Friday, 17 August 2012

News: LoopStation World Championship 3

LoopStation World Championship 3

If you own a LoopStation your plans for the future should look like this:

Enter UK LoopStation Competition
Win the UK final and get £750 of Boss and Roland gear
Take the crown in the Worldwide Final in L.A and get $3,000 in Boss and Roland gear.
Riding high on your new found fame and with all your new gear, aim for mega stardom.

Still interested? Thought so.

It really is very simple. We are looking for the chosen one to bring the LoopStation title back to the UK. Beat boxing phenomenon’s Dub FX and Shlomo blew away the crowds, first in the UK finals then flew with the Roland and Boss crew to Los Angeles to perform at the House of Blues claiming the title ‘LoopStation World Champion’ two years running. Now they both play festivals, tour the World, appear on national TV and Radio, produce stage shows and workshops and generally live la vida looper!

Last year we lost the title and it is your mission to help us get it back… So stop reading, pick up your guitar, keys, mic, milk bottles, violins, harps, ukuleles, pets, younger siblings, kitchen utensils or noise making gadgetry and start looping, we’re waiting for you…

For some inspiration why not head to youtube and search for LoopStation, Loopstation championship, Loop, Loop cover etc…

How to Enter
Record your four minute entry video – You must use a Boss LoopStation
Upload your video to YouTube
Head to the sign up page: Enter your details + Read the rules!
Get your mates to ‘like’ your YouTube video and get as many views as you can – it’ll help your chances
Use Facebook and Twitter to promote your video as much as you can, for maximum exposure

UK Heat

The best performers will be selected to take part in the UK heat at The Jam House, Birmingham on 23rd October 2012. The 6-8 finalists will perform their entries with their own gear in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. The winner of the UK heat gets an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles in January 2013, a chance to check out the largest Music trade show in the World, The NAMM show, and perform in the Legendary House of Blues on the Disney park… and get some winter sun!

Steve Vai: Face Culture interview

Steve about Picking up the guitar, excitement of his first guitar, dynamics

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Video interview with the American guitar legend Steve Vai. FaceCulture spoke to him about picking up the guitar, the excitement of his first guitar, music becoming clear, composing, lessons from Joe Satriani, transcript of The Black Page by Frank Zappa, playing in a band, the power of personal choice, going through a dark period in his twenties, The Story Of Light, No More Amsterdam and more. (19/07/2012)


Steve Vai: Face Culture interview

Yngwie Malmsteen: using ebay to raise funds for charity

Yngwie Malmsteen has set up an eBay store with some rare items and personal belongings to help raise funds for various charities. Among the items that are being auctioned are a Cartier gold-plated lighter and a Tiffany & Co. portable travel clock.



Kiko Loureiro: Angra - Best Reached Horizons double CD

ANGRA will release their first best-of album, "Best Reached Horizons", in October via SPV/Steamhammer. The collection was compiled by the band and will be available as a double jewel case CD with a massive booklet, including liner notes by guitar player Rafael Bittencourt.

CD1 contains an overview of the André Matos era, while CD2 covers the Eduardo "Edu" Falaschi era and included a rare cover version of LED ZEPPELIN's "Kashmir".

Release Dates:

Scandinavia: October 24
Germany: October 26
Rest Of Europe: October 29
USA: October 30

"Best Reached Horizons" track listing:


01. Carry On
02. Angels Cry
03. Wuthering Heights
04. Evil Warning
05. Nothing To Say
06. Holy Land
07. Carolina IV (live)
08. Freedom Call
09. Lisbon
10. Metal Icarus


01. Nova Era
02. Rebirth
03. Hunters And Prey
04. Spread Your Fire
05. Waiting Silence
06. The Course Of Nature
07. Salvation:Suicide
08. Arising Thunder
09. Lease Of Life
10. Kashmir (LED ZEPPELIN cover)