1981, in Toronto. Great set list.
I love Exit . . . Stage Left. By comparison, this one is a bit more raw. Without listening to them side-by-side, I'd say this one has less reverb.
From what I've read, this is the first official release of this particular gig. Even if, say...
Good grief, this is a hell of scam being pulled on musicians by a well-known journalist.
Benn Jordan, who tells the story, fell for the scam, admits it, and does not seem to be looking for legal redress (he signed a contract that he shouldn't have). But he also makes a powerful case that he and...
IK group buy counter
Many of you probably already know how this works. The deal, in a nutshell, is this: Buy one qualifying IK product, and choose more qualifying products (of equivalent or lesser price) free, depending on how many people get in on the group buy. The more people who take part...
Here's a kid covering Vai's one-handed extravaganza, what?, one week after it came out. I guess I shouldn't be shocked.
The kid does a very good job, but he's, perhaps, not quite at Vai-level of left-hand refinement, since it looks like he's controlling extraneous noise in some sections by...
This is a good one--and, it's free!
No, unfortunately for me, I've never played a real Soldano.
Yes, I've used some other Soldano sims. They're good, too.
This one, IMO, is excellent for crisp, aggressive rhythm playing, among other things.
What was supposed to be Grind Machine III has been renamed ReAmp Studio, and it has been vastly expanded. It involves plenty of metal amp models, along with a lot of other stuff.
Worth a look, IMO.
Joe's new album, Shapeshifting, is out today, April 10.
If you're having trouble finding it in Apple Music, go to "Browse," type in "Shapeshifting," and you'll find the whole album.
To my surprise, it didn't appear among the featured new releases in iTunes, and I couldn't get more than the two...
An insightful profile by David Remnick:
And, a cool playlist of Guy's inspirations and performances:
Kazrog Thermionik is on my personal short list of amp sim plug-ins I dig, so it's happily interesting to see that Shane McFee is up to something new in the amp sim realm.
The sounds Shane demonstrates in the video below are all in the metal family, and his currently available work is already...
Check it out, everyone . . . Alex takes the main solo, plays more than one note, does not overplay, and sounds like himself!
There are things about this performance I don't love, but Alex Lifeson overcomes them.
Good to see recent video of Buckethead, given the recent talk of his health scares.
Especially good to see him with a live rhythm section!
Some serious lunacy here! Dig how raw his tone is, and how crazy his use of effects is, and how amazing his time and picking are!
Tons of great stuff is now accessible on Apple Music, Spotify, etc.
It's worth looking at what ECM has to say about its move to streaming: https://www.ecmrecords.com/public/docs/ECM_and_Streaming.pdf
There's a part of me that has been quietly cheering the holdouts. Payment from streaming...