Thursday, 29 March 2012

Jonas Tamas: Melodic rock fusion solo on Alex Argento's song Groovus in Fabula

Guitars can sing too! Jonas Tamas: Melodic rock fusion solo on Alex Argento's song Groovus in Fabula

Rik Emmett: Sex Bunnies On Venus 1987

No, the song is not called Sex Bunnies on Venus. This is an early arrangement of a fingerstyle jazz instrumental which would surface years later on Rik's solo album,It is most likely the first time he played this live and had not yet named it. I can't recall the name of what this would later transform into (something like The Seventh Circle). If you know the name of the song please leave a comment.
Rik Emmett "Sex Bunnies On Venus" 1987. Rare guitar instrumental.

News: Musikmesse 2012 - the guitars

Thanks to Shred Medium for capturing some cool photos at Musikmess2012

From Musikmesse 2012 - the guitars

From Musikmesse 2012 - the guitars

From Musikmesse 2012 - the guitars

From Musikmesse 2012 - the guitars

Full series

Fred Brum: Musikmesse compilation 2012

My album Atonement is available (along with a free downloadable track at - please give it a listen. :)
This is what footage I managed to gather from the rest of the Musikmesse, and clips are few and far between, while some of them didn't withstand the volume and caused some unbearable clipping, unfortunately. Many thanks to Francesco Filigoi for his footage at the Diezel and Mayones stand! :)
It was a pleasure to see my friends again and, once again, smaller companies proved their mettle with fantastic stuff. Here's looking forward to Musikmesse 2013 in equally good company!

Musikmesse 2012 - Blackmachine, .strandberg*, Leqtique, Mayones

Tomasz Madzia: 16 years old - Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy Suite Op. 5

Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy Suite Op. 5 (cover by Tomasz Madzia)

Jan Laurenz: Flamenco inspiration

Flamenco inspiration by Jan Laurenz

Roy Marchbank: Lucky Ferris unmixed - classic celtic fusion

Roy Marchbank remains an undiscovered great. Incredible technique, jaw dropping speed, but tempered by real music, blending celtic and Spanish themes.

Lucky Ferris unmixed

Carlos Santana: Shape Shifter details posted

Shape Shifter releases May 15th, Pre-Sale begins today!
3/27/2012Shape Shifter is Carlos Santana's 36th album and is a 13-song instrumental tour de force featuring tracks spanning from the late 1990’s to the present and comprises mostly original compositions that have been stashed away for such an instrumental project. Pre-order the album today and stay tuned to for more news!
Tour Dates

5/2/2012 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV TIX
5/4/2012 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV TIX
5/5/2012 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV TIX
5/6/2012 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV TIX
5/9/2012 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV TIX
5/11/2012 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV TIX
5/12/2012 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV TIX
5/13/2012 House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV TIX

News: Eddie Trunk revises Schedule

Revised TMS S10 Schedule:
The all new season of TMS debuts this Saturday night at 11PM ET on VH1 Classic! There are some changes to the schedule so I have posted the new roll out below. Please note we did shoot 10 all new shows, however, VH1 Classic is only showing 8 of them for this next run. The episodes with David Draiman/Adrenaline Mob & Bobby Blotzer/LA Guns WILL AIR, but they will now be included with season 11 and should debut sometime this Summer. This was a network decision I have no control over. But they will air, just at a slightly later date. So starting Saturday 8 new shows kick off. Here is the revised schedule for season 10. Also just a note, Jason Newsted cancelled at the last minute, so he has not yet done a show with us as planned. Premiere dates below. All premieres 11PM on VH1 Classic with repeats through the week. Last name listed is guest musician playing in the show. Thanks for watching.
3/31/12 - Lars Ulrich, Robb Flynn, Mike Portnoy
4/7/12 - Alice Cooper, Jack Russell, Brian Tichy
4/14/12 - T&N (George Lynch, Mick Brown, Jeff Pilson), Slash, Brian Tichy
4/21/12 - Adrian Smith, Michael Schenker
4/28/12 - Lemmy, Robert Mason & Jerry Dixon (Warrant), Michael Schenker
5/5/12 - Michael Schenker, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Frank Hannon
5/12/12 - Billy Duffy & Ian Astbury (The Cult), Doro, Frank Hannon
5/19/12 - Vinnie Paul, Tommy Shaw & JY (Styx), Steve Stevens
Upcoming ET Welcomes Shows:

4/27/12 - Guns 'N Roses Tribute, Appetite for Destruction @ BB Kings NYC
5/9/12 - Lynch Mob @ BB Kings NYC
5/9/12 - Geoff Tate @ Highline NYC
5/10/12 - Dokken, Warrant & Trixter @ Bergen PAC Englewood, NJ
5/11/12 - M3 Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
5/12/12 - Overkill @ Best Buy Theater NYC
5/14/12 - Loudness @ BB Kings NYC
5/24/12 - Stryper @ BB Kings NYC
Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, Live:
5/4/12 - Corazon Seattle, WA
5/5/12 - Hawthrone Theatre Portland, OR
Available now: "Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal"! You can order personalized signed copies direct from me, or regular copies anywhere books are sol. Thanks for making my book such a success!

Order Your Personalized Copy Now!

Once again, I will host Rocklahoma Memorial Day weekend in Pryor, OK. for lineup and ticket info.

Finally, don't forget my satellite radio show has moved to channel 39. Same time, same show, just now on 39. 6-10pm ET on Sirius and XM.

As usual Twitter is the way for up to the second news and photos: @eddietrunk

Andy Wood: Chelmsford Jam Track lesson

'Chelmsford' ReleasedAndy Wood is an incredibly gifted guitarist and an equally gifted songwriter, hence him being part of the JTC army of artists. His new jam track package is the track Chelmsford taken from his debut album entitled 'A Disconcerting Amalgam'. This is a superb track and his performance of it quite literally blew us away. Our artist jam tracks are all about inspiration and when you watch Andy play this track, you instantly want to pick up your guitar and learn exactly what he played.
One of the other reasons we love this track so much is because Andy has this amazing section for the last third of the track where he goes on a mind bending solo. This section is really jammable and will give you a great basis to create your own improvised solos too.
The download comes with the full track, backing track and video as well as all 15 pages (yep, 15!!) of completely accurate TAB. It is available for just £4.99.

Andy Wood 'Chelmsford' at Jam Track Central

Lorenzo Venza: all funked up

Lorenzo Venza - Beautiful Love(Re-funked series)

Christophe Godin, Jean Fontanille, Gowy Lisieux, Thomas Bressel: Vigier Day announced

Saturday, 28 April 2012
10:00 until 22:30

Guitars Gam 12 rue des Frères Lumière 86180 Buxerolles

The association with Art Event MusiK BendNotes, Vigier Guitars and High Tech Distribution offer you:
'VIGIER Day 2012', the first gathering of passionate guitars and basses of the French luthier Patrice Vigier. Saturday, April 28, 2012:

10H / 19H, free exhibition of passionate Vigier .... 14H, Guitar Master Class (Free) Thomas Bressel (limited seating, registration required) 16H, Guitar Master Class (Free) Jean Fontanille(limited seating, registration required) 18H , Gowy's Group (Free) 20H, Concert Group and then with Jean Fontanille Mörglbl (entry 12 euros, 6euros members of MusiK Art Event) ... and many other festive things .... You want to participate or expose your Vigier, Guitars at Gam contact 05 49 46 04 08 or MusiK Art Event: watch and share the teaser
Vigier Day 2012