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JEFF BECK & ZZ TOP SET TO EMBARK ON NATIONAL TOUR

Posted in classic rock, guitarists, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Guitarist Prodigy Tyler Bryant To Open All Dates

(Los Angeles, CA) As announced, this August will see long time music legends, and mutual admirers, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top tour together for the first time ever.  The tour launches in Missoula, MT on August 8 and will run for five weeks with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Detroit, Dallas, Boston and NYC (full itinerary below).

Accompanying Jeff on the road will be Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar.  Hall, lead singer for the Southern rock group, Wet Willie, previously joined Beck in 1985 singing lead vocals on Beck’s album, Flash and was nominated for a Grammy award for the performance.

Also, just announced, is the special opening act on this fantastic double bill, 21-year-old Texas guitar prodigy, Tyler Bryant, who has previously opened for Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Bonamassa, BB King, Heart and Vince Gill among many others.  Bryant will appear on all dates except as noted below.

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Formatted with musical synergy in mind, stops along the touring route will offer fans full Jeff Beck and ZZ Top sets, with a finale that joins the English fret master with the Texas rockers each night of the tour.  ZZ Top is touring in support of two new releases this summer including The Very Baddest of ZZ Top, a new compilation from Warner Bros. and Live At Montreux 2013 on DVD and Blu-ray from Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Although groundbreaking with the headliners, this tour is not the first live collaboration between the two camps. Gibbons joined Jeff Beck and his band on stage at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where they performed The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Foxey Lady” and ZZ Top’s hit “Rough Boy” together. The following year Jeff Beck joined ZZ Top in Lucca, Italy for an extended rendition of the band’s signature piece “La Grange.” Remarkably, however, this marks the first time Jeff Beck and ZZ Top are doing any sort of extensive touring together.

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ZZ Top with Jeff Beck Tour Itinerary:

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Source: MAD Ink PR

www.madinkpr.com

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LONG LIVE JEFF BECK.

LONG LIVE ZZ TOP. 

Stone.

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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.

Joe Satriani Announces Special East Coast Shows

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, music news, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , on May 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Joe Satriani Live - photo credit Jon Luini

Photo Credit: Jon Luini

Celebrating Release of Career-Spanning Box Set & Musical Memoir

Shows Include Return to Hometown of Long Island, Special PBS Taping
at The Iridium in NY and in Connecticut

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May 6, 2014 – New York, NY – Joe Satriani will return to the east coast for three special appearances this June to celebrate the release of both, his career-spanning box set, Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings and his first-ever autobiographical memoir, “Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir” (benbellabooks.com).

The first of these three shows finds Satriani returning to his hometown, playing The Space at Westbury in Long Island on June 7th. This will be Satriani’s first appearance on Long Island in a number of years and the anticipation level is high. The following Monday, in honor of Les Paul’s 99th birthday, Joe and his band will perform a 2-hour concert at the Iridium in NYC, the home of Les Paul’s legendary, weekly performances for many years.  This event will be recorded for a fall 2014 PBS TV Special called “Front & Center”. Lastly, Joe and the band will wrap their brief east coast run with a stop in Ridgefield, CT for a show at The Ridgefield Playhouse.

Following these special engagements, Joe and his band (Marco Minnemann – drums, Bryan Beller – bass and Mike Keneally – keys & guitar) will head to Europe for a number of Festival appearances and other shows ending in late July.

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Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, a career-spanning 15-CD library box, including the most comprehensive anthology to date, is also available as a collectible limited edition USB drive, exclusively on satriani.com. The entire collection on the USB will be in 24-bit/96kHz “High-Resolution Audio”. HRA offers Joe’s audiophile fans higher resolution in bandwidth, wider dynamic range, greater detail, and more depth than a conventional CD. The HRA recordings are as close as a fan can get to both the early 1/2″ analog masters and the later high sample rate digital masters. All albums have been re-mastered specifically for HRA delivery by John Cuniberti.

The press response to the career-spanning box set and book have been tremendous with The Hollywood Reporter noting, “Joe Satriani is recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in the world,” while USA Today calls him, “(Satriani)…the raging maestro whose 1987 instrumental Surfing With the Alien won him ax-god status, who channeled every guitarist the Rolling Stones ever had while touring with Mick Jagger in 1988 and who most recently helped classic rock supergroup Chickenfoot race up the charts…”

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 that is both sublime and complex, appealing to a wide variety of tastes.

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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), coming out May 6th.

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(Source: www.madinkpr.com)

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LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

Stone.

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.

MICHAEL SCHENKER & FRIENDS “Blood Of The Sun” – An Iconic Guitarist, A Legendary Covers Compilation Of Rock Classics!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, music news, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Metal Fists Out Of 5!

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MICHAEL SCHENKER & FRIENDS - Blood Of The Sun will be releasing on April 22, 2014, in North America, via Germany’s Collectors Dream Records. This is a 14 song compilation of Rock’s storied classics, including 2 instrumentals, courtesy of the iconic guitarist Michael Schenker!

Michael Schenker’s “Friends” are a roll-call of 12 Rock, Hard Rock and Metal luminaries! From Michael’s long-time vocalist Gary Barden, to Sebastian Bach, with Paul Di’Anno in-between, this compilation of Classic Rock cover songs gives me the ostrich bumps all over my arms and face, each time I listen to it! This album is Classic Rock ‘N Metal 101, my fellow Metal brethren and Rockaholics!

It is only fitting that this album has come together, with Michael Schenker sharing the stage and studio with a list of who’s who throughout his epic musical career. To my ears and Rock ‘N Roll senses, Michael Schenker has undeniably molded these Rock classics into his very own, with a little help from his friends! From Pink Floyd’s Money to Black Sabbath’s War Pigs, these classics are celebrated to the highest degree of vocal and musical excellence! Tim “Ripper” Owens essentially kills it, on the cover of War Pigs. Whoa!

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(Photo Credit: Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock Facebook)

Michael Schenker magically allows his Dean Flying V guitar to do all the talking for him and each vocalist featured here sounds nothing short of terrific! The guitar tones of Michael Schenker are forever entrenched in the minds and souls of his countless fans; any fan of this guitar icon should be pleased by what they hear, on this album. This compilation defines Michael’s uniqueness and (improvisation-like) studio creativity, which has had him stand out among his peers for decades.

If I have come across as spellbound by this compilation from Michael Schenker & Friends, there is plenty of solid reasoning. I grew up listening to Michael Schenker, along with each and every vocalist here, from Joe Lynn Turner to Tim “Ripper” Owens and I immensley appreciate each and every one of their respective talents. Truth be told, this album is about Rock, Hard Rock and Metal coming together as one impressive Classic Rock family. Metal be thy name. – Stone

Track Listing:

 

  1. Out In The Fields feat. Gary Barden (4:27)
  2. Save Yourself – feat. Robin McAuley (5:58)
  3. Doctor Doctor – feat. Jeff Scott Soto (6:08)
  4. War Pigs – feat. Tim “Ripper” Owens (7:27)
  5. Finding My Way – feat. Sebastian Bach (5:20)
  6. All Shook Up – feat. Joe Lynn Turner (4:25)
  7. Blood Of The Sun – feat. Leslie West (3:55)
  8. Money – feat. Tommy Shaw (6:06)
  9. I’m Not Talking feat. Mark Slaughter (4:13)
  10. Hair Of The Dog – feat. Paul Di’Anno (4:14)
  11. I Don’t Live Today – feat. Sebastian Bach (3:54)
  12. Politician – feat. Jeff Pilson (5:12)
  13. Doctor Doctor – (instrumental) (6:14)
  14. War Pigs – (Instrumental) (7:49)

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This album was released on March 28, 2014, via Collectors Dream Records, outside of North America.

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You can pre-order Michael Schenker & Friends – Blood Of The Sun at Amazon.com, by clicking that huge link below! Whoa!

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Sun-Michael-Schenker/dp/B00ISEY3WG/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397537663&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=michael+schenker+%26+friends+blood+of+the+sun

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* For more info on MICHAEL SCHENKER:

Website: http://www.michaelschenkerhimself.com

Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock

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LONG LIVE MICHAEL SCHENKER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

LONG LIVE COLLECTORS DREAM RECORDS.

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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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

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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.

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.

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

Chris Michael Taylor - publicity pic - #338 - 2014

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.

HighVolMusic - banner logo - #1 - 2013

Facebook: HighVolMusic

Website: http://www.highvolmusic.com

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LONG LIVE CHRIS MICHAEL TAYLOR.

Stone.

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.

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

Adrenaline Mob - promo band logo banner - 2013

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)

* For more info on ADRENALINE MOB:

Website: http://adrenalinemob.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adrenalinemob

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdrenalineMob

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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.

Orianthi - Guitar Interactive - interview page - 2013

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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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* For More Info On ORIANTHI:

Facebook: orianthi

Website: http://www.orianthimusic.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/orianthi

Alice Cooper: http://www.AliceCooper.com/

* For More Info On Guitar Interactive magazine:

Facebook: Guitar Interactive Magazine

Website: http://www.iguitarmag.com

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LONG LIVE ORIANTHI.

Stone.

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.

Stone.

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

JS ShepBush 2013 84 - publicity pic

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

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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.

LONG LIVE STEVE MORSE BAND.

LONG LIVE LIVING COLOUR.

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 “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.

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ROLLING STONE PREMIERE’S JOE SATRIANI’S FIRST SINGLE/VIDEO FOR “A DOOR INTO SUMMER”

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

Joe Satriani - Promo Flyer - Unstoppable Momentum

UNSTOPPABLE MOMENTUM TO BE RELEASED MAY 7, 2013

U.S. Tour Set to Start in August

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(Los Angeles, CA) Joe Satriani, the incomparable guitar aficionado, is readying for the release of his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum, on May 7, 2013 through Epic Records, by releasing the first single, A Door Into Summer, at radio this past week.  Premiering right now exclusively on Rollingstone.com, the video, conceived as a musical journey of sorts, was actually shot as Satriani and his band made their way to the legendary Skywalker Sound studio, on the famed Skywalker Ranch in the Bay Area.

The video features a behind-the-scenes look at the band arriving, setting up and starting the album recording process intercut with a collage of stills from the album cover photo shoot.  Produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser (AC/DC), the album features an amazing array of talented players including Vinnie Colauita (Sting, Jeff Beck) on drums, Chris Chaney (Janes Addiction) on bass and on keyboards, Mike Keneally (Dethklok).  All band members and Satriani are featured in various stages of the sessions.

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. 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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Watch the video for A Door Into Summer here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/joe-satriani-prepares-for-the-heat-in-a-door-into-summer-premiere-20130418

To download A Door Into Summer:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unstoppable-momentum/id632120065

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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 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

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

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.

Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum - promo cover pic!

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.

Stone.

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.”

todd grubbs toddities vol 2 - promo cover

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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