Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Vinnie Moore: recorded new album at Desert Moon Studios for Shrapnel Records + UFO tour dates

Special thanks to Tristan Greatrex

Vinnie Moore
I just finished recording tracks at Desert Moon Studios in Las Vegas for a new project with Kelly Keeling on vocals, bass, and keyboards, and Scot Coogan on drums. This will be released Magna Carta Records in the near future. We also shot a video at Count’s Vamp’d. More details coming soon.

News started to filter through on the web earlier in September when The Counts - Desert Moon Productionsposted on their facebook page a series of posts:

The Counts - Desert Moon Productions - September 18th: "There is nothing quite like the experience of listening to Vinnie Moore cut guitar solos or hearing Kelly Keeling work out vocal lines.. Mind boggling happenings at Desert Moon Studios today!!! WOW!!.."

September 4th: "The Legendary Vinny Moore, Kelly Keiley and Scot Coogan up next recording for legendary producer, Shrapnel Records, Mike Varney starting this weekend at Desert Moon Studios!!!!"

A week later, September 8th, a further posting appeared: "AMAZING!!! Vinnie Moore, Kelly Keely and Scot Coogan in studio the next few weeks cutting an album for Magna-Carta Records with legendary producer Mike Varney... WOW!!!" followed by: "The COOGIE MONSTER!!!! Scot Coogan is at Desert Moon Studios KILLING IT!!!! with Kelly Keeling and Vinnie Moore!!!... This is an amazing Power Trio put together by Mike Varney...."

"The incomparable Vinnie Moore of UFO in the studio this month!!!"

Tour Dates

4th October - Poughkeepsie - NY - The Chance
5th October - Amityville - NY - Revolution Music Hall
6th October - Sayreville - NJ - Starland Ballroom
8th October - Norfolk - CT - Infinity Music Hall
9th October - Springfield - VA - Empire
11th October - Toronto - Canada - The Rock Pile (West)
12th October - Toronto - Canada - The Rock Pile (East)
14th October - Fall River - MA - Narrows Center
15th October - New York - NY - Stage 48
16th October - Sellersville - PA - Sellersville Theater - SOLD OUT
17th October - Akron - OH - The Tangier
19th October - St. Charles - IL - Arcada Theater
21st October - Tulsa - OK - Vanguard Music Hall
22nd October - Dallas - TX - House of Blues
23rd October - Houston - TX - Concert Pub North

Tour map https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=216784079397252071637.0004d5bf3bdefe0db4288&msa=0&iwloc=0004d5bf5a0ab0b7773cf&dg=feature

Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann: Just 60 left of 180-gram audiophile virgin vinyl

Hello all-

Just a quick reminder to let you know that today's the day: Our very special limited edition double-vinyl version of Culture Clash is out and shipping NOW!

It's a limited pressing of 1000 on 180-gram audiophile virgin vinyl, packaged in a deluxe gatefold polybagged jacket. It contains artwork exclusive to the packaging. And the folks who pre-ordered are getting it in the mail as we speak.

We have less than 60 left in our own webstore (which is, of course, the best place to get it!).

Just click here now to order the double-vinyl special edition of Culture Clash. http://thearistocrats.spinshop.com/

And while you're at it, be sure to check out the latest tour dates added for the U.S. West and Mexico in January, plus Europe in February/March.

That's all for now. More news soon, especially on the complete touring schedule for 2014! http://the-aristocrats-band.com/shows/

The Aristocrats

Dave Celentano: Desert Storm the new CD from the two handed tapping master

Dave Celentano's arrangement of J.S. Bach's "Toccata and Fugue" in D minor performed on electric guitar from his cd 'Desert Storm'. Visit davecelentano.com for all Dave's instructional books, dvds, and music

Dave Celentano - Toccata & Fugue

A live performance of "Crystal Castle" by Dave Celentano. Check out the studio version of "Crystal Castle" on Dave's new studio cd "Desert Storm" available on iTunes, amazon.com, Spotify, and more.

Crystal Castle by Dave Celentano

Dave Celentano's self produced instrumental guitar album "Desert Storm" features a mix of Joe Satriani / Michael Schenker style originals along with hard rock versions of the classical standards "Toccata and Fugue" in D minor by J.S. Bach and "Canon" in D by Johann Pachelbel. Dave's advanced two hand tapping technique is featured on his original song "Crystal Castle" and sprinkled liberally throughout "Toccata and Fugue", "Pachelbel's Canon" and "Desert Storm", while his blues side shines on the blues/jazz standard "Comin' Home Baby". In addition to being a performing guitarist and musician, Dave teaches guitar (private, group classes and clinics) and his guitar instruction books and DVDs have reached thousands of guitarists all over the world. His instructional publications can be found on Amazon, Music Dispatch and his own web site. Look for Dave's new guitar course "Classical Concepts for Rock Guitar" with TrueFire coming soon! Dave endorses and uses D'Addario strings and Planet Waves cables.

Dave Celentano: Desert Storm

1. Pachelbel's Canon 1:58
2. Desert Storm 2:47
3. Toccata and Fugue 3:22
4. Crystal Castle 1:26
5. Comin' Home Baby 2:50
6. Ocean of Tears 4:09

Tony Waka: messing around with My new Suhr Tele Custom

Toni Martinez
so, here s my first suhr tele custom video, I found a little bit of time for doing it today so ... sorry not my best playing but here it is ... more videos coming :)

My new Suhr Tele Custom --- messing around

I M BACK !! Rock solo w Suhr Modern

Greg Koch: “Guitar Gumbo” is a new book/cd that is a collection of articles and anecdotes

“Guitar Gumbo” is a new book/cd that is a collection of articles and anecdotes by Greg Koch aimed at inspiring guitar players to improve their playing and guitartistry. Soloing concepts, tune writing commentary, recording tips, licks and rhythm playing ideas are all covered with accompanying, irreverent text. A cd is included to provide audio examples. Although most guitar players think they know everything already, “Guitar Gumbo” provides an opportunity for them to learn a little more information that currently cannot be gleaned “free of charge” via youtube:-)

$19.99 + S&H


Greg Koch in concert at the Club Queues in Busto Arsizio.

Opening Gianluca Ferro.

GREG KOCH BAND + Gianluca Ferro

26.09.13-Code Club (Busto Arsizio)

Admission € 7 (inclusive of ACSI membership)

To access the Code Club you need to be in possession of ACSI membership card to be signed at the entrance of the room, which will give access to subsequent evenings.

Per Nilsson,Ola Strandberg,Allan Marcus: The Future of Guitar Design


This Monday - Sept 30th - my buddy, master luthier Ola Strandberg ofStrandberg Guitarworks will give a FREE lecture on 'The Future of Guitar Design' in New York. Don't miss this chance to hear from one of today's most interesting forces in guitar design and development, and note that seats are limited so act quickly!

Ola's lecture will be accompanied by a special guest appearance from Arecibo main man, my brother from another mother, mr Allan Marcus.


Jan Cyrka: From Your Lips Free Download Time


We have been starting to tease about some major developments that are coming to the world of JTC, which will all be announced in the not too distant future. In the meantime it has been getting us all nostalgic. First and foremost we have the 50% off selected blues promos, based on the first ever tracks that were available to purchase on the site....and now we are launching a new free track download by our co-founder Jan Cyrka. If it wasn't for Jan (and of course Adrian, our transcriber extraordinaire) then there would be no JTC.
Jan is the original king of the ballad, and this track is the proof. From Your Lips is not your usual 'jam track' as such, as it is a song taken from Jan's incredible 'Beyond The Common Ground' album. However, it is a track that players of all abilities will be able to get stuck into learning....and it is ace!
Enjoy this free download......and more news on the secret JTC project to follow real soon!

Jan recorded From Your Lips as part of a collaboration with the guitar effects giants BOSS. From Your Lips is the perfect jamtrack for the intermediate player who wants to get great tone and play smooth and sophisticated solos. The package includes the full high quality video, track, backing track and accurate TAB.

Video performance in MP4
Solo track in MP3
Solo backing track in MP3
Complete TAB and notation in PDF and Powertab format

Paul Bielatowicz: Carl Palmer Band World Tour 2013

Tour: Carl Palmer Band World Tour 2013

5th October, 2013 Plovdiv Drama Theatre Bulgaria
Add 8th October, 2013 Rome Casa del Jazz Italy
Add 9th October, 2013 Napoli Teatro Triaton Italy
Add 11th October, 2013 Milano Limelight Italy
Add 12th October, 2013 Trofarello Il Peocio Italy

Bruno Palma: Life of Statues - live in the garden

First video of my song Life Of Statues will be present in my Cd
Recorded live on Garden Cantagalo RJ-earth writer Euclides da Cunha, whose author I homenagearei in Cd The Euclidean Soiree Event sponsored by the municipal secretary of culture has order to promote the culture and prepare for the 200th anniversary of the municipality of Cantagalo-RJ. Participation Low: Ernani Jr Guitar Ibanez Premium Rg870qmz Pedalboard Line6 HD500 Audio Interface: M-Audio Fast Track Pro

Life of Statues - Bruno Palma (live in the garden)

Tony C: Symphony X - Sea Of Lies - Duet Part - guitar and keyboards!

My first video using a split screen technique.

Tony C - guitar & keyboard

Symphony X - Sea Of Lies - Duet Part

Symphony X - Sacrifice solo - cover by Tony C (new mix)

Bruno Valverde,Braguinha,Samuel Murad: Fred - great fusion trio

Song: Fred - Allan Holdsworth

- Bruno Valverde (Drums)
- Braguinha (Bass)
- Samuel Murad (Keyboard)

Workshop preformed on August 8, 2013 at EM&T (SP - Brazil).

Special Thanks:
Marie Takahashi
Lucas Vieira
Gustavo Pereira
Gilberto Dos Santos
Ricardo Goedert
Célio Ramos

Bruno Valverde, Braguinha e Samuel Murad - Fred (Allan Holdsworth)

Marc Guillermont: Film music and Ambiances

Multi instrumentalist and stunning fusion guitar player posts sets of  Film music and Ambiances

Read the in depth interview with Marc Guillermont

Marc Guillermont: The French King of Fusion

David Valdes,Paul Wardingham, Paco Hernandez: The new album - World In Obscure 2013

David Valdes,Paul Wardingham, Paco Hernandez: World In Obscure 2013

available in http://www.davidvaldes.net

David Valdes presents his new album "World In Obscure". This album consists of 13 songs full of melodies, metal riffs and lots of guitar technique that David has applied his usual exercises, squeezing the most out of your imagination. Having gone through various difficulties in his personal life, has been retired several years composing music and very slowly. It is in this last year 2012 when David decided to join forces and make their last push and apotheosis with this magnificent recording. David has used his new guitar Ibanez RG 7 string 2627ZE for the rhythm guitars to give the album a very dark and aggressive touch. Also been used for its old lead guitars Ibanez PGM 301 with pills and DiMarzo Dsonic Dimarzio Tone Zone. As sound distortion and used the multi Fractal Axe FX, getting sounds very precise and beautiful. For other instruments been used for Toontrack drum samplers "Metal Foundry" and bass VST "Trillian". David Valdes believes that this is the best musical work he has done in his life which guitar and strongly feels proud musical result obtained. You can hear the new album in his youtube channel free. If you like and want to collaborate with David you can order a physical copy

David Valdes presents in this video his third instrumental work. A new album with a lot of solos, riffs, melodies and much more details that is delicious for the ear. This work have full of moments of pain, tension, joys, and all mood states that exists and that David has experienced throughout his composition and recording.

This album are not signed to any label and all the costs surrounding the album are played by David Valdes. So please support by paying for the CD and share this link with all. I hope to be enjoy!

David Valdes on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/davidvaldex
David Valdes on Website - http://www.davidvaldes.net

Track list:

01 - Line Of The Life (00:12)
02 - Existence (04:47)
03 - The Phase (10:30)
04 - Transition To Unknown (16:10)
05 - In Realms Of The Inside (21:40)
06 - Dark Entity (26:27)
07 - Cry Mantra (31:03)
08 - The Evening Of Victory (36:38)
09 - Meditation Of Sickness (41:33)
10 - New Spheres (46:25)
11 - Cataclysm (51:14)
12 - Being Of Darkness (56:05)
13 - Line Of The Death (1:01:08)

Paul Wardingham
Instrumental guitarist David Valdes has just released his awesome new album 'World in Obscure'. I played couple of solos on the track "Cataclysm". You can hear the whole album on youtube. (My solos start at around 00:54:36) Check it out!


Leslie West: Busted Disgusted Or Dead is a new track from the latest Provogue release "Still Climbing" and preorder

Still Climbing
Leslie West will release Still Climbing on October 28 via Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group.
You can pre-order Still Climbing on CD and/or 180gr vinyl. We’ll include a free poster to each order! We also carry Leslie’s previous releases on Provogue Records, so this place is the best place to stack up on Leslie’s music.

- See more at: http://lesliewest.mlgmerch.com/#sthash.8KlfYhD8.dpufBusted Disgusted Or Dead is a new track from the latest Provogue re
lease "Still Climbing" from the legendary Leslie West.



Shane Gibson: StOrK Q C - original track posted

Shane Gibson: StOrK Q C

Sergio Paganini: Southern Hot Chicks

Southern Hot Chicks - Sergio Paganini

Alessandro Bertoni,Brett Garsed: Tertium Non Datur and Pacifica Rampage from Keystone

Alessandro Bertoni,Brett Garsed: Keystone
Available from Sept.9 2013 via Generation Prog Records
Written by Alessandro Bertoni
Produced by Derek Sherinian
Alessandro Bertoni - keyboards
Brett Garsed - guitar
Ric Fierabracci - bass
Virgil Donati - drums

"Tertium Non Datur" from solo album "Keystone"

"Pacifica Rampage" from solo album "Keystone"

Jeff Loomis: Schecter Guitarfest Chile 2013 photo gallery

Schecter Guitarfest Chile 2013 photo gallery (9/14) 

Full set https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.636488886372298.1073741827.188250534529471&type=3

News: Orange Amps Feature In Rocksmith 2014

Orange Amps Feature In Rocksmith 2014

Orange Amplification and its OPC division are delighted to announce they are in-game partners with Ubisofts’s all new Rocksmith 2014 Edition coming this October 2013, which has been redesigned to give players the fastest most fun guitar learning experience ever. Rocksmith 2014 comes with a wide array of in-game gear, which includes a number of Orange Amps to really give it some real British tone in the amp simulations.

The game features a range of Orange Amps including the Rockerverb, Tiny Terror, AD and OR series amps plus speakers such as the PPC412 and OBC810. These can be used to play over 50 new songs, in a range of new modes, using a completely redesigned interface and includes classic amp modelling and tracks by Orange artists including Rush, Deftones and Mastodon. Plus for the first time ever you can jam with a virtual band that dynamically reacts to what is played by the guitarist through the chosen amps.

The multi-award winning Orange Personal Computer (Orange OPC), upgraded earlier this year to the 3rd Gen Intel i7 processor, is the ideal tool to get the most out of the new Rocksmith 2014. It is the only computer in the world where you can plug your guitar lead straight from you guitar into the computer game. In addition, the Orange OPC has a built in amp and speaker and allows you to easily record and monitor your progress as you learn to play guitar.

‘Orange Amplification is renowned for its innovative approach,’ commented Cliff Cooper, CEO, ‘ so partnering with Ubisoft and their ground-breaking game Rocksmith 2014 continues our strategy of working with like minded companies. Hopefully a whole new audience will come to love Orange Amps and the OPC’.

Go to Rocksmith to find out more about the game and pre-order it and go to Orange to find out more about the amps and the OPC. 

John Petrucci: Dream Theater Live At Luna Park (Deluxe Edition)

Dream Theater Live At Luna Park (Deluxe Edition) [Book + 2 DVDs + Blu-ray + 3 CDs] [NTSC]

Dream Theater began their mammoth A Dramatic Tour Of Events world trek in July 2011 with the final leg in South America taking place in August 2012. It was here at the Luna Park arena in Buenos Aires, Argentina that they decided to film the two nights that go to make up this Deluxe Edition release. It was Dream Theater s first tour with new drummer Mike Mangini and all the tracks from their first album together A Dramatic Turn Of Events are included in either the main show or the bonus performances. Dream Theater are rock s supreme virtuosos with many awards to their name and here in concert they bring all the power and drama of their music to life with breathtaking performances of classic tracks from across their career.


BLU-RAY Main Show
1) Bridges In The Sky
2) 6:00
3) The Dark Eternal Night
4) This Is The Life
5) The Root Of All Evil
6) Lost Not Forgotten
7) Drum Solo
8) A Fortune In Lies
9) The Silent Man
10) Beneath The Surface
11) Outcry
12) Piano Solo
13) Surrounded
14) On The Backs Of Angels
15) War Inside My Head
16) The Test That Stumped Them All
17) Guitar Solo
18) The Spirit Carries On
19) Breaking All Illusions
20) Metropolis Pt. 1

Bonus Tracks
1) These Walls
2) Build Me Up, Break Me Down
3) Caught In A Web
4) Wait For Sleep
5) Far From Heaven
6) Pull Me Under

DVD Disc One Main Show
1) Bridges In The Sky
2) 6:00
3) The Dark Eternal Night
4) This Is The Life
5) The Root Of All Evil
6) Lost Not Forgotten
7) Drum Solo
8) A Fortune In Lies
9) The Silent Man
10) Beneath The Surface
11) Outcry
12) Piano Solo
13) Surrounded
14) On The Backs Of Angels
15) War Inside My Head
16) The Test That Stumped Them All
17) Guitar Solo
18) The Spirit Carries On
19) Breaking All Illusions
20) Metropolis Pt. 1

Disc Two Bonus Tracks
1) These Walls
2) Build Me Up, Break Me Down
3) Caught In A Web
4) Wait For Sleep
5) Far From Heaven
6) Pull Me Under

CD Disc One Main Show Part 1
1) Bridges In The Sky
2) 6:00
3) The Dark Eternal Night
4) This Is The Life
5) The Root Of All Evil
6) Lost Not Forgotten
7) Drum Solo
8) A Fortune In Lies
9) The Silent Man
10) Beneath The Surface

Disc Two Main Show Part 2
1) Outcry
2) Piano Solo
3) Surrounded
4) On The Backs Of Angels
5) War Inside My Head
6) The Test That Stumped Them All
7) Guitar Solo
8) The Spirit Carries On
9) Breaking All Illusions
10) Metropolis Pt. 1

Disc Three Bonus Tracks
1) These Walls
2) Build Me Up, Break Me Down
3) Caught In A Web
4) Wait For Sleep
5) Far From Heaven
6) Pull Me Under

Don't forget the new album

Dream Theater: Out Now! http://dreamtheater.warnerartists.net/en/

Our new self-titled record is now available everywhere! If you haven't yet seen it, the tracklisting is as follows:

1. False Awakening Suite
i. Sleep Paralysis
ii. Night Terrors
iii. Lucid Dream
2. The Enemy Inside
3. The Looking Glass
4. Enigma Machine
5. The Bigger Picture
6. Behind the Veil
7. Surrender to Reason
8. Along for the Ride
9. Illumination Theory
i. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire
ii. Live, Die, Kill
iii. The Embracing Circle
iv. The Pursuit of Truth
v. Surrender, Trust & Passion

Jacky Vincent: Star X Speed Story - CD details and Dean Guitar interview

Star X Speed Story, available October 22nd.  Album Cover for Jacky Vincent’s new Solo Album “Star X Speed Story”

Track listing, Pre-Orders.  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EP22Q6K
Jacky Vincent: Star X Speed Story
  1. Maybe I Am A Wolf
  2. Venom Love
  3. Star X Speed
  4. Without You
  5. Heaven Or Hell
  6. Neo Concerto
  7. If You Were Mine
  8. Runaway Tryst
  9. Tempest
  10. Fatal Envy
  11. Burning Tears
  12. Sidescroller
  13. I Can Never Go Home (Reprise)
Jacky Vincent with Paul Gilbert
Star X Speed Story will be released on October 22, 2013. You can Pre-Order Jacky’s new album on Amazon right now. The album will also feature Falling In Reverse Band Mates Ronnie Ficarro and Ryan Seaman. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EP22Q6K

Jacky Vincent, the phenomenal guitarist for Falling in Reverse, recently joined the Dean Guitars family and is already making great use of his Dean guitars in the studio and on stage.

This is an exclusive video from the Dean TV team. Please LIKE IT AND SHARE IT. Let's make it a huge year for Jacky Vincent, Falling in Reverse and Dean Guitars. Strength in numbers! Let's rock! http://www.deanguitars.com/home.php

Dean Artist Interview! Jacky Vincent of Falling in Reverse rocks with Dean Guitars!

Ichigo's Zangetsu Sword (Bleach) - MAN AT ARMS - "Neo Concerto" by Jacky Vincent from his album 'Star X Speed Story'

Mamoru Morishita: Boxer - Gary Moore The Loner and more 1999

The Loner by Boxer & Guitarist Mamoru Morishita
Dec 5th 1999
From Ithamara Koorax and Mamoru Morishita's cd.Now on sale.
PLay guitar and accordion

Gary Moore The Loner by Boxer & Guitarist Mamoru Morishita Dec 5th 1999

Boxer Guitarist Mamoru Morishita's Live (Passionate Memoir)

Fantasy by Boxer Guitarist Mamoru Morishita

Get the great fusion album
Ithamara Koorax / Mamoru Morishita