Saturday, 29 December 2012

Tosin Abasi: DiMarzio Ionizer 8 Guitar Pickups

Tosin Abasi presents his DiMarzio Ionizer 8 Guitar Pickups @ Sound Service TV

Tosin Abasi presents his DiMarzio Ionizer 8 Guitar Pickups

Roger Pedersen: two handed solo to announce upcoming release

Wasps- Roger Pedersen

Roger Pedersen is releasing his second solo-album in March/April 2013, called "More Is More". It will be released on West Audio Productions, and will be available all over the world. Support independent music, buy the album :-). His first solo-album got quite an amount of great reviews from all over the world (E.g. Guitar and Bass Magazine UK, GuitarPlayer US, IO pages Magazine Netherland etc.) Roger also got featured in primetime on TV2 Norway. NRK TV1 used his music in a program about the 100 year anniversary of the norwegian air force.

I Wayan Balawan: Rioshi Seminyak - two handed master live in Bali

I Wayan Balawan live in Rioshi Restaurant , Seminyak ,Bali

Balawan - Rioshi Seminyak (1)

Balawan - Rioshi Seminyak (2)

Volker Scheidt: Guitar soldier under shred command - classy AOR soloing

Here is a little holiday fun video
This is a project where i wanted to find as many melodies against one backingtrack....
so everytime i changed the guitar a new theme was found
everything was created on the spot and the solos are improvised
Don't take it too serious...I just wanted to relax from all the guitar teaching and be creative:):)
I played the white Ibanez rg 560 and the purple Ibanez rg550 for the first time:)
All the best for 2013

Guitar soldier under shred command / Volker Scheidt

Jim Matheos: completes writing for new Fates Warning album

This note, just in from Jim Matheos:

"I'm happy to say that all the music for FW11 is now written (finally!). Still some lyrics to do, but we're close. Looking forward to sharing this with you in 2013."

News: Two billion YouTube music video views disappear

Two billion YouTube music video views disappear ... or just migrate?

Reports that Universal and Sony Music were stripped of billions of view counts turn out to be exaggerated by over 1.9bn

Google, YouTube's owner, has undergone one of its periodic cleansing exercises where it checks viewer counts against its terms of service. Over at another forum discussing the same topic (some folks are busy out there) there is indeed what appears to be a Google executive posting that recent changes in were "an enforcement of our viewcount policy". Which would be enough to make you wonder what it is that Universal and Sony had done to see YouTube strip a billion views from each of their YouTube totals. As anybody who has watched Gangnam Style knows, a billion views is a lot. Particularly when it is a real billion.

Neal Morse: Euro tour dates 2013

Tour dates are as follows; venues will be confirmed soon:

22 - Stockholm, Sweden
23 - Malmö, Sweden
25 - Hamburg, Germany
26 - Cologne, Germany
27 - Pratteln, Switzerland
28 - Milan, Italy

1 - Barcelona, Spain
2 - Madrid, Spain
5 - Rüsselsheim, Germany
6 - Zoertermeer, Holland
7 - London, England

Dean Wells: MAYONES DUNCAN Competition

heres my little improv video
hope you like it:)
Dean Wells


Isaac Lewis: Black Machine reviewed

No, you haven't taken a wrong turn and wound up at Premier Guitar, this is a little tour of the music equipment that I've been able to acquire over the last few years. Oh, and it's to show you that I don't have that piece of crap Line6 anymore.:)
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Rug Rindown (Gear Tour)

Marcus Miller: Estival Jazz Lugano 2008

Marcus Miller - Estival Jazz Lugano 2008

Marcus Miller - saxophone, bass guitar, voice
Alex Han - saxophone
Federico Gonzalez Pena - keyboards
Jason "JT" Thomas - drums

Track Listing :
01. Pluck (Interlude) / Blast [10:40]
02. Higher Ground [7:25]
03. Jean Pierre [17:15]
04. Panther [9:08]
05. When I Fall In Love [9:17]
06. Power [5:52]
07. Just Like A Woman [7:53]
08. What Is Hip [8:29]

Marcus Miller - Estival Jazz Lugano 2008

Monte Pittman: "M.P.3: The Power Of Three, Pt. 2"

This is the Kickstarter project for my new upcoming album. It's heavy & you can be a part of it! MONTSTER WORLD DOMINATION 2013!
Launched: Dec 21, 2012
Funding ends: Jan 20, 2013

The world is getting smaller, the world as we know it is changing, and the "Power" is in your hands...

As some say the music business is bleak and will never be what it was before, musicians have never had a more promising future for getting their music out there to the public. More and more bands, artists, and entrepreneurs are turning to Kickstarter to seek funding for their project. The artist has complete freedom and YOU are now the record label.

Almost 2 years ago now, I was completely blown away (and overwhelmed!) by the support of my first Kickstarter project for my second album "Pain, Love, & Destiny". Again, I want to thank everyone who supported that. The album was an incredible success for me mainly because people tell me how much both them and their kids love it or that it hasn't left their cd player since they first got it - over a year ago...

Now I'm on to my third album, "M.P.3: The Power Of Three". It's coming out in three parts because I have songs that fall into three different categories. "M.P.3: The Power Of Three, Pt. 1" was released (download only on iTunes & CD Baby - go get it!) on November 19th, 2012. It contains 4 stripped down, acoustic and vocal songs.

My current project is for "M.P.3: The Power Of Three, Pt 2"...the heavy one... You will hear some clips of the demos in the video.

I have 10 songs written and ready to go. There are no slow songs on this one. Just songs that make you want to drive fast or run fast. If some of you know me from when I had my band Myra Mains in Texas, I've kind of gone back to a little bit of that... It's funny how music revolves in cycles...

Joining me in the studio will be Kane Ritchotte on drums and Max Whipple on bass. Two of my favorite musicians I've ever played with. We are recording at the end of January / early February in Copenhagen with producer Flemming Rasmussen at Winding Road Studios. Flemming recorded "M.P.3: The Power Of Three, Pt. 1" as well as a few of my all time favorite albums. It's a complete honor to be working with him.

I wasn't sure if I was going to do another Kickstarter project for this album. The last one is still one of the most successfully funded albums from the rock music genre and it was a lot of work. After some people asked if I would do another one, I thought about it and it IS a great experience to have everyone involved.

I'm keeping the goal low at $5,000.00. If that's all I raise, then at least it will help with out with airfare and hotels (we are flying to Denmark to do this!). I am hoping it does much better than that, of course. Making albums is expensive!!! Not only are there flights, hotels, and shipping gear overseas. There is also studio costs, Mastering costs, album artwork, and paying the musicians.

There are certain incentives that I wouldn't do again but certain ones I would definitely do again. I get asked about guitar lessons often but because of my touring schedule, it's hard to do. That's something that is staying in the incentive list. With the quality of technology we have today, I can teach you over the computer anywhere in the world. House parties were a big hit and a lot of fun last time. Let's do it again! I'm not making physical cd's of this until all 3 parts are out (yes, there is a part 3!).

There will be "random tokens of appreciation" to ALL backers from me to you just to say thanks...every #MonteMonday beginning at the launch date. (whether this gets funded or not)

Whether you choose to support this project or not, please - ALWAYS support your local and independent music. There are so many cool projects you will find here on Kickstarter. - Very clever and talented artists. There's something here for you and for someone you know...

Jon Levin: under goes major surgery

Jon Levin will be unable to perform with the band for the next several months while he recovers from surgery on his neck and shoulder for thoracic outlet syndrome (a condition when the nerves or blood vessels just below the neck are compressed, or squeezed). "My hand feels great, but I do need some time before I will be able to swing a strap on my shoulder and tour," he says. "We are going to wait until May before we start playing again."


Joey Tafolla: Jag Panzer add box set to live show appearance

JAG PANZER will perform at the 17th edition of the Keep It True festival, set to take place on April 25-26, 2014 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Koenigshofen, Germany. The show will mark the band's first appearance in Europe with guitarist Joey Tafolla.

JAG PANZER, entitled "Historical Battles - The Early Years". It will be limited to 500 copies and sold at the Keep It True festival in April 2013. Also in the works is a reissue of JAG PANZER's 1983 EP, "Tyrants", with seven previously unreleased tracks. These will be followed by re-releases of the band's "Ample Destruction", "Chain Of Command" and "Shadow Thief" albums on CD and LP.

Hussein Haddad: Making 'Wrong' Notes Work - Guthrie Govan

Guitarra Dreamer D-Pro HH
Amplificador TMiranda TClean
Cabos Santo Angelo Serie Jazz

Guthrie Govan - Making 'Wrong' Notes Work By Hussein Haddad

Mistheria: RITHMICA e-book for Piano & Keyboard players

Buy the e-book "RITHMICA" on

Course for the improvement of independence and evenness of both hands. Specially developed for Piano and Keyboard players. 30 original exercises to play different rhythms with both hands together. Includes: PDF e-book, midi files, mp3.

Parte A -- Basic rhythm cells
Parte B -- Complex rhythm cells
Parte C -- Advanced rhythm cells

The idea of the book is based on small rhythmic structures defined cells. Each cell contains rhythmic and independence difficulties between the two hands. The completion of each exercise is based on the absolute rhythmic precision.

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Andy James: Blackstar Series One 1046L and Blackstar HT-Pedals

ANDY JAMES Metalcore shred solo using the Blackstar Series One 1046L6

ANDY JAMES Metalcore shred solo using the Blackstar Series One 1046L6

Blackstar artist special: ANDY JAMES / HT-Pedals, Atisan 100

ANDY JAMES plays some HIGH GAIN Blackstar HT-Pedals through an Artisan 100 @ Sound Service TV

Jamie Humphries: Blackstar Artist Spotlight

Blackstar Artist Special: Jamie Humphries talks about his double Series One 50 live setup from the recent Anthems tour with Brian May and Kerry Ellis

Blackstar Artist Spotlight- Jamie Humphries on Anthems tour @ Sound Service TV

Joe Satriani,Jamie Humphries: Blues Jam This clip is taken from the Joe Satriani interview and Jam featured in Issue 13 of Guitar Interactive Magazine - Watch the full interview

This interview took place at the rehearsals for the Marshall 50 Years Of Loud Live! Show in London 2012 - Also performing that night was Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Kerry King, Doug Aldrich, Paul Gilbert, Glenn Hughes and Andy Fraser.

To watch the full Marshall feature in Issue 13 click here and read the mag for FREE

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Joe Satriani Blues Jam with Jamie Humphries - Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 13

Pascal Gutman: Stick Drum Duo new CD

Extracts from Pascal Gutman's third album "Stick Drum Duo" with drummer Kiko King.
CD available on


Kevin Peters: God Is Crying - two handed tapped version

Kevin Peters plays 'God is crying' Joe Satriani


Dhalif Ali: The Mayones - Seymour Duncan Regius Competition

The Mayones - Seymour Duncan Regius Competition #MayonesDuncan - Dhalif Ali
by dhalif
My Entry for Keith Merrow The Mayones, Seymour Duncan Regius Competition..
Hope you guys enjoy it!
Thumbs up and spread the word! \m/ keep it metal

George Marios: Zivory Custom Guitars endorsement

George Marios  Zivory Custom Guitars

George Marios

I am really excited to announce that I am now endorsed by the incredible 'Zivory' Custom Guitars.Those amazing instruments are manufactured in the UK and sound and feel AMAZING. 'Zivory' Guitars, an exciting new brand of exceptional CUSTOM Electric Guitars. All parts are manufactured in the UK and the instruments truly are amazing!! More videos will come soon, as well as news on Zivory Custom Guitars.
Stay tuned and share:-) Have a good New Years day, George Marios

A Jam with my new "Zivory" Guitar over a "Jam tracks central" backing track

Jamming with my new "Zivory' Guitar!Tune 'Chariot' by Gavin DeGraw

Julio Valle: tapping improvisation over Konrad Rossa's "Lucid Dreaming"

Julio Valle - Impro over Konrad Rossa's "Lucid Dreaming"
Jamming over Konrad's "Lucid Dreaming" Hope you like it and thanks for watching! :)

Nico Schliemann: Benzville Guitars - Lucinda

Benzville Guitars Lucinda - Nico Schliemann

Back in 2011 at the Guitar Idol final, great tune.

Nico Schliemann: Guitar Idol 2011

Leon van der Krogt: The Mayones Regius/Seymour Duncan Competition

Leon van der Krogt - The Mayones Regius/Seymour Duncan Competition #MayonesDuncan

Marco Sfogli: clinics and workshops pedal board

Marco Sfogli btw this is meant to be a pedal board for clinics and workshops, easy and light which will fit into a suitcase. Low costs air companies are really tight on boarding items so I desperately needed something easy to carry

Rowan J Parker: Ripping Legato Chromatics

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Joe Bonamassa: Gets Nominations for 3 Music Awards

The 34th Blues Music Awards will be Thursday May 9, 2013 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

The 2013 show will follow the format of the critically-acclaimed shows of recent years. Close to 100 nominees attend and the night is filled with their appearances and performances in a cabaret/dinner setting in the Convention Center's ballroom.

The event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. Each year, the Foundation presents The Blues Music Awards to the artists selected by its members.

They are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists.

John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess: Dream Theater Re-signs to Roadrunner!

Dream Theater Re-signs to Roadrunner!
Dream Theater, one of rock's most musically fearless and adventurous bands, has re-signed with Roadrunner Records. The group first signed with Roadrunner in January 2007 and has so far released three critically acclaimed albums with the label. The label first issued Dream Theater's ninth studio album, Systematic Chaos, in 2007 and went on to release Black Clouds & Silver Linings in 2009, as well as their most recent album, A Dramatic Turn of Events in September 2011. The band will soon begin recording a new album as part of the new agreement with Roadrunner Records.

John Petrucci On Re-Signing
In an exclusive interview with, John Petrucci talks about why the group chose to re-sign with Roadrunner; sharing a label with Rush; the preparations for their next studio album, due in 2013; and much more. more

Jordan Rudess At BUILD 2012
Jordan Rudess recently performed at Microsoft's BUILD developer conference in Redmond, Washington; you can watch video of him playing "Ra" here. In addition to playing with Dream Theater, Rudess runs Wizdom Music, a company that creates music-making apps for various computer platforms. more

Andy James: limited number of signed CD's available

Andy James
Limited number of SIGNED albums remaining in stock here!

Andy James has undeniably earned his place among the best Shred/Metal guitarists in the World.
This is your chance, if like us you love to get your hands on a physical copy of an artist's music, to order his brand new album...
... personally signed by 'those hands'!
The album has already received magnanimous praise from the industry and music-lovers alike and is the must-have album of the year for both a technical fix and those that love to escape into their Metal!


1. Legion
2. Angel of Darkness
3. The Storm
4. What Lies Beneath
5. Burn It Down
6. Into the Void
7. Dust in the Wind
8. Separation
9. Gateways
10. Bullet in the Head
11. War March


Lee Peterson: Writing On The side - new web site

Lee Peterson is a UK based guitarist writing instrumental blues/rock based music under his own name and also contributing session time to other projects.

Playing for over 15 years his influences are varied and include Al Di Meola, Joe Satriani, Peter Green, Slash, Kirk Hammett, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton and many more.

He has also run several YouTube channels and has gained partnership, over 1000 subscribers and been in the top 40 musicians in the UK listings.

Along with music Lee writes about technology and recording, including work for US blog Run Around Tech and Future Publishing TapMag.

Feel free to contact Lee about session work, recording or anything else that you can think of.