Thursday, 16 August 2012

Vinnie Moore: UFO - west coast tour dates

Nov. 15 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Nov. 16 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
Nov. 17 - St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theater
Nov. 18 - St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theater
Nov. 20 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
Nov. 21 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Nov. 23 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Nov. 24 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
Nov. 25 - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
Nov. 28 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
Nov. 29 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club
Nov. 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Boulder Station Casino
Dec. 01 - Corona, CA - Marquee 15

Jeff Loomis: podcast - Takes the Oath

Jeff Loomis Takes the Oath – Discovers Shiner Bock [AUDIO]
By: Johnny Thrash

Jeff Loomis joined me for a cold one and conversation back on July 28 when he came through Tomcats West in Fort Worth as a part of the Intrinsic 2012 North American Tour with The Contortionist, 7 Horns 7 Eyes and Chimp Spanner.

One would think that being considered a guitar god would go to your head but not in Jeff’s case. He has to be the most grounded person I’ve ever had the pleasure of interviewing and that’s saying a lot because I can literally count the number of times an artist has been a douchebag to me on one hand.

What follows is a very open and honest discussion about working with the shredders that influenced him, being considered a guitar god, his future plans and of course the fate of Nevermore.

Jeff’s latest solo album Plains of Oblivion is out now on Century Media Records.

Hear the podcast

Noah Gitlis: reworks Julian Lage's - Etude 1 - awesome fusion

A reinterpretation of Julian Lage's first solo guitar etude from youtube. The camera died halfway through but punk rock.
download this song for free:
noah gitlis - guitar
matt sokol - drums (

isaiah mclean - general engineer

Etude 1 (Julian Lage)

Fayeed Tan: Noodle hybrid legato fusion on new guitar

Just rambling with my new guitar while testing my new cam & background. :)

D&D noodling & Canon 60D test.

Anusorn Jeekeeree: 4 note one string with tapping

Anusorn Jeekeeree 4 note one string with tapping

วันละ Lick จิตแจ่มใส 4 note one string with tapping

วันละ Lick จิตแจ่มใส Extended Scale

Duilio Humberto: power ballad

Is it me or is the quality of videos just getting better and better!

Desafio Téo Dornellas e Walczak - Duilio Humberto

Alex Milella: Island of My Heart

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

Alex Milella - The Island of my Heart (2012)

Alex Milella: Guitar (Bill Wilkat MW custom model guitar)

Alex Milella MW2006 Headless Custom Guitar:

This wonderful custom guitar body was made for guitar wizard Alex Milella and features construction of a figured and stained maple bookmatched top, a one piece
stained alder wood back complete with a matching alder control cover. The neck
is an original Steinberger Graphite headless, and the ever incredible and
innovative Steinberger transposing T-Trem bridge providing
stable and rapid tuning as usual.

The body is semi-hollow which reduces weight, as well as increasing resonance
for superb sustain and a rich and appealing tone.

The pickups are passive Seymour Duncans (a ,59 and an Allan Holdsworth
special custom ordered) and these puppies can sing or scream the way you want. A custom
5 way selector switch allows for a variety of pickup combos and compelling timbers of sound.

Poldo Sebastiani: Bass
Alessandro Napolitano: Drums
Alex Milella - To my Son - 2007 (If you think it sounds as Holdsworth, you really don't know him)

Atma Anur,Calin Grigoriu: Off The Dome blue fusion

This is a clip of the very first 11 minutes of music played by these 3 musicians... Ever! Live at the Atma Anur @Big Mamou jam session... of improvisation only... Bucharest, Romania. Featuring Calin Grigoriu, Atma and many Romanian guest players! Look out for some studio recordings and some touring in 2013!!

Atma Anur/Calin Grigoriu/Laurentiu Horjea - Off The Dome (Fusion/Blues)

Another clip from the Romanian Jams series featuring Atma and guitarist Calin Grigoriu. This one is a tribute to a popular Bay Area vibe from the late 80s and early 90s... funky ethnic fusion the Atma way. The show was held at Bucharest's Big Mamou and was an evening of improvisation with no rehearsal, or even discussion about any of the music played...

Atma Anur/Calin Grigoriu/Laurentiu Horjea - Funk/Fusion Jam (80s/90s style)

Wayne Krantz: Europe Tour August 20-25

Abstractlogix Music

Wayne Krantz Europe Tour August 20-25
Wayne Krantz: Europe Tour August 20-25

Jason Sadites,Marco Minnemann,Bryan Beller,Adam Nitti: Preview of New CD!

Preview of New CD!

Here is a preview of a couple tracks from the upcoming CD. These tracks feature Marco Minnemann on drums and Bryan Beller and Adam Nitti on bass. Please share and spread the word! Enjoy!

Steve Vai: win a Steve Vai JEM70VSFG guitar

Virtuosity Gets The Premium Treatment 

Tree-of-Life lovers, just in case you were starting to wonder if it's rumor or reality: J-Day is here… Known informally as the "Premium Jem," it's all here …DiMarzio® Evolution® pickups, Edge Bridge, Tree of Life inlay and 5-pc Maple/Walnut neck… the working player's version of the axe that made history. JEM70VSFG

• 5pc Maple/Walnut JEM Premium neck
• Basswood body
• Jumbo frets
• Rosewood fretboard
• Tree Of Life inlay
• Edge bridge
• DiMarzio® Evolution® neck pu
• DiMarzio® Evolution® middle pu
• DiMarzio® Evolution® bridge pu
• Includes hard shell case
SFG: Sea Foam Green finish
MSRP: $1,399.99


Michael Angelo Batio: Workshops at Guitar Center announced

Michael Angelo Batio 
Workshops at Guitar Center
August 23, Villa-Park, Illinois
August 24, Peoria, Illinois
August 29, Chicago, Illinois
Do you live near a Guitar Center not listed here? If so, request a Michael Angelo Batio Workshop at your local Guitar Center... - The song "Hands Without Shadows" is taught in Michael Angelo Batio's instructional DVD or Digital Download "Speed Lives 2".

more details
Learn Hands Without Shadows note-for-note

Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy: recording sessions complete

Mike Portnoy

Last day in the studio w Sheehan & Kotzen...what an amazing & productive session this has been! 14 originals & 5 covers recorded...

In case U missed it: FINAL ENTRY for Portnoy/Sheehan/Kotzen Studio Diary:

Thomas Lang, Billy Cobham,Luis Conte: free lessons

Thomas Lang, Billy Cobham,Luis Conte: free lessons

Here are some complimentary sample drum lessons from Thomas Lang, Billy Cobham and Luis Conte. Enjoy them.

Why are we giving access to free sample lessons? We want to give you a little taste of what it is like to learn from legendary players.

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Rowan J Parker: Glasgow's pick demon

Learn to pick like a demon with Pickin' Impossible! Rowan J Parker presents Lickin Impossible - Pickin Impossible. Here are some clips taken from my recent instructional video Pickin' Impossible. The complete video will be available shortly on my website as soon as the site is up and running. In the meantime here is a taste. Watch this space, much more shredtastic stuff coming soon! Thanks for watching!

Pickin Impossible Taster Video HD

Become a legato shredding monster with Rowan J Parker's Lickin' Impossible - Hammer Time! Covering legato technique in depth this jam packed book and DVD set takes you from basic exercises to scary monster licks. Available soon at, here is a taste of what's to come so grab you axe and... Let's Rock! Thanks for watching.

Hammer Time Taster Video HD

Nili Brosh, Bryan Beller: Nili's new album taking shape

Nili Brosh and Bryan Beller
Nili Brosh I'm proud to announce one of the bass players for my new records...Mr.Bryan Beller! And I'd like to note that he will not be on the same tracks that Marco played on - Bryan and Virgil have never been on an album together, and it is a privilege and an honor for me to be able to make a new musical connection...on my own album!

This album is sure to kick ass, rumour has it that there will be a number of well known players, bass and drums.... more news as it arrives

Martin Miller: rehearsing with Purpendicular

Martin Miller
Spent the last couple of days (and nights) learning 20 Deep Purple tunes. I'll be performing with Purpendicular - The Professional Deep Purple Tribute Show.

Come see us play (and me sweating and struggling :) ) at:

17/08/12 - Berlin @
18/08/12 - Bad Münder @

Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann: We're recording the new Steven Wilson album

We're recording the new Steven Wilson album in September in CA. Steven, Nick, Theo, Adam, Guthrie and me will be playing; and Alan Parsons will be engineering! World tour early next year. Here's a backstage pic from a few months back. (c) Diana Nitschke,

Petteri Sariola,Mike Dawes,Jon Gomm: a prile of acousti tapper

Osmo Ikonen "All By Myself" feat. Petteri Sariola. Live recording from Soundtrack studios 2009, with a twist...

Video production:

Cinematography: Toni Pasanen
Direction: Jussi Kemppainen
Production: Kombo,
Sound engineer: Niklas Nylund
Pete's tuning: DADGAD
Osmo's tuning: Standard

Order Osmo's CDs online:

Osmo Ikonen feat. Petteri Sariola - All By Myself LIVE!!!

Jon Gomm & Petteri Sariola - Beat of the Week 16

Mike Dawes & Petteri Sariola - Beat of the Week 15 (Stonehenge edition)