Interviews Video

Joe Satriani on New CD, The Elephants of Mars – I’m Involved on a Microscopic Level on the Playing of Every Single Note!

Without the benefit of lyrics, Joe Satriani is a master at painting pictures using his guitar. His crystal-clear playing and perfectly orchestrated instrumentation are capable of taking you on an introspective journey into your mind’s eye, and just when you think all the musical possibilities have been pulled out of a guitar, Joe continues to re-invent brilliant playing!

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Steve Vai on New CD Inviolate – Melody Is Always The Stimulating Factor In Creating Death-Defying Guitar Solos!

Throughout his 40+ year career, Steve Vai has transformed the world of instrumental guitar, something that would seem to be nearly impossible, into a very successful career. From his early beginnings with Frank Zappa’s to his work with the ever-flamboyant David Lee Roth, then back to his exploratory solo work, Steve has continually challenged traditional guitar playing and composition into a mind-altering experience. He has revolutionized guitar playing and has influenced legions of fans and guitarists along the way, something he is very humbled by.

Album Reviews

Carlos Lichman – Genocide

The tracks are all heavy metal based once again sounding a bit like a Yngwie Mamlsteen record without any vocals. He combines the backbone of thrash metal with the technical proficiency of progressive metal and adds some pure speed metal for good measure, which leads me to another comparison to the eighties band CACOPHONY..

Album Reviews

Joop Wolters – False Poetry

JOOP WOLTERS’ blend of speedy shredding mixed with jazz fusion and sprinkled with a bit of classical inspired stuff is very easy on the ears and is a guitarist’s wet dream. Seriously, this is one of those albums that you listen to and then decide to hang your guitar up in shame as there is so much technicality here that it just shouldn’t be possible for one man to be so versatile…