Sunday, 29 April 2012

News: The French Guitar Contest 2012 - The Results

The French Guitar Contest 2012 - The Results -
A project created by Nelly Rose
1) André Niéri (Brazil)
2) Julien Lacharme (France)
3) Racim Djoudi (Belgium)
4) Fayeed Tan (Philippines)
5) Jeff Mignot (France)
6) Max Sokolov (Russia)
7) Adrien Bricard (France)
8) Thomas Tiverman (Sweden)
9) Marko Mijkovitzi (Serbia)
10) Dhalif Ali (Singapore)
Special Voting Prize: Anouck André (France)
Special Mention: Théo Hoarau, 15 y.old (Reunion Island)
Arobas Music is proud to offer one more Guitar Pro licence to Theo Hoarau, for his great perfomance at 15 y old.
EndTitle video: Georgi Stanchev
Congratulations to all finalists and thanks to all for your participation!

Mattias IA Eklundh,Christer Örtefors: Photos - Freak Kitchen, Agora Stage, Musikmesse, Frankfurt 2012

Mattias IA Eklundh, Christer Örtefors: Freak Kitchen, Agora Stage, Musikmesse, Frankfurt 2012 - photos by Dan monk

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Carlo Losavio: When a blind man cries

When a blind man cries (D.Purple) By Carlo Losavio

Mattias IA Eklundh: Freak Kitchen album details and clinic tour

New album in the works!

We are truly happy to announce a new Freak Kitchen album, entitled Cooking with Pagans, is being produced for a late 2012 release. Cooking with Pagans will include twelve kick butt tunes we will take on the road after completion:

Professional Help, (Saving Up for an) Anal Bleach, Come Back to Comeback, I Don't Want to Golf, Once Upon a Time in Scandinavistan, Hide, Private Property, Sloppy, Ranks of the Terrified, Goody Goody, The Mathematics of Defeat, Freak of the Week.

Riff Musikk AS, Oslo, Wednesday 02.05.2012
Rebel Musikk AS, Trondheim, Thursday 03.05.2012
Backstage Musikk AS avd Jessheim, Friday 04.05.2012
Hamar Musikksenter AS, Monday 07.05.2012
Kongsvinger Musikksenter, Monday 07.05.2012
AS Radioservice, Askøy, Tuesday 08.05.2012
Lillestrøm Musikksenter AS, Wednesday 09.05.2012
Gjøvik Musikk, Thursday 10.05.2012
Backstage Musikk AS avd Sandvika, Friday 11.05.2012
Absolut Guitar, Östermalms Musikskola, Stockholm, Sweden Saturday 12.05.2012
4Sound, Uppsala, Sweden Friday 18.05.2012
Musik Utan Gränser (MUG), Gothenburg, Sweden, 22.05.2012
Malmö Musikaffär, Malmö, Sweden, 23.05.2012
Musikalen, Halmstad, Sweden, 24.05.2012

Åmål, Sweden Saturday 26.05.2012

Zakk Wylde: Vertigo Les Paul

Zakk Wylde Vertigo Les Paul is powered by Zakk's choice of an EMG-85 humbucker in the neck and an EMG-81 humbucker in the bridge, partnered by independent volume and tone controls for each, and a three-way selector switch. These active humbuckers are the first choice of many thrash, shred and metal players, and they yield unparalleled output and sustain for utterly demolishing neck pickup tones and incendiery bridge tones, yet with impressive clarity and a frequency response unmatched by any other pickup available. It all stays locked and loaded in the hardware department with the classic pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, along with a set of high-quality Grover tuners with kidney buttons.

Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior, and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.


* Mahogany body with Vertigo "Bullseye" Maple top
* Mahogany neck with Zakk's rounded profile
* EMG-85™ and EMG-81™ active humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
* Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
* Grover™ kidney tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio
* Pricing and availability: $3,799

more founder and interviewer Leja Siv Harju recently spoke with Zakk Wylde in the wake of the release of his book, "Bringing Metal to the Children."
To see photos and coverage from the Hollywood "Children" book signing, go here:


Jeff Loomis: SkullsNBones interview

"Plains Of Oblivion" track listing:

01. Mercurial (feat. Marty Friedman)
02. The Ultimatum (feat. Tony MacAlpine)
03. Escape Velocity
04. Tragedy And Harmony (feat. Christine Rhoades)
05. Requiem For The Living (feat. Attila Voros)
06. Continuum Drift (feat. Chris Poland)
07. Surrender (feat. Ihsahn)
08. Chosen Time (feat. Christine Rhoades)
09. Rapture
10. Sibylline Origin

My interview with Jeff Loomis after his set in Atlanta on April 16th, 2012 for SkullsNBones.Com

Elias Viljanen: Sonata Arctica - Have A Right

New album details

"Stones Grow Her Name" track listing:

01. Only The Broken Hearts (Make You Beautiful)
02. Shitload of Money
03. Losing My Insanity
04. Somewhere Close To You
05. I Have A Right
06. Alone In Heaven
07. The Day
08. Cinderblox
09. Don't Be Mean
10. Wildfire II
11. Wildfire III


Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Steve Morse: G3 heads to South America

Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Steve Morse will join forces for the South American edition of the G3 tour in October.

Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Oct. 11- Citibank Hall - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Oct. 12 - Credicard Hall - Sao Paulo, Brazil

More shows will be announced soon.

Christopher Amott: finished mixing his new solo

Christopher Amott has finished mixing his new solo album and will master the effort on Friday, April 27 for a tentative summer release. He says, "There's been a few delays, but that's what happens when you strive for perfection! Can't wait to release this one — I am really pleased."

Ignazio Di Salvo: Awesome Double Tapping Exercise

Ignazio Di Salvo: Awesome Double Tapping Exercise

Misha Mansoor: Zyglrox by Periphery

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Zyglrox by Periphery at Pulp Summer Slam 12 - The Apostles

Scott Jones: reminds me that it's Jazz Day tomorrow!

Celebrating tomorrow!

Scott Jones: Although I've decided to keep this available as a free download, I'd really appreciate a donation, as my label totally screwed me over and I've never seen one dime from this work. :-(

YOU CAN SUBMIT DONATIONS TO MY PAYPAL ACCT: scott jones music @ me . com (no spaces)

Eddie Van Halen: A Different Kind of Truth - music book

Van Halen: A Different Kind of Truth

Van Halen
Item: 00-39367
UPC: 038081441306
ISBN 10: 0739090593
ISBN 13: 9780739090596
PRICE: $21.99

Category: Guitar Personality
Format: BookInstrument: Guitar

Version: Authentic Guitar TAB
The album that Van Halen fans have waited almost 30 years for is here and the boys did not disappoint. This is a full-on return to the unabashed rock god glory of Eddie’s supernatural guitar and David Lee Roth’s impeccable front man persona. Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone magazine says, “As for Diamond Dave, the gods only made one of him, because they couldn't take the competition.” This book includes complete note-for-note guitar TAB transcriptions of every song on the album. Titles: Tattoo * She's the Woman * You and Your Blues * China Town * Blood and Fire * Bullethead * As Is * Honeybabysweetiedoll * The Trouble with Never * Outta Space * Stay Frosty * Big River * Beats Workin'.

John 5: Interviews from the Edge

John 5 Full Text Interview on Technorati.com the New, Official JOHN 5 Website Now at for Information, New Merchandise, and More!

Catch JOHN 5 this Spring with Rob Zombie on Co-Headliner Tour with Megadeth

JOHN 5 Interview - Interviews from the Edge

John 5 - Welcome to violence (Official Video)

Mike Portnoy: Talks Flying Colours - series

01 : Blue Ocean (7:05)
02 : Shoulda Coulda Woulda (4:32)
03 : Kayla (5:20)
04 : The Storm (4:53)
05 : Forever in a Daze (3:56)
06 : Love is What I’m Waiting For (3:36)
07 : Everything Changes (6:55)
08 : Better Than Walking Away (4:57)
09 : All Falls Down (3:22)
10 : Fool in My Heart (3:48)
11 : Infinite Fire (12:02)

Click here to order. Get a discount on the CD, Special Edition CD or double-vinyl. Feed hungry musicians.

Mike Portnoy: Talks Flying Colours

Neal Morse: Flying Colors - working on The Storm

01 : Blue Ocean (7:05)
02 : Shoulda Coulda Woulda (4:32)
03 : Kayla (5:20)
04 : The Storm (4:53)
05 : Forever in a Daze (3:56)
06 : Love is What I’m Waiting For (3:36)
07 : Everything Changes (6:55)
08 : Better Than Walking Away (4:57)
09 : All Falls Down (3:22)
10 : Fool in My Heart (3:48)
11 : Infinite Fire (12:02)

Click here to order. Get a discount on the CD, Special Edition CD or double-vinyl. Feed hungry musicians.

Flying Colors - Casey & Neal working on The Storm

Flying Colors: Inside "Shoulda Coulda Woulda"

Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy,Paul Gilbert: Cover 2 Cover

Cover of The Osmond's Crazy Horses by Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy & Randy George
(also featuring Paul Gilbert on Guitar - not in the video)
Taken from the CD "Cover 2 Cover"
Available exclusively from

Morse/Portnoy/George - Crazy Horses Promo Clip.m4v.mp4

Radiant Studios: Neal, Mike and Randy talk about the 2 new albums

Due on May 22 via Radiant Records, "Cover 2 Cover" is the new CD from Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George. Together, this group of musicians hand-picked these classic cover songs to complete the second such CD in the bands extensive catalog. This widely diverse selection of songs is sure to capture the essence of the age of music that has impacted these accomplished musicians!

"One of the first things myself, Neal and Randy usually start talking about when we gather for one of Neal's solo albums is what we can cover should we have some leftover time at the end of the session. And now over the course of both CDs, we have covered 28 songs!" says Portnoy. "Ranging from the obscure to the classics. Like the first 'Cover To Cover', most of the song choices on this CD are rooted in the '70s and are songs/bands we grew up with."

With nine brand new songs along with five previously recorded ones, Morse, Portnoy and George once again create an album of songs that is sure to be enjoyed for years to come.

"Cover 2 Cover" track listing:

2012 Momentum Sessions

01. Lido Shuffle (BOZ SCAGGS)
02. I Saw the Light (TODD RUNDGREN)
03. Rikki Don't Lose That Number (STEELY DAN)
04. Teacher (JETHRO TULL)
05. Driven to Tears (THE POLICE)
06. Come Sail Away (STYX)
07. Southern Man / Needle and the Damage Done / Cinnamon Girl (NEIL YOUNG)

2008 Lifeline Sessions

08. Crazy Horses (THE OSMONDS)
09. Lemons Never Forget (THE BEE GEES)
10. The Letter (JOE COCKER version)
11. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding (ELVIS COSTELLO)

Michael Brown: Tracer live in Bristol - Sleep By The Fire 2012

Tracer playing a more bluesy, melodic number than the rest of their set. Live at the Bristol Tunnels - on Wednesday 25 April 2012filmed by Nikki Brooks

Tracer Sleep By The Fire.wmv

Chris Bickley: Tapestry of Souls details

Chris Bickley! Check out his new cd Tapestry Of Souls! Melodic Hard Rock guitar at its finest! Featuring guests Michael Vescera, Kelly Keeling, Chandler Mogel, Jimmy Kunes, Bj Zampa, Chris McCarvill, and more!
Special presale price of $9.99 at
From the forthcoming album "Tapestry of Souls" on ShredGuy Records. This song was inspired by Race Car Driver "Tonis Kasemets". Featuring BJ Zampa of House of Lords/Obsession on Drums and Eric Klaastad of Trouble Tribe On Bass. Recorded at Studio C and Horizon Studios West Haven CT.

Chris Bickley - Race Car Guy

Jessica Gardlund: Heads up the top 10 most popular posts on Shreddelicious

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Sam Bell: Cerberus Pre Amp Pedal Demo

My friend Mark Thompson hooked me up with this awesome Pre Amp pedal made by Jim Leffingwell who makes a lot of cool custom pedals. I talk about the pedal and what it does, and there is lots of footage of it being used in rehearsal with my band Mask of Judas. I am playing through some new tunes, enjoy!

The pedal has 3 modes, hence the name Cerberus, one of them is much like a TS9 tube screamer, which I use in this video to tighten up the sound by using a very low drive level. Then you can switch between 2 types of distortion, one is a very Marshall sound, whilst the other to me reminds me of a Mesa Boogie style sound, only a lot warmer. For a lot of this video I am using distortion 1, towards the middle of the video I take the viewer through the different switching modes of the Cerberus.

The pedal is going directly through the FX loop of my Blackstar HT100, all the tone you hear in this video is directly from the pedal, I am using an MXR Smart Gate on a very low setting to stop any hum/feedback (the room has poor electrics). I am using an LTD H 308 with EMG pickups, strings are 11-74 (d'addario), the cab is a very cheap cab, not sure what it is!

Cerberus Pre Amp Pedal Demo

Sydnei Carvalho: Double Vision DVD solo

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Notre Dame is a bonus track from Double Vision DVD features guitar players Sydnei Carvalho, Alex Martinho, Edu Ardanuy, Roger Franco, Ricky Furlani. Here only the solo by Sydnei Carvalho, hope you all enjoy

Sydnei Carvalho solo completo em Notre Dame - Double Vision DVD - Alex Martinho - Edu Ardanuy

Gil Parris: Iridium dates announced

Guitar virtuoso Gil Parris shines in many musical idioms. After attending Berklee School of Music on a Jazz Masters scholarship, he was discovered in 1990 by Mike Varney and featured in Guitar Player’s “Spotlight” column. Since, he has gone on to play on over two-dozen national records and countless others with players like David Sanborn, Bob James, Will Lee, Eric Alexander and Bob Malach.

Some of the highlights in his side-man discography are: “Syndicate of Soul” (on Shanachie Records with Dr. John, Wilbur Bascomb, and Corey Glover), “Bluesiana Hurricane” (with Chuck Rainey, Bill Doggett and Lester Bowie), “Skallelujah” (with the Uptown Horns), Toko Furuuchi’s “Strength” (for SONY/Japan with an all-star cast of New York studio players), and Bakhiti Kumalo’s solo CD (Paul Simon’s bassist).

Gil’s playing is influenced by sax, pedal steel and piano players, which gives him a fresh, unique style. Of his sound, Vintage Guitar writes, “a dazzling mix of jazz, funk and even country…Parris’ playing is so hot it avoids any clichés from those styles.” His creative solo arrangement of “Pop Goes the Weasel,” featured in the compilation, “Public Domain” garnered him a Grammy nomination in 2001 for Best Folk CD.

Gil is one of very few artists that have nationally released albums in over four different genres: R&B, smooth jazz, traditional jazz and blues. He has solo albums on RCA/BMG (”Gil Parris shines through as the brightest star in the genre since Larry Carlton” -Guitar One Magazine), Okra-Tone/Koch (”Parris has the goods and all seven cuts here show it” -Vintage Guitar), and his own “Jam This” release (”When it comes to improvising epic, crowd-pleasing solos in an eclectic range of styles, Parris is more than qualified to deliver the goods” -Guitar Player). Look for his live blues album released by CMG Records in 2005.

Gil’s first artist-driven Hot Licks video, “Modern Blues Guitar” has been a bestseller for over three years, and he is part of their national video, “Masters of the Stratocaster.” In addition, Gil was the lead guitarist for the seminal jazz/rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears, playing to thousands, and appears extensively on their Christmas album (2003). He appeared on NBC’s The Today Show with rising sax star David Mann and followed with sold out performances at Catalina Island’s Jazz Trax Festival and Berks Jazz Festival, among others.

Gil can be seen performing in New York City and beyond with the Metropolitan area’s top musicians. He has headlined performances at many prestigious New York venues, including B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square, Town Hall, Metropolitan Café, Smoke and 55 Bar. Look for Gil on the road as a solo artist on his calendar at:
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Gil Parris guitar solo with Diane Schuur @THE BLUE NOTE, N.Y.C. Land Of Make Believe (1/28/12)

Mladen Pecović: Winner Omis guitar fest 2012

Mladen Pecović was the overall Winner 2012 for non age limit guitar from Omis Guitar Festival


Mladen Pecović - Omis guitar fest 2012 - Winner

Mladen Pecovic-pobednik Guitar art expo-a u etno kategoriji

Mladen Pecovic Peca -GORA instrumental(etno).wmv

Jason Becker, Nili Brosh: go and see the movie

Nili Brosh meets Jason Beckerili Brosh
Finally had the privilege of watching the Jason Becker documentary. I was deeply touched, inspired, and reminded once again of how Jason is the coolest person alive. Jesse Vile did an amazing job. EVERYONE should see this movie, regardless of whether they're a musician, fan, or neither. Jason, I can't wait to give you a big big hug next time I see you!