Saturday, 2 November 2013

Eric Steckel: Little Wing,Mary Had A Little Lamb - Musikfest 2013 - Killing it!

Eric Steckel covering "Little Wing" for his hometown crowd at Musikfest 2013, Bethlehem, PA. Recorded about 100 feet from the stage. Sound quality is best appreciated with headphones or a good sound system.

Eric Steckel - Musikfest 2013 - Little Wing

Eric Steckel Musikfest 2013 - Mary Had A Little Lamb

Łukasz Kulczak: LuKi canes Bigfoot with in an inch of its' life! Rock Fusion as she is meant to be played

Jam Track Central Guthrie Govan - LATE NIGHT SESSIONS 3

Łukasz LuKi Kulczak - "Bigfoot" Jam Track Central

Jakub Żytecki: Disperse - Message from Atlantis - UK tech fest 2013

Disperse play the UK tech fest 2013 at The Plough, Peterborough, UK.

disperse - message from atlantis @ uk tech fest 2013

Jojo Alves: two hands - two guitars - excellent interpretations of classic songs.

Currently based in Los Angeles, California. Impressive technique and interpretations of classic songs.

Web site:

Tears for Fears - everybody wants to rule the world - guitar instrumental by Jojo Alves

Paul McCartney-bluebird-Jojo Alves - guitar instrumental

Katy Perry- Roar - Instrumental - Guitar cover by Jojo Alves

Matthew Mills: Time Space Journey - the new album

Matthew Mills: Time Space Journey 

Matthew Mills
After three years I have released another Neoclassical Metal album! Matthew Mills Time Space Journey It's features guest solos from Jimi Mitchell on the track All is Forgiven Please go to ITunes or Cdbaby to check it out and buy it Today

This is the new 2013 release of Neoclassical Shred Guitarist Matthew Mills. This album is for fans of Yngwie Malmsteen Joe Stump and Jason Becker

1. Time and the Test 3:02
2. All Is Forgiven 4:21
3. New World 3:59
4. Wind Walker 3:07
5. 2007 Demo 4:11
6. Tribute to the Master 2:58
7. Final Curtain (Live 2010 at Park Rock) 3:51
8. Hope 2:22
9. Run Through 3:44
10. The Neoclassical Shred Guitar Apocalypse 4:19

Johan Randén: Cheesefactory perform Oz noy song Steroids

Swedish Funk/Soul/Fusion band "Cheesefactory" performing the Oz noy song Steroids.

Cheesefactory Steroids

Aleks Sever: she's back and funkier than ever - awesome playing alert

Another great track promotional video from the very talented Aleks Sever.

Aleks Sever - Nightclub Art (Music Video)

Aleks Sever - Danger Girl (Live)

Read our sister website: interview with the queen of funky guitar

Aleks Sever: gets ten of the best from Shreddelicious

Buy the album

Aleks Sever: Danger Girl

Fran Alonso: James Tyler - Dann Huff model guitar + Axe Fx II - Melodic Rock guitar as she is meant to be played

Impro Melodic Rock style .... I use the James Tyler Dann Huff Guitar Signature and Axe Fx II.

Melodic Rock Impro - James Tyler Guitar + Axe Fx II

Impro James Tyler Guitar Dann Huff + Axe Fx II

Mike Keneally,Rick Musallam: "Frozen Beef" Unplugged Rehearsal Mike Keneally and Rick Musallam acoustically run down "Frozen Beef (Come With Me)" in preparation for the Mike Keneally Band's December 2013 California tour. The band, also including bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Joe Travers, will be playing music from Mike's "Sluggo!" and "You Must Be This Tall" albums.

Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Rick Musallam & Joe Travers
perform music from “You Must Be This Tall” and “Sluggo!”

Friday, December 6, 2013
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Tickets: $25
Doors open: 7:00 p.m.
Showtimes: 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Info: 818-980-1615

Saturday, December 7, 2013
The Loft @ UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive #0077
La Jolla, CA 92093
Tickets: Advance $22.50, UCSD Student: $12.00
Doors open: 7:30 p.m.
Showtime: 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Biscuits & Blues
401 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tickets: 7:30 p.m. show $24, 9:30 p.m. show $20
Doors open: 5:30 p.m.
Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Info: 415-292-2583

Friday, December 13, 2013
The Jambalaya
915 H Street
Arcata, CA 95521
Tickets: $15
Doors open: 8:00 p.m.
Showtime: 9:00 p.m.
Info: 707-822-4766

Simone Caputo Atzori: Laney & Mattias Eklundh Competition 2013 - great improvisation

Nice job on the solo for this competition, straying away from the more rock format. Nice job.

Simone Caputo Atzori: Laney & Mattias Eklundh Competition 2013

George Lynch: Solo with Lynch Mob - Loud Park 13

"LYNCH MOB" long-awaited Japan live!! I'm a huge fan of George Lynch & LYNCH MOB. I shot this footage at LOUD PARK13(October 19). Please enjoy exciting stage performance of LYNCH MOB in Japan!

LOUD PARK Festival is one of the biggest heavy metal festivals in Japan.
Lynch Mob (Official)


Tom Geldschläger: Fountainhead - Stofftier Guitar Playthrough - time to celebrate 3000 likes on Facebook!

Tom Geldschläger

Hell yeah, facebook! 3000 likes for Fountainhead- thank you so much! That means: 2 new guitar videos for ya´ll. Here´s number 1: a full playthrough of "Stofftier" by my band Xell. The song is originally a vocal piece, but for this video I added a whole bunch of crazy stuff to replace the vocals, hope you´ll dig! This is also the first ever glimpse into how my custom 7string-set from Good Tone Pickups is going to sound, since I used the prototype on the rhythm guitar tracks. Also made with my Soultool signature guitar (prototype), Steinberg Cubase 7 and LOXX.
Stofftier Guitar Playthrough

Karim Mansour: jam blues minor - legato strato blues

jam blues minor

Tony Spinner: Earth Music For Aliens - the new album

Tony Spinner: Earth Music For Aliens

Phenomenal ninth solo disc by this way-kool blues/rock strat-master from Arkansas
featuring 13 tracks (59 mins.) of awesome, world-class, high-octane, soul-powered,
dynamic, blues-based, guitar driven power trio rock that will make you a firm believer
that Real music still exists in a world of musical mediocrity. Tony Spinner is an amazing,
gifted guitarist who knows what time of day it is when it comes down to the riffage that
matters. A true modern day guitar hero who is doing an awesome job at Keeping the Rock
alive on his impressive new Grooveyard Records disc, Spinner's 5th killer effort for the label.

"Earth Music For Aliens" is a timeless, classic guitar rocker, an outstanding, high-quality, retro-sonic
slice of blues/rock mojo full of depth, soul and blues power. Complete with a strong emphasis
on Real songs and musical talent that include first-rate guitar playing, excellent soulful vox and
a superb tight rhythm section who nails the groove down to solid ground. There is something
here for everyone (including Aliens!!!) who digs top-shelf blues/rock heavy guitar music.
Welcome to the world of Tony Spinner on the essential "Earth Music For Aliens" disc.

::T R A C K S::

07. STOP

Chelsea Constable: The Last Rock and Roll Star - Paul Gilbert's killer solo played and explained

Chelsea Constable: First off, I would like to express my thanks to Gibson Guitars for using my Solo Lesson Series on their social networks. My Solo Lesson Series consists of breaking down popular solo's quick and effectively, hopefully to help players get an insight of certain phrasings of some of their favorite solo's/artist's. I didn't touch on any theory mainly to keep it quick and simple. All riff's/solo's are purely my interpretation of some of my favorite artists/solo's. I truly hope that they are helpful and useful in your own playing. Hopefully, within the next year, I will touch on several of your favorite players.

Gear used - Gibson L6S Limited Edition Electric Guitar - Amp - David Bray 4550 (awesome work Dave!), StoneAge Custom Cab loaded with Celestion Heritage Series G12M's. All cables used Accusound, Mics -
Heil PR30 and PR40, DiMarzio Pickups with GHS Strings (10-46)

Backing Tracks were created by Chelsea Constable (all guitars and bass) and a sincere thank you to Charles "Frog" Nelms for the awesome drum playing!

The Last Rock and Roll Star

James Williams: Great live from Greenwood Jazz festival Oklahoma

James Williams live Greenwood Jazz festival Oklahoma

Super funkyness... great bass and drums.

Here To Stay

I recommend his album to you

James Williams: Eclectic Shred

Karim Mansour: Scalloped Strat gets some tasty legato playing

Tasty legato playing

jam rock cool

Russ Parrish: Steel Panther - The New Album - All You Can Eat!! has just reached its goal!

Steel Panther is cookin’ up a tasty buffet of special items and experiences to celebrate the new album All You Can Eat, due out in Spring 2014, for true fans who just can’t f*ckin’ wait that long!

Everything you see here is stuffed with greatness!! By greatness we mean, each and every package listed here comes with a full album download of All You Can Eat the night before it’s official release date in spring 2014 (or perhaps even earlier?!).

Here’s a quick preview of the special exclusives we’ve listed to the right:

FAT GIRL (aka ‘The Pizza + Naked Pictures of Satchel Package’)
Eat pizza and watch videos from the studio or listen to exclusive song previews. Get the VIP laminate that gets you in to crazy sh*t in 2014. Get naked pictures of Satchel! Satchel will also make you a custom voicemail greeting.Do we need to say anything more!? Get it while it’s hot!

RAINBOWS AND WITCHES (aka Rainbow Room Package)
Hop in a limo and cruise down to the Sunset Strip for dinner with the band. We’ll also throw in things like… an autographed Kramer guitar, VIP ticket + Meet & Greet to the show of your choice in 2014, your name included in the Thank Yous on the album & DVD, a signed setlist, a Steel Panther drum head, handwritten lyrics to the song of your choice, custom voicemail greeting and (NOT) a swordfish.

FEEL THE STEEL (aka the Guitar Package)
A ton of killer stuff plus a signed Kramer guitar.

DEATH TO ALL BUT METAL (aka the Black Leather Jacket Package)
Some seriously sweet swag with paired with your very own ‘members-only’ Steel Panther black leather bike jacket (less than 1,200 made worldwide).

and more…

In addition to all of the awesome items and rare experiences, pledgers will also gain exclusive access to a special pre-order ‘updates section’ where we’ll be posting special previews including exclusive lyric previews, song clips & videos from the studio.

Balls out
x Steel Panther

Guthrie Govan: Masterclass tour of Indonesia announced!

A brace of dates announced in Indonesia for Guthrie Govan... expect more to be announced. I don't need to remind you guys/gals in Indonesia that this will be a must see event.

Paul Tauterouff,Carl Roa
, Xander Demos,Mike Philippov: Just some of the players on the new album Guitar Feast!

Guitar Feast 
What do you get when you bring together 15 talented, international guitarists? Guitar Feast - An Instrumental Guitar Smorgasbord!!!

Guitar Feast Artist and track Info

01 Luddite's Delight - Robert DiMaio.
Robert DiMaio - guitar, bass, Micah Thomas - drums

02 Redemption - Carl Roa
 Carl Roa - guitar, Jerry Kovarsky - keyboard, Ethan Meixsell - bass, Ricky Martinez - drums
Composed, Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Carl Roa
From the album "Lord of the Strings" (2013)

03 Blackened Blue - Paul Kleff
Paul Kleff - all instruments

04 The Lost - Derek Buddemeyer
Derek Buddemeyer - all instruments

05 Sapphire - Paul Tauterouff
Paul Tauterouff - guitars, bass, Donny Wilkins - keys, Felice DiRienzo - drums
From the album "Audio Chocolate" (2010)

06 Alsace - Dario Napoli
Dario Napoli - guitar

07 Daybreak - Nick Layton
Nick Layton - guitars, Paul Tauterouff - bass, Dave Reynolds - keys, David Cardwell - drums
From the album "Storming the Castle" (2008)

08 Epilogue - Mike Philippov
Mike Philippov - guitars, Ben Kuzay - bass
From the album "Reflections" (2010)

09 Chase the Sun - Xander Demos
Xander Demos - all guitars, Chris Batton - drums, Matt Williams - bass, Adam Heusey - keys

10 Last But Not Least - Lee Gattenby
Lee Gattenby - all instruments

11 Chocolate Milk in a Dirty Glass - Lou Lombardi
Lou Lombardi - all instruments

12 Melancholia - Zack Uidl
Zack Udl - all instruments

13 The Name of Every Raindrop - Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio - guitar, Paul Bergeron - bass, Jerry B.Vague - drums

14 Into Light - George ShredKing Engelbrecht
George Shredking Engelbrecht - all instruments

15 June 21st - Byron Marks
Byron Marks - guitar, bass, Dan George- drums, percussion
Producer - Chad LaMarsh, Engineer - Joe Pierog

Project produced by Paul Tauterouff
Mastering by Rob Perez at Indie Audio Mastering -
Les Paul photo by Dave Miranda

Brian Auer,Ed To Shred: Guitars Under the Stars - international contest

Guitars Under the Stars
Two phenomenal Oregon guitar players are in the 2nd stage of an international contest competing against players from all over the world. Brazil, Germany, China, Sweden, the Middle East, Italy and more. One contestant's country posted on their website(The country's official website!) to bolster their player... a whole country is voting! Another in South America has his whole town voting. So, we wanted to help our guys compete! We root for Olympic athletes… I can guarantee you that at the level these guys play they've put as much time in practicing as an Olympian. Let’s back these guys up!

You can vote once a day until Nov. 20th. If everyone on this page voted they would make it into the Top 15 for the final Judging round! So, give these guys a couple clicks and show the world that the Northwest kicks out some great musicians!

Follow the links to Vote for ED and Brian!

ED To Shred – Portland OR.!/entry/638164
Brian Auer – Roseburg OR.!/entry/629170 — with ED To Shred, ED To Shred andBrian E Auer.

Rick Graham: Improvising over a cool BT - when is ever NOT a cool backing track... take it away Mr Graham!

Rick Graham - Improvising over a cool BT
Improvising over a BT taken from my new lesson Economy Picking part 2. More info here: Like my Facebook Fan page: Hi guys, please visit my website where you can subscribe to receive free guitar/music resources: You can also purchase high quality full HD video lessons in the HD Video Lessons section: I hope you enjoy this lesson and please leave a comment in the comments section if you have any requests. Tons more to come!

Fabrizio Leo: Music Factory Academy announce a clinic with one of the smoothest player in the business

Fabrizio "BICIO" Leo and (MFA) Music Factory Academy

Edit - Video updated

Fabrizio Licciardello: Epilogue for Lisa - a super tribute to the late Shawn Lane

Epilogue for Lisa cover by Fabrizio Licciardello
by fabrizio licciardello

A very nice tribute to the spirit of the late Shawn Lane. RIP
Fabrizio Licciardello plays "Epilogue for Lisa" by Shawn Lane

John Petrucci: Dream Theater - Live At Luna Park ~ A look at the Deluxe Edition

Dream Theater - Live At Luna Park ~ A look at the Deluxe Edition
DVD: Blu-Ray: Itunes: Deluxe: DVD/CD: Blu-Ray/CD: 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 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

David Locke: Riding Out Youth - the first solo album

David Locke:  Riding Out Youth
1. Riding Out Youth 07:03
2. Code 06:00
3. A Glimpse 05:29
4. Untitled 01:49
5. Thoughts 04:10
6. Elements 04:58
7. Tomorrow, Today 03:37
8. Colour Concepts 05:23
9. Dreaming (Album Version) 03:36
10. Mind Matter 04:20

This is my first, official Album. It's a journey through my life, with songs written over the years, now re-worked and recorded over the past 9 months. From Progressive to more subtle styles, there is something for most music lovers to appreciate. I would like to thank everybody who has supported me throughout the years, and I hope I've made them proud.

released 01 November 2013
I'd like to thank Gavin Coulson at Fret-King Guitars for endorsing me and providing me with such great instruments to express myself with. Also I'd like to thank Ian Maynard for the Artwork and promo shots. Thanks also goes to Josh Guyan for his inspirational chord work in Riding Out Youth.

I'm using Hughes & Kettner Amps and my Kemper Profiling Amp throughout the Album. Guitar=wise, most solo tracks come courtesy of my Fret-King Eclat or Fret-King Corona 60 Stvdio. All the 7 String Rhythm guitars were performed on an Ibanez Universe, and using the Kemper. Brief encounters of the acoustic kind come via my Takamine (I forget the model).

All instruments are performed by myself. I'm using a Vintage V10004B Bass guitar through a SansAmp Bass Driver DI and a Yamaha MM6 for keyboard/piano and synth sounds. I programmed the Drum tracks. I recorded and produced this using Pro Tools 10.