Thursday, 10 April 2014

Rusty Cooley: Triple Brutal - Austrian Death Machine 3

Rusty Cooley

Triple Brutal anyone! today is the day Austrian Death Machine 3! check out my infinitely brutal solos on Get Your Story Straight order online

Mike Orlando: Adrenaline Mob tour dates and AJ Pero's mega drum kit!

Adrenaline Mob

Hey AMOB fans/friends we're still looking for some kick ass street teamers to help us spread the word about our shows starting tomorrow in Steger, IL

Message us here on Facebook if your down to join the AMOB Street Team! Before or after the show come back & hang w/ Russ, Mike, John & AJ, get something signed & a picture as well! Thanx everyone & spread the word about the tour! See you all real soon!

@AdrenalineMob soundcheck for tonight's show in Steger, IL... check out the new AMOB drum kit!! @AJPero is in the f*ckin HOUSE!!!!

Jeff Richman: Dean Markley USA Adds Contemporary Jazz Guitarist to list of endorsers

Dean Markley USA Adds Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Jeff Richman

Dean Markley announces the addition of Jeff Richman to their artist roster. As a contemporary jazz guitarist, Dean Markley USA looks to Jeff to help further expand the company’s market share and help raise Jeff’s visibility in the world of guitar and entertainment. 
Jeff Richman has enjoyed success on the jazz scene for nearly 35 years. His guitar playing is cited as tasteful and articulate, with room to breathe. He is recognized by, and associated with, the other luminaries of fusion and contemporary jazz. His guitar is heard the world over. On his new release, Big Wheel, his tone rises above with something unique that can’t quite be described. His efforts for The Line Up won him the Jazziz magazine’s Critic Choice in 2011. Jeff is recognized as a guitarist and composer not afraid of exploring into the unknown.
Jeff is currently using Dean Markley’s Helix line. With over a year of research and development, Helix strings use a precise elliptical shape for the winding wire. The shape then has to be paired with the correct winding process. The hyper-elliptical winding process results in an increased number of wraps along the length of the string. This increases the mass of the string without changing its diameter or material. More mass makes a fuller tone; more windings give a smoother feel as well as a brighter, more resonant tone.  Additional benefits of the hyper-elliptical windings are a relaxed feel and less unwanted noise. The strings are designed to last much longer without sacrificing tone and performance.  
For more information on Jeff Richman, please visit 
For more information on Dean Markley USA, please visit 
About Dean Markley USA
Established in 1972, Dean Markley USA is recognized as an innovator and leader in the world of musical instrument strings. Over the years, the company has expanded its product line to include pickups and accessories. Celebrated by retailers for their sales performance and endorsed by an elite caliber of musicians, Dean Markley USA products are the smart choice.

Todd Grubbs: on Virgil Guitars' "Katana" guitar

Todd did a demo of our latest Virgil Guitar "Katana" made custom for Marc Sanders of Tacoma, Washington. This guitar has amazing tonal qualities and sports some amazing inlays as well. For more information on Virgil Guitars, please visit http://www.virgilguitars.comand for more awesome music, visit Todd at

Todd Grubbs on Virgil Guitars' "Katana" guitar

Paul Gilbert: Kenny Aronoff,Mike Portnoy added to the skin bashing for upcoming release

Paul Gilbert: I did another session with legendary drummer, Kenny Aronoff today. He did an amazing job playing on my new album. (Mike Portnoy also played on a couple of songs.) I fly to South America on Thursday, so I've just got a few more days to finish up all the recording. Then I'll have the mixing engineer start working while I'm on my clinic tour. Most of the album is, of course, filled with electric guitar, but here is a photo of me while singing and playing the acoustic intro to one of the songs. I used a short scale acoustic with light strings and a plain G-string, so I can still bend strings like I would on an electric.

News: Gibson Brands Sponsor the Institute Guitar Scholarship

Gibson Brands Sponsor the Institute Guitar Scholarship

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is delighted to announce that Gibson Brands will be sponsoring two of eight scholarships available for students hoping to join its intensive one year Higher Diploma course. The award offers the successful entrants fully-funded places (worth £5950 for UK based students and £7200 for international students) on the course, which is specifically designed to fast-track students' development and encourage them to discover their creative potential. Alongside the scholarship, Gibson will provide each guitar winner with a Les Paul Futura 2014 Guitar. 

Gibson Brands will be joining other prestigious industry leaders in sponsoring these awards. The scholarship categories are as follows:

GUITAR: Supported by Gibson Brands and Total Guitar Magazine
DRUMS: Supported by Zildjian and Drummer Magazine
BASS: Supported by Ernie Ball, Music Man and  Bass Guitar Magazine
VOCALS: Supported by Shure

A panel of expert judges has now chosen between three to five finalists in each instrument category for both UK and international students. All the finalists chosen will attend an interview and a Live Final where the winners will be selected by a panel including the Higher Diploma Programme Leader, Institute Tutors and sponsor representatives. As this is the first year of separate International Scholarships the final for these will be held online using Google Hangout, and will be streamed live on the Institute’s YouTube channel.
To watch the Live Final or to find out more information about the Institute’s scholarships and courses visit the Institute website at

Daniel Garduño: appearing at Shred Guitar Masters - Mexico 2014

I am recording my first instrumental CD and I want to share with you my next gig it is the real shred guitars masters Mexico with Michael Angelo Batio, Joe Stump, Metal Mike Chlasciak, Dave Reffet and of course me!!!

Guitar Idol 2010 Entry - Daniel Garduño (MEXICO)

Marc Playle: Just Cruising - Alex Hutchings - just incredible skills!

Trying out the new studio setup playing a bit of Alex Hutchings (Just Cruising)

Marc Playle - Just Cruising (Alex Hutchings)

Stuart Hamm, Alex Skolnick,Bruce Arnold: Stu's band sets a live date for Iridium in New York

Stuart Hamm Band - The Iridium
Don;t miss this chance to see this great band featuring: Stuart Hamm -Bass
Alex Skolnick-Guitar
Jason Harrrison Smith-Drums
Bruce Arnold-Guitar

Thursday and Friday April 17-18 at 8:30 PM
The Iridium
1650 Broadway
New York,