Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Paul Gilbert: Great Guitar Escape giveaway!

The second annual Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape--featuring acclaimed guitarist Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X)--will take place July 8-12 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY.

Fans can enter to win a free registration to the camp through Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape Getaway Giveaway, presented by Ibanez, Sam Ash, and Full Moon Resort. From now through May 21, 2013, enter to win

Thorsten Praest: Gut new album Le chien du jazz - teaser

Our new album will be released officially on 17.05.2013 by JAZZSICK RECORDS! We're really satisfied with the result...the album is a huge step forward for us...both musical and production-related. Check out our website for information where you can purchase the album.

Our debut album "Nerd Alert" you can check out and get here!

GUT "Le chien du jazz" NEW ALBUM TEASER!

Ron Thal, Marty Friedman, Andy James, Tom Quayle, Rick Graham, Don Alder: IGuitar magazine issue 17
Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal - Interview
We’ve been planning a Bumblefoot cover almost since GI began - but here’s a man who moves fast! Finally, we’ve tracked him down. Stuart Bull asks the questions. Levi Clay has the background on one of Rock’s hottest guitarists.

Marty Friedman - Interview
Marty Friedman is one of the original shredders. A Shrapnel Records veteran, he is still at the bleeding edge of fast guitar. Levi Clay interviewed Friedman during a recent trip to London. Andy James teaches the Marty Friedman Style File.

Andy James - Sweep Picking Part 2

Tom Quayle - Soloing Over Chord Changes Part 1

Rick Graham - Sweep Picking - Part 2

Don Alder - Percussion Techniques for The Acoustic Guitarist

Jan Zehrfeld,Joe Doblhofer: Panzerballett - Live in Buffalo, NY

Panzerballett - Live in Buffalo, NY (29-03-2013)
Pannzerballett (LIVE) in Buffalo NY.
Set; 1:00 Time of My Life, 8:37 Mustafari Likes di Carnival, 16:39 Fake Five, 27:08 Giant Steps, 35:18 Zehrfunk, 47:30 Some Skunk Funk, 54:06 Vulgar Display of Sauerkraut, 1:01:03 The SaxDictator.
Musicians: Jan Zehrfeld [G] Heiko Jung [B] Sebastian Lanser[D] Joe Doblhofer[G] Alexander v. Hagke [S].
Filmed by Douglas Caskey & Bene Torres at Nietzsche's, Buffalo NY. (29-03-2013)
Post Audio and Video 'quickly' edited by Bene 2013.
(Panzerballett shared the bill with 'Consider the Source')

Greg Koch: Plays Joe Bonamassa's New Live Rig

Greg Koch Plays Joe Bonamassa's New Live Rig
Greg Koch:
Joe Bonamassa:

On April 24, 2013 a few of the Wildwood gang had the esteemed pleasure of attending the epic Joe Bonamassa concert in Denver. A huge thanks to Joe, the band and his crew for making us feel so welcome! Here is a quick video of Greg playing one of Joe's original '59 Les Pauls through Joe's new live rig- four vintage Marshall basket weave cabs with 25w pre-Rola Celestians, two Marshall 50w heads, a Suhr head and a Friedman Dirty Shirley. Enjoy!

Sam Bell: Gravity - like a black hole, Sam's playing draws you in!

Full playthrough of a new song idea, its really fun to play as you can probably tell by my face! I look forward to playing this live with Mask of Judas soon.

(Yes, there is a fan blowing air in this video, its not an attempt to be Steve Vai, its just very hot in that room, although it does keep the hair out of my face, so i can see why guitarists do it live)

Well this video is with my home "studio" (if you can call it that) so its all POD tones, live I use a Blackstar HT100 stage. The scale length on this guitar is 27, I normally use 10s for my 6 strings. So for the 8 string I use 9 through to 74 because the extra scale length, and try and keep it balanced through the middle.

GRAVITY by Sam Bell (8 string funky shred guitar)

Joe Marro: Non-Material Space - EP Preview

Here is a rough mix of a section from my tune 'Star Tunnel"
The EP will be out in a few weeks!

If you enjoy bands like Cynic, Chimp Spanner, and Crossing The Event Horizon, this is for you!!

MarroTech-"Non-Material Space" EP Preview

Petey Graves: Bands buying fake Facebook likes and how it's affecting Red Seas Fire

For the past few weeks we have experience a massive influx of what appear to be fake likes, none of the members of our band have bought facebook likes nor do any of us know where they are coming from, it is affecting us negatively and this video discusses why.

Red Seas Fire | Bands buying fake Facebook likes and how it appears to be affecting us.

In the meantime: We have Merch for sale, grab yourself a T-shirt!

Graham Pin Pinney, Leah Woodward: Exasperated - video and free download

ALIASES have released a FREE track download for their new single, ‘Exasperated’, which showcases the talents of new vocalist Joe Rosser. The track, which premiered last night on Kerrang Radio, is available for free from our Bandcamp page.

To celebrate the new track and welcome Joe to the family, the band have also released a new video for the track, which you can watch here:

April 2010 saw ALIASES rise from the melting pot minds of ex SikTh guitarist Pin, guitarist Leah Woodward, drummer Darren Pugh, bassist Joe Heaton.

Following in the spirit of Pin’s legendary legacy, ALIASES are redefining the genre’s boundaries, with a hunger for experimentation and no fear of extremes. Pin explains: “We are interested only in taking Metal on a new and limitless path, allowing t...See more


ALIASES - Exasperated (Official Music Video - Basick Records)

Sarah Longfield: The Fine Constant - new t-shirts available

The Fine Constant

Alright guys, we're going to have a little contest. Everyone who orders a T-shirt in our online store now through May 8th at midnight will be automatically entered. One winner will be drawn and win a signed copy of Par Avion, some stickers AND an hour long Skype guitar lesson from Sarah. If you don't play guitar, you can simply chat with her over Skype for an hour if you'd like. Your choice! Contest starts NOW.— with Sarah Longfield.

Carl Verheyen, Gretchen Menn, Neil Zaza, Jon Finn, Rob Balducci, Mike Martin,Chris Green: Guitar Great Google+ Hangout!

Guitar Great Hangout on Live From Music City with Carl Verheyen, Gretchen Menn, Neil Zazza, Jon Finn, Rob Balducci, Mike Martin and Chris Green
By David Lowry

Join guitar virtuosos Carl Verheyen, Gretchen Menn, Neil Zaza, Jon Finn, Rob Balducci, Mike Martin and Chris Green as well talk all things guitar on a Google+ hangout! Covering everything from songwriting, marketing, touring and developing a fan base. Tweet us at @LFMCRadio to ask your questions and listen to some of music’s most prolific instrumentalists tell you how to beat the challenges of the music industry.

Date: May 7th

Time 7:00pm – 8:30pm CST

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Dallton Santos: Guitar Ballad Song - great note control in this high production value promo video

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Ballad Guitar Solo - "By the Edge of the Stream" - Guitar Solo by Dallton Santos
Instrumental Guitar Song I Beautiful Guitar Solo I

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Guitar Ballad Song- "By the Edge of the Stream" - Dallton Santos - Guitar Solo Instrumental Music

Steve Vai: Touring Guitars - behind the scenes with Thomas Nordegg

Steve Vai's guitar tech  Thomas Nordegg

Steve Vai's guitars: including the original Ibanez signature "Evo" model. Legendary guitar tech Thomas Nordegg gives us a tour of Steve's main performing axes with some cool inside information, LEDs and lasers....

Steve Vai's Touring Guitars

Daniele Gottardo, Jason Becker: Jason asks you to support Daniele's new album.

Daniele Gottardo in the studio
During our recent visit to Jason Becker's family home near San Francisco, Daniele Gottardo played guitar and some demos of the upcoming albums... I think Jason was suitably impressed... and I think

Jason Becker
Check out and support Daniele Gottardo's new album!!

Just over 1000 Euro raised - lots of goodies left

Daniele Gottardo - Second CD Recording Project
This campaign has one goal; to help Daniele Gottardo out getting the proper budget for recording the second studio CD!

Daniele Gottardo - video for campaign

Tom Quayle,Ron Thal: Corfu Rock School Summer Master Classes

Tom Quayle

Okay, this summer is officially the most intense and exciting ever! First up is Guitar Retreat, then Dweezilla with an incredible group of musicians and then in August this beast of a week long session is happening with none other than Ron Thal and Brad Russel! (I know that's an old pic but it's the only one that would fit in the space! Haha!) 

You can get tons more info and book tickets at — with Ron Thal.

Martin Miller,Tom Quayle: working on a new mini album

Martin Miller
ANNOUNCEMENT: I can't keep it to myself any longer. The mighty Tom Quayle and I will be recording a mini album together!!! Think of a new generations "Truth in Shredding"!

It's going to feature a blend of originals and jazz standards. First recording session with bass player Anton Davidyants and drummer Ignat Kravtsov will take place next week. We will keep you guys updated on the progress, recordings, release - EXCITING TIMES!

Tom Quayle
Hey guys! I have some unbelievably exciting news to announce that's gonna drive you guitar nuts crazy! I'm in the process of working on a collaboration mini-album of partly original and jazz standards based tunes with Martin Miller,Anton Davidyants and Ignat kravtsov! We'll keep you updated on the progress, recording, release and any announcements as we go along. This is going to be EPIC!!

Eric Johnson: New Morning - Paris 2013

Eric Johnson in fine form with an excellent version of New Morning in Paris

Eric Johnson - New Morning - Paris - 23-04-2013

Rob Balducci: Interview

Hello musicoffili and youtubers, today we are pleased to present an interview directly from our studio to an artist very well known to those who read our website's pages, Rob Balducci. The guitarist from New York shows us how was born his passion for the beloved six strings and his journey as a musician during the past, present and future projects.
Rob, in addition to being a good guitar player, it's really a man of great sympathy, generosity, and, like many of us, linked to the music with the right balance between seriousness, diligence and fun.

Rob Balducci - Interview

Guthrie Govan,Bryan Beller,Marco Minnemann: Interview - The Aristocrats Live Tour

Hello musicoffili and youtubers, today we have the pleasure to present you a great special composed of three video interviews with a super band composed of musicians truly exceptional, the Aristocrats of Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann and Bryan Beller. We met in Rome at Centrale Montemartini, an extraordinary museum housed in a building of modern industrial archeology. Among old machinery for the production of electricity and precious remains of ancient Roman times, the Aristocrats have performed a wild live divided in two separate sessions, which marked one of the most interesting appointment of the event Guitar Legends Festival.

As usually, thanks to the tour manager Riccardo Cappelli for his precious cooperation.


Guthrie Govan Interview - The Aristocrats Live Tour

Marco Minnemann Interview - The Aristocrats Live Tour

Bryan Beller Interview - The Aristocrats Live Tour

News: Rockschool Offer FREE Master Classes At Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival 2013

Rockschool, the only exam board dedicated to offering accredited qualifications in popular music, are delighted to be able to offer FREE, exclusive guitar and bass master classes, plus band workshops at the inaugural Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival 2013.

The new Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival will be the largest of its kind to be held in Scotland and will take place from the 25th to 27th May 2013 in the historic Corn Exchange. Aiming to attract participants and visitors from all over the world, there will be an extensive programme of world-class performances, seminars and competitions as well as a trade exhibition. Headline artists announced include Sandi Thom, Jan Akkerman and Donnie Munro.

Rockschool will be at the festival offering FREE guitar and bass master classes on Saturday 25th May. Rock School’s own rock and metal specialist, Charlie Griffiths, who teaches at the ICMP and performs with his own acclaimed metal band Haken, will be demonstrating elements of metal technique and theory. Bass professional Stuart Clayton, who teaches at BIMM and has toured extensively with legendary drummer Carl Palmer, will be revealing tips on the techniques and theory of playing bass and discussing the intricacies of slap bass. Both being will be able to guide participants on how to work their way through some of the more challenging tunes in the Rockschool syllabus as well as performing some of those tracks live and answering all your questions. 

On Sunday the Rockschool band, featuring George Wood (guitar), Becky Baldwin (bass) and Miguel Andrews (drums), will be offering band master classes. The guys will be playing all the best tunes from the 2012 syllabus and exclusively showcasing some of the new tracks from the hotly anticipated Hot Rock Guitar Grade 4 & 5 books. They will be offering hints, tips and guidance about playing together as a band and learning to work as a group. These high energy, innovative and interactive master-classes, will give you the opportunity to get to grips with some of the jaw-dropping tracks on the new syllabus and listen to them played live. Plus there'll be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and meet the band.
On top of all that, Rockschool will also be offering BIG DISCOUNTS across their whole study book range and the first chance to preview the hotly anticipated new Hot Rocks Guitar grades 4 and 5 books prior to their launch.
Rockschool uniquely offers top quality, bespoke tunes that challenge and develop the skills of today’s musicians. To find out more about Rockschool, its courses and where to study them go to
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News: Black Sabbath Blu-ray and DVD premiere!

Not THE Black Sabbath... just the THE horror movie!

Arrow Video have today confirmed that the worldwide Blu-ray & DVD premiere of Mario Bava’s horror classic “BLACK SABBATH” has been delayed by 2 weeks due to further picture and audio restoration requirements. It will now be released on Monday May 13th 2013.

The deluxe edition of “BLACK SABBATH” will be worth the wait – it features both the original Italian version of the film and the re-edited, re-dubbed and re-scored American version, together and fully restored for the first time anywhere in the world, along with a host of special features, bonus material and exclusive artwork.

By way of an apology, and to further whet fans’ appetites for what is one of the most anticipated horror releases of 2013, Arrow have uploaded an extract from one of the newly produced special features included on the release. The below clip, entitled “Twice The Fear” is part of a brand new 30-minute exploration into the differences between the Italian and American versions of the film.

Watch the video here -

Arrow’s decision to delay this release further demonstrates their ethos and commitment to quality. Allowing their team of experts additional time to complete the job to the high standards their fans have come to expect, rather than rushing through an inferior product just to make a deadline, ensures their reputation as one of the world’s #1 cult film distributors remains fully intact.      

Although the two were originally billed as a “deliciously horrific Mario Bava double bill”, the release date for Bava’s “BARON BLOOD” on Blu-ray & DVD remains as Monday 29th April (this Monday).