Thursday, 1 March 2012

Richie Kotzen: Luxembourg 2012

First date of Richie's 2012 Tour: KulturFabrik ( - Esch Sur Alzette - Luxembourg 29/02/2012
Richie Kotzen - Go faster - Live @ KulturFrabrik - Luxembourg 2012

Richie Kotzen - Blues - Live @ KulturFrabrik - Luxembourg 2012

Mike Bennett gives a tour of the Richie Kotzen European tour bus 2012

Vlog 7 (Tour Bus)

Jason Becker: Mike Blackburn talks about his visit to Jason Becker's house

Mike Blackburn:  March 2011: California Jason Becker "Not Dead Yet" festival is attended and reported upon lovingly by Kris Claerhout and Laurie Monk. The seeds are sown to organize a festival for Europe.
Summer 2011: I meet Drew on Facebook, find we have a lot in common and I decide to work as a correspondent for Loudguitars, my first assignment being the July Tremblant Blues Festival.
Late Summer 2011: The “Not Dead Yet” festival for Jason is announced for Amsterdam, Kris is the main pusher, doer, funder etc trying to make this happen, supported by Laurie and a few others.
October 2011: I start discussing this event with Drew describing it as THE guitar event of the year. As Drew discovers a little more about some of the players planned for the roster, he agrees it is a MUST SEE and plans are hatched. I think perhaps seeing Guthrie’s Aristocrat’s gig in Montreal further sealed the deal! more

Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Live posted a new update for "Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Live: Exclusive Live CD":
€10 - Get it now before it's too late!! Exclusive live recordings

And all proceeds go to Jason Becker. In return you will get a live CD.
View the full update.

Chad Wackerman,Allan Holdsworth, Jimmy Johnson: Dreams, Nightmares and Improvisations

Dreams, Nightmares and Improvisations

Four masters of musical improvisation collaborate on the latest release from esteemed drummer Chad Wackerman. Known for his work with Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth and James Taylor, Wackerman blurs the line between composed and improvised pieces on Dreams, Nightmares and Improvisations. The featured musicians: guitar legend Allan Holdsworth, bassist Jimmy Johnson and keyboard player Jim Cox, have all developed a unique musical telepathy with Wackerman over decades, which is allowed to shine on this inventive, adventurous CD.
Ranging from atmospheric to edgy, the music on Dreams, Nightmares and Improvisations showcases four creative musicians at the height of their musical powers. Wackerman has structured the CD so that the interplay between the performers is ever-present. Many of the improvised pieces sound like fully formed compositions, while the written pieces provide ample opportunities for spontaneous flow. Listen to the sparks fly as musical bonds deepen on this incredible new CD.
“Chad Wackerman has a beautiful ear for harmonies and melodies that lets your inner musician soar, and with 'Dreams, Nightmares and Improvisations' it comes together and expresses his potential as an artist. All the musicians who play on this record are the inspired elite and on this CD they create a magnificent and ethereal listening experience.” ~Steve Vai

Aaron Smith: 7 Horns 7 Eyes free track download

7 Horns 7 Eyes Instrumental version of 'Divine Amnesty' right here. You can even download this version... Ever wondered what we would sound like with power metal vocals?? Here's your chance!

7 HORNS 7 EYES - Divine Amnesty (Instrumental)

Progressive atmospheric death metallers 7 HORNS 7 EYES will be releasing their debut full-length album, Throes Of Absolution, across Europe on April

Steve Hubbard: Cornford Roadhouse 50 for sale

Steve HubbardHi, who would like to buy my Cornford Roadhouse 50? It's a great amp, but I'm not presently playing shows and do not need 4 heads.. I'll be keeping both Badgers and my Pearl :)
Suhr S4, Cornford Roadhouse 50, Port City 212, Diamond Memory Lane 2

Joe Chawki: Can You Hear Us?

Not sure what it is... but every time I hear Joe's music I feel hungry! This guy is immense... he deserves your support

Joe Chawki
Something I recorded with Norbert Attila Sator back in 2005!

Rob Chappers: Will D'Beast and Richie Sambuca - Ibanez 25th Anniversary Fluorescent Guitars

Full in depth review to follow next month!
Chapman Guitars: Chapman: http//
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All audio was recorded & produced by Paul 'Stick' Annis/Maplewood Studio

Ibanez 25th Anniversary RG1XXV and S1XXV Fluorescent Guitars

Tommy Emmanuel: GuitarTV Presents

GuitarTV Presents: Tommy Emmanuel Live from Musicians Institute February 9, 2012

GuitarTV Presents: Tommy Emmanuel Live from Musicians Institute

Jason Becker, Joe Satriani,Stéphan Forté,Glen Drover: Loudguitars March 2012 issue ready

"Loudguitars March 2012 issue, exclusive Stéphan Forté Inside “The Shadows Compendium” and Exclusive Videos!!!! A visit with Jason Becker, Joe Satriani’s “Satchurated” 3D concert film, Win a Private Lesson with Joe Satriani!!!! and tons more!!!"

Tony MacAlpine, Nili Brosh: Cologne, Luxor tour photos

Michael Mechnig with Tony MacApline  Luxor Cologne 2012-02-28  

Tony MacAlpine

Nili Brosh

Tony MacAlpine

Michael Mechnig: in Cologne, Luxor Tony MacAlpine - Dream Mechanism Tour Europe 2012
Full gallery

Stéphan Forté: Loud Guitars interview (in French)

Stéphan Forté French Interview from on Vimeo.

Jack Thammarat: Laney Stand and Agora stage at Frankfurt Musikmesse

Jack ThammaratMy new travel pedalboard for the next tour Frankfurt!
Laurie Monk Will you be on the Laney stand?
Jack Thammarat Hi Laurie! Yes I'll be on the Laney stand also Agora stage. Hope to see you there!
The pedal board ready for the show

TM Stevens: masterclass at ICMP

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance will welcome globally renowned bassist TM Stevens to work with students and give an exclusive masterclass at its facilities in London on the on 7th + 8th March 2012.

TM Stevens’ skill and proficiency as a bassist and vocalist is legendary; he has unbelievable energy, stunning stage presence and knows how to win a crowd over within minutes. He is a former member of The Pretenders and has performed with an impressive line up artists including Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Joe Cocker and Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder.

In his masterclass (more info here, TM will share experiences from his versatile career, combining skills as a producer, songwriter, film score composer, singer and instrumentalist. He will also be performing and inviting students to jam with him on stage, providing them directly with feedback. And following the masterclass, two Institute bands will work with TM and students from the SAE Institute at their state of the art Bank Stock Studios to record tracks under TM’s guidance.

For more information on this event or courses at the Institute, contact us directly:
- 0207 328 0222

Andrea Maccianti: Tribute to Fabrizio Leo

rom new album "MR.MALUSARDI" Mio piccolo e umile tributo ad un grande chitarrista e amico Fabrizio Bicio Leo..Un grazie anche al mio amico Davide Sacceddu..Questa cover,voglio dedicarla ad una persona molto speciale....

Andrea Maccianti - BRESCIANINA - Fabrizio "BICIO" Leo Cover

Yngwie Malmsteen: live in Osaka 1990

Yngwie Malmsteen: live in Osaka 1990

Tom Quayle: Mad March Free Guitar lesson

This months free lesson is on using the Phrygian scale and chord in a standard II-V-I progression. If you just want the playing go to 7:00 minutes.
The TAB for this lesson can be found at: -
You can find more information on this kind of playing and harmony at my website:-
If you like this kind of sound I recommend checking out my 'II-V-I Lines' tutorial and the 'Fusion Essentials - Playing Over Dominant 7ths' tutorial.

Thanks for watching!

Free Lesson - March 2012 -

John Norum, Joe Bonamassa: Europe's new album to feature guitar work from Joe

earMUSIC is thrilled to announce the new album from Swedish rock supergroup, EUROPE. The long player, set for UK release onMonday 30th April 2012, is entitled Bag of Bones. The first single, Not Supposed To Sing The Blues, will be released digitally on Friday March 9th.

Bag of Bones is produced by Kevin Shirley. No stranger to the crème de la crème of iconic rock, Shirley has produced albums for the likes of Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry and Journey.

Contributing slide guitar to the title track Bag of Bones is blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. "We're honoured that JoeBonamassa wanted to play some slide guitar on our record. We're all big fans of his music", says Europe front man JoeyTempest. Released on CD and vinyl formats, the album features a more straightforward rock approach.

“Why drive a VW beetle when you can drive a Rolls Royce?” asks Europe’s guitarist John Norum. “Bag of Bones is a classic rock album with lots of class. Even my mom likes it!”

Read the official album press release here. Read the official single press release here.

“Bag of Bones” Album Track Listing:

1. Riches To Rags
2. Not Supposed To Sing The Blues
3. Firebox
4. Bag Of Bones
5. Requiem
6. My Woman My Friend
7. Demon Head
8. Drink And A Smile
9. Doghouse
10. Mercy You Mercy Me
11. Bring It All Home

Tour Dates:
01.05. Thanks Jimi Festival – Wroclaw (PL)
17.05. Bikers Festival – Wetzikon (CH)
25.05. Metallasvenskan – Orebro (S)
24.06. Graspop Festival – Dessel (B)
30.06. Kirunafestivalen – Kiruna (S)
21.07. Olsa Live – Porvoo (FIN)
27.07. Rock Of Ages – Seebronn (GER)

Ignazio Di Salvo: added to Jam Track Central Roster


Ignazio Di Salvo Joins JTC
Introducing Italian guitar maestro Ignazio Di Salvo to the JTC roster of guitar wizards! Ignazio is an incredible player who can tackle just about any Rock, Fusion and Jazz track with a quality and finesse that many players aspire to be able to achieve. He has so many music related degrees and awards that there is simply not the space to write them all down in this section, but what we can say is that when we heard his track 'A Night Of Change' we became instantly addicted to it. This track got him through to the final of Guitar Idol 2011, fending off thousands of other entries, and although he didn't win the crown, he was applauded for creating such an incredible track.
We have dissected every note of this incredible track to create a package that includes the full TAB, backing track, original track and a full video performance from Ignazio, exclusively for JTC customers. We are expecting to see a lot more content from Ignazio in the future and look forward to what he creates next.

Ignazio Di Salvo - 'A Night Of Change' at Jam Track Central

Full track in MP3
Full backing track in MP3
Full video in MP4
Complete TAB in PDF and Powertab format

Camila Simont: George Benson - I remember Wes

Camila plays George Benson - I remember Wes.wmv

Posted just one week before her tragic death

Jasun Tipton: Abnormal Thought Patterns

Jasun Tipton - Guitars and Keys
Troy Tipton - Bass
Mike Guy - Drums
Richard Sharman - Guitars
Hailing from Northern California, twin brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton along with Mike Guy are the musicians that makes up Abnormal Thought Patterns.
In 2008, Jasun wrote and recorded "Velocity and Acceleration". A twelve minute instrumental that would unknowingly jumpstart Abnormal Thought Patterns. Upon hearing the song, Troy expressed to Jasun "It's time to put together an instrumental band". The Tipton brothers looked no further than longtime drummer and friend Mike Guy as the perfect fit for ATP. The three members tracked seven songs for CynNormal Lab Recordings.
The trio has previously released five albums with the Progressive-Metal act Zero Hour. Michael Rensen of the premier German magazine Rock Hard proclaimed, "Zero Hour is one of the five Best Progressive Newcomers in the late '90s!" This earned Zero Hour shows alongside such bands as Opeth, Cynic, Symphony X, All That Remains, The Human Abstract and Liquid Tension Experiment as well as successfully touring Europe and performing three times at Prog Power USA. The twins have also been guest columnists on the 'Chops from Hell' guitar site as well as releasing 2 instructional videos.
The band's 4 part epic "Velocity and Acceleration" and Troy's bass instrumental "Ulnar Nerve Damage" was mixed by talented Producer/Engineer Dino Alden (Marty Friedman, Zero Hour). Due to Dino's carpal surgeries the band reached out to Matt LaPlant (Sikth, Nonpoint) to mix "The Machine Within" and "Electric Sun". The EP was mastered by Alan Douches (Between The Buried and Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan). In order to complete the live sound, ATP recruited longtime friend and talented guitarist Richard Sharman. A student of Jasun's for many years and a great addition to the group.

Go here to see where to get the new cd!

Abnormal Thought Patterns The Machine Within Video SHRED

Panos Arvanitis: Rock Ballad with Fender VG PoD X3

Hi tubers.Some ideas and some real slow playing playing over Muris Varajic s backing track ''She Goes By '' with lots of bends and vibrato with my point of view..Enjoy
Fender VG PoD X3