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MIKE CAMPESE – NEW CD “CHAMELEON” OUT NOW!

Posted in Guitar, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock albums, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The long-awaited eighth studio release from Mike Campese is finally here!

Mike Campese is back with a new solo release, titled Chameleon. This is Mike’s 8th solo Cd, it contains 12 new tracks and it is a little over 60 minutes. This Cd really packs a punch! If you heard Mike’s previous Cd’s you will realize that he has really honed his writing and musicianship. The first track “To the 9′s” is slamming, it’s a blistering tune with incredible melody and alone it is worth the price of the Cd. Not only is Mike a guitar virtuoso, but he does sing on a few tracks on this disc as well.

The title track “Chameleon” has some real nice haunting melodies and some nice lush vocal harmonies. There is some serious shredding on this Cd and plenty of melody as well. With the blistering guitar and the Paganini inspired section in the tune “Raise the Bow” and the multiple meter changes in the song “Pasta and Bananas” that progressive rock fans will love. Mike returns with his blues roots on the tune “She Burnt the House Down”, which has some incredible soaring leads that are in your face and some real nice vocal melodies.

Campese gets funky on this Cd as well, the tunes “Funky Monkey Man” and “Firefly in a Bottle”, feature some pretty awesome funk grooves and some nice vocal lines. If you have been following Mike’s music and career, you will know that Mike is known for his great sense of melody and melodic shredding on the guitar. A perfect example of this is the tune “Flashback”, this beautiful ballad was inspired when Mike was living in Hollywood and attending Mi. “Vegas”(playing the slots) is probably one of the most unique tunes on the Cd. When you are listening to this song, you will think you are in Vegas playing a slot machine. Now lets cross the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian volcano inspired tune “Kilauea” erupts with some incredible guitar lines with some in your face guitars.

For the first time on any Mike Campese Cd, Mike has a very special guest, his friend and guitar legend, Vernon Reid of Living Colour. Mike and Vernon are trading off with some crazy solos at the end of the jazzy tune “Do it for the Cats” Mike is a very versatile guitarist and on each Cd he incorporates a little jazz and other styles in his music, which makes him known as a musical Chameleon. The last tune “Meant to Be” is another jazzy tune with a great groove and some very catchy melodies. Mike Campese fans are going to love this Cd and it is the one they have been waiting for.

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CHAMELEON embodies the entire essence and culmination of Mike’s years of experience as a composer, guitarist, songwriter and of course includes plenty of serious guitar shredding.

Mike’s upcoming Italy Clinics, Melodic Shred Lessons and hard-hitting progressive rock Music can be seen, heard and PURCHASED NOW here at his Official Website: http://www.mikecampese.com

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(Source: Guitarz Forever Marketing & Promotions)

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LONG LIVE MIKE CAMPESE.

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

Stone.

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN “Trial By Fire – Live In Leningrad” – Album Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Guitar, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 Metal Fists!

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Yngwie Malmsteen – Trial By Fire / Live In Leningrad Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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YNGWIE MALMSTEENTrial By Fire / Live In Leningrad was the first live album released by this iconic Neoclassical Metal guitarist, back in 1989, via Polydor. The legendary Joe Lynn Turner is the lead vocalist, with Barry Dunaway (bass & vocals), Jens Johansson (keyboards) and Anders Johansson (drums) rounding out this magnificent group. This live album was produced by Yngwie Malmsteen.

I once owned this album on vinyl and didn’t upgrade this release to CD until today. Unreal, I know. I found this Yngwie Malmsteen gem at my favorite indie Pop Culture store in Dayton, Ohio: Disc Exchange. I am thrilled to have this Yngwie Malmsteen release back in my ears and collection, once again! Ignore any lame reviews for this album that you may run into on the internet; such reviews are written by dorks that are easy listening aficionados. This is as splendid a live album as you’ll hear; Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Lynn Turner and band put on a fabulous live show!

Yngwie Malmsteen is at his finest, shredding about with his signature jaw-dropping guitar magic. Don’t expect these songs to be carbon copies from their respective studio albums either; songs such as You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget and Deja Vu are smokin’ with some whiz-bang improv, while Yngwie Malmsteen’s solo’s are supernatural. I waited too long to regain this live Yngwie Malmsteen album; I promise to myself, I’ll never let it go again! Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Track Listing: Liar, Queen In Love, Deja Vu, Far Beyond The Sun, Heaven Tonight, Dreaming (Tell Me), You Don’t Remember, I’ll Never Forget, Guitar Solo (Trilogy Suite OP/Spasebo Blues), Crystal Ball, Black Star, Spanish Castle Magic (LP Version)

* Trial By Fire / Live In Leningrad was recorded at Leningrad SKK Stadium in Saint Petersburg (Russia), by Tony Platt using the Novosti Press Agency Mobile.

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Above: Yngwie Malmsteen in 2014, with his Fender Stratocaster.

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* For more info on YNGWIE MALMSTEEN:

Facebook: Official Yngwie Malmsteen

Website: http://www.yngwiemalmsteen.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialYJM

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LONG LIVE YNGWIE MALMSTEEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

STEVE SALUTO “12″ – Guitar Virtuoso’s New Solo EP Features Oni Logan, Thomas Nero And Brian Tichy – Available Worldwide, Online Now!

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Steve Saluto “12″

Steve Saluto’s awaited EP solo release for 2013 is entitled “12″. Saluto, known as “the amazing Italian guitar hero and recording studio genius”, is back with 4 super solid rock songs teaming up with Oni Logan (Lynch Mob) on vocals, Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Slash) on drums and the new bass master Thomas Nero.

In every song of the album fans can find the unmistakable Steve’s guitar style with power riffs, blazing solos and melodies perfectly fitting with the music. Fans can also find a burning instrumental called BANGKOK where the drums of Brian Tichy and the bass of Thomas Nero make the difference. Nothing has been left behind in the production of this EP from the sounds to the mix and mastering that Saluto personally followed at his own recording studio.

The track list is:
1) BELIEVER
2) GONE
3) BANGKOK
4) MAKE YOU MINE

“12″ is available online worldwide.

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Listen Below To Bangkok And The Shredding Mastery Of Steve Saluto! Also Featuring The Dynamic Rhythm Section Of Thomas Nero (bass) And Brian Tichy (drums):

Listen Below To The Trailer For Steve Saluto’s 12, Featuring Oni Logan (vocals), Thomas Nero (bass) and Brian Tichy (drums):

Purchase Your Downloads Here:

iTunes: Steve Saluto “12″ iTunes

Amazon: 12

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To know more about Steve Saluto, check out these links:

http://www.stevesaluto.com

http://www.facebook.com/stevesalutoofficial

http://www.myspace.com/stevesaluto

http://www.reverbnation.com/stevesaluto

http://www.youtube.com/user/IMPLVL1?feature=watch

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Source:

Scott Thomas
Guitarz Forever Marketing & Promotions

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LONG LIVE STEVE SALUTO.

LONG LIVE ONI LOGAN.

LONG LIVE THOMAS NERO.

LONG LIVE BRIAN TICHY.

Stone.

Adrenaline Mob’s Mike Orlando To Hold Master Class At The Collective School Of Music In New York City

Posted in Guitar, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Mike Orlando - The Collective - guitar master class - promo flyer - 2014

As reported by Mike Orlando on the Adrenaline Mob Facebook page:

Proud & excited to announce that I will be doing a Guitar Master Class at The Collective School of Music, New York City on Saturday, March 29th at 2pm!! Free for all to attend, just reserve seating in advance!!!

I will be performing some Adrenaline Mob tracks & a whole list of Sonic Stomp tracks as well! Some cool giveaways & Sonic Stomp II Cd’s as well! Hope to see you all there!!! GUITARS RULE!!!

Reserve seats by calling 1-212- 741-0091 extx100!!

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* For more info on MIKE ORLANDO:

Website: mikeorlandomusic.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeorlando1

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* For more info on ADRENALINE MOB:

Facebook: Adrenaline Mob

Website: http://adrenalinemob.com

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LONG LIVE MIKE ORLANDO.

LONG LIVE ADRENALINE MOB.

Stone.

MARTY FRIEDMAN – FULL ‘INFERNO’ DETAILS REVEALED

Posted in Guitar, guitarists, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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New album to feature guest appearances by Rodrigo y Gabriela, Alexi Laiho, Danko Jones and more; European tour with Gus G to kick off May 1st

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Widely respected as the most influential lead guitarist in Thrash Metal history, MARTY FRIEDMAN has confirmed the final track listing for “Inferno,” his first solo album of original material in four years, and his first recording in more than a decade that will be released worldwide simultaneously.

Due out in late May via Prosthetic Records (except in Japan, where the album will be released by Universal Music), “Inferno” – recorded primarily in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth), features what FRIEDMAN recently told Guitar World is “the most intense writing and playing I can do.”

The album also includes notable guest appearances by several artists influenced by FRIEDMAN, including flamenco/metal acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, Children of Bodom front man Alexi Laiho, Skyharbor mastermind Keshav Dhar and Revocation guitar whiz David Davidson, as well as FRIEDMAN’s first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in Cacophony, the pioneering duo of guitar mayhem.

In addition, “Inferno” breaks all genre rules and creates new ones with an exhilarating and musically daring mash-up with Jørgen Munkeby of the acclaimed “blackjazz” act Shining, as well as two tracks featuring vocals by rock guru Danko Jones. Overall, “Inferno” is by far FRIEDMAN’s most thrilling and adventurous effort to date. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Inferno

2. Resin

3. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)

4. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar)

5. I Can’t Relax (feat. Danko Jones)

6. Meat Hook (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)

7. Hyper Doom

8. Sociopaths (feat. David Davidson)

9. Lycanthrope (feat. Alexi Laiho & Danko Jones)

10. Undertow

11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)

12. Inferno -reprise-

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“Steroidhead” – hailed by Rolling Stone as a “mix of searing solos and chugging prog-metal riffs” – was unveiled last month prior to the annual NAMM convention, where FRIEDMAN introduced a new Paul Reed Smith signature series guitar and performed live before capacity crowds at the PRS and Roland/Boss demonstration booths. Check it out here:

“I’m extremely proud of the work I’ve done with Cacophony and Megadeth, but I was never interested in looking back or stopping there,” FRIEDMAN says. “‘Inferno’ is the album that fans of my work with those two bands have always wanted me to make. I’ve finally made it, and completely on my own maniacal terms.”

FRIEDMAN will kick off a world tour for “Inferno” in May, when he teams with Gus G for a European tour. Dates are listed below. Soon after, FRIEDMAN will return to America for his first tour of his home country in more than a decade. Stay tuned for further information.

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“Inferno” North American street date: May 27, 2014

“Inferno” UK street date: May 26, 2014

“Inferno” EU street date: May 23, 2014

“Inferno” Japanese street date: May 21, 2014

MARTY FRIEDMAN & GUS G LIVE DATES:

5/1       Tampere,FL – Klubi #

5/2       Helsinki, FL – Nosturi #

5/3       Stockholm, SW – Stockholm Rocks Festival #

5/5       Gothenburg, SW- Tradgarn #

5/7       Malmo, SW – KB #

5/9       Krakow, PL – Lizard King #

5/10      Warsaw, PL – Progreja #

5/12      Munich,DE – Backstage #

5/13      Colmar, FR – Grillen #

5/15      Essen, DE – Turock #

5/16      Zoetermeer, NL – De Boerderij #

5/17      Hasselt, BE – Muziekodroom #

5/18      Uden, NL – De Pul #

5/20      Savigny Le Temple, FR – L’impriente #

5/21      London, UK – O2 Academy Islington #

5/22      Nuneaton, UK – Queens Hall #

#with Gus G

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

* For more info on MARTY FRIEDMAN:

Facebook: Marty Friedman

Website: http://www.martyfriedman.com

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LONG LIVE MARTY FRIEDMAN.

LONG LIVE GUS G.

Stone.

MARTY FRIEDMAN Unveils New Song ‘Steroidhead’ – Influential Guitarist’s New Album ‘Inferno’ Coming In May; NAMM Schedule Confirmed

Posted in Guitar, guitarists, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

INFERNO_FRONT_FIX

(Los Angeles, CA)  Legendary lead guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN - whose performances on landmark releases such as “Rust In Peace” (Megadeth), “Speed Metal Symphony” (Cacophony) and “Dragon’s Kiss” (his influential solo debut) have earned him hall-of-fame status in the heavy metal guitar pantheon, has unveiled the first full track from his upcoming studio album, Inferno. The brand new song “Steroidhead” can be streamed below:

“Steroidhead” sees FRIEDMAN backed by some notable young musicians –Keshav Dhar and Anup Sastry (Skyharbor). Says FRIEDMAN, “I love working with innovative, risky and borderline crazy musicians, and the guys on ‘Steroidhead’ certainly fit that description. Each track on the album has a separate dream team on it, so it feels like a constant barrage of fresh interpretations of my music.”

Due in May, Inferno – the cover art for which appears above — is FRIEDMAN‘s first solo album of original material in four years, and his first recording in more than a decade that will be released worldwide simultaneously. Featuring what he describes as the heaviest, most intense playing of his career, the album will feature guest appearances by several artists influenced by FRIEDMAN, including Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), flamenco/metal acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela and Revocation’s David Davidson. In addition, Inferno includes FRIEDMAN‘s first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in Cacophony, the pioneering duo of guitar mayhem.

In other news, FRIEDMAN will appear at this week’s NAMM trade show in Anaheim, Calif., where he will officially introduce his new Paul Reed Smith MARTY FRIEDMAN Signature Model guitar. He will also play a brief solo live set at the Roland/Boss booth and perform at the “Randy Rhoads Remembered” NAMM after-party/concert.

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Marty Friedman’s complete NAMM schedule is as follows:

Wed., Jan. 22
3:30 p.m. – Roland/Boss press conference (booth 302A on Level 3)

Fri., Jan. 24:
10:30 a.m. – Paul Reed Smith guitars press conference (booth 210A/B on Level 2)
1:30 p.m. – signing at Majik Box pedals (booth 4394 in Hall C)
2 p.m. – signing at Engl amplification (booth 5284 in Hall B)

Sat., Jan. 25:
12:30 p.m. – Q&A at Paul Reed Smith guitars (booth 210A/B on Level 2)
1 p.m. – signing at Paul Reed Smith guitars (booth 210A/B on Level 2)
4 p.m. – live performance at Roland/Boss (booth 302A on Level 3)
Sometime after 8 p.m. – “Randy Rhoads Remembered” live performance (The Observatory, Santa Ana, Calif.)

More information on “Inferno” will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

* For more info on MARTY FRIEDMAN:

Facebook: Marty Friedman

Website: http://www.martyfriedman.com

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LONG LIVE MARTY FRIEDMAN.

Stone.

New Artist Chris Michael Taylor Signs With HighVolMusic

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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HighVolMusic is pleased to announce the first signing for 2014 is guitarist, singer, and songwriter Chris Michael Taylor. Chris is working to deliver his debut release which will be an E.P. collection of acoustic rock songs that capture a variety of music emotion.

Chris Michael Taylor is heavily influenced by classic rock and guitar heroes such as Eddie Van Halen, George Lynch, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jake E. Lee but also by Pop/R&B sensations Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars. Chris has many projects going on simultaneously. Chris is the lead guitarist in the up and coming country rock band ‘Early Ray’, lead guitarist with Vinnie and Carmine Appice in ‘Drum Wars’, and lead guitarist in the classic rock tribute band ‘Sunset Strip’.

Below, listen to Chris Michael Taylor’s acoustic cover of Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead Or Alive:

Chris Michael Taylor is currently in the studio working on the recordings and details for the pending release will be revealed soon. In the meantime you can listen to a sample of the track ‘Dead Man Walkin’ from the forthcoming release here.

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Facebook: HighVolMusic

Website: http://www.highvolmusic.com

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LONG LIVE CHRIS MICHAEL TAYLOR.

Stone.

Dimebag Darrell – God Bless You And Rest In Peace

Posted in Guitar, guitarists, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Guitar World – May 2000

“Dimebag” Darrell Lance Abbott, was murdered by a cowardly monster, back on December 8th, 2004. We shall never forget nor stop loving Dimebag. He’s forever with our Metal community; within our hearts, souls and ears.

GOD BLESS

DIMEBAG

DARRELL

AND MAY HE

REST IN

PEACE.

August 20, 1966 – December 8th, 2004

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MetalOdyssey

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MARTY FRIEDMAN – Legendary Guitarist’s New Studio Album Set For Spring Release

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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(Los Angeles, CA)  Perhaps the most revered lead guitarist in thrash metal history, MARTY FRIEDMAN– whose groundbreaking work with Megadeth, Cacophony and as a solo artist has influenced legions of players around the globe — is currently putting the finishing touches on a new studio album, “Inferno.”

Tentatively set for a spring release, the album — FRIEDMAN’s first original material in four years, and his first album in more than a decade that will be released simultaneously worldwide — will feature what FRIEDMAN feels is the heaviest, most intense playing of his career. A one-minute teaser can be heard below:

“I’m extremely proud of the work I’ve done with Cacophony and Megadeth, but I was never interested in stopping there,” FRIEDMAN says. “‘Inferno’ is the album that fans of my work with those two bands have always wanted me to make. I’ve finally made it, and completely on my own maniacal terms.”

As Guitar World recently revealed in an exclusive in-studio feature, “Inferno” will include several collaborations with players influenced by FRIEDMAN, including Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Revocation guitar whiz David Davidson and the flamenco/metal acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. In addition, the album includes FRIEDMAN’s first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in the pioneering duo of guitar mayhem, Cacophony.

“On the guests’ songs, each would write a song from scratch, and then I would arrange it and add my parts to it,” FRIEDMAN says. “That way, we were both invested in it, and it’s a little bit of a deeper experience than just banging out a guest solo.”

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Make no mistake, though — “Inferno” is unquestionably a MARTY FRIEDMAN album, and one he plans to tour behind extensively (including his first U.S. performances since 2003). Furthermore, it features what FRIEDMAN told Guitar World is “the most intense writing and playing I can do,” with the goal of “go(ing) completely ape-shit and smok(ing) everything else I’ve ever done.”

“I wanted to create a new landmark to which my future music will be compared,” FRIEDMAN elaborates further. “That idea of just going completely balls-out — knowing what the full potential of my music and my playing could possibly be, and actually making it a reality — was what drove me through the whole process.”

Just as he changed the game in the worlds of metal and guitar once before with his revered solo debut “Dragon’s Kiss,” FRIEDMAN now raises the bar to a new level for a new generation with “Inferno.” More information on the album will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

* For more info MARTY FRIEDMAN.

Facebook: Marty Friedman

Website: http://www.martyfriedman.com

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LONG LIVE MARTY FRIEDMAN.

Stone.

GUITAR WORLD – NEWSTED “HEAVY METAL MUSIC” CONTEST > HERE’S THE DETAILS!

Posted in Guitar, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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NEWSTED METALHEADS!!! Guitar World is giving you the chance to win a copy of HEAVY METAL MUSIC on vinyl and a signed poster! Two runners-up will win HEAVY METAL MUSIC on CD and an unsigned poster.

Click here to enter: http://www.guitarworld.com/enter-win-new-newsted-album-heavy-metal-music-and-signed-poster

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Get your hands on the new issue of Guitar World! The November, 2013 issue features Dream Theater’s legendary John Petrucci. Order your copy now, right here: online store.

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(Source: Jason Newsted Facebook)

http://newstedheavymetal.com/

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LONG LIVE NEWSTED.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

LONG LIVE GUITAR WORLD.

Stone.

TED NUGENT “ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK” – 2CD+DVD Releases This October!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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From Frontiers Records:

Multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT will release ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK, a new 2 CD+DVD release available in three formats (2CD+DVD deluxe edition digipak, DVD/Blu-Ray and digital download), on October 18 in Europe and October 22 in North America on Frontiers Records. The live footage was captured and recorded by 7 cameras in 5.1 audio mix on the “I Still Believe Tour” at Penn’s Peak on August 14, 2011.

The lineup on the album consists of the legendary-and-still-raging NUGENT on guitar and vocals, Derek St. Holmes (rhythm guitarist and the voice on Stranglehold) on guitar and vocals, Greg Smith (Rainbow) on bass and Mick Brown (Dokken) on drums. The set-list is killer (see below), packed with the songs that forever changed the face of rock, and the performances are razor-sharp and electrifying, adding up to a sonic and visual extravaganza that’s not to be missed.

Says NUGENT: “To be surrounded by such world-class passionate virtuosos is every musician’s dream and I live it every song, every concert, every night, every lick, every tsunami of soul sweat. You dogs deserve me!”

Tracklisting For The Show Here:

CD1: Free For All; Stormtroopin; Wango Tango; Just What The Doctor Ordered; Wang Dang Sweet Poontang; Need You Bad; Turn It Up; Raw Dogs & War Hogs; Dog Eat Dog. CD2: Hey Baby; Fred Bear; I Still Believe; Motorcity Madhouse; Cat Scratch Fever; Stranglehold; Great White Buffalo.

DVD (Blu-Ray): Free For All; Stormtroopin; Wango Tango; Just What The Doctor Ordered; Wang Dang Sweet Poontang; Need You Bad; Turn It Up; Raw Dogs & War Hogs; Dog Eat Dog; Hey Baby; Fred Bear; I Still Believe; Motorcity Madhouse; Cat Scratch Fever; Stranglehold; Great White Buffalo.

*First time available on an album (previously only available as a digital download)

DVD/Blu-Ray Bonus Footage:

“Spirit of the Wild”

“The Making of ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK”

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About Ted Nugent:

Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing more than 6,500 (!) high-octane concerts, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Ted’s no-holds barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes’ hit “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick), “Cat Scratch Fever,” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees’ chartbuster “High Enough,” and cult classic “Fred Bear” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin), Ted and his inimitable sound have been featured on VH1’s Behind the Music, A & E’s Biography and more.

Nugent was named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive! For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, Ted delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A Ted Nugent show is not just a performance – it’s a firebreathing celebration!

For the latest on TED NUGENT, including tour dates, visit:

Facebook: Ted Nugent

http://www.TedNugent.com

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LONG LIVE TED NUGENT.

TED NUGENT LONG DESERVES TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

Stone.

AXEL RUDI PELL – Announces 2014 European Tour

Posted in Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, melodic hard rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As Reported By AXEL RUDI PELL:

Here are the dates for the first and second leg of the 2014 Headlining tour. More dates / Festival appearances will be announced soon, stay tuned !

07.02. D-Hannover – Capitol

08.02. NL-Weert – De Bosuil

09.02. GB-London – The Garage

11.02. D-Nürnberg – Löwensaal

12.02. CH-Pratteln – Z7

14.02. D-Memmingen – Kaminwerk

15.02. D-Erfurt – HsD

16.02. D-Hamburg – Markthalle

18.02. D-Langen – Neue Stadthalle

19.02. D-Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik

20.02. D-Bochum – Zeche

21.02. D-Bochum – Zeche

20.09. NL-Zoetermeer – Boerderij

21.09. D-Cologne – Essigfabrik

23.09. D-Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal

24.09. D-Munich – Backstage

26.09. D-Vienna – Szene

27.09. CZ-Zlin – Masters Of Rock Cafe

28.09. CZ-Prague – Matrix Music Club

30.09. D-Berlin – Huxleys

01.10. D-Bremen – Aladin

03.10. D-Karlsruhe – Substage

04.10. B-Vooselaar – Biebob

05.10. D-Bochum – Zeche

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Axel Rudi Pell – Guitar

Johnny Gioeli – Vocals

Ferdy Doernberg – Keyboards

Volker Krawczak – Bass

Bobby Rondinelli – Drums

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LIVE ON FIRE – Double DVD / Double Live- CD / Triple Vinyl Releases Are Available Now! Released March, 2013, via Steamhammer.

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* For More Info On AXEL RUDI PELL:

Facebook: AXEL RUDI PELL OFFICIAL SITE

Website: http://www.axel-rudi-pell.de

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LONG LIVE AXEL RUDI PELL.

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Guitar Icon Merrell Fankhauser Revisits Jimi Hendrix’s Legendary ‘Rainbow Bridge’ In New Documentary

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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London, UK – Rainbow Bridge was a peculiar 1972 film featuring Jimi Hendrix (who had died two years before) and a cast of local eccentrics using Hendrix’s music and a whole slew of UFO sightings to explore their spirituality. 41 years later, musician and filmmaker Merrell Fankhauser revisits the film to explore its message more fully. The Rainbow Bridge Revisited documentary was really Maui journalist Steve Omar’s idea, and Merrell and Steve produced it together. The two had fun looking up and interviewing the original cast of the 1972 Jimi Hendrix movie ‘Rainbow Bridge’ that was filmed on Maui. It was interesting to hear what they had to say about hanging out with Hendrix making the movie. The one-hour DVD documentary also features some great surfing and music by Merrell Fankhauser, The Space Patrol and Omar and The Wavespies. The package includes a 12-song soundtrack.

Merrell explains: “As you know I lived on Maui for 14 years and I moved there in ‘73 just a year after the Jimi Hendrix ‘Rainbow Bridge’ film came out. And when I moved there I met a lot of people that were in the movie, and a lot of them were hippies, surfers and cosmic people that were seeing UFOs, and they said Jimi was really into the whole UFO thing, and that there were even some hovering about when they were shooting over there. So we contacted the ones that we still knew were on Maui and we went over and interviewed them and it was really interesting what some of them had to say about hanging out with Hendrix and everything. Then we went down to Southern California, because some of them lived down there, and we interviewed a few of those, so we’ve got some really interesting interviews with an insight into some of the things that were going on with that movie with Hendrix that didn’t come out. In the original ‘Rainbow Bridge’, it follows Pat Hartley the actress from the Sunset Strip over to O’ahu and then to Maui where she meets all these characters, and ultimately Jimi. And the message, because of all of her travels and the way it was put together, kind of got lost a little bit in the different scenes and things. I talked to one of the guys from Warner Brothers who was in on the editing and he said that when they brought the film over it was in all of these bags and there was sand in it and they were almost afraid to put it on their machine, and had to clean it all and they kept going through this stuff and it was just a lot of hippies talking about cosmic stuff and getting high on drugs, and everybody kept saying ‘Where’s Jimi, where’s Jimi? Where’s the concert’ You know they were afraid they weren’t going to have enough to make the movie really good, but finally they got to the ‘Concert’ footage. So what we did, we kind of condensed these interviews down and we segue into some really great surfing on big waves over there, because a lot of the people that were interviewed were surfers and we have old footage of them surfing, and then we cut to surfing footage from now. I have about ten of my newer instrumental surf songs in there with the surfing, and then it goes to a couple of band performances – there were two Maui bands featured on the soundtrack: Omar and The Wavespies and The Space Patrol – the lead singer, Les Potts,  was in the original ‘Rainbow Bridge’ movie.”

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Rainbow Bridge Revisited CD Tracks: 1. All Along The Watchtower, 2. Last Wave at Hanalei, 3. Wild Gyrations, 4. Surfin 101, 5. Waterfall, 6. Hookipa, 7. Mother Sea, 8. The Wind Cried Maui, 9. Monster Swell, 10. Surf Rage, 11. The Wall, 12. Calling From A Star.

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. 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 US and Europe. Merrell has gained legendary international status throughout the field of Rock music; his credits include over 300 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.

To purchase Merrell Fankhauser ‘Rainbow Bridge Revisited’ CD/DVD set:

http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15544/MERRELL_FANKHAUSER-Rainbow_Bridge_Revisited.html

For more information: http://www.merrellfankhauser.com/

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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Long Live Merrell Fankhauser.

Rest In Peace, Jimi Hendrix.

Stone.

RICK NIELSEN Of CHEAP TRICK – Is Cover Feature For July Issue Of Guitar Player Magazine!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The July 2013 issue of Guitar Player is on the newsstands now!

Cheap Trick’s legendary Rick Nielsen is the featured cover story! Metal be thy name!

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For more info on CHEAP TRICK, click on the links below!

Facebook: Cheap Trick

http://www.cheaptrick.com

Cheap Trick - Classic logo - promo block - B&WFor more info on GUITAR PLAYER, click on the links below!

Facebook: Guitar Player Magazine

http://www.guitarplayer.com

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LONG LIVE RICK NIELSEN.

LONG LIVE CHEAP TRICK.

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Can Anyone Explain To Me, Why After ALL These Years, CHEAP TRICK Are NOT Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? Shameful, Shocking And Embarrassing, It Truly Is. It’s an INSULT to Cheap Trick and ALL Knowledgeable Rock Music Fans Worldwide.

So Let It Be Metal Written, So Let It Be Metal Told: This Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ‘Good Old Boys Politically Bias Club’ Has Gotten Very Old.

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JOE SATRIANI – ANNOUNCES COMPLETE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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TOUR BEGINS AUGUST 29th IN SAN DIEGO- CONCLUDES OCTOBER 26th IN OAKLAND

UNSTOPPABLE MOMENTUM OUT NOW

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(Los Angeles, CA) Joe Satriani has been an unstoppable force on the music scene for over 27 years. Now, the guitar great announces his full U.S. tour and first ever cross-Canada tour, supporting his latest album Unstoppable Momentum. The tour is set to launch on August 29th in San Diego, CA before crisscrossing its way across the US, in addition to a trans-Canadian tour where Satriani will be hitting many Canadian cities for the very first time. The North American tour will end with a show on October 26 in Oakland, CA.

Joining  Satriani on the road are veteran band mate Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) on keyboards, along with an entirely new rhythm-section, featuring bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Dweezil Zappa) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steve Wilson).

Satriani is celebrating Unstoppable Momentum, his 14th studio album, which was released on May 7, 2013. The album debuted at # 42 giving Satriani his highest chart position in over 20 years. The World Tour launched on May 18 in Istanbul, Turkey and continues on through July 13 in Krasnodar, Russia. Critics are raving about the guitar great’s new album with Total Guitar saying “…(Satriani’s) momentum truly seems unstoppable. The best we can do is to hang on tight,” while Classic Rock declares, “Satch nails it on 14th solo sweep!”

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For two decades, Satriani has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. His studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.

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Joe Satriani’s Unstoppable Momentum Tour Itinerary (* featuring Steve Morse Band as support thru Portland, ME).

August 29 @ Balboa Theatre – San Diego, CA *

August 30@ Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, NV*

August 31 @ Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA *

September 1 @ Talking Stick Resort Ballroom – Scottsdale, AZ *

September 2 @ Kiva Auditorium – Albuquerque, NM *

September 4 @ Historic Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO *

September 5 @ Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center – Midland, TX *

September 6 @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie, TX *

September 7 @ House of Blues – Houston, TX *

September 8 @ Austin City Limits – Moody Theatre – Austin, TX *

September 10 @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA *

September 11 @ Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL *

September 12 @ Parker Playhouse – Ft. Lauderdale, FL *

September 13 @ Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL *

September 14 @ Saenger Theatre – Pensacola, FL *

September 15 @ Symphony Hall – Atlanta, GA *

September 17 @ War Memorial Auditorium – Nashville, TN *

September 18 @ Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL *

September 19 @ Lakewood Civic Auditorium – Lakewood, OH *

September 20 @ Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH *

September 21 @ Wings Stadium – Kalamazoo, MI *

September 22 @ Macomb Music Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI

September 24 @ Carolina Theatre – Durham, NC *

September 25 @ Warner Theatre – Washington, DC *

September 26 @ Beacon Theatre – New York, NY *

September 27 @ Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA*

September 28 @ Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA *

September 29 @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead – Munhall, PA *

October 1 @ Center for the Arts – Buffalo, NY *

October 2 @ Palace Theatre – Albany, NY *

October 3 @ State Theatre – Portland, ME *

October 4 @ Casino New Brunswick – New Brunswick, NB

October 5 @ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS

October 7 @ Le Capitole De Quebec – Quebec City, QC

October 8 @ National Arts Centre Southam Hall – Ottawa, ON

October 9 @ St. Denis Theatre – Montreal, QC

October 10 @ Centre in the Square – Kitchener, ON

October 11 @ Massey Hall – Toronto, ON

October 14 @ Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB

October 15 @ TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK

October 16 @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AB

October 17 @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB

October 19 @ Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC

October 21 @ The Fox Theater – Spokane, WA

October 22 @ Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA

October 23 @ Historic Elsinore Theatre – Salem, OR

October 25 @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles, CA

October 26 @ Fox Theater – Oakland, CA

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(Source: MAD Ink, PR)

For more info on JOE SATRIANI, click on the links below!

http://www.satriani.com

facebook: Joe Satriani

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LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

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JOE SATRIANI “UNSTOPPABLE MOMENTUM” DEBUTS AT #42 ON BILLBOARD CHART

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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“A Door Into Summer” Debuts at # 8 on Classic Rock Radio Chart

 More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

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(LOS ANGELES, CA) – Joe Satriani’s 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum, has earned the multi-Grammy nominated guitarist his highest chart debut in over 20 years.  The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #42.  The first single, “A Door Into Summer,” debuted at #8 on the Mediabase Classic Rock airplay chart.

Satriani now embarks on a much-anticipated world tour, which kicked off May 18th in Istanbul, Turkey. U.S. dates will begin on August 29th in San Diego, CA, before winding its way back to the west coast, concluding with a show on October 26 in Oakland, CA.  Joining Satriani on the road are veteran band mate Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) on keyboards, along with a new rhythm-section, featuring bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Dweezil Zappa) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steve Wilson).

For two decades, Satriani has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza.  His studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them.  His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.

Go to satriani.com for the complete list of tour dates and individual markets on-sale and ticket information.

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

For more info on JOE SATRIANI, click on the link below!

facebook: Joe Satriani

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LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

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JOE SATRIANI – Featured As Guitar Player Magazine Cover Story For June 2013

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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JOE SATRIANI – New (June) issue of Guitar Player Magazine has Joe Satriani on the cover and a feature story on his new album Unstoppable Momentum.

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For more info on JOE SATRIANI’s new album and U.S. tour, click on the links below! Metal be thy name!

JOE SATRIANI “Unstoppable Momentum” – Releases May 7th, Via Epic Records; Album Cover & Track Listing Revealed

JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR STARTING AUGUST 29th IN SAN DIEGO

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey on March 20th and April 27th, 2013.

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For more info on JOE SATRIANI:

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http://www.satriani.com

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http://www.guitarplayer.com

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LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

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JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR STARTING AUGUST 29th IN SAN DIEGO

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock albums, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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TOUR WILL CRISS-CROSS THE COUNTRY THROUGH OCTOBER 26th ENDING IN OAKLAND, CA 

UNSTOPPABLE MOMENTUM TO BE RELEASED MAY 7, 2013

Appearing on Nationally Syndicated “ROCKLINE” – May 8, 2013

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(Los Angeles, CA) Joe Satriani has been an unstoppable force on the music scene for over 27 years. Now, the guitar great is announcing a new U.S. tour, supporting his latest album Unstoppable Momentum. The tour is set to launch on August 29th in San Diego, CA before hitting Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Texas and heading east to New York, Boston and Upper Darby, PA before winding up in late October back on the west coast with a show on October 26th in Oakland, California.

Joining Satriani on the road are veteran band mate Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) on keyboards, along with a new rhythm-section, featuring bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Dweezil Zappa) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steve Wilson).

Satriani is ready to celebrate the release of Unstoppable Momentum, his 14th studio album, on May 7, 2013. The Epic Records release will highlight the first single, “A Door Into Summer,” at radio this week, while the video for “A Door Into Summer” premiered exclusively on Rollingstone.com. Satriani will be a guest on the nationally syndicated radio show, “Rockline” hosted by Bob Coburn on May 8th.

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Fans are encouraged to pre-order Unstoppable Momentum via Sony Music and Satriani’s own website store. When pre-ordering through the Epic Records store at http://www.myplaydirect.com/joe-satriani fans will be given the chance to bundle new signed copies of the album with exclusive t-shirts and guitar straps. At http://www.satriani.com, fans will receive an exclusive, never before seen art book featuring years of drawings, doodles and sketches that Satriani has done over the years.

“Some of my drawings have made their way on to guitars, straps and picks, LP and CD booklets, t-shirts, hats, keychains, etc and even my live stage productions,” explains Satriani. “This book represents my first effort to finally compile my oddly drawn friends into one place, a wildly colorful portfolio of sorts. A collection of drawings meant to inspire and entertain.”

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Joe Satriani’s U.S. Tour Itinerary (featuring Steve Morse Band as support):

Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum - tour dates - 2013

More dates TBA.

Go to http://www.satriani.com for individual markets on-sale and ticket information.

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

For more info on JOE SATRIANI, click on the link below!

facebook: Joe Satriani

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LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN – 2013 Spellbound Tour Video Trailer

Posted in Guitar, guitarists, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Check out the video trailer for Yngwie Malmsteen’s 2013 Spellbound Tour! Metal be thy name!

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For more info on YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, click on the links below!

facebook: Official Yngwie Malmsteen

http://www.yngwiemalmsteen.com

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LONG LIVE YNGWIE MALMSTEEN.

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Guitar Virtuoso Todd Grubbs Releases Two New Albums – ‘Best Of The Guests’ and ‘Toddities volume 2′

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Tampa, FL – One of the most talented and innovative guitarists to emerge from Florida, Todd Grubbs has released two new albums digitally in March 2013 - ‘Best Of The Guests’ and ‘Toddities volume 2′. Todd Grubbs, who studied at Berklee College of Music, has been voted ‘Most Outstanding Guitarist’ at the Tampa Bay Music Awards, as well as winning the ‘Most Outstanding Video’ two consecutive years in a row. His guitar prowess has been touted by critics and fans worldwide, and can be witnessed on all his solo albums. Todd has surrounded himself with an array of legendary music artists and musicians which is the inspiration behind the album ‘Best of The Guests’.

‘Best of the Guests’ features Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Black Country Communion), Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, The Aristocrats), Mike Keneally (Zappa, Solo), Sean Malone (Cynic), Blues Saraceno (Poison, Transmission OK), Chris Poland (Megadeth, Ohm), Don Preston (Zappa), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Jerry Outlaw (Bogus Pomp), Pattrick Bettison (Acoustic Alchemy), Mark Prator (Iced Earth), and Ralph Santola (Obituary).

Says Todd, “I have had quite a few amazing players make guest appearances on my albums over the years, so I decided it would be cool to put them all together on one release. I have always been honored that these great musicians would agree to perform on my compositions and their contributions have been stellar across the board. The CD includes one new track I recorded featuring Byran Beller on bass.”

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Along with Frank Zappa, Grubbs influences, which can be heard throughout both his new releases, range from Steve Vai, John Coltrane, The Beatles, Kate Bush, Jeff Beck, Michael Schenker, Ulli Jon Roth and Adrian Belew.

“Todd takes us to some places we have not been with his playing as well as giving us some of that Zappaesque influenced wild arrangement sensibility that has been a part of his playing for years.” – John Wesley (Porcupine Tree)

The second release is ‘Toddities volume 2′, a collection of esoteric recording by Todd Grubbs. Todd explains, “The CD includes some of my more ‘out there’ recordings that did not fit on other releases. It is really cool how these orphaned songs come together and form their own continuity as if it was a planned out project.”

Currently, Todd is working on a couple of albums worth of vocal tunes with a lot of great singers. Says Todd, “I plan to release at least one of these in 2014. Beyond this I am producing writing and recording with a number of young artists and bands covering a wide variety of styles.”

In closing Todd imparts to his fans and listeners, “I would like to thank everyone who has enjoyed my music over the years, I really love making music and to have people out there that support what I do is amazing esp… with the current music industry situation being in a state of flux so to speak. I have always created my music on my own terms and I am very proud of my work to this point.”

Listen to and watch: Todd Grubbs ‘Best Of The Guests’ medley below!

To purchase Todd Grubbs ‘Best of the Guests’ and ‘Toddities volume 2′:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/best-of-the-guests/id598534525

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/toddities-vol.2/id599096369

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/toddgrubbs6

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/toddgrubbs7

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/user/tcgrubbs?feature=mhee

ReverbNation:

http://www.reverbnation.com/toddgrubbs

For more information:

www.toddgrubbs.com

http://www.myspace.com/toddgrubbs

http://www.facebook.com/todd.c.grubbs

https://twitter.com/ToddGrubbs

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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LONG LIVE TODD GRUBBS.

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