Friday, 30 January 2015

Andy Gillion, Kevin Verlay: God Has Fallen - from the album "Dawn of the 5th Era" by Mors Principium Est.

Official guitar playthrough of "God Has Fallen" from the album "Dawn of the 5th Era" by Mors Principium Est.

Andy Gillion (Daemoness)
Kevin Verlay (Caparison)
God Has Fallen - Official Guitar Playthrough

Scott Gailor: That Guitar Show - Talent Spotlight

Scott: This is the actual take (it was the 2nd of 4 takes) of the song. From the CD TechniColor/MonoChrome.

Scott - WOW - huge sound, and great playing! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for being a friend of TGS.

That Guitar Show - Talent Spotlight: Scott Gailor

Paul Masvidal: signature Masvidalien at the Strandberg booth at NAMM 2015

Paul Masvidal shreds his signature Masvidalien at the Strandberg booth at NAMM 2015.
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Brad Gillis: Night Ranger play special London concert in March

Night Ranger; the critically acclaimed San Francisco hard rockin’ band, will play a special concert at the London Islington O2 Academy on Thursday 12th March. The special London show is being treated as a rare and intimate, warm-up to their Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival appearance on Saturday 14th March.

Islington O2 Academy tickets are available from 0844 249 1000, and Ticket Web, Eventim, Gigantic or See Tickets. VIP Experience Packages can be booked from Night Ranger’s Website.

Night Ranger will perform songs from their multi-platinum 1983 album Midnight Madness, which includes their hits “Sister Christian”, “When You Close Your Eyes” and “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, plus songs 2014’s “High Road” album. They’ve sold over 17 million albums worldwide, performed over 2,500 concerts, and played with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, ZZ Top, Journeyand Whitesnake.

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Steve Lukather: ToneConcepts Inc. releases signature Steve Lukather pedal "THE LUKE"

 Steve Lukather: ToneConcepts Inc. releases signature Steve Lukather pedal "THE LUKE"

TORONTO, CANADA -- ToneConcepts Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Steve Lukather’s signature pedal, “The Luke”, developed in collaboration with one of the world’s most respected guitar players. “The Luke” is the first pedal in our upcoming ICON series of signature pedals developed with the world’s foremost guitarists.

Lukather was an early tester of ToneConcepts’ award-winning pedal, “The Distillery”, which quickly became an essential component of his sound and earned a permanent place on his pedalboard.

“The sound wizards at ToneConcepts blew me away with “The Distillery”, so I went straight to them to develop an enhanced version for my first-ever custom pedal,” says Lukather.

“The Luke” is an innovative and musical tone-shaping preamp boost with unparalleled power, transparency and tonal flexibility that takes any guitar and amp combination to the next level of musical bliss.

”The Luke is my secret weapon that helps me sound great onstage and in the studio. And it will do the same for you,” says Lukather.

Extensively tested by Lukather, “The Luke” features hand selected components for an open and refined sound. The new pedal also features an improved control layout with custom pot tapers resulting in improved control, fine tuning and usability whether you’re playing in a garage or a stadium. “The Luke” is housed in an octagonal pedalboard-friendly roadworthy case that features a unique cartoon by 'Astro'. From subtle enhancements to drastic tonal changes, “The Luke” unleashes your guitar's range of possibilities.

“The Luke” will be available to dealers worldwide in March 2015.

In addition to the standard edition of the “The Luke”, a special limited production “Luke Launch Edition”, of just 100 units is now available for pre-order directly from

About Steve Lukather:

For nearly four decades, Steve Lukather has been one of the most prolific session guitarists contributing to more than 1,500 records. A five-time Grammy winner and member of the Musicians Hall of Fame, Lukather has gone from the studios of Los Angeles to the world’s biggest concert halls to the helm of the multi-platinum selling group TOTO and, recently, to ground-breaking tours with Ringo Starr.

TOTO's new studio album TOTO XIV will be released globally the last week of March.

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About ToneConcepts Inc.:

Based in Toronto, Canada, ToneConcepts Inc. designs and manufacturers award winning musical instrument products in collaboration with some of the world’s most respected musicians.

For more information:

Seraphim Marcopoulos
Tel: +1 416-880-9370

John F Klaver: JFK 20 Blues Shuffle Licks on JTC

20 Blues Shuffle Licks

In his first licks pack with JTC, John has created 20 organic Blues licks for you to add into your Blues playing right now! These licks are great for beginner and intermediate players so whether you are a new comer to the genre or a Blues veteran looking to explore something new, there's something great in this pack for everyone!

John says: "These are all two-bar or four-bar licks, which can be used over the full 12-bar blues progression. On each example, I've looped the lick over a full 12-bar chorus, so you can hear how it works over each of the chords and discover how it sounds and functions a little differently each time."

These licks make good use of classic blues vocabulary derived from the minor pentatonic and blues scale with a few added colour notes such as the 9th and chromatic passing notes to add flavour and interest. They also feature a few 'hat-tips' to some of the guitar greats such as BB King, SRV, Hendrix, and more modern blues players such as Matt Schofeild.

As ever, we have accurately transcribed every note and included the TAB/notation in the download, full backing tracks, audio solos and track notes.

Ola Englund: Polar Star Guitar Interactive Magazine interview

Ola Englund: Polar Star Guitar Interactive Magazine interview
So how do you get to be a guitar superstar in 2015? Sweden's Ola Englund took the direct route - via YouTube. Now heavily endorsed and internationally famed as both a talented guitarist and a well respected producer, Levi Clay met up with Sweden's latest musical export to find out more.

Elisa Pisetta: LA at Dawn - very classy original with super guitar playing!

written by Elisa Pisetta and Cristian Postal
performed by Elisa Pisetta (gtr), Cristian Postal (bs), Andrea Ziglioli (dr)
Thanks for listening!

Elisa Pisetta: LA at Dawn