Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Andy Powell,Pat McManus: Wishbone Ash - North America Spring Tour

Danbury, CT - Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, kicks off the North American leg of their 2013 tour on February 28. The group returns to these shores following a successful spring tour last year to celebrate the release of their highly acclaimed studio album, 'Elegant Stealth', and on the heels of the 'RoadWorks 3' release, a collection of live performances.

During the Elegant Stealth Tour of 2012, Wishbone Ash played to full houses in the Northeast and Midwest. The upcoming North American Tour features many familiar venues plus several new stops, including dates on the West Coast and in Canada.

Released in November 2011 by ZYX Music, 'Elegant Stealth' represents a benchmark in the evolution of Wishbone Ash. Signature twin-lead melodies and a powerhouse rhythm section frame 11 new tracks that reflect a diverse realm of styles and moods.

Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash has more than 20 original studio recordings and several live albums to their credit. On Elegant Stealth, the group coalesces around strong songwriting and serious chops. Founding member Andy Powell handles lead vocals and trades licks with Finland’s guitar wizard Muddy Manninen. Bassist Bob Skeat, a 15-year veteran of the band and in-demand studio musician, sets the pace with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers, having played with Pendragon and David Cross of King Crimson. The band demonstrates its versatility on 'Elegant Stealth', from the pop/rocker “Reason to Believe” to the gentler vibe of “Give it Up” to tunes like “Warm Tears” and “Big Issues,” where the band gets to stretch out and flex its musical muscles.

Classic Rock Revisited’s Jeb Wright called 'Elegant Stealth' “one of the best albums in Wishbone Ash’s 42 year career.”

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck of said, “This band is like a fine wine that just keeps getting better with age and this is one of their strongest studio releases in years.”

“The songs are catchy, very technical, but there is a soul in what Wishbone Ash is doing!” said Mark Kadzielawa of 69 Faces of Rock.

Citing Wishbone Ash as an influence on their style, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Southern Rock outfits like Lynyrd Skynyrd and, more recently, heavyweights like Opeth and some of the guitar- based Indie/Alternative bands, have all taken a little something from the legendary twin-guitar approach of Wishbone Ash. Truly, there is no other rock band on the planet that has done more with the twin guitar concept than the Ash.

Tour dates and more information can be found at

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Wishbone Ash North America Spring 2013 Tour Dates:
February 28 - Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
March 1 - Towne Crier, Pawling, NY - Featuring Argus Live
March 2 - Record Collector, Bordentown, NJ - Featuring Argus Live
March 3 - Ukranian American Cultural Center, Whippany, NJ
March 4 - Iron Horse, Northhampton, MA
March 5 - Bridge Street Live, Collinsville, CT
March 6 - Bull Run, Shirley, MA
March 7 - Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville, PA
March 8 - Iridium, New York, NY
March 9 - Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe, PA
March 10 - Wellsboro House; Wellsboro, PA
March 11 - Winchester Music Hall, Cleveland, OH
March 12 - Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI
March 13 - Fitzgerald’s, Berwyn, IL
March 14 - Pabst Theater – Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
March 16 - Festival Place, Sherwood Park, Alberta, BC
March 19 - The Venue, Alberta, BC - Featuring Argus Live
March 20 - Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA - Featuring Argus Live
March 21 - Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR - Featuring Argus Live

More dates to come …

Wishbone Ash - Elegant Stealth : New Album for 2011

Richard Hallebeek: Rene Engel - New Album Appetizer #3

Appetizer for the new Rene Engel album that will be out march 2013; with Rene Engel - drums, David De Marez Oyens - bass, Frans Vollink - bass (not on these tracks), Richard Hallebeek - guitars, Coen Molenaar - keys

Lee Phay: Seal The Feel jam Guthrie Govan tribute

Here's a little short jam over Guthrie Govan's "Seal The Feel", from Jam track central. Using a friend's Strat to get that out-of-phase quacky goodness.

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Guthrie Govan (Seal The Feel) Jam

Andy James: Black Hole demo 2007

An Andy James demo entitled "Black Hole" that was originally posted back in 2007

Davide Pagano: Walking on a border line - liquid fusion

Amazing fusion from the super Italian Davide Pagano - Walking on a border line FULL. This is a demo from a long awaited solo album. This is exactly the sort of liquid fusion that I love! Fingers crossed it will get a release sometime soon. I'll keep you posted if I here any news.

A snippet of solo posted some time ago

Damjan Pejcinoski: Two Handed Player feature the Macedonian Maestro!

Macedonian guitarist, Damjan Pejcinoski, was born in Ohrid, Macedonia, on October 25,1984, where he still lives. He started playing guitar at the age of 6, however he showed real interest in guitars when he was 14.

In 2002, at the age of 17, Pejcinoski together with his band "Warning" took part in the "Rock Fest" festival for young talents where he won the "Best Guitarist" award, handed to him personally by the Macedonian guitar virtuoso, Vlatko Stefanovski. Find out more at:

Damjan Pejcinoski-Improvisation over a metalcore track

William Dotto, Daniele Gottardo: Dottardo - Legato Fusion

Some early demos from way back when... William Dotto, Daniele Gottardo: Dottardo - legato fusion form the two handed mavens.

William Dotto: stunning 8 finger tapping Etude

William Dotto tapping etude

Etude for touch guitar

This is a spontaneous video shoot of William Dotto playing his Vigier guitar with his touch style technique.

‪William Dotto - Touch Style Guitar on a Vigier‬

Andy James: ESP guitars NAMM 2013

Andy James: ESP guitars NAMM 2013


Andy James: ESP guitars NAMM 2013

Prashant Aswani: ESP guitars NAMM 2013

Prashant Aswani: ESP guitars NAMM 2013 - six songs


Prashant Aswani: ESP guitars NAMM 2013

Brian Welch, George Lynch, Billy Sheehan: ripping it up NAMM 2013



Andy James: ESP Booth - Question and Answers NAMM 2013

This video was taken at the Winter NAMM Show for 2013 in Anaheim, CA. Andy James held a few clinics at the ESP booth and we recorded one of them. If you've never heard Andy play, I strongly suggest you check out some of his YouTube stuff.. He's a shred metal player with a crazy amount of talent. He has a bunch of solo albums available on iTunes. Also, check out his band, Sacred Mother Tongue. There are a few albums on there, but there is an EP of 4 songs that I really enjoyed. Thanks to Andy for being such a nice guy, answering questions and allowing us to film. I edited the Question and Answer segments between songs together and have posted it here. The songs are also posted, individually.

Andy James - NAMM 2013 - ESP Booth - Question and Answers

Jeff Loomis: performance playthroughs NAMM 2013

Jeff Loomis performance playthroughs at NAMM 2013

This video was taken at the Winter NAMM Show for 2013 in Anaheim, CA. Jeff Loomis put on a clinic at the Schecter booth and was nice enough to allow us to record. Jeff is an amazing shred-metal guitar player, playing for the band Nevermore.

Jeff Loomis - Miles of Machines

Jeff Loomis - The Ultimatum (Playthrough)

Per Nilsson: Zierler project - Aggrezzor - the drum sessions

ZIERLER PROJECTS is a progressive metal supergroup consisting of:

* Finn Zierler (BEYOND TWILIGHT) - Keyboards
* Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY, KAIPA) – Guitar, Bass
* Truls Haugen (INSENSE, CIRCUS MAXIMUS) - Vocals, Bass

Drum cam studio footage of Zierler Projects - 'Aggrezzor', recorded at Blue House Studios, San Antonio, TX, 2012.

For more info visit:

Bobby Jarzombek - Zierler Projects 'Aggrezzor'

Guthrie Govan: Steven Wilson tour datess

The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories) will be released on 25th February 2013, for more info visit or

For more info on Steven Wilson's albums on Kscope, visit:

For Steven Wilson videos:

Steven Wilson and band (Marco Minnemann (new rummer to be confirmed), Nick Beggs, Guthrie Govan, Adam Holzman, Theo Travis) recording "The Holy Drinker" with Alan Parsons in Los Angeles, September 2012.

Filmed by Lasse Hoile:

The new album by Steven Wilson The Raven that Refused to Sing (and other stories) will be released on Kscope on 25th February. The album was written between January-July and recorded in Los Angeles in September with Steven's current band line up of Guthrie Govan - lead guitar, Nick Beggs - bass guitar, Marco Minnemann - drums, Adam Holzman - keyboards, Theo Travis - saxophone / flute, and engineered by legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons. The 6 tracks on the album are all based on stories of the supernatural, and the deluxe 4 disc edition comes in the form of a 128 page hardback book containing lyrics and ghost stories illustrated by Hajo Mueller. In addition to the deluxe edition there will be regular CD, CD/DVDV media book, Blu-Ray and 2LP vinyl editions, with the DVDV and Blu-ray editions featuring a 5.1 mix of the album and other bonus material.

Pre-order date for the limited deluxe edition will be announced soon. The tour to promote the album starts on 1st March in Europe, and will continue throughout the rest of the year visiting many other countries, see confirmed dates on Steven's website.

Track listing:
1. Luminol (12.10)
2. Drive Home (7.37)
3. The Holy Drinker (10.13)
4. The Pin Drop (5.03)
5. The Watchmaker (11.43)
6. The Raven that Refused to Sing (7.57)

Order your copy from the Kscope store:

Steven and his band hit the road touring in support of the new record from March 1, kicking off in the UK and moving into Europe. The tour will continue throughout the rest of 2013, visiting many other countries for which the dates are yet to be revealed. Shows are currently announced in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

01/03/13 -- Manchester Academy 2
02/03/13 -- Glasgow ABC
04/03/13 -- London Royal Festival Hall
08/03/13 -- Paris Le Trianon
10/03/13 -- Cologne Live Music Hall
11/03/13 -- Amsterdam Rabizaal
12/03/13 -- Antwerp Arenbergshouwburg
14/03/13 -- Hamburg CCH (Saal 2)
16/03/13 -- Stockholm Filadelfiakyrkan
18/03/13 -- Oslo Sentrum Scene
19/03/13 -- Copenhagen VEGA (main hall)
21/03/13 -- Berlin Huxley's
22/03/13 -- Essen Colosseum
23/03/13 -- Frankfurt Hugenotthalle
25/03/13 -- Stuttgart Theatrehaus
26/03/13 -- Munich Alte Kongresshalle
27/03/13 -- Zurich Volkhaus
28/03/13 -- Milan Teatro Della Luna
16/04/13 -- Tampa, Florida - The State Theater
17/04/13 -- Atlanta, Georgia - The Variety Playhouse
19/04/13 -- Glenside, Philadelphia - Keswick Theatre
20/04/13 -- Washington, Washington D.C. - Howard Theatre
21/04/13 -- Buffalo, New York - Town Ballroom
23/04/13 -- Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
25/04/13 -- Montreal, Quebec - Club-Soda
26/04/13 -- New York City, New York - Best Buy Theater
27/04/13 -- Boston, Massachusetts - Berklee Performance Center
28/04/13 -- New York, Albany, Upstate Concert Hall *with OPETH and KATATONIA
30/04/13 -- Pittsburgh, Philadelphia - Mr Small's
02/05/13 -- Cleveland, Ohio - House of Blues Cleveland
03/05/13 -- Chicago, Illinois - Park West
04/05/13 -- Minneapolis, Minnesota - The Fine Line
06/05/13 -- Boulder, Colorado - Boulder Theater
09/05/13 -- San Francisco, California - The Fillmore
10/05/13 -- Los Angeles, California - Club Nokia
14/05/13 -- Mexico City - Teatro Metropolitan

To buy tickets, visit:

The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories) will be released on 25th February 2013, for more info visit or

Steven Wilson - Recording 'The Holy Drinker' in LA

Uli Jon Roth: Pirates Cove Cleveland 2013 plus tour dates

Uli Jon Roth - Yellow Raven / We'll Burn The Sky - Pirates Cove - Cleveland
See his amazing concert!
Feb. 06 - New York, NY @ Stage 48*
Feb. 07 - White Marsh, MD @ House of Rock
Feb. 08 - Montreal, QC @ Le National
Feb. 09 - Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile*
Feb. 10 - Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile
Feb. 12 - Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
Feb. 13 - Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
Feb. 16 - Savage, MN @ Neisen's Sports Bar & Grill
Feb. 17 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club*
Feb. 23 - Corona, CA @ Marquee 15
Feb. 26 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 27 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

Uli Jon Roth - Crying Days/ They need A Million/Life's Like A River - Cleveland

Uli Jon Roth - Yellow Raven / We'll Burn The Sky - Pirates Cove - Cleveland

Phil X: Into the Fire - HOB 2013 - Phil's on fire!

Phil X and the Drills at the Hollywood House OF Blues... these guys killed it!

Into the Fire, Phil X old Aldo Nova Guitarist. This Guy Rocks...

Russ Parrish: Satchel Solo from Steel Panther show

Hey, Russ Parrish... what happened to our solo at the House Of Blues... waited , but all to no avail, so this one will have to do?


Russ Parrish: Steel Panther Ron Jeremy,Joey Fatone - Living on a Prayer HOB 2013

I was at this Steel Panther show with our the NAMM tour 2013 crew and with Seven StringerJelena Kiric

01/28/2013 - Steel Panther with rockin' it at West Hollywood House of Blues.

Steel Panther with Joey Fatone(Community Property+ Livin' on a Prayer) and Ron Jeremy

Ron Jeremy collapsed after the the HOB show and was taken to hospital. Ron Jeremy has given his fans an update on his health, revealing he is feeling much better.

The adult-film star suffered an aneurysm near his heart late last month and had to have two emergency surgeries. He was in critical condition, but he is now recovering.

Richie Faulkner,Russ Parrish: with Jeff Martin and Steel Panther

01/21/2013 - Steel Panther with Jeff Martin, Scott Travis, and Richie Faulkner rockin' it at West Hollywood House of Blues.

Steel Panther with Jeff Martin, Scott Travis, and Richie Faulkner (You got Another Thing Commin')

George Lynch: 1990 Harley-Davidson Softail for sale

 'WOW.I can hardly believe that I'm parting with this...but I guess the time has come. I've decided to sell one of my Harley's! This bike is a BIG part of my personal & professional life and career. What I'm selling is my 1990 Harley Heritage Softail...THE Wicked Sensation bike!! THE bike on the artwork of the inside CD jacket from the Wicked Sensation CD and also my bike from the 'River of Love' video that I purchased new in Arizona back in 1990. I am the only owner/rider of this VERY comfortable ride...but YOU COULD BE NEXT!!This is such a great bike and has been a BIG part of my life, but I do have a newer Harley Dresser that I ride a lot more so instead of this Heritage just sitting and not being ridden, I wanted to auction it off to a lucky fan...or just someone that's looking for a really cool and comfortable ride. Very dependable, great looks and ride....all info, photos and spec's are posted on this ebay posting . It has a very affordable minimum reserve as well as a buy now set price.
I want to close with this..... Part of the proceeds from this sale will go to the Pulmonary Hypertention Association charity. Pulmonary Hypertention is a terrible medical condition that sadly ended the life of a young fan & niece of one of my friends. Alexandria Beeson (photo here) was only 23 years old when she passed away April 17, 2012. So keep this in mind please...that you're not just buyin' a bike...but helping a very worthy charity!! Bid high & bid often, please. Thanks, GL

Ron Thal: SDMETALROCKS interview NAMM 2013

Bumblefoot? What's a Bumblefoot? Well, besides an animal disease, a Bumblefoot just so happens to be not only one of the most accomplished and amazing guitarists you'll ever hear or see, but also one of the most genuine and amazing people you'll ever meet! I had the pleasure of speaking with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, lead guitarist for Guns N' Roses, while attending this year's NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center. He explained the meaning behind his name, the joys of playing a residency tour in October/November at the Hard Rock Joint in Las Vegas, and shared personal hair-care secrets with yours truly! Thanks Ron, You Rock!!!

SDMETALROCKS - NAMM 2013 - MzHollywood w/ Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, guitarist for Guns N' Roses

Kermheat: seven laws of woo - 2012

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Kermheat Plays on ibanez Guitars and Elixir Strings at N.A.S.A:

and my feet are on :

live At "festival de la guitare" Issoudun 3 nov 2012.

Kermheat plays "seven laws of woo" Praxis

Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Ron Thal: appenin Harry - Jan 27, Hollywood

Sorry for the audio, but the kick drum was punching a hole in our chests all night. An AWESOME night of fun set list or rehearsals...just great fun! Ron Thal literally walked onstage and asked if anyone had a guitar he could use. Even using borrowed gear, these guys KILLED it! Portnoy slayed some Rush...on a 3 piece kit! Russ Allen from Adrenaline Mob and Symphony X came out and guested on Zeppelin's Lemon Song. They also did Diamonds & Rust, Wrathchild, Run To The Hills, Shyboy and a bunch of others!

NAMM 2013 - Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Ron Bumblefoot Thal, Happenin Harry - Jan 27, Hollywood

Doug Doppler: Orange OR-100 and cool Orange VT1000 Valve Tester NAMM 2013

Guitar World stops by the Orange booth to check out some new gear for NAMM 2013 with Doug Doppler

NAMM 2013 - Orange OR-100

NAMM 2013 - Orange VT1000 Valve Tester

Richie Kotzen: Zoom - MS100BT MultiStomp NAMM 2013

Guitar World stops by the Zoom booth to check out some new gear for NAMM 2013 with Richie Kotzen

NAMM 2013 - Zoom - MS100BT MultiStomp w/Richie Kotzen

Wolf Hoffmann: Framus signature NAMM 2013

Wolf Hoffmann of ACCEPT telling you some things about his brand new Framus signature model. And, he'll show you what it sounds like.

Framus Custom Shop: Wolf Hoffmann and his Framus signature model

Framus @ NAMM 2013 - Wolf Hoffmann and his Framus Signature model

John Petrucci: Ernie Ball - NAMM 2013

6 and 7 string versions. Guitar World stops by the Ernie Ball/Music Man booth to check out some new gear for NAMM 2013

NAMM 2013 - Ernie Ball - John Petrucci

Ian Bemolator, Hussein Haddad, Lucas Bittencourt, Bruno Machado: funky mega jam

Ian Bemolator
Hussein Haddad
Lucas Bittencourt
Bruno Machado

Jam with - Bemolator - Haddad - Bittencourt - Machado

Derryl Gabel: An Afternoon with Derryl Gabel on DVD

Derryl Gabel: My highly anticipated instructional video, "An Afternoon with Derryl Gabel" is now available!

An Afternoon with Derryl Gabel DVD

Have you ever wished you could go to your favorite guitar player's studio and look at what gear they're using, settings for amps and FX, and browse their library of books, videos and albums? Me too! Quite often I get asked these questions and a lot more so I made this video for you. In this hour and a half video I cover these topics along with what software I use for recording, practicing, and transcribing. I've included screenshots of all my amp and FX settings so that you can dial them in using your own equipment. For those that have an Axe FX Ultra or the Axe II I have all my patches saved as sysx files for you to simply upload to your unit with no programming needed! I've also included screenshots of the plugin settings I use as well explaining how to record dry while monitoring a wet sound. As a bonus, you'll see footage of me playing one of my favorite solos from a legendary player and I've even included the transcription as well! So sit back and relax while I share with you some information that has taken me years to figure out. Enjoy!


  • Introduction
  • The Gear
  • The Sounds
  • Software
  • Books
  • Videos
  • Albums
  • Solo (Funnels) Included on the DVD is the transcription of the solo in Power Tab, PDF and Guitar Pro6 formats. I've also included screen shot jpegs of all the settings for my patches and plugins. There are six patches total which includes the patch I created for the special solo! You'll also get the sysx patch files for the Axe FX Ultra and Axe II.

When purchasing the DVD or Blu-ray you will also get the download version. The download link will be sent once your order is processed. The download will include all the transcription files and neck diagrams. This will also be located on the DVD as well.

Blu-ray : $45.00
S & H : $5.00

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Rick Graham: Lagrima by Francisco Tarrega

Hi guys, going to be uploading more classical guitar vids, especially as my imac is under the knife at the moment. Hope you enjoy and more classical guitar pieces coming very soon.

Lagrima by Francisco Tarrega

Fred Brum: Laney Ironheart Studio - Vortex

Fred Brum - Laney Ironheart Studio - Vortex
My album Atonement is available (along with a free downloadable track at - please give it a listen. :)

Official Website -
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In what is a different take from the whole "take your time and tweak stuff" I shot this vid (with Chris Taylor from Laney as the kind-of-voluntary cameraman) in about 30 minutes - I simply took one of the 7-strings at Jaden's booth and proceeded to set the amp to fire and forget with a tone more akin to the stuff I used in Atonement.

Signal chain is simply guitar into the Ironheart Studio, recorded using USB and, for obvious reasons, no reamping took place. For authenticity's sake, I didn't resort to most post-processing safe for the usual tape delays in melody and lead parts, using mostly pickups and volume / tone pots for diversity.

Thanks to the guys from Laney for putting up with me, as well as the guys from the booth in front of the cab for understanding I had to use it, as I used that for recording in monition purposes (no time to configure the rig).

Gear used here:
- Jaden Rose Guitars -
- Laney Amps -
- Sik Piks -
- Hufschmid picks -
- Gruv Gear Fretwraps (i.e. thing around neck) -

Hope you guys enjoy! :)

Miroslav Mirosavljev: Daily Solo - Regret

Daily Solo - Regret (No. 30, guitar)
One day - one solo!

Written and played by MICKYLEE.

Animation by Emanuela Bulatovic
official homepage:

Alex Martinho: Full DVD available for download

Download the complete DVD for FREE

This DVD marks the 20th anniversary of instrumental solo career of Alex, which began in his return to Brazil after attending GIT (USA) in 1992. The DVD was manufactured in physical format and is available only in virtual format, free. With big band, string quartet and special guests. CREDITS: Recorded at the Teatro Municipal João Caetano (Niterói-RJ) on 06 October 2011 . Produced by Alex Martin Co-Produced by Sydnei Carvalho and Gustavo di Padua All compositions and arrangements by Alex Martin except "Gratefulness" and "Double Vision" (Martin and Alex Carvalho Sydnei) Musicians: Alex Martin - Guitar Gustavo di Padua - GuitarJorge Mathias - Bass Rodrigo Martin - Drums Deivison White - Violin Hugo Baptista - Violin Vanessa Dutkus - Viola Daniel Silva - Cello Special Interests: Sydnei Carvalho - Guitar Daniel S'antana - Guitar Kuko Moura - Piano Victor Rangel - Publishing and ImagingGustavo di Padua - Mixing and Mastering Audio Selim Humbaraci and staff - Cameras Anderson "Kbeça" - Capture audio "Palito" - Light Cris Ribeiro - Photos Thiago Freitas - Assistant GeneralFlavio Freitas - Roadie ALEX USA: NIG Strings and Pedals | guitars NZAGANIN | cables SANTO ANGELO | SERGIO pickups Rosar | accessories PowerClick

Full DVD "Alex Martinho 20 years of road" (full concert)

Gary Willis: Retro - the new CD

Gary Willis: Retro /Featuring Gergo Borlai and Albert Bover
One of the most formidable fretless electric bassists in the post-Jaco Pastorius era, Texas native and current Barcelona resident Gary Willis joins forces with Catalan keyboardist Albert Bover and Budapest-born drummer Gergo Borlai on this exhilarating take on the electric piano trio. Co-founder (with guitarist Scott Henderson) of the premiere fusion band Tribal Tech and former member of Wayne Shorter’s band, Willis and his highly interactive crew shift deftly from slamming funk (“Old School”) to percolating fusion (“Disconnectivity”) to aggressive swingers (“Change Agent,” ”Move”) while embracing quiet ballads (Paul McCandless’ “Amaryllis,” Milton Nascimento’s evocative “Tarde” or Willis’ aptly-titled “Dream”) with uncommon sensitivity and a lyrical touch. They also turn in expressive interpretations of the Lennon-McCartney classic “Norwegian Wood” and Bill Evans’ “We Will Meet Again.” And the album closes on a poignant note with Willis’ tasty, subtly reharmonized rendition of the Depression era standard “For All We Know,” a tune famously covered by the likes of Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone and Donny Hathaway.

Says the great bassist of his impressive sidemen on Retro: “Gergo is an incredible drummer. I had done some playing with him in Budapest, and since he moved to Barcelona Albert and I have been able to work up some nice chemistry as a trio with him.

This new record is about us playing together. It’s not about big productions or anything, it’s just Rhodes, bass and drums. It’s a totally different direction from what I did last time (on 2007’s Actual Fiction, also on Abstract Logix). It shows what can happen when you just make it about the interpretation of the material and how we play together. And for that reason it’s maybe more personal than anything I’ve done before.”

From the modal opener “Change Agent” to the bubbling “Old School” (which recalls the old school funk-fusion of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters) to the atmospheric “Tarde,” these three kindred spirits demonstrate a remarkable capacity to groove in loose-tight fashion throughout Retro. They collective burn through a labyrinth of chord changes on the uptempo romp “Move,” which is fueled by Willis’ urgent walking bass lines, and settle into on mellow accord on Oregon’s floating “Amaryllis” and a chill 3/4 take on the Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood.” Bover proves to be both a consummate accompanist and accomplished soloist from track to track while Borlai’s crisp, polyrhythmic pulse and supple brushwork fuel the proceedings. Willis’ virtuosic solo contributions here, particularly on “Disconnectivity” and “Move,” show why he is regarded as one of the most outstanding bassists on the scene today.

“I just wanted to feature the fun of playing together and the expression that comes out in this stripped-down setting,” says Willis of his fifth album as a leader overall and second for Abstract Logix. “Whatever direction it’s going, we’re going to try to get into it pretty deep.” They’ve succeeded in brilliant fashion on Retro.


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Track 1 Change Agent (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 2 Amaryillis (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 3 Disconnectivity (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 4 Norwegian Wood (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 5 Old School (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 6 Dream (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 7 Move (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 8 Tarde (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 9 We Will Meet Again (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 10 For All We Know (LISTEN TO AUDIO)

Lena Mashkina: 8 finger tapping guitar

8 finger TAPPING guitar: Lena Mashkina "Six Strings & Soul" by Dmitri Maloletov
Lena Mashkina - guitar, tapping

8 finger TAPPING guitar: Lena Mashkina - Six Strings & Soul (by D. Maloletov)

Земфира "Искала" - Lena Mashkina - 8-Finger Tapping - "Iskala" - Zemfira

George Marios: Megajam - because I can

Hey guys,
I ve been really into my practising lately so i thought i'd take a break from my recording session to film some solos over some tracks with my beloved Zivory Guitar.
I hope that you enjoy them,
Feel free to contact me for lesson enquiries,session work enquiries or anything else.
Peace :-)
George Marios

George Marios Megajam - 2/2013


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Tom Quayle: Dual Fusion - Coming soon from Wampler Pedals

Sometime in mid 2011 we received an email from Tom Quayle showing an interest in our pedals. So, after some discussion Tom bought a Euphoria and a Paisley Drive. From the moment he plugged them in, his tone had been taken a huge step forward.

When playing high energy Fusion, you need dirt that follows every move you make. It needs to allow the guitar to work and respond perfectly, and with Wampler Pedals, Tom found this.

When we got to meet Tom in person that following January in NAMM, a discussion took place where Tom told us what he loved about that combination and what wasn't quite working. We loved his thoughts. At the show, a concept was born that took just over 12 months to be realized.

Wampler Tom Quayle Dual Fusion Pedal

So, what was that idea? It was quite simple (well, it appeared that way). Take those two circuits, highlight the most usable tones, modify them extensively to ensure that they stack perfectly and then put them in the the same box. Also, make the stacking switchable... C1 into C2, or C2 into C1. While you are there, separate them with dedicated inputs/outputs should you use a looper switching system. Basically, make it as versatile and usable as possible.

Upon receiving the first prototype Tom said "The major improvement is just how amp-like the response is. In that department I have never played a pedal that is as good as this. It sounds exactly like a gainy tube amp and feels like one too. It's very exciting and fun to play through - you totally forget that you're playing a pedal."

How does it compare to the originals? Well, that is a good question. The main think you will notice when playing the Dual Fusion is that the gain structures are more refined on both sides, both sound slightly more natural and they are more organic. Transparency is the word. When you stack them together the transparency of them really shines through.

The Tom Quayle signature Dual Fusion. Coming soon from Wampler Pedals.

NAMM '13 - Wampler Pedals Tom Quayle Dual Fusion Signature Pedal Demo - Guitar Interactive Magazine

Ozielzinho: Far Beyond the Sun - one of the best covers yet?

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Far Beyond the Sun - by Ozielzinho

Joel Stroetzel,Adam Dutkiewicz: Disarm The Descent - Preorder

Disarm The Descent Is Now Available For Preorder!
Our forthcoming record, Disarm The Descent, comes out on April 2nd, but it is available for preorder right now! Check out all the bundle options at or get it now on iTunes where you can get “In Due Time” immediately once you preorder!

Kenny Serane: The French Guitar Contest 2013 - English Teaser

This is the official Teaser of the French Guitar contest 2013.
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The French Guitar Contest 2013 - English Teaser

Gary Rossington,Rickey Medlocke,Mark Matejka: Lynyrd Skynrd - Simple Man Cruise


Join Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sixthman as we host Simple Man Cruise VII! The Simple Man Cruise is back for lucky number 7, sailing October 20-24th from Miami to Key West and Great Stirrup Cay. Get ready for 4 days of nonstop shows on stages all around the ship, topped off with wild and crazy activities! Lynyrd Skynyrd brings you another exceptional music festival, promising an incredible lineup of bands and the biggest rock n' roll fan reunion the open seas have ever seen.

Our setting this year is the beautiful Norwegian Pearl, equipped with specialty restaurants, a bowling alley, a rock climbing wall, basketball courts, a full-service casino, 24-hour room service and so much more! All the music you know and love,  and our favorite destinations of Key West & our own private island, make this a nonstop music adventure you don’t want to miss.