Wednesday, 8 February 2012

George Marios: killing a Bluesjamtracks and this is before a cup of tea!

Hey ladies and gents,
Just jammin over a 'Bluesjamtracks' series backing track,
Enjoy!

For info on Lessons,Session work, original material go to www.georgemariosmusic.co.uk

Also if you haven't already go check who Ron Paul is!A great man who i hope to see president of the USA one day.

A bit of early mornin jammin

Zoe Thomson: Global Phenomenon arrives at Nippon TV in Japan

Zoe Thomson was interviewed 6th Feb 2012 by Nippon TV in Japan via Skype following the video of her playing Stratosphere by Stratovarius going viral.

Zoe Thomson on "Zip!" Nippon TV in Japan

David Gilmour: Pink Floyd - The Wall Immersion Box set

Trailer for the brand new Immersion Box Set edition of Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' released from Feb 24 (Feb 27 in UK & Feb 28 in USA).
For more info & to buy: http://bit.ly/AjNjD7
Join Pink Floyd on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pinkfloyd

Pink Floyd - The Wall Immersion Box set trailer UK version

John Petrucci: Portnoy coming back into the band... a little more complicated than that!



Jeb: Portnoy left the band but there was a point where he wanted to come back to Dream Theater. What would the harm have been to let bygones be bygones and let him come back? 
John: It was a little bit more complicated than that. The process by which Mike left the band was one where we tried everything to talk him out of it. We told him that it wasn’t a good idea and that we had been together for too long to have this happen. We came to the realization that he needed a change. At that point, when you’ve exhausted all efforts, then you have to face the reality of the situation, which was that we needed a new drummer. We had to roll up our sleeves and find those eight drummers that auditioned. We, then, brought Mike Mangini into the band. He retired from his tenured position as an instructor at Berklee and we began making the new album. We rearranged and restructured everything within our business as well, which meant that we made hundreds of phone calls to booking agents, record companies and management. It really was complicated to do all of this. At that point, to have Mike say, “I want to come back” you can only imagine how we felt. It was too late and too far gone. Obviously, it wasn’t something that he wanted a couple of months before so we had to wonder why it would suddenly be different now. All of the reasons that he wanted to leave for were all still there; they didn’t go anywhere. It was just too late. We had to be genuine to ourselves, to our fans, to Mike Mangini and to our future.



Full in depth interview over at http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/interviewpetrucci.htm

News: Guitar Master Class lucky winners announced!



GMC competition Winners Announced
Congratulations go to:


  • Steve
  • Adam Bradley
  • jennymops
We'll be contacting you with your prestigious log ins shortly.

Thanks to all those who entered the excellent Guitar Master Class competition http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/

Special Thanks to the guys over at Guitar Master Class for this generous prize. 

Pat Metheny: Summer Music Workshop






Pat Metheny Summer Music Workshop
Featuring Jack DeJohnette and Larry Grenadier

Pat Metheny Summer Music Workshop


August 20-24, 2012
Norwich, CT

Brian Larkin,Matt Moliti: Dark Empire - From Refuge to Ruin new CD announced




From Refuge to Ruin
Nightmare Records
27 March 2012
GENRE: Progressive Metal
HOMETOWN: NEW JERSEY, USA

TRACK LIST :
1. A Plague in the Throne Room - 5:23
2. Dreaming in Vengeance - 7:14
3. The Crimson Portrait - 4:58
4. Dark Seeds of Depravity - 4:41
5. From Refuge to Ruin - 9:39
6. Lest Ye Be Judged - 5:49
7. What Men Call Hatred - 4:43
8. Black Hearts Demise - 4:13
9. The Cleansing Fires - 13:55
www.reverbnation.com/darkempireband  



For Fans of: Symphony X, Nevermore, Opeth.
New Jersey’s Dark Empire returns to the scene with their third release, From Refuge to Ruin. Fusing elements of extreme and classic metal, 70’s prog rock, and poetic, meaningful lyrics, Dark Empire bring forth a tremendously successful amalgam that is both refreshingly unique as well as raw and aggressive.

I have heard it and it really is awesome progressive metal with top notch vocals and guitar!

Tommy Emmanuel: Guitar TV tomorrow

Tommy Emmanuel: Guitar TV tomorrow

Thursday, Feb 9 @ 4pm

US Pacific Standard Time




Live broadcast of a special

Tommy Emmanuel guitar clinic and performance

Presented by GuitarTV

http://www.guitartv.com/tommy-emmanuel-clinic



Jarno Keskinen: Kenziner release best of CD

Kenziner featuring guitarist Jarno Keskinen. This collection features the best tracks from the band's two releases, "Timescape" and "The Prophecies." Producer David T. Chastain states: "Jarno wrote some of the best music in metal. It is too bad that Jarno and Stephen did not record longer together as I am sure their 'magic' would have continued to produce more classic music."

"The Absolute Best Of" is now available on iTunes and other on-line digital download sites!!


Track Listing:
1 Future Signs
2 Into the Light
3 Race With Time
4 Images of the Past
5 Dreamer
6 Thru the End
7 Timescape
8 The Razor's Edge
9 Seasons
10 In the Silence
11 Through The Fire
12 Land of Shadows
13 Like A Paradise

http://www.leviathanrecords.com/kenzinerabsolute.htm

Ace Frehley: releases current album on limited edition vinyl



Ace Frehley "Anomaly" releases his current album on vinyl. Due on April 10, it will be a double LP set in special gatefold packaging with the vinyl silver in color. Only 1,000 copies hand-numbered copies will be made. The album will also be available at select retailers starting April 10.

Joe Satriani: RockNLive interview

Interview with CHICKENFOOT by ROCKNLIVE

Slash: New CD release date announced

Slash is currently in a Los Angeles studio putting the finishing touches on his second solo album. The as-yet-untitled disc is due out May 22 on Slash's own label Dik Hayd International distributed through EMI.

In the U.K., the album will be released on May 21 in exclusive Classic Rock Fan Pack form — providing a unique collectable package containing the studio album with bonus tracks alongside a specially created magazine with unseen behind-the-scenes content put together by Classic Rock. The Fan Pack format will also come with free gifts, including a pin badge and artwork poster and will be available to buy via more than 2000 retail outlets on newsstands nationally as well as the traditional high street and online music retailers. Roadrunner Records will simultaneously release the record digitally. The standard physical release of the Slash album will follow through Roadrunner Records on June 18.

News: International Volos Electric Guitar Competition 2012!


The time for the 2012 International Volos Electric Guitar Competition!

This will take place on February 19, starting at 14.00 at the
Art Gallery of Foudoulis Conservatory,
Antonopoulou 17, Vólos, Greece

Here's the event link
http://www.facebook.com/events/281533915233038/

If you want to perform at the competition, there is a 25 euro fee.
IF you want to just come and hang out and watch, this is FREE!

To participate and perform, contact the Foudoulis
Conservatory at info@foudoulis.gr
For any other relevant details and the Rules of the competition,
please contact info@ioannis.org

Come join us and see the most promising electric guitar stars
of Greece - for FREE!
http://www.facebook.com/events/281533915233038/

Hope to see you all there!

Friendly,
Ioannis

PS. To participate and perform in the Competition, contact the Foudoulis Conservatory at info@foudoulis.gr
PS2. For any other relevant details and the Rules of the competition - please contact info@ioannis.org

Nili Brosh: you chance to catch a rising star

Get to see this rising star with Tony MacAlpine

Feb. 11th – Pound – West Oakland, CA (opening for Uli Jon Roth)

Europe:

21.02.12 Moho Live – Manchester, UK
22.02.12 The Underworld – London, UK
24.02.12 Rock Temple – Kerkrade, The Netherlands
25.02.12 Het Bolwerk – Sneek, The Netherlands
26.02.12 Crystal – Berlin, Germany
27.02.12 Hirsch – Nürnberg, Germany
28.02.12 Luxor – Cologne, Germany
29.02.12 Matrix – Prague, Czech Republic
03.03.12 Randal – Bratislava, Slovakia
04.03.12 Club 202 – Budapest, Hungary
05.03.12 Silver Church – Bucharest, Romania
06.03.12 Sofia Live Club – Sofia, Bulgaria
07.03.12 Jolly Joker Balans – Istanbul, Turkey
08.03.12 Eight Ball – Thessaloníki, Greece
09.03.12 Kyttaro Live – Athens, Greece
11.03.12 Bloom Club – Mezzago, Italy
12.03.12 Galery – Pratteln, Switzerland
14.03.12 Razzmatazz3 – Barcelona, Spain
15.03.12 Ritmo & Compas – Madrid, Spain
16.03.12 Stereo – Murcia, Spain
17.03.12 Fanatic – Sevilla, Spain
18.03.12 El Infierno – Vigo, Spain
19.03.12 DOKA – San Sebastián, Spain
21.03.12 Divan du Monde – Paris, France (with special guest Patrick Rondat)

At the Berklee graduation show.
The ending concert to cap off the guitar sessions at Berklee for 2010. The first is "Diamond Dust" and the second is "Scatter Brain."
I was really privileged to get to hang out, take classes and play with these guys. I would be remiss if I didn't say a huge thank you to the two Joshes (bass and drums) and Nili Brosh for putting up with us, and providing an inspirational force every time she played during rehearsals.
I'm the guy in the green wicked pissa' shirt playing the blue Jackson guitar. We decided to split the songs so everyone could solo, without consuming too much time for both songs. I think we pulled it off really well, with each of us putting an interesting and individual stamp musically on these two classic Jeff Beck tunes.

Berklee Guitar Sessions 2010


and with the kick ass Iron Maidens

The Iron Maidens "Toccata/Fear Of The Dark" Part 2 of 2

Tony MacAlpine,Nili Brosh: The Key Club 2012


Feb. 11th – Pound – West Oakland, CA (opening for Uli Jon Roth)

Europe:

21.02.12 Moho Live – Manchester, UK
22.02.12 The Underworld – London, UK
24.02.12 Rock Temple – Kerkrade, The Netherlands
25.02.12 Het Bolwerk – Sneek, The Netherlands
26.02.12 Crystal – Berlin, Germany
27.02.12 Hirsch – Nürnberg, Germany
28.02.12 Luxor – Cologne, Germany
29.02.12 Matrix – Prague, Czech Republic
03.03.12 Randal – Bratislava, Slovakia
04.03.12 Club 202 – Budapest, Hungary
05.03.12 Silver Church – Bucharest, Romania
06.03.12 Sofia Live Club – Sofia, Bulgaria
07.03.12 Jolly Joker Balans – Istanbul, Turkey
08.03.12 Eight Ball – Thessaloníki, Greece
09.03.12 Kyttaro Live – Athens, Greece
11.03.12 Bloom Club – Mezzago, Italy
12.03.12 Galery – Pratteln, Switzerland
14.03.12 Razzmatazz3 – Barcelona, Spain
15.03.12 Ritmo & Compas – Madrid, Spain
16.03.12 Stereo – Murcia, Spain
17.03.12 Fanatic – Sevilla, Spain
18.03.12 El Infierno – Vigo, Spain
19.03.12 DOKA – San Sebastián, Spain
21.03.12 Divan du Monde – Paris, France (with special guest Patrick Rondat)

Tony MacAlpine,Nili Brosh: The Key Club 2012

Richie Kotzen: Ramona main stage 2012

2012 Europe Live Dates http://richiekotzen.com/

29th Feb Kulturfabrik Esch Sur Alzette/Luxemburg
2th March Moonwalker club Aarburg/ Switzerland
3th March Forum Paris / France
5th March 02 Academy Islington/ London /UK
6th March the Robin 2 Wolverhampton / UK
7th March Aeronef Lille / France
8th March Boerderij Zoetermeer /Holland
9th March Rock Temple Kerkrade / Holland
10th March Blues Garage Hannover / Germany
14th March Golem Club Zlin / Czech rep.
15th March Reigen/ Wien / Austria 16th March Fezen Club Budapest / Hungary
17th March Bluesiana Velden / Austria
18th March Boogaloo Klub /Zagreb, croatia
19th March Teatro Miela Trieste / Italy
20th March Rock 'n Roll Arena Novara / Italy
22nd March Romeo Juliet Istanbul / Turkey
23rd March Noxx Stage Izmir / Turkey
24th March Yocul Live Ankara / Turkey

Richie Kotzen: Ramona main stage 2012

Richie Kotzen: the Key Club 2012

Richie Kotzen: the Key Club 2012