcase.

Spread the word and you can be sure the whole amount will go to the great Jason Becker!

Shipping cost need to be added, depending on your location and way you want this to be sent.

Autographed Vigier GV Rock by Guthrie Govan, Michael Lee Firkins, Marco Sfogli+

Matt Schofield: avalanche of super blues

Matt Schofield delivered an 'avalanche' of superb blues guitar solos (& fine songs) to a full house of appreciative fans, when he and his band played the MEZZ venue, Breda, The Netherlands, on Thursday, November 17th, 2011.
Check out Matt's latest (excellent) CD, 'Anything but Time', currently on sale (link below).
From Matt's website:
British Bluesman Matt Schofield is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative guitarists to have emerged on the world scene for several generations. He is rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time (Guitar & Bass Magazine) putting him in the company of such iconic names as Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

"In Schofield, the UK has produced the best blues guitarist from any country in decades."
LA DAILY NEWS, USA; "Another level altogether." MOJO; "The best of his generation's European players. His feel for the music is incredible." VINTAGE GUITAR, USA; "Top ten British Blues guitarists of all time." GUITAR AND BASS; "The UK's most exciting blues guitar player." GUITARIST

In his relatively short career Schofield's prowess as a blues guitarist has taken his band to twelve countries; seen him playing with iconic guitarists like Robben Ford; and brought him high praise in the Penguin Book of Blues Recordings as one of only two living British artists in recording history to gain a maximum four-star rating.

From Wikipedia:
Schofield performs with an organ trio (guitar, organ, and drums). Organ trios are mostly associated with the 1950s and 1960s U.S. jazz groups led by organists such as Jimmy Smith. Blues bands more commonly use trios of guitar, bass and drums, quartets (guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums) or quintets (guitar, rhythm guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums). In Schofield's organ trio, organist Jonny Henderson plays a Hammond organ, performing basslines using his left hand, and playing chords and lead lines with his right hand. The trio's drummer is Evan Jenkins. Jeff Walker played bass on the final track of Siftin' Thru' Ashes. In 2009, as of the recording of Heads, Tails & Aces, The Matt Schofield Trio became The Matt Schofield Band, a four-piece, featuring Jeff 'The Funk' Walker on bass, and also replacing Evan Jenkins with Alain Baudry. At a concert at the Swindon Arts Centre on 22 October 2009, the band reverted to a trio. In June 2010, Kevin Hayes, replaced Evan Jenkins in the band.
Matt Schofield: Guitar, vocals
Johnny Henderson: keyboards,
Kevin Hayes: drums
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Paul Antonio Ortiz: Chimp Spanner tour and EP details


‘Dark Age Of Technology’
‘M?bius Pt I’
‘M?bius Pt II’
‘M?bius Pt III’
‘Cloud City’

Bonus vinyl version only tracks:
‘Supererogation’ (Chuter Remix)
‘Supererogation’ (TimfyJames Remix)
‘Supererogation’ (The Algorithm Remix)
‘Supererogation’ (Tanuki Remix)

Chimp Spanner will hit the road touring throughout Europe with prog-metal legends CYNIC starting December 3rd. Five signed advance vinyl albums will be available at each show on a strictly first come first served basis

Tour dates are as follows:

3 - The Village - Dublin, Ireland
4 – Limelight - Belfast, UK
5 - The Underworld - London, UK
6 – Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
7 – Baroeg - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
8 - Divan Du Monde - Paris, France
9 – Kiff - Aarau, Switzerland
10 - Rock'n'Roll Arena - Romagnano Sesia, Italy
11 - Gala Hala - Ljubljana, Slovenia
12 – Arena - Vienna, Austria
13 - Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary
14 – Randall - Bratislava, Slovakia
15 - KD Kyje - Prague, Czech Republic
16 – Cassiopeia - Berlin, Germany
17 - Kleine Freiheit - Osnabrück, Germany
18 –Templet - Lyngby, Denmark
19 – Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
20 - P60 - Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Chimp Spanner Live - Bad Code @ Rescue Room Nottingham 2011

Chimp Spanner Live - At The Dream's Edge Live @ Rescue Room Nottingham 2011

Ron Thal: GNR video interview

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal - Part I (Hartford, CT - Nov. 19th 2011)

GNR tour dates

26 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
28 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum

1 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
2 - US Bank Arena - Cincinnati, OH
4 - Bridgstone Arena, Nashville, TN
5 - Desoto County Civic Center - Southaven, MS
7 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Center
8 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
17 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
31 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint At The Hard Rock Hotel

Kee Marcello: announces KeeFest

Kee Marcello: Now it is officially confirmed! June 29th and 30th, the brand new festival KeeFest will take place at Åby Travbana (horse racing track) right outside Gothenburg city, Sweden. With an audience capacity of three (!!!!) soccer courts, KeeFest willmake a lot of other European festivals look tiny. World famous superstar acts to be announced shortly, and as if there ever was anyquestion about it; of course Kee Marcello Band will perform."

Martin Miller: working on Jam Track package

Martin Miller Getting ready to filming my upcoming Jamtrack Central package this weekend!

Marcelo Barbosa, Paulo Schroeber: Almah - Trace of Trait

Almah - Trace of Trait - Official Video

Rik Emmett, Neil Peart: Red Barchetta

Here's an advance rough mix sneak peak audio clip from the Rik Emmett vocal and guitar session with Sonic Elements where he participates as a special guest singing and playing along with Neil Peart's drum grooves from the soon to be released sequel to Neil Peart Drums, Vol. 2 The Grooves by Sonic Reality. For the first time the two iconic musicians from two of Canada's biggest power rock trios, Rush and Triumph, can be heard together in one song! We're very excited about it. To follow progress join the Facebook page:

Red Barchetta featuring Rik Emmett SE Teaser 1 by sonicelements

Allan Holdsworth: Houston, TX Nov 15 2011

Allan Holdsworth's concert in Houston, TX Nov 15 2011 (RED ALERT)

Allan Holdsworth's concert in Houston, TX Nov 15 2011 (GAS LAMP BLUES)

Alex Hutchings: Spain clinics

From Drop Box

The great virtuoso guitarist and Jazz, Rock and Alex Hutchings Fusion will happen again in Spain next December to offer two clinics / workshops in Barcelona by Roland Iberica.

Alex will show attendees the latest products from Roland and Boss, highlighting the multitrack digital recorder and BR-80 , the loopstation RC-300, the pedal ROLAND GR-55 and Roland amplifier range. Attendance is free, but you must register at this link .

The places where clinics will be held are:

December 12 (Monday) AUVIS Mataró - C / Via Sergia, 86 (Mataro)
December 13 (Tuesday): Taller de Musics Sant Andreu (Can Fabra Library Building)

Walter Trout: Say Goodbye to the Blues

Walter Trout - Say Goodbye to the Blues - O2 Academy, Islington, London 24.11.2011.
Please visit the website:
Walter Trout - Guitar and lead vocals
Sammy Avila - Hammond B3 and backup vocals
Rick Knapp - Bass
Michael Leasure - Drums and backup vocals
(Andrew Elt-Road manager and occasional vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonies )
Please visit the links. Trout and his band at the Popa Chubby meets Walter Trout - The Giants of Blues Rock O2 Academy, Islington, London 24.11.2011.
Walter Trout dedicated 'Say Goodbye to the Blues' to BIG DEREK, please read the following:
Quote from Pete Feenstra, 14.09.2011.
"Sad to say that the Boom Boom Club legend Big Derek (Mackerness) died last
Monday 12/9/11. Many of you at the Boom Boom Club will know Big D, aka 'Derek the door' for his brusque but efficient manner. In fact he has been helping me with live
music shows since 1987 and before that he was an administrator at the
London youth games - he was the guy with the clip board and whistle.
Derek always had a huge passion for music, something that saved his life
some years ago. His then girl friend died in appalling circumstances and he
all but gave up, except he has set his heart on going to a Walter Trout
concert in Shepherds Bush. He duly was first in the queue and about two
hours later when the queue had swollen to about a thousand, the band showed
up, jumped out the tour bus and Walter purposefully strode past the snaking
line of people to embrace Derek, shouting; "Hey, Big D!!!" I think it saved
his life, gave him a purpose and meant he was able to help with hundreds of
shows over the next 16 years.
Deke, as he liked to be called, was a passionate loyal, honest, and
committed person, qualities that he carried with him to his grave. His love
of music and Arsenal FC (have to forgive him that blemish, lol) occupied
most of his time, though when not immersed in that he was a keen
genealogist and had managed to trace his family back over hundreds of
He will be much missed."
Walter Trout dedicates 'Say Goodbye to the Blues' to BIG DEREK. RIP - LONDON 24.11.11.

Adam Ironside: Junk

'Junk' Playthrough

Attila Voros: Leander solos

Attila Voros is playing some Leander solos (

Daniele Liverani: Race Against Time

DANIELE LIVERANI - Race Against Time (Live at New Talent club)

Tony Smotherman: "Universal Melody" CD Release party 2011

Tony Smotherman: "Universal Melody" CD Release party 2011

Kiko Loureiro: Laney Iron Heart

Kiko Loureiro & Laney Iron Heart

Ludmila Oliveira: Heart and Soul

One of my favorite songs from a movie...since the first time I heard this I wanted to play it! So, here's a piece of it!!!

For those who don't know, the song is theme from the movie "Big" (or "Quero ser Grande" in portuguese).

Heart and Soul

Katalina Gonzalez: clinic and original music



Maze Cosmic theme belonging to his latest solo ¨ The other door ·
Under: Eddie Andreas
Keyboards: Diego Aguilera
Battery: Yellow Nelson
Guitar, Composition and Arrangement: Katalina Gonzalez


Mistheria: Official Album Promo

Mistheria - DRAGON FIRE (Official Album Promo)

Mistheria "Dragon Fire" album released by Lion Music on October 15, 2010.


Rob Rock, John West, Mark Boals, Titta Tani, Lance King (vocals)
George Bellas, Neil Zaza, Roger Staffelbach, Emir Hot (guitars)
Mistheria (piano, keytar, keyboards)
Ivana Greguric (songwriter)
Alberto Rigoni (bass)
John Macaluso (drums)

Yann Armellino,Franck Hermanny: clinic 26 November · 14:00 - 19:00

Demo Ibanez Franck Hermanny (Adagio) / Yann Armellino à Mulhouse

26 November · 14:00 - 19:00

63 avenue de Belgique, 68110

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