Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Timo Somers, Barend Courbois: Scorthing live performance

Timo Somers Band playing Major Scratch (from the upcoming album Tri-Head) live in de melkweg.

Timo Somers Band - Major Scratch live in de melkweg

Unplug The Plug #4 from Arfaoui Ghaith on Vimeo.

Uli Jon Roth: get ready to ROCK interview

Guitarist Uli Jon Roth talks about his career including The Scorpions, 27 November 2012

Uli Jon Roth interview 27 November 2012

Serj Din: Guthrie Govan - Fives cover

Serj Din:...and the first fusion solo i've ever played

Artist: Guthrie Govan

Guthrie Govan - Fives cover

Lee Wrathe: Piano shred Roland GR55

Simple improvised loop on the Double low piano patch, I've then added a layer of synth to the loop to give myself a little backing track to play over the top of.

Piano shred ballad improv GR55 & Fender GC1 - Lee Wrathe

Tony MacAlpine: 8 Strings Shred Arpeggios Lesson

The complete lesson here:

Tony MacAlpine - 8 Strings Shred Arpeggios

Joe Stump,George Karafotis: Raven Lord add keyboard player


* Joe Stump (HOLYHELL, REIGN OF TERROR) - Lead Guitar
* Jamie Mallender (TONY MARTIN) - Bass
* Lawrence "Larry" Paterson (BLAZE BALEY, STUKA SQUADRON) - Drums
* George Karafotis (VERMILLION DAYS, OPERATION X) - Guitar
* Alessandro Duo (VOODOO HIGHWAY) - Keyboards

"Descent To The Underworld" track listing:

01. The Rebel
02. Attila The Hun
03. Let The Show Go On
04. Seal Of The Cross
05. Settle The Score
06. Promised Land
07. Black Friar
08. World Out Of Steel
09. Revelation
10. Metal Knights
11. Sun God

Ron Thal: Hot Guitar to Hot Sauce!

Michael Brandvold Marketing has announced its newest client, GUNS N' ROSES lead guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Michael Brandvold Marketing will be helping guide Ron's online marketing and e-commerce efforts.

Said Ron: "I am looking forward to working with Michael Brandvold Marketing. Michael's experience over the years working with artist web sites, fan communities and online stores is a perfect fit for all my expanding online activities. I am excited to have him join the Bumblefoot team." http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=183479

Steve Vai: talks about a deep depression

American guitar-legend Steve Vai overcame a deep depression aged 22. But he still feels like a work in progress. "The way you look at yourself, shapes your view of the world."

Steve Vai: Face Culture interview

Michael Angelo Batio: Kickstarter - just three days left

We only have 3 more days until the Kickstarter project funding date is up - December 15th. You can still pre order the record from Kickstarter or sign up for some of the other great awards! For information on Michael's Kickstarter "Intermezzo" album project.

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart: and they said it would never happen!

It's official; Rush will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. They will join Public Enemy, Heart, Randy Newman, Albert King, and Donna Summer. Lou Adler and Quincy Jones will both receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers. The ceremony will be held on April 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/news/rush-hall-of-fame-20121211

Geddy Lee told Rolling Stone, "It's a terrific honor and we'll show up smiling...It made my mom happy, so that's worth it." He added, "It was a cause [Rush fans] championed," he says. "I'm very relieved for them and we share this honor with them, for sure."

RUSH - "The Wreckers" Official Lyric Video

Ignazio Di Salvo: announces new web site

Ignazio Di Salvo
I'm very proud to announce that my new website is already on line! Check it out for news and information about me and my music!

Petey Graves: The debut EP from CAGE announed

CAGE | Saint Nicolas | 24.12.12
The debut EP from my band CAGE will be released on Christmas Eve 2012.

CAGE is a grind/hardcore band with music based upon the collective works of Nicolas Cage.

Find us at http://www.facebook.com/cageuk

Tymon Kruidenier: Exivious - Liminal pre order new CD!

Help us finish our new album! http://www.exivious.net/#pledges

Here we are, almost 4 years after the release of our debut, we're now on the verge of finishing a new album, called Liminal.

The story so far... http://www.exivious.net/#pledges

After releasing our first album in 2009, we were overwhelmed and quite surprised by the positive response to our music. We never thought such geeky music would be appreciated by so many of you. We would have loved to tour and inject more of our time and energy into the band, but unfortunately couldn't due to other commitments. It even came to the point where we had to call it quits, but priorities shifted and we reunited with big plans! We want to release many more albums and get out there, performing our music for all of you who have supported us over the years.

Exivious - Demo 2012 Teaser

Where we are at...  http://www.exivious.net/#pledges

As many of you know, Exivious has always been an independent, unsigned band. Our reasons are quite simple. We love having full control over the creative and business side of our band. But it's not without challenges!

Traditionally, a band would sign to a record label for a number of reasons. The most important ones usually are covering studio costs, taking care of press (arranging interviews, reviews, advertising) and distribution. As a band you simply don't have the network, the money, the name and often times, the skill, to get these things done on your own.

As such we are talking to multiple interested labels and we might get signed in the near future. However, we are not certain we want to go down that route just yet and in the meantime, we would like to keep things going instead of waiting for a deal that might or might not happen. This presents us with the problem of funding the new album.


We need it to cover studio costs, to pay our graphic designer, to finish the work on our project studio where the album will get mixed, to invest in new gear and equipment, etc etc etc.

Recording a killer sounding album is not cheap. We actually just came out of an awesome studio where we recorded drums which cost over 500 dollars a day. But there's only so much we can invest ourselves at this time, without us ending up homeless. That's why we are firing up this campaign, so you can help us out to finish what we started!

What do you get!?

Now let us be clear: we're not asking for donations here. This campaign is actually just an extensive pre-ordering system and we will make sure you get a killer product. Do you remember the limited unique edition we did for our first album, where every buyer received his own unique poster? We have something similar planned for Liminal, but way cooler!

With the 'personalized unique edition' you will actually influence, in a very direct way, what your poster and the final cover artwork is going to look like. We're in the middle of developing our own software to take care of this. All based around the concept for our new album, liminality.


We hope it will be obvious we really went out of our way to create something special for you guys. So you will get your money's worth, and we get the money needed to finish what we started! And IF we end up signing with a label, we will have the recording budget (the label will supply us with) free to spend on touring! So we can get out there and perform for you guys!

We tried to be as transparent and honest as we could, explaining our views and goals. We were blown away by the love and support we received when we released our first album. We know we have a very loyal, loving fan base for which we are grateful beyond words. We hope we can count on you again!

Thank you,
Exivious http://www.exivious.net/#pledges

Exivious - Liminal / PRE-ORDER NOW!

Yoshimitsu Murayama: Secret Love - jazz trio

Monthly at Namba [Music] raft Http://Jazz.Saloon.Jp/web/musicraft/
Trio LIVE by Yoshimitsu Murayama MURAYAMA Invitation Live g has been conducted. Notice next time. MURAYAMA Invitation Live Vol.8
, December 15, ★ 2012 (Fri) 20:00 Music - [raft]

Eric Maldonado: Christmas Carol Rock 2

 Christmas Carol Rock 2 - Eric Maldonado - Hard Rock Electric Guitar -
Hey folks! Eric Maldonado here with a very special video for you today...my annual Christmas song! I present to you, Christmas Carol Rock 2. A Medley of classic Xmas songs played with loud guitars, big drums, and flashy camera angles - because you really need it. I put together the video through multiple takes as you can see form the many angles, so apologies for some parts not being synced correctly.

A big thank you to Julian Puttins aka PetrucciFever for giving me the inspiration in 2008 to play his White Christmas version. It's all thanks to him that I still do these. Thanks Julian!

*NOTE* audio and video were recorded separately. Just like a music video. I just wanted to be able to record it in a better setting than my black back drop :D

p.s. See if you can find the secret annotation with a link to a special gift for all of you!! :) Keep your eyes peeled til the end of the video! Snowflake. Thats all I am saying. :P

Something Fun For All Of You:
Find out if you are on Santa's Naughty or Nice List with this awesome app by one of my good friends at Naughty and Nice App, it's brilliant!
Website: https://naughtyniceapp.com
Twitter, give them a follow! https://twitter.com/#!/NaughtyNiceApp

Lastly, this video is dedicated to my Grandma who passed 8 months ago and my dog Tobi who passed in 2011.

Please like, comment and share this video with all your friends! Any questions? Send me a tweet, message, or Facebook post! :)


Morten Faerestrand: Antonia for solo guitar - three part lesson

Antonia for solo guitar 
Solo jazz guitar arrangement by http://www.mortenslessons.com The composition "Antonia" by Pat Metheny (From the "Secret Story" album) was originally heavily orchestrated, with a large string section, and other symphonic instrument. This is a stripped down version that you can learn and perform as a solo guitar piece.

Antonia for solo guitar 1/3

Antonia for solo guitar 2/3

Antonia for solo guitar 3/3

Gabe Marin: Consider the source - the H is O

Gabe Marin Guitarist of COnsider the source JAMs (HisO)
Gabe Marin Guitarist of Consider the source gets down during the CTS number
'the H is O'
Some great improvised CTS jamming as usual!

Roomerfabi: Johann Sebastian Bach- Badinerie

Roomerfabi- Johann Sebastian Bach- Badinerie
i always wanted to play that beautiful piece from Bach,hope you like it............

Michael Dolce: legato lesson teaser posted

Hi guys I’m excited to announce my first instructional lesson package which will be available this Thursday 13th December. The topic is Legato technique and concepts.

And a review By Jon Bloomer “GUITAR NOIZE”

enjoy and stay tuned for the release.


Michael Dolce  www.michaeldolcemusic.com

Here is a sneak preview od some of the coolest legato around.

Michael Dolce Trailer for legato release date 13th December 2012

News: Jam Track Central gets a new web site

In our never ending mission to provide our customers with the best all round solution to their jam track needs, we are proud to announce that we have built a brand new site and it is officially...live!

We have created our new website with every detail of your feedback in mind. The interface is much easier to use, the package previews are much more detailed and you can now pay by credit and debit card as well as Paypal. We simply wanted to ensure that your experience and journey on the site is really enjoyable and that you find exactly what you want…quickly. You will find it rather easy on the eye as well! Here is the breakdown of what you need to know…. http://www.jamtrackcentral.com/

Huw Lloyd-Langton: Dead at 61

Former Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton has died, aged 61, after a two-year battle with cancer, the band has announced.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huw_Lloyd-Langton

"It is with immense sadness that we have to let you know our great friend of many years and fellow musician Huw Lloyd Langton passed away peacefully last night," the band said on its website on Friday.

Huw Lloyd-Langton Group Hawkwind Christmas Concert Manchester 2011 Part 1

Huw Lloyd-Langton Group Hawkwind Christmas Concert Manchester 2011 Part 2

Magnus Olsson: demos Ibanez RC320-TCR & RC320-BK

Magnus Olsson presenterar Ibanez ROADCORE gitarrer, RC320-TCR & RC320-BK.

In Swedish... no doubt an English one to follow... but enjoy the tones from the Ibanez Magnus and Crafton music.

Magnus Olsson presenterar Ibanez ROADCORE gitarrer, RC320-TCR & RC320-BK.

Enrique Berdonce: Always with me, Always with you

My cover version of the song "Always With Me, Always With You" the great master Joe Satriani, dedicated to a friend Antonio Ortega, hope you like, comment, subscribe, and share it, hug


Thanks for watching.

comment and subscribe

-Limited edition Fender lite ash
-Line 6 POD X3 Pro

Joe Satriani - Always with me, Always with you Cover By Enriddick09

News: Orange get a new web site and talk NAMM!

Orange Amplification is excited to announce the launch of its new website. Starting from scratch, it is packed with a wealth of new information and user-friendly ideas laid out in a clear and concise format.
This fresh Orange Amplification website is bigger and better than ever. It comes with improved navigation and a whole host of new features, sections and content, which includes faster loading times and complete compatibility with iPad and other mobile devices. Product searches are now simpler and provide more comprehensive information. There’s a new photo library featuring every Orange Amplification product with slide shows showing the products from all angles, including close-up images and video demonstrations.
Other new features include: -
• A new and improved Artists area with new artist pictures and quotes by endorsees about why they choose Orange Amplification.
• The new configurator for the Orange OPC, which allows you to customise it for your own needs. Note: The US version of the configurator is coming soon.
• A new Heritage area where you can find out about discontinued amplifiers and legacy products including how Orange Amplification created the world’s first digital amplifier – ‘The OMEC Digital’.
• A new worldwide store that makes ordering spares for your amp quick and easy without requiring registration, which accepts credit/debit cards as well as Paypal.

As if that wasn’t enough, there are up-to-the-minute news stories, including live videos from events such as NAMM plus the latest artist news. Oh – and there won’t be any third party advertising – anywhere.

Take a look at the new website at http://www.orangeamps.com

Eric Calderone: Assassins Creed Meets Metal

Assassins Creed Meets Metal
Hey guys,

So I saw this in just about every video as a top comment haha, how could I say no to you guys?! :P. And not to mention I love all the ACs. Thank you all so much for everything. It means the world. Big ups for all the suggestions, messages, comments, subs, fan art, donations, and support. I'll never stop saying it, you ROCK the casbah!

Best to ya,

MP3 and Tab book: http://www.shredguitareric.com/
Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-more-heroes/id526970196
CDbaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?AlbumID=erock12

Twitter: https://twitter.com/331erock