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JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES JOE SATRIANI’S G4 EXPERIENCE 2017: SURFING WITH THE ALIEN 30th ANNIVERSARY

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Metal, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , , on November 30, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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PACKAGES ON-SALE NOW  AT THE G4 EXPERIENCE

Los Angeles, CA (November 30, 2016) JOE SATRIANI reveals the details for Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary July 24-28 at Asilomar Center in Carmel, CA. Packages are available at the camp’s official site starting today— http://g4experience.com/

For its fourth installment, the G4 Experience enjoys a game-changing and historic first. The camp will celebrate the writing, recording, and performance of SATRIANI’s seminal GRAMMY Award-nominated, platinum-selling 1987 epic, Surfing with the Alien – one of the most successful instrumental guitar albums ever made. Recognizing the record’s 30th anniversary, campers will enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pull back the curtain on the album with the visionaries behind the music.

SATRIANI will be joined by longtime co-conspirator and Surfing with the Alien co-producer John Cuniberti in addition to other special guests. His original live band during the record’s tour cycle, Stu Hamm and Jonathan Mover, return for the first time since 1995 for the evening’s performances.

About Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary, SATRIANI says, “To this day, every fan conversation ends up referencing Surfing with the Alien. We thought the best way to celebrate its 30th birthday would be to devote the 2017 G4 Experience to all things Surfing. It’s such a special moment for me, and I can’t wait to see everyone there so we can relive this album together and create new memories in the process.”

Sign-up is encouraged immediately as the event will sell out soon!

Source:

MAD Ink PR

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LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

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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.

Get your copy today for just $7.99!

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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.

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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

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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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Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon Guitar Legend) – Rest In Peace

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on September 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

As reported by Kevin Cronin, (lead singer, musician and songwriter for REO Speedwagon), on the band’s Facebook:

Hi friends, kc here. My longtime friend and collaborator Gary Richrath passed away earlier today. I feel so sad. Gary was both a unique guitarist and songwriter, and the embodiment of the tough guy with a heart of gold. I learned most of what I know about being in a rock band from Gary Richrath. The entire REO Family mourns his death and shares in the grief of his family, friends, and fans. These words do not come close to expressing the depth of emotions I am feeling at this time…kc

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The Metal Odyssey family expresses condolences to the family, friends and former bandmates of Gary Richrath. May Gary Richrath rest in peace.

Gary Richrath was only 65 years old.

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JOE SATRIANI’s “SHOCKWAVE SUPERNOVA” ENTERS THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CURRENT ALBUMS CHART AT # 19

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , on August 4, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

SATRIANI’S HIGHEST CHART POSITION OF HIS 30-YEAR CAREER

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Highest Charting Instrumental Rock Album In Soundscan Era

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Set To Perform On The TONIGHT SHOW – This Evening

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Chart Debuts In UK & Australia/New Zealand Also Top 25

(LOS ANGELES, CA – August 4, 2015) – Joe Satriani’s 15th studio album, Shockwave Supernova, has earned the multi-Grammy nominated guitarist his highest U.S. chart position of his career! The album debuts today on the Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart at #19, the highest debut of his 30-year career, topping his former highest, 1992’s The Extremist, which hit #22 on its debut. 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.

To celebrate, Satriani will be sitting in with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, this evening. Tune in to NBC at 11:35/10:35c pm to watch the iconic guitarist trade licks with Capitan Kirk and the rest of the band.

In addition to the U.S. chart success, Satriani also had high debuts in Australia/New Zealand at #23 and in the UK where it entered the chart at #22,making this his highest UK chart position since the self-titled, ‘Joe Satriani’ in 1995, which reached #21.

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

Joe Satriani will set off on the start of his “Shockwave World Tour 2015” on September 17th in France. The European leg will run through November 10th with the ending show in London. The U.S. portion of the tour is set to begin early in 2016 with an announcement expected next month. Joining Joe for the “Shockwave Tour” is Marco Minnemann (drums), Bryan Beller (bass) and Mike Keneally (keys & guitar).

Watch the first video for title track, “Shockwave Supernova”:

To purchase Shockwave Supernova:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1P0Cdbj

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/joe-satriani/id46694

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Source: MAD Ink PR

For more info on JOE SATRIANI:

Facebook: Joe Satriani

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LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

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On This Day In METAL History – July 23rd… From SLASH To AFTER THE BURIAL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On July 23rd, 2011 – The great DEF LEPPARD had their hit single. Pour Some Sugar On Me, ranked at #2, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Yup. Here’s something even better: DEF LEPPARD’s fourth studio album, Hysteria, was sitting at #1, on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This superb album went on to sell 20 million (plus) units worldwide. Whoa, man!

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On July 23rd, 2011 – The exceptional IRON MAIDEN performed at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. This was a date on The Final Frontier Tour. Hail Maiden!

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On July 23rd, 2015 – Minnesota’s AFTER THE BURIAL have their album, Wolves Within, ranked at #16, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whiz-bang! This album was released back in the Winter of 2013.

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On July 23rd, 2015AFTER THE BURIAL have their album, In Dreams, ranked at #46, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Whoa! This album was released back in 2010. AFTER THE BURIAL are currently touring on The Summer Slaughter Tour – North America.

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On July 23rd, 1965, SLASH was born in the UK. Happy Birthday, SLASH! This legendary guitarist & Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer is universally famous for his career with Guns N’ Roses. SLASH has carved out his post Guns N’ Roses life with an amazing musical career which currently boasts his band: SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators. Long Live SLASH!

* Shown above: SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy LIVE (CD cover) Made In Stoke 24/7/11 and Guitar Player cover feature from October 2014.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

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