Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Joe Satriani: Interprets Words And Subjects on His Guitar

Joe Satriani Interprets Words And Subjects on His Guitar
by Rolling Stone
9 videos

Over the past 30 years, Joe Satriani has proven himself to be one of the most imaginative, brilliant and talented rock guitarists ever to strum six strings. When the guitar icon swung by the Rolling Stone office, he agreed to test his creativity by interpreting oblique concepts and words as impromptu solos

Nick Johnston: Custom (SSL-6) and Alnico II Pro (APS-2) Demo

Custom (SSL-6) and Alnico II Pro (APS-2) Demo
Seymour Duncan Pickups
The SSL-6 Custom features flat pole pieces and are true single-coils with plenty of traditional Strat character but more punch and big sounding chords. The Alnico II Pro gives you that traditional sparkle and quack with a great balance and just the right amount of treble.


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Eddie Van Halen: Van Halen Soundcheck - Opening Night 2015 - guitar sounding great!

An audio recording of VAN HALEN's soundcheck from the band's North American tour kick-off show on July 5 in Seattle, Washington can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The soundcheck — which was witnessed by VIP ticket holders, one of whom made the recording in question — consisted of instrumental versions of some of the rarely played cuts from VAN HALEN's 2015 setlist, including "On Fire", which hasn't been performed live since the band's "1984" tour.

VAN HALEN's July 5 soundcheck featured the following songs:

* On Fire
* Light Up the Sky
* Drop Dead Legs
* Dirty Movies
* Romeo Delight
* Runnin' With the Devil
* Chinatown
* I'll Wait

VAN HALEN's show in Seattle featured a number of rarities from the band's catalog that have not been heard live in decades. The show opened with "Light Up The Sky" from 1979's "Van Halen II" and also featured deep tracks like "Feel Your Love Tonight" from its self-titled 1978 debut, "Drop Dead Legs" from "1984", "Dirty Movies" from 1981's "Fair Warning" and "In A Simple Rhyme" from 1980's "Women And Children First".

Two days before the tour started, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen wrote on Twitter: "This is by far the best setlist I've made for us. Can't wait for everyone to hear it. Ya'll are gonna flip."

According to The Pulse Of Radio, "Light Up The Sky" has not been played live in 35 years until now, while "Drop Dead Legs" and "Dirty Movies" had never been performed in concert until the Seattle show.

Other album cuts aired during the concert included "Women In Love" and "Romeo Delight" in addition to hits and fan favorites such as "Runnin' With The Devil", "Unchained", "Panama", "Jump", "Hot For Teacher", "Everybody Wants Some!!" and "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love".

The tour is VAN HALEN's first since an aborted North American run three years ago in support of its then-new studio album, "A Different Kind Of Truth".

VAN HALEN plays in Irvine, California on Tuesday (July 14) and will spend the whole summer on the road, winding down on October 4 in Los Angeles.

Kiko Loureiro: Megadeth,Lamb of God: announce UK tour dates

Megadeth / Lamb of God
U.K. & Eire Co-headline Tour this November
Tickets on sale Friday, July 17 at 9:00 a.m. GMT
Megadeth Cyber Army Tickets Presale TBA
Get info:

Tour Dates:
Nov. 09 - 3 Arena, Dublin Eire
Nov. 11 - Braehead Arena, Glasgow U.K.
Nov. 12 - Apollo, Manchester U.K.
Nov. 14 - The SSE Arena, Wembley U.K.
Nov. 15 - O2 Academy, Birmingham U.K.

Michael Amott: Interview Arch Enemy - Graspop Metal Meeting 2015

Interview with Arch Enemy on june 20, 2015

Interview Arch Enemy - Graspop Metal Meeting 2015

Andy James: Wearing Scars - Stand Alone from upcoming new album


Wearing Scars is the combination of members of Sacred Mother Tongue and Mutiny Within. Featuring guitarist Andy James, and vocalist Chris Clancy. Based in the UK, their debut album is due for release July 24th 2015

Pre-order the album "A Thousand Words"
Physical CD:

Wearing Scars - Stand Alone

Taka Minamino: Mercy of Evil - Epic Shred

Taka Minamino- All Guitars,Bass,Keys,and Programming.

Mercy of Evil (HD) -Taka Minamino

Scott Jones: There are no wrong notes. new article posted

There are no wrong notes. Only dissonant resolutions lacking conviction.

First, a bit of clarity on the subject of playing outside.
It’s not a simply throwing chaotic note choices into the mix of “inside” notes.

Playing “outside” refers to an improvisational (and compositional) concept most often used by jazz and jazz fusion musicians. (For the purpose of this article, we will stick with it’s use in improv).

The idea of playing outside simply put, involves moving away from the current melodic or harmonic environment into a series of notes that creates tension, momentarily, by using notes that are in dissonance with that current environment.

The key word in the last sentence is “momentarily”. Why? It’s use is most effectively employed when the improviser creates the tension, but then RESOLVES the tension by returning to the original, or expected harmonic or melodic context. Well, kind of.

You CAN utilize the concept of “resolving” to outside notes as well, which is the idea to which my opening statement refers. This requires that the “resolution” on an outside note be played with utter authority and total conviction, lest you sound lost or uncertain. Landing on intentional, tense resolutions CAN be really effective when used properly.

First……and most importantly, though: Full Article

Victoria Blanchard: Fatdaddy great job!

Here it is, my cover of "Fatdaddy", 8 million mistakes and all. Everything was learned and tabbed out by ear. My bear hat says hi.

Fatdaddy Cover by Victoria Blanchard

Lalle Larsson: Another day... another stunning keyboard solo

Another day... another stunning keyboard solo

Another day at LaQuinta... Midvale, Utah, USA

Rob Chapman: Fender Postmodern Strats and Teles - everything good about old and new guitars!

Hey Guys - Fender have taken something old & something new (something borrowed & something blue... no wait, that's something else) and put them all together to make a new range of guitars called the Post Modern Series. Go here to see all the models & colours in this range -

Rob is using a Marshall JCM800 head & the Captain is using a Victory V10 combo.


Rob & Lee

Greetings I'm Rob Chapman, I am a guitarist from Brighton in the UK. I am the frontman and guitarist for Dorje, demonstrator for Andertons Music and I am also the founder/owner of Chapman Guitars.

I love making videos about guitar tuition, demonstration, reviews, and studio things like coffee/pizza and Diablo.

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Fender Post Modern Strats & Teles - everything good about old & new guitars!

Ginger Baker: White Room video contest


Grand Prize Winner Personally Chosen by the Legendary Cream Drummer

(July 15th – Oxnard, CA) To commemorate legendary Cream drummer, Ginger Baker’s first-ever appearance at the Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, submit a drum cover video of yourself playing “White Room” by Cream to win your spot at the Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles on November 5th – 8th plus a set ofZildjian cymbals, the DW Custom Snare drum played by Ginger at the camp and a year’s subscription to Modern Drummer.

Submissions will be judged on creativity, musicality, technique, energy & the “X Factor.” Ten semifinalists will be determined by representatives from Modern Drummer, DW and Zildjian and the final Grand Prize winner will be selected personally by Ginger Baker.

Contest submission period runs July 13th – August 10th, 2015. Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Friday, August 21st.

Sponsors include Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, DW, Zildjian and Modern Drummer

For all the details, visit

Media contact: Elizabeth Lang,, 805.919.2421

Joe Satriani: Web Series - Behind The Songs for 15th solo album


“Behind The Songs” – Web Series Premieres

REDDIT “AMA” Session Confirmed for July 24th
AOL’s “BACKSTORY” Event in NYC on July 24th

(Los Angeles – July 15, 2015) Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, is gearing up for the release of his 15th solo studio album, Shockwave Supernova, on Friday, July 24th. The weeks leading up to the album release continue to be filled with exciting activity from the renowned guitarist.

Recently, SATRIANI began debuting a web series he’s dubbed, “Behind The Album,” which gives fans a rare glimpse behind the scenes while making “Shockwave Supernova”. The album was co- produced with John Cuniberti and recorded at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA, with keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, drummer Marco Minnemann and bassist Bryan Beller. The band are featured, with SATRIANI, in the “Behind the Album” series discussing the album recording process, the songs and the themes behind the album.

On release day, Joe will participate in a Reddit “AMA” event where his fans will be able to ‘Ask Joe Anything’ during the online press conference event at 1pm ET. That same evening, Joe will be the special guest on the new AOL original series, “BackStory” involving a live, feature-length interview with the guitar virtuoso to air from the AOL Studios in New York City. The event will allow guests to enjoy a seat at an exclusive, career-spanning live interview, a meet-and-greet with Satriani, an autographed copy of Shockwave Supernova, plus complimentary beverages. Satriani will be interviewed one-on-one by respected journalist, Brad Tolinski as they discuss the new album and much more.

Leading up to the album’s release, exclusive song premieres have taken place on various music websites and accompanying “story videos” have followed on Satriani’s website and through his social media. This week, Rolling Stone premiered an exclusive video of the iconic guitarist as he interprets various pop culture and art references, off the cuff interpretations left the magazine staff in awe.

Check out the video here:

Fans are able to pre-order the new album with an exclusive signed poster only at Joe selected the art for the poster fans who submitted it. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon ( and iTunes ( and will also be available to order as 2 LP 120 gram vinyl.

Reddit AMA:

Milan Polak: Tracking shred solo for "Alchemy"

Tracking shred solo for "Alchemy" (feat. Thomas Lang & Fabio Trentini)
Milan Polak

Milan Polak - guitars, Fabio Trentini - bass, Thomas Lang - drums

Music Man Silhouette Special with DiMarzio Norton, True Velvet & Pro Track pickups, Blackstar HT-Metal into Cubase Pro 8

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Samuli Federley: melodic improvisation in C#m

Samuli Federley - melodic improvisation in C#m
Samuli Federley
I made this little ambient backing track to improvise over to. It's a chill piece of music and if you're interested in the backing track just contact me. Check out my website athttp://www.samulifederley.c­om