guitar virtuoso

Angel Vivaldi and Nita Strauss announce November & December 2018 US co-headlining Tour

Two of the most revolutionary guitar virtuosos of our generation - renowned soloist Angel Vivaldi and Alice Cooper axemaiden Nita Strauss - are pleased to announce the 2018 edition of The Guitar Collective, a United States tour kicking off on November 19 in New Bedford, MA.

The tour will visit several major cities, ending in Asbury Park, NJ on December 21. Angel Vivaldi and Nita Strauss will co-headline each date of the tour with support from special guest Jacky Vincent (ex-Falling In Reverse). The Guitar Collective 2018 will mark Nita Strauss' live solo debut.
 

Jeff Kollman presents new solo band line-up and announces Summer 2018 live dates with Alan Parsons

Acclaimed guitarist Jeff Kollman (Glenn Hughes, Cosmosquad, Bombastic Meatbats) will be debuting a new configuration of his explosive solo band on June 15 at the Baked Potato in Studio City, CA when he’ll be joined by bassist Pete Griffin (Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Zappa Ppalys Zappa), drummer Andy Sanesi (Missings Persons, Sebastian Bach), and Grammy Award winning arranger/producer Tom Brooks (Alan Parsons Live Project) on keyboards.

Kollman and Brooks will also hit the road with Parsons starting June 2 in Denver CO as the UK legend continues his “Eye in the Sky 35th Anniversary Tour 2018”.

Al Di Meola to release new studio album “Opus” on February 23rd 2018

earMusic is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Al Di Meola - the brilliant, virtuosic multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, who is considered to be one of the most innovative musicians and a living legend.

His brand new studio album “Opus” will be released on February 23rd, 2018.

Al Di Meola is a pioneer of blending world music, rock and jazz. His ongoing fascination for complex rhythmic syncopation, combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony, has been the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned over four decades.

Marty Friedman - Wall of Sound

Somehow, I’m gonna say this… I’m somewhat relieved that what might have been a very short lived Megadeth reunion of their most famous line-up didn’t happen, because it would have probably meant that Friedman would have dedicated himself to that, rather than releasing music to his heart’s content…
 

Bill Hudson signs worldwide artist deal with Alpha Omega Management

Alpha Omega Management is extremely delighted to announce the signing of Bill Hudson, who now takes part of Alpha Omega's new Service Branch, dedicated to the needs and interests (Booking, media, communication, promotion) of session musicians and solo artists! Currently Bill is on the extensive “Back to the Roots, Part II” tour in Europe with Dirkschneider, whose new guitarist he is since April 2017!

Watch Bill Hudson's video announcement below.

Alpha Omega's Owner and General Manager, Alex Azzali, adds:

Jason Kui to re-release debut album “Absence of Words” worldwide on October 13th 2017

Prosthetic Records is proud to welcome Hong Kong-based rock and blues musician and composer Jason Kui to its roster. Kui is a session and touring guitarist who has worked with many well-known artists throughout Hong Kong and China. As a teenager, he was drawn to the playing of Eddie Van Halen, John Petrucci and Andy Timmons, who all greatly influenced his playing.

Kui's debut album, “Absence of Words”, features diverse sounds - modern metal, hard rock, funk and ballad - while integrating rock lead techniques and compelling melodies throughout. Prosthetic Records will make the album available for the first time outside of Hong Kong on October 13th, 2017.
 

Marty Friedman announces August 2017 US Tour

Following last week's album announcement, Marty Friedman is now set to unveil his headlining tour in support of his latest scorcher, “Wall of Sound”.

The 22-show trek will feature support from Houston's top progressive outfit, Scale The Summit, along with Madison, WI-based technical progressive three-piece, The Fine Constant. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia on August 2nd, just two days before “Wall of Sound” is released.
 

Marty Friedman to release new studio album “Wall of Sound” on August 4th 2017

Marty Friedman's new album, “Wall of Sound”, which will be released on August 4th, 2017, expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music.

The album was produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (Ghost, Rush, Alice In Chains) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Lamb of God, Opeth).

Legendary Queen producer, Mack, came on board to handle the mixing on two tracks, “Streetlight” and “For a Friend”, which Friedman proclaimed was, “an honor for me, for sure”.

Bumblefoot to re-release “Little Brother is Watching” on August 25th 2017 via EMP Label Group

Former Guns N' Roses and current Art Of Anarchy guitarist, vocalist, and producer Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal has signed a deal with EMP Label Group who will re-release his epic 2015 independent solo release “Little Brother is Watching” on CD and vinyl double LP on August 25th, 2017.

Steve Vai to release “Modern Primitive” on July 7th 2017

Virtuoso guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai will release “Modern Primitive” on July 7th, 2017 through Favored Nations Entertainment, the indie label founded by Vai in 1999.

Originally included as a companion disk to Vai’s 25th anniversary release of his seminal “Passion and Warfare” CD, “Modern Primitive” will be released by itself as the 7th installment of the Steve Vai “Secret Jewel Box”, an ambitious 10 CD box set that was originally released in December 2001.