Sunday, 8 June 2014

Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes: Animals as Leaders "Tooth and Claw" At Guitar Center

Animals as Leaders joined us in the artist relations room at the Hollywood Guitar Center to share with us songs and stories. Be sure to check out the full Animals as Leaders episode featuring 3 songs plus an interview with host Nic Harcourt for free at Plus, get Animals as Leaders new album The Joy of Motion available now at
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Animals as Leaders "Tooth and Claw" At Guitar Center

Steve Howe: Yes new album - Heaven and Earth

"Heaven & Earth" contains eight new tracks, each of which boasts the unique musicianship and craftsmanship that have come to be known as "the YES sound." YES' distinctive layered music, swirling arrangements, brilliant vocals and harmonies are all in abundance.

"Heaven & Earth" track listing:

01. Believe Again
02. The Game
03. Step Beyond
04. To Ascend
05. In A World Of Our Own
06. Light Of The Ages
07. It Was All We Knew
08. Subway Walls

To coincide with the release of "Heaven & Earth", YES wil launch a 35-date summer tour featuring the band performing 1971's groundbreaking album "Fragile" in its entirety for the first time ever and a repeat performance from last year's tour of 1972's "Close To The Edge", followed by an encore of the band's greatest hits.

YES is:

Steve Howe - Electric, Acoustic, & Steel Guitars. Backing Vocals
Chris Squire - Bass Guitar. Backing Vocals
Alan White - Drums. Percussion
Geoff Downes - Keyboards. Computer Programming
Jon Davison - Lead & Backing Vocals. Acoustic Guitar


David T Chastain, Leather Leone: Chastain "I Am Sin" and "Evil Awaits Us"

"I Am Sin" features vocalist Leather Leone in all her metal glory. This version of the song is from the Chastain "Surrender To No One: Uncut" release. For more info go to
Directed and Edited by Leonard Marcel

Chastain "I Am Sin"

The much anticipated first new music video from Chastain with Leather since "For Those Who Dare." "Evil Awaits Us" off the new "Surrender To No One" Cd proves Leather is still one of the top metal vocalists alive.... male or female. David T. Chastain's guitar is as heavy as ever. Bassist Mike Skimmerhorn and new drummer Stian Kristoffersen blasts the track into submission. Special guest appearance of Ladyevil. Transforming from innocence to evil! For more info go to

Chastain "Evil Awaits Us"

Walter Trout: Wastin' Away - from Walter Trout's new album The Blues Came Callin'

Walter Trout - Wastin' Away (Lyric Video)
Lyric video for Wastin' Away, from Walter Trout's new album The Blues Came Callin'.

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Jonathan Graham: Guitar Addiction Jam 6 - more classy soloing

Jonathan Graham: jamming over the backing track Guitar Addiction Jam 6 - more classy soloing from this talented player

Guitar Addiction Jam 6

Joe Chawki: three faces of guitar - more exciting pieces from the land of green jumpers

Joe Chawki: three faces of guitar - three different styles, yes indeed, more exciting pieces from the land of green jumpers

Gospel Track Round2 (clean)

Forever Infinite

morning jam

Yngwie Malmsteen, Gary Hoey, Ron Thal: Guitar Gods Tour - the dates




The king of neo-classical shred guitar, legendary guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, will soon return to stages across North America this summer for the first-ever "Guitar Gods" festival tour. Bringing together such accomplished axemen as Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions, Electric Sun), Gary Hoey ("Hocus Pocus") and Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses), Malmsteen will headline an epic celebration (6+ hours!) of the instrument for a full evening of guitar pyrotechnics. Each show will also feature special surprise guests. The "Guitar Gods" tour is created and produced by April Malmsteen, Yngwie's wife and manager and is presented in proud partnership with Guitar Center. Please see below for the itinerary; more dates to be announced.

Of the upcoming tour, creator and producer April Malmsteen commented, "Being able to put together this festival has been a lifelong dream of mine. I sincerely believe that "Guitar Gods" will bring tremendous value and enjoyment to not only the guitar and heavy metal enthusiast, but also to anyone who loves music." Yngwie Malmsteen's most recent studio album, SPELLBOUND and his first book, the autobiography, Relentless: A Memoir, are both available now. Malmsteen was recently profiled about both on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday; that segment can be heard here. In other news, the Yngwie Malmsteen premium artist signature series by Fender is now available. The series features a full lineup of Malmsteen-endorsed accessories such as guitar strings, instrument cables, gig bags, electronic tuners and more. For more information, please click here.

For nearly three decades, Grammy-nominated guitar icon Yngwie Malmsteen has been amazing audiences with dazzling technical speed and ability. Malmsteen's signature style of playing, which combines elements of seemingly disparate styles of music - metal and classical, spawned the now commonplace genres of heavy metal known as "shred guitar" and "neo classical" and earned Malmsteen the title "the Paganini of heavy metal". Malmsteen was the first guitarist to have his own Fender signature guitar model (even before Eric Clapton). He has graced the cover of more than 200 magazines worldwide, has won every guitar award imaginable and to date, has sold millions of records. Time named Malmsteen one of the "Top Ten Greatest Electric Guitar Players", an honor he shared with the likes of Les Paul, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. "Guitar Hero" enthusiasts know they have arrived when they are bestowed with the Yngwie Malmsteen award in the Xbox 360 version of "Guitar Hero 2". The award signifies a 1000+ note streak in succession.

Held in the highest regard in his own right, Uli Jon Roth brings the very special 40th Anniversary Scorpions set that he has been playing to audiences from Europe to North America, embracing his history with the band and digging deep into their catalogue for this tour. Acclaimed for his accomplishments for perfecting his playing in multiple genres (rock, blues, surf), Gary Hoey performs his radio hits such as the Billboard Top 5 smash "Hocus Pocus" along with other favorites. Bumblefoot, best known for his work with Guns N' Roses, embarks on his first solo tour, playing songs from his entire critically-praised recorded history.

Yngwie Malmsteen/Guitar Gods North American tour 2014:

06/12 Wilkes-Barre, PA - The F.M. Kirby Center For The Performing Arts
06/13 Huntington, NY - Paramount Theatre
06/14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
06/15 Akron, NY - Brauns Concert Cove
06/17 Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
06/20 St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theatre
06/21 Toronto, ON Canada -Phoenix Theatre
06/22 Joliet, IL - Mojoes Concert Hall
06/23 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
06/26 Seattle, WA - Showbox Theatre
06/27 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
06/28 Richmond, BC, Canada - River Rock Casino
07/02 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
07/03 Beverly Hills, CA - Saban Theatre
07/05 Ramona, CA - Ramona Rodeo And Fair Grounds
07/07 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
07/08 Tuscon, AZ - Rialto Theatre
07/10 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
07/12 Houston, TX - House of Blues

More dates to be announced soon...

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Message from Guitar Gods

Guitar Gods Festival - 2014 Tour

Dannyjoe Carter: annoucned new CD "MINUETS"

Dannyjoe Carter's new CD "MINUETS" will be released in July 2014 on Aletrist Records

"Reason" teaser vid from Dannyjoe Carter - "MINUETS"

Dannyjoe Carter "MINUETS" Teaser

Blowin' off some steam at the HOTTEST club in Las Vegas VAMP"D!

Danilo Ciamprone: An extract from my new symphonic metalcore project

Metal solo over a dm metal backing track - Danilo Ciamprone
Danilo Ciamprone
An extract from my new symphonic metalcore project...stay tuned for more!
I'm looking for new collaborations: if you are a drummer or a singer, contact me!

Proudly Endorsing:

- MOV Guitars by Marco Viola - SP24 Dan Signature
Body Wood African Mahogany/Canadian Maple
Neck Wood African Mahogany/Bolivian Rosewood
Neck Size 42,6mm (at Nut)
Scale Length 25.5" (Fender long scale style)
Neck Shape Thin and soft V shape
Headstock Reverse
Neck Finish Satin
Fingerboard Radius 16"
Fret Size 6100 Dunlop
Bridge Gotoh 510TS
Pickups Suhr (SSV/ML/SSH+)
Controls 1Vol./1Switch 5 way/1Tone (Push/pull to split coils)
Finish English Red Tea
Hardware Gold
Tuners Sperzel

- Essetipicks by Steve Tommasi

Also Used:

- Fractal Axe FX II
- Reference Cables
- Gruvgear Fretwraps

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Frank Gambale: Live In Cochabamba Bolivia June 3, 2014 - with tab!

Frank Gambale Live In Cochabamba Bolivia June 3, 2014

Ignazio Di Salvo: Tears In Heaven - preparing for a concert performance

Ignazio Di Salvo Tears in heaven (Eric Clapton cover)
Ignazio Di Salvo
Still working on this song. I'll play it this Sunday in a solo concert. I'm still working on it so please forget about mistakes and enjoy music

Christophe Godin: Mörglbl - Gnocchis On The Block live at The Good Ship 2014

Mörglbl - Gnocchis On The Block live at The Good Ship, London June...
Dudley Ross
Christophe Godin with his band Mörglbl, playing live in London. This video filmed by Dudley Ross

Miguel Marquez: POD HD400 demo

Basically a short demonstration of the sound capabilities of the Line6 POD HD400.

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POD HD400 demo

Rick Graham: working on phrasing - get the new lesson online

Working on Phrasing - Rick Graham
Rick Graham
Working on my phrasing with a great vocal line from a killer song. GET MY NEW LESSON HERE:

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Jake E Lee: Red Dragon Cartel at the O2 Islington Academy series

06/06/2014: Red Dragon Cartel performing The Ultimate Sin and Deceived live at the O2 Islington Academy, London, UK photos from the session

Jess Lewis: Full House - Eternal Guitars Hollow Sonic - Wes Montgomery style jam

Playing over Wes Montgomery - full house track

Eternal Guitars Hollow Sonic.

Jess Lewis - Full House

Dave Kilminster,Irene Ketikidi,Yiannis Papadopoulos: Shut Up & Play Guitar Competition Guitarspot.Gr

Shut and Play Competition

Guitarspot.Gr and Yiannis Papadopoulos are proud to present the international guitar competition SHUT UP & PLAY 2014! Take place in the competition in order to have a chance in winning one of our amazing prizes! Upload your Video until 20th of july 2014!!! SHUT UP & PLAY 2014 features Irene Ketikidi as guest judge and the legendary David Kilminster as the Head Judge!!!

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3. Upload your video on youtube, the title must be ''Shut Up & Play Guitar Competition 2014 -- your name'' Share your video to:

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Also, all winners will receive a digital copy of The Electric Guitar Technique Workout by Yiannis Papadopoulos, A copy of Irene Ketikidi's album Martial Arts & Magic Tricks, and a pack of Backing Tracks by Coffee Break Grooves!
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Seth Rosenbloom: Port City Pearl and Pedalboard Demo

Hey Everyone! Just got this amp back from getting a little tweak done to the circuitry and it sounds better than ever! Running my new pedalboard through it and using my Suhr Classic. The speaker cab is a Port City 212 with WGS ET-65's and it's miked with a 57. Delay is coming from a Strymon Timeline and the gain pedals are a Maxon SD-9 and Vemuram Shanks 3K. Chorus and pedal are from Vertex! Thanks for watching and be sure to check out the Port City website for info on all their awesome gear!

Seth Rosenbloom - Port City Pearl and Pedalboard Demo

Byron Fry, Chris Buck, Jay Setar: Tribus the band have a new Facebook page

Chris Buck

Tribus the band has just started a FB page...the page will keep you up on our new compositions, recordings, album release dates and future live dates as this all progresses in the coming months....we are just getting rolling on the first cd....this week I will have more video and audio to put up....tomorrow....the first bass track...

Allan Holdsworth: Rainy Taxy - One of the rarest cuts

One of the rarest cut of the best 20th century guitarist Allan Holdsworth. An electronic music based tune with sequences, electronic drums and vibes from the Jon St. James Enigma Records Lp "Fast Impressions" (1986), with an inspired and visionary Allan Holdsworth on Steinberger guitar, reaching the highest peaks of the spirit, flying upon the wings of music. A perfect balance of inspired melodies and advanced harmony concepts and stunning technique, with unique control, tone and elegance. A must for every Allan Holdsworth's fan! Enjoy!

Rainy Taxy Allan Holdsworth at the top! (from Jon St.James "Fast Impressions")

Arnie Miot: Rage and Sinkhole - Golden Axe Attack

The debut video single release from the band Golden Axe Attack entitled "Sinkhole" Golden Axe Attack is a three piece power trio performing instrumental heavy rock. The band features heavy duty mind numbing guitar provided by Arnie Miot. On bass guitar is Doug Grama and on drums is David Weintraub. This video was directed and edited by SA Baron of Orson Entertainment -

Nita Strauss: interview with Playboy Radio

Nita Strauss
If you missed my interview with Playboy Radio ‪#‎mansionmayhem‬ last week, not to worry! Here's the audio! My part starts around the 17 minute mark. Hear the answer to the question "Would you ever pose for Playboy?" as well as a big hint about what I'm gonna be up to for the rest of the year! Here's the photo from the Playboy Radio twitter of all the guests from that day

Mando Padilla: Hammer On / Pull Off Licks 1

Mando Padilla demonstrating hammer on / pull off licks over an Andy James Jamtrack.

Mando Padilla - Hammer On / Pull Off Licks 1

News: NYC Classic Rock 'n' Soul Band Rickity Featuring Members of The Lizards, Cactus & Vanilla Fudge Release Debut Album 'Greatest Hits'

NYC Classic Rock 'n' Soul Band Rickity Featuring Members of The Lizards, Cactus & Vanilla Fudge Release Debut Album 'Greatest Hits'

NYC – Highly anticipated debut album by “super group” Rickity, a New York City, classic rock 'n' soul band performing great original songs, is now available! Featuring bassist/harpist Randy Pratt, best known for his work with The Lizards, Cactus and Vanilla Fudge, the new album titled 'Greatest Hits' has been released on Hyperspace records. The band members have played, toured the world and recorded with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, The Funky Knights, Seven Turns and The Lizards. In Rickity they have found their ultimate vehicle of expression. The seasoned rockers have added highly respected R&B vocalist Perrita Kitson and the combination is thrilling. Lead guitarist Jesse Berlin has the chops, soul and imagination to be at the top of the heavy rock universe. His solos are jaw dropping adventures.

Says Randy Pratt, “Our goal is to combine R&B, soul and blues with classic heavy riff rock. Perrita is the real deal. She spent her whole career in R&B, Soul and Jazz..this is her FIRST rock band!”

Perrita adds, “Rickity’s Recipe is take some hard core classic rock, add some funk, and divvy up some really colorful lyrical lines and you have ….. RICKITY. I hope the Rickity band will be appreciated and admired in representing classic rock.. all the way baby!”

The combination of heavy, classic riff rock, world class R&B, catchy hooks and a fearlessly sexy stance makes Rickity special. A Rickity concert has the feel of a “greatest hits” show...every song memorable. Perrita and percussionist/sampler Paul Gifford share lead vocals and do strong harmonies, insuring there is never a dull moment.

Says Randy, “The band formed in my basement, as! Our new guitarist, Jesse Berlin, did his first gig with us on his 21st birthday! He's spectacular! The two Pauls and I (Paul Latimer on guitar and keys, Paul Gifford on vocals, percussion and samples) have played together for decades. We can read each other's minds and complete each other's sentences. Neil Cicione is the engine of the band...a total badass on the drums.”

Rickity has shared stages with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Billy Squier, Rare Earth and headlining as their star continues to rise. The band will be performing at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA opening for Black Oak Arkansas on July 3, 2014!

Watch Rickity live:

Says Randy, “We can duplicate everything you hear on our CD live. We have two great singers and we're tight as hell! We are a no B.S., muscular, classic rock band...accent on the HEAVY. We broke some rules with our combining of styles, but it feels natural and intense. Our songs are mostly about sex, so I guess our message is...ENJOY!”

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Ronny Heimdal: Summer Song, new version mastered by Torbjørn Ericsson - great fusion

Summer Song, new version mastered by Torbjørn Ericsson.

Jim Morris: Melodrama new album of hard rocking instrumentals

Jim Morris: Melodrama
Kudos to Jellybeard's very own Kris Claerhout for spotting this release frpm

1. The Crusher 04:27
2. Revelation Suite 09:05
3. The Villa 06:58
4. Temple Of All 04:24
5. Opus Galaxius 10:11
6. Melodrama 06:08
7. The Gardener 05:02
8. Risen 04:27
9. Existential Transcendentalism 07:16
10. Tear 06:46
11. Splittsville 04:19

Jim Morris web site

1. The Crusher
2. Revelation Suite
3. The Villa
4. Temple Of All
5. Opus Galaxius
6. Melodrama
7. The Gardener
8. Risen
9. Existential Transcendentalism
10. Tear
11. Splittsville
released 01 November 2013
Jim Morris is an enigmatic guitar player and composer who is making his mark on the shredder scene with his unique style of instrumental rock fusion. With the release of his powerfully melodic third album "Melodrama," Jim celebrates instrumental rock with power and precision.

Jim started playing guitar at the age of thirteen. Under the instruction of Bud Hanus of Huber and Breese Music Studio, Jim studied blues, flat picking, rock, and shred while developing his unparalleled picking style. Additional studies in music theory and four-part harmony with Alfred Marco fused Jim’s outstanding abilities with classical composition. Jim’s musicianship courses with Jim Ohrt taught him to play with discipline and creativity in an ensemble setting while using his technical skills and harmonic understanding to create contemporary instrumental voicing. Jim’s skills were first recognized when he was selected to perform with the Michigan All State Jazz Band in 1988. Since that time, Jim has been able to work as a professional guitarist with ease.

Playing professionally has afforded Jim the opportunity to pursue his interest in the art of composing and recording instrumental fusion. Beginning in 1993 thru present day, Jim is continuing to churn out what has now become a massive library of music. Jim began collaborating with producer/engineer Jim Taro of Taroland Studios and drummer/percussionist Al Towle in 2002. This combination forged three album releases, "Jim Morris Band" in 2004, "Lamentia" in 2008 and "Melodrama" in 2013.

The ability to create unforgettable melodies and merge them with complete orchestral movements using his own unique guitar voice has led to Jim Morris making a name for himself on the instrumental guitar scene.