Thursday, 29 August 2013

Bruce Bouillet, Sean Baker: Order of Control Tour 2013

Bruce Bouillet,Sean Baker: Order of Control Tour 2013

Order of Control Tour 2013,Rochester NY-Montage Music Hall

Order of Control Tour 2013,Rochester NY-Montage Music Hall

Bruce Bouillet: The Order of Control

Filipe Paiva: Sunset from the upcoming album Euphoria

Track 07 Sunset of my album Euphoria
Composed, produced and arranged by: Filipe Paiva
Guitar: Filipe Paiva
Bass: Andre Vasconcellos
Drums: Allen Pontes
Keyboard: Felipe Viegas

Dave Martone,Glen Drover: Live At Metalworks - Trailer

Dave Martone / Glen Drover - "Live At Metalworks" - Trailer
"Live At Metalworks" captures audio/video performances by Dave Martone and Glen Drover which were streamed live over the internet on September 25, 2011. This show was viewed by over 25,000 people in over 63 countries around the World. Dave Martone (a true modern guitar hero) performs with his band on such guitar virtuoso tracks as "The Goodie Squiggee Song" and "Dinky Pinky" from Martone's Magna Carta debut, "Clean" (MA-90972). Other highlights of Martone's set include a cover of Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia". Another special moment occurs when Martone brings Glen Drover on stage for an encore version of Joe Satriani's "Crush Of Love". 

Glen Drover (best known for his work in Megadeth) performs with his band (which includes Saga keyboardist, Jim Gilmour) on a version of Frank Zappa's "Filthy Habits" as well as "Colors Of Infinity" and "Ascension" from Glen's Magna Carta debut, "Metalusion" (MA-91082). Drover brings Dave Martone back on stage for an encore version of Megadeth's "Symphony Of Destruction" with Glen on vocals. 

Audio CD with bonus DVD (Region Free NTSC DVD). The DVD includes both complete sets, as well as bonus video which was never broadcast before.

• Dave Martone - Guitar and Vocals
• David Spidel - Bass
• Gary Grace - Drums

• Glen Drover - Guitar and Vocals
• Jim Gilmour - Keyboards
• Paul Yee - Bass
• Chris Sutherland- Drums

Sound Samples and Order:

Rob Chappers: The Tone Ranger review of the Chapman CAP10 Guitar

Check out this Lone Ranger inspired video review of the Chapman CAP10.
In this video we use a fancy dress cowboy & indians outfit, a rubber horse mask, and a home made arrow... Oh yeah, and we also used a Chapman CAP10 Guitar, a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Amp, and an Option 5 Destination Drive II Pedal (& my pick of destiny, the Stone Works Thin Pick)

If you want to find out more about the guitar then you just need to click here -

In fact everything we use in the video (except the outfits) are available to buy from Andertons - just take a short horse ride over to

Just be careful of them pesky Indjuns!!

The Tone Ranger review of the Chapman CAP10 Guitar

Fabrizio Leo: VIOLA by Mov Guitars - Venezia SB - super smooth!

Fabrizio "BICIO" Leo - VIOLA by Mov GuitarS - Part.4 Model: Venezia SB
by Fabrizio Leo

Vinai Trinateepakdee: Emotive Rock - Summer Haze

Vinai T returns to JTC with a blindingly good new series, deep rooted with emotion! These 3 tracks are Vinai showing exactly what he does best...creating heart warming, inspirational melodic solos that hit all of the right notes.

One of Vinai's heroes is Neal Schon, so we gave Dave Lockwood the brief to create 3 backing tracks in this style for Vinai to play over....and what a dream combination it has turned out to be. The backings are sublime to jam over, with a slower ballad, medium paced rock and a funk track in the mix. And Vinai rose to the challenge and blitzed it with these incredible solos.

We have set this package to intermediate as the large % of the solos fall into this category. Summer Haze and some sections of The Time Is Now and Cry From The Heart have some tougher licks to master, but as they say 'practise makes perfect'...and we all love a challenge!

The package comes with trusty JTC tab and notation, the solo, backing and extended jam tracks and videos for you to analyse exactly how to play these solos.

Check out the previews below and prepare to get seriously emotive!


3 solo tracks
3 backing tracks
3 extended jam tracks
3 video performances
Tab and notation in PDF and Powertab

*NEW* Vinai T 'Summer Haze' at

Michael Gotz,Farko Dosumov,Etienne Cakpo: Speak Lowe - Jazzukha

Speak Lowe
written by Michael Gotz

Michael Gotz - guitar
Etienne Cakpo - percussion
Farko Dosumov - bass
June 2013


plus in case you missed it.

Crooked Tooth
written by Farko Dosumov/Darian Asplund

Farko Dosumov - bass
Feodor Dosumov - guitar
Darian Asplund - sax
John Stout - drums

Crooked Tooth - OVERDOS

Monte Pittman: Greg Simkins’ Kickstarter and get guitar lessons by Monte!

Greg Simkins’ Kickstarter and get guitar lessons by Monte Pittman!

Greg “Craola” Simkins, the artist behind the artwork of Monte’s 2nd solo album “Pain, Love & Destiny”has started a Kickstarter Project to let fans help fund his new Stop-Motion film “I’m Scared”.

Monte has offered guitar lessons as one of the incentives.

Ryan Carraher,Allan Holdsworth: Full and detailed review of Carvin HH1 Allan Holdsworth Signature Headless Guitar

*Read for more information*
Hey all,
I received this guitar yesterday and it is absolutely amazing. To be honest I was hesitant to purchase one of these for a while because I couldn't locate one to test it out and there are only a hand full of YouTube videos of them.
That being said this guitar is a bargain. It is very comfortable and pleasing to play, it feels great and it has a very full, resonant sound (in my opinion). I am not affiliated with Carvin (although my door is always open.........) so this is my honest unbiased opinion.

The video:
0:00-1:42 The guitar

1:43-2:22 Me playing a rubato version of one of my tunes
2:24-3:40 Clean improvisation (experimenting with Clusters/Quartal themes
3:40-7:51 Improv with distortion in style of Holdsworth in (and around) the key of Ab. This was more or less a practice session of me working on developing some concepts/licks hence some of it can be repetitive.

Here are the specs:
-Set neck
-25.5" scale
-all mahogany body (no top piece) chambered
-Ebony fingerboard with a 20" radius
-Black hardware
-white dot inlays on fret board and side
-24 Jumbo frets
-H22 humbucker
-it weighs 5-6 pounds
-Strung with Elixir nanoweb 10's (Elixir my door is always open for you as well *cough cough*)
-Visit for more info

Gear in my rack (from top to bottom):
-Furman power conditioner
-Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra (with older firmware)
-Carvin TS100 Power amp
-Egnater cab (Have no clue what the model is or what speakers are in it. It's not mine)
-Using a Shure SM57 to mic the cab which is going into Logic.

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Carvin HH1 Allan Holdsworth Signature Headless Guitar Demo

Little V Mills: Timber Tones Picks Fusion Tones Demo

Comparing an Anodised Aluminium Pick with a regular Nylon Pick on both an acoustic and an electric guitar
Try one for yourself:

Timber Tones Picks Fusion Tones Demo (Acoustic and Electric Guitar)

Aquiles Priester: Midas Fate´s drummer to perform on London Drum Show

Midas Fate´s drummer to perform on London Drum Show

Aquiles Priester(Hangar, Vinnie Moore, Tony Macalpine and ex-Angra), who recently was announced as Midas Fate's drummer will be performing at London drum show on October 13.
He will be playing for the first time live the song Stillborn Reason which he recently recorded for Magnificent Rebel, new Midas Fate's album to be released by the end of the year and can be seen in the video below. He will be also playing songs he recorded along his long and successful career through the years.

AQUILES PRIESTER - Stillborn Reason/Midas Fate (HD Resolution)

Terry Bozzio, Dave Weckl, Omar Hakim, Jojo Mayer, Gerald Heyward, Chris Coleman, Pete Lockett and Russ Miller will also be performing in the London drum festival. More info about the festival can be found here:

To see more of Midas Fate and Aquiles Priester go to and,,

Midas Fate counts with:
Mike DiMeo: Lead voice
Aquiles Priester: Drums
Vitor Campos: Guitars
Renato Videira: Bass Guitar

Rob Chappers, Guthrie Govan: Oooh Look... the new Victory amp smelling of win!

Rob Chapman

I was at victory application today putting the final touches to my signature amp, look who popped in to pick up their new amp

Jeff Beck,Brian Wilson: US tour dates announced

Jeff Beck will team up with Brian Wilson for an 18-date tour this fall. The run begins on Sept. 27 in Florida before working up the East Coast and then zigzagging across the country for a final date on Oct. 27 in Akron.


September 27 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Casino
September 28 Tampa, FL Eckerd Hall 

October 1 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center (on sale August 30)
October 3 St. Augustine St. Augustine Amphitheatre

October 4 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park

October 5 Washington, DC Warner Theater
October 6 Bethlehem, Penn. Sands Event Center 

October 8 Albany, N.Y. Palace Theatre
October 9 Boston, MA Wang Theater

October 11 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre

October 12 Westbury, CT Theater at Westbury

October 13 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater 

October 15 New York, NY Beacon Theater
October 16 Montclair, NJ Roberts Wellmont Theater (on sale August 29)
October 18 Las Vegas The Pearl Theater

October 20 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater

October 22 Oakland, Calif. Paramount Theatre
October 25 Detroit Fox Theatre
October 26 Toronto, ON Sony Centre
October 27 Akron, OH EJ Thomas Performing Arts
October 30 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Riverside Theatre (on sale August 30)

Tymon Kruidenier: Exivious - Season of Mist is proud to welcome instrumental progressive band to their roster!

Season of Mist is proud to welcome instrumental progressive band EXIVIOUS to the roster! The Dutch quartet consists of Tymon Kruidenier (ex-CYNIC) and Michel Nienhuis (DODECAHEDRON) on guitars, Robin Zielhorst (ex-CYNIC) on fretless bass and Yuma van Eekelen (ex-PESTILENCE, THE NEW DOMINION) on drums. EXIVIOUS’ forthcoming second album is entitled ‘Liminal’ and has been scheduled for a November 8th release (November 12th in North America).

“We're very pleased to announce that EXIVIOUS has found a home with Season of Mist”, the band comments. “After being independent since the beginning of the band, it's an exciting step for us to get signed. As such, we're proud and honored to be taken in by one of the most prestigious metal labels out there. Season of Mist is driven foremost by their passion for good music and they have an impressive roster of bands. We're very optimistic about a long and successful collaboration”.

The sound of EXIVIOUS is hard to define; it operates in a space where metal meets fusion meets post-rock and still is none of the above. The band blends a wide variety of musical genres into a coherent, unified sound that’s driven by the incredible chemistry shared by the four musicians. You can get an idea of what ‘Liminal’ will sound like by listening to “Entrust”, the opening track of the album.

Exivious - Entrust [SONG PREMIERE]

Tony MacAlpine: new album and merchandise available

Tony here.  I'm excited to announce that I'm currently finishing up work on my new solo album, and we'll have more details on personnel and special guests very soon!

In the meantime, we're having a special sale in the merch store.  I had some posters left over from last year's European tour sitting in the studio, so I decided to autograph all of them, and they are now available in the merch store for just $9.99!

We also have a few other special offers:

My most recent CD, "Tony MacAlpine" is on sale for $9.99 (was $15):

"Tony MacAlpine" t-shirts are on sale for $15 (previously $25):

And the CD/T-shirt bundle is now $25! (previously $35):

And don't forget the new Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian CD/DVD/Blu-ray is out on September 3!  "Live In Tokyo" was filmed/recorded on November 14, 2012 at Zepp Tokyo. This 95-minute concert is the first release of material from PSMS, and it showcases a wide range of instrumental performances from each of the members' careers and collaborations.

"Live In Tokyo" track listing:

01. A Change Of Seasons: I The Crimson Sunrise (DREAM THEATER song)
03. The Stranger (TONY MACALPINE song)
04. Stratus (BILLY COBHAM song)
05. Atlantis, Part 1: Apocalypse 1470 B.C. (DEREK SHERINIAN song)
06. Tony MacAlpine Guitar Solo
07. Been Here Before (DEREK SHERINIAN song)
08. Birds of Prey (Billy's Boogie) / Billy Sheehan solo
09. The Farandole (TALAS song)
10. The Pump (JEFF BECK song)
11. Mike Portnoy Drum Intro
12. Nightmare Cinema (DEREK SHERINIAN song)
13. Hell's Kitchen (DREAM THEATER song)
14. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
15. Lines In The Sand (DREAM THEATER song) (abridged)

More info:

Thanks for your support, and see you soon!


Rob Chappers: LAst chance to get the Digital Bundle at super low price

Was £90.27 NOW £19.99

The bundle contains:
“Holy Fire” single – download
Train Your Ears (aka Intervalic Recognition) – download
Bending and Vibrato lesson – download
Blues Improvisation lesson – download
Circle of Doom lick lesson – download
Guitar Chords for Beginners lesson – download
How to Practice Guitar Effectively lesson – download
How to Write Licks lesson – download
How to Write Riffs lesson – download
Metal Power Chords lesson – download
Modal Rock Licks 1 & 2 lessons – download
Scale Study – Phrygian Dominant lesson – download
Take Me (Majesty) – Hybrid Picking lesson – download
The Ultimate Guide to the Whammy Bar lesson – download
Holy Fire

Holy Fire is my latest single, due to be released later this year on iTunes. It is a return to the instrumental guitar genre for me, where I found my roots with Red Dream and Bare Bones. Recorded and produced by Rabea Massaad.
Train Your Ears

Whether you are a musician, producer, engineer or absolute beginner you will find this an invaluable method that will give you a musical palate with which to compose melodies, choose harmonies, invent bass lines and more…

Intervalic recognition or intervallic (USA)… intervalics, harmonic ear training, ear aerobics and learning music by ear, are all expressions which refer to the process of identifying the structure of a piece of music by careful listening.
Bending and Vibrato

Nothing in nature stands still, and that includes The Monkey Lord. Rob Chappers returns with a nearly 20 minute long lesson on string bending and vibrato. Learn how to hit target notes, bend with ease, and add vibrato from micro-tonal to two-tone ranges.
Blues Improvisation

This 15-minute lesson is an in-depth study of blues improvisation. It isn’t a video of licks and scales, but more a lesson on how to practice playing blues lead, how to apply it to different keys, and how to break away from improvising in the first position of the minor pentatonic scale.
Circle of Doom

The insanely awesome lick known as the Circle of Doom can now be a part of your lick vocabulary.
Guitar Chords for Beginners

This lesson covers playing the musical alphabet of chords in both major and minor

(A major, B major, C major, D major, E major, F major, G major, A minor, B minor, C minor, D minor, E minor, F minor, G minor)
How to Practice Guitar Effectively

This lesson covers all of the essential tools to enable you to maximising your ability to achieve your goals.

Whilst this lesson is primarily aimed at beginners, it is also a good reminder for more experienced players who may have got stuck in their ways.
How to Write Licks

This lesson is packed full of information, providing you with all of the knowledge you should require to write your own music and licks. Including a look at arpeggios, lead and riff writing.
How to Write Riffs

Rob’s process of writing a riff from beginning to end – Rob writes a metal riff in the video and explains the steps he is taking as he takes them.
Metal Power Chords

The Monkey Lord is back and takes you on an educational tour of Metal Power Chords. This lesson is packed with 10 minutes of chords, tips, and tricks and will have you pounding out riffs so brutal they will put hair on your grandmother’s chest.
Modal Rock Licks 1 & 2

Lick lessons focusing on blues rock but with dorian modal influence.
Scale Study – Phrygian Dominant

The Phrygian Dominant scale has an exotic yet easily applicable tone that will give you tons of new ideas for your lead playing, especially if you are a rock/metal fan. This lesson takes you through both a two octave and three octave shape suitable for bluesy licks and scorching shred!
Take Me (Majesty) Hybrid Picking

This lesson includes the renowned hybrid picked main riff for “Majesty” (previously called “Take Me”), as well as hybrid picking tips and some bonus killer licks.
The Ultimate Guide to the Whammy Bar

The Ultimate Guide to the Whammy Bar features a whole range of techniques that teach you how to make your guitar scream.

News: CD Baby tell you why Twitter is Better Than Facebook for Your Music Career

Why Twitter is Better Than Facebook for Your Music Career
There are equally loud factions in the always-heated Twitter vs. Facebook debate, but with the changes Facebook has made over the past year and a half (often to the detriment of users), it’s easy to see why more and more artists are favoring Twitter as their music promotion tool of choice. Check out the reasons we think it’s better, and let us know where you stand on the issue in
the comments!

Steve Vai, John 5,Jeff Loomis: Enter to Win BOSS Pedals Autographed by Steve Vai, John 5, and More

Enter to Win BOSS Pedals Autographed by Steve Vai, John 5, and More

The Big BOSS Giveaway Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 2013 — BOSS has gone berserk again with another round of The Big BOSS Giveaway. The biweekly contest gives tone freaks everywhere a chance to win BOSS pedals autographed by top guitar heroes and $1,000 in BOSS gear.

Every two weeks between August 5, 2013, and September 30, 2013, a different signed BOSS pedal from a famous guitar hero will be given away, as well as $1,000 in BOSS gear. Contestants can enter once every two-week period, giving them up to five chances to win. Contestants should enter at the BOSS U.S. Facebook Giveaway tab.

The Big BOSS Giveaway Prize Lineup:

8/5/13 – 8/18/13 CH-1 pedal signed by Dave Navarro
8/19/13 – 9/1/13 DD-7 pedal signed by Steve Vai
9/2/13 – 9/15/13 DS-1 pedal signed by Jeff Loomis
9/16/13 – 9/30/13 DD-3 pedal signed by Steve Stevens, John 5, Billy Duffy, Herman Li, and Darryl Jones
8/5/13 – 9/30/13 Grand Prize: $1,000 (suggested retail price) in BOSS gear

Contest eligibility is for U.S. residents only. Visit the Big BOSS Giveaway contest rules page for information and official rules.

Steve Hackett,Arjen Lucassen,Jordan Rudess,Rick Wakeman,Keith Emerson: to guest on Ayreon The Theory of Everything

Arjen Lucassen announces the only guest guitar player on the new Ayreon album, The Theory of Everything. It's none other than... Steve Hackett, the man who was involved in the best Genesis albums and who is still flying the flag for prog!

Steve Hackett to guest on Ayreon The Theory of Everything

Jordan Rudess to guest on Ayreon Theory of Everything

Rick Wakeman to guest on Ayreon Theory of Everything

Keith Emerson guests on new Ayreon album