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Heavy Metal bands on tour

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

British magazine Guitarist (www.guitarist.co.uk) has listed a series of concerts "across the pond" featuring Hot Hand users DragonForce. Here it is: Giants of heavy metal team up for UK tour Machine Head, Trivium, Dragonforce, Arch Enemy and another band yet to be announced are all to team up for a…

Guitar Lessons online

Monday, June 04, 2007

Now matter where you are in terms of learing guitar, there is always something more to learn - even if you don't think there is.Regardless of your stylistic interests, there is always someone that show you a thing or two that you don't know. Yes, learning can be hard -…

VH1 Rock Honors show

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Did anyone see the VH1 Rock Honors show last week?I am quite skeptical of shows like these - but I sure am glad that I watched it. http://vh1blog.vh1.com/rock_honors/index.htmlPerformances by Ozzy, Heart, Keane (honoring Genesis), Genesis, Queens of the Stone Age (honoring Sabbath) and ZZ Top.How can you not want to…

American Idol features Beatboxing

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

It seems, due to Blake, a contestant on the current edition of American Idol, that beatboxing has become all the rage. http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/69162/rock-to-the-beatboxAs it is written on Yahoo!:Thanks to the skills of "American Idol" contestant Blake Lewis, beatboxing (+96%) hip-hopped into the Buzz this week, and we finally have an excuse…

Live Loopers

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Since we've had the exciting news that Kid Beyond in using a wireless Hot Hand for his live performances, my mind has been buzzing with the art of "live looping".In researching the roots of live looping, I came across this great interview with one of, if not THE original proponent…

Kid Beyond - Beatbox Master uses Hot Hand!

Friday, May 04, 2007

We at Source Audio are pleased as punch to announce a new Hot hand user: Kid Beyond. We can't wait to hear what he does with our products - but we are sure it will be original and fearless!Check him out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vPVOGcY4IIRead what the press has to say…

Eddie Van Halen - new pictures

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

One of my favorite uses of the Flanger has always been the intro to "Unchained" by Van Halen.Such a great, infectious, chunky riff - it's impossible NOT to try to play that on guitar.Unfortunately, there's been a lot of bad news of late concerning Eddie VH - the cancelling of…

Herman Li YouTube clip with Hot Hand

Saturday, April 28, 2007

have you seen this cool video clip? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk50ncUJrr0#GU5U2spHI_4DragonForce, from England, creates some very modern and energetic metal - they remind me of a bit of the rawness of Queenryche combined with the musicianship of Dream Theatre - in other words, I like it.We'll keep you posted with up-to-dates from their…

Jeff Beck with Kelly Clarkson

Friday, April 27, 2007

Jeff Beck is one guitarist that could pretty much fit in playing with anybody.PBS aired a Blues special where Jeff played with Tom Jones - I never could have imagined that pairing - yet it was as natural a fit as I have ever heard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD2N1ABScRcIf you saw the Americal…

DragonForce in Wikipedia and Metal Temple

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Well we can all be very, very proud.Hot Hand users DragonForce have officially made it to the virtual pages of Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DragonForceHerman Li, guitarist with the band, also has his own entry (here's an appetizer): Achievements DragonForce's 2004 album Sonic Firestorm earned Li the Dimebag Darrell Young guitarist Award for best…