Thursday, 5 November 2015

Eric Calderone: 1812 Overture - Finale - Meets Metal

Hi guys!

If you know me, you would know that I am Alan Moore's biggest fan. And Hugo Weaving .....and Natalie Portman haha. One of my favorite movies and comics ever and a great excuse to give genius Tchaikovsky's 1812 a try. Thank you all so much for everything. It means the world. BIG ups for always rocking my casbah!

Best to ya

V...i mean,



Mayzan: Ballad Of The Barbie Bandits and Undertow - Marty Friedman tributes

I play this song again and again since the album INFERNO was released. As Marty said, playing it with correct tuning and pitch couldl be a big challenge. The original record was quite flat in the beginning of the song, there was almost no bend and vibrato. But I added some extra phrasing, bends, vibratos, dynamics, some pull-off and screams, it is how I interpret my emotion and feels in this song. So I hope you enjoy it too. Thanks

Mayzan - Ballad Of The Barbie Bandits (Marty Friedman)

I play this song again and again since the album "INFERNO was released. I added some extra phrasing, bends, vibratos, dynamics, some pull-off and screams, it is how I interpret my emotion and feels in this song. So I hope you enjoy it too. Thanks

Mayzan - Undertow (Marty Friedman)

Dallton Santos: The Inner Things - Guitar Album - Artwork Animation

Check out in this video animation how was made the artwork of The Inner Things I With background music and tracks preview.

TIT full songs available in Youtube:
Mind Control

The Inner Things full playlist

Buy the Cd at:
Google Play

Instagram @Dallton_Santos

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Guitar Album I Artwork Animation (The Inner Things)

[NEW] Fusion Guitar I Visions (Full Song) I Guitar

Alberto Rigoni, Anna Sentina: Anna is a special guest on Alberto 's upcoming album BASSORAMA

Anna Sentina special guest on Alberto Rigoni's upcoming album BASSORAMA

Italian composer and bass player Alberto Rigoni is glad to announce that worldwide known bassist Anna Sentina will appear as special guest on one of the songs of his upcoming album BASSORAMA.
Anna has already recorded some amazing bass riff and a video teaser can be viewed at the following link

Anna Sentina says: "It was a pleasure working with my friend Alberto. He really is a hard worker and I had a ton of fun writing a couple solos for BASSorama. The songs are very well written and super catchy. Alberto is a great bass player, good friend, and humble person. I can't wait to hear the final result"

Alberto Rigoni’s BASSORAMA album will be released in the course of 2016 (TBA) and more special guests will be announced in the next months.

Meanwhile, BASS GUY, first single of the album, has been released and the official video is available at the following link:

BASSGUY is currently in the Italian “Indie Music Like” chart.

The song is available in digital on Bandcamp and in popular digital music stores (iTunes, Amazon MP3 etc.)

You can support BASSORAMA album fundraising campaign at

Sito web:

Dewa Budjana, Jimmy Haslip, Chad Wackerman: So Far So Close (HD96khz​/​24bit)

1. Arafura (feat. Jerry Goodman) 07:07
2. Bromo 05:28
3. So Far So Close 04:26
4. Whale Dance 05:22
5. The Dark Of The Light 03:41
6. Jembrana's Fantasy 09:19
7. NYC 2050 04:58
8. The Return Of The Lamafa 05:36

MoonJune Records is pleased to introduce another of Indonesia's most gifted and celebrated music personalities -- multi-genre keyboardist, composer, producer, peace activist and cultural icon, Dwiki Dharmawan. With a career spanning over 30 years and performances in over 60 countries, Dwiki remains one of his country's most popular and respected industry stalwarts.

On his debut for MoonJune, listeners are treated to an exotic musical mélange of the highest order. Featuring fusion and progressive rock luminaries, Chad Wackerman, Jimmy Haslip, (and fellow MoonJune artists and Indonesian giants) Dewa Budjana and Tohpati, and as well the legendary violinist, Jerry Goodman. "So Far, So Close" features adventurous compositions, arrangements and performances. Lovers of fusion's "golden era" (mid-'70's through the mid-'80's) will find plenty to keep them enthralled throughout this sizzling session, as Dwiki and company never let off the gas while scaling high-altitude sonic terrain in effortless fashion. Recorded in L.A., by Jeff Lorber and mixed and mastered by the renowned producer, Robert Feist, Dharmawan has covered all the bases and spared no expense for this coming out party, of sorts.

Despite a long, storied musical career which has been marked by large-scale successes and critical acclaim, worldwide, Dwiki remains constantly in search of new musical ground. His initial effort for MoonJune reflects that mentality, and is quite ambitious and achieves its aims. "So Far, So Close" is an engaging and immediate progressive fusion album.
released September 4, 2015

DWIKI DHARMAWAN - Fender Rhodes piano, Mini Moog, Hammond Organ, synth, acoustic piano, vocals
JIMMY HASLIP - bass guitar
DEW A BUDJANA - guitar (tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 8)
TOHPATI - guitar (tracks 3, 4, 5)
JERRY GOODMAN - violin (track 1)

Recorded at JHL Sound, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, January 14 & 15, 2015. Recording session engineered by Jeff Lorber. Additional recordings and post-production at DSS Studio & Musikita Studio, Jakarta, Indonesia, by Sulthon, January and February 2015. Mixed and mastered by Robert Feist at RavensWork Studio, Los Angeles, in February and July 2015.

Produced by Dwiki Dharmawan.
Executive production by Bagus WIjaya for Museum Gitarku, Bali, Indonesia. Worldwide release executive production by Leonardo Pavkovic for MoonJune Records.

Martin Andres, Matt Shaheen: Pomegranate Tiger - Boundless - second single from new album lands

And if you would like to pre-order a new Boundless T-shirt, Hoodie, Vinyl, or CD digipak just visit the store here:

News: Gibson USA Unveils All New 2016 Models in Traditional and High-Performance Versions

Gibson USA Unveils All New 2016 Models in Traditional and High-Performance Versions

After More Than 100 Years of Quality, Prestige and Innovation, Gibson Proclaims 2016 as “Best Year Ever”

NASHVILLE, TN (November 5, 2015) -- Gibson USA, producer of the world’s most iconic guitars including the Les Paul, SG, Flying V, Explorer andFirebird, proudly announces its highly-anticipated new 2016 Model Year. With all guitars now available in two versions to suit specific performance needs, guitarists can invest in the ageless beauty of Traditional guitars faithful to Gibson’s time-honored legacy, or experience the thrill of Gibson’s all new High-Performance guitars that reach-all new heights of playability, innovation, and style.

According to Gibson Brands CEO and Chairman Henry Juszkiewicz, “Gibson USA has always pushed the extremes of innovation to help ignite new inspiration for musicians everywhere, while continuing to honor the heritage of our classic, beloved designs that remain extremely vital, desirable and collectable. We are proud to proclaim 2016 as our ‘best year ever’ by introducing this exciting new array of winning choices to our fans.”

The Traditional models are built to the same specifications as the classic Gibson guitars that have powered decades of hits, but also take advantage of advances in production and engineering that result in superb playability, consistency and superior quality. The High-Performance guitars invite a new addition to guitar collections, with infinitely customizable action adjustment, titanium hardware, an all-new “fast-access” neck heel for effortlessly reaching the neck’s highest notes, enhanced automatic tuning, new fortified aluminum case and multiple deluxe features that redefine the playing experience.

All 2016 Models deliver the signature Gibson sound—tone with depth, resonance, purity, and sustain—thanks to superior tonewoods, pickups, materials, and handmade-in-the-USA craftsmanship. And as always, playability remains second to none with Gibson’s superb action, silky smooth deep-oiled fingerboard, and expert precision setup.

With stunning, durable nitrocellulose finishes and more than 100 guitars in both highly-cherished Traditional and leading-edge High-Performance models all players can now connect with their unique passion and style. For quality, performance, playability and soul, nothing can touch Gibson’s 2016 Model Year. For more information, visit

About Gibson Brands:

Gibson Brands, the fastest-growing company in the music and sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, consumer electronics, and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences to consumers by offering exceptional products with world-recognized brands.

All Gibson Brands are dedicated to innovation, prestige and improving the quality of life and music for its customers. Its goal is to provide the most exceptional customer audio products and experiences in the world.

Tony MacAlpine: Benefit Concert for Tony MacAlpine - December 12, 2015


(Los Angeles, CA) Guitar legends Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde and John 5, along with drum powerhouse Mike Portnoy, bass icon Billy Sheehan and keyboard phenomenon Derek Sherinian are joining forces to play a benefit concert for guitar and keyboard virtuoso Tony MacAlpine, who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer.

The Benefit for Tony MacAlpine will take place at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on December 12, 2015, at 7:00pm, featuring performances from John 5 & The Creatures, Zakk Wylde with Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Derek Sherinian; Steve Vai and band, and culminating in an all-star jam with house band Portnoy, Sheehan, Sherinian featuring special guests. Eddie Trunk will serve as master of ceremonies for the night.

In addition to this extraordinary musical event, Steve Vai, John 5, Paul Gilbert and Joe Satriani have all graciously donated personal guitars to be auctioned during the event. Tony’s gear manufacturers Ibanez, Hughes & Kettner, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Source Audio andVoodoo Lab have also generously donated equipment to be raffled.

Tony’s cancer diagnosis comes on the heels of his wife’s diagnosis with breast cancer in June, making the situation even more trying for Tony and his family.

“Tony is a dear friend, an absolutely sweet human being and one of the most talented musicians I've ever worked with,” says Mike Portnoy, “We are coming together to help raise money and awareness to help him fight his battle and come out on top!” Adds Steve Vai, “It's a great privilege to take to the stage with my friends Zakk, John, Mike and Billy in support of our dear friend Tony. Tony has always been blessed with an exceptional talent and more so, he's an exceptionally cool guy. It's a great cause and will be a magical evening of guitar extravaganza.”

“Tony has been such an inspiration to me,” says John 5 “He is an incredible musician and an unbelievable talent. Please let's all come together and beat this!”
"Tony is our brother. We look forward to making a historical night, and raising a lot of money to help our friend in need.” said Derek Sherinian.

Tony MacAlpine is widely known as a guitar virtuoso who is just as skilled on the keys. Edge of Insanity, his classic debut album, was recently ranked by Guitar World magazine as one of the Top Ten Shred Guitar Albums of all time. Aside from his solo work, Tony has also been part of several rock supergroups including Planet X with Derek Sherinian and Virgil Donati; PSMS (Portnoy/Sheehan/MacAlpine/Sherinian); as well as the Grammy nominated CAB with bassist Bunny Brunel and drummer Dennis Chambers. MacAlpine also spent seven years playing guitar and keys in Steve Vai's touring band The Breed.
Tony’s most recent album Concrete Gardens was released in May. Tony toured the US in June to promote the album, but was forced to cancel tours of Asia, Australia and Europe when his health deteriorated.

Tickets are on sale: Saturday November 7, at 10am PT through, with all proceeds going to help Tony and his family. A GoFundMe campaign will be set up for fans who can’t make the show, but still want to contribute.

Doors will be at 7 pm with the show set to begin at 8 pm. For tickets, visit

Derek Taylor, Scott Stine: Star Wars Theme opens a bit of history - Tommy Lamey Live at the Basement Dallas, Tx 1992

Derek Taylor, Scott Stine: Star Wars Theme opens a bit of history - Tommy Lamey Live at the Basement Dallas, Tx 1992

Tommy Lamey Live at the Basement Dallas, Tx 1992 Derek Taylor Scott Stine

Rob Chapman: Win A Chapman Ghost Fret In Flame Natural - The "#Chapmeme" Competition

Win A Chapman Ghost Fret In Flame Natural - The "#Chapmeme" Competition.

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Win A Chapman Ghost Fret In Flame Natural - The "#Chapmeme" Competition

Tom Quayle, Dan Smith: The Guitar Hour - 4/11/15

Truth In Shredding
6:35 start

1:19:10 Periphery changes all their patches via macbook running a DAW which communicates with all of the Axe FXs via midi while they're playing through the song. They set up a track for every song so it sends a midi trigger automatically. But they do have a dedicated sound guy for touring because too many in-house engineers aren't used to mixing Axe FX into the desk and they want to get the sound perfect every time.

The Guitar Hour - 4/11/15

Leonardo Guzman, Zendhy Kusuma: Guitar Jam - stunning chop fest!

Video Edited at Headroom Studio, Jakarta, Indonesia
Audio Mixed and Mastered at Headroom Studio, Jakarta, Indonesia

Leonardo Guzman & Zendhy Kusuma Guitar Jam