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Allan Holdsworth RIP 1946 - 2017

Jazz-Rock Guitar Genius Allan Holdsworth Dies Age 70

Allan Holdsworth, the rock and jazz guitar virtuoso who was best known for his work with Soft Machine and numerous other jazz-rock and progressive bands, died on Saturday (15 April). He was 70, and passed away at his home in Vista, California; no cause of death was immediately given. Holdsworth has been called as an influence by such renowned rock, metal and jazz guitarists as Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Shawn Lane, and Alex Lifeson. Frank Zappa once called him as “one

She Rocks Vol. 1 – A Collection of Kick-Ass Guitar Goddesses

She Rocks Vol. 1 – A Collection of Kick-Ass Guitar Goddesses.

She Rocks Vol. 1She Rocks Vol. 1 – A Collection of Kick-Ass Guitar Goddesses. Available January 20th, 2017! Track listing: 01. Orianthi – “Transmogrify” 02. Yasi Hofer – “Cosmic Stars” 03. Kat Dyson – “U Know What I Like” 04. Sarah Longfield – “The Taxi Time Travel Task Force” 05. Lita Ford w/ LEZ ZEPPELIN – “The Lemon Song” 06. Jennifer Batten – “In The Aftermath” 07. Nita Strauss – “Pandemonium” 08. Steph Paynes – “The Sun At Her Eastern Gate” 09. Nili Brosh – “A Matter Of Perception” 10. Gretchen Menn

Joe Satriani - "Supernova REMIX" the FREE EP

Joe Satriani – “Supernova REMIX” the FREE EP

From Joe Satriani: I’m dropping this cool five song re-mix EP as a gift to all my fans who have made the “Shockwave Supernova” album such a great success around the world. I can’t thank you enough! I called my most talented buddies near and far to get a new spin on five fan favorites from my latest release. John Cuniberti and Eric Caudieux team up for both “Goodbye Supernova” and “Stars Race Across The Sky” and turn in two breathtaking and modern

Robben Ford & Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal in "Lost In Paris Blues Band"

Robben Ford & Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal in “Lost In Paris Blues Band”

Lost In Paris Blues Band, featuring Paul Personne, Robben Ford, and guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, have released the second of three “making of” video features on their new album, due for release on December 2nd. The album features covers of songs from Tom Waits, Bob Seger, Janis Joplin, Boy Dylan and many more. “Downtown” (Tom Waits) “Fire Down Below” (Bob Seger) “Little Red Rooster” (Willie Dixon) “I Don’t Need No Doctor” (Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Jo Armstead) “One Good Man” (Janis Joplin) “Tell Me” (Howlin’ Wolf) “You’re

Jackson officially announces guitar icon Marty Friedman back to the Jackson artist fold

Jackson is thrilled to officially announce and welcome guitar icon Marty Friedman back to the Jackson artist fold. One of the most influential and respected players in the world, Friedman’s impactful and game-changing contributions to heavy metal and guitar in general continue to inspire generations of musicians and music fans to this day. He defined modern guitar playing with Jason Becker in Cacophony, was a key element in the wildly successful rise of thrash pioneers Megadeth, and with his “Marty-esque” improvisations

Some words from Brian May

Just a word or two to say thanks so much for all your lovely words and wishes dear folks. I got myself in a very depleted state and have taken the decision now to clear my diary of everything until the end of the year. I’m leaving today on a big steel bird to spend some time recharging in a safe place. Need to turn off the phones and media for a while. Apologies to everyone involved in the things I will