John Bonham – Moby Dick Drum Solo 1973 Live Video

Live video of Led Zepplin playing Moby Dick which features an incredible live drum solo by John Bonham.

   One of the main reasons Led Zeppelin was such a huge live band was because of the incredible drumming of John Bonham. His drumming style was huge and bombastic which really added to the entire feel of the Led Zeppelin experience. He also had a great feel for playing the proper drum fill in the perfect place in any song.   Continue reading “John Bonham – Moby Dick Drum Solo 1973 Live Video”

Jeff Beck & Tal Wilkenfeld – Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers Live Video

Jeff Beck and the amazing Tal Wilkenfeld on bass guitar play “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” at the 2007 Crossroads festival.

   Jeff Beck is my very favorite guitar player of all time. I love his playing style and the amazing sounds he gets out of his Fender Stratocaster. He has recently been playing with an excellent live band that features the very talented Tal Wilkenfeld on bass guitar. Tal is 23 years old and has already played bass with Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.

   In this video clip from the 2007 Crossroads Festival Jeff is performing his beautiful song “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” in which Tal takes and extended bass solo. You can see that she really knows how to play and is continuing to get better on the bass guitar. I hope you enjoy this clip as much as I did.    Continue reading “Jeff Beck & Tal Wilkenfeld – Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers Live Video”

Joe Satriani – Flying In A Blue Dream (Live In San Francisco)

Live video of Joe Satriani playing ‘Flying In A Blue Dream’ from the “Live In San Francisco” concert.

   What can I say about the amazing Joe Satriani. He is truly a guitar god and one of the finest live guitarists on the planet. This video clip is from his excellent live concert DVD “Live In San Francisco” which also features bass god Stuart Hamm.

   This song, Flying In A Blue Dream, is the first song off the album of the same name. Flying In A Blue Dream is an album that changed my entire approach to the guitar and this song kicked off that album. I’ve always loved it and in this video clip, Joe is in his finest form. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did.    Continue reading “Joe Satriani – Flying In A Blue Dream (Live In San Francisco)”

Stuart Hamm – Bass Guitar Master Playing Bass Solo

Video clip of bass guitar master Stuart Hamm playing an incredible bass solo.

   Stuart Hamm is one of the finest bass players I have ever heard. He is amazingly skilled on the bass guitar and he also has mad skills as a live musician as well. The thing I like most about Stuart Hamm is his ability to play the bass with such great feeling. He has the flashy licks and can play as fast as anyone but I believe his strength is in his ability to inject true emotion into his bass playing.

   In this video clip you can hear a perfect example of what I’m talking about at the beginning of the clip. The little piece he plays moves and swells with great feeling. Then of course he starts horsing around but to his credit, it makes for a great show.

   This video clip is from a concert Stuart did with Joe Satriani and is from the “Joe Satriani – Live In San Francisco 2001” DVD. Stuart plays bass in Joe’s backing band when he’s not doing studio work or performing with his own band. If you listen to the audience it may sound like they’re booing but they’re really saying “Stuuuuu!!!” because they enjoy it so much.     Continue reading “Stuart Hamm – Bass Guitar Master Playing Bass Solo”

Steve Vai Demo Video For The Jemini Distortion Pedal

Steve Vai does a demo video of his amazing Jemini Distortion Pedal, killer guitar playing and funny jokes ensue!

Jemini Distortion Pedal by Steve Vai and Ibanez
Jemini Distortion Pedal by Steve Vai and Ibanez

  If you’re a guitarist playing in a live band, then no doubt you’ve searched high and low for killer distortion pedals. Today I’m posting up a video of Mr. Steve Vai himself doing a demonstration of his Signature Jemini Distortion Pedal which he designed with Ibanez. Get ready, because killer playing ensues on the video!

   This video had me laughing out loud several times as Steve cracks jokes with himself. I’m not kidding you, there are two Steve Vai’s in this video and they even play an amazing guitar duet. I thought the “Jack Butler” reference from the movie “Crossroads” was pretty hilarious. Whoever did the video editing is a genius and Steve does a fantastic job interacting with himself in the video. So grab a snack, settle in and get ready to laugh and be blown away by Steve Vai’s incredible guitar (and acting?) skills!    Continue reading “Steve Vai Demo Video For The Jemini Distortion Pedal”

Fender Cyber-Twin SE Amplifier Demo Video

Fender Cyber-Twin SE amplifier video demo featuring Grech Koch, Gary Hoey and Shane Nicholas. Excellent sounds and playing are contained within!

   For all you guitarists currently playing in a live band, Fender Musical just posted up this excellent demo video of the Fender Cyber-Twin SE Amplifier. I use and love the Fender Cyber-Twin SE and I highly recommend this amplifier for any gigging musician out there. Greg Koch is absolutely right about the Cyber-Twin SE saving you from having to haul tons of equipment to your gigs. That’s the main reason I began using the Cyber-Twin SE, so I wouldn’t have to haul so many different pieces of equipment to the gig.

   The video features guitarists Greg Koch and Gary Hoey along with Fender amplifier marketing manager Shane Nicholas. Needless to say, you’re in for some excellent guitar playing in this video! This is by far the best demo video I’ve seen of the Fender Cyber-Twin SE amplifier and it’s worth watching simply for the incredible guitar playing by Gary Hoey in part 3 of the video.      Continue reading “Fender Cyber-Twin SE Amplifier Demo Video”

Eddie Van Halen Live Guitar Solo Circa 1983

Live video of Eddie Van Halen playing his guitar solo in 1983.

   There are very few live guitarists that can compete with Eddie Van Halen. He is truly a master of the electric guitar. This video is from a live DVD made around 1983 and features Eddie doing his live solo at one of the high points of his career. It’s just plain fun to watch him go crazy on his Frankenstein Strat. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Eddie Van Halen!!    Continue reading “Eddie Van Halen Live Guitar Solo Circa 1983”

G3 Tour 2005 – Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci Perform “Smoke On The Water”

Watch this live concert video of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and John Petrucci performing “Smoke On The Water” live during the 2005 G3 tour.

  What can I say about these 3 groundbreaking, mind blowing live guitarists? This video clip is from the 2005 G3 Tour featuring Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and John Petrucci. As an added bonus you have Billy Sheehan on bass although he’s totally holding down the bottom end and keeping the song together on this one. I guess all I can say is sit back and enjoy as these three electric guitar masters trade unbelievable solo’s on the Deep Purple classic “Smoke On The Water”.

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Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton Playing Willie Dixon’s “You Need Love” Live At Ronnie Scott’s

Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton play their Stratocasters and trade solo licks on this incredible live performance.

   On Live Musician Central this week we’re celebrating the realease of Jeff Beck’s fabulous live concert titled “Jeff Beck Performing This Week: Live At Ronnie Scott’s”. This is truly a monumental live release for Jeff Beck as live concert footage of this quality has been extremely rare for him. The performance has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray with the Blu-Ray version having additional bonus features as well as DTS HD 5.1 sound. You can pick up the DVD from for a mere $9.99 and the Blu-Ray for $18.99 in the Live Musician Central store.     Continue reading “Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton Playing Willie Dixon’s “You Need Love” Live At Ronnie Scott’s”

Jeff Beck Video – Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club 2007 – Angel (Footsteps)

Live video of the great Jeff Beck performing the song ‘Angel (Footsteps)’ at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club in 2007.

Jeff Beck Live At Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
Jeff Beck Live At Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

   What can I say about the great Jeff Beck? Of all the guitarists in history, he’s my personal favorite. If you listen to his recordings it’s easy to believe that he uses a lot of studio wizardry on his guitar. The truth is, he doesn’t. He uses very little in the way of effects. He’ll have a Wah-Wah, echo and a distortion pedal in his signal chain and that’s usually it. He doesn’t usually use a guitar pick because he prefers to use his fingers to create his amazing sound although I have seen him employ the use of a plectrum when he’s after a certain attack. The big question is, can he create what he does live? The answer is a great big YES! He’s simply an amazing guitar player and everytime I see a video of him perform I just can’t stop watching it.    Continue reading “Jeff Beck Video – Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club 2007 – Angel (Footsteps)”