Saturday, 23 March 2013

Tony C: Sacrifice and Secrets - tributes to Michael Romeo

Tony C covering Michael Romeo's guitar solo from the 'Sacrifice' song. Tony: all guitars, keyboards, bass and drums programming. Special Thanks to: Fred Ambreneuf, Olivier Gestin, Hans Nithila...Thanks for watching, Keep on Rockin'!

Symphony X - Sacrifice solo - cover by Tony C

Tony C covering Michael Romeo's guitar solo from the 'Secrets' song.
100% live recorded, this is not one of those stupid playback thing!
Tony: all guitars, keyboards, bass and drums programming.
Thanks to: Samy Estrade, Nicolas Roblin
...Thanks for watching, Keep on Rockin'!

Symphony X - Secrets solo - cover by Tony C (good audio)

Nili Brosh,Alex Argento,Bryan Beller,Virgil Donati: New Album Sessions: Warming Up In The Studio

A short clip of Nili warming up/jamming in the studio on a rough mix of "Double Entendre", a new tune from her upcoming second solo album. This track features Alex Argento (keys), Bryan Beller (bass), and Virgil Donati (drums).

Coming soon!

Milan Polak: 12 String number 6

Milan Polak - Tracking 12-string #6
Documenting the making of my new album
Milan Polak - bass
Dennis Leeflang - drums

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Alex Hutchings: Live in Israel

New Demo track Featuring Rob Brian - Drums and Bill Banwell Bass.
Live performance through the BR-80 for Halilit music company Israel.

Alex Hutchings - Live in Israel - Full track.

Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Weekend Contest - see Joe live in New York City

Joe Bonamassa

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Vladimir Pocorschi: Recovery - brick in the wall

Vladimir Pocorschi - vocals, guitar
Lavinia Sateanu - vocals, violin
Stefan Ciobanu - vocals,keybords
Vlady Sateanu - bass, backing vocals
Florin Hamza - drums
Original Arrangement by Recovery

Recovery - "An/odd/Re: brick in the wall (a tribute to Pink Floyd)"

Tomáš Raclavský: Euroblast Jingle Contest

Hey guys, here's my entry for the Euroblast jingle contest.
Link to the Euroblast website:
You can enter the contest here:

MDBs #EuroblastJingleContest Entry

Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble (MDB's metal cover)

Fredrik Pihl,Mattias IA Eklundh,Ron Thal, Lalle Larsson: Silhouettes

Debut album by Swedish guitar player Fredrik Pihl.
Nearly 50 minutes of dark and romantic instrumental music with influences from metal, modern classical music and jazz/fusion.

Featuring guest artists:
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N´ Roses)
Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen)
Lalle Larsson (Karmakanic, Agents of mercy)

Fredrik Pihl: Silhouettes

1. Above the Surface (feat. Mattias IA Eklundh) 7:14
2. The Demonic Masquerade 8:15
3. Memories 8:20
4. Silhouettes (feat. Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal)10:58
5. By the Blue Horizon (feat. Lalle Larsson) 6:16
6. The Twelfth Night 8:40

Jack Gardiner: reunited with his beloved guitar!

Brilliant news that Jack Gardiner & Karl Anthony Maximus Sweeney have got their beloved instruments back safe and sound!!! Fantastic news lads, have a great gig tonight

"Holy shit! We've got both the Suhr, the Wyn and all my pedals back! The only thing the crackhead stole was my cloth... I am OVER THE MOON! Thank you so much all of you guys! We couldn't of got them back without your support! We'll be playing these beautiful instruments at Eric's at midnight! Many many beers will be consumed..."

Per Nilsson,Ola Englund: Strandberg Guitars - Musikmesse stand will be rocking!

Strandberg Guitarworks
Strandberg Guitars - Musikmesse 2013 - Highlights. We look forward to seeing many of you in Frankfurt! — with Keep Of Kalessin, Per Nilsson, Francesco Filigoi,Fred Brum, Allan Marcus, Ola Englund, Evan Skopp, Chrys Johnson, Ola Strandberg, Jack Gardiner, Simone Bertozzi, Carlos Rodriguez, Paul De Maio,Richard Lainegard, Sébastien Bizeul, Shun Nokina and Sylvain Razorimages, Martin Miller

Alex Carrera: Ibanez Guitar Solo Competition 2013

Hi here's my Entry for the Ibanez contest 2013, I used my Ibanez RG5EX1 (custom art) with Caparison Angelus Pick ups + Kemper profiling amp + Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. I used "Blackstar HT20 OD" profile by TOMAS, you can find it at kemper site, hope you like the video!

first time recording a video through the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 :)

Ibanez Guitar Solo Competition 2013 - Alex Carrera, KPA *Blackstar Profile by TOMAS

Keith Whalen: Whalenator killer licks!

Some more licks, blog link to follow!

I'm going through some old Facebook uploads and redoing the licks so I can blog the tabs. Enjoy!

Keith Whalen - Licks from August 7th, 2012

Dudley Ross, Joe Sam: 4 hands one guitar Vigier NAMM 2013

Dudley Ross: Dudley started the guitar at the relatively late age of sixteen. Inspired by players such as Jimi Hendrix, Shawn Lane, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Scott Henderson & George Benson, Dudley found a passion for many different genres, which was reflected in his playing from an early stage.

Dudley has toured with bands, theatre shows and as a solo artist around the world He is currently performing with Cut The Funk, Sizen, The Blues Bandits & and the Noel McCalla Band as well being a busy a dep musician for bands/shows. He has shared the stage as well as many recordings with many great acts/artists such as Pino Palladino, Geno Washington, Roger Glover (Deep Purple) Shawn Lane, Bumblefoot, Guthrie Govan, Dave Kilminster (Roger Waters), The James Taylor Quartet, Paul Booth (Eric Clapton), Jon Noyce (Jethro Tull, Gary Moore) & Matt Schofield to name a few.

In 2007 he signed an endorsement deal with Vigier Guitars, which gave him to opportunity to travel around the world performing at shop clinics and trade shows.

In 2011 Dudley was asked to perform at the Royal Festival Hall as a guest at the Young Guitarist and Guitarist of the year as well as judge the competition alongside Pete Callard and Neville Marten.

Dudley's solo album 'The Note That Told A Thousand Tales' is available on iTunes.


Dudley is proud to endorse Vigier Guitars, Voodoo Labs & LINE6 products.
Joe Sam: Playing music since the age of two, Joe started on drums and at the age of ten appeared on the BBC children's show "Why Don't You" with his band "Blue Memphis". At twenty-two, Joe beat hundreds of young bass players from across the world to gain a full scholarship to London's Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP).

Joe has since played with some astonishing musicians including Jamie Woon, "Jamiroquai", Sophie Barker (07), Robin Banerjee (Amy Winehouse), Jan Ozveren (Corrine Bailey Rae, Trilok Gurtu) and Pete Ray Biggin (Mark Ronson, Level 42, Incognito) and recently featured alongside Pete and Robin on the debut album by "Ella Chi".

Dudley Ross, Joe Sam: 4 hands one guitar Vigier NAMM 2013

Ben Woods,Kai Narezo: Bulerias on Flamenco Guitar and Ukulele

Ben Woods, Kai Narezo and Mike Bennett offer a unique twist to a Bulerias flamenco rhythm. Have you tried a flamenco riff on your ukulele?  Subscribe to Cordoba's Youtube Channel and be the first to view videos like this and more!
Location: Cordoba Guitars HQ in Santa Monica, CA
Audio was recorded with an Apogee One through an AKG microphone.
Ben Woods: Cordoba 35T Ukulele
Mike Bennett: Cajon
Kai Narezo: GK Studio
Twitter: or @cordobaguitars
Instagram: @cordobaguitars

Bulerias on Flamenco Guitar and Ukulele

Play Like A Flametal Rock Star

Greg Howe, Jamie Humphries: London Clinic - Get your tickets

“Guys please support this event.. It’s a rare treat to get this close to such a great guitarist.. I’ve done a clinic for Greg and he organises awesome events so in sure this is going to be a great night.”
Jamie Humphries, Professional Guitarist( Lick Library, Brian May, We Will Rock You)


(You can still buy a ticket on Sunday for £55)

Luiz Arantes: Break Into New Ground new lesson DVD - High Quality

Theme Luiz Arantes part of the DVD Melody, Texture & Groove. The DVD can be purchased at any store Fnac. It can also be ordered on the website of Dread Monkey.

DVD Melodia, Textura & Groove - Tema "Break Into New Ground"

David Valdes: new album arriving soon

David Valdes: new album arriving soon... while we wait the previous releases ar enow available on bandcamp

Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi: Q and A Session Bluesfest 2011

Tedeschi Trucks Q and A Session Bluesfest 2011 Part 2

Joe Bonamassa: Slow Train LIVE Acoustic

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Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. He continues this role with his first-ever entirely acoustic concert, recorded at the venerable Vienna Opera House with a global ensemble put together by longtime creative partner Kevin Shirley. The 2CD/2DVD/Blu-ray, An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House, comes out March 26, 2013 on Bonamassa's label J&R Adventures.

Bonamassa -- a predominantly electric guitar player -- was ready for a complete departure from his usual projects. For years, he had been wowing audiences with his flagship acoustic song "Woke Up Dreaming," which has become an iconic staple of his world tour and a fan favorite. Building on the popularity of this song, Bonamassa and producer Shirley set out to design an entirely new and intimate "unplugged" concert 

Steeves Hostin, Kory Djent: Beyond-The-Dust -Studio - The Guitars

Third episode of our studio diary :  Kory's guitars recordings using an Ibanez RG2228a and a Fractal Audio AxeFX Ultra.  If you enjoyed what you heard, "LIKE" us on Facebook

Management : Booking :  Video by Beyond The Dust  Picture by Anthony Dubois Artwork by Laura Gaugler

Danilo Ciamprone: Mr Malusardi tribute to Fabrizio Leo

Mr Malusardi Cover by Danilo Ciamprone (Original Track by Fabrizio Bicio Leo)
My cover of this awesome title track from the album "Mr Malusardi".
Many thanks to Bicio for the tab and the backing track!

Greg Koch: and Wild Wood's Steve Mesple talk new music

NAMM 2013 • Greg Koch and Owner Steve Mesple Interview
Welcome back, everybody! With the Winter 2013 NAMM convention wrapping up, owner of Wildwood Guitars, Steve Mesple, wanted to sit down with the guitar-fiend himself, Greg Koch, to talk about what's new with the Koch-meister!


~ Greg Koch ~
Hailing from the frigid wasteland of northern Wisconsin comes a beast the likes of which the world has never known. Greg Koch, a beast of both persona and guitar-mastery, couples his sickeningly magnetic personality with the guitar to create a style of playing that is both completely unique and deplorable at the same time. As a huge fan of the legendary Big Jim Hendricks Greg has taken all that is good and righteous about blues guitar and warped it into a ridiculously fantastic amalgamation of melodic defilement and mind-blowing creativity. Over the years Greg has shared the stage with everyone from Joe Bonamassa to Les Paul himself, never relenting, never ceasing to bring the ruckus.

Milan Polak: Tracking 12-string #5 - coming soon the solos!

Milan Polak - Tracking 12-string #5
Documenting the making of my new album
Milan Polak - bass
Dennis Leeflang - drums

Please support me by purchasing my music:

Milan Polak's albums are available on iTunes, CDBaby, amazon and guitar9.
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Ben Wilshire: iPhone 4S tested

Afternoon Warming Up - iPhone 4S Video | Ben Wilshire

Testing out my new phone and warming up!

Nita Strauss, Courtney Cox: Femme Fatale - Waiting For The Big

FEMME FATALE Waiting For The Big One cam'd by RANDY GILL Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2013 Pool Stage show

FEMME FATALE Waiting For The Big One cam'd by RANDY GILL Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2013

Sam Bell: Big Thick 8 String Lick

GET THE TAB: FACEBOOK 'Sam Bell Guitar Mask of Judas'

I am using my wonderful RG2228A with Bare Knuckle Nailbomb pickups, playing along to a backing track I put together.


Big Thick 8 String Lick

Khan Manuel: New Album announced

Khan Manuel New Album Out - May 23rd - The eagerly awaited 2nd solo album from world class guitar virtuoso Khan Manuel. Featuring 10 tracks of sheer brilliance covering Rock, Blues, Fusion, Flamenco, Jazz, Acoustic Fingerstyle, and a touch of Progressive Metal - Pre sale orders starts today at

listen/watch the 1st single and title track here at:

Khan Manuel - The Message [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

Scott Mishoe: ripping at the age of 18

Scott Mishoe live solo at the age of 18

Scott Mishoe Age 18

Alberto Rigoni: Micro Jazz Bass

Italian bassist Alberto Rigoni reviews for Bass Musician Magazine the Micro Jazz Bass and Micro Elefant Bass, revolutionary handmade 22-inch scale basses by Liuteria 3G (
The basses has been recorded using Avalon U5 connected to RME Fireface UC audio card.

Micro Jazz Bass features:
Body: ash
Neck: European maple
Fingerboard: Indian rosewood
Pickup: MAMA jazz special
Electronic: passive volume + volume + tone
Finish: hi gloss polish reverse cherry burst

Micro Elefant Bass features:
Body: padouk - flamed ash -padouk
Neck: maple (quarter cut)
Fingerboard: ebony
Pickup: MAMA double special
Bridge: ebony with ABM piezo saddles
Tuninng machines: Gotoh
Electronic: master volume + balance + tone
Finish: natural satin

Strings gauge: 120-100-80-60

MICRO BASS (Jazz & Elephant) DEMO for Bass Musician Magazine

Dmitriy Zhirnov: Charvel DS1 - Strike!

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Jim Matheos,Frank Aresti: Fates Warning US tour dates

Tickets for the band's long-awaited winter tour will be available for purchase starting March 27 - please see below for all FATES WARNING US tour dates (European and South American dates will be announced soon), and check venue websites for complete details:

FATES WARNING tour dates
Nov. 15--Joliet, IL--Mojoe's
Nov. 16--Detroit, MI--Harpos
Nov. 17--Louisville, KY--Diamond Pub & Billiards
Nov. 18--Cleveland, OH--Peabody's
Nov. 20--Toronto, ONT--Mod Club
Nov. 21--Poughkeepsie, NY--The Chance
Nov. 22--Hartford, CT--Webster Theater
Nov. 23--New York, NY--The Studio @ Webster Hall
Nov. 24--Clifton, NJ--Dingbatz
Nov. 26--Amityville, NY--Revolution
Nov. 27--Lancaster, PA--Chameleon Club
Nov. 30--Spartanburg, SC--Ground Zero
Dec. 1--Atlanta, GA--Masquerade
Dec. 3--Houston, TX--Scout Bar
Dec. 4--San Antonio, TX--Backstage Live
Dec. 5--Dallas, TX--Trees
Dec. 7--Phoenix, AZ--Rocky Point Cantina
Dec. 8--San Diego, CA--Brick By Brick
Dec. 10--Los Angeles, CA--The Whisky
Dec. 11--San Francisco, CA--DNA Lounge
Dec. 13--Portland, OR--Hawthorne Theater
Dec. 14--Seattle, WA--Studio Seven

Dhalif Ali: Cheerful Rock - see I'm smiling!

Improvisation Jam over a quality backing track by GuitaristEthan
Playing an EBMM Silhouette through Line6 PODX3 Live
Comment away!

Dhalif Ali Pop Rock Backing Track in G Major - Cheerful Rock Style

Raphael Fraser: mahoosive blisters make me Cry For You

First time playing intense-y lead guitar for aaaaages: I've been mostly doing lazy fingerstyle style pentatonics. I also haven't played this song in 3 or 4 years.

Hence mistakes.

And I couldn't do a second take, because mahoosive blisters:

Ouch - mahoosive blisters!!

(the result of not playing like this for far too long. My daughter said she liked it though, so I've uploaded it regardless.

Cry for You (JamUp Pro Laney tone)

Chris Letchford, Travis Levrier: Scale The Summit on tour

Progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT -- whose new album, "The Migration," will be released this summer -- will support Intronaut on an upcoming North American tour. Sponsored by MetalSucks, the month-long tour also features Mouth of the Architect or labelmates CASTLE on select dates. The complete routing can be found below.

Earlier this week, SCALE THE SUMMIT revealed a behind-the-scenes video from the studio sessions of "The Migration," which was recorded in January with Jamie King

6/4 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
6/5 Seattle, WA @ Highline*
6/6 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater*
6/7 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Metalfest*
6/8 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop*
6/10 Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn*
6/11 St Paul, MN @ Station-4*
6/12 Chicago, IL @ Double Door*
6/13 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class*
6/14 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar*
6/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus*
6/16 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon*
6/17 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore*
6/18 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room*
6/19 West Chester, PA @ The Note*
6/20 Boston, MA @ Great Scott*
6/21 Baltimore, MD @ Metro*
6/22 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall*
6/23 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In*
6/24 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn*
6/25 Orlando, FL @ The Social*
6/26 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum*
6/28 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s*
6/29 Austin, TX @ Red 7*
6/30 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
7/1 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s**
7/2 Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21**
7/3 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater**
7/5 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s**
7/6 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy**
Scale The Summit • "The Migration" • Studio Footage #1

Greg Howe: clinic London this Sunday!

Greg Howe Guitar Clinic in London 24.03.2013

Tickets available here and the sale ends on 23.03.2013!
Book your place now to support Greg Howe and live music in London!

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Recent Greg jamming in Nimes, France (plus a little Patrick Rondat)

greg howe nimes broc n roll part one

greg howe nimes broc n roll part two

Larry Carlton, Robben Ford: Unplugged (DVD)

Larry Carlton and Robben Ford: Unplugged (DVD) 

Larry Carlton, Robben Ford (guitar)
Larry Carlton and special guest Robben Ford sharing the same stage, unplugged. This DVD is a guitar lovers dream. This unique pairing of great guitar legends delivers an unforgettable evening of dueling guitar solos and an uncompromising evening of The Blues the way it was meant to be.
NTSC; All Region; 107 mins

Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell & Angels

Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell & Angels

Jimi Hendrix ( Guitar); Biddy Miles (Drums); Billy Cox ( Bass); James Booker (Piano); Mitch Mitchell (Drums)
People, Hell & Angels is a new album of twelve never before released Jimi Hendrix studio recordings. This special album showcases the legendary guitarist working outside of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience trio. Beginning in 1968, Jimi Hendrix grew restless, eager to develop new material with old friends and new ensembles. Outside the view of a massive audience that had established the Experience as rock’s largest grossing concert act and simultaneously placed two of his albums together in the US Top 10 sales chart, Jimi was busy working behind the scenes to craft his next musical statement.

Earth Blues: Totally unlike the version first issued as part of Rainbow Bridge in 1971, this December 19, 1969 master take features just Hendrix, Cox and Miles—stripped down funk at its very origin.
Somewhere: This newly discovered gem was recorded in March 1968 and features Buddy Miles on drums and Stephen Stills on bass. Entirely different from any previous version fans have heard.
Hear My Train A Comin’: This superb recording was drawn from Jimi’s first ever recording session with Billy Cox & Buddy Miles—the rhythm section with whom he would later record the groundbreaking album Band Of Gypsys.

Bleeding Heart: This Elmore James masterwork had long been a favorite of Jimi’s. Recorded at the same May 1969 session as “Hear My Train A Coming,” Jimi had a firm understanding of the arrangement and tempo he desired. Before they began, Jimi instructed Cox and Miles that he wanted to establish a totally different beat than the standard arrangement. He then kicked off this amazing rendition unlike any other he had ever attempted. Let Me Move You: In March 1969, Jimi reached back to another old friend, saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood. Before he was discovered by Chas Chandler in the summer of 1966, Jimi had contributed guitar for Youngblood and such infectious rhythm and blues styled singles such as “Soul Food”.

This March 1969 session features Hendrix and Youngblood trading licks on this never before heard, high velocity rock and soul classic. Izabella: In the aftermath of the Woodstock festival, Jimi gathered his new ensemble, Gypsy Sun & Rainbows at the Hit Factory in August 1969 with engineer Eddie Kramer. “Izabella” had been one of the new songs the guitarist introduced at the Woodstock festival and Jimi was eager to perfect a studio version. This new version is markedly different from the Band Of Gypsys 45 rpm single master issued by Reprise Records in 1970 and features Larry Lee, Jimi’s old friend on rhythm guitar. Easy Blues: An edited extract of this gorgeous, free flowing instrumental was briefly issued as part of the long out of print, 1981 album Nine To The Universe. Now nearly twice as long, fans can enjoy the dramatic interplay between Jimi, second guitarist Larry Lee, Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell.

Crash Landing: Perhaps known as the title song for the controversial 1975 album that featured Hendrix master recordings posthumously overdubbed by session musicians, this April 1969 original recording has never been heard before. Jimi is joined here by Billy Cox and drummer Rocky Isaac of the Cherry People to record this thinly veiled warning to his girlfriend Devon Wilson. Inside Out: Jimi was fascinated by the rhythm pattern which would ultimately take form as “Ezy Ryder”. Joined here by Mitch Mitchell, Jimi recorded all of the bass and guitar parts for this fascinating song--including a dramatic lead guitar part amplified through a Leslie organ speaker.

Hey Gypsy Boy: The roots of Jimi’s majestic “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)” trace themselves to this March 1969 recording. Unlike the posthumously overdubbed version briefly issued as part of Midnight Lightning in 1975, this is original recording that features Jimi joined by Buddy Miles.

Mojo Man: Jimi lends a hand to Albert & Arthur Allen, the vocalists known as the Ghetto Fighters, whom he had befriended in Harlem long before he achieved fame with the Experience. When the two recorded this inspired, previously unreleased master at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama they took it back to Hendrix at Electric Lady Studios. Jimi knew just what to do to elevate the recording beyond contemporary R & B to the new hybrid of rock, rhythm and blues he was celebrated for.

Villanova Junction Blues: Long before his famous performance of this song at Woodstock, Jimi recorded this studio version with Billy Cox and Buddy Miles at the same May 1969 session which yielded “Hear My Train A Comin’” and “Bleeding Heart” also featured on this album. Never fully finished, the song stands as an example of the fertile ideas he hoped to harness.

Jimi Hendrix as Heard on Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

Dave Haskell,Robben Ford,Jimmy Haslip: Pivot Point CD

Dave Haskell Group with guests Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip, Russell Ferrante and more: Pivot Point
Dave Haskell (guitar); Dan Zemelman Keys); Aaron Germain (bass); alan Hall (drums); Special Guests, Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip, Russell Ferrante and Toss Panos

Produced by Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber Fusion), this recording features Dave's regular group; Dan Zemelman, piano and keyboards, Aaron Germain, basses, and Alan Hall, drums. Guest artists include long time friends and founding members of the Yellowjackets, Robben Ford, guitar; Russell Ferrante, piano and synthesizer; Jimmy Haslip, bass; along with Robben Ford Band veteran, Toss Panos on drums.

PIVOT POINT presents eight new compositions in the contemporary jazz/fusion genre composed by Dave Haskell, including one especially written for the reunion with Robben Ford. Robben Ford also contributes a composition from the seldom-highlighted part of his vocabulary influenced by Wes Montgomery. Rounding out the set is an arrangement of a Herbie Hancock up-tempo classic “Eye of the Hurricane”.

The material emphasizes the compositional and improvisational elements, highlighting all the players individually. It’s an explosive set of music with varied sonic textures including both electric and acoustic settings.

John Etheridge: Soft Machine Legacy: Burden of Proof

Soft Machine Legacy: Burden of Proof

JOHN ETHERIDGE (electric guitar); ROY BABBINGTON (bass guitar); JOHN MARSHALL (drums and percussion); THEO TRAVIS (tenor sax, flute, Fender Rhodes piano)
Soft Machine Legacy makes their most powerful statement to date, delivering an album of epic proportions and their first studio output since 2007's Steam. Infectious grooves, undeniably hip vibes and sizzling performances dominate the outing, as the veteran progressive music masters continue to break new ground and offer listeners yet more previously-unseen facets of their dynamic musical persona.

Featuring some intriguingly-inviting new writing, the album is a breath of fresh air for progressive music and a bold furtherance of the true adventurous essence that is the legacy of the great Soft Machine. It doesn't just offer the suggestion of venturing through ground previously untried -- by any of the Soft Machine incarnations -- it levels everything in its path on the way!

Broad in its scope and ambition, but sensitive, probing and playful in its delivery, Burden of Proof provides more than ample evidence that the legends remain at the top of their game, both individually and collectively. The group's two lead voices -- guitarist John Etheridge and saxophonist Theo Travis -- are in exceptionally fine form, whether gracefully enunciating a melody line in the pocket or dancing madly on the fringe.

Also evident is the rock-solid anchoring of drummer John Marshall and bassist Roy Babbington, who keep proceedings tight and flowing throughout. Whether tip-toeing or stampeding, Soft Machine Legacy are as unified, focused and finely-honed as they've ever been -- delivering their crispest, most sparkling new material to date, in an undeniably inspired, unrelenting session. This is a fabulous, vital effort: a potent, impacting album encompassing the great spirit and aggressive pioneering approach championed by their namesake predecessors. For all fans of progressive music, the Canterbury scene, and the Softs, this superlative studio session is immediately 'essential' -- and easily the Legacy's finest, most high-reaching outing.

Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House (2 DVD/Blue Ray)

Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House (2 DVD/Blue Ray)

As Joe Bonamassa grows his reputation as one of the world s greatest guitar players, he is also evolving into a charismatic blues-rock star and singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. His ability to connect with live concert audiences is transformational, and his latest project, the live acoustic 2-disc CD/DVD/Blu-ray Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House (J&R Adventures) captures the magnetism and maturity Bonamassa showcases as an artist. Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House, to be released in March 2013, was recorded at the historic Vienna Opera House last July during a very special two-week long unplugged tour, played to a limited audience over seven exclusive European shows. Varying from his predominantly electric blues shows, this presentation was an all-acoustic concert performance, making it a unique and very special show fans had been waiting years to experience. Produced by long-time collaborator Kevin Shirley, Joe is supported on his vintage acoustic instruments by an eclectic assortment of craftsmen from around the globe. They include: Gerry O Connor, a music historian and traditional Irish fiddler from many generations of Irish music, on Irish fiddle, mandolin, and Irish banjo; Swedish multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester will play the Nyckelharpa, a Swedish keyed-fiddle; Los Angeles keyboard maestro Arlan Schierbaum, whose extensive recording career focuses on organic instruments, plays accordions, celeste, toy pianos, and more; and legendary Puerto Rican percussionist, Lenny Castro, whose works spans genres and reads like a who's who of artists, including the Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Toto, Stevie Wonder, David Sanborn, Avenged Sevenfold, Little Feat, Tom Petty, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.

Danny Bryant: Hurricane - Super blues album on pre-order

Danny Bryant: We are pleased to announce that you can now pre-order Hurricane on CD & vinyl!
Order now!

Joe Bonamassa "A fantastic guitarist - able to take a Fender Stratocaster and really make it sing!"


Danny Bryant 'Hurricane' Album Preview

Denny Ilett: Bourbon Street Blues

The ever inspiring Denny Ilett returns to the JTC hot-seat to bring you a new bunch of grooves to practise a variety of blues ideas over. Once again he has called upon his band to record these tracks live, so that you really feel like you are sitting in with them for a jam. Bourbon Street Blues has been named as such because in New Orleans the musicians have always embraced variety, which is what Denny is inspiring you to do with this series. Each track also has a little twist to really make you think on your toes as you create your own solos.
There is a real nice blend to these blues tracks as well with a mixture of some slow blues and a couple of more up-tempo tracks as well. As ever Denny provides you with some superb playing examples over these tracks and you will be in the safe in the knowledge you can learn every single note with the accurate TAB and super high quality videos. Denny has also provided you with some bonus track notes as well to really help you dig down deep and get some variety in your blues playing!

*NEW* Denny Ilett Bourbon Street Blues Vol.1 at

Zakk Wylde: Bringing Metal To The Children tour dates

Bringing Metal To The Children: The Complete Berzerker’s Guide to World Tour Domination. The book, set to be released on April 9th, 2013 through William Morrow, was co-written by New York Times bestselling author Eric Hendrikx... these are the supporting tour dates

Promo Tour Dates
April 21                 San Francisco, CA                             Independent    
April 22                 Chico, CA                                             El Rey Theater  
April 24                 Salt Lake City, UT                              The Depot
April 25                 Reno, NV                                             El Dorado
April 26                 Modesto, CA                                     Fat Cat 
April 27                 Las Vegas, NV                                    Hard Rock Hotel               
April 28                 Scottsdale, AZ                                   Pub Rock
April 30                 San Diego, CA                                    Belly Up              
May 1                    San Juan Capistrano, CA                Coach House
For more information on Zakk Wylde, visit