Sunday, 10 November 2013

Chris Goodridge: Spanish Phrygian Jam

Kramer SM-1 goes to Spain... and gets Phrygian on me.

Having some fun with my new Kramer SM-1 axe and Fender GDEC amp !

Chris Goodridge - Spanish Phrygian Jam

Dweezil Zappa,Allan Holdsworth: That Dump - Canyon Club

Great jam session from Dweezil Zappa's show featuring the improvisation of Allan Holdsworth on the track "The Dump"

Dweezil Zappa and Allan Holdsworth at the canyon club, that dump

Frank Gambale, Steve Smith, Tom Coster, Victor Wooten: NAMM show 2013

A vital information union Frank Gambale, Steve Smith, Tom Coster, Victor Wooten: NAMM show 2013

Gambale, Smith, Coster & Wooten at NAMM 2013

Allan Holdsworth: Baked Potato - January 2013 post NAMM

The Baked potato must be the number one fusion club in the world... happy for people to let me know about their favourite fusion venues... I'll create a map.

Holdsworth Donati baked potato jan 27

Paul Masvidal,Sean Reinert: Cynic - new album details and cover


Paul Masvidal - vocals & guitars
Sean Reinert - drums & percussion

The wait is soon over. Here's your look at the cover of Cynic's new album, "Kindly Bent to Free Us." Available worldwide on Valentine's Day, 2-14-14.

Greetings, fellow Aliens. Time to get your metal on: I'm flying off to Europe today for the Death tour! Follow me on Instagram (username: paulmasvidal) for tour updates and some secret Cynic promo, too. Secret #1: We're having press listening parties for the new album in London and Paris. I plan to post new photos from the road daily, so hope to see you there!

Phil Hilborne,Paul Reed Smith: PRS Clinic at Peach Guitars

PRS Clinic with Paul Reed Smith and Phil Hilborne
Peach Guitars  Wednesday 19:30

We will be hosting an evening clinic on Wednesday 13th November at 7.30pm with Paul Reed Smith and Phil Hilborne at Timbers Restaurant (just around the corner from the shop) Paul will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and Phil will be playing his way through the PRS Guitars range.

We'll have some amazing deals on the night plus some giveaways. PRS guitars UK will be bringing along some super rare Custom guitars for you to try out.

Places are free but numbers are limited so please email us on if you would like one. Full name and quantity of places please.

Come and meet the man who designed the now legendary Custom 24 model!


Lee Luland: Prospekt - Shutter Asylum - Official Music Video

Prospekt's new album 'The Colourless Sunrise' is available worldwide.
Download on iTunes;

For more info visit:

Music video by LifisArtFilms:

Prospekt - Shutter Asylum [Official Music Video]

Lee Luland: Prospekt - The Colourless Sunrise

David Maxim Micic: more details for the upcoming Bilo 3.0 release

David Maxim Micic

Bilo 3.0

6 songs with 44 minutes of music,
3 and a half guest vocalists,
3 guest guitarists,
2 guest solo violinists,
1 guest keyboard player,
1 small but pretty amazing choir...
... and me

stay fab!

Richie Kotzen: will be performing 3 shows in China

Richie Kotzen performing 3 shows in China ...
12/06 live in Beijing Yu Gong live house
12/07 live in Shang Hai Mao live house
12/08 live in Hong Kong Kitec Music Zone 

photo by John Zocco Photography

Richard Hallebeek,Dweezil Zappa: Henk Bol watched Richard Hallebeek and Dweezil Zappa - killer soloing!

Henk Bol
9 november 2013. Lucky me had a great masterclass with Dweezil Zappa in Rotterdam. He autographed the first cd I bought from him 20 years a go, awesome! Then driving up to Amsterdam for the ZAPPA concert. Watching and hearing this fantastic show performed by the Zappa Plays Zappa band, I have words to describe this awesome music with dutch guest guitarplayerRichard Hallebeek. So happy to witnessed it first hand!— with Richard Hallebeek and Dweezil Zappa.


Richard Hallebeek
I had such a blast yesterday joining Zappa Plays Zappa onstage! Amazing live band (how do they play close to three hours of that complex music by heart?), the whole Zappa crew was so professional and treated you like family. The place was packed and the crowd lifted the energy to a whole new level… wow!

At the center of it all was Dweezil, taking the legacy of his father and adding his own touch to it. In the meantime creating some of the meanest live guitar tones I’ve ever heard.. respect! Thanks all who came out to the gig! (pics by Henk Bol & Jasper Heijstek) — ZPZ Melkweg, nov 9, Amsterdam

Zappa Plays Zappa

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My album Atonement is available (along with a free downloadable track at - please give it a listen. :)

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Here is the demo of the Randall RD5 5W amplifier in a metal context. It was recorded direct through the XLR out, and the amp features a single channel designed with 3 switchable tone stack modes. Controls as as simple as they get - gain, tone and volume. Fantastic little amp, this one!

This track features my friend Francesco Filigoi from Abiogenesis doing a guest lead - do check him out at:

As usual, kit used in this video was quite simple: I used a Jaden Rose JHM guitar fitted with BKP Blackhawks (alnico bridge) straight into the amp, which was in turn going direct to a Presonus Firestudio interface. To preserve authenticity, no post EQ was used and only typical mastering procedures took place.

Links to the material used in the vid:
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- Jaden Rose Guitars:
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- Hufschmid guitar picks (NO, they aren't pebbles):
- HESU cables:
- Gruv Gear Fretwraps:

Fred Brum - Frozen Soul ft Francesco Filigoi - Randall RD5 playthrough

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David Gilmour,Pete Townshend: Give Blood - Live performance

Classic video featuring David Gilmour,Pete Townshend playing Give Blood from Pete's White City album.

Pete Townshend - Give Blood (featuring David Gilmour)