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Lamb of God Announce Summer Tour Plus Metal on the Mountain Retreat

Posted by Michael Mueller on March 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM

(Press Release) -- With the recent exoneration of front man Randy Blythe from all charges in the Czech Republic, Lamb of God announces today a tour of secondary markets May 16th through June 20th. The tour continues the support of the album Resolution and hits 30 markets not yet visited on the current album cycle. Support on all dates will be Decapitated with Terror appearing through June 10th and The Acacia Strain appearing on the remaining shows.

Lamb of God guitar tab 
 
In addition, the band announces today the Metal on the Mountain retreat July 15th through 19th to be held at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. The weeklong retreat, which is limited to 170 fans, will feature activities aimed at musicians and non musicians alike. The curriculum, created by the band, will include guitar and drum clinics with Mark Morton, Willie Adler, and Chris Adler as well as group instruction, songwriting sessions and competitions, nightly jam sessions with the band and fans, band Q & A, the premiere of the Lamb of God feature film scheduled for a fall theatrical release, and a full band concert the final night of the retreat.  Long time band album designer Ken Adams will discuss the creation of Lamb of God album and t-shirt designs and band tour manager and sound man Brian Griffin will instruct fans on the art of mixing a live metal show. Non-musical activities will include motorcycle excursions with bassist John Campbell, a seminar on primitive fire building by Randy Blythe, and a casino night. Also, all of the fans will enjoy all of the amenities available at the Full Moon Resort. For more information on the Metal on the Mountain retreat, go to metalonthemountain.com.
 
Dates for the May tour are below. All shows are scheduled to go on sale the weekend of March 29th and 30th.
 
5/16 Asheville, NC
5/17 Chattanooga, TN
5/18 Nashville, TN
5/19 Columbus, OH
5/20 Columbia, MO
5/22 Boulder, CO
5/23 Salt Lake City, UT
5/24 Boise, ID
5/25 Reno, NV
5/26 Ventura, CA
5/28 Tucson, AZ
5/29 Anaheim, CA
5/31 Chico, CA
6/01 Portland, OR
6/02 Kennewick, WA
6/03 Missoula, MT
6/04 Billings, MT
6/06 Fargo, ND
6/07 Madison, WI
6/08 Lincoln, NE
6/09 Wichita, KS
6/10 Tulsa, OK
6/12 Ft. Wayne, IN
6/13 Rochester, NY
6/14 Atlantic City, NJ
6/15 Montebello, QC
6/16 Portland, ME
6/18 Worcester, MA
6/19 Baltimore, MD
6/20 Norfolk, VA

Peter Frampton Guitar Circus Tour Dates Announced

Posted by Michael Mueller on March 19, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Following the success of the 2011/2012 world tour celebrating the 35th Anniversary of his multi-platinum selling live album Frampton Comes Alive!, Peter Frampton is back on the road with Frampton's Guitar Circus. The tour will feature the Grammy-winning musician performing with friends, celebrated guitarists, and other special guests to be announced. Kicking off in May, Frampton will perform several dates with five-time Grammy Award winner Robert Cray including Nashville, New York City, and Austin. In August, he will travel through Atlanta, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and more with praised slide blues guitarist Sonny Landreth opening the show, followed by the legendary B.B. King. Each night, Frampton's set will be recorded and subsequently sold in digital format.

Peter Frampton guitar tab, video lessons, and jam tracks 
 
Presale tickets and VIP ticket packages will be made available on Frampton's web site every Wednesday morning at 10AM local venue time. One fan per market that purchases tickets on the site will be drawn at random to win an autographed set list from the show they attend.

Second Annual Paul Gilbert's Great Guitar Escape Dates and Schedule Announced

Posted by Michael Mueller on March 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM

The second annual Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape—featuring acclaimed guitarist Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X)—will take place July 8-12 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. Guitar players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to join Paul Gilbert and other guest guitar instructors for this unique music camp. After a full day of activities, evenings will culminate with intimate, once-in-a-lifetime jam sessions.

Paul Gilbert guitar tab and video lessons
 

This year's featured guest instructors include Andy Timmons, Mimi Fox, Berklee professor Scotty Johnson, rock/blues/slide guitarist Tony Spinner, and two-handed contrapuntal tapping whiz Adam Fulara. Packages start at $1,200, including lodging, access to all workshops, seminars, gourmet meals, performances, and camp activities. Full details and daily schedules are available at www.greatguitarescape.com.


 
 

New Joe Satriani Album Unstoppable Momentum Due May 7

Posted by Michael Mueller on March 19, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Legendary guitar hero Joe Satriani has announced a May 7 release for his new album, Unstoppable Momentum. Recorded at Skywalker Sound, the record features a first-call cast including drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, bassist Chris Chaney, and keyboardist Mike Keneally.

"The idea was to crank up the energy level of the sessions, and allow for more individual expression of the material from each player," says Satriani. "The chemistry with Mike, Chris, and Vinnie was fantastic and we blazed through all of the tracks with everyone laying down amazing performances."

Joe Satriani guitar tab, video lessons, and jam tracks
 
The album is available for pre-order at Satriani's web site and through the Epic Records store, each featuring special bundle options including signed copies of the album, guitar straps, t-shirts, and even an exclusive art book.

"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."

Unstoppable Momentum track list

Unstoppable Momentum
Can't Go Back
Lies and Truths
Three Sheets to the Wind
I'll Put a Stone on Your Cairn
A Door into Summer
Shine On American Dreamer
Jumpin' In
Jumpin' Out
The Weight of the World
A Celebration

Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum

Bad Company Announces 40th Anniversary Tour for Summer 2013

Posted by Michael Mueller on March 12, 2013 at 9:24 AM

New York --- Bad Company has announced the complete itinerary for the band's Summer tour of the U.S. Celebrating their 40th anniversary since forming, the excursion begins on June 15 in Rancho Mirage, CA and will stage 22 dates, ending on August 3 in Orilla, Ontario. in 2009. In front of the tour, Paul Rodgers shares, "When Mick and I formed the band we were amazed at the instant success. It didn't hurt to have Led Zeppelin behind us, and we wrote some decent songs that still resonate. This one is for the fans."

Bad Company guitar tab
 
Bad Company were dubbed a super-group upon the band's formation due to the union of Free's Paul Rodgers (Vocals / Multi-Instrumentalist) with Mott The Hoople's Mick Ralphs (Guitar) plus Free's Simon Kirke (Drums) and King Crimson's Boz Burrell (Bass), who passed away in 2006. Over the next nine years, the band sold tens of millions of copies, yielding the hits "Can't Get Enough," "Bad Company," "Feel Like Makin' Love," and many others. Original members Rodgers, Ralphs, and Kirke will be joined by guitarist Howard Leese and bassist Todd Ronning (from Paul Rodgers's solo band).
 
On 13 of the dates, Bad Company will co-headline with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Paul Rodgers recently shared, "The Skynyrds and I go back to the 70's and the days and nights at the Hyatt House,  on Sunset in LA. In the 90's the band introduced me to my wife Cynthia, and that's why I am so damned happy and healthy these years." Lynyrd Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant offered, "Every member of Skynyrd has been fans of Bad Company from the get go. Personally, Paul is one of my favorite rock singers. We have a deep appreciation for Bad Company's music and look forward to being on the road with them and sharing the stage."

Lynyrd Skynyrd guitar tab, video lessons, and jam tracks
 
DiscLive Network has partnered with Bad Company, to record all shows (where available), which will be released to fans the evening of the appearance so that they have the opportunity to walk out of the show with the concert they just attended. These double CD sets, which will be individually numbered and distributed in DigiPaks commemorating the 40th Anniversary Tour, will also contain an extra "bonus" CD with an exclusive "rockumentary" style interview with Bad Company. Fans may go to www.disclivenetwork.com to reserve their copy today.

Summer 2013 tour dates (Lynyrd Skynyrd dates marked "w/LS")

6/15  Rancho Mirage, CA
6/20  Auburn, WA (w/LS)
6/21  Ridgefield, WA (w/LS)
6/23  Mountain View, CA (w/LS)
6/25  Del Mar, CA
6/28  Hammond, IN
6/29  New Lenox, IL
7/05  Hinckley, MN
7/07  Airway Heights, WA
7/11  Houston, TX (w/LS)
7/13  Charlotte, NC (w/LS)
7/14  Bristow, VA (w/LS)
7/16  Buffalo, NY
7/17  Camden, NJ (w/LS)
7/19  Burgettstown, PA (w/LS)
7/20  Noblesville, IN (w/LS)
7/23  Clarkston, MI (w/LS)
7/24  Cincinnati, OH (w/LS)
7/26  Gilford, NH (w/LS)
7/27  Bethel, NY (w/LS)
8/02  Solomons, MD
8/03  Orilla, Ontario CAN


 

Former Ten Years After Guitarist Alvin Lee Has Died at Age 68

Posted by Michael Mueller on March 6, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Former Ten Years After guitarist Alvin Lee died this morning (3/6) at age 68. A statement at his official web site reads: 

Alvin Lee"With great sadness we have to announce that Alvin unexpectedly passed away early this morning after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure.

"We have lost a wonderful much loved father and companion, the world has lost a truly great and gifted musician."

Lee's career began in the early 1960s, but it was the incendiary lines emanating from his famous, stickered "Big Red" Gibson ES-335 at Woodstock, in 1969 (see video below), that helped to catapult him and Ten Years After to stardom. At the time of that performance, no blues-rock guitarists—save Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Winter—were playing with that level of fire on the strings. The band's biggest hit, "I'd Love to Change the World," appeared on their 1971 album A Space in Time.

Ten Years After guitar tab and jam tracks

Lee left Ten Years After in 1973 and went on to release several solo albums. His last release was 2012's Still on the Road to Freedom.

 

Prince Smashes Somebody Else's Guitar

Posted by Michael Mueller on March 5, 2013 at 4:59 PM

After watching Prince's scorching performance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" this past Friday (3/1), you could say he was "killin' it"—especially if "it" refers to the guitar he tossed in the air and let crash to the stage at the end of "Bambi." What's the matter with wrecking a guitar, you ask? After all, such icons as Hendrix and Townshend have done it. Well, when the guitar—in this case a valuable vintage guitar—doesn't belong to you, it's not cool.

Prince guitar tab 

Yep, that 1961 Epiphone Crestwood belonged to guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas, of the "Late Show" house band The Roots. According to a thread on The Gear Page, Prince had seen the vintage axe during soundcheck and asked Douglas if he could use it for the performance. The guitarist, now regrettably, said yes, and then this happened:



Following that debacle, Douglas apparently asked Prince to sign his broken axe, and he actually said "No." Wow. Afterward, Douglas posted this pic of his guitar on Twitter with the caption "Purple Pain."

Captain Kirk Douglas smashed Epiphone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas then tweeted the following:

Captain Kirk Douglas tweets

 

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