Thursday, 9 August 2012

Jeff Kollman,Florent Atem: Hole In My Pocket

Grammy-nominated guitarist Florent Atem performing the song "Hole In My Pocket" with Marco Mendoza, Jeff Kollman and Joel Taylor on Sunday, January 8th, at the 2012 Pacific Rock Festival in Tahiti. Another video of the guys performing the same tune the day before can be viewed online.

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Marco Mendoza, Jeff Kollman, Joel Taylor, Florent Atem - "Hole In My Pocket" (2)

Marco Mendoza, Jeff Kollman, Joel Taylor, Florent Atem - "Hole In My Pocket" (1)

Joe Bonamassa: Guitar Centre Battle of the Blues Grand Final details


Top Undiscovered Blues Guitarists In The Country Compete in Guitar Center’s Annual Competition

WHAT: Guitar Center's Battle of the Blues , the search for the nation’s top undiscovered blues guitar player is a grassroots music program dedicated to providing aspiring and emerging guitar players the opportunity to be recognized for their talent. A celebration of the blues, the grand finals event held on August 18th, 2012 at the Club Nokia in LA, features the top six finalists plus legends and artists of the blues community.

Out of thousands of aspiring blues guitarists who entered the nationwide competition, only 6 remain. They will battle it out at the Grand Finals where they will perform in front of a live audience and a panel of celebrity judges. The night will also feature performances by acclaimed bluesmen Joe Bonamassa, Dr. John and more. One of these six finalists will be named Guitar Center’s 2012 Battle of the Blues Champion and receive a grand prize package valued at more than $50,000.

WHO: World-renowned blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Grammy Award Winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Dr, John, six of the nation’s greatest undiscovered blues guitarists from the sixth annual Battle of the Bluescompetition and panel of celebrity judges. More special guests to be announced in the coming months.

WHEN: August 18, 2012 at 7pm

WHERE: Club Nokia at L.A. Live
800 W Olympic Blvd # 335 
Los Angeles, CA 90015

TICKET INFO: Tickets are available now for $20 and can be purchased at

ADDITIONAL INFO: Battle of the Blues is one example of Guitar Center’s commitment to fostering growth and success within the music community. Guitar Center’s commitment to unsigned artists runs deep with a full calendar year of programs that aim to provide musicians with the opportunity and exposure they need to be successful.

Paul Gilbert: reviews of online lessons

Hey Rockers,

Ever wonder what it would be like to get personal playing advice from a virtuoso like Paul Gilbert?

The new Online Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert puts you in direct connection with Paul and an entire community of players dedicated to taking their playing to the next level.

It's a revolutionary new way to build your chops: First, you get unlimited access to hundreds of lessons - beginner to advanced - that Paul recorded exclusively for his new school. It's all about playing rock guitar the way it should be played.

Then, if you get stuck or need advice, you can submit a practice video to Paul so he can respond with his own video showing you what you're doing well, and how you can improve.

Whether you're a beginner or advanced, metal or straight ahead rock, it's the fastest, easiest and most effective way learn guitar.

Like we said, this is all new. And many of Paul's early students didn't know what to make of it. But here's what the're saying now:

"It's so amazing to be learning directly from Paul Gilbert himself, and it feels cool to be somewhere around so many people with good taste in music for a change. This is my new favorite site." - Paris

"This site is addicting, I've never played so much guitar." – nexus_six

So, what are you waiting for? Space is limited. Start taking lessons from Paul TODAY!

Paul Gilbert: ArtistWorks Special Lesson for Truth In Shredding

Andy James: Sacred Mother Tongue show - Priority tickets available

A Light Shines


Sacred Mother Tongue celebrate the release of 'A Light Shines' with a London show at Islington's 02 Academy on Monday 10th September. Doors open at 7pm, with tickets priced at £6 (subject to booking fee). Support bands for this show will be announced soon as will further live shows for 2012.

O2 Customers can get tickets now via O2 Priority General on-sale this Friday.

Sacred Mother Tongue - Evolve / Become

Andreas Oberg: First ever All-Star Tribute To George Benson

First ever All-Star Tribute To George Benson featuring George Duke, Marcus Miller, Stokley Williams (Mint Condition), Phil Perry, Patrice Rushen, Paul Jackson Jr, Ronnie Foster, Andreas Oberg, Tim “TiO” Owens, Wah Wah Watson, Michael White, Dio Saucedo, and many more.

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Los Angeles, CA - “This monumental project includes some of my superstar friends who are among the world’s best known artists of our time. The man known as U-Nam, is destined to become one of the most controversial musicians and his music will give you renewed desire for powered guitar. It is an honor to be the subject of this new guitar and musical star. This project sounds FANTASTIC...” - George Benson

Highly acclaimed French guitarist U-Nam (#1 Hit on the Billboard Charts in 2007) has taken on the ambitious project of creating a George Benson Tribute, acknowledged as no small task by those familiar with the Legend’s music. But according to GB himself, U-Nam is surely qualified for this undertaking. This album includes a MEGA ALL-STAR line up of artists and musicians including many of the talented performers that appeared on George Benson’s historic albums. Some of the artists on the album include but are not limited to:
George Duke, Marcus Miller, Stokley Williams (Mint Condition), Phil Perry, Patrice Rushen, Paul Jackson Jr, Ronnie Foster, Andreas Oberg, Tim “TiO” Owens, Wah Wah Watson, Michael White, Dio Saucedo, and many more.

According to U-Nam, one can, “Expect the Unexpected!" as a part of the “Best, Biggest, Most Exciting and Intimidating project of his life." The album is going to follow in the footsteps of “GB" with a mix of Jazz, R'n'B, Pop, Soul and musical innovation.

The first three singles of the album “Give Me The Night”, “Love X Love” and “Shiver” have already reached Top 5 on several R’n’B and Jazz charts throughout the world. As said and recorded by Jeff Lacey, “GB's the King, U-Nam's the Prince".

1. Weekend in LA (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
2. Give Me the Night (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
4. Love X Love (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
5. Nature Boy (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
6. This Masquerade (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
8. I Just Wanna Hang Around You (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
9. Turn Your Love Around
10. Before You Go/Breezin
11. On Broadway

Oz Noy: Learn Guitar Improvisation DVD

Oz Noy/James Genus/Rocky Bryant: Guitar Improvisation Workout (DVD)

Learn Guitar Improvisation unrelated to ANY STYLE with Guitar Wizard Oz Noy – Step by Step
Jam-packed 2.5 hour Lesson incl. PDFs/TABS & MP3 PLAY-ALONGS with his Killer Band!

(James Genus, bass & Rocky Bryant, drums)

* BONUS: in-depth 50-minute Interview

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"Guitar Improvisation Lesson" Oz Noy Video Excerpt

Jason Becker: signed CD update

Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Live posted a new update for Exclusive Live CD:
Signed CD's will be sent from Sept 7 to Sept. 20

Fans who ordered the unsigned CD already have their CD sent or already received (in combination with T). Persons who ordered a signed CD need to wait a bit longer. It will take like a month before we get hundreds of CD’s signed by several artists involved.
Hope you all understand this takes some time because they don’t live around the corner.

Thanks for your patience.

Jason Becker's Not Dead Yet! (Live in Haarlem) and is available for purchase on CD Baby here:

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum Mastering - California - USA
Mixed by Jacek Glowacki & Atma Anur
Produced by Atma Anur
Executive producer Kris Claerhout
Production : Primal Events
Released by: Primal Events
Release date: Jul 22, 2012

Steve Vai: Rebecca Dirks gets a Rig Rundown - a lot ofwood!

Rebecca Dirks talks guitars with Steve Vai PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at Steve Vai's Harmony Hut studio in Los Angeles. In this video, Steve shows you which of his signature Ibanez guitars he's taking out on tour and which made an appearance on his latest album, how he uses his signature Carvin Legacy Amps, and why the Axe-FX II has replaced most effects in his rig.

Rig Rundown - Steve Vai

Interview: Steve Vai - The Gospel According to Steve

GALLERY: Inside Steve Vai's Harmony Hut Studio

Panos Georgalis: Super Electric EP performances

Taken from The Super Electric E.P ,released August{2012}

Recorded and Produced at Kava Studios by George Kam,on July 2012
Mastering by John Konou
Artwork : Angy
Photoshooting : Antonis Tsimouris

{It will be soon available for downloading from my upcoming website }


Panos Georgalis: Super Electric EP performances

John Huldt: Excellent New Tracks - check them out!

John Huldt
John Huldt: I've posted 5 new songs on my Soundcloud. Just follow the link below. I would love to hear what you think :)
Thank you all for being so supportive! Feel free to pass the link along to any and all musically inclined friends :)