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Spotlight On Ewan Dobson

With a fierce sense of eloquent purpose, master guitarist Ewan Dobson appears on world competition stages, international performance tours and major awareness fundraisers.  His busy schedule makes him very difficult to pin down in one place, but it is precisely that hyper-drive sensibility of motion and creativity that makes him one of the most intriguing emerging artists today.   2,353 more words

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Thursday Instrumental Cookie

Glad to find a guitarist who can shred in a jaw dropping matter.  Rusty Cooley performs “Dominion,” a song from his first self titled studio album.   23 more words

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Album Review: "Marching Out" Yngwie J. Malmsteen

Released in 1985, this years marks the 30th anniversary of Yngwie Malmsteen’s second studio album.  Again, an excellent album that makes Malmsteen drill a baseball all the way out of the ballpark with his unbelievable speed.   131 more words

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Album Review: "Rising Force" Yngwie J. Malmsteen

Big guitar names like Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads were heard before the time Yngwie J Malmsteen spotlighted the music scene.  Probably one of the most respected technically innovative guitarists of the 1980’s, Malmsteen shreds like wildfire.   103 more words

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Album Review: "Trilogy" Yngwie J. Malmsteen

“Trilogy” is one of the prime album works that populated the second wave of neoclassical metal.  The first faces of that genre goes back to guys like Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and Randy Rhoads of Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne.   111 more words

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AD: Jason Becker for SIT Strings

Here’s the incredible Jason Becker during the days of David Lee Roth’s A Little Ain’t Enough. It was during the recording of that album, of course, that Jason noticed the onset of ALS. 9 more words

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