Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Richie Kotzen: Rome, Italy November 2012


Richie Kotzen: Rome, Italy November 2012

Michelle Meldrum: Lifer Pre Order

Michelle Meldrum died in May 2008 as a result of a cystic growth that had restricted oxygen and blood flow to her brain, rendering her braindead. Since she passed away before any of her guitar tracks for "Lifer" were laid down, Laura Christine played the majority of the rhythm and bass guitars, as well as all the leads, on the album as a tribute to Michelle and her vision.

Pre-order Meldrum’s upcoming release ”Lifer” featuring Gene Hoglan on drums and instantly receive a digital download of their latest single ”Paid” via e-mail. ”Lifer” will come as a digipak that includes a 8 page insert and cd. Partial proceeds from the album will go to MICHELLE MELDRUM’s son Jake Thomas who she left behind when she passed. Follow Meldrum online at

Listen to ”Paid” now @
1. A Toast to Romance
2. Blackened Blue
3. Paid
4. ’68 Blonde
5. Money Shot
6. Walking Point
7. Inamorata
8. Home
9. Mayhem
10. Greenlee

Panos Arvanitis: Shredding around Part III

Shredding around Part III.I had some free time and i did that one take impro.Sorry for the mistakes.It was really late at night and i had to play as quiet as possible.Thank u all for ur support all these years.

Santiago Pagura: Vestiges (Original Song)

Here´s another original song called "Vestiges", it´s one of the first instrumental tune that i´ve wrote so ... hope you dig it !

This one has been recorded using an SM58 straight to the amp speaker ... i´m running my N4 trough a Laney Gh50L head, plugged into the VC30 speakers and I´ve also used an Ibanez Ts9, BB Preamp, MXR Phase 90 and the Tc Electronics Nova Delay.

Greg Koch: demos Custom Artist Series David Gilmour Stratocaster Relic

Greg Koch:

Serial Number: R43100
Brand: Fender Custom Shop
Model: Custom Artist Series David Gilmour Stratocaster Relic
Type: Stratocaster
Signature: David Gilmour
Finish Color: Black over 3-Color Sunburst
Aging: Relic
Finish Type: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Weight: 7.89
Body Wood: Select Alder
Neck Wood: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Shape: 1983 Thin-Shouldered "C" Shape (Duplicated from David's 1983 U.S. Vintage '57 Strat Neck)
Fingerboard: Maple
Scale Length: 25.5"
Width at Nut: 1.675"
Frets: 21 Vintage Style
Pickups: 1 Custom Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat Pickup (Neck), 1 Custom-Wound Single-Coil Strat Pickup (Middle), 1 Seymour Duncan SSL-5 Single-Coil Strat Pickup (Bridge)
Controls: 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way Switch, 1 Mini-Toggle (Adds Neck Pickup in Positions 1, 2 and 3)
Hardware : Nickel/Chrome
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Custom Beveled Tremolo Block and Shortened Tremolo Arm
Tuners: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Unique Features: The First 500 Sold in Either Finish Option will Include a Limited Edition, Signed Copy of "The Black Strat" Book, Autographed by the Author, David's Long-Standing Guitar Tech, Phil Taylor
Case: Deluxe Black Hardshell Case with Green Crushed Velvet Lining and with "David Gilmour" and Custom Shop Logo Embroidered on the Lid Interior
Case Candy: Evidence Audio High-End Guitar Cable, Custom Leather Strap, GHS DG Boomers Strings, DG Pick, David Gilmour's Three Disc "Live In Gdansk" CD and DVD Package, Polishng Cloth
COA: Yes

Fender Custom Shop Artist Series David Gilmour Stratocaster Relic • SN: R43100

Michael Brown: Tracer wins classic rock best new band award

Australian rock band TRACER won “Best New Band” at last night’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. Held at the London Roundhouse, lead singer and guitarist Michael Brown was flown in from Adelaide, Australia to accept the award on behalf of the band. 
Tracer’s “Best New Band” win follows the news of their forthcoming April 2013 UK tour. Read the official announcement HERE.
“I’m absolutely stoked about winning the Classic Rock Award for Best New Band,” says Brown. “It still blows my mind that we are creating and playing music we love and people are responding to it and we’re getting awards for it!”  

Tracer start recording their second album with producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair, Cold Chisel), at his studio in Malibu later this month.  The album will be released by Mascot Records in March 2013, and will dovetail their UK tour in April.  
Tracer’s 2013 UK Tour starts Tuesday 9 April.  Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office: 0844 478  They playLondon Scala (April 9), Bristol Tunnels (April 10), York Fibbers (April 11), Sheffield Plug (April 12) and Glasgow o2 ABC (April 13). 
In 2011, Tracer came to prominence in the UK when they released their debut album Spaces In Between, which spawned three radio singles on Planet Rock, including the song Too Much. The band includes Michael Brown (guitar, vocals), Andre Wise (drums), and Pat Saracino (bass). They’ve received praise from UK rock magazines including Classic Rock (New Band of the Month), Total Guitar, Metal Hammer, and Guitarist.  Their promo video for  the Too Much single has amassed 100,000 YouTube hits.

Michael Landau,Tim Pearce: Karizma - Perfect Harmony new CD

Karizma - Perfect Harmony
Michael Landau (Guitar); James Harrah (Guitar); Tim Pearce (Guitar); Jimmy Johnson (Bass); Neil Stubenhaus (Bass); Abe Laboriel (Bass); John Pena (Bass); Dean Cortez (Bass); Steve Tavaglione (Sax); Walt Fowler (Bass); Bruce Fowler (Bass); Larry Klimas (Bass); Vinnie Colaiuta (Drums); Jeff Porcaro (Drums); Carlos Vega (Drums); Oscar Seaton (Drums); Lenny Castro (Percussion); David Garfield (Keyboards)

2. Oh Sweet Oso (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
5. Still Waters Run Deep (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
6. Pontier (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
7. Mambos Café (LISTEN TO AUDIO)

DISC 21. Delicious Juices (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
2. Zigaboo (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
3. And Yelling All The Time (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
4. My Brother (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
7. Wheat Toast (LISTEN TO AUDIO)

DISC 31. Heavy Resin
2. Aliens
3. Dream Come True
4. Kimbissa / Cuba
5. Sting
6. Toast For Eli
7. From Above
8. Sweet Pea
9. 716 Stepney St
10. Kaptin' Koma

Considered one of the original pioneers of the west coast sound, Karizma continues their legacy with a 3-disc set featuring 14 new studio tracks and 10 bonus tracks. 4 of the bonus tracks were recorded live at "Motion Blue" in Yokohama, Japan and 2 were recorded live at the legendary "Baked Potato" in North Hollywood, CA. This special 3-disc instrumental masterpiece is a "must have" for all Karizma fans and lovers of great music!

An All-Star cast of great musicians :
Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta, Carlos Vega, Oscar Seaton, Jeff Porcaro
Guitar : Michael Landau, James Harrah, Tim Pierce
Bass : Jimmy Johnson, Abraham Laboriel, Dean Cortez, John Pena, Domenic Genova, Neil Stubenhaus
Horns : Larry Klimas, Steve Tavaglione, Walt Fowler, Bruce Fowler, Nolan Shaheed, Ralf Rickert
Percussion : Lenny Castro, Richard Tokatz, Pat Murphy
Keyboards : David Garfield

Dave Martone: House Of Mirrors - Allan Holdsworth theme

House of Mirrors interpreted by Dave Martone
Allan Holdsworth's House of Mirrors Interpreted by Dave Martone

Pete Graves: Mayones Legend and Zilla 6x12 Demo

The Equipment:

My bands:

PeteyG | Mayones Legend & Zilla 6x12 Demo.

Per Nilsson: Visa delays cause Scar Symmetry tour cancellation

Per Nilsson
NORTH AMERICANS can we have your attention please!

It is with deep regret that we bring you these news: due to unforeseen problems securing our US work visas in time, our North American headlining tour will have to be cancelled. The waiting time for a visa interview appointment was several weeks longer than what we've experienced before. Our sincere apologies to Threat Signal, Stealing Axion, Lord of War and Kings Field - you guys rule and we do hope for the opportunity to share a stage with you sometime in a not-to-distant future instead!

To our fans... we will work our asses off to make this up to you! Expect to see Scar Symmetry back in North America in 2013 - back with a vengeance!

Amaury Cruz: Allan Holdsworth - Countdown Tutorial #1

Allan Holdsworth Countdown Tutorial Part 1
Some of you ask for this so here we go.i think the beginning is not a problem so i jumped to this part instead.
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Frank Gambale: Another Challenger Solo guitar

Morten Faerestrand: Cool Little Pattern

Cool Little Pattern
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Simon Kinny-Lewis: Boss eBand JS-10

Simon Kinny-Lewis demonstrates the new Boss eBand JS-10

The BOSS eBand JS-10 Jam Band system lets you turn any room into the perfect practice space. The ultimate guitar or bass trainer, your eBand JS-10 makes practicing as easy as plugging in, loading up your favorite tunes, and jamming along. Play back tracks from USB or SD media, and cut out the vocals with "minus-one" center cancelation technology. No need to cart around your pedalboard either. Thanks to built-in COSM modeling, you've got all of the killer guitar tones you need right onboard your eBand JS-10. And once you hear its thumping 2.1 sound system in action, you'll be happy to ditch your amp and rock out with just your axe and your BOSS eBand JS-10 Jam Band system.

Packed with excellent play-along tracks and loaded with practice tools
Getting started with your BOSS eBand JS-10 Jam Band is a piece of cake. Just plug in your guitar or bass and choose from over 350 incredible audio loops or from 50 fun, built-in songs. You can also load up your favorite tracks via SD card media or your USB flash memory drive. The eBand JS-10 also lets you slow down and transpose your music, making it easy to learn new parts and figure out intricate solos. You can even plug in a microphone and sing along. And when inspiration strikes, the eBand JS-10's built-in recorder lets you capture your song ideas before they fade away.

Rock out with two independent channels of top BOSS effects and COSM amp modeling
What more could you expect from the makers of many of the most popular guitar and bass stompboxes of all time than a suite of amazing effects built into your BOSS eBand JS-10 Jam Band? How about killer COSM amp models - the next best thing to carting around your full-size amp? In fact, your eBand JS-10 comes absolutely loaded with tones on par with those found in the flagship GT-100 multi-effects processor. What's more, you and a friend can both rock out with your eBand JS-10 and each enjoy totally independent effects, making it perfect for collaboration and music lessons.

Powerful 2.1 sound system makes your guitar tone spring to life
As good as their effects may be, most personal guitar trainers like the BOSS eBand JS-10 (even the ones with built-in speakers) simply fall short of the mark when it comes to producing truly satisfying sound unless you actually plug them into a real guitar amplifier. But when you play through your eBand JS-10, you'll be happy to leave your bulky amp in your band's rehearsal space. That's because BOSS loaded the eBand JS-10 with an impressive yet compact 2.1 sound system, by building a powerful little subwoofer right into the body. There's nothing like hearing your music in rich full-frequency detail complete with room-shaking bass.

Boss eBand JS-10 part 1 of 3 featuring Simon Kinny-Lewis

Boss eBand JS-10 part 2 of 3 featuring Simon Kinny-Lewis

Boss eBand JS-10 part 3 of 3 featuring Simon Kinny-Lewis

Martin Miller: Alternate Picked Arpeggios

Martin Miller - Lick Challenge #1 - Alternate Picked Arpeggios

Just thought I'd share this old lick of mine with you!

Barrett Tagliarino: Albion TCT 35 amp

A versatile combo with cool tones and plenty of power, at a sweet price for the working musician.

Michael Schenker: Jeff Martin popped up to sing Doctor, Doctor

Jeff Martin popped up on stage on Nov 7, 2012 with Michael Schenker to sing Doctor, Doctor.

Jeff Martin and Michael Schenker

Alex Lifeson, Steve Howe: Super Audio CD Rush and Yes albums on the way

Back in 2002 - the bad news
This is a copy of an reply email I received after going to and asking the question on the contact us section about the release of Rush SACD dates. The previouse Rush thread that suggested October 21st as a possible release date along with Rush in Rio. I became suspicious that the Rush disks werent going to be released at least in October when I could find nothing on the net suggesting they would be.
"Hi there,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I was waitingto hear back from someone regarding your question.Apparently there was talk of creating these specialty discsbut it is actually not going to happen. If we do hear ofany plans to produce these discs in the future we will letyou know.
Craig CameronShowtech Merchandising Inc."  forum
Back in 2012  - the good news

Audio Fidelitywill be releasing an SACD (Super Audio CD) version of Rush's Counterparts next month along with an SACD of Yes's Close to the Edge. These will be the company's first SACD releases in over 10 years.

Eddie Van Halen: Japanese dates posted

Van Halen had originally planned to play Japan in late November. But that was before Eddie Van Halen underwent surgery in August for diverticulitis, a condition resulting from pouches in the colon becoming inflamed.

Now, promoter Udo has listed new dates – June 21 at the Tokyo Dome and June 24 & 26 at Osaka’s City Central Gymnasium.