Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Marshall Harrison: New Year Sweeping!

Marshall Harrison:
Here we have a lick that turned heads during my first open counseling session at MI. For more information contact me via email and feel free to ask any technical questions you want answered. The guitar used here is my new Vigier Shawn Lane that I waited a whole year and a half for. It was totally worth the wait because it's the easiest playing guitar that I have ever played...

New Years Lesson: Marshall Harrison demonstrates a fun sweeping sequence

Scott Mishoe: Out Of Control

" Out Of Control " By Scott Mishoe

Joe Bonamassa: appears on classic Rock magazine

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Eleanor McEvoy: UK tour dates

MOSCODISC is pleased to announce the Monday 23rd JanuaryUK release of Eleanor McEvoy’s new single Harbour, as the follow-up to 2011’s You’ll Hear Better Songs (Than This), taken from McEvoy’s critically acclaimed album, Alone. Listen toHarbour here.

Fresh from her December guest appearance on BBC Radio 2’sWeekend Wogan (where she performed You’ll Hear Better Songs and a haunting interpretation of Cyndi Lauper’s TrueColors), Eleanor will embark on a series of 4 UK concerts in January, including the Celtic Connections festival Glasgow (Jan 27th) and the London o2 Academy 2 Islington (Jan 30th).

Weds 25th January – Kendal Bootleggers (buy tickets)
Friday 27th January – Glasgow Celtic Connections Festival (buy tickets)
Sunday 29th January – Stratford Cox’s Yard (buy tickets)
Monday 30th January – London Islington 02 Academy 2 (buy tickets)


Jarle H Olsen: Best selling album of the year 2011 at

Jarle H. Olsen
Best selling album of the year 2011 at

Guitar Nine Records - Top Sellers For Year Ending December 31, 2011

Top Sellers For Year Ending December 31, 201

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Tony MacAlpine,Allan Holdsworth,Billy Sheehan,Derek Sherinian: stunning NAMM show for your calendar

Virgil Donati, Allan Holdsworth Mike Portnoy Billy Sheehan and Tony MacAlpine

Stephanie Pickard: NAMM appearance

Stephanie Pickard
I will be playing guitar at the AVIAN booth at this years NAMM show thursday-saturday. come stop by, watch, and say hello =D \m/

Avian amplifiers, speaker cabinets and combos have been designed not only to please the most discerning of “sound buffs” but also with an eye to the aesthetic.

Martin Miller: ready to rock and funk Jam Track Central

'The No.1 in Guitar Improvisation -

Introducing the newest addition to the Jam Track Central roster, Martin Miller. This track is the full length version of an amazing rock/fusion three track Martin Miller package that will be available at early January 2012.
Martin is an incredible player and composer and this can be seen with Rock The Funk.
We expect big things for watch this space!

Martin Miller - 'Rock the Funk' Promo

Larry Reinhardt: Iron Butterfly guitarist passes

Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt passes. He died from a respiratory infection on Monday at Manatee Memorial Hospital in the USA. He was just 63.

Eric Johnson: Up Close Tour dates

Up Close Tour dates include:

4 - Foxborough, MA - Showcase Live
5 - Bay Shore, NY - Boulton Center
6 - New York, NY - BB King's
7 - Phoenixville, PA - Colonial Theatre
8 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
10 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
11 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag
12 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
13 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
14 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
18 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
19 - W. Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
21 - Visalia, CA - Fox Theatre
22 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
25 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
26 - Napa, CA - Opera House
27 - Modesto, CA - State Theatre
28 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
29 - Phoenix, AZ - Compound Grill

Alex Skolnick: Metal Attack Two Part interview

Video Filmed & Edited by Bookaking Productions, Interview with Alex Skolnick, Guitarist for Testament/Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Alex Skolnick Trio, Radio Show from Montreal Quebec Canada, Photos;

Metal Attack MTL - Interview - Alex Skolnick Part 1 (December 11th 2011)

Metal Attack MTL - Interview - Alex Skolnick Part 2 (December 11th 2011)

Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian: Black Country Communion plan new album

Glenn Hughes, blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham and keyboardist Derek Sherinian, will enter the studio in June to begin recording its third album for a late 2012 release. more

Fredrik Thordendal: Meshuggah new CD release date announced

Fredrik Thordendal:
"After a long time of deep soul searching and intense wrecking of the psyches, the new album is finally done. Soon you will meet this colossus that will pulverize your being. Welcome to the other side on March 27.

Jeff Loomis, Marty Friedman: Marty returns the favour

Marty Friedman has "banged out a solo" for the forthcoming solo album from Jeff Loomis, which is being recorded at Fastback Studios in Seattle, Washington. Friedman states, "[Jeff] is a monster player, and he played some real cool stuff on my 'Future Addict' CD."

Amadeus Awad: Time Of The Equinox CD details

Mark Boals makes a guest appearance on "Time Of The Equinox", the new album from the Lebanese guitarist Amadeus Awad.

Due on January 13, the CD will feature the following track listing:

01. The Origins of Light
02. Gift of Solitude & Joy
03. Paper Dreams Pt. I: Requiem (feat. Mark Boals)
04. Paper Dreams Pt. II: Dies Irae (feat. Mark Boals)
05. Paper Dreams Pt. III: The Tempest (feat. Mark Boals)
06. Time of The Equinox
07. Spiritus Devi
08. Meteors In The Blue (feat. Liz Vandall from SAHARA)
09. Virtual Eclipse
10. Nostalgia (feat. Liz Vandall from SAHARA)
11. Tales of Celtic Sunsets (feat. Timo Somers from DELAIN)
12. Autumn Eyes (feat. Elia Che)
13. L'Univers En Deuil

Cool # 9 - Jam At The Studio With The Band by Amadeus Awad

Spiritus Devi by Amadeus Awad

Chris Broderick,Alex Skolnick: a big thanks from an attendee to the guitar camp

Thank you Chris Broderick and Alex Skolnick

Marco Sfogli,Ray Riendeau: to feature on new James LaBrie album

James LaBrie of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER has issued the following update:

"[LaBrie's longtime songwriting partner and keyboardist] Matt Guillory and I are very happy to announce that writing for my next solo album has started.

"We're very pleased with how well [LaBrie's last solo CD] 'Static Impulse' was received and are excited to be making a follow-up.

"You can expect all the usual suspects: (Marco Sfogli, Peter Wildoer, Ray Riendeau) In addition to this, we'd also like to announce that Peter Wichers (SOILWORK) is onboard as a co-songwriter. Peter loved 'Static Impulse' and looks forward to making a kick-ass record with us. He is extremely talented and we're stoked to have him!" more

Vinnie Moore: UFO metal-rules interview

Carlos Llanas of interviews members of UFO in San Antonio, Texas. October 2011.

Interview with UFO

George Lynch: discusses Tooth and Nail and Lynch Mob

George Lynch Interview pt.1

George Lynch Interview part 2 fix

Steve Vai,Sharon Isbin: discuss new project blending acoustic and electric

Steve Vai: "It's hilarious, because my guitar has what's known as a tremolo bar or a whammy bar," Vai says in an interview with All Things Considered host Robert Siegel. "And the whammy bar is probably the most alien thing on my guitar that could possibly relate to a classical guitar. And to just see her grab the whammy bar and the wah-wah, and just start going for it, it was funny. And then me, my form on the classical guitar is just like, you know, awful."

'An Opera Singer On Electric Guitar'

Isbin says she's always been attracted to Vai's "lyricism — he's like an opera singer on an electric guitar." For Vai's part, he says he loves constructing melodies over classical music, which he calls "a little vacation." audio

Sharon Isbin & Friends: Guitar Passions
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