Thursday, 1 November 2012

Shawn Lane: Soundcheck 1992 - stunning sound!

Soundcheck with Shawn Lane somewhere in California in 1992

Shawn Lane Soundcheck 1992

News: Rotosound - win up to £1000 in Amazon gift vouchers

Rotosound has launched a prize draw giving their Facebook fans the chance to win up to £1000 in Amazon gift vouchers – just in time for all that Christmas shopping or treating yourself!

Anybody that visits the Rotosound Facebook page over the next month and ‘Likes’ it will be entered into the prize draw and when Rotosound reaches 5000 one of the ‘likes’ will be drawn at random and win £500 in Amazon vouchers, when it reaches 10,000 ‘likes’ a draw will be made for £1000 in Amazon vouchers. What could you do with a gift card like that?

The Rotosound Facebook page is packed with regular updates on artist stories, product news, competitions, cool videos, new signings and an amazing collection of photos both vintage and current that’s added to all the time.

Here’s how to win the Amazon Gift cards: -

1. Visit
2. ‘Like’ Rotosound

Why not share the Rotosound competition on your personal profile wall – the more people who ‘Like’ our page, the bigger the prize to be won! Check back to see how many ‘likes’ are on the Rotosound page and see whether you can help get the prize up to £1000 Amazon vouchers by helping them reach 10,000 ‘likes’. Good luck!

So ‘With a little help from your friends’ you can win big with the Rotosound Facebook page.

Closing date is 30th November 2012

To find out more about Rotosound and its strings and accessories the please visit

Mattias IA Eklundh: Freak Guitar Camp 2013 details

Freak Guitar

We are very happy to announce the dates of Freak Guitar Camp 2013:

Week 1: 29th of July - 3rd of August
Week 2: 6th - 11th of August

Registration begins February 1st at

Hope to see you in Sweden next summer!

Danny Gill: Learn To Play Rainbow

New Danny Gill Release From LickLibrary - Learn To Play Rainbow

LickLibrary brings you the definitive guitar lesson on learning to play Rainbow, featuring songs and solos by the legendary Ritchie Blackmore. This incredible double DVD set looks at five classic tracks from the early Rainbow / Ronnie James Dio years and covers a whole range or guitar techniques with over three hours of lessons.

Learn To Play Rainbow (RRP 24.99) takes you through note for note the epic Stargazer full of symphonic influences, the power metal track Gates of Babylon with its extended solo, and the progressive rock track Man On The Silver Mountain with its catchy riff and amazing solo. Also included is Rainbow’s instrumental cover of the Yardbird’s Still I’m Sad, which features remarkable guitar fretwork and Kill the King from the seminal Rainbow album Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Danny Gill, the much-admired guitarist and tutor, breaks each track down into its component parts
and gives clear demonstrations of Ritchie Blackmore’s techniques that include arpeggios, sweet picking and his neo-classical style of playing. He also talks about the scales that Ritchie Blackmore used including the diatonic, harmonic minor and the Hungarian or gypsy minor scales. The DVD allows you to watch any part of each lesson or track again and again through the easy to use menu navigation.

Find Learn To Play Rainbow at LickLibrary along with the related Jamtrax CD or buy them as Perfect Partner Set and save money.

News: Protection Racket - protect iPad/Tablet and carry-on items

Protection Racket has launched a new case for the discerning musician looking for a multi-function, lightweight bag to protect their iPad/Tablet and carry-on items. The new slim line case has been designed specifically around the iPad /Tablet for perfect protection and ease of transport.

Made from their super durable Protection Racket Racketex, used on all their road tested cases, the high abrasion polyester won’t fade, crack or shrink and is 100% waterproof. The case incorporates many other much loved Protection Racket features such as superior dual density Propadd foam for maximum protection, black velvetex cotton lining, ergonomic neoprene carry handle and an adjustable, detachable padded shoulder strap.

The new case will keep your iPad/Tablet safe and sound and guard it from bumps, scratches, shock and other damage. It’s dimensions are 28cm/11” (H) by 20.5cm/8” (W) by 5cm/2” (D) and it comes with a dedicated pocket for the iPad/Tablet, two generous front pockets and another pocket on the back. It is finished with rugged zips and fastenings and its design blends cool style with functionality at an affordable price of £39.99/$59.99.

To find out more about how to protect your valuables visit

Rory de Kievit: Zoetermeer the Netherlands 2012

RORY & MUSICAL IMPACT Zoetermeer the Netherlands10 28 2012

Rory de Kievit - guitar
Erik Rademakers - bass
Nick Loman - drums
Ben Rodenburg - sax
Merijn Eugelink - keyboards

RORY & MUSICAL IMPACT Zoetermeer 10 28 2012

Michael Brown: Tracer - UK tour dates

Following their “Best New Band” nomination at Classic Rock’s Roll of Honour Awards, Australian rock band TRACER have added the Glasgow o2 ABC (April 13) to their 2013 UK tour. Their return to the UK dovetails the follow-up to their debut album “Spaces In Between”. Read the official press release HERE.
The new, as-yet-untitled album will be produced by Kevin Shirley (Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Cold Chisel), and is planned for March release. Tickets for next year’s tour can be booked online from ordered from, or call the box office on 0844 478 0898
Tracer features Michael Brown (guitar, vocals), Andre Wise (drums), and new bassist, Pat Saracino. Tracer has received unanimous praise from the UK’s rock press, including Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Total Guitar, Powerplay, Guitarist, Rock Sound and Fireworks. The promo video for the explosive single Too Much has generated 100,000 hits on YouTube.
Tue 09 April    London Scala
Wed 10 April   Bristol Tunnels
Thu 11 April    York Fibbers
Fri 12 April      Sheffield Plug
Sat 13 April     Glasgow o2 ABC

Shawn Lane: Powers of Ten Sessions

Two classic gems from the vaults

Shawn Lane Powers of Ten Sessions part 1

Shawn Lane Powers of Ten Sessions part 2

Tom Quayle: Custom Fibenare Roadmaster '56 and one happy bunny!

Tom Quayle Custom Fibenare Roadmaster '56

It's here!!! Incredible guitar.

Luay Rifai: Timeless Truths new CD

Steve Vai's Favored Nations/Digital Nations Artist: "Luay Rifai" releases new instrumental rock guitar full-length studio album entitled: "Timeless Truths".

Luay Rifai is a Syrian-born instrumental rock guitar virtuoso and medical doctor based in Chicago, IL (USA).

Following the rock guitar concept album "Vital" (2009), comes "Timeless Truths"; Epic rock-solid guitar virtuosity delivering rich lush soulful melodies seamlessly intertwined with harmonies of wild deep emotions. Syrian-born guitar virtuoso, and physician, brings on a truly sensational majestic performance.

The Official Website:

Mirko Quaglio: full shred ahead

shred metal solos
Mirko Quaglio: Me playing some super-shred licks for fun. Thank you so much to user chrisrockyou and his stuff from Sanity Insanity, used as backing track for this video.

Jennifer Batten: Bat Chat and Skype Guitar Lessons

Introducing "Bat Chat" and Skype Guitar Lessons

The “Bat Chat” idea is for anyone on planet earth with a computer or tablet, FREE Skype application (, and decent internet speed (i.e. you have previously successfully Skyped people), to be able to have a chat with me (audio/video or just audio).

I get so many e mails, Facebook inquiries and Skype requests, that I cannot keep up!

So, I’ve come up with an idea of having a party of sorts where the focus is getting a few friends together on a planned date and time to have a chat. You’re free to ask me any questions about any subject whether it be stories about touring with Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck, my motorhome tours, guitars, music in general, my glass art, my film editing, metal art or anything else.

You can certainly do this as a one on one conversation, but I think it would be more fun to get at least one other person involved.

Guitar lessons are best one to one.

Chats will be 60 or 90 min long. Guitar lessons will be 60 minutes.

Contact for payment details and scheduling.

This could be a fun gift for the holidays for your friends!

And for other news - I got a chance to sit in with Brad Paisley last week during his show in San Diego. He's SUCH a monster picker. What a blast! :-)

Jason Becker: Movie Perpetual Burn - New York City premiere

Get your tickets to the New York City premiere next Friday, November 9th at the IFC Center in Manhattan -

Steve Stevens: Roland V Guitar experience - includes live broadcast

Live Broadcast From Guitar Center Hollywood
WHAT: Roland Corporation U.S. and Guitar Center bring guitar legend Steve Stevens to Hollywood for his first hands-on public demonstration of Roland’s innovative V-Guitar series of products. Roland will also be giving away a Powered by Roland G-5 Strat® autographed by Steve Stevens.

WHO: Steve Stevens is perhaps best known for his nearly 30-year association with ‘80s icon Billy Idol and his pyrotechnic playing on Idol tracks such as “Rebel Yell” and “Eyes Without a Face.” Additionally, Stevens boasts an impressive resumé of achievements as both a solo artist and sideman, working with a diverse range of artists, including such greats as Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Vince Neil and many others. In 1986, his contributions to the Top Gun soundtrack earned Stevens a GRAMMY® Award. Join Roland, Guitar Center and Steve Stevens for an evening of insight, discussion and live performance.

WHEN: THURSDAY, November 8, 2012 - 7:00 P.M.*
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Steve Stevens V-Guitar demonstrations
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Q&A with Steve Stevens followed by autograph session

* will broadcast the event live beginning at 7:00 p.m. PST.

Guitar Center #110
7425 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046

News: Premier Guitar want your thoughts in this survey

At Premier Guitar, we’re always striving to make our print and web-exclusive content more useful and enjoyable for you, so we’d like to invite you to take a few minutes to fill out a brief survey about our November issue. By taking this survey, you'll be making your voice heard on all sorts of subjects that will help us bring you the best possible guitar- and bass-related articles, reviews, videos, and more.

As an added bonus, after completing the survey you’ll also have your name automatically entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of several prizes—including fully-loaded pedalboards from JHS Pedals, ModTone Effects, Prymaxe Vintage, or a $100 American Express gift card. Winners will be drawn randomly, so answer as honestly and as thoughtfully as possible—there’s no need to worry about whether your answers will affect your chances of winning.

Scott Ian: Rebecca Dirks gets Scott's Rig Rundown PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Chicago, IL, at the Vic Theatre where she catches up with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. In this segment, we get to see and learn about what Scott is bringing on the road including his signature Jackson guitars, signature Randall Amps, and a handful of MXR pedals along with a DigiTech Whammy.

For more Rig Rundowns or to watch one of Premier Guitar's 1800 other videos online, be sure to visit

Rig Rundown - Anthrax's Scott Ian

Jimmy Herring: Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick talks with Jimmy PG's Jason Shadrick catches up with guitarist Jimmy Herring and talks with him about some of the licks and riffs featured in one of his new songs "Curfew".

For more Track Breakdown and Rig Rundown videos, or to view Premier Guitar's COMPLETELY FREE digital edition magazine, be sure to visit

Track Breakdown - Jimmy Herring Curfew

Remy Hansen: Two Handed Player November 2012

Remy Hansen is the featured artist on for November 2012

Guitar Two Handed Player November 2012

Freak Guitar Camp Tune: For Those About To Camp

Yossi Sassi: Rif Magazine interview Underworld, Camden, London Yossi Sassi interview 2012-10-12 @ Underworld, Camden, London, UK

Yossi Sassi interview @ Underworld, Camden, London

Marty Friedman: Riff Magazine three part interview Marty Friedman Interview

Marty Friedman Interview Part 1 of 3

Marty Friedman Interview Part 2 of 3

Marty Friedman Interview Part 3 of 3

Marty Friedman,Yossi Sassi: Loud Guitar interview

Loud Guitars interview with Marty Friedman and Yossi Sassi for The Guitar Universe Tour.

Marty Friedman-Interview-Part 1

Marty Friedman-Interview-Part 2