Thursday, 20 March 2014

Ron Thal: Bumblefoot - Humanitarian Water & Food Award WAF JAM 2014, Copenhagen

The lead guitarist from the Guns N Roses, will take time out from an eagerly anticipated tour with the band to fly around the world and perform for free at a venue in Copenhagen – what is his motivation?

The first edition of the WAF Jam promises to be a musical showcase unlike any other - well-known local bands and international stars will perform on the same stage in support of a common vision: water and food for all.

Headlining the WAF JAM 2014 will be WAF ambassador Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, the lead guitarist from the Guns N Roses. Ron Bumblefoot will fly in directly from Las Angeles where it has just been announced that he will appear with the GN’R at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Award before he begins a tour with the band later this year.

Joining him on stage are three world-class Swedish Metal performers, guitar-master Marcus Jidell (Evergrey/Avatarium) - who has recently released his debut instrumental album - vocalist Jennie-Ann Smith (Avatarium) and Matti Alfonzetti (Alfonzetti): think Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Kiss and Black Sabbath!

On the home front we have local bands Nosy Parker, who will be fresh from a performance at Lille Vega on the 24th of March, and Scots On ICE, who will rock your socks off!

We are also proud to announce that Italian composer and pianist, Mauro Patricelli, following the success of his video opera “Syng for Fremtiden, Ingeborg”, which enjoyed great success at Københavns Musikteater last winter, will present his critically acclaimed “Works for drums and piano” with Chano Olskaer. Also on board is Opera star Louise Fribo, Russian classical pianist Tanja Zapolski, Miriam Mandapiri a regular on the Danish soul/blues scene and many other artists in the works.

The WAF JAM 2014 promises to create a festival-like atmosphere for one very special day this spring. It is a chance for everyone in attendance to celebrate and help to raise awareness about a very worthy cause.

The funds raised from the event will go directly towards increasing the amount of exposure available for sustainable food and water initiatives in some of the world’s poorest regions.

Eric Calderone: Kill Bill Vol.1 Meets Metal

Kill Bill Vol.1 Meets Metal
Hey guys,

So I've seen many a "Tarantino Meets Metal" comment on a lot of the vids. It just so happens that I have a Game of Death Bruce Lee outfit in my closet haha. Tarantino being one of my all time FAVORITE directors, it was waaaaaay too much for my brain to wrap my head around doing a medley of all his soundtracks, so I concentrated on one for now. Hope ya dig :) Thank you guys so much for everything, it means the world. I couldnt do it without ya. Big ups for all the suggestions, comments, subs, messages, donations, fan art, and support. You absolutely ROCK my casbah, as always.

Domo arigato gozaimasu


Dmitry Proskurin: Filling of the Soul - new EP on bandcamp - symphonic metal

I'm just a guy who loves to make music. I'm twenty years old, all my time All my life I dedicate to music, can confidently prove that this music is my life story. If you want to hear a huge amount of real and invented stories in music then sides you find what you need! Just start to dream and you can read the music as a real book.

Happy listening, thank you for your attention!) less

Dmitry Proskurin: Filling of the Soul
4.Direct actions to freedom.
5.New filling.

Kristofer Dahl: In order to work on my chops - I have been writing a new instrumental tune.

Kristofer Dahl: In order to work on my chops - I have been writing a new instrumental tune.
I structured it into sections that would cover different technique areas I need to improve - bending, vibrato, picking, swing phrasing etc. I made sure the song would be interesting enough for me to play it over and over without getting tired of it. It goes through several different arrangements/styles, and some key changes. How I practiced to nail this one:
Canon in Dahl

Michael Angelo Batio: Promo Warm up for Ziua Chitarelor 4

Michael Angelo Batio will be in Bucharest for Warm up guitars for Day 4;   Friday, April 25, 2014   from 20.00 

The show will take place at Fratelli Espresso Bar Strada Nicolae Golescu 5. entry will be free, I recommend everyone who wants to participate to book a place by sending an email to guitarbassdiscipline @ gmail. com 

Michal Angelo Batio - Promo Warm up for Ziua Chitarelor 4

News: Europe and Black Star Riders to headline Steelhouse Festival 2014

THE STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL returns with a vengeance on Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20th for another spectacular outdoor line up of rock ’n’ roll in the breathtaking countryside at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm in Ebbw Vale, South Wales. THE ANSWER joins headliners EUROPE on Sunday July 20th.

This year’s festival, which looks set to attract over 10,000 fans, will be held in a spectacular mountain top location in the heart of South Wales.

Saturday July 19th is headlined by BLACK STAR RIDERS with support from THE GRAVELTONES, TAX THE HEAT, BUFFALO SUMMER and BLACK WOLF.

Sunday July 20th is headlined by the Swedish rockers EUROPE, plus THE ANSWER, former Whitesnake guitarist BERNIE MARSDEN, HEAVEN & EARTH and BUCK & EVANS.

Many more acts will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets can be booked from the official festival website:

Day Tickets £40, Weekend Tickets £65. Children 14 and under FREE (accompanied by an adult 18+).

STEELHOUSE is the only classic rock festival to feature two exclusive UK headline performances from EUROPE and the remaining members of Thin Lizzy, under their new moniker BLACK STAR RIDERS. With combined record sales of over 30 million albums and incredible live performances, Steelhouse 2014 promises to be the most prestigious music event in South Wales.

EUROPE’S lead singer Joey Tempest, explains, “After playing in Wales back in 2012 we were reminded of what a great rock ‘n’ roll country this is. When we got the offer to play the Steelhousewe tried our hardest to make it happen. We’ve heard only great things about this Festival and we’re coming over to do some real damage!”

Greg Howe,Hadrien Feraud,Damian Schmitt: DV Mark - Musikmesse 2014

Greg Howe,Hadrien Feraud,Damian Schmitt: DV Mark - Musikmesse 2014 in jazzy grooving mood

Musikmesse 2014 GREG HOWE

Tina S: Yngwie Malmsteen - Arpeggios From Hell - 14 year old burning up the fretboard

Arpeggios From Hell played by Tina S 14 y.o (07/04/1999) played on her Vigier Excalibur Custom. Taught and filmed by her teacher Renaud Louis-Servais.

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Yngwie Malmsteen - Arpeggios From Hell - Tina S Cover

Alex Masi: Bernie K - Time will know your name

Nation is the brainchild of Bernie K. (Sound Barrier/Total Eclipse) and Alex Masi. This song deals with several topics; Corporate greed and their political puppets; The abuse of children by the Catholic church and their continued cover-up; Millionaire preachers on T.V., that a lot of people blindly follow. Hypocrisy is really the theme so I'm sure we left out many more. The video was produced by Virgin Moon Entertainment. Thanks to Al Aguilar (bass) and Aundra Island II (drums) for helping us out. The working line-up has Willie Basse on bass (Black Sheep), and Shawn Duncan on drums (DC4). Look for Nation to be touring soon. Peace Bernie K.

Time will know your name

Srdjan Brankovic: added to Vivaldi Metal Project

Srdjan Brankovic is known as the guitar player of Serbian band “Alogia” and as the mastermind of “Expedition Delta” project, that features many well known names from the world of progressive music (Erik Norlander, Gary Wehrkamp, Richard Andersson…).
He played as a guest for many bands and tribute projects, among many he also played as a guest on “Shadow Gallery”‘s latest album. – Alogia Official Facebook

Srdjan Brankovic solo

Andy James: Jam Play - Win An Andy James Signature Guitar!

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Anouck André, David Wallimann: Franco American Jam

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Franco American Jam with Anouck André

News: ATC Management to Sponsor Music Business Scholarship at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

ATC Management to Sponsor Music Business Scholarship at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is proud to announce that it will once again be partnering with leading artist management company ATC Management to provide the ATC Music Business Scholarship. ATC’s forward thinking approach to artist management and development makes them the ideal partner for the Institute’s innovative music business curriculum. ATC’s artist roster includes Laura Mvula, PJ Harvey, The Staves, Warpaint, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to name a few.

The winning applicant for the ATC Music Business Scholarship will receive £2000 off of their course fees per year for their BA (Hons) Music Business degree (equivalent to the value of £6,000). The Music Business course at the Institute is designed and delivered by leading music industry professionals and offers potential students’ a unique opportunity to learn and apply management principles and business skills through working alongside talented artists and composers.

As part of the partnership, ATC will provide a panel of experts to judge and decide on the winner of the scholarship. The winning student will also get the opportunity to spend time working at the ATC London offices gaining experience and learning directly from the professionals.

The Institute will be providing guest speakers throughout the year to teach on the Music Business course. Students will get the opportunity to learn first-hand about the processes specifically involved in the artist management side of the music industry.

Music Business Programme Leader Ken Foreman added: “ATC is one of the leading artist management companies at the forefront of the new music industry. The breakthrough ATC artist of last year,Laura Mvula, is evidence of the huge changes in the methods by which young talent is scouted and careers are driven forward from a business perspective. We are extremely pleased to welcome them as part of the fabric of the new business school and build on our relationship.”

Hopeful applicants wishing to apply for the Scholarship will need to submit a multi-media project which either describes, demonstrates or defines their business idea. The business idea can be a full business plan or simply an innovative idea or concept which they feel will revolutionise the Music Industry. Creative PowerPoint presentations, videos, websites, or musical accompaniment applications are welcome; it is entirely up to the applicant to decide what media best describes their idea. The judges will be an expert panel provided by ATC who will be looking for viable and creative ideas that give a strong impression of the personality and entrepreneurial spirit of the applicant. For more information about the ATC Music Business Scholarship or the Higher Diploma in Music Business course, please contact the Institute directly:

- 0207 328 0222

Ignazio Di Salvo: announces guitar masterclass

Ignazio Di Salvo

For all my friends in Belgium and Netherlands: I'll have a blast in Gent the 6th of April. I'll play in a masterclass in which I'll introduce my upcoming debut album. I'm going to explain lots of tips and tricks for modern guitar: phrasing, techniques, harmony and composition and many more. A special course based on these topics will start in PopCollege after the masterclass. Please come, subscribe and enjoy!!

Mark Edwards: will be performing instrumental show at the recently opened Allstar Music Empire in Flemington NJ.

Overlorde guitarist Mark "M.E." Edwards will be performing an afternoon show of his solo instrumentals at the recently opened Allstar Music Empire in Flemington NJ.

The date is Saturday, March 29th, 2014. Doors open at 12:30, first band at 1:00.

Allstar Music Empire is a cool mix of music store, live venue, and clothing store. The event features live music from Krown Point, Mark "M.E." Edwards, and Escape From Crete. Plus a Chili Custom Guitars clinic by Jac Harrison.

All Ages. Tickets $10 @ Door

Allstar Music Empire 17 Minneakoning Rd Flemington, NJ 08822 (908) 788-9800

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Alberto Rigoni: talks about his new (IV) progrock album
Italian prog rock bass player & composer Alberto Rigoni speaks about the release of his fourth solo album (TBR in autumn 2014) and about the fundraising campaign he launched. Thanks to everyone for watching and supporting!

Alberto Rigoni talks about his new (IV) progrock album

Dean Murphy: 8 String Guitar Lesson #1 - Clean Chordal Melody - Girl from Ipanema

8 String Guitar Lesson #1 - Clean Chordal Melody - Girl from Ipanema
Dean Murphy
the first of hopefully many installments of my 8 string FREE instruction, for transcription message me at

Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes: Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion new pre order bundles

the JOY of MOTION - March 25th
pre-order now:

Vinyl pre-orders ship May 2014 - available in Transparent Red and Transparent Blue.
Limited to 500 per color.

Catch Animals As Leaders headlining North America w/ After The Burial, Navene-K and Chon

Tour Dates and Tickets:
VIP Bundles at SoundCheck Hollywood:

Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion

Marty Friedman: Gear Gods - Talks About His First Piece of Gear

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John 5: working on new all-star project

Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 has carved out quite a career, and during some down time with Zombie he's working on a new solo album and he's calling in some favors for the all-star project.