Monday, 16 July 2012

Alex Milella,Virgil Donati: live

From Jonio Jazz Festival 2011
Alex Milella: Guitar
Virgil Donati: Drums
Luca Alemanno: Bass
Fabio Barnaba: Keyboards

Alex Milella & Virgil Donati (part 2)

Alex Milella, Virgil Donati, Luca Alemanno, Fabio Barnaba - Protocosmos (2011)

Lesson from AXE Magazine from n°171 (2012) to n°173 (2012). Whole transcription on Lessons Page

Alex Milella - The Island of my Heart

Brian Auer: Alternate Picking Phrygian Shred

Welcome back to ShredTricks. We've taken a short break but we are now back in action. Expect more videos starting this coming week.

today we have an awesome Super Shred Lesson by the amazing Brian Auer. Check it out and get the tab at
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SUPER SHRED GUITAR LESSON - Brian Auer - Alternate Picking Phrygian Shred

Ryan G Bruce,Gianluca Ferro: Bugera 6260

Ryan G Bruce
This is a demo of the Bugera 6260 amp, which is a clone of the Peavey 5150. Amp was run into a Mesa 2x12 and mic'd with a Shure SM57. No EQ was used on the guitars, just compression. I feel like I have stepped up my audio production with this video as well.

My friend Gianluca Ferro layer down an amazing solo so PLEASE check out his channel right here:

Special thanks to Mr. Larry Weidel for letting me borrow this bitchin' amp!


Bugera 6260 - Metal (Feat. Gianluca Ferro)


This is my first profile using the Kemper Profiling Amp. I used my 2010 Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier on the Orange channel, into a Mesa 2x12 that was mic'd with a Heil PR20 into a Presonus Firestudio Project. No EQ was used whatsoever.
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Kemper Profiling Amplifier - Metal

Frank Gambale: shredding sweep solo from 1980's

[at the time this was posted]Former Chick Corea guitarist Frank Gambale appearing at JC Dobbs in the mid 80's with Last Minute Jam Band members Greg Davis, Wally Smith, George Manney & Michael Radcliffe..... Just another Tuesday evening!

Last Minute Jam with Frank Gambale

Jeff Loomis: US,Euro tour dates and Euroblast tour news!

Intrinsic Tour 2012 North American Tour

The Contortionist – Jeff Loomis – Chimp Spanner – 7 Horns 7 Eyes

7/17 – Lansing, MI @ Blackened Moon
7/18 – Portage, IN @ Camelot Arena
7/20 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
7/21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
7/22 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
7/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Sanctuary
7/24 – Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go
7/26 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
7/28 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Tom Cats West
7/29 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
7/30 – Metaririe, LA @ The Cypress
7/31 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/01 – Tampa, FL @ State Theater
8/02 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
8/03 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

NOTE: More dates will be announced, as they come in. The tour will run through August 3rd.

Jeff Loomis & 7 Horns 7 Eyes Dates

8/04 – Columbus, OH @ The Shrunken Head (Jeff Loomis & 7 Horns 7 Eyes only)
8/05 – Detroit, MI @ Blondies (Jeff Loomis & 7 Horns 7 Eyes only)
8/06 – St Louis, MO @ The Firebird (Jeff Loomis & 7 Horns 7 Eyes only)

Euroblast tour dates

Euroblast Festival

Germany´s ambitious EUROBLAST FESTIVAL organisers have announced the second wave of bands for Volume 8.
The EUROBLAST FESTIVAL is dedicated to showcasing rising and established talent, and has become the premiere event dedicated to the Djent-Prog-Tech Metal sector.

The 8th edition takes place in Cologne, Germany, boasts more than 40 international artists and spans over 4 days on 3 stages.

EUROBLAST FESTIVAL 8: The Sound Of Infinity
October 19th-21st 2012 @ UNDERGROUND / LIVE MUSIC HALL

Purchase your tickets via:

See us, feel us, like us:

Music written and produced by John Browne/Monuments:
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EUROBLAST FESTIVAL Volume 8 (2012): The Second Wave Of Bands

Shawn Lane: 1995 and 1997, any year is a good year for the master.

Shawn is so intense in his solo, I love the sweat, shaking and scat all the way through at this concert in Rimini, Italy 1997. HLS was THE Band 95-97!!

Folks this is why Shawn Lane was the greatest!!!!
Nice solo by Sipe and closing to a wonderful improv.
As you know over 80% of HLS stuff was improv, to keep the music fresh. This was something Miles Davis came up with back in the 60's and 70's.

Shawn Lane, Jonas Hellborg & Jeff Sipe 1997 Rimini, Italy Intense!!!!!!

Live at Newby's 1995
Jonas Hellborg, Shawn Lane and Kofi Baker

Shawn entitled this song "Seattle", but this song is from the Two Doors Album entitled Palace of Dreams
I love how they stretch this song, it's almost like how they play Deep Umbra.

Shawn Lane Jonas Hellborg and Kofi Baker PALACE of DREAMS!!! 1995

Jane Smith: gets the Guitar World interview treatment

Fuzz Box Girl interviewed for Guitar World:

If you're a fan of YouTube gear demos, you probably already know who Fuzz Box Girl is.

Recently we caught up with her to talk about her new signature fuzz pedal from God Box.

GUITAR WORLD: What drove you to come up with your own signature fuzz pedal?

Carl Updegraff from God Box and I were talking one day about the possibility of me demoing some of his pedals. He wanted to do something special, so he had some special FBG graphics put on his God Complex, Tesla and Tesla 2 pedals. A week or so after I did my demo, Carl and I were emailing and he made the comment that if I ever wanted to do a limited FBG run of one of the pedals with my graphics on it or maybe some kind of signature fuzz to let him know ... and I was like, "Well, funny that you say that because I have had this idea for a pedal that I want for live gigs."

I didn't want to just bastardize one of the awesome circuits Carl had already made, so I wanted to come up with something new. After sending him all of my ideas and Carl sending me his ideas based on those ideas, we eventually came up with the Fatale.

Full interview:

Pop Woravit,Nattawut Chubchu: Pop announces the Ibanez guitar solo winners 2012

Congratulations to Nattawut Chubchu for his sparkling winning entry.

Pop Woravit, super shredder, speaks in Thai, so here's the list of winners for you.

1 Nattawut Chubchu
2 Dhalif Ali
3 Brian Auer


All entries

Contest with a guitar solo by Online with POP WORAVIT.

Prizes are as follows.
1st Prize - Ibanez GSZ120 + Curt Mangan Strings twelve Set & Curt Mangan T-shirt.
2nd Prize - Danelectro Honeytone Mini Amp.
3rd Prize - Danelectro FAB Distortion Pedal.

** a popular Vote Curt Mangan Strings twelve Set.
*** Award. For those who have it in the comments. Every person is entitled to the label
is awarded by a vote of the KORG Pitchblack .. Http://

Here are the winning videos... Congratulations to all who entered!




Greg Davis: Philadelphia's Crosstown Traffic

Philadelphia's Crosstown Traffic performs groove oriented jazz/rock, R&B, and classic 60's rock. The band formed after guitarist Greg Davis & keyboard player Wally Smith finished a ten year run at South Street's JC Dobbs as the Last Minute Jam Band. They set up home base at Walsh's Tavern in West Philly, adding drummer Ronny Crawford. Crosstown Traffic was also one of the house bands at Delaware Avenue's Rock Lobster club for over 12 years. Philly drummer Andy Haley currently fills the drum seat. Occasionally singer Jeannie Brooks performs with the band. While most gigs are played as a rock based organ trio, the band will sometimes add bass man Chico Huff, reed man Jay Davidson & trumpeter Jason Golley. The band has performed throughout the tri-state area along with three trips to Japan where they released a self produced CD and video. The music performed is energetic, experimental, and a little loud. Crosstown Traffic plays an interesting mix of rock influenced jazz covers, jazz influenced rock covers, a few original tunes, and always has lots of fun with wild, electric improvisation.

Crosstown Traffic in Japan

Crosstown Traffic at TLA: "C-Section"

Frank Gambale: Fusion Time Machine to Japan 1992

Live in Japan Credit Reference Blues off the Live album Incredible Soloing by Frank Gambale!!!!

Frank Gambale Live Credit Reference Blues

Frank Gambale Japan Fe Fi Fo Funk 1992

For all things Frank Gambale:

Kermheat : time to release the improv ponies
Kermheat Plays on ibanez Guitars and Elixir Strings at N.A.S.A:
a new impro every week !!!

listen Humanchico :
Kermheat "webcam impro of the week" July 16, 2012 !!!!!

Scott Henderson: Tribal Tech Time Machine

Some old Tribal Tech... and the New CD... got your copy yet?

Tribal Tech Face First

Tribal Tech - Actual Proof.flv

Scott Henderson (Guitar); Gary Willis (Bass); Scott Kinsey (Keys); Kirk Covington (Drums)
On “X”, the members of Tribal Tech, Scott Henderson, Gary Willis, Scott Kinsey and Kirk Covington once again throw convention out the window, entering the studio without a set list of heavy arrangements. Instead each member brought musical sketches to the table and they turned on the tape machines and bravely set out to play together as a unit.
Scott Henderson, bassist Gary Willis, keyboardist Scott Kinsey and drummer Kirk Covington are each critically acclaimed on their instruments, culminating in a sound that is uniquely their own. As well, each artist keeps busy working on their own individual musical projects.
Tribal Tech have delivered perhaps the most phenomenal recording of their impressive 25+ year history as a band. This album embraces the group dynamic. Only when you have a rich band history forged by virtuoso musicians, can you achieve the kind of synergistic genius that Tribal Tech reach on “X”.

01 – Mech X
02 – Got Faith ‘N Phat
03 – Time Lapse
04 – Anthem
05 – Palm Moon Plaza
06 – Gravity
07 – Working Blue
08 – Ask Me A Question
09 – Let’s Get Swung
10 – Corn Butter

Panos Georgalis: announces upcoming EP

New track entitled 'Bad Train' from the upcoming E.P

Coming soon ! Stay tuned. . .

[Dedicated to Marvin]

Panos Georgalis - Bad Train {NEW track from the upcoming E.P}

Russ Parrish: Steel Panther announce residency shows

Steel Panther
‎9 new residency shows at House of Blues Sunset Strip & House of Blues Las Vegas booked for September!

Please note the final show in September will take place FRIDAY, September 28th at HOB Vegas.


Martin Goulding: Guitar On Sky interview

8. Tell me about your educational background, you seemed to be serious about learning music formally. Did the education really increase your playing competencies? What impact does musical education have for players that want to develop their musicianship?

I had private lessons for around three years in my teens which gave me a good grounding in technique and basic harmony and theory. I've never seen harmony and theory as separate to the playing. It’s the means to play with control and choice. The ear is ultimately the guide, but the ear may not be experienced, or may not have previously been exposed to certain choices that exist! So by learning about intervals, chord/scale relationships, tensions and resolutions you can build your musical frameworks around a point of reference. With no knowledge other than the ear, it also becomes difficult to communicate concepts with others, or in a band or even in your own head! It also becomes difficult to analyse why something you did sounded great, and so the moment cannot be learnt from or re-captured. When I learnt my seven 3-note per-string major scale shapes, at that point i was taught about modes so I could use those shapes which included intervals and the different chords found in a key , when I learnt sweeping arpeggio technique, I took off on a tangent to explore classical progressions. When I later studied at G.I.T, I was guided into more depth about progressions, ear training, transcribing, harmony and chord families so that was more formal in classes with exams. From G.I.T, after a couple of years dedicated to practice, I started studying with the UK's leading teacher and Jazz-Metal pioneer Shaun Baxter who I spent 6 or 7 years with, furthering my knowledge of techniques and improvisation.

9. GIT is one of the most prestigious music college in the world. And you did your best educational experience there. Would you please tell me about your story there?

My dream was to study in Los Angeles at G.I.T, but in the end I chose to stay closer to home and back in 1992, one of the most prestigious schools in the U.K was the Musicians Institute in London which had recently opened. That school is not around any longer, but essentially the same course as the main school in L.A. It was the best year of my life and i felt honoured to attend, studying with some of the best musicians in the U.K including Keith More, Phil Hilborne, Pete Langman and Malcolm MacFarlane and also privately at the time with head tutor and Royal Academy professor Ed Speight. The standard of students was high and i learnt a lot as a result of that experience.

Read the full, in depth, interview:

This is the original Lick of Doom that i produced for Guitar Techniques magazine, which went on the DVD edition in July 2008. Includes full breakdown and lesson. Rock! For more free lessons visit

Martin Goulding Lick of Doom

Linear Sphere: Reality Dysfunction
Linear Sphere: Manvantara

You get get both albums for one great price and there are a limited number of signed copies of the new album for the first hundred ordered.

Jon Lord: Deep Purple keyboard star passes

Jon Lord, the former keyboard player with rock band Deep Purple, has died aged 71.

Lord, who co-wrote many of the group's legendary songs including Smoke On The Water, had been receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer since last August.

He co-founded Deep Purple in 1968
Comments in tribute on his web site 

My meeting with Jon Lord was on the Deep live in Japan and Machine Head albums... RIP and thanks for my music history.

Keys To Shredding tributes

Rick Wakeman paid tribute to Lord.

"I was first made aware of Jon with Shades Of Deep Purple in the mid 1960s and I was a great fan," said the broadcaster.

"We became great friends and wrote stuff for (regular fundraising event) Sunflower Jam. And we were going to write and record an album before he become ill.

"His contribution to music and to classic rock was immeasurable and I will miss him terribly," said Wakeman, former keyboard player with Yes.

Jon Lord and Rick Wakeman - It's Not As Big As It Was

Jordan Rudess
"I'm very sad to hear about the passing of Jon Lord. He was an inspiration to me!"

Erik Norlander
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest rock keyboardists of all-time. R.I.P. Jon Lord. Let's raise a glass to this legendary artist and all the music he has left behind! With reverence, Erik Norlander

Adam Wakeman
"Very sad news about the great Jon Lord. [He was] one of my biggest influences and idols growing up. RIP."

Bob Katsionis

The problem isn't exactly the death of the Legendary Rock Musicians but the fact that there will be no successors,the way that "industry" treats musicians nowadays.
R.I.P Jon Lord-you've always been the Teacher.One and Only.

Ritchie Blackmore
"Jon was not only a great musician, he was my favorite dinner companion.

"We are all deeply saddened. We knew he was sick but the word was that he was recovering and doing much better. This news came as a complete shock.

"Without Jon there would be no DEEP PURPLE. He lives on in our hearts and memories."

Tony Iommi
"I was so shocked and saddened to hear the news of Jon's passing.

"Jon was not only a magnificent keyboard player and musician but a wonderful human being and a true gentleman. I'm honored to have had the opportunity to play together with him.

"We've lost a true legend but his music will live on in all of our hearts.

"My deepest thoughts go out to his family.

"R.I.P., Jon, my friend."

BBC Ritchie Blackmore, Rickwakeman

Steve Morse
"Jon just died. I'm shocked and don't know what to do, so I'm going to try to tell you a little about Jon.

"Jon was the powerhouse keyboard player that brought rock and classical directly together many times. The first was his timeless organ solo on 'Highway Star'. The next was his 'Concerto For Band And Orchestra'. I was able to perform with the whole band as it was played at Albert Hall before we toured extensively with it. Just weeks ago, I was able to play on a studio recording of Jon's concerto and share some heartfelt thoughts and words with him.

"Jon was the guy that would stop us from giving up on an idea in songwriting because it wasn't immediately obvious. I remember him encouraging me in the studio to keep doing what I was doing as I played around with an idea that I was intrigued with. After writing something as amazing as his concerto, he still had the imagination to hear ideas on top of anything I suggested. He always had a regal, gentlemanly manner. Like any of us, he could get annoyed, but he would only show it with his wry and dry wit. Mostly, he was upbeat and a pleasure for anybody to be around. His humor was right up my alley, with us exchanging ridiculous thoughts like, 'If Brenda Lee married Tommy Lee, her new name would be Brenda Lee...' Or having him finish the tune when an announcement at an airport would start with several musical notes to get your attention.

"It's hard to give anecdotes that convey an ease that somebody could give you, but he sure had that ability.

"We all love people that will pay attention to our kids, and years ago he charmed my (then) 5-year-old son Kevin with a Donald Duck imitation even while he was being hurried to get out of the dressing room and go to the green room for after show greetings.

"Jon retired from the endless DEEP PURPLE tour schedule, but continued to do appearances with original material and performances of his concerto. I knew he missed the band he helped start, but at the same time couldn't stand the relentless travel. From time to time, we would see him on tour, and he would sit in with us. The last time we played, less than a year ago, at the Sunflower Jam at Royal Albert Hall, he had just come offstage from performing with Rick Wakeman. Later I talked with him and his wife about how strange it felt to look around at the keyboards and not see him there at Albert Hall. We promised to do something together. Soon thereafter, we all learned of his battle with pancreatic cancer. I kept hearing hopeful, positive reports that they might be making progress, but this sudden death caught me totally unaware. I thought we would meet and do a recording project in the future when he recovered from the chemotherapy. Well, we sort of did, but I had to record it and send it to him, as we were in different countries.

"If you have friends, family, especially kids, don't ever miss a chance to do or say something special.... or simply appreciate the fact that they are there. One day, they won't be."

Vinnie Moore
Deep Purple were the pioneers that paved the way for all of us to follow. RIP Jon Lord

Joe Bonamassa
I am extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Jon Lord this morning. I had the honor of playing music with him twice in my life. He was one of the nicest, humble and most talented people I have ever met. My thoughts and prayers are with his family right now. Rest in Peace my friend.

Mick Box
"I was truly shocked to hear that Jon Lord 71, had passed away. Jon was one of the all time great, rock keyboard players, and composers, and he had the most amazing Hammond Organ sound ever.

I have known Jon for many years dating back to the late '60's, and he was always the perfect gentleman, and great company.

The musical world has lost a giant, and his contribution to rock music will live on forever.

When people have asked me who was my favourite keyboard player, his name was always first on my lips."
Ian Gillan
"He was just an amazing character and, I suppose, the godfather of DEEP PURPLE, and we all looked up to him with tremendous admiration," Ian said. "If there was such a thing as a typical English gentleman in rock music, then it was Jon Lord. We've all been touched by Jon one way or another — anyone who's involved in music, not only the fans, but also behind the scenes. We all know Jon for the inspiration and the incredible talent that he was. I could speak for hours about what he's given us. We shall carry his memory forward and his music, of course."

Joe Lynn Turner
"I am deeply saddened about the passing of Jon Lord. I am proud and humbled to have known him both personally and professionally, and blessed to share a special time with him. He was a true and gifted original, a gentleman of the industry, and he shall be greatly missed! My sincerest sympathies to his family and relatives and to all of us who have lost one of the great musicians of our time! R.I.P., Jon... May God hold you in his hands."

Graham Bonnet
"It is with great shock and deep sadness that I was informed of the loss of a dear friend and great musician, Jon Lord. You brought fun, laughter, silliness and light with your sense of humor to everything you worked on, you changed the world of rock with your unique take on it all. I send my love, thoughts, and deepest sympathy to his family. God bless you, Jon. [You will be] forever in our hearts."

Joe Bonamassa & Jon Lord - Guitar & Organ Chase - The Ballad of John Henry - Sunflower Jam 2011

Brett Garsed
R.I.P. the great Jon Lord...

John Norum
Mr Jon Lord sadly passed away today... May he rest in peace... /Wm

Dann Huff
We are all deeply saddened by the news that Jon Lord has passed away today at the age of 71 after suffering a pulmonary embolism. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and was surrounded by his family at the London Clinic. Our most heartfelt sympathies go to his family. Jon Lord, a giant among men, R.I.P.

Martin Goulding
Sad day, RIP Jon Lord, absolute legend.

Phil Hilborne
Very sad news about Jon Lord passing - He was an inspiration to so many. Such a tragic loss. Sincere condolences to his family....
James Byrd
RIP John Lord :-(

Bill Berends
R.I.P. Jon Lord

Tal Wilkenfeld
We lost Jon Lord & Bob Babbitt in one day? That's just not right. RIP. This pic was taken the first/last time I saw Bob

The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page
It is was much sadness that we report that, Longtime Friend of Ronnie James Dio, Jon Lord died today, Monday, July 17th. Lord was 71 years old.

A statement on Lord's Official Website says the Leicester, England-born musician suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism in London after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Our thoughts are with Jon's family, friends and his legions of fans.

Rest In Peace Jon.

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family.

Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple co-wrote many of the bands legendary songs including Smoke On The Water and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.

Best known for his Orchestral work Concerto for Group & Orchestra first performed at Royal Albert Hall with Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969 and conducted by the renowned Malcolm Arnold, a feat repeated in 1999 when it was again performed at the Royal Albert Hall by the London Symphony Orchestra and Deep Purple.

Jon’s solo work was universally acclaimed when he eventually retired from Deep Purple in 2002.

Jon passes from Darkness to Light. Jon Lord 9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012.

Andy Wood
RIP Jon Lord... Purple is a little deeper today....

Roy Marchbank
There goes another part of my youth RIP Jon Lord

Dragomir Herendic
R.I.P. Jon Lord .... and thank you for every single note you played for us!

Stefan Rosqvist
R.I.P John Lord, you Will be missed but not forgotten.

Lyle Watt
Jon Lord died today. Am actually gutted - Deep Purple were one of my favourite bands as a wee kid, and their music is one of the reasons I play guitar. I used to sit for hours and work the songs out by ear - I spent weeks trying to master Jon Lord's organ solo in Highway Star - dare I say it, I was even more of a fan of his playing than Ritchie Blackmores! The world has lost a great musician today - RIP Jon Lord. :(

Lyle Watt - Highway Star (Deep Purple)

Bill Lonero
Legendary keyboardist for Deep Purple, Jon Lord has passed away. R.I.P. Heaven has one Hell of a band!

Milan Polak
and another legend gone... R.I.P. Jon Lord!

Mike Dawes
RIP Jon Lord. Total boss :(

RIP Jon Lord. One of the fathers of heavy rock usage of the B3 as well as one of the fathers of timeless music that will live on forever.

Alan Williamson
R.I.P John Lord! Great loss to the music world, God bless you John. Deep purple will not be the same without you. X

Eugene Berger

Nico Schliemann
Daa da da daa da da daa da da da daa da da............da da......

R.I.P. Jon Lord
Steve Bello
Just received word that Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord passed away from lung cancer. Looks like I'm going to have to crank IN ROCK as loud as possible in memory of him...

Alberto Rigoni
RIP Jon Lord

Christian Muenzner
RIP Jon Lord ;(

Jonas Hörnqvist
RIP Jon Lord!

Fran Alonso
I just found out that Jon Lord, Whitesnake, Deep Purple keyboardist has died... We will another of the great... Terrible loss for music... R.I.P

Ray Riendeau
RIP Jon Lord. Deep Purple was a HUGE influence on me, such a great band. This is sad news.... CRANKING this today!!!!!! RIP Jon Lord>

Ivan Chopik
Rest in Peace Jon Lord. You will be missed and your music lives on!

Scott Jones
R.I.P. Jon Lord.

Ponch Satrio
RIP Jon Lord
Fabrizio Chiruzzi
r.i.p. jon lord

Irene TheNerd Ketikidi
R.I.P. Jon Lord, sad loss.

R.I.P. Jon Lord everybody crank up Highway Star!

Child In Time - Deep Purple