Led Zeppelin O2 Arena show comes to DVD!

At long last, Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion show at London’s O2 Arena is being released! It’ll be screened in cinemas in October and will arrive as a home release in November.

I’m really stoked about this one. Robert Plant is one of my favourite singers. But not just any Robert Plant: specifically 1990s-and-onwards Plant, when his voice seemed to take on even more gravity and gravel.

Here’s the press release:

On December 10, 2007,  Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ’n’ roll that instantly became part of the legend ofLed Zeppelin. Read More …

REVIEW: Seymour Duncan Full Shred 7

One of the really fun things about being a guitarist is that once you’ve figured out how to change pickups, you’ve unlocked a really easy way to completely overhaul your guitar’s sound – or to fine-tune it. Recently I found myself going back and forth between two guitars, each outfitted with a DiMarzio Crunch Lab 7 and LiquiFire 7 set. One was my Ibanez UV777BK, and the other was my Buddy Blaze Sevenator prototype. Both guitars sounded cool, but I found myself wishing for something a little earthier for the poplar body of the Blaze. Something with a bit more hair and rock attitude compared to the very midrangey, slightly boxy quality of the Crunch Lab. Poplar has a similar tone to alder, except it seems to have a slight upper-mid crispness to my ears. I asked the folks at Seymour Duncan what pickup would give me the sound I was after (keeping in mind the poplar body) and they recommended the Full Shred, so I gave it a shot.

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Musicians Gather for First Annual Women’s Music Summit

Musicians Gather for First Annual Women’s Music Summit
Meshell Ndegeocello, Marnie Stern, Melissa Auf der Maur, and Malina Moye attend as featured artist instructors
September 11,2012, Lafayette, CA — Female musicians and songwriters of all ages and skill levels gathered last month in Big Indian, NY for the first ever Women’s Music Summit.
Tucked away in the Catskill Mountains at Full Moon Resort, festivities began over cocktails and an open mic session as the ladies shared the spotlight and instantly connected over music and conversation. With the ice now broken, attendees woke up the next morning to breakfast followed by a songwriting and collaboration workshop led by guitarist Malina Moye and event founder Laura Whitmore. Breaking off into smaller groups, they were offered a challenge: to write and complete a song together before the Summit reaches an end. The first Women’s Music Summit was in full swing.

Recreate Kimbra’s live looping setup

Find out how to to recreate Kimbra’s live looping setup using free web software or your iPhone in this episode of Gear Gawk with Inch Chua on The Warner Sound. There are some cool tricks here for vocalists which can also be applied to guitar, bass, drums – pretty much any sound source.

Download the MmmTsss Playful Looper:

Download SooperLooper:

Get the Everday Looper iPhone App:

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Jeff Loomis Australian Clinic tour

Allans Billy Hyde & Schecter Guitar Research Presents


Jeff Loomis’ complex shredding has been a central part of the progressive but powerful and thrashy edge often attributed to Nevermore’s trademark sound. Taking the classic techniques he learned from listening to legends like Jason Becker and Yngwie Malmsteen as a teen and applying his own ingenuity, Loomis has carved his own niche and created an instantly recognisable style.

Don’t miss your chance to see Jeff Loomis live and be in the audience for your chance to win a Schecter SGR C7 electric guitar.

You could also be shredding it up on stage with Jeff Loomis by entering the Schecter Shred Off Competition.

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