Sunday, 8 July 2012

Andy James: nuclear powered or what?


Andy "The Terminator" James is powered by

  1. Duracell, and he absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
  2. Atomic fusion power cells, beyond our knowledge, that last slightly longer than Duracell
  3. Mints, but not the one with the hole...

Answer: ... the answer is... Mints

Andy James is powered by mints

News: Truth In Shredding looking forward to a happy Christmas

Truth In Shredding continues to grow and gain interest from guitar fans all over the world. With over 3 million page views and almost 1.8 million visits Truth In Shredding is not sitting back... we're out there looking for new players, getting new interviews, shooting more video and taking more photos. Coming soon, a trip to NAMM and lots of goodies from the most well know music show on earth. All for fans of guitar... 

At this rate I estimate we'll make 2 million visitors near 25th December 2012  

As David would say

Big things have small beginnings. 

Stay with us and don't touch that dial!


Total 1,780,940
Average Per Day 1,275
Average Visit Length 2:16
Last Hour 59
Today 1,035
This Week 8,923


Total 3,124,895
Average Per Day 2,647
Average Per Visit 2.1
Last Hour 124
Today 2,178
This Week 18,532

News: Shreddelicous six months in and looking good!

The Toxic Twin: Nita Strauss and Courtney Cox
With over 27877 page views over just six months Shreddelicious , the fledging female guitar blog,  is going from strength to strength, covering all things guitar from a female perspective. With lots of interesting guitar performances, interviews and latest news, if you are a fan of guitar then hop on over to and join the Facebook fan page, which has over 225 fans . More interviews and ideas in the pipeline.

News: Thunder Drummer passes 3000 views

Open for a few short months, the new web site dedicated to all things drumming... Thunder Drummer passes 3000 page views

Thunder Drummer also has a Facebook fan page

Here's what's hot in drummer land

Popular Posts

Rick Graham: coming soon.. Fusion Series and here's how to do it

Rick is an exciting guitarist and musician based in the UK, deeply experienced in both classical and electric guitar, but down to earth and with a great ability to help you in your guitar playing. If you are looking to build to the next level and want the latest in guitar tuition then Rick is the guy for you.

HD video guitar lessons with me:
Hi guys,

Just wanted to let you know that I'll be releasing a Fusion Backing Track Pack later this month with 5 brand new awesome Fusion Backing tracks. This Backing track is one of them. Hope you enjoy the solo and I'll give you more info soon. Cheers, Rick.

Solo over a Fusion Backing Track - Rick Graham

Alex Hunter: getting Twitchy

Alex Hunter playing "Twitchy," as done by Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins.

Alex Hunter Plays "Twitchy"

Mike Stern: in jazz mode

Mike Stern, Bob Berg, Dennis Chambers, Lincoln Goines "After You" - Jazz à Vienne 1990

Mike Stern, Didier Lockwood, Dave Weckl & Tom kennedy "KT" - Jazz à Vienne 2011

Mark Kroos: double neck tapper announces a new album

The double neck tapper Mark Kroos announces a new album to come this fall!

New Mark Kroos Album Coming this Fall!

German Schauss: Modes and Tapping lesson for LAMA

LAMA Guitar Instructor German Schauss discusses using different modes on guitar.
German Schauss Guitar Quick Tip - "Using Modes on Guitar"

German Schauss Guitar Quick Tip - "Tapping"

Vernon Reid: Spectrum Road details and live video

1. Vuelta Abajo 5:27
2. There Comes a Time 4:19
3. Coming Back Home 4:38
4. Where 12:38 Album Only
5. An t-Eilan Muileach 4:30
6. Vashkar 5:49
7. One Word 4:16
8. Blues for Tillmon 5:38
9. Allah Be Praised 4:09
10. WIld Life

Stream the self-titled album here:
Spectrum Road performs live at Blue Note Tokyo.
Spectrum Road is...

Vernon Reid - Guitar
John Medeski - Organ
Jack Bruce - Bass & Vocals
Cindy Blackman Santana - Drums & Vocals

Spectrum Road - Vuelta Abajo (Live)

Spectrum Road at B.B.King's 2012-06-29

Spectrum Road - Politician

Nathan East,John Patitucci: ArtistWorks Learn bass from the best Become the Bass Player You Always Wanted to Be.  Get personalized feedback from Nathan East

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Nathan East has performed with a who’s who of popular artists, from Chaka Khan to Eric Clapton to Phil Collins to Michael Jackson to his own band Fourplay. From rock to R&B to pop, funk and more, you’ll learn directly from Nathan and see amazing results in no time.
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That’s a full lifetime of upright jazz bass lessons streamed to you - beginning to advanced - from the master himself. Best of all, with ArtistWorks’ Video ExchangeTM Accelerated Learning Platform you can show John exactly what you’re playing and get personalized video feedback designed to take your playing to the next level.

From Chick Corea to George Benson to Dizzy Gillespie to Herbie Hancock to Wayne Shorter and more, John Patitucci has played with some of the best jazz musicians in the world.

Now you can become the acoustic bass player you always wanted to be, getting feedback directly from John Patitucci. Plus, you'll join a global community of bass players all committed to improving their skills with John's online bass lessons .
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Marc Guillermont: live with Sebastiaan Cornelissen And Frans Vollink

marc guillermont sebastiaancornelissen frans vollink

German Ruedaa: tribute to Daniele Gottardo

It is the first video I upload to the network with details on the synchronization of audio - video, I'm going to test abjeto but in a few days I will upload with the correct sync ..... Greetings and this is my version of the great guitarist Backingtrack Daniele Gottardo

Sbrego Guitar! German Ruedaa

Dominic Miller: Catalan with amazing video by The

Dominic Miller
from the album "5th House" [Qrious Music]

subject/illustration/direction_Marianna Balducci
photography/editing_ Fabio Gervasoni

When two imaginative minds meet each other in an unespected contact and decide to experiment something new with confidence, "good things" often happen.
For me and Fabio, working for an artist like Dominic Miller has been an honour, an important opportunity, but expecially a great journey.
This video is made of many different things: research, project, time, ... and then there's that sense of wonder that I still carry inside of me, like the first time I heard this song.

"Me han traído una caracola [...]./ They have brought me a shell [...]."
Federico Garcia Lorca, "Caracola", Canciones (1972)
"Caracola" is a simple and very nostalgic poem: a shell guards the acute memory of the past childhood, the distant homeland, a memory that nonetheless quivers and makes way as a shoal of "little fishes of shadow and silver".
"Caracola" belongs to the anthology "Canciones" (Songs): Garcia Lorca was, besides a poet, a musician who believed that, if words could tell about humanity, then music could express all the power and indefinition of our soul.
Between the recollections of a travel noted down in pencil, nostalgia takes form and tries to come back home. It goes through colours and images that memory has preserved, defying every adversity and capturing all those signs that show along the way, flowing on and on.

The talented Marianna Balducci

Dominic Miller - Catalan

Tom Quayle: Wishaw guitar clinic August 2012

Tom Quayle

I'll be doing a second masterclass in Wishaw at the Wishaw Guitar School on August 4th. Tickets can be bought here: -

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On the 4th of August, Leeds guitar virtuoso Tom Quayle will be giving a full, one day masterclass in Wishaw Guitar Lessons' brand new teaching premises.

The class will last a full day (10am - 4:30pm) covering a range of topics, all relevant to the modern fusion/rock player wanting to expand their palette of sounds and push their improvisation to the next level. All attendees will also receive a DVD containing all the material covered, plus backing tracks and exclusive lesson material from Tom's website.

The cost for a full days tuition is only £45 and is payable prior to the class commencing via Paypal.

This is one of only two full day masterclasses which Tom is performing this year. The event is limited to 15 spaces so book now to avoid dissapointment.

Send enquiries to for further information or click the Paypal button below to book tickets for the day.

Tom Quayle - Fusion Essentials Vol.1 at Jam Track Central

Kiko Loureiro: Live in São Luis 2012

Recorded at Circus City, in San Luis / Ma during the Show & Kiko Loureiro TRIO!(Sound and images of great quality). In the presentation, they are: Kiko Loureiro - Guitars (Angra), Marcelo Moreira - Drums (Almah) Felipe Andreoli - Bass (Angra and Almah). In celebration of his birthday, 16th June, the Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro made ​​available for free download his new single, titled "Conflicted" and taken from their new album "Sounds of Innocence." The material, which will be hosted on the official website of the artist, saw the production of KIKO LAUREL, mixing Dennis Ward at The Studio TrakShak, and mastering led by Jürgen Lusky, both processes in Karlsdorf, Germany. Training Original: Kiko Loureiro (guitar), Virgil Donati (drums) and Felipe Andreoli (bass). http: / / / en /(to download a single) (for more pictures of the show)

Kiko Loureiro & Trio - Conflicted [New Single 2012] - Live in São Luis/MA

Kiko Loureiro & Trio - Nova Era (Angra) - Live in São Luis/MA 2012

Mike Chlasciak: The Metalworker details and interim single

"The Metalworker" will feature the following songs:

* On Leather Wings
* Don't Shoot The Crown
* Silence Of The Steel
* Tonight We Ride
* We Are The Cross
* This Is War
* M Is For Metal
* Hell No
* Weight Of The Heart

The single:
Halford guitar shredder Metal Mike delivers blistering Heavy Metal on his own terms. Taken from Mike's new album The Metalworker, Hell No! is a true example of timeless, superbly crafted Metal that is played with passion and pure heart.

Brad Gillis: Ozzy - Speak Of The Devil details

Ozzy Osbourne's live performances in the Eighties with dramatic staging and masses of energy with a setlist based around his first two solo albums and a few BLACK SABBATH classics. The lineup for this show features Ozzy Osbourne (vocals); Don Airey (keyboards); Tommy Aldridge (drums); Brad Gillis (guitar) and Rudy Sarzo (bass).

Speak Of The Devil track listing:

01. Over The Mountain
02. Mr Crowley
03. Crazy Train
04. Revelation (Mother Earth)
05. Steal Away (The Night)
06. Suicide Solution
07. Guitar / Drum Solo
08. Goodbye To Romance
09. I Don't Know
10. Believer
11. Flying High Again
12. Iron Man
13. Children Of The Grave
14. Paranoid

Christopher Amott: new album Title and Cover announced

Christopher Amott has set "Impulses" as the title of his new solo album, tentatively due before the end of the summer. 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."