Friday, 14 September 2012

Frank Pearl: Scenes from La Maddalena ROCK

Frank Pearl - Scenes from La Maddalena ROCK

Fred Brum: demos Wampler SLOstortion

This will be in a YT video with proper detail of the settings, when the tracks were boosted with a TS (only one rhythm track, actually), etc.. All guitar tones done with the Wampler SLOstortion into a clean channel.

Guitar used is a Jaden Rose s2 7-string with DiMarzio Tone Zone / Air Norton 7, and the pedal is plugged straight into the input of the Silverblade Hellhound 20 (mic'ing the Laney VH100R would destroy my office for sure haha!). Only post-production here is the added emulation of an analog delay.

Joel Stroetzel: talks Caparison Guitars

At Download/Graspop Metal Meeting 2012 we got the opportunity to talk to Joel Stroetzel about his relationship with Caparison Guitar Company.

2012 Interview: Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage) - Caparison Guitars

Marty Friedman,Stéphan Forté,Yossi Sassi: Guitar Universe 2012 - Get Your Tickets!

Hi guys, check out the trailer for the Guitar Universe European Tour I will be doing along Marty Friedman and Yossi Sassi. It's gonna be a rockin experience for the three of us, and we're very much looking forward meeting all of you next month. Here are the dates:

09 OCT 2012 -- FR -- COLMAR -- LE GRILLEN
15 OCT 2012 -- FR -- PARIS -- DIVAN DU MONDE
20 OCT 2012 -- SP -- MADRID -- RAMDALL
24 OCT 2012 -- FR -- TOULON -- LE VOX
25 OCT 2012 -- IT -- PRATO -- KELLER PLATZ

GUITAR UNIVERSE 2012 - Marty Friedman - Stéphan Forté - Yossi Sassi

Last album out on May 11th 2012 via Verycords : Tokyo Jukebox 2

Debut Solo Album out on March 26th 2012 via Verycords : Melting Clocks

New album out on 21 November 2011 via Listenable Records : The Shadows Compendium!/stephanforte

Nick Neblo: romantic sentimental electric guitar ballad

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Instrumental relaxing romantic sentimental electric guitar solo, ballad.

Instrumental Guitar Solo - Nick Neblo - Love Solo

Wayne Krantz: Playing by Ear - Learn It and Forget

I can’t remember where I first heard the phrase, “Learn everything and then forget it.” I know Jaco Pastorius said it, and maybe three or four others who mattered to me as musicians. It’s about coming to terms with and ultimately transcending the mountain of theoretical knowledge sitting out there—the Mt. Fuji of expectations, possibilities, secrets, and ritualized monastic study that promises: “If you just learn this, then you will sound good, guaranteed, every single time. But only if you also learn this … then that.”

The “learn and forget” phrase is meant to enlighten, but like so many others of its kind, can just be confusing. How long does it take to learn “everything?” How will I know when and how to “forget” everything? And, most importantly, did Jimmy Page have to do this?

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Rick Renstrom: War Of Thrones

shot, recorded and edited by Shut Up Productions. 4 HD cams, board mix.

9.10.2012 @ the State Theater, St Pete, FL

WAR OF THRONES "Entranced" live at State Theater

Bas Paardekoper: Plays the blues

Powerful, heartfelt blues delivered by Bas Paardekoper in words and soulful guitar, when he and his band performed to a delighted audience, at the Gebouw-T venue in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands, on Friday, August 31st, 2012.

Extract from Bas's website:
Since age eleven, fed by records, cassette tapes, video's and not least by the musical environment of the Paardekooper family, Bas mastered the basics of blues and rock guitar. Soon his feeling for the instrument and his pleasure in playing, made him well-known locally, and soon, he performed on stage with fellow musicians. When he was fifteen, "Living Blues" legend Ted Oberg heard him play and decided to take Bas under his musical wings for a time to develop his blues-play. Since then, Bas has played with Blue Illusions, El Diablo, Tjeez Ramble and React. Bas Paardekooper and the Blew Crue made their first official appearance in 2007, although most members of the band had already been playing together in different settings.

Being inspired by Steve Ray Vaughan, Walter Trout and Jimi Hendrix their style can be best described as American Blues-Rock. The repertoire is heavy at times, but contains ballads as well. All songs are self composed, forming a perfect basis for the spectacular and surprising guitar-sound of Bas Paardekooper.


Bas Paardekooper - guitar and vocals
René Mijnten - bass and vocals
Roel van Leeuwen - drums and vocals

Borja Mintegiaga: Set the world on fire

Borja Mintegiaga does a great cover!

Hi !
I decide to do a solo cover of one of my favorite guitar players: Michael Romeo.
This is the best i can do, so i hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for watching!
Take care!

Symphony X - Set the world on fire solo

Eddie Head,Brett Stine: Near, not as far you think!

Now available on iTunes at:
(Copyright 1995, Shrapnel Records -- )

Listen to the NEW material here:

Vocals: Eddie Ellis
Guitars: Eddie Head & Brett Stine
Solo: Eddie
Sitar: Eddie (yes, it's a real sitar)
Bass: Derek Blakley
Drums: Rob Stankiewicz

Haji's Kitchen - Near - HQ - Official (1995)

Plus the new album Read the review

1. Nocturnus
2. Io
3. Day After Day
4. Lost
5. Notch
6. Define the Lie
7. Warrior
8. Sidhartha
9. Nocturnus (Instrumental Version)
10. Day After Day (Instrumental Version)
11. Lost (Instrumental Version)
12. Notch (Instrumental Version)
13. Define the Lie (Instrumental Version
14. Warrior (Instrumental Version)

This is a labour of love, self financed and every effort has been made to bring quality metal to you at their own expense. So if you want a copy please buy their album:

Michael Lee Firkins: The Firk is opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd

I am Extremely Honored to Announce: I will be Opening for LYNYRD SKYNYRD on October 6th at the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA.-- YEP! You can get Tickets here:

Stephanie Pickard: giving lessons on Bandhappy!

If you would like to take a lesson with me, reply below this video saying "yes" and a bandhappy staff member with be in touch with you to schedule our lesson!

Stephanie Pickard of As Fate Paves Ruin giving lessons on Bandhappy!

Richie Kotzen: win a Lâg Tramontane T400DCE acoustic guitar (US only)

Lâg Guitars is giving musicians in the U.S. a chance to win a Lâg Tramontane T400DCE acoustic guitar, autographed by Richie Kotzen.

Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day - Live DVD

20 million people applied for tickets, the band’s first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders who were fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery.

The film of Celebration Day will see a worldwide theatrical release by Omniverse Vision on 1,500 screens in over 40 territories on October 17. The theatrical screenings will follow premières in London, Los Angeles, New York, and other major cities. Tickets for the public screenings will be available on September 13 via

Celebration Day will then be available in multiple video and audio formats on November 19 from Swan Song/Atlantic Records. Specific product details will be announced soon.

Celebration Day Track Listing

1. Good Times Bad Times
2. Ramble On
3. Black Dog
4. In My Time Of Dying
5. For Your Life
6. Trampled Under Foot
7. Nobody’s Fault But Mine
8. No Quarter
9. Since I’ve Been Loving You
10. Dazed And Confused
11. Stairway To Heaven
12. The Song Remains The Same
13. Misty Mountain Hop
14. Kashmir
15. Whole Lotta Love
16. Rock And Roll

Led Zeppelin -- Celebration Day - CD/DVD/Bluray/Download 19th November

Ron Thal: gets new Vigier USA guitar

Bumblefoot via Instagram

Just picked up my @VigierUSA guitar, wonderfully modified by @DiMarzioInc :)

Guthrie Govan: The Fellowship Eddie Lang Jazz Festival 2012

The great FUSION of Guthrie Govan & The Fellowship live in Monteroduni (Isernia), Italy @ Eddie Lang Jazz Festival XXII Edition, august 2012.
Guthrie Govan, guitar
Zak Barrett, sax
Seth Govan, bass
Pete Riley, drums

Guthrie Govan & The Fellowship live @ Eddie Lang Jazz Festival 2012 - "Seventh Heaven"

Thorsten Koehne: Eden's Curse New Vocalist Search

Eden's Curse have officially confirmed the departure of vocalist Marco Sandron. The band have issued the following statement:

"It is with great regret that Eden's Curse announce a parting of the ways with vocalist Marco Sandron. This is due to various reasons, but it was mutually agreed that it would be in the best interests of the band to sever all ties. We believe Marco to be a great vocalist and person, but it just did not work out, and we sincerely wish him the greatest of success with his future musical endeavours".

"While the creative core members continue with writing the fourth album, they have also commenced a worldwide search for a new vocalist".

"We are looking for a powerful, melodic singer to write the next chapter of Eden's Curse with us," added bassist Paul Logue".

"Anyone wishing to audition for the vacant position should apply following the instructions at this web address :".

Eden's Curse New Vocalist Search

Kiko Loureiro: ANGRA Best Reached Horizons double CD

ANGRA Best Reached Horizons
Best of feat. 19 Classic Tracks + 1 Rare Led Zeppelin Cover for a Special Price

Type: DCD [2-CD]
Item Number: 17441

ANGRA - Best Reached Horizons/2-CD

Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre – Live From New York - UK release details

Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre – Live From New York is released as a 2 CD and double vinyl album for the very first time. The double live album, released by Provogue Records in the UK on Monday September 24th, features 20 stunning tracks that spans his incredible career.

The festivities kick off with 72nd St. Subway Blues, followed by Slow Train, from 2011's solo album Dust Bowl, plus fan favourites Midnight Blues, Dust Bowl, Bird On A Wire, Blue & Evil, Mountain Time, and many more. Beth Hart performs with Bonamassa on I'll Take Care of You and Sinner's Prayer. John Hiatt joins Bonamassa on Down Around My Place and I Know A Place, while Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company), is featured alongside Bonamassa on Fire And Water and Walk In My Shadows.

Album Track Listing:

CD 1

1: 72nd St. Subway Blues
2: Slow Train
3: Cradle Rock
4: When The Fire Hits The Sea
5: Midnight Blues
6: Dust Bowl
7: The River
8: I'll Take Care Of You (with Beth Hart)
9: Sinner's Prayer (with Beth Hart)
10: You Better Watch Yourself
11: Steal Your Heart Away

CD 2

1: Bird On A Wire
2: Down Around My Place (with John Hiatt)
3: I Know A Place (with John Hiatt)
4: Blue And Evil
5: Walk In My Shadows (with Paul Rodgers)
6: Fire And Water (with Paul Rodgers)
7: Mountain Time
8: Young Man Blues
9. If Heartaches Were Nickels

The live album precedes Bonamassa's London March 2013 concerts at The Borderline (March 26), o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (March 27), Hammersmith Apollo (March 28), and Royal Albert Hall (March 30).

Jack Thammarat: Melodic Freeway Series 2

Jack Takes You Back To The Freeway

The ever impressive Jack Thammarat is back, doing what Jack does best....creating beautiful melodies and improvisations over superb backing tracks. His first Melodic Freeway series is one of this year's biggest sellers and Jack does not disappoint with his follow up 'Melodic Freeway Series 2'. The 5 superb backing tracks were written by another JTC artist, Dave Lockwood, and for the many of you that have purchased his own jam tracks you will know that he creates wonderfully constructed jam tracks that are perfect for playing over. And Jack has absolutely done just that.
Jack's solos are once again the perfect blend of melody, mixed with cute technique and some impressive runs that will test your playing as well as get your mind working in overdrive on how to create your own improvisations. There is a reason why Jack Thammarat is such a hugely popular guitar player, and checking out his brand new series will show you why.
The series is available to download for just £19.99 right now and comes with 5 brand new original tracks complete with video performances, solo tracks, backing tracks, extended jam tracks, and completely accurate TAB and notation.
With only 4 months left this year, will Melodic Freeway Series 2 catch up with series 1? With tracks as good as this, we most definitely think it could! Download your copy now!


5 solo tracks in MP3
5 backing tracks in MP3
5 extended jam tracks in MP3
5 video performances by Jack in MP4
Complete TAB and notation in PDF and Powertab format

*NEW* Jack Thammarat's Melodic Freeway Series 2 at

Jimmy Herring: guitar workshop and Manifold Recordings: Jimmy Herring guitar workshop supported Manifold Recordings in the organisation of a 2 day guitar workshop with Jimmy Herring at the Miraverse studio in N.C..This was the occasion for Jimmy to rehearse in this beautiful and well equipped recording studio his material for his upcoming tour through the US. Some of the material comes from his newly released CD: Subject To Change Without Notice (August 21,2012).

It was also the occasion for some young and talented guitarist to have a workshop with Jimmy. In this context TuneYourSound offered the possibility to play some guitars and amps from it's collection. All in all the experience to play with Jimmy and to discover vintage and exceptional guitars/amps made this a great event!

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TYS - Manifold present: Jimmy Herring guitar workshop

Phil Collen: Guitar Auction, offers over $15,000 and just 24 hours to go!

Guitar Played Exclusively Throughout Def Leppard
“Rock of Ages” Tour This Summer
(Los Angeles, CA) –Last week, PHIL COLLEN, lead guitarist for the iconic rock band DEF LEPPARD, announced plans for a charitable auction of “Wings”, a custom Jackson PC1 guitar that Collen has played throughout this summer’s Rock of Ages tour.  The auction began exclusively through eBay on September 5th and with little more than 24 more hours left until it ends in the morning of September 15th – the bidding has shattered all expectations and has now reached beyond the $15,000 mark!  
Following the charity auction closely, COLLEN said, "I'm really excited about this auction and I'm really getting quite attached to this guitar. This means so much to everyone involved. We look forward to contributing to the longevity of the Gerson Institute and even more so, the longevity of life."
The winner will be announced in November which is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Gerson Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Gerson Therapy, an alternative treatment for cancer and other degenerative diseases.
About The Gerson Institute:
The Gerson Institute is a non-profit organization in San Diego, California dedicated to providing education and training in the Gerson Therapy, an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases.

New: Schecter team up with Lotus Alex Joe Racing

Based upon Schecter Guitars immensely popular Solo-6 Standard body design comes the Official Lotus AJR Custom Guitar, specifically built for the 2012 American LeMans Series. The sculpted mahogany body is dressed in classic Lotus livery black and gold with splashes of red to closely resemble its high performance counterpart, the Lotus Evora GT. Wearing the cars #23 and proudly displaying its classic British heritage, this completely custom work of art is truly a meeting of Iconic Lotus Racing & Rock n Roll!

"We wanted to commemorate our participation with the Lotus Alex Job Racing team by designing a unique race inspired custom Schecter Guitar," Marc LaCorte, executive vice president, Schecter Guitars said. "The lines of the car and guitar are so similar that it just flowed perfectly."
Construction: Set Neck w/ Ultra Access
Bodies: Mahogany w/Lotus Graphic
Neck: 3-pc Mahogany
Finger Board: Rosewood
Frets: 22 Medium
Inlay: Dots
Bindings: Crème
Tuners: Grover
Pickups: Seymour Duncan Designed Blackjack HB-102b/HB-101n
Electronics: Vol/Vol/Tone (tap)/3 Way Switch
Available Bridges: TonePros System
Scale: 24.75"
Hardware: Matte Gold

* Also Includes:
Schecter hard shell form fitted case
Certificate of authenticity
Lotus AJR limited edition hat
U.S. Shipping & Handling included (at flat $45)

Chris Brooks: really funking up some blues guitar, With little to no theory knowledge you can use this lesson to create a sound over your blues that varies from the tried and true minor pentatonic sound by highlighting some cool things happening in the chords underneath. This is the first of a group of lessons in which we'll progressively stray from the traditional blues approach in the hope of refining a large number of ideas to draw from in a single solo (not that there was anything wrong with the minor pent approach of course!).

For private lessons in Sydney, drop by my web site and take a look around:

Chris Brooks Guitar: Funkin' the blues with modified pentatonics

Chris Brooks: Licks you won't wanna share with your friends #3

Steve Vai: talks about the new triology

Yngwie Malmsteen: to visit the house of commons

Yngwie Malmsteen has been asked to be a patron for "Rock The House",

Yngwie: "I am very honored and excited to be patron of the 'Rock The House'. It is for a great cause, and I am looking forward to being there."

"The 'Rock The House' competition, raising awareness of intellectual property and live music issues with parliamentarians, is indeed a 'Rising Force' in Parliament, attracting 165 MPs to take part last year making it the largest parliamentary event this year. The target, with Yngwie's support, is over 200 MPs.

"On September 20, Yngwie Malmsteen and [his wife/manager] April Malmsteen will be given a private tour of the Houses of Parliament and later a private event."

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