Friday, 14 August 2015

Mamoru Morishita: solo performance - I Got Rhythm by (11th Aug 2015)

Boxer and Guitarist Mamoru Morishita's Site
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I Got Rhythm by Mamoru Morishita (11th Aug 2015)

Vinai Trinateepakdee: 20 Melodic Rock Ballad Licks Vol.2

20 Melodic Rock Ballad Licks Vol.2

This package is the long awaited and perfect follow up to Vinai Trinateepakdee's best-selling Melodic Rock Ballad series! In this pack you'll find all the tools and ingredients to create interesting, expressive and inspiring melody lines that will captivate your listeners and add a whole new level of depth to your guitar playing!

Containing plenty of slow and fast paced licks, this pack has something for everybody. That being said, even Vinai's faster phrases exude melodic depth and maturity - there are no rules stating that melodic has to mean slow!

The licks in this pack have a very creative and laid back feel to them. Vinai takes inspiration from his surroundings such as the backing rhythms and harmony, to inform and enrich his solo lines. By using techniques such as melodic development, tension and release and motif building, Vinai gives his licks and solos a real sense of structure and flow - something you can learn by mastering these licks and studying the included slow videos/TAB!

This very jammable Rock Ballad backing track is split into two parts (A and B sections) as well as combined for the full track. You will find that licks 1 - 10 fit with part A and licks 11 - 20 fit part B. This gives you two slightly different contexts (and set of chords) to jam over, making it twice as useful to you!

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

Download right now, or Premium Members hit the +MyTracks button and get instant streaming access!

Dan Patlansky: has been chosen to support guitar legend Joe Satriani on 25 dates across central and eastern Europe.

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Huge news from South African singer-guitarist Dan Patlansky.

Patlansky has been chosen to support guitar legend Joe Satriani on 25 dates across central and eastern Europe. The full tour will now take Dan across 10 countries, playing 25 shows in 33 days. Would you be able publish this exciting news on the Truth in Shredding website, Facebook and Twitter?

Dan has filmed a special video for the announcement which you are free to embed with the news story. I have to say, the production quality on the vid is superb.


Below you can find the full tour listings that Dan will be appearing with Joe Satriani, feel free to publish them with the news story.

Patria Hall, Budapest, Hungary October 9
National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria October 11
Sala Polivalenta, Bucharest, Romania October 12
Sala Polivalenta, Cluj-Napoca, Romania October 13
Aegon Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia October 14
Tipsport Arena, Prague, Czech Republic October 15
Werk Arena, Trinec, Czech Republic October 16
Torwar Arena, Warsaw, Poland October 18
Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia October 19
Circus, Helsinki, Finland October 20
Circus Krone, Munich, Germany October 25
Laeishalle, Hamburg, Germany October 26
Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany October 27
Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany October 28
Salle Metropole, Lausanne, Switzerland October 29
Ruhrcongress, Bochum, Germany October 30
02 Apollo Manchester, Manchester, UK November 1
Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK November 2
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK November 3
Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, UK November 4
Cardiff St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, UK November 5
Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea, UK November 7
Bristol Colston Hall, Bristol, UK November 8
Portsmouth Guild Hall, Hampshire, UK November 9
Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK November 10

News: The Monkees play London Hammersmith Eventin, Friday September 4

The Monkees featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, will perform their first concert in the UK since their sold-out concert at the Royal Albert Hallin 2011, at London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Friday 4th September 2015. Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 871 8819or 0844 249 4300 or and

An Evening With The Monkees presents a full evening of magic, music and multi-media splendour, including rare films and images, plus footage from their iconic TV series. The multimedia concert features all of the Monkees hits Last Train To Clarkesville and Daydream Believer, plus an intimate acoustic set, and selections from their cult classic, HEAD.

The Monkees’ cult runs deep in the UK, inspiring boy bands everywhere and racking up two more Top 20 albums in 1989 and 1997. In 1965, when four young men were cast in the TV roles of a struggling rock band inspired by The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, few could have predicted the global impact The Monkees would make on music and pop culture at large - an impact that still reverberates 50 years later.

Click here to access the official online press release

Neil Peart: DW And Sabian Join Forces With Rush To Raise Over $25,000 For The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

DW And Sabian Join Forces With Rush To Raise Over $25,000 For The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

(August 13th, 2015– Oxnard, CA) Fans of iconic Canadian rock band Rush recently enjoyed some unique opportunities to own a piece of the band’s history – all to benefit cancer research. In exchange for a small donation, fans posed for pictures behind legendary drummer Neil Peart’s one-of-a-kind, Collector’s Series® Drum Workshop (DW) hockey-themed drumset on select dates of the band’s highly successful R40 Live Anniversary Tour. In addition, fans were able to bid on museum-worthy, autographed Rush memorabilia on eBay including a Sabian Paragon Cymbal and a limited edition, DW R40 Icon Snare – both of which were autographed by Rush. Donations from the hockey kit photo opportunities and the auction items raised a total of $25,547.28 CDN to benefit Rush drummer, Neil Peart’s charity of choice The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in Toronto. Additional sponsors included The Sports Network (TSN) and Hockey Hall of Fame.

“These fundraising efforts -- which included the creativity and hard work of several companies in order to bring to fruition -- were very important to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Not only did they bring a substantial amount of funding for cancer research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, but it took our vision of conquering cancer in our lifetime to thousands of Rush fans. Sincere thanks to all those involved with the creation and execution of this promotion, and to all the Rush fans who contributed to our work by getting a great souvenir photo, or by bidding on the Rush items. Special thanks to Neil Peart and his bandmates for their extreme generosity,” said Kevin Shea, director of public relations, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

This marks the second time Peart’s iconic DW “Hockey Kit” has been used to raise money for cancer research. Created for Peart in DW’s custom shop in 2009, it featured airbrushed, lacquer graphics of 30 NHL logos and custom, ice blue hardware. The kit was seen weekly by millions of hockey fans in the opening sequence of “Hockey Night in Canada” on TSN and used in the recording of Peart’s percussion-focused rendition of The Hockey Theme which was sold on iTunes with a portion of proceeds benefitting Hockey Fights Cancer.

Since 2010, the Peart’s legendary DW “Hockey Kit” has been displayed in the Hockey Hall of Fame alongside the Stanley Cup. After the conclusion of the Rush R40 tour, the kit will make its final stop in Calgary, where it will permanently reside at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, and join over 2,000 artifacts in NMC’s collection, which represent the history of music technology and tell the story of music in Canada.

Yngwie Malmsteen: Guitar Smash and feeling a little Blue.

Beale Street Music Festival - 2013

Yngwie Malmsteen - Guitar Smash

Loud Park 2013

Yngwie Malmsteen - Blue (Live in Japan)