Thursday, 11 July 2013

Rick Graham: Dorian Improv - on a Hugh Myronson Backing Track

Dorian Improv - on a Hugh Myronson Backing Track
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Margo Macero: Miracles - Guitar Instrumental

I recorded this out of the blue and decided to share it with you all.

Margo Macero - Miracles (Guitar Instrumental)

Lukasz Kulczak: LuKi - Universe - original promo video from this talented player

Lukasz Kulczak posted a great original with great promo video... excellent work from this exciting player.

LuKi - Universe

Sammy Hagar,Neal Schon,Joe Satriani: The red rocker is roaring and ready to rip it up on his new album!

Sammy Hagar has enlisted three legendary musicians - Toby Keith, Mickey Hart and Taj Mahal - to round out the final three tracks on his first-ever rock collaborations album: "Sammy Hagar and Friends". Previously confirmed musicians featured on the new album include Michael Anthony, Nancy Wilson, Neal Schon, Kid Rock, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Denny Carmassi, Bill Church, and many more.

The Red Rocker’s first solo album in 5 years, “Sammy Hagar and Friends” is set for release by Frontiers Records on September 24th in North America, September 27th in Europe, September 29th in the UK, and will be preceded by the album’s first single and video for the high voltage track "Knockdown Dragout" featuring Kid Rock, Joe Satriani and Denny Carmassi.

In addition to the 10-track standard edition album, fans will also have an opportunity to purchase a Deluxe Edition of "Sammy Hagar and Friends", packaged in a high-gloss Digipak. The Deluxe CD/DVD package includes an exclusive bonus audio track "Space Station #5" recorded live at the Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert held on April 29, 2012 in San Francisco, as well as the "Making of” album documentary which includes bonus video of the first single "Knockdown Dragout" and more.

From new original songs including "Not Going Down" (a song specifically written for Hagar by Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons), "Knockdown Dragout", "Bad On Fords and Chevrolets", "All We Need Is An Island", and "Father Sun", to reimagined covers of classics including Bob Seger’s, "Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man", and Depeche Mode’s "Personal Jesus" – Hagar has masterfully assembled an album that delves into rock, country, pop, blues and zydeco.


1. Winding Down (with Taj Mahal)
2. Not Going Down (with Bill Church & Denny Carmassi)
3. Personal Jesus (with Neal Schon, Michael Anthony & Chad Smith)
4. Father Sun (with Denny Carmassi & Aaron Hagar)
5. Knockdown Dragout (with Kid Rock, Joe Satriani, Denny Carmassi)
6. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (with David Lauser, Mona Gnader & Vic Johnson)
7. Bad On Fords and Chevrolets (with Ronnie Dunn, David Lauser, Mona Gnader & Vic Johnson)
8. Margaritaville (with Toby Keith)
9. All We Need Is An Island (with Nancy Wilson & Mickey Hart)
10. Going Down (with Neal Schon, Michael Anthony & Chad Smith)
11. Space Station #5 (with Denny Carmassi, Bill Church, Joe Satriani) Live from Ronnie Montrose Tribute * Exclusively available on Deluxe Edition CD

Vanny Tonon: Brother and Sister - original tune

Vanny Tonon - brother and sister (original tune live in the home studio)
thanks to Massimo Varini for helpful tips and Giacomo Castellano for the tip on pick-ups! All Rights reserved to Vanny Tonon, song composed by Vanny Tonon and registered at SIAE here's my song "Brother and Sister" from my debut album "Between love and pain" live in the studio! Thanks to Ibanez Italy for the help on the page, Eventide, Essetipicks, Brunetti. Gear in the video: Ibanez RGT with Dimarzio Super distortion pickups Brunetti 059 new clean tone Eventide time factor Essetipicks signature Shure sm57 for recording (under the USA hat) to Motu 8pre

Vanny Tonon - Brother and Sister (live studio original tune )

iZotope, a leading innovator in digital signal processing annouces iZotope Insight, Ozone 5, and Trash 2

iZotope Insight, Ozone 5, and Trash 2 Ready for Pro Tools 11

iZotope, Inc., Cambridge, MA (July 11, 2013) - iZotope, a leading innovator in digital signal processing, has released updates to Insight™, Ozone® 5, Ozone 5 Advanced, and Trash® 2, adding 64bit AAX support for Avid® Pro Tools® 11.
Availability:To learn more about the latest free AAX compatible versions of Insight (version 1.02), Ozone 5 (version 5.04), and Trash 2 (version 2.02), visit the following iZotope support pages:
For detailed information on plugin format compatibility on other iZotope products, please visit the each individual product's Support page. Stay tuned to the iZotope website for for future product updates, which will be announced as soon as they become available.

About iZotope

iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its award-winning products and audio technologies are in use by millions of people in over fifty countries, from consumers to musicians to major film, TV, and radio studios. Some of the diverse clients include musical giants like BT, Depeche Mode, and RZA of WuTang Clan; radio stations like Boston’s iconic WGBH; and TV programming like CBS’s Survivor, the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, the World Cup broadcast, and the GRAMMY awards. Through an extensive licensing program, iZotope technology is also directly integrated into products made by industry leaders such as Adobe, Avid, and Sony; video games from companies like Harmonix and Ubisoft; as well as a growing number of mobile phone applications. For more information on iZotope products, visit

Mick Thomson: Mr Slipknot talks Ibanez Custom Shop signature

Ahead of taking the stage to headline the first day of the 2013 Download Festival with Slipknot, Mick Thomson shows Total Guitar his Custom signature Ibanez guitar.

Me And My Guitar: Slipknot's Mick Thomson and his Ibanez Custom Shop signature

Gary Hoey, Johnny A: Two Smokin Rock N Blues Guitarists - One Night Only


Two Smokin Rock N Blues Guitarists
One Night Only

Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart: The Garden - 5 camera fan made film! The power of social music!

Editing credit to
Had to do the Garden from The Garden State. I like how this one came out. Enjoy!

Thanks to Youtube users: myheadache2112, sully4of5, Rob Schwartz, Bruno Pimentel, rushfanfilm

Rush - The Garden live in Newark NJ, 5 Cam edit 10/20/12

David T Chastain,Leather Leone: The circle is complete, back in the studio recording!

Leather Leone (vocals) and David T. Chastain (guitar) have been demoing new music since January in an attempt "to see if we have any magic left," the singer tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET. She adds: "And it appears we are conjuring up the spirit one more time. We are currently in the studio to start tracking." They are joined in CHASTAIN's current lineup by original bassist Mike Skimmerhorn and the group's latest addition, drummer Stian Kristoffersen (PAGAN'S MIND, FIREWIND).

Says David: "We are trying to write and record music that is expected of us, but with some modern twists and turns. "We demoed up 20 tracks and it was difficult to leave any of the them off the CD.

Full details:

Paul Wardingham: Day Of The Droids - The Human Affliction - time to record!

Snippet of the recording session for 'Day Of The Droids' from my new album 'The Human Affliction'

Recording 'Day Of The Droids' - Paul Wardingham

Raghu: Awesome Sauce - firedancetherapy

Raghu - Awesome Sauce

Geddy Lee: Rush apologies for the "shocking" end to their show! Chain Lightning?

Geddy Lee of Canadian rock legends RUSH has released the following statement:

"My bandmates and I are extremely disappointed and apologetic over the sudden and unexpected ending of our show last night at the Festival D'Été De Québec. The lightning storm that was approaching made it extremely dangerous for all the technicians working the sound and lights and there was a high risk to the audience members as well as the musicians on stage. We were enjoying the show tremendously at the time and we were hoping we could get the whole show finished before the storm returned but unfortunately we were unlucky and were forced to end the show for the safety of all concerned. Thanks to all of our amazing fans for braving the weather and once again our sincere apologies for what had transpired. Hope to see you all again soon!!!"

and in more rain news... !!


Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM

Due to recent flooding and water damage at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the RUSH concert originally scheduled for Wednesday July 24 had to be cancelled.

Rush has been moved by the situation in Alberta and have decided to perform their Clockwork Angels show at the closest location possible on the same date – Wednesday, July 24 in Red Deer, Alberta at the Enmax Centrium – and have ALL PROCEEDS to go Alberta Flood Relief.

Rush will be donating their fee, and paying for all their expenses. Their promoter partner Live Nation will also be donating their time and fees towards this cause. The venue, Enmax Centrium, will be donating goods and services to the event as well. It’s an all –hands-on-deck situation to donate time in order to raise as much money possible for our Alberta friends and fellow Canadians in need.

Lead vocalist and bassist for Rush, Geddy Lee, has made the following statement: “After seeing the devastation from the recent floods, we felt compelled to do what we could. While we had hoped to avoid cancelling the Calgary show, venue safety concerns have closed the venue. Our apologies to all of the fans that bought tickets to the Calgary show for any inconvenience. We’re hoping they – along with the great people of Red Deer – can come to the Enmax Centrium for what has now become a benefit concert. We’d like to thank everyone helping to put on this show for joining us in donating their time & services so we can raise as much money as possible to help those in need.”

Calgary ticket holders will have a chance to access a pre-sale to purchase tickets to the new Red Deer show starting Friday July 12th 10AM, until Sunday July 14 at 10PM (or while quantities last), before tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 15 at 10AM. Presale information will be sent directly to those who had purchased tickets to the Calgary show. For further inquiries, fans can visit the Live Nation Alberta page on

All tickets purchased online or via telephone will be automatically refunded starting on July 12th. Tickets purchased in person from a Ticketmaster outlet can be refunded at the original point of purchase outlet, starting July 16th. Tickets purchased in person at the Scotiabank Saddledome Box Office can be refunded at the Box Office, which is now reopened.



Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000
Tickets also available at Ticketmaster Outlets

Tickets on sale Monday, July 15th at 10am

Tickets (incl. GST) $60.00, $86.00, $116.00
(Plus Service charges)


Hedras Ramos, Walter Monsanto, Julio Valle: announces G3G special show featuring the hot guitarists from Guatemala

Hedra Ramos

Friends of Guatemala this Friday July 26th I'll be having a concert in the theater Lux with 2 other amazing guitarists, before leaving for my clinics in Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Guatemala of course! All the info on the poster,

Reb Beach, Kip Winger: 25th anniversary coming in August... special goodies coming!

This August will mark the 25th anniversary of Winger's self titled debut album, to commemorate this milestone the band will perform & record the first Winger album live in its entirety.

This full reunion concert will take place on August 30th at The San Felipe Casino in Algodones, NM with Special Guests Warrant & Head East.

In addition to the current line up of Kip Winger, Reb Beach, Rod Morgenstein & John Roth, the band will also be joined by original keyboardist Paul Taylor for this show.

A limited amount of VIP Meet & Greet passes and full line of all new commemorative merchandise are available at in the store.

Winger is currently hard at work in the studio recording a new album.

Please visit the Official Winger facebook page for updates.

Aldo Giuntini,Tony Martin: Giuntini lV album released by Escape Records - Epic Rock!

Giuntini Project IV was released in May via Escape Music. It has been six years but Aldo is now back with the fourth chapter of his Project. “My way of writing and producing the songs needs a lot of time”, he says, “One could say I am a perfectionist, but when I have musical ideas for my guitar, I often have the other guys working with their own inputs: Also I need to have Tony Martin to work on the lyrics at the end, so this takes away a lot of time”.

Guitar - Aldo Giuntini
Vocals - Tony Martin
Bass - Fulvio Gaslini
Drums - Fabiano Rizzi
Keys - Dario Patti

Video by Mizuko & Dario Mollo

Song from Giuntini lV album released by Escape Records Ltd
GIUNTINI - Born in the Underworld (feat. Tony Martin) - Official Clip -

Tom Quayle: planning post-NAMM 3-day fusion workshop in Las Vegas in January 2014

Tom Quayle
I'm thinking of running a post-NAMM 3-day fusion workshop in Las Vegas in January 2014. Just seeing if anyone would be interested in attending? Let me know via this post! If anyone wants to spread the word please feel free. This is just a feeler - venue and dates to be confirmed.

John Scofield,Avi Bortnick: Uberjam Deux

John Scofield: Uberjam Deux

John Scofield: Uberjam Deux

John Scofield (guitar); Avi Bortnick (guitar, sampler); John Medeski (organ, Wurlitzer organ, Mellotron); Louis Cato, Adam Deitch (drums).

John Scofield is an artist who is almost impossible to pigeonhole. Such is his mastery of the guitar that he is comfortable in any setting whether it be jazz, blues, rock or just about any other genre; including some genres, as he demonstrates on his latest EmArcy release, Uberjam Deux, which have yet to be defined.

Uberjam Deux, has been a decade in the gestation, following in direct line of descent from 2002s Grammy nominated Uberjam; not that Scofield has been inactive in the interim, far from it. There have been seven John Scofield albums in the intervening years, as well as five others on which he is a co-leader on the project. His last Emarcy release was A Moments Peace (2011), a luxurious album of ballads ¬ the polar opposite of Uberjam Deux. Its rare for an artist to be able to play more than one style of music with true fluency, virtuosity and sincerity John Scofield is one such artist.

Those who loved the original Uberjam will not be disappointed by Uberjam Deux and yet Scofields new album is arguably even more of its time than his earlier record. According to Sco, We used all kinds of different grooves for this record, but they are all basically dance grooves. Some might say they are from the African diaspora; theres Rhythm and Blues, Afro-beat, reggae and house, but whatever they are they are all funky. We used all these amazing world-grooves to blow over. Certain songs have been evolving over the ten years since Uberjam; Avi Bortnick had been working on some of these groove ideas and we took them and developed them into what you hear on our new record.

Track 1 Camelus
Track 2 Boogie Stupid
Track 3 Endless Summer
Track 4 Dub Dub
Track 5 Cracked Ice
Track 6 Al Green Song
Track 7 Snake Dance
Track 8 Scotown
Track 9 Torero
Track 10 Curtis Knew I Just Dont Want To Be Lonely G.P Shuffle

The John Scofield Überjam Band

Guthrie Govan: interview

RB: Hi Guthrie, thanks for chatting to me, what are you up to at the moment and how's life treating you?
GG: "Right now I'm at Heathrow Airport bound for somewhere in Germany, where I'll be playing a couple of festival gigs with Steven Wilson. Over the last few months, I've been doing a lot of touring with Steven (we did a big tour in Europe, followed by another one covering the US and South America) plus an exhausting but thoroughly worthwhile clinic tour in Brazil. It's good to be busy, I guess."
The new Aristocrats album sounds bolder, and dare I say more experimental than the last (not to say that the first one didn't have its fair share of musical experimentation), was this a conscious decision or did it come about as a result of gelling as a band?
"The latter, I would say. The more we've played together as a trio, the more we've come to realise that what makes the lineup distinctive is simply the way we interact with each other, rather than any particular blend of musical genres.
"This is a very liberating state of affairs: it basically means that we can feel free to be as weird as we like during the writing process, safe in the knowledge that the end product will still sound suitably Aristocratic... and yes, this mindset is definitely more evident on the new album than it was on our debut recording!"

Full interview:

Rob Chappers: Competition - Win an LTD Deluxe MH-1000ET - 100,000 subscribers!!!

Congratulations to Rob Chappers for passing the mammoth total of 100,000 subscribers! Cold fermented beverages all round!

Check out Chappers Evertune bridge demo here -

Win an LTD Deluxe MH-1000ET