Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Neil Zaza: Clyde the Cat

Neil Zaza-All Guitars
Garrett Janos-Drums (1,2,3,6,7,9,10)
Steve Smith-Drums (4,8)
Walter Cerasani-Bass (2,4,5,6,7,8,9)
Todd Rogers-Keys (1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10)
Mark Leach-Hammond B3 (2,7,8)
Timothy M. Bradford-Piano (2,4,8, 11)
Mistheria-Piano (6)
John Sferra-Drums (11)
Raymond J. Liptak-Bass (11)

Produced by Neil Zaza
Engineered by Neil Zaza, Joe Viers, Andrea Di Rocco, Michael Morales
Mixed by Rick Beato at Black Dog Sound (Stone Mountain, GA)
Assistant Mix Engineer: Ken “GL” Lanyon
Mastered by Dave "Sarge" Schultz at D2 Mastering (Los Angeles, CA)
CD Package Design: Rod Flauhaus
Photography: Neil Zaza and Rod Flauhaus
Front Cover Model: Clyde

Recorded at The Audio Kitchen (Akron, OH), John Schwab Recording (Columbus, OH), Mike’s Barn (Elyria, OH), The House of Todd (Las Vegas, NV), Studio M (San Antonio, TX), ADR Studio (Avezzano, Italy)

Carvin Guitars (Mark Keisel, Richard Cruz, Eddie, Don), Wizard Amplification (Rick St. Pierre), Celestion (Rick Skillman, Stan Burjek), Diezel (Peter Diezel and Peter Stapher), Blackstar (Joel Richardson, Ollie Russell Pearcey), Lava Cables (Tony Cole), George L’s Cables (Kimberly Lewis), Notion Music (Jim Boitnott), Avedis Audio (Avedis Kifedjian), Mark of the Unicorn (Dave Roberts), Boulder Creek Guitars (Mike Shellhammer), Dean Markley Strings (David Leinhard), Xotic (Toshio Horiba), Keeley FX (Robert Keeley), Radial Engineering (Peter Janis, Corey Phillips)

Neil Zaza playing 'In my dream' using Xotic EP Booster

Alberto Rigoni: Three Wise Monkeys

Alberto Rigoni - more details about the new album unveiled

"Three Wise Monkeys" - that's the name of the third album by progressive rock composer and bass player Alberto Rigoni (TwinSpirits) that will be released worldwide on October 1st 2012.

Half instrumental and half with vocals, the new album is thematically centered around the Japanese folk legend of the three wise monkeys (together they embody the proverbial principle to "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil") and further refines the stylistic contrasts and progressive spirit characterizing 2011’s “Rebirth” (Nightmare Records).
"Three Wise Monkeys" also boasts contributions from special guests such as keyboard player Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater, OSI, Chroma Key), singer Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Brazen Abbot), drummer Mark Cross (Outloud, ex Helloween, Firewind), and many others.

The album will be distributed in USA and Canada by Nightmare Records, in Japan by Disk Union, in Europe by Power Prog, in Russia by Media Star and in Italy by BTF.

More info about the album (complete special guest list, track list, video trailer) will be revealed in the next weeks.

Meanwhile, the artist has released some footage from the recording sessions that can be viewed at the following links:

Dave Weiner: A Collection Of Short Stories: Vol. 1 - a new album

“A Collection Of Short Stories: Vol. 1″ is the first from Dave’s raw, unaccompanied, instrumental acoustic series. Dave says, “I wanted the listener to feel as if I was playing the guitar for them; that they were right there in the room with me.” That’s exactly the vibe of this record. The movement on the strings, the breathing, the attack of the fingers and pick. The wood of the guitar is speaking and it’s all captured in a beautiful, natural form.

Have a listen…

1. Daybreak
2. Once We Were
3. A Sigh Of Bliss
4. The Four Winds
5. The Trillium’s Launch
6. Reverie
7. Torchwood
8. Scent Of A Memory
9. A Midnight Stroll
10. The Farewell

Like what you hear? Pick up the record right now and get:

-a FREE instant download of the record
-a custom “ACOSSv1″ guitar pick to the first 1000 physical disc orders
-signed by Dave to the first 1000 physical disc orders
Head to the STORE and purchase! (Sales start Midnight, Friday August 10th, 2012)

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Aaron Berg: ApB Improv improvises over Shred This II

Pale Moon Productions Presents : Aaron Berg- improv. Thanx to Marco Sfogli for backing track.

ApB Improv : Sfogli track

Aaron Berg : Clean Shred

Carlo Losavio: Caravan

Caravan (D.Ellington) By Master funk trio live in Miramonti Café

Al Di Meola: Race With Devil on Spanish Highway and Parisienne Walkways

Race with Devil on Spanish Highway from the 1977 album
"Elegant Gypsy".

©2011 - Al Di Meola® and Songsurfer®

Producer: Claus Altvater
Filmed by Black Cat Studio Pro

Al Di Meola® is a Registered Trade Mark within the European Union and is the property of Di Meola Productions, Inc.

Songsurfer® is the property of Songsurfer Corporation

Al Di Meola® - "Race With Devil on Spanish Highway"

Al Di Meola performing "Parisienne Walkways" in honor of Gary Moore, followed by Al's "Siberiana" from the new album "Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody".

Al Di Meola® - "Parisienne Walkways" (Lynott, Moore) - "Siberiana"

Al Di Meola Goodies

Farzad Golpayegani: 87

 Farzad Golpayegani: Six

"87" from album "Six" (2012) by Farzad Golpayegani
official website:
facebook page:
album "Six" is available at Farzad's official store: , iTunes:

87 by Farzad Golpayegani

Rob Chappers: Chapman Guitars is actively seeking new artists

Rob Chapman

Chapman Guitars is actively seeking new artists, and because Chapman Guitars was born through new media, we are specifically looking for artists who base their activities on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

We are looking for people who have a following, people who are nice, and above all people who own Chapman Guitars products.

Please note, we do not give away free guitars, but allow us to go into detail.

Chapman Guitars artists benefit from promotional activities, a generous discount on the Chapman Guitars range, and if you’re the right person – signature gear.

If you want to apply to be an artist, you’ll need to send us an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) containing the following:
  • Full YouTube Insight statistics
  • Any upcoming show dates
  • News-clippings
  • Photographs
  • Recording samples
  • Any other supporting information

Please email this content to and Rob will get back to you as soon as possible.

Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann: Aristocrats Euro dates

Don't forget to get your tickets.

First of all, we're getting excited for our European tour in October and November! Here's a list of confirmed dates and locations as of this writing:

10/9 - Uppsala, Sweden - Uppsala Guitar Festival
10/13 - Assemini - Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy - Golf Club Ercole Cellino
10/14 - Cassibile – Siracusa (Sicily), Italy - Anfiteatro Hotel Fontane Bianche
10/15 - Jesolo (VE), Italy - Scuola di Musica JAM c/o aula magna istituto "I. Calvino"
10/17 - Prato, Italy - Keller Platz
10/19 - Caserta, Italy - Black Cat Club
10/20 - Rome, Italy - Guitar Art Nights Festival (venue TBA)
10/21 - Molvena (VI), Italy - Revolution Studios
10/23 - Nice, France - Forum Nice Nord
10/24 - Legnano (MI), Italy - Land Of Live
10/26 - Frankfurt, Germany - Frankfurt Jazz Festival (Sendesaal des hessischen Rundfunks)
10/27 - Zagreb, Croatia - Zagreb Guitar Show (VIP Club)
10/28 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands - De Boerderij
10/29 - Verviers, Belgium - Spirit Of 66
10/31 - Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
11/3 - Unna, Germany - Kuhlschiff
11/5 - Reisenbach, Germany - tbd
11/6 - Poznan, Poland - tbd
11/7 - Berlin, Germany - Crystal Club
11/9 & 11/10 - Athens, Greece - Athina Live

We need a few more people to get to 5000 likes

Steve Vai: The Story Of Light Interview - three records and box set to come!

Exclusive interview with Steve Vai, from The Story of Light to Eat'em And Smile.

Read and comment:

Steve Vai - The Story Of Light Interview

Floyd Fernandes: Carvin H2 and some exotic poodle fusion!

whammy lines to use or maybe not :). On an Egnater Tweaker 40,with Reference cables,and a Carvin H2.

poodle licks

Mattias IA Eklundh: Accordo interview about Smorgasbord and new Freak Kitchen album

An exclusive interview with Mattias IA Eklund, talking about his new album Smorgasbord and his brand new Laney Ironheart and the new Freak Kitchen album.

Mattias Eklundh interview

Krisztian Lovrek: Music Man guitars and Elixir Strings endorsements with a ripping video!

Krisztian Lovrek is now the proud endorser for Music Man guitars and Elixir Strings

Krisztian Lovrek putting these endorsements to good use.

LOVRECK - Gitárszólók / Guitar solos

Rick Graham: Harmony Class

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Rick's Guitar School - Harmony Class: Improve fretboard knowledge with Maj Triads

Jon Reshard: Super Bass Solos

Jon Reshard playing solo arrangement of the Billy Joel cover, "She's Always a Woman" from his instrumental album("Jon Reshard" Dave Weckl-Drums, Greg Howe-Gtr)

Jon Reshard-She's Always a Woman

Jon Reshard @ Steady State

Rodrigo J Gozalbez: Progressive Shred Improvisation

Progressive Shred Improvisation By Rodrigo J. Gozalbez.
Guitar: Ibanez RG 2550 ex
Preamp: Behringer Vamp-2

Santa Fe - Argentina

Progressive Shred Improvisation - Rodrigo J. Gozalbez

Brett Michael Spunt: Fargen Olde 800 MKII

Brett Michael Spunt jams to demo the Fargen Olde

Fargen Olde 800 MKII Demo

plus a series from the Baked Potato


Brett Michael Spunt: Baked Potatoe 2112

BB King: Career Spanning Boxed Set - Pledge Music

B.B. King's Career Spanning Boxed Set
Get "Ladies and Gentlemen...B.B. King" the 10 CD career spanning Boxed Set before anyone else, wherever you are.

For more than half a century, Riley B. King – better known as B.B. King – has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over fifty albums, many of them classics. He was born September 16, 1925, on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, near Indianola.

B.B.King has one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles, his economy, his every-note-counts phrasing, has been a model for thousands of players, from Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Ronnie Woods, The Edge, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jimmy Page, Slash and George Harrison to Jeff Beck.

Even well into his 80’s B.B.King continues to tour extensively, averaging over 250 concerts per year around the world. This year as well as touring extensively in the US he will be playing in the Lebanon, France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Brazil.

This multi-format career retrospective is being released to celebrate his 50th Anniversary signing to ABC-Paramount Records in 1962. Leading the way with a 10 CD, 194 track collection chronicling his entire career from his first recordings in 1949 through to his most recent studio album. Housed in a beautiful deluxe box including a 72 page silver gilded hardback book, featuring essays from Ashley Kahn and Dick Shurman. Also packed with glorious images and memorabilia, illustrating this incredible career. All lovingly assembled and engineered by the Grammy Award winning Bill Levenson and Andy Mckaie.

By ‘pre-ordering’ or pledging, you will jump the queue and get your copy before anybody else. As the campaign progresses, you will also be able to choose from a growing range of items and some amazing extras.

By pledging, you will also gain access to a special Pledgers-only Updates Page where we will post exclusive content, news and updates to keep you both informed and entertained!

And as if all this weren’t enough, whether you choose the 10 CD Boxed Set or the 4CD cut down version every Pledger will be entitled to a very special download of the album “Lucille Talks Back” from the King of the Blues, B.B. King.


· Two CDs chronicling his early years on Bullet, Modern/RPM and Kent/Crown Records
· Eight CDs chronicling his recording achievements on ABC-Paramount, ABC Bluesway, ABC, ABC/Impulse, MCA and Geffen Records, as well as high profile collaborations
· Highlights include key recordings from every ABC/MCA/Geffen era album
· Rare, non-album singles
· Rare album tracks
· Rare “One Touch” EP tracks:
· Collaborations with Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, U2,Elton John, Robert Cray, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Moore, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and others.
· Packaging to feature career spanning photos and memorabilia, essays by noted authors Ashley Kahn and Dick Shurman, extensive recording credits

Please note this is a Global offer, available to everybody everywhere.

I would like to thank all my fans wherever you are in the world. This box set contains music that I’ve played over the course of 60 years.

Enjoy the music and I hope you come out to see me at a concert when I’m playing in your area.

All the best,

B.B. King

PledgeMusic: BB King - Think It Over