Instrumental Interviews

Guitar Virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio Believes in Intermezzo

Guitar Virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio Believes in Intermezzo

Posted December 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm | 4 comments

Guitar master Michael Angelo Batio is rereleasing his long awaited solo album after years of touring and performing clinics. Intermezzo features all new original music and is filled with MAB’s signature virtuoso guitar playing of mixed meters, great melodies, superb arrangements, and world class production.

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Tony MacAlpine Interview: New DVD Release Live In Tokyo

Tony MacAlpine Interview: New DVD Release Live In Tokyo

Posted November 30, 2013 at 6:20 am | No comments

Earlier this summer, a new progressive super group, Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian [PSMS] released Live In Tokyo on DVD, Blu-ray, and CD. Their show was recorded back in 2012 at Zepp Tokyo and this 95-minute concert is the first release from the band. It showcases a wide range of instrumental performances from each of the members’ careers as well as their collaborations with each other.

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From Crown Guitar Fest: Robben Ford Talks Guitar, Gear and Bringing It Back Home

From Crown Guitar Fest: Robben Ford Talks Guitar, Gear and Bringing It Back Home

Posted November 13, 2013 at 11:27 am | No comments

Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival & Workshop brings the greatest guitarists in the world (Pat Metheny and Joe Bonamassa to name just two) to Bigfork, Montana for its annual end-of-summer guitar camp and concert series. This year they snagged someone really special, five-time Grammy nominee and one of Musician’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century,” Robben Ford.

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Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum – An organic-sounding set of performances!

Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum – An organic-sounding set of performances!

Posted August 26, 2013 at 11:16 am | 3 comments

By the time you’re reading this, legendary guitarist, Joe Satriani has already released his 14th studio CD this past May, his 2013 World Tour has taken him to through Europe, Turkey, Russia and he is now half way through his full U.S. tour and first ever cross-Canada tour.

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Neo-Classical Guitarist Matt Mills on a New Acoustic Journey

Neo-Classical Guitarist Matt Mills on a New Acoustic Journey

Posted April 22, 2013 at 7:26 am | No comments

When you open up a can of Matt Mills music, you’ll discover a a variety of flavors that will take you from some finely nuanced flamenco guitar to the world of high velocity shred.

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Steel Guitarist, Johnny Farina, Talks About Sleep Walk, Les Paul, The Beatles, and Santo and Johnny (PART ONE)

Steel Guitarist, Johnny Farina, Talks About Sleep Walk, Les Paul, The Beatles, and Santo and Johnny (PART ONE)

Posted December 3, 2012 at 7:00 am | 4 comments

Some music diminishes over time and fades away as new sounds and trends emerge that capture new generations with faddish sound effects, speed or unheard of complexity. But, when I hear the 1959 Santo and Johnny Farina #1 hit instrumental, “Sleepwalk”, it always stops me in my tracks, and I listen.

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James Marsters:  Rockin’ Out With Spike And Ghost Of The Robot

James Marsters: Rockin’ Out With Spike And Ghost Of The Robot

Posted November 7, 2012 at 7:49 am | One comment

James Marsters just might be the hardest working man in show business with one of the coolest dossiers in both music and Hollywood.

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Steve Vai – Illuminating The Story of Light

Steve Vai – Illuminating The Story of Light

Posted September 5, 2012 at 11:54 am | No comments

“Every song has something in it that pushed my buttons!” said Steve, and it’s clearly evident on each song on his latest CD release, The Story of Light.

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Guitarist Randy Ellefson Talks About Instrumental Excursions, Musical Complexities and the Challenge of Tendonitis

Guitarist Randy Ellefson Talks About Instrumental Excursions, Musical Complexities and the Challenge of Tendonitis

Posted June 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm | No comments

Guitarist, Randy Ellefson, is driven to create something special, whether it’s his music or his other artistic endeavors. His musics ranges free style melodic instrumentals to crushing heavy metal, both of which contributed to one very bad case of tendinitis.

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Greg Howe Interview: “You Can’t Want To Be Successful”

Greg Howe Interview: “You Can’t Want To Be Successful”

Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:55 am | No comments

Greg Howe is an amazing guitar virtuoso who has become one of the most in-demand performers, clinicians, guitar teacher, studio and touring musicians on the scene today. Howe has performed with musicians such as Michael Jackson, Enrique Iglesias, N’Sync, Victor Wooten, Dennis Chambers, Stu Hamm among many others. In this interview we talk about Howe’s music, jazz influences in his music, his touring with different pop stars as well as Howe’s thoughts on Allan Holdsworth, success and teaching individuality.

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