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Artist Interview: Joe Satriani on The Jamcast - Session 5 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 October 2007 10:58
satchlowres.jpgIn Part 5 of our Artist Interview with Joe Satriani, GJD's Ken Volpe talks to Joe about the recording process and the studio set up on his new album Super Colossal. Joe goes over the amps, speakers and mics that he used to record the solos and tracks on the CD. Next, Joe and Ken spend some time a talking about their mutual friend Cliff Cultreiri and the benefit concert Joe and Steve Vai put on for him. Joe talks about how he met Cliff and how their relationship evolved over time -- and how special he's been to Joe personally and professionally. Lastly, Joe reveals how important Cliff was in development of Joe's epic release "Surfing with The Alien."

Click Here to Listen to Session 5 with Joe Satriani >
Artist Interview: David Grissom on The Jamcast - Session 2 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 October 2007 02:37
2007_07_11_storyville_bluesonthegreen_grissom0002 c_bypattimitchell.jpgIn Session 2 of our Artist Interview with David Grissom, guitar player extrodinare, GJD's Ken Volpe and Dave discuss the guitar greats and what made them so special and influential. They also cover how technology has had a major impact on the artist, the music business and the listener. Dave talks about what's missing in the music scene today and how it effects him and what's really healthy about the new music economy we are living in.

Enjoy Session 2 with David Grissom >
Ronny North's Chatting with the Pros: Gilby Clarke PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 19:52
ronny and gilby.jpgBy Ronny North - GJD Contributor
This is my new interview feature that Nick Friese at GJD has graciously allowed me to host. In 'Chatting with the Pros,' I will be interviewing artists and asking them the questions I've always wanted to see in interviews but were just never asked.

I'm going to kick off the column with an interview with my friend Gilby Clarke. I feel very fortunate that Gilby took time out from his busy schedule to do our first interview. Many of you know him from his stint in Guns N' Roses at the peak of their fame. He has had quite a career and is not ready to hang it up anytime soon - as you will see. Gilby is one of the coolest down to earth guys you will ever meet. He has been a mainstay of the L.A. music scene forever. He's a multitalented artist who really does care about the local music scene and even produces and records for other artists when he's not playing with his own band.

Most importantly he's a guitar player. He straps on his Les Paul and goes for it. Here we go.

Ronny North:
Everyone knows that you were in Guns N' Roses and that whole story. Did you start singing or playing guitar first? Tell us what got you into playing music and a little about your first band and about your former band Candy that you were in before Guns. Any chance of a Candy reunion??? Care to comment about the G N' R reunion rumors?

Artist Interview: Johnny Hiland on The Jamcast - Session 2 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 October 2007 11:30
jhiland.jpgIn Part 2 of our Artist Interview with guitar sensation Johnny Hiland, Ken asks Johnny about his approach to soloing and what advice he'd give to players who want to improve their improv skills. Johnny gives some very powerful tips and amazing insight on how to create killer Chicken Pickin' solos. After you're finished with this session you'll want to grab your guitar and start practicing using Johnny's wisdom.

Enjoy Session 2 with Johnny Hiland >

Artist Interview: Mike Scott on The Jamcast - Session 1 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 October 2007 20:10
dscn0006.jpgTo play guitar in Prince's band you have to have massive chops and need to be incredibly musical, and that describes guitarist Mike Scott to a TT. In our Artist Interview with Mike Scott, GJD's Ken Volpe riffs on a variety of notes from Mike's weekend at Experience PRS, his gigs with Prince and Justin Timberlake, to his current career in music. Mike also talks about his relationship with PRS and how he became an endorsee. You'll also get a peek into his past and how he's become a success in the music business today. There's much that you'll be able to learn from this guitar man.

Enjoy this session of the Jamcast with guitar maestro Mike Scott >
Artist Interview: Johnny Hiland on The Jamcast - Session 1 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 October 2007 08:38
jhiland.jpgIn this edition of our Artist Interview, GJD's Ken Volpe spends some quality time with guitar phenom Johnny Hiland. If you haven't heard Johnny Hiland play, then you've been missing some of the best guitar playing on the planet. Although mostly known for his prodigious country guitar chops, Johnny's ability allows him to play rock, funk, blues, jazz, even metal with complete authority and authenticity. In session 1, Ken and Johnny discuss his start as a guitar player at the age of three years old and how he took the instrument right away. Coming from a musical family, Johnny talks about how was out playing shows from the age of 7 making TV appearances, playing gigs, family shows and more. Next, Ken and Johnny talk about his handicap and how it has impacted his life - you'll simply be inspired by his story. Lastly, Johnny talks about his guitar heros and how they motivated him to excel on the guitar.

Listen to Session One with Johnny Hiland >
Artist Interview: Mark Tremonti on The Jamcast - Session 1 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 October 2007 20:07
tremonti - guitar jam daily.jpgAt Experience PRS this past weekend, GJD's Ken Volpe ran into PRS artist, former lead guitarist for Creed and now Alter Bridge, Mark Tremonti. On the spot, Mark agreed to spend some time with GJD to talk shop about his start as a guitar player, his mentors, and his new record with Alter Bridge. During the session, Mark riffs on the guitars and amps he used during the recording of Blackbird and the tones he found from the various combinations. He continues to talk about his favorite amps in a live setting and in the studio. You'll also find out about what he's doing to alter his playing style these days and why.

Enjoy Session 1 of our Artist Interview with Mark Tremonti.

Artist Interview: Rudolf Schenker on The Jamcast PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 October 2007 18:01
rudolf.jpgIn Session 1 of our Artist Interview with Rudolf Schenker, the legendary guitar player from the Scorpions, you'll hear about his busy schedule and the very personal Rain Forest charity gig that he's involved in with Green Peace. Ken asks Rudolph about his guitar work on the new Scorpions CD Humanity Hour 1. Rudolph talks about the origins of the album and what the new record represents for him and for the fans. He also addresses the reviews Humanity Hour 1 has been getting and how the music represents a combination of the old and new styles of the band. Lastly, Rudolph discusses the song writing and recording process on the new album and how they found the right mix of songs to make everyone happy.

Enjoy Session 1 of The Jamcast with Rudolph Schenker.

*Photo Credit: Jay Gilbert
Artist Interview: Joe Satriani on The Jamcast - Session 4 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 September 2007 09:20
satchlowres.jpgIn Part 4 of our Artist Interview with Joe Satriani, GJD's Ken Volpe asks Joe about his most recent studio project Super Colossal. Joe gives us the update on the album and the Super Colossal tour and the various media elements that subsequently came out from the project. One who never slows down, we find out that Joe is busy writing and scheduling his next album - and you'll hear about his plans. Switching channels, Ken asks Joe about his signal paths for his great lead tones when he records his guitars in the studio. You'll get the inside scoop on how Satch sets up his guitars, amps and recording environment for the ultimate lead tones.

This is a session that you won't want to miss!

*photo Patrick Cusse
Artist Interview: Marc Bonilla on The Jamcast - Session 1 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 23 September 2007 19:12
bonilla strat1.jpgToday on the Jamcast, GJD's Ken Volpe sits down with guitar sensation Marc Bonilla. In Session One, Ken and Marc cover his early years on the instrument. You'll find out that as a youngin', Marc was a very hyper kid and his parents discovered that the guitar was the only thing that calmed him down - a natural player in the making. As the good parents they were, they fostered his development as a guitar player. Marc talks about what life was like for him as a young player and reminisces about the experiences. Ken fast forwards to Marc's CD 1991 release "EE Ticket" and gets the inside scoop on the how he produced such a masterpiece. The guys continue to explore what the instrumental guitar scene was like during the period of releasing Double E Ticket.

Enjoy Session One with Marc Bonilla >

About: Marc Bonilla has worked with Keith Emerson (including on 1995's Changing States and in Emerson's 2006 touring band), Glenn Hughes (on The Way It Is, 1999, also playing keyboards), David Coverdale (late 2000 live band) and Kevin Gilbert (Toy Matinee live band). He also appears on the Emerson, Lake & Palmer tribute album Encores, Legends & Paradox (Magna Carta Records, 1999). He has released a number of solo albums. EE Ticket in 1991 and American Matador (Warner Brothers) released in 1993, which includes two covers of "A Whiter Shade of Pale". - Wiki
Artist Interview: Dave Grissom on The Jamcast - Session 1 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 September 2007 18:52
2007_07_11_storyville_bluesonthegreen_grissom0006 ps and c_bypattimitchell.jpgIn Session 1 of our Artist Interview with Dave Grissom, guitar player extrodinare, GJD's Ken Volpe and Dave discuss how he found the guitar and started playing as a kid. They talk about what it was like taking formal lessons at a young age and how he progressed as a player early on in Louisville. The conversation tours the topics of theory and sight reading how it effects your playing. Next, they go over the guitar players and musicians that made a big impression on Dave's musical mind and what they meant to him.

Enjoy Session 1 with Dave Grissom >

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  • 02:41 - 01.10.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    A five week long, cross-country tour featuring some of the best known and most respected figures in rock and blues has been set to celebrate the legacy and music of Jimi Hendrix. Presented by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., the Hendrix family-owned company founded by James A. “Al” Hendrix, Jimi’s father, entrusted with preserving and protecting the legacy of Jimi Hendrix together with musical instrument giant Gibson Guitar, this year’s Experience Hendrix Tour represents a dramatic expansion beyond last year’s seven sold out performances.

    Featured artists who will be performing music written by and associated with Jimi Hendrix include blues giant Buddy Guy, contemporary guitar greats Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Eric Johnson, Cesar Rojas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos as well as Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford.
  • 01:53 - 26.09.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and Italian distributor M.Casale Bauer proudly announce the grand opening of the Fender Custom Shop Showcase Italy. It is the third such international exclusive Fender guitar destination, joining the elite Fender Custom Shop Lounge (Düsseldorf, Germany) and Fender Showcase Tokyo (Japan).

    The Fender Custom Shop Showcase Italy is in Bologna, Italy, and is housed in a building by California-born Italian designer Gretchen Alexander. The showroom is located near the offices of M. Casale Bauer, Fender’s Italian distributor since 1962, and was created to provide Fender dealers, their special guests and artists with a comfortable place to find, try and buy some of the most beautiful guitars in today’s market. The showcase features an impressive array of high-end guitars crafted by the master builders of the Fender Custom Shop and provides artists and dealers (and their VIP clients) with access to some of the most unique high-end Fender instruments ever made available in one place. The showroom houses an unparalleled selection of Fender Custom Shop instruments, as well as Bauer’s personal collection, one of the largest and most valuable in the world.
  • 03:41 - 23.09.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    Los Angeles, CA – World-renowned Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will  release Center Stage, a live concert DVD on October 14th via Favored Nations Acoustic.  
    The full-length concert DVD follows the recent release of the Center Stage  double CD, both having been recorded live for the PBS television series “Sierra Center Stage.” Filmed in eye-catching high definition, every element of modern technology was used in production, creating a stunning package, both aurally
    and visually. 
  • 00:09 - 19.09.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    Montreal, Canada- September 16th, 2008: Renowned guitarist Daryl Stuermer will be giving Godin Performance Clinics in and around Quebec and Eastern Ontario from September 29th to October 3rd 2008.

    Having performed in studio and toured the world with both Phil Collins and supergroup Genesis for years, Daryl is a player who is on top of his game and has the chops to prove it. Performing as the Daryl Stuermer Duo, he will be accompanied by keyboardist Konstantin Efimov during the clinics and will also be giving attendees his perspective on playing live, recording, technique, and his gear, by fielding a Q&A session after each performance.
  • 09:29 - 03.06.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 2, 2008) -- Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced today that it has acquired certain assets of Groove Tubes LLC. Among other assets, FMIC purchased the Groove Tubes brand. Groove Tubes company founder Aspen Pittman will continue in a consulting role.