Monday, 28 November 2011

Joop Wolters: Sweet Lies live

JWTrio-sweet lies

Emil Werstler: solo 2009

Older footage of Emil Werstler from 2009's Dragonforce/Cynic/Daath tour
Emil Werstler solo 2009

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Some great guitar records for your Christmas Stocking

Dave Reeves: South of Sheol 

Hedras Ramos Atoms and Space 

Jarle Holsen Quadrasonic 

Nat Janoff: Come Together Move Apart 

Tony MacAlpine: Web Cam Lessons

Tony MacAlpine

Hi again folks: Just a reminder - I'm currently accepting new bookings for guitar lessons via Skype/webcam in December. Lessons make a great holiday gift! Each lessons is 45 minutes in length and students of any level are accepted. For more information, including schedules and pricing, please email

Alex Skolnick, Chris Broderick: Winter guitar Retreat half off deal still available

Due to popular demand, we have extended the ‘Half Off Special’ for the Skolnick & Broderick’s Winter Guitar Retreat through November 28th! Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn a few the tricks of the trade and hang out with Testament’s Alex Skolnick and Megadeth’s Chris Broderick!

The Hosts | Instructors, Chris Broderick and Alex Skolnick
[Photo by: Stephanie Cabral]

I’m really looking forward to partnering with my friend Chris Broderick for our Winter Guitar Retreat. Each of has has a unique, individual approach to guitar and it’s always fun to share one’s experience with deserving students. Therefore, we’ve decided to join forces and create the ultimate post Xmas, pre-New Years getaway for amateur and pro-guitarists alike. – Alex Skolnick

Come join Alex and myself this winter for a comprehensive look at how we view the guitar. It will not only be insightful but relaxed and fun as well! We will cover things such as: Stage performance, live jam sessions, and all kinds of helpful guitar playing tips that you can utilize. I look forward to seeing you at this incredible event. – Chris Broderick


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Music Masters Camp Series

Maneli Jamal: Electronic Side Project Chilling Ambiance

Maneli Jamal - Electronic Side Project Chilling Ambiance

See Maneli Jamal at Guitar Idol final

Guitar Idol tickets

Tristan Klein: blues before I'm 35

tristan klein - before I'm 35 ( les paul 59 VOS + Bogner Panama )

Stéphan Forté: The Shadows Compendium released

Today is "The Shadows Compendium" European release day !!!! Go in your favorite shop, buy it and check out the wonderful artwork made by Perrine Perez Fuentes and Ludovic Cordelières, each song has it's own illustration not hesitate to post your thoughts about the album, artwork etc... :)))


At last after so many years of work, my first instrumental solo album is done, I'd like to thank Kevin Codfert for his incredible work on the mix, and of course my very talented friends / guests on this album: Jeff, Mattias IA, Glen, Daniele, Derek and Franck. Guys, your solos kicks some serious asses !!!!! Here is the tracklist and guests]:

01 - The Shadows Compendium (guests: Jeff Loomis / ex-Nevermore & Franck Hermanny/ Adagio)
02 - De Praestigiis Daemonum (guest: Mattias IA Eklundh / Freak Kitchen)
03 - Spiritual Bliss
04 - Duat (guest: Glen Drover/ ex-Megadeth)
05 - Sorrowful Centruroides (guest: Derek Taylor /Solo artist)
06 - Prophecies Of Loki XXI
07 - I think there’s someone in the kitchen (guest: Daniele Gottardo/Solo Artist)
08 - Improvisation on Sonata no. 14, c # minor - Op. 27 no 2

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Johnny Depp: that's Truth In Shredding right there!

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp plays guitar for Alice Cooper

Dave Martone: Electro Voice demo

Dave Martone and Electro Voice Part 1

Dave Martone and EV Part 2 LISTENING TEST!!!

Guthrie Govan: Aristocrats Headline Wesest 7 Benefit Concert

BOSTON – Rock/fusion supergroup The Aristocrats, Headline Wesest 7 Benefit Concert at the Roxy on March 4, 2012, comprised of guitarist Guthrie Govan (Asia/GPS, Dizzee Rascal, The Young Punx), bassist Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Dethklok, Mike Keneally), and Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steven Wilson, UKZ, Necrophagist) will headline an all-star lineup for WesFest 7: A Concert to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music at The Roxy in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 4, 2012. The event is sponsored by Gallien-Krueger Amplification, Mike Lull Custom Basses, D’Addario Strings, and DW Drums...
The event will feature four additional acts: The Casualties Of Jazz, a jazz organ trio that exclusively plays Black Sabbath material, featuring keyboardist Matt Rohde (Jane's Addiction, Christina Aguilera, Roger Daltrey, Kelly Clarkson), bassist Chris Golden (Carly Simon, Mick Fleetwood, Engelbert Humperdinck), and drummer Jimmy Paxson (Alanis Morrissette, Rod Stewart, Steve Vai, Ronnie Montrose); the WesFest All-Stars, featuring the music of previous WesFest performers Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani), Joe Brooks, Jackie Daum, and Colin Keenan; and Danny Mo and the Exciters, featuring Wehmiller’s Berklee bass professor and close friend Danny Morris, as well as 2011 Wehmiller Scholarship award winner Hayley Jane Batt and legendary drummer John “JR” Robinson. Full details from Guitar Player

Guthrie Govan with Kim Se Hwang: Seoul, Korea, June, 2010

Guthrie Govan with Kim Se Hwang: Seoul, Korea, June, 2010

Shawn Lane: talks about developing speed

Shawn Lane talks about speed (Radisson Hotel, 17th Apr 1993)

Guthrie Govan, Dave Kilminster: tour dates

3rd December - WEERT (HOLLAND) - DE BOSUIL - Info:
5th December - VERVIERS (BELGIUM) - SPIRIT OF 66 - Info:
7th December - LEGNANO (MI) - LAND OF LIVE - Info:
8th December - TORINO - LAPSUS -
12th December - UDINE - BLACK STUFF - Info:
16th December - ROMA - JAILBREAK -
18th December - FOGGIA - MOODY JAZZ CAFE' - Info:

An earlier tour

Guthrie Govan, Dave Kilminster.noche de guitarras v. Peralta

Jason Becker: Auction items turn up!

Phew! I was hoping that this might be the case... I had been told to guard this bag with my life at the show... and so when we could not find it... well you know.. I like blogging :) thanks to all for finding it!

Joop Wolters hey guys no worries, it came to my attention that the bag was still lying around there at the end of the concert day.. and when everybody was going home..Barend and Timo recognized the bag still lying around in one of the dressing rooms and they where so kind to take care of it and took it home with them..

Ron Jarzombek: 'Cretaceous Chasm' in 12-Tone Fragments

BLOTTED SCIENCE guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, TERRESTRIAL EXILED, SPASTIC INK) has released an instructional video for the song 'Cretaceous Chasm' off the band's "The Animation Of Entomology" EP

BLOTTED SCIENCE - 'Cretaceous Chasm' in 12-Tone Fragments

In it, the guitarist explains the application of the twelve-tone system devised specifically for the writing process of the EP, which will be the subject of a forthcoming DVD, titled "Dissecting Bugs."

States Jarzombek: “I’ve been mentioning this ’12-Tones In Fragmented Rows’ system in interviews and it seems that even non-musicians are interested in it, so I put together this video to give listeners some insight on how it all works. I thought it would be best to break this all down into its most basic theoretical form, and play examples of its use. I chose to post the basic guitar tracks to "Cretaceous Chasm" because it is the simplest song on the EP and is the easiest to grasp theoretically. The song will also appear first on my upcoming instructional DVD, "Dssecting Bugs", where I will go in-depth with all of the 12-tone theory, and play all guitar parts on all songs from the EP. Things do get a bit complicated when melodies and solos are laid on top of the note groups, but we’ll get to all of that good stuff on the DVD." More information about the sample video, including the transcription/tabs, can be found at

"The Animation Of Entomology", which also features the talents of bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATE ETERNAL) and drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, TERRESTRIAL EXILED), will get its European release via UK-based Basick Records today, November 28. The folllow-up to the band's highly acclaimed 2007 "The Machinations Of Dementia" full-length album was produced and mixed by Ron Jarzombek and recorded in San Antonio, Texas; Tampa, Florida; and V. Santura's (OBSCURA, TRIPTYKON) Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany where the drums were cut. Mastering duties were once again handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION) at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark.


Cretaceous Chasm video:
Vermicular Asphixiation video:
Ingesting Blattaria video:

Jason Becker: Auction guitar tins and picks

Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet" Festival Amsterdam (November 2011)
It doesn't matter where you live, you still get the chance to get some guitar tins from the festival. Check them out! Proceeds go to Jason Becker!

Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Haarlem festival - Guitar Tins! ebay
Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Haarlem festival - Guitar Tins! in Entertainment Memorabilia

Jason Becker Auction

Guthrie Govan: Wonderful Slippery Thing - Zagreb

Guthrie Govan: Wonderful Slippery Thing

Florian Hofer,Atma Anur: Atma's Groove Party (Part 2)

Atma's Groove Party (Part 2) - Florian Hofer Band Live

Rob Chappers: Gibson Les Paul Baked Maple Vs Rosewood

Gibson Les Paul Classic Custom Guitars - Baked Maple Vs Rosewood

News: The Andertons Launch Party highlights

The Andertons Launch Party - Featuring Michael Jackson, Slash, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Prince

Marcel Coenen: Jason Becker´s Festival, Altitudes

Marcel Coenen - Jason Becker´s Festival, Altitudes

Jason Becker Auction

Stéphan Forté: Jason Becker´s Festival

Stéphan Forté - Jason Becker´s Festival 13/11/2011.AVI

Jason Becker Auction

Kenny Serane: solo entry tab available

Adds tab for for his recent competition video entry on his web site

Neung Vinai Alive guitar Solo Competition - KENNY SERANE

Guthrie Govan: Noiz in depth interview