Friday, 19 August 2016

Paul Gilbert: Adds Spain tour dates and Guitar Player, Sweden and UK appearances

Check out Paul on the cover of the new (October) issue of Guitar Player Magazine! After seeing the headline,

Paul remarked, "Of course, I haven't 'abandoned' shred. I just make sure that it's not the only topping on my rock and roll pizza."

Uppsala Internationella Gitarrfestival'sphoto.

It was just confirmed that Paul Gilbert will appear at Uppsala Internationella Gitarrfestival!

Plus UK tour dates

Aynsley Lister: eighth studio album “Eyes Wide Open” from Award-winning blues-rock artist



Award-winning blues-rock guitarist Aynsley Lister has announced that his eighth studio album “Eyes Wide Open” will be released onFriday 7th October 2016 on Straight Talkin’ Records. “Eyes Wide Open” is Aynsley’s magnum opus, which sees him confidently pursuing his own musical path. Self-assured, inventive and richly-textured, Aynsley brings his 18 years of hard touring, 11 album releases (eight studio and three live) and all his experience as a musician to fruition on “Eyes Wide Open”.

Aynsley’s previous opus, 2013’s Home garnered the guitar ace both Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year at the British Blues Awards. “Eyes Wide Open” is a bold, confident and accessible slice of contemporary blues-rock that promises to bring Aynsley yet more accolades as well as introduce his genre-blending sound to a new audience, building on the 100,000 albums he’s already sold worldwide. The new album dovetails Lister’s UK and European tour which kicks off on September 22nd in Chislehurst. Click here for more album and tour date details -

The 39-year-old British guitarist says that this raw, energetic album is a return to his roots; a record that at its heart boasts all the grit of traditional blues. “I wanted to keep the raw edginess and energy of a band,” says Aynsley. “So that meant minimal takes and going with the ones that had the most spirit and passion over those with technical perfection. To me, music isn’t supposed to be perfect. It’s supposed to grab you and move you both emotionally and physically; it’s supposed to connect with you.”

When Joe Bonamassasa was interviewed by the Nottingham Evening Post newspaper whilst on tour in the UK in October 2015, the paper asked the blues guitarist who his favourite British blues guitarists were. “There is a great little crop of blues musicians out there over in the UK right now,” answered Bonamassa. “There is an Irish kid called Simon McBride who is very good, Joanne Shaw Taylor is a superstar in waiting, and I think and Aynsley Lister is also very good.”

Eyes Wide Open – Album Track Listing
1. All Of Your Love
2. Everything I Have To Give
3. Il Grande Mafioso
4. Won’t Be Taken Down
5. Time
6. Dishevelled
7. Troubled Soul (Intro)
8. Kalina
9. Handful of Doubt
10. Right As Rain
11. Other Part Of Me
12. Stay
13. Hold You To It (Bonus Track)

News: For Those Times When More is Better – PRS unveils the Private Stock Custom 24 8-String

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) August 18, 2016 – PRS Guitars is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Private Stock with a revival of the program that started it all: Guitars of the Month. Each month in 2016, the Private Stock team will be offering a unique design in limited numbers that will highlight the fine craftsmanship and remarkable playability that the Private Stock team is known for while utilizing some of the most deluxe materials available. For August, PRS is introducing the Custom 24 8-String model. Inspired by an 8-String designed with Periphery’s Mark Holcomb, these instruments allow players’ creativity to take over with no limitations. Thanks to their extended range, 8-string guitars inspire new technique and unorthodox compositions that can work with any musical style. The inclusion of Holcomb’s signature Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega pickups offer a snarling and aggressive tone that is also glassy and articulate.

The Custom 24 8-String model celebrates more. More registers available; more chord options; more tonal range. The models will be finished in Frostbite Glow and ship tuned to F#, B, E, A, D, G, B, E. Only eight of these instruments will be made for August 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.

“When we were building Mark Holcomb’s 8-string model, the Private Stock team knew it was something special that we wanted to explore in The Guitars of the Month program” stated Paul Miles, PRS Director of Private Stock. “With each Guitar of the Month model, we celebrate our 20th Anniversary of Private Stock by exploring new designs and exceptional materials. The results are heirloom quality instruments that play as great as they sound.”

The original Guitars of the Month were cased between December 1994 and March 1996. They provided the opportunity to experiment with new ideas and led directly to the creation of the Private Stock program, with the first “official” Private Stock instrument casing on April 19, 1996.

To learn more about this guitar and the 20th Anniversary Guitars of the Month program including a list of dealers and distributors that offer PRS Private Stock instruments, please visit:

PRS Guitars Info:

Greg Howe, Stuart Hamm: just announced Europe tour with Stu Hamm 2016

2016 Europe tour with Stu Hamm(Presented by Gitarre & Bass Magazine)

Greg Howe will be the featured guitarist on the Stu Hamm "Book of Lies" Europe tour this October/November 2016. The tour begins October 17th in Bordeaux, France and wrapping in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 10th. The tour will consist of popular Stu Hamm tunes with a few added bonus tracks from Greg Howe. Tickets are on sale now!

Prior to the tour Greg Howe will be performing at the 2016 Guitar Fest in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 30th and Santiago, Chile on October 1st.
For More information visit:
October 17, 2016 Bordeaux, France Le Ciam (Band Clinic)
October 18, 2016 Les Pennes-Mirabeau, France JAS' ROD
October 19, 2016 Nice, France Black Box
October 20, 2016 Pisa, Italy Blitz Live Music Pub
October 21, 2016 Rome, Italy Planet Live Club
October 23, 2016 San Dona di Piave, Italy Revolver Club
October 24, 2016 Frauental, Austria Blue Garage
October 25, 2016 Vienna, Austria Reigen
October 26, 2016 Furth, Germany Kofferfabrik
October 27, 2016 Reichenbach/Vogtland, Germany Bergkeller
October 29, 2016 Szczecin, Poland Free Blues Club
October 30, 2016 Berlin, Germany Frannz
October 31, 2016 Heinsberg, Germany Rondell Im Klevchen
November 1, 2016 Munster, Germany Hot Jazz Club
November 2, 2016 Zoetermeer, Netherlands Boerderij
November 3, 2016 Dusseldorf, Germany Pitcher
November 4, 2016 Schwerin, Germany Speicher
November 5, 2016 Athens, Greece Athina Live
November 6, 2016 Sofia, Bulgaria Live & Loud
November 7, 2016 Instabul, Turkey Dorock XL
November 10, 2016 Tel Aviv, Israel Reading 3

Jonathan Weed: SchwarZenatoR - Pumping Iron! New Show set for Hollywood Viper Room

JP Von Hitchburg as Conan (Vox)
Jonathan Weed as John Matrix (Guitar)
Eloy Palacios as Ben Richards (Bass)
Pete Pace as Turbo Man (Drums)
In Memorium: Shane Gibson as Terminator: Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 (Guitar)

New Show!
Friday Night-August 26th
Hello friends! After a long hiatus, we'll be back playing at our favorite club, The Viper Room with Metalachi. We're on at 10PM and will be premiering a new song, "Pumping Iron!"

Get tickets heeahh!

Friday, August 26th - 10pm
The Viper Room
8852 W. Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069

Limited Edition "Conan: Hail Crom" T-Shirt
Only $18

Aaron Marshall, Plini: Intervals - Moment Marauder, Libra Paris 2016

Recorded live @ Le Divan du Monde.
Feat. Plini
Sorry for the blurry part.

Intervals - Moment Marauder (Live Paris 08.16.16) HD

Intervals - Libra (Live Paris 08.16.16) HD

Plini, Aaron Marshall: Atlas - Paris 2016

Recorded live @ Le Divan du Monde
Feat. Aaron Marshall

Plini - Atlas (Live Paris 08.16.16) HD

Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes: Animals as Leaders - Nephele Paris 2016

Recorded live @ Le Divan du Monde

Animals as Leaders - Nephele (Live @ Paris 08.16.16) HD

Carlos Arcay: Kybalion - from the new melodic metal EP Genesis

Link to Buy my Instrumental Ep / Link para comprar el EP
Arcay Sound Store:

This is my second Single of my Instrumental EP: GENESIS
All guitars by Carlos Arcay
All drums by Gregoire Galichet
All bass tracks by Nicolas Sanson
Keyboard Solos on Kybalion by Victor Camacho.
All music composed and arranged by Carlos Arcay
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered in Arcay Sound by Carlos Arcay

email to Carlos:
Carlos Arcay - Kybalion

Igor Paspalj: Fractal Audio Axe Fx II - Yngwie Malmsteen

Here's one attempt to recreate Yngwie sound from his early era (until Odyssey) with latest Quantum 4.0 firmware for Axe Fx II. Preset is using 3 scenes - main lead, echo etude delay and Yngwie's ''slap back'' as he calls it :) I am using Marshall 1959 amp with comercial Ownhammer cabinet

Fractal Audio Axe Fx II - Yngwie Malmsteen sound demo (early era) by Igor Paspalj