Classy Power Rock
Welcome to the April edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. We're happy to report a number of stellar instrumental releases have come in from all over the globe, keeping the international flavor of the site alive and well. We've added another 46 releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Steve Stephen, Greg Marra, Carl Burnett, Plungers, Roland Chadwick, Richard Kuncicky, James Robinson, Michael Schenker, Nokie Edwards/Art Greenhaw, Carl Palmer, Hellborg/Buckethead, Dennis Burns, Mike Banta, Jesse Batiuk, Todd Mussman, Steve Vai, George Benson, Johannes Linstead, Scott Tarulli, Harry Kapeliaris, Amir Beso, Neal Schon, Buddy Dughi, Neil Haverstick, Serane/Boutinaud, Cloux, Leo Kottke, Gregory Simmons, Patrick Woods, JD Project, GasHead, Mike Terrana, Doug Markley, Miguel Amado, Emilio Garcia, Rafi Levy, Joe Stump, Kermheat, Be-Bop Guitars, Matthew Mills, Trance Lucid and Ken Snyder. You can now listen to and order 1624 instrumental releases by 917 different artists. Visit the Instrumental Guitar Showcase to browse and listen to all of these dynamic recordings, or check out our recommendations page. If you've released an instrumental project, get all the details about merchandising through Guitar Nine, and decide if it's right for your music (if you've released a guitar-oriented CD with vocals, click here).
Bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit really reminded people that the guitar is something that a band is built around. The fact the you go to a G3 show and see so many kids lets you know that there is still a very strong interest in "guitar" music, and I think it is growing, not declining.