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AXES & ANCHORS Cruise featuring Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde & Alex Skolnick

Written on April 25, 2015 at 9:13 pm, by Jon

Axes & Anchors
“Imagine a cruise exclusively planned for guitarists and instrumentalists, featuring performances and personal lessons from some of the greatest guitar gods on the planet.”

Now personally I can’t afford these Rock cruises and getaways with your guitar idols which makes …

Musikmesse 2015: Colourful Marshall Amps Astoria Series

Written on April 16, 2015 at 9:40 pm, by Jon

marshall astoria
“The new Astoria Series has been built not only for the sonic connoisseur who craves hand-wired, point to point, all-valve tone, with world-class build quality and attention to detail, but who also desires contemporary features and functionality. To this end, …

Kiko Loureiro Joins Megadeth

Written on April 3, 2015 at 2:57 pm, by Jon

kiko louriero - dave mustaine
After the shock announcement of Chris Broderick leaving Megadeth everyone has been speculating as to who his replacement would be. Everyone knows what amazing taste in guitar players Dave Mustaine has so it was always going to be someone who …

Joe Satriani & Steve Vai To Host ‘Benefit for Cliff III’ With Animals As Leaders

Written on April 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm, by Jon

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 …

Tony MacAlpine – Concrete Gardens, Pre-order available

Written on March 23, 2015 at 9:45 pm, by Jon

concrete gardens
Tony MacAlpine is set to release his new album ‘Concrete Gardens‘ will be released on April 21st and is available for pre-order in Digital Download, Standard Edition CD, and Special Edition CD/DVD versions at

You can check …

The Aristocrats announce new album Tres Caballeros

Written on March 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm, by Jon

the aristocrats
Press Release
Fresh off their wildly successful 2013-2014 Culture Clash world tour, The Aristocrats – by any measure the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today – rewrote their own rules for their third studio album, Tres Caballeros, which is …

PRS New Model – S2 Vela

Written on March 11, 2015 at 9:18 pm, by Jon

PRS S2 Vela
PRS are adding a brand new model to their mid price S2 range which continues the vintage vibe of the Starla and Mira called the PRS S2 Vela.

“An offset, bevel-cut mahogany body with pattern regular neck are at the …

AxeCrate – Monthly Box Of Guitar Surprises

Written on February 9, 2015 at 8:43 pm, by Jon

I think this is a really cool idea, AxeCrate is a company that offer two product services for either electric or acoustic guitarists. By paying a fee of $32.99 or $34.99 respectively you get a box of surprise products delivered …

Live and Teach Guitar’s Guitar Teacher Survey 2015

Written on January 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm, by Jon

guitar teacher survey 2015
Live and Teach Guitar are running a survey for guitar teachers to find out what marketing strategies are most effective in attracting new students and what makes successful guitar teachers stand out from everybody else. This survey will try to …

James Norbert Ivanyi – The Matter Circumvention available now

Written on January 19, 2015 at 7:50 am, by Jon

the matter circumvention
James Norbert Ivanyi’s debut album “Aphasia” was a powerful onslaught of blistering metal riffs with moments of beautiful acoustic guitar, piano and violin. It was interesting, virtuosic and a significant beginning for a truly gifted young Australian musician. James went …