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STEVE VAI – Is Guitar World September 2016 Cover Feature

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On the 25th anniversary of Passion and Warfare, the virtuoso discusses his masterwork and its sophisticated antecedent, the newly released Modern Primitive.

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For more info on Steve Vai:

www.vai.com

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LONG LIVE STEVE VAI.

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JOE SATRIANI – Wraps Up Hugely Successful North American “Surfing To Shockwave” Tour; European Leg Begins June 18th In France

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Little Kids Rock Raffle Winners Announced

G4 Experience Taking Place August 8-12 in Long Island, NY

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When you watch Joe Satriani play guitar, at times you think you’re watching someone who could have invented guitar playing. – Washington Life

Joe Satriani spreads the Gospel of Shred. – The (Long Island) Observer

For more than 2 hours, he captivated the audience with his guitar genius and left everyone in awe. – Prog Report

Long before there was a “Guitar Hero” video game, Satriani defined the term. – The New Orleans Advocate

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Los Angeles, CA – Following on the footsteps of the hugely successful North American “Surfing to Shockwave” tour, Joe Satriani announces his upcoming European tour dates beginning June 18th in France. The tour will touch 11 countries in all, including Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland – in just one month of touring. A few of these stops will be G3 dates featuring Satriani joined by Steve Vai and the Aristocrats (see below for details).

The North American leg wrapped up late April in Vancouver after a full-on 2-month tour where the hard-working guitarist hit 48 dates in the U.S. and Canada, many of which were sold-out in advance. The “Surfing to Shockwave” tour is in celebration of the guitar icon’s “30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry,” a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone. Each night, SATRIANI spotlights music from his first solo album, “Not of this Earth” through his latest release, his 15th solo album, “Shockwave Supernova”.

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During the tour, concert going fans were able to enter the “Little Kids Rock” raffle with a chance to win a signed JS 20th Anniversary Ibanez guitar. Over 2000 concert fans purchased a tix with the grand prize winners, Brian & Debbie Currier, chosen last month. On June 4th, Brian & Debbie flew to meet Joe and receive the autographed guitar. The funds raised through the raffle will enable Little Kids Rock to bring the transformational gift of music to more than 700 public school children by helping launch Modern Band music programs in schools that may otherwise be in danger of having their music programming eliminated due to budget cuts.

Little Kids Rock provides professional development training to music teachers and donates all of the instruments and curriculum they need to teach their students to play the popular musical styles that they know and love on day one! Little Kids Rock is proud to support music programs across the country, and specifically in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the program was founded and currently impacts the lives of nearly 12,000 K-12 public school students in more than 100 schools.

Joe Satriani Live - photo credit Jon Luini

In other live appearance news, the previously announced 2016 G4 Experience will take place at the Glen Cove Mansion on Long Island, NY, August 8-12, 2016. Now in its third year, the G4 Experience quite literally brings the Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum guitar legend and innovator back home. SATRIANI famously grew up in the Long Island area, even cutting his teeth at venues in the surrounding neighborhoods. One of his very first students was none other than best friend and fellow native Steve Vai. That makes Glen Cove Mansion the ultimate location for the G4 Experience. Once again, SATRIANI attracted some of the instrument’s foremost talents as instructors, including Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Alex Skolnick, Mike Keneally, and more.

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This past August, the world-renowned guitarist released his 15th studio album, hitting Satriani’s highest chart debut at #19 on Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart. In addition, the album also debuted at #3 on the Billboard Rock Chart and ranks as the highest charting all-instrumental rock album on Billboard’s Top 200 in the SoundScan era.

For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. Satriani’s 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.

Joe’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar.

Joe Satriani – European Tour:

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For more information on G4, visit:

www.G4EXPERIENCE.com

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Source: MAD Ink PR

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LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

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JEFF BECK – MAKES POWERFUL STATEMENT WITH “LOUD HAILER”

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Jeff Beck - photo credit Ross Halfin

Photo Credit: Ross Halfin

Eight-Time Grammy® Award Winner Jeff Beck’s First New Studio Album
In Six Years Set For Release From Atco On July 15

This Summer, Beck Will Also Release His New Book BECK01, Tour With
Buddy Guy, And Lead A Special Career-Spanning Concert At The Hollywood Bowl

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LOS ANGELES – On Jeff Beck’s forthcoming studio album LOUD HAILER, his first in six years, the legendary guitarist combines fluid fretwork with topical lyrics to make a powerful statement about everything from the love of power, to the power of love. LOUD HAILER will be available on Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, on July 15 on CD ($18.98), LP ($21.98), and digitally.

Loud Hailer, which is another name for a megaphone, is a suitable moniker for an album that isn’t shy about speaking its mind. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explains: “I really wanted to make a statement about some of the nasty things I see going on in the world today, and I loved the idea of being at a rally and using this loud device to shout my point of view.” The album’s first single, the riotous rocker “Live In The Dark,” will be unleashed soon.

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To help him write the 11 tracks on LOUD HAILER, Beck enlisted two fierce young females from London: singer Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg. It was a chance meeting with Vandenberg last year at a birthday party for Queen drummer Roger Taylor that eventually led to the trio’s collaboration. “She invited me to one of their shows, and I was blown away,” the guitarist recalls. “When we got together in January, I explained the subject matter I had in mind, we sat down by the fire with a crate of Prosecco and got right to it. The songs came together very quickly; five in three days.”

Beck produced LOUD HAILER with Filippo Cimatti, who also works with Rosie and Carmen. In addition to the core trio, the album also features drummer Davide Sollazzi and bassist Giovanni Pallotti, who were both recruited by Cimatti.

Bones lends her powerful voice to nine of the 11 songs on LOUD HAILER, including the intense album opener “The Revolution Will Be Televised,” the reflective ballad “Scared For The Children,” the funk infused “O.I.L.” and the tranquil album closer “Shrine.” The album is rounded out by two signature Beck instrumentals in “Pull It” and “Edna.”

A few days after the album’s release, Beck will launch a summer tour of the U.S. with blues legend Buddy Guy. And on August 10, Beck, with special guests to be announced shortly, will make his Hollywood Bowl debut for a very special, career-spanning concert that celebrate 50 years of ‘dynamic music making.’ “It will be head teacher Beck in a gown and mortar board in front of the class giving everyone a history lesson,” he jokes. The show will also include an orchestra.

Over the course of Beck’s illustrious 50-year career, the trailblazing guitarist has earned many accolades. He has twice been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. First, as a member of the Yardbirds in 1992 and then again, as a solo artist, in 2009. Rolling Stone ranked him as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and he has earned a total of eight Grammy Awards during his long career. In addition, Beck has been a guest performer at scores of sessions with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Buddy Guy to Tina Turner and Mick Jagger. Throughout his career, Beck routinely makes the fantastically difficult sound effortless.

In addition to recording LOUD HAILER, Beck has been hard at work on his first official book, BECK01 (Genesis Publications, jeffbeckbook.com). Available on July 12, this signed, limited edition book explores Beck’s passions for hot rodding and rock ’n’ roll.

Inspired by the sleek curves, luxurious finish and iconic imagery of the hot rods he builds, BECK01 is hand-bound in leather and aluminum with every book numbered and personally signed by the author, Jeff Beck. The guitarist’s handpicked selection of more than 400 rare and unseen photographs and items of memorabilia is narrated with an original manuscript of nearly 20,000 words, making BECK01 the definitive visual and historical record of the dynamic musician. Included is an eloquent forward by John McLaughlin that begins, “Jeff Beck is my all-time favourite guitarist, what do I say after that?” Indeed.

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LOUD HAILER – Track Listing:

1. “The Revolution Will Be Televised”
2. “Live In The Dark”
3. “Pull It”
4. “Thugs Club”
5. “Scared For The Children”
6. “Right Now”
7. “Shame”
8. “Edna”
9. “The Ballad Of The Jersey Wives”
10. “O.I.L.”
11. “Shrine”

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Jeff Beck Summer Tour w/Buddy Guy (*except where noted below):

July 19 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
July 20 Theater at Madison Square Garden New York, NY
July 22 Foxwoods Resort Casino Mashantucket, CT
July 23 Borgata Spa & Resort Even Center Atlantic City, NJ
July 24 Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem, PA
July 26 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
July 27 Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
July 29 Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Arts Center Canandaigua, NY
July 30 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills, MI
July 31 Ravinia Festival Highland Park, IL
August 3 Ascend Amphitheatre Nashville, TN
August 5 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO
August 7 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre Englewood, CO
August 10 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
August 11 Chumash Casino Santa Ynez, CA *
August 12 Pala Casino Pala, CA
August 14 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA *
August 16 Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
August 17 Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, CA *
August 18 Jackson Rancheria Casino Hotel Jackson, CA
August 20 Maryhill Winery Goldendale, WA
August 21 Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater Seattle, WA *

More dates TBA

*Jeff Beck ONLY on these dates

**All dates on sale now, with the exception of Saratoga, CA: On sale TBA

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Source: MAD Ink PR

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LONG LIVE JEFF BECK.

LONG LIVE BUDDY GUY.

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EDDIE VAN HALEN – Is Cover Feature For Guitar World February 2016 Issue

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on January 7, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Guitar World – February 2016 – Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen – In this world exclusive, Edward Van Halen reveals all the intricacies, details and secrets behind his live rig that powered Van Halen‘s monumental 2015 U.S. Tour.

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LONG LIVE EDDIE VAN HALEN.

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RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE GEORGE LYNCH’s “SHADOW TRAIN”

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary guitarist George Lynch’s long awaited “Shadow Train” project finally comes to light in this all new 18 track deluxe edition two CD set! George’s stellar guitar work, along with vocalist Gregg Analla, bassist Gabe Rosales, keyboardist Donnie Dickman and drummer Jimmy D’Anda, create honest, soulful and meaningful rock, blues and hard rock based music, that makes this release a must have for all GL fans! Songs on this disc are also featured in George Lynch’s forthcoming movie “Shadow Nation”, a thought-provoking documentary that explores the trials and tribulations that face Native American Indians in our world today.

About the release George says, “I’ve spent over 4 decades of my life pursuing elusive musical aspirations. But for even longer than that, I’ve cared, studied and thought deeply about the human condition and how we interact with each other and the world around us. Fusing these 2 aspirations into one has been a challenge for me throughout my creative life. This is my attempt at bonding the music and the message into one cohesive whole”.

Official release date For George Lynch’s “Shadow Train” is Friday July 17th, 2015.

Track Listing:

Disc 1: Vulture, Currency of Lies, Power and Resistance, Now It’s Dark, Vulture (Slight Return), I Am Weapon, Ghost, White Clay, Fight No More

Disc 2: Believe, Blinded, Fallen, Glitter, Prayer Mechanism, Sioux Wake Up, Trail of Tears, Under A Crooked Sky, World on Fire.

Pre-order bundles are now available at:

http://ratpakrecordsamerica.com/george-lynch

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Source: Rat Pak Records

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JOAN JETT – Is Guitar World Cover Feature For May 2015 Issue

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, guitars, Hard Rock, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on March 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by Guitar World:

Guitar World’s May 2015 issue features the queen of noise Joan Jett! She’s been banging out some of rock’s greatest power chords since the age of 15. With her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there’s only one thing you need to know- she still loves rock and roll. Special Rock Riffs Lesson: Andy Aledort examines the essential riffs and licks that define true rock and roll guitar, from Chuck Berry to Joan Jett.

Then, just over 30 years ago Judas Priest recorded the heavy metal call to arms, Defenders of the Faith. Here, guitarist Glenn Tipton and singer Rob Halford recall the making of their masterwork.

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LONG LIVE JOAN JETT.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

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JOE SATRIANI AND STEVE VAI TO HOST BENEFIT CONCERT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS – ANIMALS AS LEADERS

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Music, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , on March 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE JUNE 12TH AT THE WILTERN THEATRE – LOS ANGELES

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL AUCTION ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN AND FRIEND – CLIFF CULTRERI

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(Los Angeles, CA – March 24, 2015) Legendary guitarists JOE SATRIANI and STEVE VAI announce plans for a third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and good friend, Cliff Cultreri.

“A Benefit for Cliff III” will take place on Friday, June 12th at 8pm at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.  This event will feature performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special guests, Animals As Leaders.

In addition to this extraordinary musical event, Satriani and Vai, along with other artists, have graciously donated various items to be auctioned at the event.  Among these items are autographed guitars as well as a chance to join Satriani’s “G4 Camp” taking place June 28 – July 2  in Cambria, CA and a package to attend Vai’s camp, “Vai Academy 2015 – All About The Guitar” in Vail, CO, August 2-6 as well.

Cliff Cultreri is the A&R executive who ‘discovered’ Satriani and Vai, as well as many other popular recording artists, while working at Relativity Records and Koch Entertainment. Cultreri is suffering from a host of Auto-Immune and Connective-Tissue disorders that are simultaneously attacking his immune system, a 1 in 100 million occurrence that causes severe pain and physical debilitations.  During his years in the industry, Cultreri has served as A&R for a number of top names including Allan Holdsworth, Billy Sheehan & Talas, Peter Frampton, Megadeth, Corrosion Of Conformity, Exodus, Anthrax, Death, Venom, Slash’s Snakepit, My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, Modern English, Gene Loves Jezebel, Fat Joe, Common, Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, 3-6 Mafia, KRS1, Beatnuts, C Murder, Kurupt, Soulja Slim, RZA, and many others in all genres of music.

In 2006, Satriani and Vai joined forces for the first Cultreri benefit show and in 2011, came together again for the second.  Through both benefits, the duo have raised money and brought attention to the devastation this disease takes on both the patient and their family.

Satriani and Vai hope to raise even more funds with this year’s benefit to help Cultreri and his family’s financial needs. “I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with my good friends Steve Vai and Animals as Leaders for a night of unforgettable music,” said Satriani.  With Vai adding, “It’s a great privilege to take to the stage with my friends Joe and Tosin (of Animals As Leaders) in support of our dear buddy Cliff.  It’s a great cause and will be a magical evening of guitar extravaganza.”

Reserved tickets start at $45 and are on sale now through ticketmaster.com/.  A limited number of VIP packages, including a meet and greet with Satriani and Vai, are also available.  Doors will be at 7 pm with the show set to begin at 8 pm.

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Source: MAD Ink PR 

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LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

LONG LIVE STEVE VAI.

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