Saturday, 15 February 2014

Byron Fry: with the Band Live in Long Beach It All Turns 'Round

Byron Fry Band Live in Long Beach It All Turns 'Round

Find out more abut Bryon's explosive new album

Byron Fry: Explosive new album

Allan Marcus: The power and unreal precision of 8 string .strandberg* NAMM

NAMM-2013. The power and unreal precision of 8 string Strandberg. Presented by Allan Marcus


Rob Chappers: talks to about Victory Amplifiers and Chapman Guitars

Victory Amplifiers
Chapman Guitars

NAMM-2014 .The new amps for Rob Chapman and Guthrie Govan by Martin Kidd. Presented by Rob Chapman

Annie Grunwald, Dave Reffett: talks To Dangerous Guitar at NAMM 2014

Dangerous Guitar's roving shredder, Dave Reffett, talks to YouTube shred sensation Annie "Shred" Grunwald about her band, her gear and what it's like to play on an album with some of her biggest influences.

Annie Shred Talks To Dangerous Guitar at NAMM 2014

Jakub Żytecki,Jacek Królik,Dave Larue: Jacek Królik Band and with Dave Larue at NAMM 2014

Jacek Królik Band:

Jacek Królik - g.
Wojtek Fedkowicz - dr.
Łukasz Adamczyk - bg.
Michał Jurkiewicz - kb.

guest appearance: Jakub Żytecki - g.

Recorded live @ Dom Kultury Zameczek in Kielce. Evening show of the Music Workshop Kuznia Muzyczna.

Jacek Królik Band + Jakub Żytecki, Kielce 13.02.2014, jam over Billy Cobham's "Stratus"

Dave Larue & Jakub Zytecki at NAMM w/ Sterling Ball play "Cause we've ended as lovers"

Dave Larue at NAMM w/ Sterling Ball play "Cause we've ended as lovers"

Alex Machacek,Jimmy Johnson,Terry Bozzio: Live at the Baked Potato and Guitar Centre drum off

Live at the Baked Potato performing the song "[sic]"

Terry Bozzio - Alex Machacek - Jimmy Johnson Live at the Baked Potato

The song is called "Yellow Pages"

Terry Bozzio - Alex Machacek - Jimmy Johnson Live at the Baked Potato pt.2



Simone Dow: Voyager unleash their first single from the forthcoming album.

Simone Dow
Leederville, Australia
Next week!! Going to be a massive one

Friday, 21 February 2014
19:45 until 00:00 in UTC+08

Voyager unleash their first single from the forthcoming album.

In true VOYAGER tradition, "Breaking Down" is driving, heavy and supercatchy and will quench the thirst for new material until the next album, due later this year. Special Guests Caligula's Horse from Queensland, This Other Eden and Morphica. This will be a night of heavy melodic music not to be forgotten.

Nick Johnston: My comic book will be available as a digital download this Tuesday

Nick Johnston Music
My comic book will be available as a digital download this Tuesday (the 18th)! This download package will include the comic book, high-res wallpaper versions of both album covers and a selection of songs from both albums - all for 5$ 

For anyone who missed the initial run - I'm very excited for you to check it out!! — with Nick Johnston and Mark Rehkopf's Adventure Visuals.

Tom Quayle: New Lick Library DVD on the way... featuring lots of notes

Tom Quayle
PHEW!! New Lick Library DVD written and ready to shoot on Monday. You'll have to wait to find out what it is but it's something you wouldn't necessarily expect from me - it's got lots and lots of notes too!

Joe Bonamassa, Ron DeJesus: Rock Candy Funk Party to release "Live at The Iridium" CD/DVD/Blu-ray

Following last year’s debut album “We Want Groove”, Rock Candy Funk Party will release “Rock Candy Funk Party Takes New York – Live at The Iridium” in the UK on February 24th on 2CD+DVD and 2CD+Blu-ray formats. The live package which features over 100 minutes of music, a 30-minute documentary, and an exclusive live companion double CD, was filmed and recorded at the legendary Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.

Visit the official UK press page, download artwork and exclusive live photos by celebrated NYC photographer Arnie Goodman HERE.

Described as a “genre-bending groove machine”, and with its reboot of classic ’70s /‘80s jazz-funk, Rock Candy Funk Party (RCFP) delivers a sound that’s as celebratory as the name suggests. Powered by a line-up of world renowned players including album producer Tal Bergman (drums), Joe Bonamassa (guitar), Ron DeJesus (guitar), Mike Merritt (bass), Renato Neto (keys), and Daniel Sadownick (percussion), the band came together for the sheer fun of making music, and a mutual love of genre-blurring grooves.

“Rock Candy Funk Party Takes New York - Live At The Iridium” features eight live renditions of original tracks from We Want Groove that mash up funk, jazz, and rock with virtuoso musicianship, as well as four cover songs including Mr. Clean (Weldon Irvine), One Phone Call (Miles Davis) and two by Herbie Hancock – Heartbeat and Steppin’ In It.

Track Listing

CD 1
1. Octopus-e
2. Work
3. We Want Groove
4. Heartbeat
5. New York Song
6. Spaztastic

CD 2
7. Ode To Gee
8. Dope On A Rope
9. Best Ten Minutes Of Your Life
10. Steppin’ in it
11. Mr. Clean
12. One Phone Call

Al Joseph: Progressive Developments 2 from Jam Track Central

Progressive Developments 2

Al Joseph's reputation has rocketed over the last 12 months following the introduction of his debut jam track series Progressive Developments Series 1 and debut album Out In The Open, both released at JTC. What do you expect? The guy creates incredible tracks, full of melody and licks that get you needing to pick up your guitar to learn and jam!

In true style, Al has done it again with his second bout of Progressive Developments. This time we have 5 brand new jam tracks, mixing many heavy rock vibes, influenced by the likes of Pearl Jam, Creed, Deftones and the king that is Petrucci (one of Al's main influences). Not only are these tracks really great for jamming over, but Al has created some incredible solo ideas for you to analyse using the live video takes and our trusty transcriptions. What we love about Al is that he gets that blend of melody and emotion into his solos, mixing it up with some superb licks and runs in the process. He isn't afraid to slow it down, when required. Throughout this series, he does just that.....and then he also puts some serious licks out there too! There is something for everyone here!

So check out the previews below and get ready to rock!

5 solo tracks
5 solo backings
5 extended jam tracks
5 live video performances
TAB/Notation (PDF/Powertab)

*NEW* Al Joseph 'Progressive Developments Series 2' at

Paul Gilbert: Russian Radio Interview 17th Apr 2013

Sorry for poor english of interpreter. All rights belong to Fontanka FM (

Paul Gilbert Russian Radio Interview 17th Apr 2013

Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons,Mike Keneally: Gilbert goes bass crazy

More than a show, more than a seminar, more than a backstage pass, the G4 Experience will give you musical inspiration and guitar ideas that will keep you playing for years to come. Those who have attended Paul's "Great Guitar Escape" camp know that Paul puts everything into making these camps into unforgettable events. Paul will be performing, teaching, and offering everyone who attends a chance to jam with him. For the G4 Experience, Paul teams up with Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, and Mike Kenneally. All of these amazing players will be sharing their guitar knowledge and musical insights with the campers, and doing unique, close-up performances. On August 11-15, the G4 Experience will be the center of the guitar universe. Be there!

Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons, and Mike Keneally would like to invite you to The G4 Experience to be held at the picturesque Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California from August 11-15, 2014.

The G4 Experience is an extension of the G3 concept spawned by Joe over 15 years ago, bringing together some of the best hands and minds in rock guitar. This unique guitar retreat is open to guitarists of all ages and levels and provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hang out with and learn from Joe, Paul, Andy and Mike.

The intimate G4 Experience is available for a maximum of 175 attendees. The event size is limited so every guest will have the opportunity to spend time with each of the featured artists. This unique music camp is open to guitarists of all ages and levels and provides an entertaining and educational once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience.

Camp tuition includes 4 nights lodging, meals, master classes, breakout sessions, live performances and jam sessions. Every attendee will also receive a welcome kit with items including Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert guitar picks and a commemorative G4 Experience poster. As an added bonus, if you register for The G4 Experience before January 31, 2014 you will receive an Ibanez RG electric guitar courtesy of Hoshino.

G4 Experience

Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan: WDHA's interview with the Winery Dogs

Published on 11 Sep 2013

WDHA's Terrie Carr hangs with the amazing rhythm section of The Winery Dogs, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan and discusses the bands debut record and their incredible chemistry.

WDHA's Box of Rock with Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy talking Pets

WDHA's Box of Rock with Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan of The Winery Dogs

WDHA's Box of Rock with Richie Kotzen

Doug Steele: Andy James solo competition

Andy James solo competition - Doug Steele
Doug Steele

Adrian Vandenberg: MoonKings - Breathing - Official Video

Vandenberg's MoonKings - Breathing (Official Video)
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Pre-order the album here:

First official video for Vandenberg's MoonKings, to be released on Mascot Records (a division of Mascot Label Group) on February 24th 2014.

Stéphan Forté,Paul Wardingham: added to Forté's upcoming Enigma Opera Black album

Stéphan Forté , Paul Wardingham.

So....Guest n°3 out of 6 of ENIGMA OPERA BLACK has just sent his solo....and what he just did is simply fucking INSANE !!!!!!!Thanks Mr Paul Wardingham for this incredible piece of shred !!! You rule bro !!

Tony Smotherman: OD Modern Channel Demo

Tony Smotherman OD Modern Channel Demo
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Tony Smotherman
A demo of the Modern Channel on the TS OD pedal by Revolt Amps

Andy James: We are announcing the winners (plus some surprises) on Monday!

Thanks so much for your patience, I've been SO busy with NAMM and a few gigs this past few weeks! Plus I'm just recovering the the dreaded man flu!! 

The competition deadline is today so make sure you email your entry to:

We are announcing the winners (plus some surprises) on Monday! 

Now I'm back in the UK and my partner in the Academy has recovered from his surgery we are knuckling down this weekend to get the Members Area ready to go live! I seriously can't wait to unleash this to you all! Its been a monumental amount of work, but nothing thats good ever comes easy, right? ;)

This really is the best product I've done to date! Plus its YOUR product too as one of the UNIQUE features of the Academy and what you get as part of your membership is the 'request a lesson' feature where we take each months requests, and pick the best/most popular and film them for the following month! I can't wait to tell you all of the benefits and how much this is going to help you in your playing and practice! :)

So, remember to get your submissions in before today is out! The final couple of FREE lessons will be coming to you over the next few days and then, you will be notified of the EARLY BIRD access to the Academy where you can choose your membership level and join! We will have one very special offer for you also which is going to be available for just 5 days, its such an amazing offer we can't keep it up for long! So stay tuned and make sure you check your email!

Lots of amazing surprises and all that good stuff to come!