Friday, 23 December 2011

Timo Somers,Atma Anur,Barend Courbois: Tri-Head, Expect the unexpected!


Timo Somers and Tri Head www.facebook.com/TriHeadMusic

Timo Somers (Delain/Vengeance) has unveiled his new project; Tri-Head

After playing the world famous 'Jason Becker's Not Dead Yet' Festival, Timo Somers, Atma Anur (Journey, Greg howe, Jason Becker, Richie Kotzen) and Barend Courbois (Vengeance, Blind Guardian) decided to form a new instrumental group called Tri-Head.

Timo Somers on the project:
'It is funny how this came together. Barend was working on a solo record on which I would play the guitars and I was working on a solo record on which Barend would play bass. So we then decided to make a dual album together. Shortly after that we played at the Jason Becker's Not Dead Yet festival together where we met the amazing Atma Anur. We then quickly decided to record an album as a trio (hence the name 'Tri-Head'). Most of the songs will be written by me but Barend will be delivering some killer tunes too.

Timo Somers - Still with me @Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet" Festival Haarlem 2011

Alejandro Silva: Extreme Sweeps

Alejandro Silva Extreme Sweeps

Maranhão: Three Axes

MARANHÃO - TRES EIXOS - TAGIMA

Sarina Paparone: Funky Fusion Christmas

Watched a few videos on Youtube today which reminded me how amazing this guitar is. Really could take the place of alot of my guitars. The neck is an absolute winner as are the pickups. Toying with the idea of putting in a five way switch (similar to that on Fender Blacktop Strats) to increase versatility. Using Guitar Rig for dirt.

Charvel Pro Mod So Cal - Funky Fusion Shred Improv

Marty Friedman: What is J Pop?



from  http://www.mpaj.or.jp/e/midem2012/event/index.html
One of Japan’s most successful foreign artists will give his unique insight from both sides, how to break into Japanese market and to sell Japanese Music overseas, with the aid of his guitar!

Marty Friedman began his career as a Shrapnel solo recording artist and later joined forces with Jason Becker to form the unrivaled dual guitar unit, “Cacophony”. Amassing worldwide acclaim as a guitar superstar, he came to the attention of Megadeth. Racking up sales of over 10 million records with Megadeth, Friedman continued to record solo records, often embarking on adventurous musical forays far removed from his work with Megadeth.

In a bold move, he left the legendary Megadeth to pursue new musical goals and has succeeded tremendously. Friedman’s many accomplishments make him currently the only musician to be a fixture in the top class of the Japanese domestic as well as international music scene.

Now residing in Tokyo, Friedman has become a television celebrity appearing as a regular on 5 major networks, he can be seen on mainstream hit TV programs almost every day in Japan.

www.martyfriedman.com/

Sammy Hagar: Have a great Christmas

Chickenfoot will bring their Road Test show to Europe next year for a handful of dates:

January
12 - Academy - Manchester, GB
14 - Academy - Brixton, GB
16 - Olympia - Paris, FR
17 - O13 - Tilburg, NL
19 - Mitsubishi Electric Hall - Dusseldorf, DE

Sammy Hagar Holiday Greeting Dec 2011

Steve Vai: joins Rock N Roll fantasy camp


Steve Vai will be participating and performing on one of the dates for this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp held in Hollywood, CA. The camp, which spans February 16th - 20th, provides a once-in-a-lifetime rock and roll learning experience for attendees.

Russ Parrish: Steel Panther rock Kerrang for Christmas

Kerrang! Podcast: Steel Panther


DJ Ashby borrows Stachel's guitar

Steel Panther w/ DJ Ashba @ HOB 12.19.11 "Tush"

Chris Broderick: Artist Direct interview

Who made you first want to pick up a guitar?
I had a friend in fifth grade that I'd just met. I went to his house and he had a guitar there. I started messing around with it and I could never put it down. Every time I was at his house, I was like, "Let's play your guitar!" He'd say, "Let's go ride Motorcross" or something. I was annoying him constantly [Laughs]. A friend of his sold me his first guitar, which was like this Sears guitar. It was hilarious. It had 18 frets, and I couldn't tune it. The first thing I did was paint it red and throw some black duct tape on it like Eddie Van Halen
Who were your first guitar heroes?
Van Halen was definitely the first one. It quickly went to Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Jason Becker, and all of the shredders from there.  more

Eddie Van Halen: Drop In The Bucket charity guitar for auction


Eddie Van Halen has partnered with Charitybuzz, the leading destination for online charity auctions, to give the ultimate VAN HALEN fan a piece of rock history! One lucky bidder will be "runnin' with the devil" when he or she takes home a 1999 Wolfgang Translucent Cherry Sunburst 5A Flame top guitar, personalized and signed by EVH himself. Owned by Eddie from 1999 to 2011, this guitar was one of the first Wolfgang guitars ever produced, and with this fierce axe, the winner will certainly be rocking the cradle in authentic VAN HALEN fashion.

http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/291927

Bidding is open through Thursday, January 19 and proceeds benefit Drop In The Bucket, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles that constructs cost-effective wells and innovative sanitation systems at large rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mike Campese: have a tappingly good Christmas

Mike Campese-Carol Of The Bells

News: Loud Guitars wish you a merry Christmas

Happy Holidays from Loudguitars.com thanks you so much for watching!!!!!! Just 7 months old and Kicking Ass!!!!!!! You Rock!!!!!!!!

Happy Holidays

Ashly Badgett: demonstrates the Wilson Effects Fubar Bliss pedal

Wilson Effects Fubar Bliss Demo

Robben Ford, Michael Landau: Made To Last Free Download



                  Robben Ford Jimmy Haslip Michael Landau Gary Novak

 
                              Free Download: Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip, Michael Landau
 
Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip, Michael Landau and Gary Novak are putting the finishing touches on the new Renegade Creation record, “Made To Last”, tentatively scheduled for release at the end of April, 2012.
 
Producer/Engineer Ed Cherney ( Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan ) went into the studio with the guys and together they have turned in some of the best tracks of their long careers, and in this company…. that’s saying quite a lot!
 
Powered by Dumble amps, With Ford primarily on his ’63 Gibson SG and Landau on his vintage strat and Jaguar, their tone and playing has  never been better. Get the inside scoop and grab a free download of one of their new tracks, “High And Low”  at these great web destinations:
 
Robben Ford- www.robbenford.com
 
Michael Landau- www.mikelandau.com
 
Participating Labels
Japan-    King Records                        www.kingrecords.co.jp
Europe- Mascot Records                     www.mascotrecords.com
North America-Shrapnel Records Inc. www.shrapnelrecords.com

Roomerfabi: a BB King Style Merry Christmas

Roomerfabi-BB.King Sweet little Angel

Andy McKee,Eric Johnson: Andy to support Eric Johnson on US tour dates

ANDY MCKEE 2012 TOUR DATES

Wed 01/04 -- Londonderry, NH -- Tupelo Music Hall (Guitar Masters)
Fri 01/06 -- New York, NY -- B.B. King Blues Club (supporting Eric Johnson)
Sat 01/07 -- Phoenixville, PA -- Colonial Theatre (supporting Eric Johnson)
Thu 01/12 -- Chicago, IL -- House Of Blues (supporting Eric Johnson)
Fri 01/13 -- Ames, IA -- DG's Tap House (solo show)
Sat 01/14 -- Columbia, MO -- The Blue Note (supporting Eric Johnson)
Wed 01/18 -- Anaheim, CA -- House Of Blues (supporting Eric Johnson)
Thu 01/19 -- West Hollywood, CA -- House Of Blues (supporting Eric Johnson)
Thu 02/16 -- Seattle, WA -- The Triple Door (with Antoine Dufour)
Fri 02/17 -- Spokane, WA -- Bing Crosby Theater / Met Theater (with Antoine Dufour)
Sat 02/18 -- Portland, OR -- Aladdin Theater (with Antoine Dufour)
Sun 02/19 -- Eugene, OR -- WOW Hall (with Antoine Dufour)
Tue 02/21 -- San Francisco, CA -- Great American Music Hall (Guitar Masters)
Wed 02/22 -- Sacramento, CA -- Center For Spiritual Awareness (Guitar Masters)
Thu 02/23 -- Napa, CA -- Napa Valley Opera House (Guitar Masters)
Fri 02/24 -- Santa Barbara, CA -- Soho Restaurant & Music Club (Guitar Masters)
Sat 02/25 -- Poway, CA -- Poway Center For The Performing Arts (Guitar Masters)
Sun 02/26 -- Tucson, AZ -- Rialto Theatre (Guitar Masters)
Mon 03/05 -- St. Louis, MO -- Old Rock House (solo show)
Fri 03/16 -- Dallas, TX -- The Kessler Theater (with Antoine Dufour)
Sun 03/18 -- The Woodlands, TX -- Dosey Doe (with Antoine Dufour)
Wed 03/21 -- Birmingham, AL -- WorkPlay Theatre (with Antoine Dufour)
Thu 03/22 -- Athens, GA -- The Melting Point (with Antoine Dufour)
Sat 03/24 -- Largo, FL -- The Largo Cultural Center (with Antoine Dufour)
Sun 03/25 -- Orlando, FL -- The Plaza Theatre (with Antoine Dufour)

Joe Bonamassa: iphone app


Joe Bonamassa Offical App for IPhone

Welcome to the official Joe Bonamassa mobile app and stay connected to all things Joe! Get on- the-go free access to Joe Bonamassa news, tickets, gear, set lists, exclusive videos, music and more. Mobile Access, Great Features!

Be the first to get the latest news and read interviews on Joe, his albums, shows, etc. Use the app to buy tickets and see Joe LIVE. Access and shop at the Joe Bonamassa store for CDs, DVDs, t-shirts, hats, guitar pedals and much more. Watch exclusive videos of Joe on tour, backstage and ‘On the Road’. Follow Joe on Twitter and Facebook and enter contests to win free Joe merchandise. Play, listen, and download Joe’s music right to your phone. Enjoy and share his music, gear and the Joe Bonamassa experience with your friends.
Plus custom pick tins

Upcoming tour dates

DATECITYVENUE02/21 LISBON CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELEM BUY TICKETS
02/23 MADRID PALACIO DE CONGRESOS BUY TICKETS
02/24 MURCIA AUDITORIUM BUY TICKETS
02/26 BARCELONA PALAU DE LA MUSICA BUY TICKETS
02/28 PRAGUE TESLA ARENA BUY TICKETS
03/01 WARSZAWA PAŁAC KULTURY I NAUKI BUY TICKETS
03/05 GENEVA THEATRE DU LEMAN BUY TICKETS
03/06 SAARBRÜCKEN E-WERK SAARBRÜCKEN BUY TICKETS
03/07 BERLIN ADMIRALSPALAST – THEATER BUY TICKETS
03/09 LEIPZIG HAUS AUENSEE BUY TICKETS
03/10 ESSEN GRUGAHALLE ESSEN BUY TICKETS
03/13 HELSINKI FINLANDIA HALL BUY TICKETS
03/14 ST. PETERSBURG DK GORKOGO BUY TICKETS
03/16 MOSCOW SVETLANOV HALL BUY TICKETS
03/17 MOSCOW SVETLANOV HALL
03/19 STOCKHOLM CIRKUS BUY TICKETS
03/20 GOTHENBURG THE CONCERT HOUSE BUY TICKETS
03/23 BRIGHTON BRIGHTON CENTRE BUY TICKETS
03/24 SHEFFIELD SHEFFIELD MOTORPOINT ARENA BUY TICKETS
03/25 NEWCASTLE NEWCASTLE METRO ARENA BUY TICKETS
03/27 EDINBURGH EDINBURGH USHER HALL BUY TICKETS
03/28 LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA BUY TICKETS
03/30 BOURNEMOUTH BOURNEMOUTH BIC BUY TICKETS
03/31 BIRMINGHAM BIRMINGHAM NIA BUY TICKETS
04/17 LOS ANGELES SABAN THEATRE
04/19 FRESNO WILLIAM SAROYAN THEATRE BUY TICKETS
04/20 RENO,NV RENO EVENTS CENTRE: ON SALE: 12/15/2011 BUY TICKETS
04/22 SALT LAKE CITY,UT ABRAVANEL HALL BUY TICKETS
04/24 DENVER,CO PARAMOUNT THEATRE BUY TICKETS
04/26 OMAHA,NE CIVIC MUSIC HALL BUY TICKETS
04/27 WICHITA,KS CONCERT HALL
04/29 OKLAHOMA CITY,OK CIVIC CTR MUSIC HALL BUY TICKETS
05/01 SPRINGFIELD,MO JUANITA HAMMONS HALL BUY TICKETS
05/02 TOPEKA,KS TOPEKA PAC BUY TICKETS
05/03 DES MOINES,IA CIVIC CENTRE BUY TICKETS
05/05 INDIANAPOLIS,IN MURAT THEATRE BUY TICKETS
05/07 EVANSVILLE,IN AIKEN THEATRE BUY TICKETS
05/08 SPRINGFIELD,IL SANGAMON AUDITORIUM BUY TICKETS
05/10 NASHVILLE,TN TENNESSEE PAC BUY TICKETS
05/11 LEXINGTON,KY RUPP ARENA BUY TICKETS
05/12 PITTSBURGH,PA BENEDUM CENTER BUY TICKETS
05/14 RED BANK,NJ COUNT BASIE THEATRE
05/16 BUFFALO,NY SHEA’S PAC BUY TICKETS
05/17 SYRACUSE,NY LANDMARK THEATRE BUY TICKETS
05/19 HARTFORD,CT MORTENSEN HALL AT BUSHNELL BUY TICKETS
05/22 PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND PROVIDENCE PAC BUY TICKETS
05/23 PORTLAND,ME MERRILL AUDITORIUM BUY TICKETS
05/25 HAMPTON BEACH,NH HAMPTON BEACH CASINO

Joe Satriani: Happy Christmas message

An end of year update from Joe Satriani - updates on the upcoming live DVD/Album from Montreal will be released in 2012 (including in theaters in 3D), the G3 dates down under, and the JS signature Marshall amps coming out at NAMM in January!

Joe Satriani Dec 2011 Update & Happy Holidays

Alex Machacek,Wayne Krantz,Jimmy Herring,John McLaughlin: Abstract Logix Live 2010 (2 DVD Set)


John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension|Zakir Hussain|Jimmy Herring Band|Lenny White|Wayne Krantz|Alex Machacek|Human Element|Ranjit Barot: Abstract Logix Live 2010 (2 DVD Set)

John McLaughlin (Guitar); Jimmy Herring (Guitar); Wayne Krantz (Guitar); Alex Machacek (Guitar); Tom Guarna (Guitar); Matthew Garrison (Bass); Anthony Jackson (Bass); Etienne Mbappe (Bass); Neal Fountain (Bass); Richie Goods (Bass); Gary Husband (Keys); Scott Kinsey (Keys); Matt Slocum (Keys); Vince Evans (Keys); Jeff Sipe (Drums); Mark Mondesir (Drums); Gary Husband (Drums); Lenny White (Drums); Ranjit Barot (Drums); Cliff Almond (Drums); Arto Tuncboyacin (Percussion, Voice); Zakir Hussain (Tabla); Bala Bhaskar (Violin)

Order: http://www.abstractlogix.com/xcart/product.php?productid=25266



Abstract Logix Live 2010 Sampler by abstractlogix.

Alex Machacek: Triadic Trickery

Alex Machacek with a guitar player vault lesson on the use of triads, includes tab. The Triadic Trickery of Alex Machacek http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/newbay/gp_vault_201109/#/72

Steve Vai: new guitar spotted?

Steve Vai - with your new guitar - backstage 2011

Bub Zulu: A Foggy Day

Bub Zulu:
I played guitar on this arrangement by Cox & Skullz . Just some random photos for vid .Heres His Link

http://www.youtube.com/user/stanky98035
A Foggy Day ( Cox & Skullz )

Dweezil Zappa, Guthrie Govan: Please Help Guthrie get his gear back


Really great to see players from the guitar community helping other players out, here Dweezil Zappa posts to his fans to help find the stolen gear.

Dweezil Zappa:

Hi Everyone,
I'm sorry to say that I just found out that my friend Guthrie Govan was robbed a few days ago while on tour. All of his band's equipment went missing. I will post his blog here in my blog in case anyone out there might be able to help him retrieve his gear.
If any of you see this gear turn up on the internet please let me know and I will make sure Guthrie gets the info immediately.
Thanks for your help!
DZ
A full and frank discussion is happening around here: http://www.dweezilzappaworld.com/posts/1395-robbery

Steve Vai: Interview Guitar gods and Masterpieces TV Show

Steve Vai Interview on Guitar gods and Masterpieces TV Show