Monday, 22 July 2013

Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann: The Aristocrats - pig and chicken spanking - no animals but plenty of notes were hurt in the making of this video

The Aristocrats - live at West End Trading Co. in Sanford, FL on July 20, 2013. Left to right: Guthrie Govan (guitar and pig), Marco Minnemann (drums and pig) and Bryan Beller (bass and chicken).

The Aristocrats 13 July 2013

Marcus Jidell: score 95% on for his new release!

Marcus Jidell has delivered a first class album with “Pictures From A Time Traveller” sporting excellent song craft, superb performances from all involved and a very strong production to boot.  Budding instrumental guitarists of the world grab this when released (digital only) on 16 August and give yourself a master class in how good the genre can be

Jacky Vincent: meet n' greet Guitar Center ‎LasVegas

Official Dean Guitars Page

Dean artist @JackyCVincent of Falling In Reverse meet n' greet Guitar Center ‪#‎LasVegas‬ tues. July 23rd. Spread the word and get your wings!

Drewsif Stalin: UK Techfest 2013 (complete show)

Exclusive footage from Drewsif Stalin during the UK Techfest 2013.

Andy James: 50 Metal Killer Licks Volume 2 Performance

50 Metal Killer Licks Volume 2 Performance By Andy James Licklibrary
Learn to play 50 Metal Licks with Andy James on our Volume 2 DVD available for purchase

Andy James shows you how to play 50 Metal Licks with note for ntoe easy to follow gutiar lessons on the 50 Metal Killer Licks DVD
This excellent DVD teaches you metal licks in the style of Zakk Wylde, Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Alexi Laiho and many more. Take your shredding to the next level with an arsenal of metal licks and techniques including minor pentatonic positions, two string sequences, speed building licks, alternate and economy picking licks, tapping and legato licks and much more.

Check out 50 Metal Killer Licks Volume 1 taught by Danny Gill here:

Martin Barre: Jethro Tull - Dark Ages DVD

Jethro Tull - Dark Ages (Around the World Live)
DVD box set:
This superb set pulls together material from Jethro Tull concerts across their career and filmed at some of their many stopovers around the globe. It reaches back as far as the legendary Isle Of Wight Festival in 1970 and as recently as the Estival in Lugano, Switzerland in 2005. Much of the material is previously unreleased. The set is packaged in a 19cm x 14cm 32 page hardback book with 2 discs in each inside cover. The book contains photos from Ian Anderson's personal archive and a text on all the different shows by Joel McIver. "Around The World Live" charts Jethro Tull's ever evolving music through blues to rock to folk to electronica with a frequently changing line-up anchored by the ever present frontman Ian Anderson.

Richard Piedra: maths teacher shows you that 2+2 = shred! Now get back to work you math slouches!

Heavy Metal Guitar Instrumental Shredding Neo-Classical

Richard Piedra Richy Rox Eye of the Serpent Line 6 Pod ESP MII Shredding

Paul Gilbert: Premier Guitar gets inside the Great Guitar Escape

Inside the Great Guitar Escape: A Week in the Mountains with Paul Gilbert and Friends
With its expansive mountain views, gourmet dining options, and rustic accommodations, the Full Moon Resort (located in upstate New York’s Catskill Forest Preserve) is the picture-perfect image of calm. But it was closer to sheer terror than tranquility for the nearly 100 guitarists lined up for their chance to jam with guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert at his 2013 Great Guitar Escape, held from July 8–14. Participant Steven Schwartz, an owner of a local music store and a ridiculously accomplished shredder himself, succinctly described on Facebook what it was like to have every lick he threw at Gilbert deflected and answered with the most lethal of sextuplet-laced blows: “Dear Diary, today I got to trade solos with Paul Gilbert for 45 seconds. Heart is still racing, hands are still shaking ... and it's been over two hours since it happened.”

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News: Roland Cube GX - wins best of show at summer NAMM

Retail Gear Experts Give Top Honors to Roland’s New Guitar Amps

Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 2013 — Roland’s new CUBE-GX series guitar amps were named “Best In Show” during the
summer NAMM musical instrument tradeshow in Nashville. The round up of best products and services was determined by a panel of six music retail gear experts including Mike Guillot of Mississippi Music, Brad Boynton of Rhythm Traders, Myrna Sislen of Middle C Music, Tim Pratt of Dietze Music, Paul Decker of Music Villa and Donovan Bankhead of Springfield Music. Each panelist selected their picks in four categories: “Best Add-on or Accessory,” “Gotta’ Stock It,” “Companies to Watch” and “Best in Show.”

Myrna Sislen of Middle C Music selected the new CUBE-GX series from Roland, including the MICRO CUBE GX, the CUBE-20GXCUBE-40GX and CUBE-80GX as “Best in Show” because she felt it was the best product or service that she saw at the show. She also commented that Roland Cubes typically “sell like crazy and have a reasonable MSRP.”

The original MICRO CUBE, a top-seller worldwide for nearly 10 years running, holds the mantle as the most popular battery-powered amp of all time. The MICRO CUBE GX is a worthy successor, retaining its original tiny size and huge sound while adding many great features including a MEMORY function, new amp and effects types, a chromatic tuner, and more. Its new i-CUBE LINK opens new opportunities for practice and mobile recording as well, providing a convenient built-in interface for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

The all-new CUBE-GX series also features three combo guitar amplifiers equipped with iOS connectivity, three independent channels and three separate effects sections. The CUBE-80GX, CUBE-40GX, and CUBE-20GX build on the top-level COSM tone and rock-solid reliability that have made the CUBE name famous and provide extensive size and feature options to suit the needs of players from gigging pros to bedroom jammers.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet II 2013 Slim's, San Francisco - Happy Birthday Jason Becker!

Some highlights of the second Jason Becker , Not Dead Yet show in San Francisco from last January 23rd.

It was as always an amazing night!

Jason, we love you! :-)

Jason Becker - Not Dead Yet 2013 Part I - Slim's, San Francisco

Jason Becker - Not Dead Yet 2013 Part II - Slim's, San Francisco

or ... take your pick

Jason Becker Not Dead Yet 2 (2013) - Slims San Francisco - Highlights of the Evening

News: Orange Amplification Launch New Official Merchandise Webstore

Orange Amplification Launch New Official Merchandise Webstore 

Following on from last years revamp of the Orange Amplification website, the company is pleased to announce the launch of the new Official Orange Webstore where a whole range of Orange Amplification accessories and merchandise are offered for purchase.

Available for delivery, direct to your door, are a full range of clothing, replacement valves, control knobs, foot-switches, protective covers and gig bags for Orange’s celebrated and innovative amps. Also in the new webstore is the award winning personal computer, the Orange OPC, which can be custom-configured to your specification.

In the store there is an updated extensive range of official Orange clothing. Joining the best-selling Orange “Full Stack” T-shirt design are the new black ‘Crest’ and grey “Vintage” T-shirts, all of which are available in mens or ladies fit. Due to high-demand, men’s size XXXL has also been added. Completing all things Orange, you can also find ‘The Book of Orange,’ a stylish summary of the company’s rich 45 year history, in either hard or paperback.

Customers can order securely direct from the store using all major credit/debit cards or Paypal. To find out more, and to check out some amazing ‘Combo’ deals, visit the new webstore

Nick Johnston, Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan: new album pre order starts tomorrow!

Features: Nick Johnston, Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan
The Nick Johnston Band
Hey everyone!! Pre-orders for my new album start tomorrow at

Neal Schon: offical Facebook... run by Neal himself!

Neal Schon

Hello friends

This is a Real FB page that I myself run not PR or anyone else.

I will not remove or block real fans... Never have however I won't tolerate rudeness. Sorry but don't have time for that.  So this is a REAL FAN PAGE if your not a fan, please take it elsewhere.


Tom Hess: Here Is What You Need To Know To Teach Guitar Lessons

Here Is What You Need To Know To Teach Guitar Lessons
by Tom Hess
When you consider a career as a guitar teacher, you probably feel at least some of the following new guitar teacher concerns:
  • You fear that you won’t become successful at teaching guitar because you don’t know what to do or how to do things.
  • You wonder what methods you should use to teach guitar to a variety of guitar students.
  • You get nervous about a possibility of not being able to answer your students’ questions during a guitar lesson when you are on the spot.
  • You aren't sure how to evaluate your guitar teaching skills effectively.
If you can identify with the points above, you are not alone. It is very common for almost all beginning guitar teachers to have the same concerns as you. In fact, even long time guitar teachers will run into these problems if they have not made the effort to locate someone who has already been highly successful as a guitar teacher (and can show them what they are doing wrong). In most cases, these people will teach guitar for years without ever truly making significant improvement in their guitar teaching skills.
Here are 11 common guitar teaching mistakes that less experienced teachers make. If you can stay away from these, you will be well on your way to becoming a highly successful guitar teacher.

Guitar Teacher Mistake Number One: Not focusing on the student’s goals for guitar.
Many guitar teachers merely ‘react’ whenever a student poses a question or expresses interest in learning something new. This means that the guitar teacher does not have any plan for what is to be taught until the day of the lesson (when the student arrives). The mistake here is that the teacher is focusing too much on solving the student’s problem in the present, and in the process the student’s longer term goals and desires become ignored.
Some guitar teachers try doing the opposite. This means that they plan out everything from the start. This is a problem, because if you plan everything out before getting actual experience with teaching guitar, you will be more likely to miss out on subtle problems that arise from the unique needs of your guitar students.
The most effective guitar teaching approach will use a balance of both of these extremes, and as a result will help your guitar students progress much faster.

Guitar Teacher Mistake Number Two: Misunderstanding how to teach what a student ‘wants’ versus what he/she ‘needs’.
The misunderstanding that most guitar instructors have is thinking that that they must either teach ‘only’ the things their students ‘want’ to learn OR force their students to practice only what they ‘need’ to know. By teaching guitar students only what they ‘want’ in the moment, you can expect very little success in your guitar teaching business. Teaching guitar students what they really ‘need’ is a much better approach. However, in order to be an effective guitar teacher, you will need to balance out both approaches. This will help your students to not only enjoy playing guitar in the moment, but also continue to make progress toward reaching their musical goals.
It is important to understand that what a student wants should be the same as what he needs. Take the time to fully understand your guitar students’ goals so that you know exactly what needs to get done in order to reach them (do this consistently). When you have done this, you can then communicate to your students directly why the things they ‘need’ to know are the same as what they ultimately ‘want’ to know. (This is critically important!) Once your students understand how what you are teaching them will ultimately help them become better musicians, they will feel much more motivated to practice and overcome the challenges they encounter in their guitar playing.

Guitar Teacher Mistake Number Three: Not helping your guitar students apply new guitar ideas.
It is easy to tell which guitar teachers are highly successful, and which are not highly successful. How? By looking at the students they teach. For many guitar teachers, it is common that their students have learned a lot of information, but can’t actually play guitar well, create nice guitar solos, make songs, or express themselves with music. One of the biggest errors that guitar teachers commit is not showing their students how to APPLY the things they learn.
Most guitar teachers put an unnecessary amount of energy into showing their students new things to play on guitar. It is much more important that your guitar students understand the ways to apply what they know. This prevents a situation where your students, having already learned a lot about music and guitar, struggle to use their skills in actual music.
Sometimes you will get students who ask you to show them new things on guitar. However, do not feel rushed to be continuously providing new information for them. It is best to make sure that they know how to apply what they have already learned, so that they can use it in real music.

Guitar Teacher Mistake Number Four: Not understanding how to work around or fix a guitar student’s playing mistakes.
If teaching guitar to students were as easy as plugging in the right answer to an equation, there would be little work for guitar teachers to do. In reality, your guitar students are ‘human’ and cannot be programmed so easily. While teaching guitar lessons, you will encounter times when your guitar students are distracted, disinterested, or are simply in the mood to play something different. In addition, some students don’t always want to play everything to perfection. The mistake that teachers make is to “let it slide” too much. In other words, they allow bad habits to build up for the sake of not being too strict. Many times this results not only in sloppy guitar playing, but could also possibly lead to injury!
On the other hand, some teachers are overly strict with their guitar students while fixing bad habits. Unfortunately, this can be a problem as well because most guitar players are not willing to take constant corrections on every little detail. As a result, such guitar teachers cause their students to feel discouraged or unmotivated since they are not getting the chance to enjoy playing and learning guitar.
The most successful guitar teachers have the ability to merge ideas together. It should be your goal to fix all of your students’ bad habits as time goes on. To do this you must prioritize the more urgent ones that need to be taken care of first. The most important problems to fix are the ones that can lead to any kind of physical injury. After this, focus on your guitar student’s picking hand (Often guitar players zone out on their picking hand in everyday playing situations, and will be oblivious to any bad habits).

Guitar Teacher Mistake Number Five: Not clearly communicating to your guitar students what you expect in terms of practice and effort on their part.
You will have some guitar students who will give you 110% when it comes to practicing at home and putting out consistent effort to become a better guitarist. However, the majority of your guitar students will not give you nearly as much effort. The reason this happens so often with most guitar teachers is because the teacher does not set any kind of standard for effort on the student’s part. Because of this, the student does not have a clear idea of how much practice and effort is required in order to be able to play guitar how they want.
The greatest guitar instructors will let their students know that they expect a certain amount of effort, and will help the student to understand why this works to benefit them. In addition, it is important not to have the same expectations for every one of your students. Remember that each student has his or her own unique needs as a guitar player.

Guitar Teacher Mistake Number Six:Teaching too many new ideas in each guitar lesson.
It is very common for guitar teachers to feel as if they must always be ‘teaching new things’. In reality, this causes your students to feel overwhelmed. The reason for this is that they are taking in a bunch of new material, but not actually learning how to APPLY it! So what are the main reasons that guitar teachers feel they must constantly teach new things to their students?
Reason 1 – They feel uncomfortable giving guitar instruction and focuses on demonstrating new ideas each lesson in order to compensate for their lack of teaching skills.
Reason 2 – They have seen other guitar teachers who use this approach and think: “If it works for them, it can work for me.”
Reason 3 – The teacher wants to please students who express that they are ready to ‘move on’. Truth is, even when a student says this, nine times out of ten…they are not ready!
The greatest teaching approach is one that helps your guitar students to effectively learn how to apply what you show them. The key is to train your new students to use what they learn, so that they do not become overwhelmed with excess ‘facts’ that they can’t really use.

Guitar Teacher Mistake Number Seven:Not understanding how to approach teaching guitar when a student ‘doesn’t get it’.
Less experienced guitar teachers typically do not know how to explain new concepts to students in more than one way. These teachers will run into additional problems as well because they are more prone to using their own style of learning to teach their students. This only leads to more problems in communication.
In order to best help your guitar students, it is necessary to understand if each person learns best by watching you play, by listening to you talk, or by spending more time playing guitar on their own. Once you know this, you can more effectively teach them. The best guitar teachers will create a specific strategy based around each student’s learning style in order to help the student get the most out of each lesson.
After you have taught many guitar students you will get better at identifying individual learning styles. However, if you’d like to quickly learn how to do this, you should seek out the advice of an expert guitar teacher who has already shown many other teachers how to become highly successful.

Guitar Teacher Mistake Number Eight:Not knowing how to ‘train’ your guitar students.
The majority of guitar teachers out there only think of themselves as teachers. This means that they are locked in a mindset of merely explaining and reviewing materials with their students (much like a school teacher). Although you are thought of by prospective students as a guitar teacher, you will need to do more than simply ‘teach’ your students.
If you want to truly help your guitar students, you must be able to both ‘teach’ and ‘train’ them. In most cases, they will require more actual training than teaching. This means that you need to put less emphasis on showing them new things to play, and focus more on walking them through the learning process. Make sure to guide them along with encouragement to motivate them as they continue to make progress. Some of your students will feel as if they are ready to move on at times. However, don’t let them move on until YOU know they are ready. If you approach your guitar teaching like this with every student, you will save MASSIVE amounts of time and energy compared to the alternative of merely ‘teaching’ students new things.

Guitar Teacher Mistake Number Nine: Not keeping track of how long people remain as your guitar students.
Many guitar instructors figure that the amount of students they are currently teaching is equal to the amount of success in their guitar teaching business. The truth is, the amount of students you teach does not directly relate to your level of success as a guitar teacher (I currently teach 100+ guitar students, but on its own, this fact does not mean that I am a great teacher). In order to properly gauge your success teaching guitar, you must take various other things into account. One of these things is observing how long each of your students stays with you (this is called your ‘retention rate’). If your guitar students only stay with you for a few months, there is a lot of room for improvement. Essentially, your goal should be to keep your guitar students coming back for years.

That being said, you will not keep every single guitar student for years at a time. This is because different students may have different goals that can be reached in a shorter amount of time. You must always work hard to help your students achieve their goals as quickly, and effectively as possible. However, some goals may be more vague and require more time for the student to find out what he or she really wants. In order to keep more of your students for a longer period of time, seek to understand the reasons why past students have stopped taking lessons with you. Additionally, ask your current long time guitar students why they enjoy taking lessons with you. Monitor these statistics on a consistent basis so that you can continually improve your guitar teaching methods.

Guitar Teacher Mistake Number Ten:Not knowing a good way to judge how well you are doing as a guitar teacher.
Many new guitar teachers are unsure of whether or not they are actually any good at teaching guitar. These people typically do not have any dependable way of measuring their teaching skills or success. Here are the 3 main causes of this:
1. Less experienced guitar teachers often make comparisons with themselves to other local guitar teachers (who likely aren’t very successful either). They are judging their own skills as a teacher based on the merely mediocre teaching of the other guitar instructors who surround them.
2. Generally speaking, electric guitar lessons are not thought of as highly as other music lessons such as piano or voice training. This is why you see (for example) piano instructors who keep their students for several years while guitar teachers have a hard time keeping them for months at a time.
3. Most guitar teachers never actually make the effort to find training to improve their guitar teaching skills. In general, they will ask other (amateur) teachers what to do, or will simply attempt to emulate the actions of others. If these things do not work, they will resort to giving guitar lessons to their students in a ‘hit or miss’ manner. Unfortunately, this tends to make guitar lessons like an ‘experiment’ for your guitar students. There are always times when you will be learning from your mistakes; however it is best to understand how to avoid them from the beginning.

Guitar Teacher Mistake Number Eleven: Not taking full responsibility for the quality of your guitar instruction.
When you teach guitar, your students are paying you with their money, time, and effort. It is important to work as hard as you can to reward them with the best guitar instruction possible. Fact is, most guitar teachers DO NOT put much effort at all to improve the quality of their guitar lessons, or work to help their guitar students achieve their goals faster. These types of teachers merely teach guitar to ‘get by’. Why should a guitar student ever spend their hard earned money for guitar lessons when their teacher isn’t actively working to bring them the best instruction possible? You don’t have to be an incredible guitar teacher before you ever get started teaching (of course); however, if you want to be able to provide the very best guitar teaching for your students, you will benefit immensely by getting trained, coached, and mentored to become the best guitar teacher you can be.
Remember, although there are many great guitar teachers out there, each and every one of those teachers were likely at the same point you are at right now. The vast majority of these teachers made it by finding a mentor who could show them what it takes to overcome any obstacles in their way. These types of teachers are the ones who take consistent action to help their students achieve their goals. These teachers mostly have filled schedules (and waiting lists) full of guitar students, a big name in their city, and live a great life doing what they love every day… You have the EXACT same potential to make choices that will greatly benefit you in your business! Take action right now to take your guitar teaching to the next level with this 7 day free mini course on increasing guitar teaching skills.

About The Author:
Tom Hess is a professional guitar teacher, composer and the guitar player. He shows guitar teachers from around the world how to make more money teaching guitar. On his music instruction website, you can find guitar teacher improvement resources, and articles on how to teach guitar.

Joe Satriani,Vernon Reid: Joe adds Living Colour to West Coast tour!



14TH Album - Unstoppable Momentum - out Now

Photo credit:  Christie Goodwin

(Los Angeles, CA)  Joe Satriani has just confirmed the dynamic ground breaking hard rock outfit LIVING COLOUR to the billsupporting the West Coast leg of his upcoming U.S. tour.  Living Colour will join the world renowned guitarist when he hits Seattle, WA on October 22nd and will continue through Salem and Paso Robles before winding up on October 26th in SATRIANI’s home base, in the Bay Area, with a show at the Fox Theater in Oakland. 

The U.S. tour launches on August 29th in San Diego with Steve Morse as support on the first leg.  Joining  Satriani on the road are veteran band mate Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) on keyboards, along with an entirely new rhythm-section, featuring bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Dweezil Zappa) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steve Wilson).

SATRIANI has just concluded his hugely successful two-month European tour, the critical praise is overwhelming.  Hitting seventeen countries in all, the tour has played to sold-out venues throughout the continent.  It was also recently announced that Satriani will be honored to perform the National Anthem at this year’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  The multi-platinum guitarist is set to serenade the grid this year as he performs the Star-Spangled Banner at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday, July 21. Satriani will perform from the track just prior to the three-day event’s premier contest, the MotoGP™ World Championship race.

Joe Satriani’s Unstoppable Momentum Tour Itinerary:
August 29            Balboa Theatre                                             San Diego, CA *
August 30            Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort     Las Vegas, NV *
August 31            Orpheum Theatre                                               Los Angeles, CA *
September 1      Talking Stick Resort Ballroom                            Scottsdale, AZ *
September 2      Kiva Auditorium                                                Albuquerque, NM *
September 4      Historic Paramount Theatre                               Denver, CO *
September 5      Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center                     Midland, TX *
September 6      Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie                          Grand Prairie, TX *
September 7      House of Blues                                                    Houston, TX *
September 8      Austin City Limits – Moody Theatre                       Austin, TX *
September 10   House of Blues                                                    New Orleans, LA *
September 11   Ruth Eckerd Hall                                                    Clearwater, FL *
September 12   Parker Playhouse                                                  Ft. Lauderdale, FL *
September 13   Hard Rock Live                                                     Orlando, FL *
September 14   Saenger Theatre                                                    Pensacola, FL *
September 15   Symphony Hall                                                        Atlanta, GA *
September 17   War Memorial Auditorium                                           Nashville, TN *
September 18   Chicago Theatre                                                    Chicago, IL *
September 19   Lakewood Civic Auditorium                                         Lakewood, OH *
September 20   Taft Theatre                                                             Cincinnati, OH *
September 21   Wings Stadium                                                     Kalamazoo, MI *
September 22   Macomb Music Theatre                                   Mt. Clemens, MI
September 24   Carolina Theatre                                                    Durham, NC *
September 25   Warner Theatre                                                Washington, DC *
September 26   Beacon Theatre                                              New York, NY *
September 27   Orpheum Theatre                                               Boston, MA*
September 28   Tower Theatre                                                     Upper Darby, PA *
September 29   Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead                           Munhall, PA *
October 1            Center for the Arts                                               Buffalo, NY *
October 2            Palace Theatre                                                    Albany, NY *
October 3            State Theatre                                                       Portland, ME *
October 4            Casino New Brunswick                                        New Brunswick, NB
October 5            Rebecca Cohn Auditorium                                      Halifax, NS
October 7            Le Capitole De Quebec                                         Quebec City, QC
October 8            National Arts Centre Southam Hall                           Ottawa, ON
October 9            St. Denis Theatre                                                    Montreal, QC
October 10          Centre in the Square                                              Kitchener, ON
October 11          Massey Hall                                                             Toronto, ON
October 14          Burton Cummings Theatre                                           Winnipeg, MB
October 15          TCU Place                                                            Saskatoon, SK
October 16          Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium                      Edmonton, AB
October 17          Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium                      Calgary, AB
October 19          Vogue Theatre                                                        Vancouver, BC
October 21          The Fox Theater                                                        Spokane, WA
October 22          Paramount Theatre                                                        Seattle, WA  **
October 23          Historic Elsinore Theatre                                               Salem, OR  **
October 25          Vina Robles Amphitheatre                                           Paso Robles, CA  **
October 26          Fox Theater                                                                        Oakland, CA **

* featuring Steve Morse Band as support thru Portland, ME
** featuring Living Colour as support on the west coast

Go to for individual markets on-sale and ticket information. 

Allan Holdsworth: Road Games to be released this fall - also available for download now!

Allan Holdsworth
Road Games to be released this fall by MoonJune records with liner notes courtesy of John Kelman, and including some rare photos. In meantime, Road Games is available in FLAC, APPLE LOSSLESS and mp3-320 Road Games  by Allan Holdsworth

1. Three Sheets To The Wind 04:14
2. Road Games 04:14
3. Water On The Brain Pt. 2 02:49
4. Tokyo Dreams 04:04
5. Was There? 04:09
6. Material Real 04:41
released 09 June 2013

Dave Kilminster: Solo - The Wall Live @ Werchter 20 July 2013 (6/10)

Question... does Dave Kilminster suffer from vertigo?

The Wall Live @ Werchter 20 July 2013 (6/10)

Guthrie Govan: Charvel is proud to welcome U.K. guitarist Guthrie Govan to the family

Charvel is proud to welcome U.K. guitarist Guthrie Govan to the family. A highly-respected and in-demand virtuoso guitarist, Govan travels the world as both a performer and clinician. Govan is currently splitting time between his rock/fusion trio, The Aristocrats, and touring the world with Steven Wilson’s band, promoting Wilson’s Alan Parsons-produced album, The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories).

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Steve Howe,Rick Wakeman: Yes - Inglewood, California 1978

YES - Inglewood, California
Great Western Forum
October 5, 1978
Bonus tracks
Parallels (Boston 8-31-78)
Arriving UFO (Boston 6-19-79)

Disc 1
1. Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
2. Siberain Khatru
3. Heart of the Sunrise
4. Future Times - Rejoice
5. Circus of Heaven
6. Time and a Word
7. Long Distance Runaround
8. The Fish
9. Perpetual Change
10. Soon
11. Don't Kill the Whale
12. Madrigal Recitation
13. Clap

Disc 2
1. Starship Trooper
2. On the Silent Wings of Freedom
3. Rick Wakeman Solo
4. Awaken
5. I've Seen all Good People
6. Roundabout
7. Exit Music

YES-Live 1978 Inglewood, California

Richard Tull: Mark Cameron Ocean 100 watt head put to the acid test - 7 string shred

Here's a clip of some lead on my Cameron Ocean mod amp. Smooth as butter but still clear as a bell. Killer amp!

Mark Cameron Ocean Mod 100watt head 7 string shred

Mark Cameron Ocean 100 watt head rhythm.wmv

While digging out my video camera, which I haven't used in 5 years, I came across some video that I never got around to posting so I guess now's as good a time as any....

Electric Brew

Check out the latest demos

Danielle Gottardo: a stitch in time saves nine... now where did I put my roll of sellotape??

Just rip it up and start all over again... Daniele Gottardo in I hate my music score mode... good news is... I've heard some of the latest mixes, and I profoundly satisfied with the results, the words spectacular achievement were designed for a work of this level of musical genius... now where did I put my roll of sellotape?

Gord Olson: Jewel - Marty Friedman & Jason Becker - a birthday treat for Jason Becker!

Gord Olson: I've wanted for a long time to learn and record this incredible song, and I've finally gotten around to it. Jason and Marty were amazing together! To the purists out there, it's not perfect, I know, I know. I had a lot of fun learning and recording it though, so I hope you enjoy it!
All the guitars and bass were recorded through the Kemper Profiling Amplifier. Pickups are Seymour Duncan EMTY Blackouts.

Please subscribe, and feel free to leave comments. Cheers!

Jewel - Marty Friedman & Jason Becker cover

Richard Tull: killer guitar density overloaded instrumental mayhem - enjoy!

Richard Tull
 Richard Tull back with some very classy, guitar density overloaded instrumental mayhem...
Richard Tull The cover band's FINALLY rolling. Time to start making some sick technical stuff again. I'm starting to demo some new shred stuff and put together a band to pull it off live. It'll be something like a cross between Animals As Leaders, RacerX, Necrophagist, and Cacophony. The instrumental below is kind of a starting point but I'm thinking that's way too tame. Just not over the top enough. If you know any musicians into those bands that can play that stuff, please send them my way