Guitar Legends Blog Merging With Rock-Expert Website

As another additional news, once again we announced that this blog is basically being moved out or should you say merge into a new and much wider musical spectrum, www.rock-expert.com. We promise that news about you're favorite guitar legends will still be available for viewing at that new site aside from any other rock based music, from all over the globe.

At Rock-expert website we also provide a plat form in promoting any musicians' works, including bands not just guitar maestro. We acknowledge that Guitar Legends blog have been grabbing many attention from world viewers, but due to technical problems, we can't really continue their journey and decide to provide a much eye pleasing platform for any of you guys. Rock-expert might not provide an intense reports just like Guitar Legends blog, but it's just a matter of time before we will be matching up the pace that we previously did at this current blog.

So for our regular readers who happens to search for guitar legends related stuffs, due check us out at Rock-Expert website and enjoy plenty of news, videos, reviews, and other things that hopefully quenched you're thirst for the time being before we can shower you with tons of exciting music news. From the likes of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Richie Kotzen, Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert, and many other famous names that haven't been mentioned yet, all of their stories are available at Rock-Expert site.

Once again visit the new an upgrade version of Guitar Legends blog at Rock-Expert.


Guitar Legends Blog Moving Out to Rock-Expert

Dear friends of Semolorock blog, we are very grateful for your kind attention up till now by consuming many news, reports and other interesting stuffs from us. Although things are far from perfect, but we're deeply honored to have you guys as our friends and readers. Due to several technical issue that we still haven't managed to handle, Semolorock decided that we're taking things a step further and transforming into a much more exciting official website named www.rock-expert.com.

It's basically the same type of music sites which hopefully still able to help musicians, promoting their works throughout the globe. So, if you guys still keen on catching up all the latest news from us, due check out our new site as it still present all the latest news about music from established pro up to those rising stars waiting for further recognition.

Rock-Expert will also continue promoting your works for world wide readership, so just email me at dewanugraha@rock-expert.com for further opportunity in getting the world to know your  music. We will do our best to improve things as it's a much bigger platform compared to this blog, so your works shall be heard indeed.


 Dewa Nugraha


Richie Kotzen "24 Hours" Review Plus Videos

Having the gig venue being replaced in around four days before the already scheduled date(October 23), is obviously an annoying experience for Richie Kotzen especially since it was Kotzen's New CD Release Party concert.

Since the date was already set, the guitar maestro moved the concert place from the House of Blues to Paladino still in the same date and moreover with the similar musical quality just as RK always provides.

Some good quality clips from that CD Release Party concert have already emerged on the net, so for those who didn't have the chance in watching it or even noticing about the concert could hear what's the new album was about. The New CD's title is "24 Hour", it's also the title track for one of the songs, which all are pretty kick ass, which kinda surprised me a bit as it kinda reminds me a bit of "Go Faster" record rather than Kotzen's latest two-three outings.

The Bluesy sound blended with that Rock element is pretty much what you'll be getting from the record along with the virtuoso guitar solos which Richie never seemed to ditch despite his departure from the so called more Guitar Heroes type of record. Another interesting that I noticed on the new album is his atonal scat singing in some parts of his songs, which is always cool, I know it's not uncommon from Kotzen but hearing in pretty much almost all of the tracks kinda feel refreshing.

Aside from some of the live videos that you can check, RK is actually kind enough to introduces the whole tracks on his official site for well, free showing. Yup, I don't know till when but obviously after checking em out you guys should really purchased the new album as it's clearly one of the best record that Kotzen ever made until now. Such a lovely voice, composition, guitar solos, it's a sort of rockin bluesy songs along with the usual bluesy-balladish ear catching stuffs would put your mood swings in a lovely way.

Here are some of the live videos (playing the new songs) which I can get my hands on:

"24 Hours"

"Help Me"

I'll try to update it each time but you can check the whole tracks on Richie's official site, do it as soon as possible, cause you'll never now until when it stays there. once again it's a definitely a must heard for RK fans and also other bluesy-rock lovers out there..Get ready to be Kotzened for "24 Hours". cheeers

written by Dewa Nugraha



Martin Guitar's Headstock Becomes The Company'sTrademark

Just received an interesting information that should probably be more of a use for Acoustic Guitars manufacturers out there as from now on they might need to pay more attention on creating the headstock for their product as a classic design originated by Martin Guitars have become an exclusive right from now on.

This news was officially announced by the company themselves, via their official website and also from personal email send directly to my personal address, just recently.

Stating the reason for the trademarking of the headstock, the company's vice president, corporate operations, Gregory Paul, the item was pretty much a well known characteristic from Martin guitar's acoustic product for years now. So the guitar company believes that an attempt to copy the specific work of art could be resulting in making a confusion in the market, leading the customers in buying their not actually looking for.

“The clean, simple, iconic shape of the Martin guitar's headstock has long been recognized by consumers as one of the primary identifying brand and design elements of our guitars,”Said Gregory Paul “Use of this shape by others can only be intended to create confusion in the marketplace.”

Considering the company's long year or servant in the guitar manufacturing world (in the range of 175 years), it's pretty much understandable that they want to mark their territory further more. In those long years, the distinctive headstock itself have become an iconic property of Martin Guitar for 161 years, so by that time, the decided to register the design to the U.S. gov and it is now being protected by U.S. Trademark Registration No. 3,048,307.

So, any of you new local guitar manufacturers, just pay a close attention on the headstock pick that I've posted in this news just to make you aware of the possible violation you're doing. In any case just try to ask for more info for the headstock thing add this mail address: Gregory Paul, P.O. Box 329, Nazareth, PA 18064-0329.
any email regarding this matter could be made from the Martin Guitar's site or just email me and I'll make sure to send them through. Cheers!!

posted by Dewa Nugraha



Dream Theater To Get 'Dramatic Turn' On September

Having already got the replacement for the departed Mike Portnoy with Mike Mangini's arrival, Dream Theater already on their way to release their latest album titled 'A Dramatic Turn Of Events', which is scheduled to hit the market on September 13th via Roadrunner Records.

All the tracks are supposedly done since the band have already announced the track list, but just like their guitarist, John Petrucci, said, the record are going into the mixing zone.

Promoting the new record, Petrucci, who also produced the "A Dramatic Turn Of Events", promised the fans that the songs from the upcoming outing is all amazing and the devotees should really checked em out. Meanwhile, Keyboardist, Jordan Rudess, stated that the album represent all of the band's energy and spirit that was a reflection from the recent events that the band members are having.

"I'm incredibly psyched with the way this album came out and can't wait to share it with everybody,We are currently in the mix stage with the great Andy Wallace and it's all sounding amazing!" Petrucci said.

"We have poured our hearts and minds into the creation of this album," Jordan Ruddes added. "All the life changing events that surrounded us before, as well as during the whole process, fueled our desire to dig deep within ourselves and create the best music we possibly could."

Surely for many die hard Dream Theater fans, the waits is to hear how Mike Mangini could blend his playing style into the band considering the time that the Progressive Metal act usually had with Portnoy. Mangini, who is a well renown drummer, have his own playing style that obviously will add some different characteristic compared to the previous drummer.

Personally, I haven't been following several of DT's latest outings, but I do hope with Mangini's addition they could once again provide an interesting record that can quenched thirst of many Dream Theater devotees out there. The new record itself will have 9 tracks, and definitely expect some crazy long musical minutes on the record, just like the Progressive Act always offers.

'A Dramatic Turn of Events' Track Listing:

1. On the Backs of Angels

2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down

3. Lost Not Forgotten

4. This is the Life

5. The Shaman’s Trance

6. Outcry

7. Far From Heaven

8. Breaking All Illusions

9. Beneath The Surface

posted by Dewa Nugraha

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