Monday, 12 December 2011

Russ Parrish: Time running out for "Just Like Tiger Woods" Contest! 

Tiger Woods is like the most bitchin’ dude ever. He bangs tons of hot chicks, has millions of dollars and even has his own song dedicated to him on Steel Panther’s new record, Balls Out. He’s a freaking legend! What better way to honor the man than to go out and film your own “Just Like Tiger Woods” video and win some Panther awesomeness while your at it?!?
Need ideas? Go golfing in spandex. Star in your own “Just Like Tiger Woods” music video in spandex. Play/sing a cover in spandex. Introduce the song to your local golf course in spandex. Send naughty text spandex. Smash somebody’s Escalade with a 9 iron in...actually, don’t do that.

The options are endless - we are leaving the creative part up to you! Rock out to the song for some inspiration! All we care about is that you tie in elements of Steel Panther or Tiger Woods in your video and have the song “Just Like Tiger Woods” by Steel Panther playing in the background.


Upload your video to YouTube and post it on Steel Panther’s Facebook wall by Dec.15th, 2011.


Videos do not have to be the length of the song, but they can’t exceed it. Videos must tie in elements of Steel Panther or Tiger Woods with “Just Like Tiger Woods” playing in the background. You can’t sit there eating a hot dog with “Just Like Tiger Woods” playing and expect to qualify.

This contest is open to all countries!


Steel Panther will pick their top three favorite videos on Dec. 15th, 2011. Voting will take place shortly after Dec. 15th, 2011 and will be based on the amount of “Likes” received on Facebook by fans once the top three videos have been re-posted on Steel Panther’s wall by Steel Panther for voting. The voting period will last for 24-hours.


There will be a total of three winners. The person who submits the video that receives most “Likes” will win the grand prize consisting of a custom, limited edition Steel Panther golf towel from Players Towel along with a Steel Panther sticker, autographed promotional CD and “The Shocker” book by author Chad Brody. The two runner-ups will receive a custom, limited edition Steel Panther golf towel from Players Towel.

Faze: two hander unphased by Middle East clinic tour

2 months, 3 clinics and over a dozen shows in The Middle East. We embarked from Vancouver, Canada flying over to Saudi Arabia (my birthplace and hometown), trailing east to Bahrain and concluding in Dubai. 3 countries and over 17 flights and time consuming car rides. IT WAS WORTH ALL OF IT. Thank you to all of you who made this possible

Middle East Tour -- The Faze Project

Yngwie Malmsteen: Rebecca's Relentless rig rundown

My Favourite interviewer Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Chicago, IL, at the House of Blues where she catches up with guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen who walks us through his touring rig that he used during the Relentless 2011 tour.

Rig Rundown - Yngwie Malmsteen

plus Loud Guitars run down on the bass rig

Bjorn Englen rig tour

Darrell Lance Abbott, Ace Frehley: Dimebag's Ace Frehley art Guitar

This guitar is a one of a kind collectable piece of art. The art on this guitar was created by Ace Frehley of 'Kiss'. After 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott was killed on Dec. 8, 2004 there was a tribute to Dimebag charity auction where other heavy metal stars each did artwork on a Dean guitar (Dime's favorite) and those guitars were then auctioned and the money went to charity...This is one of those actual guitars. I have two others also...Bob Zilla of 'Damageplan' and Shannon Larkin's of 'Godsmack'. It is in the hard case with the engraved plaque. It has been stored in the case in a climate controlled room since the day of the auction. Dime's favorite number was 3 so we priced it accordingly but we are accepting offers.

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart: Rush Sectors

Rush has announced they are aware of two production problems in the Sectors boxed sets:
"We are aware of some slight technical issues surrounding the CD of ‘Fly By Night’ inside the Sector 1 box set release and the DVD for ‘A Farewell To Kings’ inside the Sector 2 box set that some fans are experiencing. It stems from a production flaw and it is currently being addressed. As soon as production is completed a formal announcement of how to replace the discs will follow shortly. Please be aware that there may be a time delay in shipping and receiving the disc and we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience – Geddy, Alex & Neil"
SECTOR 1: Rush, Fly By Night, Fly By Night (5.1 DVD), Caress of Steel, 2112, All The World's A Stage - preorder hereSECTOR 2: A Farewell To Kings, A Farewell To Kings (5.1 DVD), Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Exit Stage Left - preorder hereSECTOR 3: Signals, Signals (5.1 DVD), Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows, Hold Your Fire, A Show Of Hands - preorder here

Bob Katsionis: Outloud - new kings of melody?

The melodic Rock quintet from Athens/Greece featuring guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis(Firewind),Mark Cross, and New York based singer Chandler Mogel, have just released a Christmas themed single named:
"Last Days Of December"

Bob Katsionis comments on the song:
"People are getting so much negativity from everywhere these days. It's like someone is trying to make the world feel empty and helpless, facing the problems of each country's economy, criminality etc.
At the same time,what you get from the Social Networks is mostly negative comments, trolling, absurdity, violence and people being more rude day by day.
This is reflected on music as well. Bands are trying to be harder, heavier,meanier and more evil like there's some short of hate-contest going on!
What we tried to do with this song is to bring the rock and Heavy Metal world some melody,some peace, remind people that Love is the power that makes this world go round and contribute to the soundtrack of the Christmas Holiday Season with a song that we hope it will stand the test of time.
Christmas time doesnt necessarily mean shopping and spending but also quality time with friends and family and the people we love and share some positive energy which is definitely missing nowadays.
Happy Holidays!"

***Also features a shining guitar solo by Greece's best hidden secret Achilleas Diamantis who will be replacing founding member Tony Kash on their forthcoming live appearances.***lyricsLAST DAYS OF DECEMBER
(Music & Lyrics by Bob Katsionis)

The last days of the year
They're drawing oh so near
Reminding us of how it used to be
The nights...are getting colder
And as we're growing older
There's only love to share
For you and me

But every time my skies are turning gray
I'll be longing for your smile to make my day

In the Last Days Of December
It's you I'm waiting for
If you're searching for an answer
It's written in the snow
Let me hold your hand
Then we'll never grow apart
Beneath the Christmas Tree
Wrapped in a box,
I've given you my heart...

And now the years have passed
Cause time it moves so fast
The Book Of Life has turned another page
We had so many reasons
To lead us through the seasons
From summertime to winter's frozen cage

But every time my skies are turning gray
I'll be looking to your eyes to light my way


Around the fire we're standing
We're holding to our dreams,
And trying to make them real
Above the stars are falling
No need to make a wish,
Cause you and I we live in perfect bliss

SOLO: Achilleas Diamantis


OUTRO SOLO: Bob Katsionis

In the Last Days of December...
It's you I've been waiting for...
If you're searching for an answer, search no more…
Just take my hand, take my heart….
In the Last Days of December...

:-)creditsreleased 10 December 2011
Track was written,produced and mixed by Bob Katsionis at Sound Symmetry Studio, December 1st 2011.
vocals recorded at PJB Productions by Paul Baccash,Verona, New Jersey.
Drums recorded at Basement Studio.
Graphic design by Katerina Miliaraki.

Borislav Mitic: Katacombes Club, Montreal 2011

Borislav Mitic and Joe Stump fight over the only guitar available :)

Borislav Mitic: Katacombes Club, Montreal 2011

Annalisa Flo: Tribute to Joe Satriani

Flo - Tears in the rain (Joe Satriani)
annalisa flo

Courtney Cox: Bull riding at Nita Strauss Birthday Bash

Courtney Cox of The Iron Maidens at Nita Strauss Birthday Bash

Courtney Cox on mechanical bull. Yee Haa!

Steve Howe: Close To The Edge

Does commercialism preclude the likelihood that bands will be able to create music like this again and become popular?

YES - Close to the Edge - live 1972 HQ full version

Yes - Close To The Edge Live 1973 (complete)

Yes Live At The QPR (1975) Part 3- Close To The Edge

A.B.W. & H. - An Evening Of Yes Music Plus (1989) - Close To The Edge - Complete Video 1989

Yes - Close to the Edge (Live) 2001

Tommy Emmanuel: Euro live tour dates

St. David's Hall Cardiff, UK Tue Dec 13 11 07:30 PM Tickets
London Union Chapel London, UK Thu Dec 15 11 07:30 PM Tickets
Salisbury City Hall Salisbury, UK Fri Dec 16 11 07:30 PM Tickets
The Franklin Theatre feat. Tommy Emmanuel Franklin, TN Tue Jan 03 12 07:30 PM
River City Music Festival feat. Tommy Emmanuel Portland, OR Fri Jan 06 12 05:00 PM Tickets
River City Music Festival feat. Tommy Emmanuel Portland, OR Sat Jan 07 12 05:00 PM Tickets
Haskolabio featuring Tommy Emmanuel Reykjavik, IS Mon Jan 09 12 08:00 PM Tickets
Grieghallen featuring Tommy Emmanuel Bergen, NO Tue Jan 10 12 07:30 PM Tickets
Olavshallen featuring Tommy Emmanuel Trondheim, NO Wed Jan 11 12 08:00 PM Tickets
Oslo Konserthus feat. Tommy Emmanuel Oslo, NO Fri Jan 13 12 07:30 PM Tickets
Rabotheater Hengelo, NL Sat Jan 14 12 08:00 PM Tickets
PaderHalle featuring Tommy Emmanuel Paderborn, DE Mon Jan 16 12 08:00 PM Tickets
Theater Am Aegi featuring Tommy Emmanuel Hannover, DE Tue Jan 17 12 08:00 PM Tickets
Theater de Mythe Goes, NL Thu Jan 19 12 08:00 PM Tickets