Saturday, 16 March 2013

Richard Hallebeek, Antti Kotikoski: Generator to get regenerated!

Richard Hallebeek

It was 20 years ago, my hair was long, I had just finished my studies at the conservatory and left to Los Angeles to study at the Musicians Institute with nothing more then my trusty Ibanez Saber guitar, a Triaxis preamp, a mobile coffeemaker, and some clothes. A year later I came back with a record deal with Mark Varney's Legato Label and had a demo-cd in my suitcase with 9 original compositions featuring guest appearances from Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Daniel Gilbert, Carl Verheyen and Scott Kinsey.
'Generator' was released a year later on Mark Varney's Legato label and has become quite a fusion classic over the years.

To celebrate the 20th year anniversary of this release, 'Generator' will be remastered, new artwork will be added, and a never before released version of the closing track 'Music For Runyon Canyon' will replace the old one that had some digital clipping/distortion in the middle. It will be made available on my label Richie Rich Music later this year. The remaster is well worth it, since the original was over-compressed. The new version sounds like it was intended, much more open and punchy. Exciting times! Stay tuned! — with Mark Varney and 2 others.

Bruno Palma: French Guitar Contest 2

French Guitar Contest 2 - Bruno Palma
Hi everyone! here is my entry to the french guitar contest 2 , hope you ll like it ! Please Click the like buttom and Share this video!

Ola a todos ! Aqui vai minha inscrição para o "the french guitar contest 2" , espero que gostem! clique em Gostei e compartilhem este video!
Abraços a todos

French Guitar Contest 2 - Bruno Palma

Panos Katseas: Platypus and Pyramids on mars - Planet X covers

axe fx 2
canon eos 650d
sigma 30mm 1.4 lens

Panos Katseas Platypus!!!

Panos Katseas pyramids on mars

Dhalif Ali: Candy Red Ernieball Musicman

Ernieball Musicman
Candy Red

Ernieball Musicman Silhouette Test 1

Patrick Amar: The French Guitar Contest 2013

My entry on that very cool contest.

Patrick Amar - The French Guitar Contest 2013 entry

French Guitar Contest 2013 ends May 11th

Milan Polak: Tracking Guitars Song #11

Documenting the making of my new album
Milan Polak - bass
Dennis Leeflang - drums

Copyright © Milan Polak 2013 All Rights Reserved

Milan Polak - Tracking Guitars Song #11

Martin Miller,Anton Davidyants,Sebastian Lanser: announces progressive fusion group - Xenofinity

Martin Miller: I'm proud to announce the first release of my new progressive group named Xenofinity. The band consists of:

Sebastian Lanser - Drums (Panzerballett, Juvaliant)
Anton Davidyants - Bass (Impact Fuze)
Martin Miller - Guitar (solo artist, Tom Goetze Band)

Produced by Martin Miller
Composed by Martin Miller & Sebastian Lanser
Mixed by Martin Miller, Norwin Palme & Sebastian Lanser
Drum Recording by Norwin Palme

While we're working on our first full length release, we're looking out for a great keyboard player to complement this line-up. If you know somebody, who knows somebody, let us know through:

Stay tuned for further info!

Xenofinity - new progressive supergroup (Teaser - Martin Miller, Anton Davidyants, Sebastian Lanser)

Carolzinha Oliveira: Santo Angelo improvisation competition

Comment ... Enjoy my Fanpage - ... Abrasive = D

Jussara Cruz: Santo Angelo improvisation competition

Hi guys
after much insistence of some friends for me to participate in this contest (LIE = P) decided to participate, q know I have chances of winning pq has a galley participating hsauahs monster, but as they say it is oq friends etc and we do qa so here's my contribution, I hope you like it (but if they do not like anyway Joinha can give to help ME, won): D who wants to be my friend in the face, just to say hello / https://www.facebook. com / Jussara.P.Cruz required


Nicole Papastavrou: Eye Ra Haze - crunching guitar covers!

Nicole Papastavrou

Nicole Papastavrou – formerly of the LA Hardcore quintet ‘Through this Defiance’ Nicole has toured the world in the die-hard, ruffian, hardcore scene. She has made her bones in the moshpit and displays no affection for her audience as she bullies her way to stardom with her brash riffs, and raucous rhythmic breakdowns.

Band and Facebook

When the seductive crooning of Natasha Singer met the crushing sounds of distorted guitars and sovereign drumming, she found a safe haven for her voice and a way to reach the soul of the fan, at the depths of their emotions.

Eye Ra Haze was the natural formation of five heavy music lovers who shared the dream of sculpting a nonpareil sound in the Alternative & Nu metal Genres. Comprised of the irresistible vocals of Natasha singer, David Robinowitz on bass, Nicole Papastavrou on guitar, Kevin Corcoran on drums and Karine Catenacci on keyboard and backing vocals.
Natasha Nicholson, Enrique Mancia, Nicole Papastavrou, Karine Catenacci, Kevin Corcoran

Fear Factory Christploitation Guitar Cover

Kurtis Imel: Kastertroy - 8 String Song "Neweer" - Agile Ghostburst

New song written on my Agile Intrepid "Ghostburst" 8 String.
Kastertroy - 8 String Song "Neweer" Agile Ghostburst [1080 HD]

Steve Smyth: The Sick Room - New Zealand Radio Interview

Exclusive New Zealand Radio Interview - Steve Smyth

This is a radio interview conducted by Caleb Smith of The Sick Room radio New Zealand
For more information you can visit The Sick Room at­ial

Steve Smyth (Forbidden, Nevermore, Dragonlord, Testament, Vicious Rumors) is no newcomer in the metal music or shred guitar world, first being tipped for the top in Shrapnel Records president Mike Varney's "Hometown Heroes" column in the October 1993 issue of Guitar World magazine.

A four year tenure as lead/rhythm guitarist with Bay Area power metallers Vicious Rumors started in 1995. During this time, Smyth contributed to two well received albums; 1996′s Something Burning, and 1998′s Cyberchrist (both released by Massacre Records), and toured extensively in the USA and Europe in support of both albums.

Then in 1999, Smyth began a four and a half year touring stint with Bay Area thrash metal legends Testament, touring the world in support of The Gathering album and then the First Strike Still Deadly album, playing to nearly 500,000 satisfied fans.

During this time Steve also helped form the lineup of Testament guitarist/founder Eric Peterson's black metal side project, Dragonlord. Two successful albums followed over the next four years: Rapture (Spitfire Records, 2001) and Black Wings of Destiny (Escapi Music, 2005).

Smyth spent late 2003 touring the world with Nevermore, the well respected underground progressive metal band, in support of their album Enemies of Reality. In 2004, Smyth was invited to become part of the band's permanent line-up, leading to the critically acclaimed album, This Godless Endeavor (Century Media, 2005), the band's sixth full length, which featured several songs penned by Steve. A world tour followed, which saw the band play the first Gigantour (the brainchild of Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine), a headlining tour of Europe, as well as countless support tours across the globe in support of the effort.

In between tours in 2006, Smyth was invited to lend his voice to the character Snizzy Snazz Bullets, on the hit cartoon series Metalocalypse, a role he reprised again in 2008, along with a few other voices.

Smyth officially left Nevermore in 2007, citing "personal and business differences", and then released The EssenEss Project, an instrumental effort with longtime bandmate Steve Hoffman on bass, and special guest drummer Atma Anur. The effort was released world-wide on Steve's own imprint, Two Louder Music, to positive critical acclaim. Some touring in support of the album followed, in addition to several clinics and masterclasses in the States and abroad.

2009 found Smyth joining Forbidden, touring Europe and the US with the band, and participating in the writing process for Omega Wave, Forbidden's first album in 14 years, released October 22nd in EU, October 26th in the US, and Asia two weeks after. A North American tour leg involving a mixture of headlining dates as well as a support slot with thrash metal legends Overkill, kicked off November 4th in Springfield Virginia, wrapping December 11th in San Francisco. More touring in 2011 has commenced, with 2 shows aboard the 1st Annual 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise (Miami-Cozumel-Miami), a South American tour, and the Spring Festival Season in the EU. Catch the Wave when Forbidden brings it to North America once again with a headlining tour, as well as appearances at select Summer Festivals across Europe, and a full European headline tour in the works for late summer!

2011 saw the release of a Steve Smyth signature series line of guitars from BC Rich, Signature 6 and 7 string Bich guitars designed to Steve's specs. The guitars made their debut at the Winter NAMM 2011 show in Anaheim Ca, and are now available for sale at a dealer near you! Ask for it by name!

2011 also sees Smyth co-writing the followup album for The EssenEss Project, as well as the debut of new band Firehead, who are presently at work writing a debut album due for release by Fall 2011. Touring in support of both band's releases is in the planning stages.

Personal Stats

Fave TV Show: Boardwalk Empire.

Instruments: Electric and Acoustic Guitar and Bass, Voice, Drum and Key Programming.

D.O.B.: November 28th Year Of The Dog.

Favorite sports team: Oakland Raiders.

Favorite Food: Italian.

Band history

Ariah (1988 -- 1992)
Sweet Leaf (1994 -- present)
Vicious Rumors (1995 -- 1999)
Testament (1999 -- 2004)
Dragonlord (1999 -- 2005)
Nevermore (2002, 2003 -- 2007)
The EssenEss Project (1993 -- 1995, 2004 -- present)
Firehead (2008 -- present)
Forbidden (2009 -- present)

For more information please visit Steve Smyth at

Steve Smyth exclusive radio interview

Randy Hansen,Darren Housholder: War & Peace - The Flesh & Blood Sessions

On April 23, Deadline Records (a division of Cleopatra Records) will release a special edition of "The Flesh And Blood Sessions" from WAR & PEACE. The collection includes an unreleased track and liner notes from Jeff Pilson.

The band was Jeff Pilson on lead vocals and guitar, Vinny Appice on drums, Michael Diamond on bass, and Randy Hansen on lead guitar with an exclusive bonus track, "Heaven Knows", featuring guitarist Darren Housholder.

"The Flesh & Blood Sessions" track listing:

01. Kill For The Love Of God
02. Snake Eyes
03. If I Put My Love In You
04. I Don't Want To Be Lonely
05. Nailed To The Cross
06. Idle Worship
07. Bringing It On
08. Raising Cain
09. What I Hide Behind
10. Heaven Knows

Joe Bonamassa: Corbin Reiff interviews for premier guitar

What’s the current status of Black Country Communion?
The first two records were a blast—the band is fantastic when the Ritalin kicks in, the ADD goes away, and everyone’s focused. It’s a devastatingly good rock band of the early-1970s type, and Glenn is a fantastic singer—just one of the best ever. So I did it and did a nine-week tour in 2011 that really, by the end of it, wasn't fun for me. It wasn't because I didn't like the cats in the band, but it was just too much—too much involved in getting people from place to place and getting the band onstage. Everybody seemed to be very tense, and it made my crew very tense, and it’s not the way I like to tour. I run a family—I have 21 people who go on the road with me all the time, and if you asked them who was the cause of the least of their problems, they would say me. Unless there was no Diet Coke—then it’s a huge [expletive] problem, and either I’m going to the supermarket or somebody else is [laughs].

But it just wasn't fun for me anymore. All the stuff that Glenn says in the media, essentially pinning it on me—that I was the reason for the band’s lack of touring and the band’s lack of future. It became rapidly not fun at all. It would be dishonest of me to get onstage and pretend like I'm having fun to please the band. I'm just not the guitar player for that band, but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any out-of-work guitar players in L.A. that they can get. There are so many guys that can fill that role and I would be the first guy to queue up and buy a ticket. So that’s my story with it. I’m happily not involved anymore, but I'm happy with the legacy that I left with that band and happy with the records we made. It was a great three years for me.

Glen Drover: Queensryche Toronto 2013

Tina Peek VP Artist Relations at Rat Pak Records / Radio Host of The Big Rock Show posts this special video. Glen Drover joins Queensryche on stage in Toronto, March 7th, 2013 for Take Hold Of The Flame! It's distorted (sorry about that), but gives you an idea of how much fun the guys had and how hard they rock!!!

Queensryche with Glen Drover - March 7th at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto

Scott Gailor: Free download of Kidd Havoc Download

Scott Gailor Laurie Monk yes. It's time to share lol. I just want people to hear it before I finish my instrumental cd by the end of the year! It has some fun solos on it. Plus tribal

Click on the link and download a free 320/Mp3 cd of KIDD HAVOK. It's on me enjoy!! Tell your friends. It's free!

Fredrik Thordendal,Mårten Hagström,Rebecca Dirks: Rebecca gets Meshuggah's Rig Rundown

Premier Guitar ( is on location in Chicago, Illinois, where PG's Rebecca Dirks visits with Kent Eriksson, Meshuggah's tech for guitarists Fredrik Thordendal, Mårten Hagström, & bassist Dick Lövgren. He talks about their current live setups including signature 8-string and 7-string Ibanez guitars and Warwick basses, and how each member uses the Fractal Audio Axe-Fx.

For more Rig Rundown videos or to watch one of PG's 1,900 other videos, visit

Rig Rundown - Meshuggah's Fredrik Thordendal, Mårten Hagström, & Dick Lövgren

Mike Orlando: tour diary - metal nation radio

Day 3 of the Coverta Tour stop. Adrenaline Mob kicks off the AMOB tour diaries with Metal Nation Radio. Tune in twice a week for tour updates from John Moyer and who knows who else.

Trauma with John Moyer and Mike Orlando

Jake Reichbart: DVD lesson package

Check out my guitar DVD lessons:

The majority of the DVDs are lessons on my specific song arrangements, check out these samples:

Also check out my lesson "How To Arrange Any Song For Solo Guitar":

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1) Creepin' by Stevie Wonder
2) Lately by Stevie Wonder
3) Steppin' Out by Joe Jackson
4) Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me, really getting into jazz harmony
5) Maxine by Donald Fagen
6) Deacon Blues by Steely Dan
7) Save a prayer by Duran Duran
8) A jazz harmony for the guitar DVD, very advanced
9) Feel Like Flying by Gino Vannelli
10) Lead electric blues guitar, 90 min., based on my guitar work on the accompanying CD to the Hal Leonard book Bass Grooves: The Ultimate Collection by Jon Liebman
11) Lead Jazz Guitar: The Art of Phrasing with Rhythmic Figures and Patterns. If you know scales, arpeggios and chords but somehow can't quite seem to put together a satisfying solo, this DVD will show you how. An hour and 20 minutes. Intermed/Adv.
12) Every Summer Night by Pat Metheny, 1 hour and 50 minutes
13) This Masquerade (Leon Russel/George Benson), complete arrangement, including a lengthy improvisation section. One hour and 30 min.
14) After The Love Has Gone by EW&F, an hour and 45 minutes
15) Moonlight in Vermont, an hour and 40 minutes, extra emphasis on chord substitutions.
16) Us and Them, Pink Floyd
17) Bird of Beauty, Stevie Wonder
18) Taking A Chance On Love, an hour and 35 minutes. Chord substitutions, walking bass, improvisation and much more!
19) The Wind Cries Mary, one hour and 30 min. Includes an extended lesson segment on how to play intervals Jimi Hendrix style!
20) Babylon Sisters by Steely Dan, nearly two hours long! TAB available
21) With a Little Help From My Friends, The Beatles, 90 minutes.
22) Hall & Oates "Double Feature", two songs on one DVD, Sara Smile and One on One! An hour and 40 minutes. Samples from these lessons are available as part of my latest uploads of these two songs.
23) Michael Jackson - Jackson Five "Double Feature", two songs on one DVD, I'll Be There & Never Can Say Goodbye! An hour and 40 minutes.
24) Blues in G, 80 minutes, learn how to play the blues for solo guitar in the style of Joe Pass. Advanced!
25) Emily, Chord substitutions, lead, bass lines... 80 minutes.
26) My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder, one hour and 15 minutes. Includes a TAB as well!!! Widescreen
27) Blue In Green - one hour and 35 minutes. Heavily focused on chord substitutions. Not for the harmonically faint of heart - very advanced!! Widescreen
28) All The Things You Are - an hour and 20 minutes. Chord melody, chord substitutions, lead... One of my best! intermed/adv. Widescreen
29) How Deep Is Your Love - my most viewed solo guitar performance on YouTube is finally available as a 90 minute DVD lesson in widescreen!
30) I'm Not In Love by 10CC, Widescreen
31) The theme from the James Bond film Goldfinger, Widescreen
32) So May It Secretly Begin, Pat Metheny, Widescreen
33) Change The World, Eric Clapton, Widescreen
34) Through The fire, Chaka Khan - an hour and 20 minutes, Widescreen
35) Hey Nineteen, Steely Dan - an hour and 20 minutes, Widescreen
36) Make Me Smile, Chicago - an hour and 25 minutes, Widescreen
37) I Talk To The Wind, King Crimson, Widescreen
38) Baby Come Back, Player - an hour and 20 minutes, Widescreen
39) Just You 'N' Me, Chicago - an hour and 20 minutes, Widescreen
40) Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion, an hour and 10 minutes, Widescreen
41) Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith, Steve Winwood - In Widescreen
42) Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police - In Widescreen
43) I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner - In Widescreen
44) "If you leave me now" by Chicago, Widescreen
45) Third world Man, Steely Dan, Widescreen
46) Something, The Beatles, George Harrison, Widescreen, an hour and 25 minutes
47) "Don't you (forget about me)", Simple Minds, Widescreen, an hour and 20 minutes
48) Witchcraft, Widescreen, an hour and 25 minutes
49) Travels, Pat Metheny Group, Widescreen, an hour and 10 minutes
50) And I Love Her, The Beatles, Widescreen, an hour and 30 minutes
51) Kid Charlemagne, Steely Dan, Widescreen, an hour and 30 minutes
52) Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd, Widescreen, an hour and 20 minutes
53) Badge, Cream, Widescreen, an hour and 5 minutes
54) Greatest Love Of All, Whitney Houston, Widescreen, an hour and 30 minutes
55) Unbreak My Heart, Toni Braxton, Widescreen, an hour and 20 minutes
56) The Crystal Ship, The Doors, Widescreen, an hour and 15 minutes
57) Thank You, Led Zeppelin, Widescreen, an hour and 15 minutes
58) Dream Of The Return, Pat Metheny Group, Widescreen, an hour and 30 minutes
59) Big Log, Robert Plant, Widescreen, an hour and 30 minutes
60) Affirmation, George Benson, Widescreen, an hour and 20 minutes
61) Nuages, Django Reinhardt, Widescreen, an hour and 20 minutes

TOTO, 99, Ninety Nine -- fingerstyle guitar arrangement by Jake Reichbart

Django Reinhardt -- Nuages, fingerstyle jazz guitar arrangement by Jake Reichbart

Tony Waka: Doing Weekly Lessons for Prymaxe Vintage

Hey guys, in case u don´t know I m doing weekly lessons for Prymaxe Vintage, great gear shop in USA... This is a part of this week lesson, string skippng with tapping arpeggios, check this out and more in his channel
and check his amazing online store !!!

Doing Weekly Lessons for Prymaxe Vintage

Marco Sfogli: now DV Mark endorser

Marco Sfogli

I'm officially a DV Mark endorser. Thanks to Mesa Boogie for all these years but I was looking for a change. Can't wait to let you hear the killer tones coming from both the Triple 6 and the Multiamp!!!

MARCO BROWSE, guitarist James Labrie (Dream Theater) to the MFA of Bovisio (MB) for a clinic! info: david @

Nils Courbaron: Knight Rider goes Djent Metal!

EN - Djent metal cover of Knight Rider opening by Nils Courbaron, French guitar player of Lyr Drowning and T.A.N.K.

Nils Courbaron's Project instrumental EP - Madness Leads To Death :

Directed by Anthony Dubois (Meshuggah/Sybreed)
Recorded by Thomas Smilek at Climezis Recordings

Knight Rider Opening - Metal Cover (Nils Courbaron)

Orlando Barbuto: Messi Fusion - tribute to a football wizard

A little funk, a little Fusion and a little Messi ....
but soooo impro ... (but very impro!)

Funk Messi Fusion guitar impro

Christie Lenée: Breath of Spring - Acoustic Guitar Tapping

"Breath of Spring" studio version- original composition and performance by Christie Lenée. *Filmed by John Welsh at Milkboy Recording Studios Philadelphia, Audio mixed by Tim Sonnofeld, Video edited by Christie Lenée*

Christie Lenee - "Breath of Spring" - Zoom Acoustic Guitar Tapping

Matt Moliti: Vigier - Symmetrical Blues Lick

Matt Moliti - Symmetrical Blues Lick
I haven't uploaded a lick in a while, so here's one I've been working on recently. Tab coming soon!

Mikael Åkerfeldt: Opeth interview with DJ Andrew Haug

Mikael Åkerfeldt was recently interviewed by DJ Andrew Haug for Australian radio, and he was in a feisty mood.

OPETH Interview 2013 "...Extreme Metal is Dull"... Online Radio

Paul Gilbert: Pentatonic Chicka

Paul Gilbert ( shows you a fun exercise to help practice your guitar scales... CHICKA!

For more free guitar lessons visit

Paul Gilbert Guitar Lesson: Pentatonic Chicka