Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart: tour dates and news update

Rush receive the Governor General Awards

DThe first of early reviews of Clockwork Angels are starting to emerge, check out the track-by-track by MusicRadar here.!1

Tour dates 





Closes Wednesday
May 9th @ 5pm local time.


All times listed local venue time.
Manchester, NH
Washington, DC
Pittsburgh, PA
Indianapolis, IN
Chicago, IL
Detroit, MI
Columbus, OH
St. Louis, MO
Minneapolis, MN
Winnipeg, MB
Saskatoon, SK
Edmonton, AB
Bridgeport, CT
Philadelphia, PA
Toronto, ON
Montreal, QC
Newark, NJ
Brooklyn, NY
Boston, MA
Buffalo, NY
Cleveland, OH
Charlotte, NC
Atlanta, GA
Tampa, FL
Seattle, WA
San Jose, CA
Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Phoenix, AZ
Dallas, TX
San Antonio, TX
Houston, TX
Verizon Wireless Arena
Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater
CONSOL Energy Center
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
United Center
Palace of Auburn Hills
Nationwide Arena
Scottrade Center
Target Center
MTS Centre
Credit Union Centre
Rexall Place
Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
Wells Fargo Center
Air Canada Centre
Bell Centre
Prudential Center
Barclays Center
TD Garden
First Niagara Center
Quicken Loans Arena
Time Warner Cable Arena
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
HP Pavilion
Honda Center
Gibson Amphitheatre
MGM Grand Garden Arena
US Airways Center
American Airlines Center
AT&T Center
Toyota Center
Fri. May 11 @ 10am
Fri. May 11 @ 10am
Sat. May 12 @ 10am
Sat. May 12 @ 10am
Sat. May 12 @ 10am
Sat. May 12 @ 10am
Sat. May 12 @ 12pm
Sat. May 12 @ 10am
Sat. May 12 @ 10am
Fri. May 11 @ 10am
Mon. May 14 @ 10am

RUSH - "Headlong Flight" - Official Lyric Video

Kiko Loureiro,Matias Kupiainen,Virgil Donati: Guitar Recordings Chapter III

The new Kiko Loureiro album. Guitar recordings.
February 2012 at 5by5 Studios Helsinki Finland

Out July 2012

Kiko Loureiro - guitars
Virgil Donati - drums
Felipe Andreoli - bass

Recorded by Matias Kupiainen and Perttu Vänskä

Guitars Recordings Chapter III- complete.m4v

Joe Stump: CD update

Joe Stump
My new solo record is all mixed ,mastered and ready to release. I promise it`s gonna be a killer record for all intense guitar enthusiasts and metal fans as well . I`ll post the title, cover art and track listing when the release date gets a bit closer.

Also I`ve been busy this past week recording solos for the upcoming HolyHell release. It`s really shaping up to be one fierce slab of metal, the band`s all business on this second record . I`ll post more as things more forward.

Guthrie Govan,Jeff Watson,Tony Franklin: Dockers Guild details

Docker's Guild
Amanda Somerville: vocals
Meet and greet with Docker's Guild singer Amanda Somerville at the Rock'n'Roll Arena in Romagnano Sesia (05 May 2012)
— with Douglas Docker inRomagnano Sesia.
Docker's Guild is the solo effort of Douglas R. Docker, who put his talent and writing skill into The Mystic Technocracy, an opera which unfolds over 5 seasons.

The first season, called “Season I: The Age of Ignorance”, sees the participation of worldwide acclaimed musicians like Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth / Joe Satriani), Magnus Jacobson (Miss Behavior), Tony Franklin (Blue Murder), Guthrie Govan (Asia), Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), John Payne (Asia), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, Karmakanic), Amanda Somerville (Avantasia / Epica), Tony Mills (TNT/ Shy) and many others and sees release through Lion Music on 15 June 2012.

Docker's Guild, even if inspired by progressive masters like Yes, ELP, Dream Theater and Genesis, lives on its own sounds which is a very personal mixture of progressive roots played and crafted by mainly AOR musicians.

The Mystic Technocracy is a new and exciting science-fiction story and music project that has been in development for a number of years. It is the fictional outcome of a very simple observation: for 4000 years man has tortured, murdered, waged warfare and committed genocide in the name of the same God worshiped by Christians, Jews and Muslims, the three monotheistic religions. It is not a story against religion, but it is a story about the madness of man when he falls under the influence of fanatical dogmatic faith. This religious premise has then been plugged into a science-fiction universe, in which religion was created by a silicon-based life form, the Mystic Technocracy, in order to control, manipulate and eventually destroy humanity.

The sound of The Mystic Technocracy results from the mixture of several music styles. Progressive rock is the main driving force, with Yes, ELP, Dream Theater and Genesis being particularly influential. The songwriting and vocal arrangements have also been inspired by melodic rock and AOR acts, mostly Asia and Journey. More subtle and unusual influences come from Duran Duran, David Bowie, Jean-Michel Jarre and obscure French space-rock act the Rockets. The project therefore contains complex multi-section suites, more straightforward rock songs or ballads, as well as more unusual instrumental or groove-oriented tracks.

On The Mystic Technocracy, Douglas Docker comments, “If you like TV series and 1930s serials like Babylon 5, Space 1999, Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, this is for you. If you like progressive rock bands like Yes, ELP and Dream Theater, AOR bands like Asia and Journey as well as Duran Duran, David Bowie, Jarre and The Rockets, this is also for you. If you have, like me, a healthy dislike of fundamentalism, and blind dogmatic faith, and spend lots of time wondering why so much pain and destruction can be generated by religions whose main goal is supposed to be love and compassion, then this is definitely for you”.

The music is mainly keyboard-oriented and Douglas's fine instrumental work is inspired by musicians like Geoff Downes, Gregg Giuffria and Keith Emerson. The album is a 79 minutes long opera, 10 songs among which 2 long suites, in the perfect tradition of progressive masters’ albums from the past.

Docker's Guild "The Mystic Technocracy: Season 1 - The Age of Ignorance" [Official Album Preview]


01. A Matter Of Energy.
02. The Mystic Technocracy.
03. Darwin's Tears.
04. Norse Cosmogony (Part 1).
05. Norse Cosmogony (Part 2).
06. Judeo-Christian Cosmogony.
07. The Divine Comedy.
08. Legion Of Aliens.
09. Loving The Alien.
10. The Gem Of Love.
11. The Secret of DNA (Part 1).
12. Purple Orb.
13. The Secret of DNA (Part 2).
14. Prophecy.
15. Black Swans.

Douglas R Docker: Keyboards, lead vocals, backing vocals, spoken voice.
John Payne: Lead and backing vocals.
Göran Edman: Lead and backing vocals, spoken voice.
Tony Mills: Lead and backing vocals.
Amanda Somerville: Lead and backing vocals.
Guthrie Govan: Guitars.
Jeff Watson: Rhythm and lead guitar, 12-string guitar.
Gregg Bissonette: Drums.
Magnus Jacobson: Drums.
Tony Franklin: Bass.
Donald D. Docker: Alto and tenor sax, clarinet, spoken voice.
Additional spoken voices: Silvana Momigliano / Touria Nouri / Andrea Rampa / Janthana Rodjakkhen / Davide Ronfetto.

Jennifer Batten: Masterclass at ICMP announced

Jennifer Batten, most recognised for her time as Michael Jackson’s guitarist over three world tours, will visit the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in Kilburn to give an exclusive masterclass to students, on Thursday 31st May.

Jennifer has authored two music books and has just released her third solo CD/DVD entitled ‘Whatever’. With this third effort, she has ventured into electronica, vocal samples, and film and is supporting the release with a multimedia one woman show, playing guitar in synch with projected self made films.
It is this multimedia show that will begin Jennifer’s masterclass at the Institute, after which she will talk about her career and experiences, based on questions the students ask.
For more information on this event or courses at the Institute, contact us directly:
- 0207 328 0222

Jennifer Batten: ZC3 Michael Jackson Tribute

Allan Holdsworth: Dortmund Germany 1992

Allan Holdsworth - Dortmund Germany 1992 Part 2

Jason Becker, Kris Claerhout: "the guitar tracks sound insane!"

Kris Claerhout

Just saying... the guitar tracks recorded at the Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet" Festival Amsterdam (November 2011) sound insane! Songs for a CD are being edited and mixed now!

Gustavo Guerra,Rafael Bittencourt, Mozart Mello: Guitar Player Brazil festival details

Okay time coming, guys! Near 18th and May 19th, 2012 will roll editing, here in Recife,the largest guitar festival in Brazil, GUITAR PLAYER FESTIVAL, a partnership of MinamiSchool of Music and Guitar Player Magazine ... and this time the crowd comes with band ... Faíska, Mozart Mello, Gustavo Guerra, Cauê Koury, Bob Kaiser, Hosea Albuquerque and Luciano Magno, and Project "freaking Ideas," led by guitar virtuoso Rafael Bittencourt, who is accompanied by the master Joe Moghrabi (guitar), Christian McCarthy (guitar), Felipe Andreoli (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), a tribute to Jimmy Hendrix and other beasts of the guitar will be too much ... ... disclose to their friends and take your class ... 18 and May 19, Dona Lindu Park at 19:30. Advance tickets $ 15.00 in the Music School Minami (Phone: 3032.1070) ... DO NOT MISS!

Mateus Asato: Fireflies - Owl City

Fireflies - Owl City (Teaser Mateus Asato e VS)

Rebecca Dirks: Premier Guitar Giveaway

Rebecca Dirks
PG's giving away different accessories every day this month... I like today's contest in particular. Dan Auerbach and Nels Cline both used these cables when I did those Rig Rundowns.

May Days Daily Giveaway: Divine Noisewww.prem

Lari Basilio,Sydnei Carvalho: now endorsing NIG pedals

Lari Basilio: Very Happy with my new partnership: Nig pedals and strings!!! Many thanks to Sydney Carvalho and NIG by opportunity. An honour for me to be a part of this family

Sydnei Carvalho, Lari Basilio

Larissa Basílio Thank you Joel! :)
i just released my first intrumental EP. Hope you enjoy it:

2° LUGAR - 1° Concurso Cultural Santo Angelo de Música Instrumental Gospel / LARI BASILIO

Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes: TRAM

Lingua Franca out now on Sumerian Records!

Buy 'Lingua Franca' on iTunes:

Check for updates here:

Buy T.R.A.M. merch here:

Featuring members of Animals As Leaders, The Mars Volta, and Suicidal Tendencies!

Yep, you read that right — Sumerian has signed T.R.A.M., a new supergroup consisting of Animals as Leaders guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes, Suicidal Tendencies drummer Eric Moore, and Adrian Terrazas (who used to go by “Adrian Terrazas-González” but whatever), who played flute/sax/bass clarinet/percussions on three albums by The Mars Volta (Frances the Mute, Amputechture, and The Bedlam in Goliath). The band’s moniker, in case you haven’t put it together, is an amalgamation of the last initial of each musicians’ name (For the cheap seats: Terrazas, Reyes, Abasi, Moore).

Ah, but the important question is: What does T.R.A.M. sound like? Alas, I have no answer for you. The band’s Facebook page is not yet streaming any music. But they’re scheduled to release their debut album, Lingua Franca, in May, so presumably we’ll hear something pretty soon. If I had to make a guess as to what the band’s sound will be, though, I’d wager “Music-dorky as fuck.” I mean, if these dudes all got together and formed The Ramones, people would probably be really disappointed, right?
And for those of you lucky enough to be attending SXSW, well, here’s some more good news. metal sucks
Adrian Terrazas - Saxophone, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Percussion
Javier Reyes - Guitar
Tosin Abasi - Guitar
Eric Moore - Drums

For more info please visit:
T.R.A.M. - Inverted Ballad (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Check out our interview with the band: absolutely killing it at the WSOU SXSW Showcase. This was the band's first performance ever. Check out all our live clips from SXSW 2011:

T.R.A.M. Live @ SXSW 2011 on Metal Injection

Jack Thammarat,Guido Bungenstock: Song for Jeff Musikmesse 2012

Live at the Laney booth. Musikmesse Frankfurt Germany March 2012
Guido is the amazing guitarist. His tone and phrases are superb. I'm honored to jam with him. Thank you to the Laney for the great amps. And thank you to Bobby Parrs for the awesome backing track.
This video I used ZOOM H4n recorder for recording line-out signals from the amps and re-amped at my house.

Guido uses : Laney LV300T amp and Jack uses Laney Lionheart L50H with 4x12 Celestion Greenback cabinet.
Guido sites :
Bobby sites :

Steve Lukather - Song for Jeff cover - by Guido Bungenstock and Jack Thammarat

Allan Holdsworth: Germany 1986

Allan Holdsworth - Germany 1986

Leonardo Porcheddu,Lorenzo Venza: John Macaluso Drums- recording drums for Beyond Absract

Leonardo Porcheddu

BEYOND ABSTRACT after the John Macaluso Drums-Recording Session in MUSIC VILLAGE Studios... :)
— with John Macaluso, Lorenzo Venza and Lorenzo Antonelli.

Mark McGee: Luvplanet tour date and album details

Mark McGee

LUVPLANET this Sat. Night @ Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa, Ca!

2 1/2 hour show with Honeydust opening!! Come out and support original live music!

Mark McGee

iTunes - Music - Luvolution by
Preview songs from Luvolution by Luvplanet on the iTunes Store. Preview, buy, and download Luvolution for $9.99. Songs start at just $0.99.

Tatyana Kalinicheva: super tapper now on Facebook

Now on Facebook: Tatyana Kalinicheva

PRS custom 24 - Tapping - Engl Screamer 50

PRS custom 24 - Engl classic - Fulltone OCD

PRS custom 24 - Engl - Wampler - Xotic

Joop Wolters: Spring Time Stratology

Must be sunny where Joop is... still lots of rain where I am...

Joop Wolters:
loving the springtime again, made a little piece inspired by that , testing a homebuild strat with it ..

cheers, joop


Ron Thal: GNR Euro tour dates

Tour Dates!

11/05 Moscow, Russia
12/05 Moscow, Russia
17/05 Dublin, Ireland
19/05 Nottingham, UK
20/05 Liverpool, UK
23/05 Newcastle, UK
25/05 Glasgow, UK
26/05 Birmingham, UK
29/05 Manchester, UK
31/05 London, UK
01/06 London, UK
04/06 Rotterdam, Netherlands
05/06 Paris, France
08/06 Mönchengladbach, Germany
10/06 Lyon, France
11/06 Strasbourg, France
14/06 Toulouse, France
16/06 Clisson, France
18/06 Montpellier, France
19/06 Toulon, France
22/06 Milan, Italy
24/06 Dessel, Belgium
27/06 Basel, Switzerland
29/06 Graz, Austria
01/07 Bucharest, Romania
03/07 Tel Aviv, Israel
06/07 Istanbul, Turkey
08/07 Sofia, Bulgaria
11/07 Rybnik, Poland
13/07 Piešťany, Slovakia
15/07 Novi Sad, Serbia
17/07 Split, Croatia
20/07 Benicàssim, Spain
22/07 Palma, Spain
(thx Chinese Democracy World Tour)
— with D.j. Ashba, Chris Pitman, Del James, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal and Richard Fortus

Ivan Mihaljevic,Jesper Stotz: Unyielding Daydream and stellar thrust

Music written and arranged by Jesper Stotz. Unyielding Daydream

Jesper Stotz - Keyboards
Ivan Mihaljevic - Guitars

Stellar Thrust: Music written and arranged by Jesper Stotz.

Jesper Stotz - Keyboards
Daniel Sepp - Guitars

Jack Thammarat,Conrad Schrenk,Laurie Monk: Guitaronsky Shredding Contest (

Edwin Mclean from has a great new competition for you to enter with some great judges (if I say so my self :) )..

How to enter:
1. Download the backing track as the platform of playing
2. Start to produce and record a soloing video (also note that shredding is not everything, consider that the harmonic composition is more valuable)
3. Upload your live performance video on Youtube (full appearance)
4. Join the guitaronsky facebook page

5. Send the video response here below.
Also note that I only approve the video response after you liked the guitaronsky facebook page
6. Share the Youtube video and get the like thumbs as many as you can (videos views won't count, and dislikes have no impact on the counting process)
7. Submission is allowed until 25th June 2012 (GMT-7)

8. There will be Three Videos only at the final

9. Announcement will be published on 28th June 2012
10. The winners should send the data details for the shipping stuffs max. 2 days after the winner announcement is being released
11. Visit regularly for the updated info and news of Guitaronsky Shredding Contest
The Jury:
Conrad Schrenk
Jack Thammarat
Laurie Monk
Edwin Mclean
Artec Twin Head Guitar Effect
Runner Up
Ponco Satrio Album CD's and Guitaronsky Custom Picks
Third Place
Guitar Lesson Compilation DVD's and Guitaronsky Custom Picks
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