Friday, 6 February 2015

Petr Šusta: Died suddenly and will be greatly missed - Rest In Peace.

My deepest sympathy and respect to the the family and friends of  Petr Šusta.  Karolina Sustova has lost a dear friend and mentor.

Karolina Sustova:
"On February 3, 2015, one of the most important people in my life died. He was more like a father than an uncle to me and without him I wouldn´t be where I am. He inspired me not only as a musician but mainly as a person. PETR, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING AND I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. YOU WILL STAY IN MY HEART FOREVER!"

Solo in the song To Heaven by Karolina Sustova
Keyboards - Karolina Sustova
Guitar solo - Petr Susta

To Heaven - Petr Susta in Rock

Derek Taylor, Scott Stine, Kyle Honea: Tommy Lamey - Live on March 19th, 1992

Derek Taylor & Scott Stine - 7 string guitars
Kyle Honea - Bass
Rob Stankiewicz - Drums

Tommy Lamey - Live on March 19th, 1992

Lorenzo Venza: Spain Chick Corea - nice job on the classic track!

Lorenzo Venza - Spain (chick Corea)
Lorenzo Venza
C. Corea famous tune.

Kirill Konyaev: Tae - Imagine Disappearing - keyboard solo transcription

Tae - Imagine Disappearing (solo cover)
Kirill Konyaev
Learned and covered this awesome synth solo by Casey Sabol!
Check his project out if you haven't yet:

-Padalka custom guitar
-Axe Fx Ultra
-Presonus Studio One 2

Scott Mishoe: Stunning Tapping Arpeggios - Now Available - New Lesson Packet

Scott Mishoe Tapping Arpeggios
Scott Mishoe
Demonstrating New Licks. Now Available My New Lesson Packet, Volume 2 Intense Tapping Licks. Contact Scott At For More Info And To Place Orders.

Doug Aldrich, Jack Blades, Deen Castronovo: Revolution Saints - second music video “Back On My Trail” released

As anticipation continues to build for the upcoming debut from Revolution Saints, the band has released a second music video “Back On My Trail” from the eponymous debut album due released on February 20th in Europe, February 23rd in the UK, and February 24th in North America via Frontiers Music SRL. The video for “Back On My Trail”

Revolution Saints is Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) on guitars, Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades) on bass and co-lead vocals and Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English) on drums and lead vocals. The album is available for pre-order at Amazon in standard CD at and deluxe edition with bonus DVD at Fans who order the album digitally via iTunes at will receive an automatic download of “Back On My Trail,” “Turn Back Time” and “Way To The Sun (feat. Neal Schon).”

“It’s a fun record. It’s not safe. It is a musician’s record,” states Castronovo.

Album Track Listing:

1. Back On My Trail
2. Turn Back Time
3. You're Not Alone (Feat. Arnel Pineda)
4. Locked Out Of Paradise
5. Way To The Sun (Feat. Neal Schon)
6. Dream On
7. Don't Walk Away
8. Here Forever
9. Strangers To This Life
10. Better World
11. How To Mend A Broken Heart
12. In The Name Of The Father (Fernando's Song)

Steve Lukather: The first single from TOTO XIV “Orphan” posted!

The first single from TOTO XIV “Orphan” is available to view now on YouTube: Frontiers Music Srl

TOTO announced a March 20 release date for TOTO XIV in Europe, with The UK and Oceania on March 23, and North America on March 24. “Orphan” is available as an instant grat track on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order TOTO XIV from this link:

The album will be released on CD, with a Deluxe Edition available featuring a "Making Of" documentary on DVD, expanded booklet that includes an in depth story and interview about the new album alongside exclusive pictures in ecol-book packaging. Additionally Toto XIV will be available as a 2LP vinyl set, and a Super Deluxe limited edition which includes the Deluxe CD/DVD edition, 2LP vinyl, an exclusive poster, t-shirt (large size only), and lithograph.


1. Running Out Of Time
2. Burn
3. Holy War
4. 21st Century Blues
5. Orphan
6. Unknown Soldier (For Jeffrey)
7. The Little Things
8. Chinatown
9. All The Tears That Shine
10. Fortune
11. Great Expectations

Rick Nielsen: Cheap Trick guitar and gear hoarder selling them on

Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen is a notorious guitar and gear hoarder, and he's decided to let some of his treasured possessions get back into circulation via

I thought your readers would like the idea of buying direct from a legend like Rick.

Official Rick Nielsen Shop on

Sam Birchall: Quick technique workout

Practising a little exercise to improve my technique

Quick technique workout

Merrell Fankhauser: Releases Critically Acclaimed Autobiography “Calling From A Star”

Merrell Fankhauser: Releases Critically Acclaimed Autobiography “Calling From A Star”

Arroyo Grande, CA - Merrell Fankhauser has led one of the most diverse and interesting careers in music. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and moved to California when he was 13 years old. Merrell went on to become one of the innovators of surf music and psychedelic folk rock. His travels from Hollywood to his 15-year jungle experience on the island of Maui have been documented in numerous music books and magazines in the United States and Europe. Merrell has gained legendary international status throughout the field of rock music; his credits include over 400 songs published and released. He is a 2011 Grammy nominee and multi-talented singer/songwriter and unique guitar player whose sound has delighted listeners for over 50 years. This extraordinary autobiography tells a unique story of one of the founding fathers of surf rock, who went on to play in a succession of progressive and psychedelic bands and to meet some of the greatest names in the business, including Captain Beefheart, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Willie Nelson… and there is even a run in with the notorious Manson family.

“I started the book in 1990 after years of friends and fans telling me I've had such an adventurous life that most Rock Stars don't have.. Playing with so many music icons, moving to Maui searching for the Lost Continent of MU, and now over 400 songs published...! I kept trying to finish the book but because of my live playing schedule, writing, recording and doing a regular TV show, California Music 1990 - 1995, Tiki Lounge 2001 - to now it took years to finish!” - Merrell Fankhauser

Merrell Fankhauser is considered one of the main innovators of surf music and psychedelic folk rock, and is widely known as the leader of the instrumental surf group The Impacts who had the international hit “Wipeout”. Merrell has gained legendary international status throughout the field of rock music; his credits include over 250 songs published and released. Merrell Fankhauser has presented a number of television programs over the years including 'California Music', 'Route 66 TV Live', and in 2001 he began hosting a music show called 'Tiki Lounge' that airs on the California Central Coast, Southern California, Hawaii and parts of the East Coast.

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Russ Parrish, Marty Friedman: Steel Panther - Asian NAMM 2015

At NAMM Jam 2015. Epic.

Steel Panther w/ Marty Friedman @ NAMM Jam 2015!! - Asian Hooker

Hedras Ramos, Leonardo Guzman, Pritesh Walia: Corting Sydney Litwak NAMM 2015

Cort guitars and an impromptu meeting with singer Sydney Litwak leads the future of guitar team of Hedras Ramos, Leonardo Guzman, Pritesh Walia to jam along for the chanteuse! This is the best bit about NAMM, the improbable jams out of the blue. Enjoy!

Hedras Ramos, Leonardo Guzman, Pritesh Walia: Corting Sydney Litwak NAMM 2015