Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Jordan Rudess, Tony Levin, Marco Minnemann: LMR pre order

The Deluxe Edition of the new album from Levin Minnemann Rudess includes the official CD plus a Bonus DVD featuring:

- 24 bit wav files
- Exclusive Bonus Track
- Video of Tony & Jordan jamming in studio
- Marco interview
- Tony & Jordan interview
- Outtakes/Additional Footage
- Early home demo mixes by Marco

The First 1,000 Units Signed
By Tony, Marco & Jordan

(Ships Sept. 5)

John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess: Dream Theater Limited Edition Collector’s Box Set

Dream Theater Limited Edition Collector’s Box Set

Custom Box Set Holds:

• Exclusive Artwork by Hugh Syme.
• Custom 2GB Majesty Symbol USB Stick containing:
- Isolated stems of "Behind The Veil"
- "Take This For The Pain" (Mike Mangini Audition Improv Jam)
- 30 minute documentary.
• Exclusive 7" of "The Bigger Picture" on clear vinyl, wrapped and sealed with a custom wax seal.
• Gel-skin iDots of Majesty Symbol for iPhone.
• 2-Disc embossed Deluxe Edition digi with bonus disc of 5.1 audio mix + expanded packaging.
• 180-gram 2-LP embossed gatefold vinyl with high quality FLAC files of full album.

Bundle Includes:

• Limited Edition Collector's Box Set
• Dream Theater Digital Album
• Immediate download of "The Enemy Inside" Digital Single


Steve Hillage: new video gets taken down from YouTube... but after some changes it's back again

Steve Hillage premiered the cutting edge promo video for Rovo and System 7’s new single “Hinotori.”  Several hours later the video was mysteriously removed from YouTube.  Today, the video, directed by Tokyo’s Mood Magic, has been re-uploaded on YouTube and can be viewed HERE. 

Steve Hillage, one of the original members of the British prog rock band GONG, wants to set the record straight about this ground-breaking promo video which combines live performance footage with state-of-the-art Japanese animation.   “The video was initially taken down in connection with the use of original Hinotori images from the Manga animation pioneer Osamu Tezuka, who has been a huge influence on the Phoenix Rising project,” says Hillage.  “Tezuka Productions, the Japanese company that manages the Tezuka creative legacy,  demanded a change in the precise wording of the copyright notice after the end of the video. This has now been resolved.  Our Japanese video production company wish to apologise for the temporary YouTube removal.” The Hinotori promo video is a taster from a collaboration between System 7 and Japan’s leading progressive rock band, ROVO, culminating in the new studio album PHOENIX RISING (released in the UK on 23 September).  The album, produced by Steve Hillage and ROVO, is followed by concerts at Manchester Ritz (March 7) and London o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (March 8).  Tickets  and a free download of the 5-track Hinotori EP are available from Music Glue ROVO are a Japanese progressive rock/jam band featuring two drummers, bass and keyboards, led by guitarist Seiichi Yamamoto and electric violinist Yuji Katsui.  SYSTEM 7 is comprised of Steve Hillage andMiquette Giraudy, who present tech-house beats and live playing; a major influence on the development of psychedelic ambient and electronica.  The gigs will feature electronic beats and live instrumentation, made possible by the skilled musicianship of eight players, including two live drummers. Hillage’s unique electric guitar style will embody extensive soloing and duets with the electric violin of Rovo's Yuji Katsui.

Dave Kilminster: Murray Hockridge - Closer To Earth new CD

London, UK – Now available! Vocalist Murray Hockridge and guitarist Dave Kilminster just released their first album of beautifully crafted acoustic covers titled 'Closer To Earth' on Killer Guitar Records, via Cherry Red Records. As fate would have it, a chance meeting brought these two musical innovators together for this special project. Says Dave, “This is essentially an album of acoustic covers, where we've taken some songs that we love and reconstructed them in a unique way. Also, it's an interesting format too, as I can't think of another acoustic duo where they both play guitar, sing lead vocals and throw in some crazy soloing too!”

“The creative potential when you find this kind of chemistry is truly open ended,” enthuses Murray (vocals, rhythm guitar & production), “there are so many combinations of instruments and voicings we can call on, both in the studio and on stage – there are no limits.”

Murray's three-octave voice is absolutely breathtaking and appears utterly effortless. Although a talented songwriter, interpreting other writers' songs is very much in Murray's DNA. His dynamic, soulful vocal approach on this album unites an unlikely array of classic tunes from many different genres in a deeply evocative way. In combination with Dave Kilminster's beautiful guitar work, the sound is both spellbinding and unique.

Says Dave, “I met Murray a couple years ago, and just thought that he had the most incredible voice...and so one day we decided to jam together, and there was this instant magical connection... It's almost like ESP! We always have such a great time playing together too, and the audience can sense that...and there's literally no limits to the directions we can take the songs in when we're improvising.”

Best known for his work with Roger Waters and Keith Emerson, Dave Kilminster is a gifted guitarist and songwriter. His debut CD release 'Scarlet' garnered rave reviews from fans and music critics alike worldwide. Dave is also proficient at keyboards, bass and drums; all of these skills he infuses with his own unique blend of elegance, grace and raw passion. 'Closer To Earth' was recorded around Dave's commitments to Roger Waters 'The Wall' tour.

Individually, these two musicians have a enormous amount of talent and a mesmerizing stage presence. The duo's impressive new CD is sure to please music listeners worldwide!

In closing Dave has this to impart, “I am so incredibly proud of this album... It is definitely one of the best things I've ever done. If you're tired of hearing auto tuned, computer generated bleepy crap on the radio, then this really is the perfect answer.”


To purchase Murray Hockridge & Dave Kilminster 'Closer To Earth' CD:

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Brennan Dylan: hat shredding

When I want to relax sometimes I just hit a backing track and see where my guitar takes me. Yesterday was one of those times and this is what showed up. I hope you like it.

Brennan Dylan



Improv Solo- Brennan Dylan

Christian Muenzner: The Tell Tale Heart (Demonstration) from 2011 solo album Timewarp

Guitar playthrough video for "The Tell-Tale Heart" from my 2011 solo album Timewarp.

Christian Muenzner - The Tell Tale Heart (Demonstration)

Alessandro Bertoni,Brett Garsed: Keystone - Official Album Trailer

Alessandro Bertoni's first solo album will be released on Generation Prog Records September 9, 2013. The album features eight tracks written by Alessandro and recorded with an outstanding line-up of musicians:

Alessandro Bertoni - keyboards
Brett Garsed - guitar
Ric Fierabracci - bass
Virgil Donati - drums

Produced by Derek Sherinian

Pre-order here:

More information:

Alessandro Bertoni - Keystone - Official Album Trailer

Isaac Negrene: Modern Improvisation - Chromatic Approach, Outside Lines, Hybrid Picking

Isaac Negrene used - Chromatic Approach, Outside Lines, Hybrid Picking, Modern Voices Progressions, and more...

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Modern Improvisation - Isaac Negrene

Isaac Negrene - Fragments - Teaser

Martin Miller: ENGL Steve Morse Signature amp demo

Check out Martin Miller playing the Engl Steve Morse Signature amp. He is using his Suhr guitars. There is a Looper in the FX loop of the amp. Enjoy this amazing sound!

ENGL TV - ENGL Steve Morse Signature amp demo by Martin Miller