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Guitar God Kyoji Yamamoto Makes New York City Debut

He has a resume that many musicians would sell their souls for. He has over 30 albums to his name, produced by luminaries such as Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Pink Floyd). With his bands BowWow and Vow Wow, he has appeared at the prestigious Reading and Montreux festivals and headlined Tokyo’s famed Budokan. His name is Kyoji Yamamoto, and he is quite possibly the finest guitar player you have never heard of.

Until now.

N.Y.’s City Boy Records is proud to announce ‘Voyager on Broadway,’ the Japanese guitar god’s first appearance in the U.S. since 1978 and his first ever solo appearance in North America. On Saturday, September 24, 2011, Kyoji will perform two shows at Klub 45 in midtown Manhattan. Kyoji’s trademark blistering, soulful guitar work has drawn praise from such industry contemporaries as Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns ‘n’ Roses) and John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson, Uriah Heep).

Voyager is the guitarist’s debut release from City Boy Records.

Appearing with Kyoji will be Karl Wilcox, drummer for legendary Brit heavy metal band Diamond Head, fresh from appearances with Metallica and Megadeth at the Big 4 shows in Europe, the Heavy TO and MTL festivals in Canada and Diamond Head’s own headlining U.S. summer tour.

“I am truly excited to showcase my solo material for an American audience and New York specifically,” says Kyoji. “I will take you all to a different dimension of the instrumental guitar world!”

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Sting, Sheryl Crow and Peter Gabriel Using Music To get Yoga In Schools

Sting, Sheryl Crow and Peter Gabriel have contributed to a new CD aimed a t raising funds for providing yoga programmes for schoolkids.

Yoga Revolution also features yoga fans Sarah McLachlan, Ziggy Marley a nd Seal and the project has been applauded by Hindu leaders and yoga advo cates.
U.S. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is urging music, Hollywood and sports ce lebrities to come forward to help incorporate yoga into the lives of yout h and children.

He says, “Public schools should include yoga in their curriculum. Yoga is a mental and physical discipline whose (sic) traces went back to aroun d 2,000 BC.”