Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Jennifer Paro, Moa Henriksson, Andrea Zermeno: Priss - Super Kiss tribute at The House of Blues - Jack Lue Series

You wanted the best and you’ve got it!The hottest all girl tribute to the coolest band in the world!
Biography.  You wanted the best and you've got the best!

L.A.’s All-Girl tribute to the hottest band in the world… KISS!

PRISS is the sexy alter ego of the greatest band of all time and these girls will rock and roll you all night long! Don’t let the name fool you, their seductive costumes and explosive stage show will leave you hotter than hell.

In a world where imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, few bands have as devoted a following as KISS. With years of experience touring globally under each of their belts, the members of PRISS continue to forge ahead writing their own chapter in KISSstory.

Our passion for KISS is real and we are not alone. Classics like "Detroit Rock City", "Rock And Roll All Nite", and “Shout it Out Loud” are examples of the staying power of KISS' music for all generations.

PRISS is the perfect band for fundraisers, promotions, film & TV appearances, private parties and live concerts. We can do it all!

Our commitment and devotion to our mission is clear. We believe in paying tribute to the gods of thunder through our stellar musicianship and awesome performances. We realize the passion that lives within the hearts of KISS fans everywhere… we're fans too.

PRISS… Shout It Out Loud!

Moa Henriksson: Doll Stanley (Vocals/ Guitar)

Moa Henriksson hails from Sweden. Finding her love for music at an early age, she began as a singer and then took up bass. But her true love became the six string guitar and songwriting. She has toured Europe with several bands and performed at major events such as the Sweden Rock Festival and England's Hard Rock Hell Festival. Her bands have shared the bill with such notable acts as Aerosmith, Cinderella, Guns N Roses, Foreigner, Journey, Motorhead, ZZ Top, Ratt, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, and Ace Frehley
himself. In 2012 she relocated to Hollywood California to attend the prestigious Musician's Institute. In addition to her role as Doll Stanley of PRISS, Moa writes and performs her own music in Dead Heroine.

Andrea Zermeno: Jean Simone (Vocals/ Bass)

Andrea Zermeno was born in Los Angeles and was exposed to music at a very early age, her family always had something tasty on the turntable. She studied under the guidance of legendary session bassist Carol Kaye. Andrea is also a member of Thundherstruck The Ultimate All Girl AC/DC Tribute. Andrea has toured the US and Europe as well as performed for US Armed Forces in the Middle East, Central Asia, Germany and Japan. Her bands have opened up for such acts as Alice Cooper, Toto, Grand Funk Railroad, Styx, John Fogerty, etc... Andrea is endorsed by ESP Basses, Aguilar Amplification and EV Microphones.

Jennifer Paro: Lace Frehley (Lead Guitar)

Jennifer is a musician’s musician who can play a variety of instruments from guitar to flute, as well as sing and record. Jennifer has certification in audio engineering from Dallas Sound Lab and has multiple recording credits. Her bands have shared bills with such acts as: George Thorogood, Lita Ford, Paul Rodgers, Foghat, Jimmy Van Zant, Smashmouth, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Village People, Jodi Watley and Elvin Bishop. She has played for the troops in Japan, Hawaii, and all over U.S. at many venues, corporate events and casinos. Jennifer is endorsed by Line 6, Audix Microphones, Hot Picks and Swirly Gig Products. Her other bands she has played with include: Ladysmith, BandShe and freelance gigs.

The Drummer is Rolly DeVore (a guy): Rolly Criss (Drums)

Front row shot at the House of Blues Hollywood "PRISS" show, with guest Rolly DeVore on drums and vocals. Here's the band performing the KISS classic "Black Diamond." Enjoy!

BLACK DIAMOND by PRISS (KISS Tribute) with Rolly DeVore

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Orianthi: Photos at NAMM Roland Electronics 01-24-14 - Jack Lue

Orianthi Panagaris (born 22 January 1985), better known by her mononym Orianthi, is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. She is perhaps best known for being Michael Jackson's lead guitarist for his ill-fated This Is Itconcert series, and as the lead guitarist in Alice Cooper's live band. Her debut single "According to You" peaked at No. 3 in Japan, No. 8 in Australia and No. 17 in the US; her second album, Believe, received a worldwide release in late 2009. In 2009, Orianthi was named one of the 12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists by Elle magazine.[3] She also won the award as "Breakthrough Guitarist of the Year" 2010 by Guitar International magazine.

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Andy James: Now the Members Area is Live I've started to do a blog. NAMM 2014

Andy James: Now the Members Area is Live I've started to do a blog.

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Blog #1 - NAMM 2014

The Namm show is a yearly event that happens in January (and summer but I never attended that). I've been lucky enough to attend this event with ESP guitars for the last 4 years. The last two, I've been promoting my own signature guitar which I'm very fortunate to have made by, in my opinion, one of the leading manufacturers of guitars around today. This particular year, I was in for more of a whirlwind visit for just two days all the way from the U.K starting on the Friday.

It's already crazy as I get to the ESP booth, I realise I had missed the memo as I had a performance at 11, before that a quick interview with Premier Guitar. So I stroll up to the convention thinking I've got all the time in the world and then boom, it starts lol. But, you have to roll with situations as things change all the time, especially life as a musician. So I'm setting up and I've got a new DV Mark Multiamp which I'm using, load my sounds up, plug it in and it sounds like I'm playing next door arghhhh! So, Premier Guitar are ready, I have to quickly plug into the nearest amp to get a tone, which was a Hayden as ESP have signed with them to promote and distribute the amps. Not bad as it goes, but all guitarists know, you play best when you have your tone ;).

So........ Now comes the moment that an interviewer asks you to just play something, I'm like errrrrr, and all of a sudden, of all the things I could pull out my brain to play, my mind goes blank and reduced to playing the most basic thing that comes to mind. I am very much a player that does get nervous in certain situations, especially when a crowd is watching. What makes this easier to deal with in my mind is to know what I'm going to play, then play it. The opening lick goes ok, then comes the time to talk about the guitar, which was my prototype 7 string AJ-1 that will hopefully become a model available soon.. Interview done time to shred!!!.

Regressing back, the Multiamp wasn't faulty, human error more specifically lol. If you run your set up in mono, it needs to be in bridge mode not stereo. Proper Homer Simpson doh! moment. Early morning clinics take a certain brain state, as musician flare doesn't kick in until later at night when the brain has acknowledged the intake of a few whisky's to kick start the performer gene lodged in the back of my brain.

Clinic 2 at DV Mark was a welcome change, I get to sit down and play. Brain is very happy about this, and can relax a bit more into playing for an enthusiastic yet intimate crowd. Now, following Marco Sfogli is no mean feat, as the guy is like the smoothest, bang on player I've ever seen, a long side Martin Miller and Jeff Loomis, hypnotic is a word I would use to describe any musician that plays with such grace and flare and these guys have it in bucket loads. I think I played ok, no one walked off which is always good ;). One of two highlights that day was to occur soon after my DV clinic and that was, to be summoned into the EMG meeting room to meet the great Geezer Butler. He was a pleasure to meet and was very complimentary about my playing as he was exposed to a few of my EMG videos courtesy of Chrys Johnson. When you get recognition from guys like that, you can only shake their hand and thank them for the compliment as the other option to faint and collapse before them, I would say is probably less dignified.

Later on there was the opportunity to sit down with the guys at Young Guitar Magazine and talk to them about all things AJ, what's going on, that kinda stuff. Young Guitar signifies two things to me. 1) the Japanese market is always a bucket list goal to accomplish as the guitar scene has and still continues to thrive and facilitates the careers guitarists predominantly in the instrumental domain. Not saying I'm anywhere near breaking Japan, but to be sought out by the leading guitar publication gracing the shores of Japan, it's a good start. 2) Growing up, it was always a magazine I wanted to be featured in as seeing some of my heroes such as Gilbert, Malmsteen, Wylde, Petrucci gracing the covers month to month, it makes it feel like you're getting somewhere when they contact you for an interview. That's not to put down any of the British publications such as Metal Hammer, Total Guitar and Guitar Techniques, which were also milestones of media acceptance, but Young Guitar just has that edge for me.

So really highlight 3 of the day (instead of the aforementioned two) was the DV Mark/Mark World event that Friday evening. Prior to Namm, I spent the days before learning two of Marco Sfogli's songs (and he two of mine) to perform with Franck Hermanny on bass and Damien Schmidt on drums. With no prior rehearsals and just sound check, we nailed the fuck out those tunes and had a blast doing it. Also playing that evening was Frank Gambale and Greg Howe with his band Maragold. Two legends I never thought I would ever have shared the stage with, but guess what, it happened!

So that's just day one! Now you know why people clamber over themselves to go to the "event not open to the public" lol. Maybe Namm should finally change its name to NAAWCGAT National Association of anyone who can get a ticket! I think it should be a public event, everyone knows it is!

News: Eastwood Guitars introduces the new Airline ’59 Newport

Eastwood Guitars introduces the new Airline ’59 Newport

Another new model for 2014 from Eastwood Guitars is the Airline ’59 Newport guitar. It is based on the highly sought after National Newport Val-Pro 88 from the late 50’s and early 60’s. The Newport was famous for their wide variety of tonal variations and Eastwood has hit the mark in bringing another classic back to life.

The new Airline ’59 Newport has a lightweight tone chambered mahogany body with a bolt-on, zero fret bound maple neck with rosewood finger board and vintage style National inlaid fret markers. The two NY Mini Humbuckers and the Piezo bridge pickups each have individual volume and tone controls with a master volume, giving the player a wide variety of tone options and presets. The tun-o-matic bridge and chrome trapeze tail bring this vintage dream into the modern players realm. It is available in black or seafoam green and ships with a DLX Airline hardshell case.

“The National Newport Val-Pro 88 was such a fabulous guitar and hard to find” said Mike Robinson, President and founder of Eastwood Guitars, "that it was a must add to the Airline ’59 family and the response to this new model is amazing”.

Here is a link to the video demo of the Airline ’59 Newport by RJ Ronquillo:

About Eastwood Guitars

Canada’s Eastwood Guitars is one of the world’s fastest growing guitar companies with over 40 distinctive models combining retro styling with modern playability. Eastwood is committed to developing and promoting independent music through the following initiatives: The Eastwood Artist Endorsement Program; The Eastwood Big Pick Program; The Eastwood Guitars Partners Program; and Eastwood Radio on and

Jennifer Batten, Roberta Raschellà: King Of Pop Tribute Tour Europe

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Another Part Of Me - Live in Perugia (Italy) KING OF POP TRIBUTE BAND

Scott Henderson: Dolemite Live

Scott Henderson, one of the most amazing players live, captured playing the classic Dolemite.

Scott Henderson Dolemite Live

Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau: The Ringers - BB Kings NYC

The Ringers play the blues. Brilliant guitar work by all three. Etienne M'bappe on bass and Gary Novak on drums. Krantz takes a solo, then Landau, then Herring. During Herrings part, they bring the jam to nearly a complete silence as Jimmy taps his frets - there is nothing wrong with the volume at that point so don't go crazy wondering where the sound of his guitar went- it comes back,,, 1080

The Ringers - 2/6/14 - Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau - BB Kings NYC

The Ringers - Africa - 2/6/14 - BB Kings NYC

News: Gittler Instruments at #Musikmesse 2014!

Visit Gittler Instruments at #Musikmesse 2014! Reserve your Gittler #Guitar at the show and receive your choice of a FREE OTB or Gittler Guard! Hall 4.0, Booth D59.

The unique Gittler Guitar will be making its debut in the European market at Musikmesse Frankfurt. Launched as Gittler 2.0, the improved model is manufactured entirely of aircraft grade Titanium, weighing in at only 3 pounds. The revolutionary design now includes LED fret marker lighting, patented tuning machines, complete MIDI implementation, headless guitar design, innovative pickup architecture, 31 frets, and the ability for players to expand across 4 octaves.

Troy Stetina: Signature Series Guitar - by Dimis Guitars of Greece

Troy Stetina Signature Series guitar demonstration video. Ultimate shred dream guitar: Fully customizable, high-end exotic woods and their impact on tone, smoothness, clarity and sustain, precise and fast response, punchy low end, strong and stable mids with articulate attack, wide tonal versatility and nuance, "Double Serpent" extended range humbucker, active dummy coil silencing single coils, patent pending graphite shielding, sprayed bronze finish, more.

Troy Stetina Signature Series Guitar - by Dimis Guitars of Greece

Mike Fortin, Ivan Chopik: Randall - Mike joined the Randall team two years ago as exclusive design engineer

At this year’s NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA, I had a chance to meet with Mike Fortin of Randall Amplifiers. By the time Mike joined the Randall team two years ago as exclusive design engineer, he was already established in the high gain amplifier world for his cutting edge designs with Fortin Amplification, his own company which he founded in 2008. Mike’s work has had a major impact on Randall’s new releases, many of which we discussed in detail in our conversation:

Full interview and videos:

Travis Montgomery: jamming over Jack Gardiner's backing tracks

Travis Montgomery: I'm trying to get better at jamming/improvising, so I'll be making videos to document my progress with that. I'm planning on taking lessons for theory soon, so it'll be interesting to see how my playing evolves. Yes, there are mistakes and some out of tune bends, but hey....mistakes are expected when jamming! haha

You can get this backing track from Jack Gardiner's "25 Killer Dorian Rock/Fusion Licks" video. Make sure to check that out! Lots of cool stuff.

Jack Gardiner BT Jam

Jack Gardiner: Working on my Phrasing 12 Bar

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Start somewhere with Jack's new HD video package
HD Video Package - 25 Killer Dorian Rock/Fusion Licks

Richard Daudé: Music in the key of Jungle... fusion soloing from a master!

Richard Daudé: Music in the key of Jungle... fusion soloing from a master! Sounding all good for the upcoming album... more news when I hear it!

Electro jungle fusion guitar solo

Electro guitar solo (Richard Daudé improv)

A different take on the classic "Entrust" Exivious solo.

"Entrust" Exivious (Guitar improv)

Aaron Marshall: Intervals - A Voice Within - Daaang! new record is number 3 on the #iTunes Rock Charts!!!

Aaron Marshall
Daaang! The new @intervalsmusic record is number 3 on the #iTunes Rock Charts right now. Speechless. #intervals #avoicewithin #AVW

Aaron Marshall: Intervals - A Voice Within
1. Ephemeral 05:04
2. Moment Marauder 04:48
3. Automaton 04:50
4. The Self Surrendered 08:05
5. Breathe 01:56
6. The Escape 04:03
7. Atlas Hour 07:09
8. Siren Sound 05:05
9. A Voice Within 08:29

released 04 March 2014

Allan Marcus,Mark Witherspoon,Paul De Maio: Arecibo - Lost in Consciousness the new EP available

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Allan Marcus and his band Arecibo have just released their debut 'Lost in Consciousness' EP...and you can listen to it for FREE!

(*All leads are the 57-8/66-8 as well as the rhythms for Exogenesis and Lost in Consciousness. All other rhythms are a 60-8H in the bridge.)

Allan Marcus: Arecibo - Lost in Consciousness

1. Lost in Consciousness 04:15
2. EX_413 04:05
3. Exogenesis 04:31
4. Pulsar 04:43
5. Cupio Dissolvi 05:43


Noah Buchanan - Vocals,
Allan Marcus - Guitars,
Mark Witherspoon - Guitars,
Paul De Maio - Guitars,
Nick Cetrone - Drums,
Ryan Tyndall - Bass

released 01 March 2014
Arecibo - Lost in Consciousness - Full EP (corrected volume)