Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Brian May: Born Free UK tour dates

Brian May is going unplugged for a unique tour he is about to embark on with acclaimed singing star Kerry Ellis.

The two have enjoyed a hugely successful musical partnership in recent times, with Kerry earlier this year receiving the "Best Solo Performance" Whatsonstage.com award for "Anthems", the show arranged and produced by May as a showcase for her talents which premiered at London's Royal Albert Hall. full details

The dates are as follows:

Nov. 05 - Bury St Edmunds, UK - The Apex
Nov. 06 - Leamington Spa, UK - The Assembly
Nov. 07 - Corby, UK - The Core at Corby Cube
Nov. 09 - Tunbridge Wells, UK - Assembly Hall Theatre
Nov. 10 - Brighton, UK - St. Georges Church
Nov. 11 - London, UK - Union Chapel
Nov. 12 - St. Albans, UK - Alban Arena
Nov. 15 - Crawley, UK - The Hawth
Nov. 16 - Portsmouth, UK - New Theatre Royal
Nov. 17 - Salisbury, UK - City Hall
Nov. 19 - High Wycombe, UK - Swan Theatre

Christian Muenzner: Obscura - 10th-anniversary show details

OBSCURA have announced a special 10th-anniversary show this December in Landshut, Germany. This one-night-only event will take place on December 15th at Alte Kaserne with special guests DARK FORTRESS, HOKUM and ILLEGIMITATION, an incarnation of the band's original lineup, who will play their first demo in its entirety.

Read the interview http://www.truthinshredding.com/2011/06/christian-muenzner-laurie-monk-and-jace.html

Richard Hallebeek: adds Randy Brecker to the RHP II mix

Richard Hallebeek

I'd like to announce RHPII guest #5... I'm very happy the legendary Randy Brecker joined us! We play the track 'Amelia' written by Jaco Pastorius, but in a special arrangement for RHP. Randy plays the melody together with tenor saxophonist Ada Rovatti.

if you've enjoyed all that great music from the Brecker Brothers just as much as I did, you might get a kick out of this track. With Lalle Larsson - keys, Frans Vollink - bass, Sebastiaan Cornelissen - drums and Martin Verdonk - percussion.

Silvio Gazquez: Tapping Arpeggio Lesson


...Just hit this link to get the tabs for this lesson. Enjoy! :-)

Damjan Pejcinoski: Donna Lee

Marshall Harrison: next live session announced

Marshall Harrison
Marshall Harrison next live show

Its this Saturday, at 8pm in Houston Texas . we can't wait either. So get your questions ready because we are going to answer as many as we can. Also if you have a friend interested in Marshall or shredding in general tell thm about saturday!

SEE Y'ALL SATURDAY, https://www.facebook.com/groups/113158745389561/456960594342706/

If you need to convert time zone: http://www.thetimenow.com/time-zone-converter.php

Rick Graham: Ibanez JS2000 Improvisation

Hi Guys, just got my old Ibanez back (with 4 Seasons Pickups fitted) after a long, long time. It has been really nicely set up so I did a very quick improv over a backing track. Wasn't thinking too much about the playing on this one lol
Cheers for watching :)

Davide Montorsi: Michele Luppi - Trust solo

Michele Luppi - Trust (my guitar solo)

Alex Lifeson: on the cover of Novembers Guitar Player magazine


Jason Becker: The Movie arrives on UK and Irish shores

Jason Becker Movie: Perpetual Burn
The UK poster has been finalised, and the film will land in UK and Irish cinemas on November 16th

Dhalif Ali: Torn - Milan Polak tribute

Dhalif Ali - Torn (Milan Polak Cover)

Lalle Larsson: The Flower Kings tour part 2

I´m back home after The Flower Kings tour across Europe. It´s been really great to meet some of you out there and we all hope that you will continue to show up to our concerts. It means a great deal to us and it keeps the scene vital and fresh. It will make us better and on our toes every year we continue to do this.

There´s still a few shows coming up on the European leg of the tour, tomorrow we´re heading for Israel and we´ll play a few shows in:

Oct 04, Israel-PROG STAGE - Dugal Beach, Sea of Galilee
Oct 20, 2012 Warsaw, PL Progresja
Oct 21, 2012 Krakow, PL SOPHISCAPES 2012 Festival
Oct 22, 2012 Bratislava, SK Randal
Oct 23, 2012 Budapest, HU Schiff A38
Nov 01, 2012 Stockholm, SWE Bryggarsalen
Nov 02, 2012 Helsinki, FIN Helsinki Nosturi
Dec 08 2012 Moscow, RUS (venue TBC)
Jan 11 2013 Tokyo, JP Club Citta
Jan 12 2013 Tokyo, JP Club

I´ve updated the webshop with titles from, Riverside, Paatos, Sun Domingo, Mandrake Project, ill, A liquid landscape.

To Webshop: http://shop.textalk.se/en/shop.php?id=8412

We also have a few signed copies from our fine Keyboard player Lalle Larsson "Nightscapes" in the shop.

Have a great autumn.

We also have a few signed copies from our fine Keyboard player Lalle Larsson "Nightscapes" in the shop.

Best / Jonas Reingold 

Andy James: UK tour dates with Revoker

We’re hitting the road in November with Welsh rockers "Revoker" (as well as a one off SMT only hometown show in Northampton)! Click here for dates and tickets.

Sun 11th Nov Dundee, Beat Generator Live! Tickets
Tues 13th Nov Birmingham, 02 Academy 3 Tickets
Wed 14th Nov London, Islington 02 Academy 2 Tickets
Fri 16th Nov Northampton Roadmenders (SMT only) Tickets
Sat 17th Nov Cardiff, Bogiez Tickets
Sun 18th Nov Wrexham, Central Station Tickets
Mon 19th Nov York, Duchess Tickets
Tues 20th Nov Southampton, Joiners Tickets
Weds 21st Nov Bicester, Courtyard Tickets

It’s our pleasure to announce that we’re heading up to Wales in March to rock the 2nd stage at Hammerfest V! The festival takes place between March 14th and March 17th 2013 and tickets are disappearing fast! https://www.hammerfest.co.uk/tickets/index.php

Martin Miller, Jack Thammarat, Feodor Dosumov, Tom Quayle, Andy Wood: JTC Mega Jam

We are blessed with a wealth of guitar playing talent in our ranks and with our first ever 'Mega-Jam' this talent is shown to the max. It all started back at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in March sat around a table with Jack Thammarat, Martin Miller and Tom Quayle. We came up with the idea of doing the first ever Jam Track Central Mega-Jam. The idea was simple...create one jammable backing track and get a load of the JTC artists to improvise over it. Then, cut sections out of each artists performance to create a jam track of pure improvisation and inspiration.
The JTC Mega Jam features the three guys above as well as Andy Wood and Feodor Dosumov. 5 international guitar players with a huge combined amount of talent. Each artist tackles the track in their own impressive way and the idea is that you can draw inspiration from each and every solo.
For this jam track package we decided to do things a little different due to the promo video only showing small sections from each artist's full length versions. For a mere £4.99 you can download all 5 full length videos and solo tracks as well as the jam track to tackle yourself. Please note that there is no TAB included in this download, just incredible performances for you to draw inspiration from.
Once you have created your own version, please send us the link to check out via our Facebook page....we can't wait to see how you tackle this super jammable track!


5 full length video performances by each artist in MP4
5 full length solo tracks by each artist in MP3
'Power Surge' backing track for your own improvisations


Jam Track Central Mega Jam feat. Jack T, Martin Miller, Feodor Dosumov, Tom Quayle and Andy Wood

Julian Lage: Tom Quayle recommends series

Playing begins at 2:14

Julian Lage and Mike Moreno jamming at the end of the Guitar Workshop at the Stanford Jazz Residency 2012.

Sorry for the shaky camera and mediocre audio...
Julian Lage & Mike Moreno - Stanford Jazz Residency Workshop 2012

WARNING: UNBELIEVABLE! Julian Lage & Armand Hirsch-"Just Friends"...jamming in the garden

Agam Hamzah: Indonesia's secret - Ligro - Dictionary 2

MoonJune Records continues its streak of astonishing musical discoveries from Indonesia with Dictionary 2, the first international release by Jakarta's celebrated jazz-rock trio Ligro. Founded in 2004 by authoritative guitarist Agam Hamzah and rounded out by agile bassist Adi Darmawan and exhilarating drummer Gusti Hendy. Ligro when read backwards, means "crazy people" in the Bahasa (Indonesian national) language – but crazy in the very best sense of the word, signifying fearlessness, playful abandon, and a healthy disregard for shopworn musical conventions.

On Dictionary 2, the trio blazes through eight volcanic studio performances of highly creative collective compositions. A prime example of the threesome's collaborative approach is the track "Stravinsky," built on Hamzah's inventive arrangement of Igor Stravinsky's "An Easy Piece Using Five Notes" and transformed into something entirely Ligro's own through the imaginative contributions of Darmawan and Hendy. Propelling Dictionary 2 are the volcanic guitar excursions of Hamzah, a force of nature who breathes fire with his bruising, aggressive tone on tracks like the space-rock epic "Don Juan," the hyperkinetic barnburner "Bliker 3," and the maniacal (again in the best way) "Etude Indienne." With him every step of the way are Hendy and Darmawan, who make the trio pulse and breathe like a single organism.

Ligro manage to be both impressively tight and appealingly loose in their execution, combining the energy and enthusiasm of a basement jam session with the assured technique of players thoroughly grounded in the best of contemporary instrumental music, with echoes of Hendrix, Lifetime, Buckethead, Fripp, vintage Rypdal, and the more adventurous precincts of progressive rock and jazz – including Miles Davis, who gets a sly nod in "Miles Away." The result is an arresting combination of the raunchy and the sophisticated that delivers an electrifying jolt to the field of global fusion.

ADI DARMAWAN: bass guitar

1. Paradox (7:11)
2. Stravinsky (11:32)
3. Future (7:17)
4. Don Juan (6:13)
5. Bliker 3 (10:55)
6. Etude Indienne (12:51)
7. Miles Away (4:15)
8. Transparansi (13:16)

Allan Holdsworth: part 2 of the Euro Tour!

MoonJune Records & Management announces final confirmed dates of
featuring Anthony Crawford on bass and Virgil Donati on drums
Presented by Guitar Magazine, Drums & Percussion Magazine, and Hughes & Kettner Amplification.

Oct 5 - Chorzów, Poland (Chorzowskie Centrum Kultury)
Oct 7 - Opole, Poland (Filharmonia Opolska)
Oct 9 - Oslo, Norway (Nasjonal Jazzscene)
Oct 11 - Uppsala, Sweden (Uppsala Gitarr Festival)
Oct 12 - Uppsala, Sweden (Uppsala Gitarr Festival)
Oct 14 - Malmö, Sweden (Kulturbolaget)
Oct 16 - Copenhagen, Denmark (Jazzhouse)
Oct 17 - Esbjerg, Denmark (Tobakken)
Oct 19 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands (Boerderij)
Oct 20 - Enschede, Netherlands (Atak)
Oct 21 - Münster, Germany (Hot Jazz)
Oct 22 - Verviers, Belgium (Spirit of 66)
Oct 25 - Paris, France (New Morning)
Oct 27 - Madrid, Spain (Sala Caracol)
Oct 29 - Barcelona, Spain (Sala Bikini)
Oct 31 - Nice, France (Cedac de Cimiez)
Nov 1 - Prato, Italy (Keller Platz)
Nov 2 - Ascoli Piceno, Italy (Break Live Club)
Nov 3 - Rome, Italy (XS Live)

Exclusive MoonJune's European agent except UK
(Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine Legacy, Terry Bozzio)

Allan will have a very limited touring and live activity after this tour and until the end of the first semester of 2013, with only sporadic and occasional gigs on the West Coast USA and NYC area in January and April and a possible Japan tour. Most likely no other tours/gigs to be booked for a while. (MGMT)

Daniel garduño: Sibeluis Fest 2012 competition

Song - Gate Of Triumph
Music - Daniel garduño
Drums writting and programming, Bass, Guitars - Daniel Garduño


Sibeluis Fest 2012 - Daniel Garduño (MEXICO)

Raffaele Diomaiuto: acoustic tapper

Raffaele Diomaiuto another acoustic tapper

special thanks

Bruno Palma: Have you ever seen the rain

Pocket Live in concert Sept. 28!
Ibanez RgPremium 870qmz
Santo Angelo Cables
Line6 Pod HD500 Thanks to all who attended and help spread the video! subscribing on my channel.

Bruno Palma - Have you ever seen the rain (Instrumental Live)

Eric Maldonado: Shredtober

Hey folks!

Sorry for a bit of a disappearance yet again. But I am back! Today we start Shredtober. 31 licks in 31 days! How's that for a come back? Can you handle it? I hope so!

Get the tab and explanation for this lick here:

Comment, like and favorite this video to enter to win a free Skype guitar lesson with me! Winners chosen everyday and will be listed in the annotations.

Please like, comment, subscribe and come back tomorrow for new licks everyday, all month! :)

Thank you so much,


Shredtober Lick 1 - String Skipping Tapping - Guitar Lesson - Eric Maldonado

Shredtober Lick 2 - Steve Vai Style Tapping Lick - Guitar Lesson - Eric Maldonado

Milan Polak,Kip Winger: Down Incognito - acoustic

Down Incognito - Kip Winger & Milan Polak Jam

News: Marshall announce board game - Christmas awaits




(September 28th, 2012) Rock Science – The Rock Game of the Century – will release a limited edition of their wildly popular board game commemorating the 50th anniversary of Marshall Amplification it was announced today. Containing 1,600 trivia questions celebrating five decades of loud rock ‘n’ roll and the iconic artists who play it.

The Rock Science Marshall Game is a unique collaborative effort. One of the world’s most iconic brands of musical equipment, Marshall Amplification, joins up with the rock game of the century, Rock Science. From early rock and metal to current artists, the Rock Science Marshall Game is a tribute to the immense contribution Marshall Amplification has had on music history.

“For a guitar aficionado this is a dream come true. 50 years of rock guitar history in one game.” says Rock Science Creative Director, Jorge Bravo.

Rock Science is a board game for 2-6 players. The goal is to be the first to finish one lap around the board through the use of rock knowledge, clever betting and a bit of luck. Players answer questions about anecdotes, myths, rockers, albums, songs and Sex, Amps & Rock ‘n’ Roll. You can also be asked to hum the riffs of well-known rock songs.

  • All questions have three levels of difficulty: Poser, Fan and Scientist. Poser questions are easier so anyone can join the game!
  • All players are always involved since they bet on each other’s rock knowledge.
  • With intuitive rules and fast gameplay it’s quick (60 minutes) and easy to learn
About Rock Science
Rock Science delivers games to a dedicated target group – rockers. The board game is the first product in the Rock Science family and is today sold in various language versions in the USA, the UK, Germany, and Scandinavia. Nuday AB, the company behind Rock Science, was founded in 2010 by rocker Jorge Bravo and gamer Sven Folkesson with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

About Marshall Amplification
Marshall Amplification is a British company based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes. Marshall designs and manufactures music amplifiers and drums. It was founded by Jim Marshall and is today one of the most recognised brands in the music instruments industry.

More information
For more information, please follow the links below or get in touch with our media contact Sebastian Paez (+46(0)76 764 63 02, lab@rockscience.tv).

Press info, including pictures: www.rockscience.tv/about-us/media/
Web: www.marshallgame.com

Dhalif Ali: is this guy the most melodic guitar play on the planet right now?

Dhalif Ali... liquid guitar... is there no stopping this man? So I pose the question is this guy the most melodic guitar play on the planet right now?

Metal Rock Am Improvisation