Monday, 11 August 2014

Seku Sa Saki: Virgil Donati - In This Life "Rhythm Zero" .strandberg* BODEN8

Gear : .strandberg* BODEN8 - AXE FX2 - Metric Halo ULN-2 - Logic
Virgil Donati / In This Life "Rhythm Zero" guitar solo cover / Strandberg BODEN8 TEST

Lee Luland: Chasing Clouds - performance play through

Playthrough of the song 'Chasing Clouds'. This track is to be featured on my upcoming solo album, due out later this year/early 2015. The final mix/master will be much better!

Thanks to Vigier Guitars for the simply stunning guitars and Fractal Audio for the sweet tones!

Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching!

Lee Luland - Chasing Clouds

Richie Kotzen: European tour dates 2014

Dates and ticket links below:

Sept. 5th - Sala Penelope - Madrid, Spain

Sept. 6th - Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, Spain

Sept. 10th - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland

Sept. 11th - Spirit of 66 - Verviers, Belgium

Sept. 12th - Den Atelier - Luxemburg City, Luxemburg

Sept. 13th - Forum - Vaureal, France

Sept. 15th - Grand Sud - Lille, France

Sept. 16th - O2 Islington Academy - London, UK

Sept. 18th - Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Holland

Sept. 19th - Groene Engel - Oss, Holland

Sept. 20th - Live Proberaum - Zulpich, Germany

Sept. 21st - Blues Garage - Isernagen, Germany

Sept. 23rd - Nova Chmelnice - Prague, Czech Republic

Sept. 24th - Reigen Live - Wien, Austria

Sept. 25th - A38 - Budapest, Hungary

Sept. 26th - Bluesiana - Velden, Austria

Sept. 27th - Legend Club - Milan, Italy

Richie Kotzen will be joined by Mike Bennett on drums and Dylan Wilson on bass .
(presented by Hexagon Booking Agency)

Andreas Erd: Improvisation Practice - Greg Howe style Funk Fusion

Hey folks!
Here's a quick improvisation over a Greg Howe style Funk/Fusion vamp I came up with earlier today. Hope you enjoy it!
Axe goes straight into Cubase 5 through Guitar Rig 5.
If you want the backing track, you can comment, PM me or contact me in any other way.

Improvisation Practice (Andreas Erd)

Virgil Donati, Andre Nieri, Anthony Crawford: In This Life - On The Road USA'

'In This Life - On The Road USA'
Virgil Donati
Join us on the road, at the airport, and on stage for this fun behind the scenes look at the 'In This Life' US leg of the tour...get to know the personalities behind the music.

Doug Steele: A Lydian Angry Improv

A Lydian Angry Improv
Doug Steele
Jamming over a track by I Built The Sky. I felt rushed, but that was my doing.

Morten Faerestrand: I Like You (I Love You)

I Like You (I Love You)
Morten Faerestrand
Standards, Volume 1

Morten Faerestrand - guitar
Erik Halvorsen - Piano
Magne Thormodsaeter - Bass
Frank Jakobsen - Drums

Mikahel Raiden,Claudio Pietronik: Tao Inception - Rain Drops

Tao Inception - Rain Drops (Original) - Claudio Pietronik - Mikahel Raiden
Claudio Pietronik
This project takes life from the collaboration of Claudio Pietronik and Mikahel Raiden, with the mutual intent of promoting the Art of Giulio Negrini, the Luthier who realized the marvellous and very unique signature guitars (Brea "PK6" and 10 Strings "Shen") seen in the videos.
While working on it, the spontaneously increasing fun and feeling that grew between the Two musicians brought them to develop a project on its own... Tao Inception!!
The proposed music has the purpose of melting Meditative Arts and Musical Arts, wich leads (with the assistance of Loop Stations and Pedal Boards) to compose, arrange and play in real time, jointing Spirituality and Musicality, Rational and Emotional, Simplicity and Complexity, Shred and Groove.

Special thanks to Giulio Negrini, owner and producer of GNG Guitars... da Mastar Luthier that made this a dream-come-true! ;)


GNG guitars:

Mikahel Raiden's youtube page:

Floyd Fernandes: goosing Giant Stops

Just goosing around with the Coltrane changes with some basic ideas.

Giant Stops

Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan: Mr. Big confirm details of new album "...The Stories We Could Tell"

Hard rock’s original supergroup, Mr. Big are back with a vengeance with their new album…The Stories We Could Tell. The band’s eighth studio album is slated for release in the UK on Monday 22nd September, followed by North American release on Tuesday 23rdSeptember via Frontiers Music Srl. "This new album rocks,” says Paul Gilbert. “I love playing guitar, singing, and writing with Eric, Billy, and Pat. And after 25 years, I'm proud that we can make an album that is melodic, powerful, interesting, groovy, and emotional."

"We wrote songs individually and collectively on this new record," says Eric Martin. "To me this is the album that we’ve threatened to make decades ago. A classic, groovin', blues-rock record with the spirit and spark of our rock and soul idols from the 70’s. Hells to the yeah it’s a Mr. Big album complete with all the trimmings. I think whether you've been with us from the beginning or just starting, you’re going to dig where we are coming from and where we’ve been." Download album artwork and the new official Mr. Big band photo HERE.

The original line-up comprised of Eric Martin (vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitar), Billy Sheehan(bass) and Pat Torpey ( drums), are back with some of their most powerful material to date. The new album is the follow-up to the 2011 release “What If,” that marked the band’s return to their signature hard rock sound. The new album is available for pre-order via Amazon UK. Mr. Big kick off their European tour on Friday October 17th at London’sKoko. Visit the official Mr. Big website to view all their 2014 tour dates.

The band recently announced that drummer Pat Torpey has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The diagnosis has left him unable to perform his normal drumming duties on the band’s upcoming World Tour. He did complete all of the drumming on the upcoming album, but unfortunately touring will be too difficult for him at the present time. Mr. Big intends to announce a drummer in the near future who will handle most of Mr. Big’s drumming duties on the Fall 2014 tour and expects Torpey to jump on the drums on suitable live songs as well as participating in the group’s acoustic set.

Album Track Listing:

1) Gotta Love The Ride
2) I Forget To Breathe
3) Fragile
4) Satisfied
5) The Man Who Has Everything
6) The Monster In Me
7) What If We Were New?
8) East/West
9) The Light Of Day
10) Just Let Your Heart Decide
11) It’s Always About That Girl
12) Cinderella Smile
13) The Stories We Could Tell
14) Addicted To That Rush (Live – Exclusive Bonus Track)

Paul Bielatowicz: The ALS Awareness Ice Bucket Challenge! ... will you be next?

Paul Bielatowicz
The ALS Awareness Ice Bucket Challenge!

Thanks to Keaton Botelho I was nominated (publicly peer pressured) to tip a bucket of freezing water/ice over my head - all in the name of raising awareness of the evil disease ALS.

This challenge was made even more rock n rock thanks to the ice bucket of legends King's X - taken from the dressing room of their gig last night.

If you enjoyed watching my discomfort (I still have a headache as I type this) then please consider donating to an extremely good cause:

In the true spirit of the challenge, I'm passing the torch over the Atlantic by nominating Chris Walton and Dave Brons - no need to thank me guys! ;o)