Saturday, 10 March 2012

Gonçalo Pereira: Busy Pandora

Gonçalo Pereira - Busy Pandora

Kiko Loureiro: Musicoff interview

For many fans of progressive metal's name "Angra" back to the fathers of the same genre and guitarist Kiko Loureiro was one of the architects of such a global success. His exceptional talent but also embraces artistic solo projects and its musical culture could not abandon his Brazilian-born, leading him to explore not only the land of heavy guitar, but also those of all bossanova and traditional music of his country, and the many other styles.
We met him during the time of the Roman Clinic Tour in partnership with Laney, for this nice video interview with the Dream Music Studio Flavio Nobili.
Kiko Loureiro interview | Interviste - Musicoff

Alberto Rigoni: Groovy new album... lady and the bass!

I'm proud to announce that Lady & THE BASS new album "Groovy" will be released on March 15th. Seven breath-taking and catchy pop electro tunes with lovely female vocals and bass grooves.
And... the great news, that will make everyone happy (we hope!), is that the we decided to make available the digital album for FREE download(high quality tracks in AAC, MP3 320, FLAC etc.). Also a Limited Edition CD is available, please let me know if you want me to send you a copy of the CD.

"Groovy" album (digital format + booklet in pdf format) can be downloaded at

Eclectic by Lady & the BASS

Cacá Barros: wins New Years Shred Off 2012

New Years Shred Off 2012 Winners Video

NYSO 2012 was really fun this year, and we had tons of awesome entries! We would like to thank everyone of the participants for competing in this years shred off. Without all of you this wouldn't have been possible!

Here are this years winners! Please check out their channels and subscribe to each of them, as they very much deserve it!

1st place: Cacá Barros
Shred Off Competition 2012 - Cacá Barros

2nd Place: JONTHYz
JONTHYz - New Years Shred Off Competition 2012

3rd Place:
New Years Shred Off Competition 2012 Morgan Pettersson

Ulisses Miyazawa: Fender Stratocaster Yngwie Malmsteen

Ulisses Miyazawa The Only One recorded with Fender Stratocaster Yngwie Malmsteen

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN - The only one ( by Ulisses Miyazawa)

Guthrie Govan: Live - Robin 2 - 2012

The Aristocrats - Live - Robin 2 - 2012

Leonardo Guzman: Fives - my tribute to the master - high class!

I've been thinking doing a lighter version of this tune (which i love to pieces) for months!! an finally got the inspiration and the time for doing a descend job for you guys :). So it took me a lot of time not only programming the drums but also mixing the video.. anyway!! i hope you like it!.
Arrangement, Guitars, Bass, Programming, Recording & Mixing: Leonardo Guzman.
Hufchdmid Albinodroid & PHD Pick: http://www.hufschmidguitars.comSamick KR660 + MAMA Pick up: http://www.mamapickups.comYamaha 4 Stings Bass
Behringer Vamp-2
Mbox 2
Protools LE
Audition 3
EZ Drummer
Sony Vegas 10

Bogota, Colombia.

Fives - Leonardo Guzman (Guthrie Govan Cover)

Sven Larsson: Rastapoupolous - guitar as it should be!

Thanks to Jessica Gardlund for highlighting this great player

Sven Larsson - Rastapoupolous

Timo Somers, Barend Courbois, Atma Anur: Jason Becker NOT DEAD YET! 13-11-2011 (Haarlem) - STUNNING

Timo Somers playing Face It!
Legal bootleg from the festival ...
Consider it s teaser.

with Atma Anur (drums), Barend Courbois (bass), Erik van Ittersum (keys)

Timo Somers - Jason Becker NOT DEAD YET! 13-11-2011 (Haarlem)

Richie Kotzen: Squeeze Play and Richard Joris becomes Richie's Angel!

Richie Kotzen "Squeeze Play"live @ De Boerderij, Zoetermeer Holland 08-03 2012

Richie Kotzen and Richard Joris from Carve live @ Zoetermeer Holland

Vlog 26 (side effects of 6 in a row)

Paul Gilbert, Tony Spinner: De Boerderij Zoetermeer Netherlands 2010 - crazily good video

Paul Gilbert 12-11-2010 Live @ De Boerderij Zoetermeer Netherlands

Paul Gilbert 12-11-2010 Live @ De Boerderij Zoetermeer Netherlands

Paul Gilbert 12-11 2010 live @ De Boerderij Zoetermeer Netherlands

Tralian: The expansion principle

Venture into a new realm of music theory in this educational scholastic achievement of historical import. The Expansion Principle explains the holographic fretboard for the first time in music that has been hidden to string players since the dawn of the string instrument itself. Here in this brief documentary is a new revelation with startling evidence of a new dimension of music and a universal medium of expression for the future of two handed guitar playing.

The Expansion Principle by Tralian from Tralian on Vimeo.

Thomas Tiberi: the French Guitar Contest - finger picking good

French Guitar Contest - Thomas Tiberi's entry

Morten Faerestrand: Escaping the pentatonic box #1

Morten Faerestrand:
This is a lesson you don't wanna miss! To get the tab for it, go to

Escaping the pentatonic box 1 - Guitar lesson by Morten Faerestrand

Claudio Pietronik: "Gold Digger" Richie Kotzen

Claudio Pietronik - "Gold Digger" Guitar Solo (Richie Kotzen)

Steven Wilson,Mikael Åkerfeldt: Storm Corrosion is the long-discussed and highly-anticipated collaboration

Collector's Edition LP/Blu-Ray/CD Bundle - $50

Storm Corrosion is the long-discussed and highly-anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene's most innovative and multi-talented artists: Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson. The pair will release Storm Corrosion on May 8 via Roadrunner Records.

Includes: double-LP & Exclusive Artwork Poster || CD+Blu-Ray || Ltd. Edition Autographed 12" x 12" Poster || MP3 album delivered via email Monday, May 7th prior to release (GO HERE for full details.)
Double LP Set

Storm Corrosion Collector’s Edition Double-LP Set:
• Limited Edition Double-LP set of the self-titled album with exclusive artwork
• 180-Gram black virgin vinyl in gatefold jacket
• Digital download of high quality Flac files of the entire album
• Autographed 12" x 12" poster of exclusive artwork
• 24" x 36" fold out poster of exclusive artwork

Storm Corrosion Promo

Jason Becker: time running out for unique live CD

Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Live posted a new update for Exclusive Live CD:
Last chance to get your personal copy of these recordings

Just thought you all want this one in your collection. Your contribution (minimal €10) is contributing to the care of Jason Becker.
View the full update.

Franck Hermanny: Recording Bass on Stéphan Forté's new album

Franck Hermanny Recording Bass on Stéphan Forté 's "The shadows Compendium" part 1

Steve Morse: classic rock revisited interview

Jeb: Flying Colors seems like everyone was pushing and pulling and throwing it against the wall and seeing what stuck.

Steve: Everyone was really pushing everybody. I was working close to capacity during those moments where the songs were changing. Normally, I can spit out ideas really fast but Neal would just say something like, “I think an F# minor would work better over this part” and Casey would go, “What about doing this?” I would have the scenario change twice within one minute and it was really hard to keep up.

Jeb: Do you see your career, at some point in the future, going away from Deep Purple and more into the area of Flying Colors?

Steve: Yes, I definitely do. I don’t think Deep Purple can keep up the level of touring that we do, forever. I have always pushed them, sometimes too hard, for some control in the scheduling so that I can book stuff when there is a touring gap.

The problem I keep running into is that when a gap becomes available, then it is too late to book the dates for my solo stuff. I don’t find out about the dates being totally open until pretty late in the game. That is my only complaint with Deep Purple; I wish I had more control over the schedule. I think it is naturally going to slow down, somewhat. full interview

Ronnie Montrose.Sammy Hagar: Redbeard interview

In The Studio:
The San Francisco Chronicle has reported the death of guitarist Ronnie Montrose from prostate cancer. He was 64 .That first Montrose album in 1973 absolutely blew me away. I played “Rock the Nation”,”Bad Motor Scooter”,”Space Station #5″, “Make It Last”, and “Rock Candy” every night on my radio show in Findlay, Ohio, turning on all my friends while scanning the few national rock publications of the day for early true believers . It never came . Guitarist namesake Ronnie Montrose‘s credentials as a sideman were impressive , versatile enough to play tasty acoustic guitar on Van Morrison‘s seminal Tupelo Honey and then turn around to power chord Edgar Winter Group‘s “Frankenstein” into rock history . To be sure , I would later hear echoes of that first 1973 Montrose album in the 1978 Van Halen debut , but it wasn’t until around 1988, during a live Def Leppard interview on my Dallas radio show , that I received validation of my initial fervor for that Montrose debut . In an exchange with Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliott and guitarist Phil Collen about the albums that most influenced them , Collen piped up , “Oh , that first Montrose album ! We play it over the P.A. every night before we go on.” There , 15 years after I first cued up “Rock Candy” on the radio , the Def Leppard guitarist reached into his shirt pocket & pulled out a cassette of Montrose !
This classic rock interview with Ronnie Montrose and singer/lyricist Sammy Hagar is online now in “Medium Rare” under “Montrose” .- Redbeard

Kee Marcello: Swedish tour dates

will hit the road later this month with a dramatized rock n' roll show celebrating 30 years of rock history and featuring hits from NOICE, EASY ACTION, EUROPE and DEEP PURPLE. The dates below will include special guest, Canadian singer Alannah Myles.

Mar. 23 - Umeå, Sweden - Aula Nordica (with TNT)
Mar. 25 - Sundsvall, Sweden - Tonhallen
Mar. 28 - Västerås, Sweden - Konserthuset
Mar. 29 - Uppsala, Sweden - Konsert & Kongress
Mar. 30 - Sälen, Sweden - Högfjällshotellet
Mar. 31 - Gävle, Sweden - Konserthuset
Apr. 01 - Eskilstuna, Sweden - Lokomotivet
Apr. 04 - Uddevalla, Sweden - Agnesbergshallen
Apr. 05 - Nyköping, Sweden - Rosvalla
Apr. 06 - Skövde, Sweden - Arena
Apr. 07 - Strömstad, Sweden - Skagerack
Apr. 08 - Linköping, Sweden - Crusellhallen
Apr. 11 - Jönköping, Sweden - Konserthus
Apr. 12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus
Apr. 13 - Borås, Sweden - Åhaga
Apr. 14 - Örebro, Sweden - Conventrum

Fredrik Thordendal,Devin Townsend: "Of Blood & Salt" - Gojira

Devin Townsend and MESHUGGAH guitarist Fredrik Thordendal joined French progressive metallers GOJIRA on stage on March 5 at the Soundwave Festival in Perth, Australia to perform the song "Of Blood And Salt"

"Of Blood & Salt" - Gojira, featuring Devin Townsend & Fredrik Thordendal (live in Oz)

Kostas Karamitroudis, Gus G: Firewind 'Few Against Many' Cover Artwork

'Few Against Many' Cover Artwork

Joe Satriani: "War" From "Satchurated"

"War" by Joe Satriani - From "Satchurated", In Select U.S. Theaters March 2012!

Herman Li: Dragon Force North America tour dates

"The Power Within" track listing:

01. Holding On
02. Fallen World
03. Cry Thunder
04. Give Me The Night
05. Wings of Liberty
06. Seasons
07. Heart Of The Storm
08. Die By The Sword
09. Last Man Stands
10. Seasons (acoustic version)

Pre-orders for "The Power Within" are available as of today. You can pre-order "The Power Within" bundle and receive an exclusive autographed poster and a download of the album the day before it's available in stores.

The dates are as follows:

Apr. 21 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Apr. 22 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Apr. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
Apr. 25 - Montreal, QC - Le National
Apr. 26 - London, ON - London Music Hall
Apr. 27 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Apr. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Apr. 29 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
May 01 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
May 02 - Calgary, AB - Republik
May 04 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
May 05 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
May 06 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
May 08 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
May 10 - Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
May 11 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues

"The Power Within" will be released in the U.K. on April 16 via the band's own Electric Generation Recordings, distributed by Essential Music.

Dragonforce - Fallen World (NEW SONG 2012)

John Petrucci: interview

Interview with John Petrucci, Dream Theater

Mike Orlando, Mike Portnoy: Sin City Animal podcast

Russ Parrish: Steel Panther interview

News: Musikmesse main events 2012

NOTE this is not a full list, many of the guitar players will be on the guitar stands demoing products.

Wednesday, 21. March 2012

Mr. Big - Billy Sheehan4.0 C35, Wednesday, 21. March 2012, 09:00
Sound Service GmbH

Andy James ( Sacred Mother
Tounge) & ESP, Blackstar4.0 C35, Wednesday, 21. March 2012, 10:00
Sound Service GmbH

Christophe Godin4.0 C06, Wednesday, 21. March 2012, 11:00
Laney Amplification

FENDER / GRETSCH – „Fender Rock Trio“ Greg Koch,
Roscoe Beck & Mark Schulman4.0 E08, Wednesday, 21. March 2012, 11:00
Fender Musical Instruments GmbH

FENDER / GRETSCH – „Fender Rock Trio“ Greg Koch,
Roscoe Beck & Mark Schulman4.0 E08, Wednesday, 21. March 2012, 12:30
Fender Musical Instruments GmbH

The Alex Skolnick Trio4.0 C08, Wednesday, 21. March 2012, 15:30
Peavey Electronics Ltd

Thursday, 22. March 2012

Jack Thammarat4.0 C06, Thursday, 22. March 2012, 15:00
Laney Amplification

The Alex Skolnick Trio4.0 C08, Thursday, 22. March 2012, 15:30
Peavey Electronics Ltd

Friday, 23. March 2012

Andy James ( Sacred Mother
Tounge) & ESP, Blackstar4.0 C35, Friday, 23. March 2012, 10:00
Sound Service GmbH

Animals As Leaders3.0 B31, Friday, 23. March 2012, 11:30
Meinl Distribution (Ibanez, TAMA, Meinl)

Doug Aldrich, Brian Tichy, Michael Devin -
Members of WHITESNAKE3.0 B75, Friday, 23. March 2012, 13:30
Music Meyer GmbH (MARSHALL, NATAL)

The Alex Skolnick Trio4.0 C08, Friday, 23. March 2012, 15:30
Peavey Electronics Ltd

FENDER – Greg Koch4.0 E08, Friday, 23. March 2012, 17:00
Fender Musical Instruments GmbH

Saturday, 24. March 2012

Mr. Big - Billy Sheehan4.0 C35, Saturday, 24. March 2012, 09:00
Sound Service GmbH

Andy James ( Sacred Mother
Tounge) & ESP, Blackstar4.0 C35, Saturday, 24. March 2012, 10:00
Sound Service GmbH

Agora Mattias Eklundh & the Freak Kitchen
4.0 C06, Room , Saturday, 24. March 2012, 10:30
Laney Amplification

Agora Animals As Leaders3.0 B31, Saturday, 24. March 2012, 11:30
Meinl Distribution (Ibanez, TAMA, Meinl)

News: help King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill pay mounting medical expenses

"Burning Down Boston: Live at The Channel 6.12.91" is a special MP3 download-only title. As many of you are aware, King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a serious heart attack in the early morning hours on Sunday 2.26.12. Many of you have overwhelmingly expressed a desire to help and contribute. We have compiled this exclusive live release from the archives -- and 100% of the proceeds from this release will go directly to Jerry to help offset mounting medical expenses. A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone for the outpouring of concern and love.

All recordings previously unreleased.
14 songs. 89 minutes.


Dear Friends, in addition to the gift with this download, please let anyone who wants to further make a personal gift to Jerry to help him with his medical bills know that they can send a check made out to Jerry Gaskill. Mail it to: Jerry Gaskill, c/o World Entertainment Inc., P.O. Box 3095, Sea Bright, NJ 07760. 100% of your gift goes to Jerry Gaskill to help him defray his medical bills. Jerry Gaskill is an individual and not a charity. Any funds given to him would be a gift and no further tax deduction for charitable contributions would be coming from him. We appreciate your help.

King's X - Burning Down Boston: Live at The Channel 6.12.91 - Digital Album for Jerry Gaskill