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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)

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LONG LIVE MARTY FRIEDMAN.

LONG LIVE GUS G.

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Legacy Recordings Releasing Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, A 15 CD Library Box Set, On Tuesday, April 22

Posted in classic rock, classic rock albums, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Music, news, rock albums, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Most Comprehensive Collection Ever from World’s Top Rock Instrumental Guitarist Includes 14 Studio Albums plus New “Added Creations and Bonus Tracks” Compilation

Satriani Inks New Multi-Album Deal with Legacy for Future Recordings

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February 6, 2014 – New York, NY – Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, a 15 CD library box housing the rock guitar virtuoso’s most comprehensive anthology ever, on Tuesday, April 22 (http://smarturl.it/sat_complete_amzn).

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings will also be available as a collectible limited edition USB drive exclusively on satriani.com.

One of the most influential and respected instrumental rock guitarists to emerge in the past three decades, Joe Satriani is that rare “musician’s musician” who’s crossed over into the mainstream with music sublime and complex, appealing to a wide variety of tastes.

A true master of the six-string, Satriani worked as a guitar teacher in his early career, with a number of his students—among them Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Larry LaLonde, David Bryson (Counting Crows), Charlie Hunter and more—achieving their own considerable successes.

While in considerable demand as a sideman throughout his career—he’s toured with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple and many others—Satriani has pursued his own musical vision over the years through a series of instrumental rock albums (many of them Grammy nominated) which chronicle his evolution as an artist and his eloquence as a guitarist.

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All 14 of Joe Satriani’s landmark studio albums, from Not of This Earth (his 1986 debut) through  Unstoppable Momentum (2013′s masterpiece), are included in the new collection alongside “Added Creations and Bonus Tracks,” a newly-curated anthology disc of rare compositions and performances falling outside the purview of Satriani’s official album canon, and Surfing with the Alien, 1987′s platinum-selling breakout.

“When the good people at Legacy approached me with the idea of a comprehensive box set featuring my studio recordings in their entirety, plus bonus tracks, all re-mastered, I answered with a resounding, ‘YES!,’” said Joe Satriani.  “The only person who could pull this all together logistically and sonically was mastering engineer John Cuniberti. John and I have recorded quite a bit of music together going way back to the early ’80′s. I’ve made more records with John engineering and co-producing than anyone else, so, who better to help me put this box set together the right way? His attention to detail has made this project exciting, illuminating and ultimately awesome sounding. “

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings presents brand-new digital masters, overseen by Joe Satriani, with each CD packaged in a replica cardboard jacket.  The library collection is housed in a specially designed clamshell box with a booklet filled with photos and memorabilia from across the decades.

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings is the ideal audio accompaniment to “Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir,” Satriani’s autobiography (benbellabooks.com), also coming in April.

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A tireless performer who draws strength and inspiration from live shows, Satriani is consistently one of the world’s top concert draws.  He is a core member of the rock supergroup Chickenfoot (with Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith) as well as founder of the highly successful G3 tours, each teaming Satriani with a pair of top-flight guitarists with shows often featuring special guest artists and other musical surprises.  A nearly annual event, G3 launched in 1996 with Steve Vai and Eric Johnson and has showcased a wide variety of axemen over the years including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robert Fripp, John Petrucci, Steve Morse, Neal Schon, Brian May, Billy Gibbons, Steve Lukather and many others.  Most recently, the G3 tour played South America in 2012.

Over his career, Joe Satriani has earned 15 Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy nominations alongside Platinum (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream) and Gold (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream, The Extremist, Time Machine) certifications for his solo recordings.  He also racked up Gold and Platinum certifications for the DVD Live in San Francisco and 2  G3 DVDs  G3 Live and  Live in Denver.

Satriani is extending his decades-long relationship with Sony Music, signing a new multi-album deal with Legacy for future recordings.

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Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings Includes:

1986  Not of This Earth

1987  Surfing with the Alien

1989  Flying in a Blue Dream

1992  The Extremist

1993  Time Machine

1995  Joe Satriani

1998  Crystal Planet

2000  Engines of Creation

2002  Strange Beautiful Music

2004  Is There Love in Space?

2006  Super Colossal

2008  Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock

2010  Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards

2013  Unstoppable Momentum

2014 Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks

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Source: MAD Ink PR

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LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

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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

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(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)

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LONG LIVE MARTY FRIEDMAN.

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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)

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LONG LIVE MARTY FRIEDMAN.

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ADRENALINE MOB – New Album Update!

Posted in guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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

Just finished delivering the last batch of bonus tracks for the new Adrenaline Mob album!! I had a blast mixing/mastering the new album & I’m psyched as hell for the release!! Stay tuned everyone bc… “The Mob Is Back”!!!

Mike O. \m/

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Adrenaline Mob’s Mike Orlando laying down some acoustic tracks for the new Adrenaline Mob album down at Sonic Stomp Studios.

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New Adrenaline Mob album is scheduled for release on February 18th, 2014. Metal be thy name.

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(photo credit: Adrenaline Mob Facebook)

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LONG LIVE ADRENALINE MOB.

BRING ON THE NEW ADRENALINE MOB ALBUM!!

LONG LIVE METAL.

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ORIANTHI – Is Cover Feature For Guitar Interactive Magazine – Issue 21

Posted in guitarists, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ORIANTHI – Any fan of Orianthi knows what a world-class talent she is as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. At age 28, Orianthi has already become an influence for an upcoming generation of aspiring guitarists. Orianthi is forging her very own astounding legacy, across all Rock genres.

Currently, Orianthi is on tour with the iconic Alice Cooper. The latest issue of  Guitar Interactive Magazine has featured Orianthi as their cover story. Metal be thy name.

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Excerpt from Guitar Interactive magazine:

Debuting with Santana at 18, performing with Steve Vai, Michael Jackson, Prince and Alice Cooper, playing Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival, having her own signature PRS model – Australia’s Orianthi has achieved a great deal in a relatively short space of time.

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Orianthi’s Sensational New Studio Album, Heaven In This Hell – Is Out Now! Buy It, Cherish It And Be Glad Orianthi Exists!

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LONG LIVE ORIANTHI.

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CRISS OLIVA – Remembering This Guitar Legend On The Anniversary Of His Passing

Posted in guitarists, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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CRISS OLIVA was the co-founder of the iconic SAVATAGE and the younger brother to (The Man Of Music) Jon Oliva. Criss Oliva was (and still is) a guitarist who has inspired and influenced countless of musicians across our planet. Criss Oliva’s tragic death on October 17th, 1993, from an oncoming drunk driver was a tremendous shock to the music world. The music of Criss Oliva lives on and he shall never be forgotten by this fan.

Below was a reminder I came across this morning, from Bryan Holland, co-founder/guitarist and songwriter of the outstanding Metal band Reverence, that the 20th anniversary of Criss Oliva’s passing is today.

As reported on the Reverence Facebook page:

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Criss Oliva, guitarist of Savatage. Please take a few minutes today and listen to this hugely talented band and massively underrated guitarist who personally influenced Pete Rossi and myself’s playing and writing more thank anyone else ever has.

You won’t regret it…Keep his and the band’s music alive, that way Criss and Savatage will live on forever.

~ Bryan Holland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKNIHaBCkcw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0ZRDWH7G0Q

Metal Odyssey Note: The drummer for Reverence, Steve Wacholz, is also a co-founding member of Savatage. Criss Oliva’s former Savatage bandmate, the legendary Chris Caffery, wrote a heartfelt piece about Criss Oliva today as well; you can read it by going to the Savatage Facebook page here: Savatage

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After I read memorial pieces that Bryan Holland and Chris Caffery wrote, I knew I had to listen to Savatage today in memory of Criss Oliva. The Savatage CD I chose from my collection: Ghost In The Ruins – A Tribute To Criss Oliva. This CD was released back in 1995, via Nuclear Blast America. All 13 songs are live and the sound is stellar! I included in the track listing (below) the year and venue for each song’s live recording. The production by Paul O Neill and Jon Oliva I applaud for having this CD sound like a continuous concert performance, with no silent breaks between the songs.

I honestly just bought this CD (used) for the first time, over this past Summer, for an amazing price of $2.99 (U.S.) at Omega Music, in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Unreal. To say I recommend this Tribute To Criss Oliva CD is an understatement! Hearing the guitar wizardry of Criss Oliva on this CD is incredible! The Criss Intro (guitar solo) is grand! The finale is Post Script, which is a sound check by Criss Oliva; it makes for a fittingly perfect way to end this CD. This Savatage lineup was simply… superb.

I feel very fortunate that I was able to see Savatage (back in 1987) perform live, as they were out supporting their Metal classic: Hall Of The Mountain King. I feel very, very fortunate.

SAVATAGE – Lineup On GHOST IN THE RUINS – A TRIBUTE TO CRISS OLIVA:

Jon Oliva – vocals and keyboards

Criss Oliva – guitar

Johnny Lee Middleton – bass

Chris Caffery – guitar

Steve Wacholz – drums

GHOST IN THE RUINS – A TRIBUTE TO CRISS OLIVA

City Beneath The Surface – N.Y.C. – The Ritz – 1990

24 Hours Ago – Spectrum Coliseum – Philadelphia – 1988

Legions – Spectrum Coliseum – Philadelphia – 1988

Strange Wings – Spectrum Coliseum – Philadelphia – 1988

Gutter Ballet – Los Angeles Palace – 1990

When The Crowds Are Gone – Hollywood Palace – 1990

Of Rage And War – Brooklyn – Lamour – 1990

The Dungeons Are Calling – Long Island – Nassau Coliseum – 1988

Sirens – Long Island – Nassau Coliseum – 1988

Hounds – Brooklyn – Lamour – 1990

Criss Intro – Cleveland – Agora – 1987

Hall Of The Mountain King – Brooklyn – Lamour – 1990

Post Script – Sound Check – Hollywood Palace – 1990

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* For More Info On The Life Of CRISS OLIVA:

http://www.crissoliva.com

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http://www.savatage.com

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF SAVATAGE.

REST IN PEACE, CRISS OLIVA.

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DEF LEPPARD LEAD GUITARIST – PHIL COLLEN – TO JOIN INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED KOTO ARTIST YUKIKO MATSUYAMA

Posted in classic rock, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock news, jazz, Music, rock music, rock music news, world music with tags , , , , , , on August 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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PRESENTING “WORLD MUSIC, RHYTHM-AND-BLUES & A LITTLE FUNK” CONCERT ON AUGUST 17TH AT UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE

(Los Angeles, CA) There is no rest for the Def Leppard lead guitarist, PHIL COLLEN, as he will join the internationally acclaimed Koto Artist YUKIKO MATSUYAMA at a special concert August 17th at 7:30 pm in the University of La Verne’s Morgan Auditorium.

COLLEN, a cross-cultural entity himself, is proud to perform alongside internationally acclaimed Koto artist, Yukiko Matsuyama, who blends world, jazz, new age and pop music on the Koto, a 13-stringed, 7th-century Japanese instrument. Add to the line-up a few special friends – legendary drummer James Gadson, sizzling saxophonist Greg Vail, and djembe drum master Steve Biondo – and you have the “World Music, Rhythm-and-Blues and A Little Funk” concert!

“When I was asked to perform with James Gadson,” COLLEN explains, “I felt like I already knew him due to the amount of times I’ve watched Bill Withers’ performances. It’s a pleasure to just have the opportunity to groove with him. I look forward to blending what I do with James’ great drums and the virtuoso Koto playing of Yukiko Matsuyama.”

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In Def Leppard news, this fall, fans can look forward to “VIVA! Hysteria – Live at the Joint, Las Vegas,” a live album and film scheduled for release on October 22nd. The film will also play during a special theater engagement on October 2 and 8 (visit fathomevents.com for a list of theaters).

Tickets for the “World Music…” show are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at KotoYuki.eventbrite.com.

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(Source: MAD Ink PR)

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LONG LIVE PHIL COLLEN.

LONG LIVE YUKIKO MATSUYAMA.

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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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FRONTIERS RECORDS:

Facebook: Frontiers Records

http://www.frontiers.it

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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

Axel Rudi Pell - 2014 European Tour - promo flyer

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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ICONS OF ROCK GUITAR – Charity Auction On Ebay For Children’s Hospice Arts

Posted in charities, classic rock, guitarists, guitars, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock guitarists, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Icons Of Rock Guitar - Ebay Auction - August - 2013 - promo flyer

56 ROCK LEGENDS SIGNATURES ON ONE GUITAR!

ERIC CLAPTON, JOE SATRIANI, GLENN HUGHES…

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Children’s Hospice Arts (www.chartuk.org) are auctioning via ebay their Icons Of Rock Guitar from 1st to 11th of August, to raise much needed funds for the children’s hospices they support. 56 legends on one guitar including all the guys from the last Thin Lizzy line up (including Scott, Ricky, Damon and Marco from Black Star Riders obviously). Please support this very worthy cause by bidding high and often!

(Source: Facebook: Black Star Riders)

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LONG LIVE CHILDREN’S HOSPICE ARTS.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

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JOE SATRIANI – ANNOUNCES LIVING COLOUR AS SUPPORT ON WEST COAST TOUR LEG

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

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Photo credit:  Christie Goodwin

WORLD TOUR TO LAUNCH U.S. LEG ON AUGUST 29th IN SAN DIEGO

LIVING COLOUR JOIN OCTOBER 22 IN SEATTLE

14TH Album – Unstoppable Momentum – Out Now

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(Los Angeles, CA)  Joe Satriani has just confirmed the dynamic ground breaking hard rock outfit LIVING COLOUR to the bill supporting the West Coast leg of his upcoming U.S. tour.  Living Colour will join the world-renowned guitarist when he hits Seattle, WA on October 22nd and will continue through Salem and Paso Robles before winding up on October 26th in SATRIANI’s home base, in the Bay Area, with a show at the Fox Theater in Oakland.

The U.S. tour launches on August 29th in San Diego with Steve Morse as support on the first leg.  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 has just concluded his hugely successful two-month European tour, the critical praise is overwhelming.  Hitting seventeen countries in all, the tour has played to sold-out venues throughout the continent.  It was also recently announced that Satriani will be honored to perform the National Anthem at this year’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The multi-platinum guitarist is set to serenade the grid this year as he performs the Star-Spangled Banner at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday, July 21st. Satriani will perform from the track just prior to the three-day event’s premier contest, the MotoGP™ World Championship race.

Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum - promo cover pic!

Joe Satriani’s Unstoppable Momentum Tour Itinerary:

* Featuring Steve Morse Band As Support Thru Portland, ME

** Featuring Living Colour As Support On West Coast

Go to satriani.com for individual markets on-sale and ticket information.

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

Joe Satriani - publicity pic - #3 - epic - 2013

(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.

LONG LIVE STEVE MORSE BAND.

LONG LIVE LIVING COLOUR.

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Keith Merrow And Jeff Loomis Project “Conquering Dystopia” Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Posted in guitarists, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Keith Merrow - Jeff Loomis - promo band pic - #1 - Conquering Dystopia

As Reported On: http://jeffloomis.com/site/news/

Hey Everyone,

Keith Merrow and Jeff are launching a special Indiegogo campaign to help get things going with their new project ‘Conquering Dystopia’. Here is the link with all the details:

http://igg.me/at/conqueringdystopia/x/3710734

Conquering Dystopia is:

Keith Merrow – Guitars

Jeff Loomis – Guitars

Alex Webster – Bass

Alex Rüdinger – Drums

A video message from Keith and Jeff:

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Official Facebook Fan Page and Twitter:

facebook.com/ConqueringDystopia

twitter.com/conquerdystopia

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LONG LIVE CONQUERING DYSTOPIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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.

JEFF HANNEMAN – Guitar World Cover And Tribute For August 2013 Issue

Posted in guitarists, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on June 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Jeff Hanneman - Guitar World - promo cover - August - 2013

The August 2013 issue of Guitar World features a tribute to Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman, who influenced a generation and changed the course of Metal forever. Guitar World presents the complete, untold story of the late Slayer guitarist who was behind such legendary Thrash anthems as “Angel of Death,” “South of Heaven” and “War Ensemble.”

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(Source: Guitar World)

* For more info on SLAYER:

Facebook: Slayer band

http://www.slayer.net

* For more info on GUITAR WORLD:

Facebook: Guitar World

http://www.guitarworld.com

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LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE GUITAR WORLD.

REST IN PEACE, JEFF HANNEMAN.

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Tommy Thayer of KISS Meet & Greet At Long & McQuade Vancouver: July 6th!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, guitarists, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Kiss - Tommy Thayer - promo flyer - July 6th - 2013

Epiphone signature artist and KISS lead guitarist Tommy Thayer will be making a very special appearance at Long & McQuade Musical Instruments in Vancouver, BC on July 6. Don’t miss this opportunity to say hi to Tommy, get a picture taken and an autograph.

Long &McQuade
368 Terminal Ave.
Vanvouver, British Columbia
(604) 734-4886

www.long-mcquade.com

Tommy Thayer’s life story is the classic tale of a musician who knew from childhood that his future was on stage with a guitar in-hand. Thayer has been part of the KISS family since 1985 as songwriter and guitarist, working behind-the-scenes at rehearsals and on studio demos. Finally, in 2002, Tommy became a full-fledged member, joining KISS on stage as the iconic “Spaceman” and giving the rock legends an explosive new sound and attitude. And now, the 21st century “Spaceman” has his own Les Paul Standard with Gibson 498T™ Humbuckers, Grover™ Deluxe Vintage tuners, and a custom silver hard case with a signed certificate of authenticity. And like Tommy himself, this Les Paul Standard “Spaceman” is one-of-a-kind, with a limited run of only 1,000.

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(Source: KISS Facebook)

For more info on KISS, click on the links below!

Facebook: KISS

http://www.kissonline.com

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LONG LIVE TOMMY THAYER.

LONG LIVE KISS.

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

Rick Nielsen - Cheap Trick - Guitar Player - cover promo banner - 2013

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!”

Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum - promo cover pic!

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.

Stone.

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

Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum - promo cover pic!

“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.

Stone.

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