Thursday, 25 September 2014

Shawn Lane: The Eleventh Anniversary of Shawn Lane's passing

Shawn Lane RIP

Sept. 26th, marks the Eleventh Anniversary of Shawn Lane's passing. RIP.

For those wishing to pay respect, we, 'the Lane family' will be at his gravesite @ The Memorial Park Cemetery on Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN tomorrow at 5pm. Please feel free to join us in REMEMBRANCE of SHAWN. if you are unable to come, please light a candle/play his MUSIC Much love to all his friends and fans around the world!!! Thanks.

Here is Shawn Lane playing the theme to "Once Upon a Time in the West", by Ennio Morricone, at the Salon de la Musique, Paris, on the 24th Sept 1994.

Shawn Lane - Once upon a Time in the West (Paris - 24th Sept 1994)

Sam Bell: tour of his Ibanez Guitars + DiMarzio's + Laney's

Sam Bell

In case anyone missed it, as requested by quite a few of you. Here is PART 2 of my home set up: The Guitars! I also give some advice on shortening Dimarzio clip lock straps

Ibanez UK
Official Ibanez Guitars USA

I talk about my guitars and near the end of the video I show you how make your clip lock strap shorter! This is PART 2 of my home set up run through. If you would like to see a guitar being played please let me know!

In order:

Sam Bell and his Ibanez Guitars + DiMarzio Clip Lock Strap trick!

Home Set Up Run Through Part 1 - Sam Bell

New Tune!! - Sam Bell Guitar (HD)

Ronnie Montrose: tribute concert featuring Sammy Hagar, Neil Schon, Joe Satriani available now

Various Artists
"Concert For Ronnie Montrose"
(RoMoCo, LLC)

01. Overture
02. Open Fire
03. Town Without Pity
04. I Don't Want It
05. Little Suzi
06. One Thing On My Mind
07. Free Ride
08. Frankenstein
09. Thunder and Lightning
10. Razor King
11. No Tears
12. Ready for Action
13. Fight to the Finish
14. Voyager
15. Lighthouse
16. One and a Half
17. Rock the Nation
18. Space Station No. 5

Bonus DVD:

TRI Session:

01. Good Rockin' Tonight
02. Rock Candy
03. Oh No You Don't
04. Connection
05. Paper Money
06. Wild Night

Kind Words
Photo Gallery
On April 27, 2012 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, Ronnie Montrose acolytes and friends held a tribute concert which saw the likes of Sammy Hagar, Neil Schon, Joe Satriani, one half of KISS, the members of TESLA, Eric Martin from MR. BIG and longtime Ronnie Montrose collaborators Ed Roth, Ricky Phillips and Denny Carmassi. "Concert for Ronnie Montrose" is a celebratory, sometimes spiritual journey through Ronnie's career spanning his work in the MONTROSE band, GAMMA, THE EDGAR WINTER BAND and his solo material.

Fabrizio Leo: Bicio - Leo - Rufus play through from the Jellybeard release

From my new album "SPECTRUM OF MY PAST"
(Jellybeard Records - 2014)

Fabrizio "BICIO" Leo - RUFUS

The album
Spectrum Of My Past

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. . . _ _ from the new release, "AWAY WITH WORDS, Pt. 1 "

ANGEL VIVALDI // . . . _ _ (featuring Fabrizio Leo)

Joe Chawki: demo solos from upcoming album

liberace meets wesley willis meets tiny tim

Christian Muenzner: sets up new band with Kelly Sundown Carpenter

Kelly Sundown Carpenter (FIREWIND, BEYOND TWILIGHT) and guitarist Christian Muenzner (OBSCURA, SPAWN OF POSSESSION, PARADOX, NECROPHAGIST) have joined forces in new band.
Says Christian: "We are really excited about what we have in store for everybody. "This is not just another recording project; it's a real band with a killer lineup. "We're in the songwriting process right now and recordings are scheduled for December/January. "You can expect powerful classic metal vocals and heavy riffing with neoclassical elements backed by a thundering rhythm section. "We'll be revealing the band name and the rest of the lineup very soon!"

Nuno Bettencourt: Rig Tour - TotalGuitar

Walls of amps! Shred heroics! Flame-patterned 12-strings! TG says ‘Yes, yes’ to Nuno, as things get a little Extreme...

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Rig Tour: Nuno Bettencourt

Allan Holdsworth, Jimmy Haslip, Gary Husband: Band playing live at the Iridium 2014

Allan Holdsworth, Jimmy Haslip, Gary Husband: Band playing live at the Iridium 2014

Allan Holdsworth 9-21-2014

David Gilmour: The Endless River - mostly instrumental album available for pre order

Pre Order

The Endless River is based on material originally recorded in 1993 and 1994 during the sessions for The Division Bell, which took place at the Britannia Row Studios and aboard the Astoria, where Pink Floyd's A Momentary Lapse of Reason and David Gilmour's On an Island were also partly recorded. The material, described by drummer Nick Mason as ambient music, was originally conceived as an album, tentatively entitled The Big Spliff. The band seriously considered releasing it at one stage, but it was originally shelved.[26] After the death of keyboardist Richard Wright, both David Gilmour and Nick Mason went back into the studio to expand upon The Big Spliff, inviting musicians and producers into the studio to work with them on a new Pink Floyd album. The Endless River was originally intended to be an instrumental album in vein of The Big Spliff's origins as an ambient piece. Backing vocalists, however, such as Durga McBroom were invited into the studio in December 2013, and Gilmour had taken lead vocals on at least one track of the album,[27] which has lyrics written by Polly Samson.[28]

The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 'Division Bell' sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we've added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire
David Gilmour[29]

Dan Wootton of UK tabloid newspaper The Sun and McBroom have both stated that Roger Waterswill not be involved in the project. Longtime session musician Guy Pratt, who has worked with both Pink Floyd and David Gilmour since 1987 and is also married to Wright's daughter Gala, recorded bass guitar for the album. Wootton also mentions Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera as co-producer of the album. Manzanera has co-writing credits on the 1987 album A Momentary Lapse of Reason and co-produced On an Island in 2006. According to Wootton there will be no tour for the album.[30][31]

In the November issue of Uncut magazine[citation needed], Gilmour and Mason clarified that only a small part from The Big Spliff (compiled by Andy Jackson) appeared on the finished record, and none at all were taken from Soundscape, the bonus track in cassette edition of their live album Pulse. The finished LP is based on four different pieces taking each side of the record, with parts of Richard Wright rehearsal in 1969 mixed in, in addition to new overdubbing of drum and guitar parts. They also revealed the name of one song "Louder Than Words" (with lyrics by Polly Samson),[28] and the new release date of 10 November 2014.[32]

I think this record is a good way of recognizing a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was
Nick Mason[29]

Jan Laurenz: Two hands, Two necks... Tap n' pick

Tap n' pick short impro by Jan Laurenz
Jan Laurenz
just noodling on my silents.....