Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova

Joe Satriani Shockwave Supernova

PRESS RELEASE: Legendary guitarist, JOE SATRIANI, announces plans to release his 15th solo studio album,Shockwave Supernova, on July 24th, making him one of the first to utilize the new “Friday, Global Release Day” for music. It would be easy to call Shockwave Supernova a “masterpiece” or “the last word on guitar” from the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer.  Satch, however, sees it much more personally. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument; an effort he dedicated himself to on September 18, 1970, the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died.  Read More …

INTERVIEW: Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Across 14 studio albums Joe Satriani has redefined instrumental guitar, led the charge in popularising shred, introduced all sorts of techniques to the guitarists’ lexicon, and spearheaded innovations in gear that have influenced countless luthiers and modders. While Joe is always looking forward – to the next guitar, the next gig, the next album – 2014 finds him also taking stock of how he got to this point, if only for a moment. This year has already seen the release of TThe Complete Studio Recordings, a 15-disc box set which brings together each of his albums (the studio disc of the two-CD Time Machine album is represented) plus a disc of alternate mixes, unheard tracks and rarities. And he has also released Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir, which explores his creative output album-by-album, offering unprecedented incites into the conception and execution of his albums, the origins of the G3 tour, the success of Chickenfoot and of course those early days teaching guitar to the likes of Steve Vai, Alex Skolnick, Kirk Hammett and Larry LaLonde. With plenty of touring booked for this year already, Joe has just announced a tour of Australia for November, which means it’s high time we had another chat. Read More …

Keneally-Bendian-Lunn US Tour

From the latest Mike Keneally ‘Keneallist’ email: It’s me. Hey! I’m pleased as peanut to present the vital details for the Keneally-Bendian-Lunn May 2014 Tour. Dates and all info are below. We shall build boldly upon lessons learned and visions glimpsed. We will leave no stone unturned in providing you good people with a stupidly memorable musical experience. I’m dag excited to have the opportunity to explore with Gregg and Doug over a series of gigs lasting a couple of weeks. I know things are going to get nuts out there, in a good way.

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The G4 Experience With Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons & Mike Keneally

Joe SatrianiI know what I want for my birthday.

PRESS RELEASE: From August 11-15, 2014, musicians of all ages and levels will converge in California’s scenic Central Coast for the G4 Experience with guitar virtuosos Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons, and Mike Keneally. This unique music camp that combines entertainment, education and a vacation experience will be held at the picturesque Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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Mike Keneally Reissues Sluggo!

SluggoDo you have an album that helps to define a particular your of your life? I have a few, and one of the most important for me is Sluggo! by Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins. I got this album in 1998 and that was a year that was pretty huge for me in terms of that whole ‘defining your sense of self’ thing. I didn’t yet know who I was going to ultimately be, but I knew which things resonated with me. And Sluggo! hit me hard (probably even harder than Scambot did a few years ago). It’s so creative, expressive, funny, intense, melodic, virtuosic… and it was also a little raw, at least in its sonics, which is why it’s awesome to hear that Mike has given Sluggo! the remix treatment! It’s available in a variety of formats featuring a great deal of unreleased audio and video material, and featuring new stereo and surround mixes of the album. “I’ve always felt the album is really good, but I’ve had reservations about the mix forever,” Mike says. “It’s a long story (told at length in the new liner notes in the reissue packaging), but the upshot is I’m finally completely happy with the sound of the album. Sixteen years after recording it, I finally feel like I’ve finished Sluggo!Read More …

Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem

dethklokPRESS RELEASE: In METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA we pick up directly after the abduction of DETHKLOK guitarist Toki Wartooth in the season four finale. With his life in danger, his only salvation can come from the four most selfish human celebrities on Earth—his bandmates, extreme metal band DETHKLOK. Will they be able to get past their own egos to help someone besides themselves? Find out in this one-hour heavy metal rock opera special with a completely original score. Created by Brendon Small, the animated one-hour special, METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA, airs Sunday, October 27 at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. This once-in-a-lifetime DETHKLOK experience includes special guests Jack Black, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, and Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.  Read More …

New Keneally Album Out Now!

You Must Be This TallYou Must Be This Tall, the new album my Mike Keneally, is out now! It’s Mike’s 24th album, and it features 12 largely instrumental pieces with musical assistance by Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller, Joe Travers, Rick Musallam, Missy Andersen and XTC’s Andy Partridge. And Mike says “this is an album that rewards dedicated attention with a good set of headphones,” which bodes well! Get more info and find out how you can help Mike promote the album here. And below you’ll find “You Must Be This Small,” a sampler of bits and pieces of the album, as well as the video for the song “Popes.” Enjoy! Read More …