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Joe Satriani announces Spring/Summer 2020 European & UK Tour

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani, announces a string of Spring/Summer 2020 European & UK tour dates to support the release of his 17th solo album. Travelling under the moniker of “The Shapeshifting Tour”. The six-date UK run will start at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea (May 22) finishing up at Birmingham Symphony Hall (May 28).

Captain Cheesebeard share new single “Deadwood”

Happily emerging many moons ago as a Frank Zappa tribute project, the Brussels-based decet (that’s Ten musicians, and yes, we checked), Captain Cheesebeard, have since developed into a unique fusion ensemble. After years of respectfully interpreting Zappa and his music, bandleader, Johan De Coninck decided that the time had come for the band to explore their own virtuosity and begin writing original compositions.
 

Paul Gilbert presents new video for “A Herd of Turtles”

Paul Gilbert has released a new music video for “A Herd of Turtles”.

Watch the video below.

Paul says: “How do you know when you’ve gained your producer’s trust?

You ask him this question:
"Hey John, can you set up a vocal mic? I want to recite a poem about turtles in a Ringo Starr accent, and then launch into a ferocious groove with the band, and then back to the Ringo part, and then back to the ferocious part a few more times. We’ll cut it all live too".

Covet announces July 2019 North American Headlining Tour

Covet, who recently wrapped up a tour with Dance Gavin Dance and Periphery, return to the road this July, kicking off a 14-date tour on July 12 at Schuba’s in Chicago. See all dates below.

North American Tour Dates 2019:
July 12 Chicago, IL Schuba’s
July 13 Detroit, MI Pike Room
July 14 Toronto, ON Sneaky Dee’s
July 16 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere Roof
July 17 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
July 18 Boston, MA Great Scott
July 19 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMoca

Enablers to release new studio album “Zones” on June 14th 2019

Zones”, the sixth studio full-length from San Francisco’s long-running quartet, Enablers, is confirmed for release on June 14th, 2019. The album is set for a vinyl release through a three-way label cooperation between Germany’s Exile On Mainstream, UK-based Lancashire & Somerset, and US-based Broken Clover Records.

Watch the video for the lead single, “Bill, In Consideration”, below.
 

Paul Gilbert shares music video for new track “Things Can Walk to You”

Paul Gilbert has released a music video for the new track “Things Can Walk to You”.

Watch the music video below.

Gilbert shares:
“Yes! I am building a tradition of cantankerous rock songs. "Get Out of My Yard", "Everybody Use Your Goddamn Turn Signal",  "Enemies in Jail", and "Atmosphere on the Moon" (a song about moving to the moon to escape from auto-tuned music on Earth) are melodious rants from my past albums.

Jordan Rudess to release new solo album “Wired for Madness” on April 19th 2019

Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess will release his brand new solo album “Wired for Madness” on April 19th, 2019, via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group.

Multi-part prog epics? Check!
Track over 10 minutes? Check!
Track over 20 minutes? Check!
Keyboard solos? Of course!
Blues song? Check!... wait, what?