Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Jason Becker: recovering from recent illness

Jason Becker

I have been very sick. I spent a couple nights in the hospital with a bad infection. I am healing now.

Here's some great news about the movie:

Send your best wishes

Kirill Konyaev: Chimp Spanner - Supererogation

Here's my Chimp Spanner cover :)

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Rick Graham: Scales and Arpeggios Class

Rick's Guitar School - Scales & Arpeggios Class: Major Scale in 4ths
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John Norum: Sign Of The Times ' Live ' Europe Rock City

Sign Of The Times ' Live ' Europe Rock City 27 November 2012.
Former stadium rockers Europe pay their first to Nottingham Rock City on the 2012 Tour.

Greg Koch: Fender Custom Shop Dealer Select Wildwood "10" '61 Strat Relic

Greg Koch:

Serial Number: R69216
Brand: Fender Custom Shop
Model: Dealer Select Wildwood "10" '61 Strat Relic
Finish Color: Faded Fiesta Red
Aging: Relic
Finish Type: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Weight: 6.95 lbs
Body Wood: Alder
Neck Wood: Quarter Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: Mid 60s "C"
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: Exclusive Wildwood Custom "10" Radius
Inlays: Clay Dot
Scale Length: 25.5"
Width at Nut: 1.650"
Nut Material: Bone
Frets: Dunlop 6105
Pickups: 3 John Cruz Limited Single-Coils
Controls: 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-way Switch
Hardware : Chrome
Bridge: Vintage Tremolo
Tuners: Vintage Style with Nickel Buttons
Case: Limited Edition Hardshell Case with Embroidered Custom Shop Logo
COA: Yes

Ritchie Blackmore: A Knight In York - Live DVD and CD details

Performance recorded last fall in York, England perfectly captures
ambience and musical joy of a Blackmore's Night show

Storm-Delayed New York Concert Rescheduled for December 12
Blackmore's Night, the Renaissance rock band of iconic guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and award-winning singer/songwriter Candice Night, has once again thrilled fans worldwide with their latest concert DVD/CD release, A KNIGHT IN YORK. The CD release debuted at #2 on Billboard Magazine's New Age chart in its first week of release. 

Recorded live on September 30, 2011 at the Grand Opera House in York, England, A KNIGHT IN YORK is Blackmore's Night's third DVD release.  It perfectly captures the essence of the Blackmore's Night experience. The "band of minstrels," dressed in festive medieval garb, bring out the sheer joy and authenticity of Blackmore's Night's music, and the splendor of Ritchie Blackmore's musicianship is perfectly coupled with the ethereal presence of Candice Night's voice during this special autumn night performing in the city of York.

"York is an absolutely beautiful and historic city with a medieval wall fortifying the area," says Candice Night, of the town that was England's capital before London. "Just being in that town makes you feel as if you have stepped back in time. And, since we filmed in a 12th century castle and a historic theater for the last two DVDs, a beautiful English opera house seemed like the next logical choice."

A KNIGHT IN YORK represents the first show back in England for Ritchie Blackmore in four years. The Opera House holds a special place in his memory as one when he, as a starving musician many years ago, took up the challenge of spending the night in the allegedly haunted building. That night, he says, "I heard a voice whisper to me 'Aubrey.' Now whenever we come back to that venue," says Blackmore, "we speak directly to the ghost, acknowledge Aubrey's existence, and the show goes smoothly."
Much of the material on A KNIGHT IN YORK is culled from the band's two most recent masterful albums, SECRET VOYAGE and AUTUMN SKY.  Songs from both those albums, like "Locked Within the Crystal Ball" and "The Circle," are standouts onA KNIGHT IN YORK as they had already become favorites of the faithful.  Of course, classic songs such as "Fires at Midnight" and "Dandelion Wine," from Blackmore's Night's earlier albums, are performed as well.  And there is a marvelous rendition of Swedish folk duo Nordman's "Journeyman" and a stunning interpretation of the Bee Gees ballad "First of May."

"I loved how 'First of May' came out," explains Night. "Though it's not an original song of ours, we play that one on very special occasions, and we had never recorded it before. You really feel vulnerable and naked on stage when you are singing a song as intimate as that one.  But when it works, it's magic."

Through traditional melodies and original arrangements, Blackmore's Night takes listeners on a journey to another time when a music performance was a much-treasured escape.  Fans were able to capture their own unique live experience of Blackmore's Night this autumn as the band performed select dates in North America. 
A special concert in New York City, as well as one in Wilmington, Delaware, were postponed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged not only New York City, but Long Island where the Blackmores reside.  
The shows have been rescheduled for Sunday, December 9 at the World Café Live in Wilmington and Wednesday, December 12 at The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York City.  For ticket information, check

Ritchie Blackmore, who has made an indelible mark on hard rock music, has continued his storied career with the magic of Blackmore's Night.  With vocalist (and wife) Candice Night by his side, Blackmore has almost as much time invested in Blackmore's Night as he did with his legacy in Deep Purple.  Since 1997, Blackmore's Night has won numerous gold records and awards.  The band's last studio album, AUTUMN SKY (2010), debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard New Age charts and remained in the Top 10 for 40 weeks.  Now, with the popularity of history-based television series like HBO's Game of Thrones and Showtime's The Tudors, Blackmore's Night's established brand of Renaissance-inspired music is attracting an ever growing legion of fans. 
Blackmore's Night's concert film A KNIGHT IN YORK is 
available in DVD and Blu-ray format from UDR Records, distributed in the U.S. by EMI.  A KNIGHT IN YORK is also available in a special DVD/CD/Blu-ray Digipak, audio CD, double vinyl 12" LP (gatefold), digital downloads for both audio and video and a special, limited edition "fan package" (details available at

A KNIGHT IN YORK track listing:
01 Locked Within The Crystal Ball
02 Gilded Cage
03 The Circle
04 Journeyman
05 World Of Stone
06 The Peasant's Promise
07 Toast To Tomorrow
08 Fires At Midnight
09 Barbara Allen
10 Darkness
11 Dance Of The Darkness
12 Dandelion Wine
13 All The Fun Of The Fayre
14 First Of May

Jan Laurenz: ukulele on a rainy day

My new composition on ukulele on a rainy day by Jan Laurenz
My new composition on ukulele on a rainy day by Jan Laurenz

Simon Kinny-Lewis: Huge tone on Jack Thammarat 'Reloader'

Jack Thammarat 'Reloader' from 'Melodic Freeway Series 1' cover by Simon Kinny-Lewis Check out my NEW Blues/Rock album " Behind the Blue Mask" that will be available on itunes and via my website December 2012. Click here to hear previews via my sound cloud. It's a mixture of some of my favorite guitarist's Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Frank Gambale.

This is my improvisation using the Boss eBand JS-8 over Jack Thammarats 'Melodic Freeway Series 1' 'Reloader' backing track. Jack Thammarat and Martin Miller have been really inspirational players to me of late. Jack's new 'Melodic Freeway Series 1' and 'Melodic Freeway Series 2' have loads of really great backing tracks that are harmonically rich and vibrant. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to be updated when new video's are posted... ENJOY!

Fabrizio Leo: Seventh Star Live

Live in un posto di merda ma va bene così! ;)

Tomáš Raclavský: Skervesen Swan FF8 custom test

Skervesen Swan FF8 custom - test 5

Glenn Hughes: headed for NAMM with Orange

New Orange Amps endorsee, Glenn Hughes will be appearing on their booth on Saturday 26th January 2013 at 1.00pm.

For over forty years Glenn has been a bass player, vocalist and songwriter with some of the greatest rock acts and is currently lead vocalist and bass player with Black Country Communion. Commenting on his recent move to Orange Amplification Glenn said, ‘I plugged into that Orange Amp and it was though it had been designed for me!’

To find out more about the AD200B MK3 head with an OBC810 8 x 10” Bass speaker cabinet Glenn Hughes is using, ask him how its vintage inspiration has taken him back to his roots of Trapeze and Deep Purple, or simply meet him, go to the Orange Music Booth 4890 Hall C.