Chris Poland (Ohm) will be releasing "Return To Metalopolis - Live" on Lion Music in 2007. The album was recorded live in Phoenix in 1991. You can hear a teaser from the album on Poland's MySpace page.
I don't post much tech news anymore, but I thought this was worthy. Microsoft has officially announced the release date and pricing for the Zune mp3/video player. It will cost $249 and be released November 14th. The specs and price-point make this a very compelling alternative to the iPod, in my opinion.
The site has not moved (the old url will still work). The new domain name just forwards to the Typepad site. I still have a few links to update, but it should be good to go.
Also, I've made some changes to the title information that gets displayed when you play the Guitar Channel stream. I'm still working on it. It should just have the url, with the song artist and title afterwards. Depending on the player you are using, the SHOUTcast description may appear in the scroll as well. I'd rather not have that, but it's a work in progress. The stream may stop and start sometimes over the next couple of days while I tweak it.
Found some more info on the forthcoming Santana guitar tribute. The album, entitled "Viva Carlos!" (not Se A Cabo as previously reported), will be released on the Tone Center label Oct. 24th.
1. SE A CABO Featuring Vinnie Moore 2. EUROPA Featuring Jeff Richman 3. OYE COMO VA Featuring Mike Stern 4. JINGO Featuring Eric Gales 5. MOONFLOWER Featuring Pat Martino 6. AQUA MARINE Featuring Eric Johnson 7. SAMBA DE SAUSALITO Featuring Frank Gambale 8. BLUES FOR SALVADOR Featuring Robben Ford 9. SAMBA PA TI Featuring Albert Lee 10. JUNGLE STRUT Featuring Coco Montoya
Modern Guitars Magazine columnist Brian D. Holland has posted a review of the Sept 15th Jeff Beck show in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Several photos taken by Nancy Holland are included in the piece as well. Sounds like it was a great show.
the last miles: The Music Of Miles Davis 1980-1991 is a book by George Cole focusing exclusively on the last ten years of Miles Davis' life and music. Cole interviewed Steve Lukather for the book and it's a great read. Luke talks about the song he wrote with David Paich entitled "Don't Stop Me Know" which Miles recorded live. He also talks about how Mile's asked him to join his band (!).
Michael Landau is releasing a new live album Oct 10th on the Tone Center label. Michael Landau Group - Live is a 2 CD set featuring Scott Kinsey on keys, Jimmy Johnson on bass, and Toss Panos on drums. Landau appears on Kinsey's upcoming Kinesthetics album as well.
"Partnering up with musical instrument craftsman, Luis Alberto Paredes, Cesar Lopez has been creating the instruments ever since. Initially made out of Winchester rifles, they are now made mostly from everyone's favorite Cold War assault rifle, the AK47."
Steve Morse has posted a new Notes From The Road message on his website (dated Sept 16th). He talks about having dinner with John McLaughlin in Monoco, the possibility of a Dregs/SMB tour in January, and other interesting stuff.