Saturday, 11 January 2014

Paul Gilbert: NAMM - Paul will be signing at the Majik Box Booth #4294

ANNOUNCEMENT: To all the fans who will attend the NAMM Show, PAUL GILBERT will be signing at the Majik Box Booth #4294, Hall C on January 24, 2014, Friday at 3 PM. - JL

Hedras Ramos,Atma Anur: Stellar Crash V 2.0 - A new version of this great track by Guatemalan guitar hero

Atma Anur - Stellar Crash V 2.0 by HEDRAS RAMOS
A new version of this great track by Guatemalan guitarist Hedras Ramos, featuring Atma Anur on drums. This song was released earlier on the Atoms and Space CD in 2011 (Atma was not drumming on that one). This version has totally new drums and a full new lead guitar track... enjoy

Rob Chappers,Keith Merrow: 7-string guitar fans go to NAMM 2014

Keith Merrow Schecter guitars metalist

A while back, I helped my good friend Rob Chappers with the community design process of a Chapman 7-string guitar (ML7). Midway through the project with him, I got the offer to work with Schecter on my signature guitar (yay!). So, I wasn't able to see through to the end with Rob's ML7 project. But, it was quite a fun adventure working with him, and I'm happy to have had the opportunity to be a part of it. He informed me this morning that the guitars are finally completed, and that he'll be showcasing them at NAMM this year. Congrats, Rob! They look like they turned out very nice!

Rob Chappers: Chapman Guitars are at The NAMM Show this January!! Stand 1372 - Come and find us if you are there and please tell everyone to come see us ;-)

Chapman Guitars at NAMM 2014 & announcing four new guitars

Vladimir Krylov: solo on Alex Baev's "Lovi Moment" - classy rock soloing - and he likes Cookies

Hi, my name is Vladimir Krylov, i like cookies, guitars and i hate to make guitar videos :) But... this reminds me of a word "butt", but... sorry, it's all about music and stuff...
I'd like to share with a little solo for my fellow drummers prog metal tune :)
I actually don't like to play with whammy bar, but that was the moment.
Gear used: Edwards (that looked like telecaster) + same old fractal audio axe fx 2

Vladimir Krylov solo on Alex Baev's "Lovi Moment"

Richie Kotzen: Hard Rockology talk to Richie about Winery Dogs!

Hard Rockology Show interview with the Winery Dog's Richie Kotzen. Show aired on 08-22-2013 on the Hard Rockology Show.

Richie Kotzen - Interview Part 1 of 2

Richie Kotzen - Interview Part 2 of 2

Francesco Fareri: Total Shred Guitar OnLine: Guitar and Technique (Skype lessons)

On line guitar and technique course

Total Shred Guitar presents guitar courses for all the people around the world. We offer live lessons by skype. We have instructors specialized in all genres of music as jazz, rock, blues, fusion, metal, shred and all techniques as alternate picking, legato, tapping, sweep picking, string skipping, combinations, coordination and control.

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Total Shred Guitar OnLine: Guitar and Technique (Skype lessons)

ISAO: Girls Project with Senri Kawaguchi, Mana Iwanaga and Shoko Nagasaki

Isao × The Girls Live at ism Osaka July28 2013

Isao : Guitar
Mana Iwanaga : Bass
Shoko Nagasaki : Keyboard
Senri Kawaguchi : Drums


Isao × Girls Project (Drums Senri Kawaguchi) 1×2

Isao × Girls Project (Drums Senri Kawaguchi) 2×2

Joe Bonamassa, Kirk Fletcher: From Hollywood with Love - Benefit Concert

You do not want to miss this amazing show, "From Hollywood with Love" Benefit Concert for the Midnight Mission at the Musicians Institute on January 11, 2014!!! BUY TICKETS HERE: fromhollywoodwithlove.charityhappenings.­org

Joe Bonamassa, Kirk Fletcher, Jimmy Vivino, Jimmy Earl, Gary Malaber and Jeff Young

Kirk Fletcher, Jimmy Vivino, Jimmy Earl, Gary Malaber and Jeff Young

Michael Harris: Couch Potato improvisation shows Michaels no Slouch Potato!

Michael bonds with a piece of furniture via 6 strings of
expression and a lot of hair.

Michael Harris Couch Potato Improv

The Michael Harris Tranz-Fusion performs "Words Collide" live from Michael's 2003 "Words Collide" CD

"Words Collide" live from The Michael Harris Tranz-Fusion

The Michael Harris Tranz-Fusion performing "Ocean Blues" from Michael's "Tranz-Fused" CD (Michael Harris - guitar; Brian Harris - drums; Mike Neal - bass; Jeff Davis - keyboards) ...(more)

camera work: Scott Capozzi; James Gilmore; Monica Vangundy

The Michael Harris Tranz-Fusion "Ocean Blues" live

Michael Harris and his band, "The Michael Harris Tranz-Fusion" perform Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" (Michael Harris - guitar & vocals; Jay Luis - bass; Jeff Davis - kybds; Brian Harris - drums)

Michael Harris "Little Wing" live

Ethan Brosh: Interview

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Ethan Brosh is a heavy metal shred guitarist and solo artist, who has also performed with metal group Angels of Babylon with Rhino of Manowar and David Ellefson of Megadeth.

Ethan chats about his early years as a musician, studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the process of recording his debut album "Out of Oblivion" which featured drummer Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai, Dream Theater), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Greg Howe (Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake) and Joe Stump (Holy Hell), his newly completed solo album "Living the Dream" produced by legendary music producer Max Norman and soon to be released on Carmine Appice Record Label "Rocker Records", touring with neo-classical guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen and metal guitarist Michael Schenker, upcoming projects and much more.

Check out more about Ethan at:
Ethan Brosh Interview |

Jeff Loomis: redesigned his main Signature 7s for 2014

Jeff Loomis redesigned his main Signature 7s for 2014. Increased access and playability, lighter weight, thinner neck, Hipshot hardtail and new tones from the EMG 57/66 set make this one of the most anticipated Schecter 2014 models!

Features include:

5-ply Multi-Laminate Maple/Walnut neck
Set-Neck Construction with Ultra Access & Hand Contour on back
Maple Fingerboard with Ultra-Thin SLS shape
26.5” Extended scale
Fingerboard has been repositioned for easy access to last frets
24 X-Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
Clear Natural Satin finish on back of neck and fingerboard
New Deeper Arched Top Swamp Ash body
Black ‘Metal Cross’ Inlays
Glow-In –The –Dark Side Dot position markers
New EMG 57-7H/66-7H Active Humbuckers w/Brushed Black Chrome covers
Direct Mount Pickup Construction
Floyd Rose 1000 Series Locking Tremolo, Grover tuners (JL-7 FR)
Hipshot USA Hardtail Bridge, Schecter locking tuners (JL-7)
New recessed Volume/3-way toggle control layout
Black binding
Black Hardware
Gloss Black * (BLK), Vampyre Red Satin (VRS)


Michael Hermes: super little guy covers Guthrie Govan Waves

Preview of Michael Hermes working the high wire without a net on Waves by Guthrie Govan. No digital processing, over dubs, mistakes and all, one take winging it. Shortened as an experiment.

Michael Hermes - Guthrie Govan waves

Guthrie Govan "Fives" by Michael Hermes

Joe Chawki: uses special suction boots to jam along to Tom Quayle E Major Backing track with amazing consequences

You may well be wondering where can you can get the sticky boots from so you too can walk on the walls? Will they make you play like an angel too? Too early to say... mine on order...

Warts N' All Tom Quayle E Major Backing

Russ Parrish: Steel Panther - give away a pair of tickets & VIP Upgrades!

Steel Panther
Bristol! We are teaming up with On The List Presents to give away a pair of tickets & VIP Upgrades to our March 23rd O2 Academy show!

VIP Upgrades include Meet & Greet w/ Sexy Photo Op, "Fanther Fest" Pre-Show Party, Membership To The "Fanthers Only" Fan Club & More!

Enter now at with the DATE AND CITY you would like to attend in the SUBJECT line for entry

Tickets & VIP Upgrades available at

t-cophony: Better not to know - T-cophony (demo play)

This tune from my original album "Pressed for time" in 2013.
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Better not to know - T-cophony (demo play)

Kostas Karamitroudis: Gus G -FIREWIND - I Am The Anger



The Official video taken from Firewind's 2003 album "Burning Earth".

Buy it HERE:
FIREWIND - I Am The Anger (Official Video)

Michael Alexander: Universal Mind Project studio update 1

Official UMP Facebook Page

Founded in 2012 by American guitarist and composer Michael Alexander, Universal Mind Project is a collaborative project between musicians from all around the globe.
Musically, moving on progressive metal paths, combining features of melodic death and symphonic power metal in a modern and fresh way, UMP counts some great names of the metal music industry in its ranks, such as Charlie Dominici (vocals, ex- Dream Theater), Mike LePond (bass, SYMPHONY X), Alex Landenburg (drums, Rhapsody, Masterplan, ex-Annihilator, ex-Stratovarius), Henrik Bath (vocals, Darkwater), Elina Laivera (vocals) , Johan Reinholz (guitar, Andromeda), Theodore Ziras (guitar, Hand Of God), David Valdes (guitar). More names are about to be announced soon!
Release the EP within the first months of next year is in the current plans.

Michael Alexander (guitars/composing),
Elina Laivera (vocals/composing, Seduce The Heaven),
Charlie Dominici (vocals, ex- Dream Theater),
Henrik Bath (vocals, Darkwater),
Mike LePond (bass, SYMPHONY X),
Alex Landenburg (drums, Rhapsody, Masterplan, ex-Annihilator, ex-Stratovarius),
Johan Reinholz (guitar, Andromeda),
Theodore Ziras (guitar, Hand Of God),
David Valdes (guitar)

Here it is, the very first video update of Universal Mind Project!
For more info visit:
Thank you for your support!

Universal Mind Project studio update 1

Morten Faerestrand: Chords within chords 4 - Sus4 altered

Chords within chords 4 - Sus4 altered. (YouTube edit)
A couple of ideas from lesson 401 on http://www.MortensLessons.c­om that you can incorporate in your playing. How to make an altered sus4 tonality on dom7 chords. It's a bluesy kind of approach, similar to how Wes Montgomery and George Benson might do it.

Guitar: Mark Campellone standard
Pick up: Kent Armstrong handmade Johnny Smith model
Amp: ZT lunchbox

Yasi Hofer: the new album Yasi is available online


The debut Album "Yasi" will be prereleased for her true fans exclusively here on January the 3th 2014

There will be a limited number of only 500 numbered and signed copies, which you can order here. The official release will be announced soon.

The CD consists of her own material, composed, written and produced by Yasi.

Modern World
Spiritual Groove
Nights Finest
Afraid of losing you
Sweet Autumn
If you wanna go now
Boston Bound

Thanx to Phillip Bynoe, Steve Vaiʼs Bassplayer for playing on "Spiritual Groove" and Hellmut Hattler, Germanyʼs number one Bassplayer, on "Modern World" and all the others who made this debut possible and sound so good. YASI

Yasi Hofer: Yasi

Cherry Blossom: Sakura gets lessons from Warren DeMartini for Round and Round

RATT - Round And Round 桜花 SAKURA 11 years old
by topladymovie

Is the cherry blossom. It is a 11-year-old fifth grader.
Homework from Warren's RATT! The Round And Round
I tried playing. The solo part, taught me carefully from Mr. Warren himself. Sounds is very difficult, the ME-5 of BOSS and Marshall JCM2000 was used. After, I was playing with a metal pick for the first time. Amazing Attack! But I, even if I take it to me to play everyday Stratford It was Kokochiyoka~tsu. To meet again in the Monsters of Rock in April 2014 and Warren's The Promise Nde be ~. The first photo, but Jake E Lee and Mr. Warren and Mr. I.

HIBRIA - Tiger Punch 桜花 SAKURA 11 years old

Daniele Gottardo: Working on the album release and NAMM dates

With Ugo Bolzoni, my sound engineer, dealing with the latest corrections of the mixes and masters! Talk you soon!

Daniele Gottardo will also be at Markbass Booth #4778 and will be also at Vigiers Guitars Booth #4762 ( booth HallC).

Monte Pittman: The Whiskey A Go Go 12-07-13 Jack Lue Series

Monte Pittman (born Monte Lee Pittman on November 19, 1975 in Longview, Texas) is an American musician, songwriter and studio musician, based out of Los Angeles, known largely as Madonna's long-time guitarist but has quite a diverse professional resume, including stints that range from glam-pop star Adam Lambert to metal band Prong.[1] He has also appeared in the documentary "Who The F**K Is Arthur Fogel?" [2]


The Power Of Three (2014)
Before The Mourning Son - single (2013)
A Dark Horse - single (2013)
M.P.3: The Power Of Three, Part 1 (2012)
Pain, Love, & Destiny (2011)
The Deepest Dark (With Bonus Tracks) (2010)
The Deepest Dark (2009)

Jack Lue is a pro photographer and can be found on Facebook All rights to images remain with Jack Lue and any posting requires appropriate attribution

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Per Nilsson, Jeff Loomis, Prashant Aswani, Tony MacAlpine: EMG announce artist signing schedule NAMM 2014

You are formally invited to any and all of our 2014 EMG Artist signings listed below! We are in the same place in the Anaheim Convention center this year… Booth 4784, Hall C. It’s going to be a great show and I look forward to seeing each and every one of you there!

Nita Strauss: Femme Fatale will be joining Tesla, Night Ranger, Queensrÿche at the M3 festival April 2014

Nita Strauss
Well, the cat's out of the bag! Femme Fatale will be joining Tesla, Night Ranger, our boys in Queensrÿche and many many more at the M3 festival in April!

Joe Bonamassa: Woke Up Dreaming Live From Royal Albert Hall goes Platinum

Bonamassa's Royal Albert Hall Platinum DVD.

winning blues rock star, guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa's Break-through DVD release, Joe Bonamassa – Live From The Royal Albert Hall, was recently certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for PLATINUM DVD SALES status (which equals at least 100,000 units in sales). This achievement is a huge accomplishment for any independent record label, especially in a world where a rapidly increasing amount of music lovers are buying less and less music. When the RAH DVD first released in October of 2009 it debuted at #6 on Billboard Magazine's Top Music DVD Chart.

The film captures the intensity and excitement of the May 2009 show where Joe's Guitar Hero Eric Clapton joined him for a scorching rendition of "Further On Up The Road" and it also marked Bonamassa's headlining debut at arguably the most prestigious concert venue in the world' The Royal Albert Hall. "May 4, 2009 was a day 20 years in the making", says Bonamassa. "I have never been so honored in my life. It was truly larger than the sum of its parts."

Joe Bonamassa Woke Up Dreaming Live From Royal Albert Hall

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