Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Tony MacAlpine: Interview - The Prog Report

Tony MacAlpine talks about working with Portnoy, Sheehan and Sherinian, his new album and more.

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Tony MacAlpine Interview - The Prog Report

Jeff Loomis: Conquering Rifftopia Webisode 1

Jeff Loomis explains how to use the Sustainiac Pick Up in the
Hellraiser C-7 FR-S. Brought to you by Schecter Guitars.

Conquering Rifftopia Webisode 1 - FEATURING JEFF LOOMIS

Lyle Watt: Still My Bleeding Heart - more classy improvisation from the young Scotsman

Lyle Watt
23 hrs · Edited ·

I've been recording guitar tracks for my new EP over the last few days, and each day I've been jamming to some backing tracks to warm up - I decided to film today's warm up and share it with you guys. I'm using my Jaden Rose Guitars Series 2, newly fitted with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge, and a Pearly Gates in the neck, into Amplitube 3. The backing track is "Still My Bleeding Heart" by Steve Vai, from his Naked Tracks collection.

Lyle Watt - "Still My Bleeding Heart" Improv

Brian Larkin: Habit Magnet - Far Enough Into the Void

Laurie Monk "Probably one of the best progressive guitar albums this year!"

"Habit Magnet" is from my album Far Enough Into the Void. Purchase here:

Habit Magnet - Official YouTube Stream

Brian Larkin: Far Enough Into The Void

Xander Demos: XDB will perform their own set and back former Kansas frontman John Elefante

Xander Demos and his band, XDB will perform their own set and back former Kansas frontman John Elefante and Line Of Fire vocalist Shawn Pelata at Rock N' Skull 2014. The event will take place in Pekin, IL, November 14-16, 2014. XDB will also be performing their own set and backing another frontman, Shawn Pelata (Line of Fire) during the 3 day rock and metal festival event. Rock N' Skull will be held at Goodfella's Pub in Pekin, IL, November 14-16, 2014. Tickets can be purchased at

Xander made the announcement earlier today on his facebook page: "I'm stoked to announce that myself and XDB will not only be playing our set at ROCK N SKULL, but we also have the INCREDIBLE honor and pleasure to be backing Mr. JOHN ELEFANTE (formerly of Kansas) and Mr. SHAWN PELATA of Line of Fire!! If you haven't already, get your tickets and VIP packages NOW for November 14-16 in Pekin, IL. It's going to be INSANE and it WILL sell out!!"

Other acts scheduled to appear at Rock N' Skull 2014 include Danger Danger, Black N' Blue, Faster Pussycat, BulletBoys, Pretty Boy Floyd, Babylon A.D., members of L.A. Guns, Accept, Leatherwolf, Killer Dwarfs and more.

For a complete lineup, visit

Bugra Sisman: DiMarzio D-Sonic - Ibanez RG Premium 827QMZ

My 7 string Ibanez Premium sings beautiful with D-Sonic. One of the best Bridge pups on the market. Sorry for the audio quality (iPad recording)

Ibanez RG Premium 827QMZ | DiMarzio D-Sonic

Walter Trout: The UK Walter Trout Benefit Concert

The UK Walter Trout Benefit Concert
4 May
at 19:00–23:00
02 Shepherds Bush Empire
Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT London, United Kingdom

Gretchen Menn, Angeline Saris: Zepparella tour dates for July 2014

Photo by Mark Manion
Gretchen Menn

Zepparella tour dates for July 2014, and more to be added soon! Hope to see you if we make it anywhere close to your city! And if a show isn't at the most convenient location for you, consider the fact that we will be living in a van and doing loooooong drives across the country for the entire month... so meet us partway! Or contact your favorite local venue and tell them to have us. See you in July, I hope!

Matthew Wicklund: We just added TWO NEW REWARDS for Backers on our Kickstarter

Matthew Wicklund via Ghost Ship Octavius

We just added TWO NEW REWARDS for Backers on our KickstarterPage! Follow the link to find out what they are and get yours today! You can make the Ghost Ship Octavius Debut Album a Reality! Only 12 days to go!!!

Christian Muenzner: Indiegogo Beyond The Wall Of Sleep campaign breaks €4000

Great news for Christian Muenzner!!!

About "Beyond The Wall Of Sleep"

My name is Christian Muenzner, I'm a guitar player and composer from Bad Neustadt, Germany, I play for the bands Obscura, Spawn Of Possession and Paradox. In 2011 I released my first instrumental solo album "Timewarp", now I want to release my second album "Beyond The Wall Of Sleep".

Join the crowd and grab a piece of awesomeness

Christian Muenzner - Beyond The Wall Of Sleep (pre-production rough mix promo video)

Alberto Rigoni: compares DR strings Marcus Miller signature with Lo-Rider

Alberto Rigoni compares DR strings Marcus Miller signature with Lo-Rider. In this video Alberto uses his Alusonic Hybrid signature bass.

DR Bass Strings - Marcus Miller signature VS Lo-Rider (quick test)

Glenn Hughes,Andrew Watt: California Breed new video and planning a UK and European tour in September

California Breed release video for "Midnight Oil"

The celebrated hard rock power trio, California Breed, which consists of Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass), Jason Bonham (drums) and Andrew Watt (guitar), today release the official lyric video for their current single Midnight Oil.

The song will also be available as an instant grat track by pre-ordering the album exclusively from iTunes worldwide via this link:

The animated lyric video was created by Nev Todoroic who spearheads the interactive media production company The Young Astronauts.

Says California Breed’s guitarist, Andrew Watt - "We wanted a lyric video that would make people want to watch this song in addition to just listen to it, one that would highlight the bombastic grooves of the track and convey the rhythm of the message. I turned to my friends, the Young Astronauts, whose previous videos have hundreds of millions of views, but they don’t work with a lot of rock bands and I thought THAT’S the magic, right there."

“It’s a refreshing animated video that really captures the lyrical concert and message of the Midnight Oil single,” says California Breed’s vocalist and bassist, Glenn Hughes. “We didn’t want to make a run-of-the-mill lyric video. The animation perfectly captures the raw energy, lyrical content and the message of what Midnight Oil is really all about... rock n roll!!”

Midnight Oil is UK’s first single taken from California Breed’s self-titled debut album released by Frontiers Records in Europe on May 16th, and in the UK and US on May 19th. Produced in Nashville, Tennessee by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings) the album features 23-year-old guitarist Andrew Watt, who was originally introduced to Glenn Hughes by Julian Lennon at a party in LA in 2013.

California Breed are planning a UK and European tour in September. Tour dates will be announced shortly. Visit the official California Breed UK press page HERE.

More information –, @CaliBreedBand,

Chuck Loeb: ArtistWorks Releases New Free “Approach Notes” Lesson from Upcoming Online Jazz Guitar School

ArtistWorks Releases New Free “Approach Notes” Lesson From Chuck Loeb’s Upcoming Online Jazz Guitar School

April 9, 2014 – NAPA, CA – Fourplay Guitarist, Chuck Loeb, is on track to launch his new Online Jazz Guitar School with ArtistWorks in mid-April. The hallmark of all ArtistWorks online music and art schools is that you can not only learn from artists of Chuck’s caliber, but you can submit practice videos for Chuck to review and give you personalized video feedback.

ArtistWorks has released this all new sample video lesson so you can get a taste of Chuck’s approach to teaching.

This sneak preview lesson from the new online jazz guitar school is called “Approach Notes” and it is one of over 150 pre-recorded lessons he provides.

“Approach Notes" are a way to introduce notes outside of the key so you can incorporate some chromaticism into your jazz lines.

The curriculum in the new Online Jazz Guitar School with Chuck Loeb contains individual lessons that take players step by step from the absolute beginner level through advanced. The focus is to simplify complicated scales and modes and make jazz improv an effortless endeavor.

Click here to get “Approach Notes” free. If you’d like to sign up for Chuck’s new online school, we’re offering 10% off if you pre-order before April 16th. Thanks to Chuck and ArtistWorks’ Video Exchange platform, you can get personalized feedback from a master player and finally become the jazz guitarist you always wanted to be.

About ArtistWorks, Inc.

In 2008, former AOL executive David Butler set out to finally master jazz guitar. With no acceptable teachers in his area, he built a revolutionary online system to enable anyone to get direct feedback from a master teacher anywhere in the world. Today, ArtistWorks, Inc. is the leader in a new generation of online learning platforms. This “next generation” Video Exchange™ Feedback Platform enables world renowned artists and musicians to "teach the world" by presenting their artistic legacy in the form of HD video lessons and direct feedback to subscribing students. Utilizing simple web cams, smartphones, tablets or video cameras, students are able to submit practice videos and get individualized video feedback and guidance from their teaching artists - creating a constantly evolving two-way, online learning experience

ArtistWorks currently offers schools from such world-class artists as: Paul Gilbert (rock guitar lessons), Martin Taylor (fingerstyle guitar lessons), Jason Vieaux (classical guitar lessons), Andreas Oberg (jazz guitar lessons), Jeannie Deva (singing lessons), Nathan Cole (violin lessons), Jeffrey Khaner (flute lessons), William Caballero (French horn lessons), David Bilger (trumpet lessons), Ricardo Morales (clarinet lessons), Nathan East (electric bass lessons), John Patitucci (jazz bass lessons), Howard Levy (harmonica lessons), DJ Qbert (DJ lessons), Christie Peery (piano lessons), Billy Cobham (jazz and fusion drum lessons), Luis Conte (percussion lessons), as well as the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass with Tony Trischka (banjo lessons), Missy Raines (double bass lessons), Bryan Sutton (flatpick guitar lessons), Andy Hall (Dobro lessons), Mike Marshall (mandolin lessons), Darol Anger (fiddle lessons), and Justin BUA (art lessons). For more information, visit

Tony Martinez: Metro newspaper spots Tony having cat trouble!

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Shreddy Cat Fight