Saturday, 19 April 2014

Truth In Shredding: Twitter passes 3000+ followers, we look at G+ and Facebook in comparison

Twitter passes 3000
All done without the aid of investing in fake followers, but 60,000 tweets to get just 3000 followers works out at 20 Tweets for every follower.  Follow
more followers on G+ than on Twitter and Facebook
In terms of G+, the growth is more significant because it took place over a lot shorter timescale and as you can see from the screen grab, super numbers of views. Follow (this channel is tech based) Guitar channels

Facebook still less than 3000
More interesting on the Facebook front. I had a look at the options for paid promotion on Facebook. This is what I found out.
With 2339 Likes, your Facebook budget to have 10 post(s) by your page seen by 100% of your current Likes is$116.95 per day.
Plan to spend $29939.20 for the remainder of 2014 on Facebook Promoted Posts at 10 per day if you want all of your current Likes to see your Promoted Posts. Yes this is for the free promotional page Truth In Shredding page. Guitar people, if you seriously need to re think your own self promotion strategy if you want to use Facebook as a platform for raising your profile. Add to that, the fact that Facebook is Walled garden... You might well be better off with your own web site on a thing called the Internet
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Ronnie James Dio: “This Is Your Life” Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Ronnie James Dio - photos from the event!

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Covers Album “This Is Your Life”:
Yahoo! Music Features Electric New Cover of “Starstruck” by MOTÖRHEAD with Biff Byford of SAXON 
“This Is Your Life” Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Ronnie James Dio Covers of his Greatest Songs from Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Dio

Vinnie Appice

Available April 1, 2014 via Rhino
Featuring Newly Recorded Tracks From Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Scorpions, Corey Taylor, Tenacious D and More – To Benefit The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
Join Us at the 3rd ANNUAL AWARDS GALA & “This Is Your Life” Album Preview Party – Monday, March 17, 2014 @ The Avalon in Hollywood, CA!

Ann Bolyen (Hellion)

Ronnie James Dio is one of the most beloved figures in rock history. His gifts, both as a singer and songwriter, are instantly recognizable, whether he was with RainbowBlack SabbathHeaven & Hell, or leading Dio. Sadly, Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, but his towering voice and legacy live on. 

To celebrate Dio’s life, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album, entitled This Is Your Life, to raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund ( This non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable fund, which is dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention, was co-founded by Dio’s longtime manager and wife, Wendy Dio.
Lzzy Hale

100% of the monies received from this album by the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund goes directly into cancer research.
Simon Wright
The first track to be released from This Is Your Lifea cover of Rainbow’s ‘Starstruck’ re-recorded by the legendary Motörhead featuring Biff Byford of Saxon, is available for streaming on the web now exclusively via Yahoo! Music. The track first appeared last Friday on Eddie Trunk’s Q104.3 FM radio program, and will air again via Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Hair Nation (Channel 39) via “Eddie Trunk Live” later today. Yahoo! Music, however, is the only place you can hear ‘Starstruck’ via the web, on demand.
Wendy Dio
Would you like to join Wendy Dio, Rob Halford, Corey Taylor and others in celebrating this release and the life of Ronnie James Dio? Join the celebration at the 3rd Annual Awards Gala and This Is Your Life pre-release listening party on Monday, March 17, 2014 at The Avalon in Hollywood, CA. The gala begins at 6:00PM, and tickets (VIP and GA) are available The event will include live performances of songs from the album by HalestormCorey Taylor, Jason Christopher, Christian Martucci, Roy Mayorga, Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy and more surprise guests! Head to for information or to purchase tickets online.

Lita Ford
Produced by Wendy Dio, This Is Your Life includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as MetallicaScorpionsAnthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years. This Is Your Life will be available from Rhino on April 1, 2014, in physical and digital versions.

Brian Tichy and Oni Logan

Jack White and Lita Ford

See below for an the amazing track list, which includes Metallica’s epic, nine-minute “Ronnie Rising Medley,” which combines the Rainbow songs “A Light In The Black,” “Tarot Woman,” “Stargazer,” and “Kill The King,” Rob Halford’s collaboration with frequent Dio collaborators Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, and Scott Warren for “The Man On The Silver Mountain,”Anthrax and Adrenaline Mob’s takes on “Neon Knights” and “The Mob Rules”, Corey Taylor’s (Stone SourSlipknot) cover of the classic “Rainbow In The Dark”, Tenacious D’s (Jack Black and Kyle Glass) spin on “The Last In Line,” and many, many others.

RONNIE JAMES DIOThis Is Your Life Track Listing:
  1. “Neon Knights” – Anthrax*
  2. “The Last In Line” – Tenacious D*
  3. “The Mob Rules” – Adrenaline Mob
  4. “Rainbow In The Dark” – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher*
  5. “Straight Through The Heart” – Halestorm*
  6. “Starstruck” – Motörhead with Biff Byford*
  7. “The Temple Of The King” – Scorpions*
  8. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)” – Doro
  9. “Holy Diver” – Killswitch Engage
  10. “Catch The Rainbow” – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren*
  11. “I” – Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy*
  12. “Man On The Silver Mountain” – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren*
  13. “Ronnie Rising Medley (Featuring A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King)” – Metallica*
  14. “This Is Your Life” – Dio
* Previously unreleased
Rudy Sarzo

Lzzy Hale / Arejay Hale

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Jeremy Krull,Chris Brooks,Chris Feener,Terry Syrek: (de)Tested Release Date - MUST HAVE RELEASE

More rambling as well as drinking of water in this video as the release details for (de)Tested are revealed. Jeremy Krull,Chris Brooks,Chris Feener,Terry Syrek

Chris A. Brooks
Do yourself a favour next month and grab a physical copy of this release which I'm proud to have played a very very minuscule role in. Or do the iTunes thing. It's your call. But do one of them. I've been watching this come together for some time now, been privileged to get updates and previews along the way, and it's a killer album worthy of the wait involved in its creation.

Release date 13 May 2014

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Jacob Quistgaard: Rise Of Silver

Here's Rise of Silver from my forthcoming instrumental album Trigger. Just having some fun in my studio really :)

Filmed by Rasmus Quistgaard, London - March 2014
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Rise Of Silver - Quist (Instrumental)