Video: From the
Singapore show on May 9th, a totally cool video of Jim and Steve
rockin' out during the band interlude. Anytime there is a video
of the interlude from the shows, it is truly a bonus! Events: Updated our events page with
a whole series of new dates for The Black Star Tour in South America in
July. Looks like a busy summer for Jim!
promised, we have posted the second segment to our Exclusive Interview With Jim (Part #2)! Read Jim's
answers to questions about what he has learned working with Avril, his
thoughts on Facebook and Twitter and more! Thanks again
to Jim for the interview! Also from the AOL sessions, several higher quality photos from the recording
with Avril. On another note, as many fans know, Jim is indeed an
advocate for animals. Here is Jim's tweet on where he will be
we are pleased to post the first section of our two part mid-year Exclusive Interview With Jim (Part
#1)! Plans including new music and potential new video as
well! We are of course very much looking forward to this! We will
be posting part two very soon, so stay tuned! Thanks to Jim for
Video: A very cool
clip of Jim with Avril rehearsing at the MMVA's! Enjoy!
Video: The MMVA's
took place in Toronto last night, certainly "one of a kind" award
show. Hard to imagine the show has been around for 21
years. Jim performed with Avril during What The Hell in
front of thousands of people in downtown Toronto. Check out a photo of Jim and Avril from the show. Also,
courtesy of Jim, a photo of him with Dan Kanter (he is part of Justin Bieber's
touring band). We'll be posting more from the MMVA's soon
including rehearsal videos as well. :) Cheers!
Video: To tide us
over till the Muchmusic Video Awards, a very cool composite video
including Stop Standing There, When You're Gone,
and Wish You Were Here from Singapore. See Jim playing
three different instruments in each song. Check it!
Video: Courtesy of
Jim, a fun video of Jim and Rodney taking over the Today Show news
desk! Check it out!
Gallery: Cool new photos we found from the Singapore concert one black and white and the other quite colourful! Also a new
photo courtesy of Steve Ferlazzo, of the band in Cologne.
Gallery: From Guitar Centre high quality scans of Jim's Sterling Audio advertisement. Check it out.
From Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas, two very cool version of
Sk8er Boi and Girlfriend. Recorded from the front row with a
truly electric environment and tons of Jim, check it out!
|June 8: Articles: From
Premier Guitar, check out Jim's new article
entitled How To Use An IPAD Like a Pro Guitarist It's
a great piece with tons of insightful information from Jim's
perspective! Check it out!!
Video: A fun video
from Ray's Summer Concert Series this time Jim and Avril leading the
crowd in a sing-a-long to "What The Hell." The crowd is really
into it and are doing a fabulous job! Gallery: Cool
photo Jimmy tweeted from the rehearsals at Schlag Den Raab (great photo!)
Video: An awesome HQ
video performance of Smile (featuring Jim's solo and all) from Schlag
Den Raab (TV Game Show in Germany). Also from the game show set, a fun picture of Jim, Al and Steve (Ferlazzo)
testing their game show skills before the performance. Thanks to
Steve for the photo!
Gallery: From Britains Got Talent, three STELLAR professional high quality photos of Jim
and Avril on stage. Photos which would compliment Jim's every
growing CV! Especially the first two in the series. Events: New
"The Black Star Tour" dates have been announced including a show
in Peru over the summer months and European shows in the fall,
these have been added. Enjoy!
performed with Avril at Britains Got Talent yesterday and we have
posted the video of the performance including "What The Hell"
and "Smile." Performance appeared to captivate the
likes of Simon Cowell! Gallery: Even
more photos from Ray's Summer Concert (the last five
pictures in the series). Jim also tweeted some cool snaps
from his travels in London and we've included them in The
Best Damn Band Gallery. Enjoy!
|May 30: Articles: We
have put together the full transcript from Jim's twitter party chat
with fans today! Also thanks to professional photographer, firstname.lastname@example.org for
sending us a truly AWESOME picture of Jim from the Jakarta show on May
11th. We invite you to visit Fotokonser.com to see more photos from the show!
Gallery: We hit the JACKPOT! A goldmine of
professional photos of Jim with Avril from Ray's Summer Concert Series. So
many great pictures, check them out! Thanks to @RaysRenegade
and PhotographybyNicole for the awesome photos!!
Video: A classic Jim
video clip of him performing "You Get Me" (one of his personal favs)
with Michelle Branch from Endfest in 2002. Thanks to Jim for sending
the clip! Check out more videos of Jim
with Michelle Branch from our collections! Enjoy!
Video: From Z100
concert in March, we have put together a combo video, and we must say
the picture and sound quality is out of this world. Check it
out! Tonight Jim will be performing with Avril at Ray's Summer
Concert Series. We are hoping for some videos/photos from the shows
this weekend (including Atlantis, Bahamas event from last night). Of
course, as always, we will post here :)
and clear up close video of Jim and Steve during the band interlude
from the May 7th concert in Hong Kong. This is a must see!
Video: More cool
footage with our brand new composite video from the Singapore show
including "Girlfriend," "What The Hell," and "Sk8er Boi."
Definitely worth checking out. Gallery: Check out two new photos from AOL Sessions. Events: With the US Memorial Day
long weekend around the corner, Jim will be performing with Avril at
Atlantis, in the Bahamas this coming Friday, followed by Rays Summer
Music Festival in St. Petersburg on Saturday. We have added both
to the events page with more tour dates to be posted soon.
Gallery: We are back with some more captures from
Jim's video interview with Sterling Audio. This time you explore
captures from his vocal techique segment starting at the bottom of this page and also on page 8.
Gallery: Today we have a series of very clear, high
quality captures from Jim's guitar tips demonstration interview with
Sterling Audio. Enjoy!!
Video: With the
great quality video we have from the Singapore show with
Avril, today we have another cool composite clip :) This time it
includes parts from "He Wasn't" and the song "I
Love You." Enjoy!
Video: A new
composite video of Jim from The Black Star Tour, SIS,
Singapore on May 9th. Our favourite part is when the
crowd erupts during his Jim's solo during "Smile."
Young Hollywood Awards
has confirmed Avril will be performing at the awards ceremony tonight
night (show to air, May 26th). We will of course post the video once it
airs :) Also congratulations to Avril as she is the recipient of the
"Artist Of The Year" award and will be accepting tomorrow night!
Video: From Channel 4
(UK), acoustic version of Avril's "Smile" featuring Jim and Steve
Fekete. We absolutely love this performance. Check it out!
Video: Courtesy of Sterling Audio,
check out a video with Jim filled with great tips on how to record
the best vocal tracks. Gallery: Also
David Tsai had the opportunity to meet Jim, Rodney and Steve in Taipei
and shared his photo for us to post. Thanks David! Check out the panoramic
version and also a close
up one as well. Also today.....
Tweet from Jim:
If you are not already
following Jim on Twitter, we invite you to please follow him at: http://twitter.com/#!/JimmyMcGorman
Gallery: With special thanks to Jinglin and
AVRILutionary we have a new photos added to the Jim in Singapore Tribute Page! We also included them into our Singapore album as well. But there is more!
Thanks to joddjakarta, new pics are now posted in our Jakarta album. All these photos were taken
exclusively for sunfired.net, thanks again, you all rock! Video: A truly
exceptional video of the band's interlude from the Taipei show, you
don't want to miss it! Enjoy!
Gallery: Bunch of new photos added to our Asia tour album galleries including: Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Jakarta and Taipei. Stayed tuned for more to come as we have
some exclusive photos taken for our site to appear soon! Enjoy!!
|May 11: Jim in Singapore Tribute Page: With
special thanks to Marilyn (wristband) and Singapore Avril fans, we have
crafted a special tribute page that includes three awesome exclusive
videos from the concert Marilyn filmed for us to post on the
site. No only that, we included her photos, a copy of the cards fans
gave to the band, a quote from Jim about Singapore and the fans!
Singapore does rock, you are real game changing fans!
Thanks wristband and Singapore fans!
|May 10: Articles: Today
we have posted a new interview courtesy of ConciergeQ
with Chantal Westerman. Truly one of the best interviews with Jim
to date which includes a 22
minute podcast with a multidimensional approach covering everything
from artists Jim has worked with, travelling around the world and
travel trips in the Valley. The
written Q & A focuses on recommendations from Jim on all things
Los Angeles. We expect you will enjoy it as much as we did!
Video: As The Black
Star tour makes it way to Singapore, today we have a composite
video from last night's show. Gallery: We
have updated our Asia tour album with cool photos courtesy of
@Rodneyondrums with Jim, Steve, Fekete, Steve Ferlazzo,
Rodney and Al holding cards from some truly dedicated Singapore
|May 08: News:
Another new "Lick Of The Day" added! This time to a song Jim
wrote with Michelle Branch. Gallery: We
have added a series of cool new photos from the Hong Kong concert on May
7th. We really like this one!
Video: Today we have
a video montage from the shows in Asia where Avril expresses her
true appreciation for her band. Avril, Jim and the band are one
incredible musical machine and simply gel together perfectly
on stage! Avril also tweeted about it today:
Guys for real I
love my band. I can't thank u guys enough for being here!!! @ @ @ @ @
cool photo of Jim and Avril on stage from the Seoul
Video: This is more
like it! A stellar high quality video of the entire band
interlude filmed from front row in Shanghai on May 2nd. Gotta see
this! Enjoy :)
Video: From the China
Valley Music Festival in Beijing we have posted two more compilation
videos of Jim with Avril from the April 30th show. Check them
|May 04: Gallery:
Today we have a series of new photos from the May 2nd show in Shanghai!
Video: Nothing beats
hearing Jim and his bandmates solo together! Straight from the
second show on The Black Star Tour, we have the band intro from the
Shanghai show. It really is epic! Gallery: We
have opened up a new gallery of photos from the Asia tour.
Also, on another note,
as many know Jim is an animal adovocate. With our true love
for animals and pets alike, want to give props to his twitter/facebook
update from yesterday: Check out this rocking hat line
They give a portion of the proceeds to animals in need Gotta Love That!
|May 01: Video: The Black Star
Tour World tour has started! The first show was during the China Valey
Music Festival in Beijing, China. Check out the fantastic live version
of "Alice", where Jim has a very, very prominent role on piano and
#33 of our Jim McGorman newsletter has been emailed
out. You can review the current edition here.
We also suggest you check out our previous
editions as well! If you aren't on our mailing listing,
sign up! Cheers!
Video: Today we
have another segment from Jim's video interview with Sterling Audio.
In the clip, Jim shares some very helpful tips on how to properly
record guitar sound. You'll also hear Jim performing an
unreleased track entitled "Everything Changes". The song is
currently unreleased and co-written with Todd Johnson. Gallery:
For your enjoyment tons of
new screen caps
from the first Sterling Audio Interview we posted a few days ago :)
Video: A very
cool treat today courtesy of Sterling Audio, an exclusive interview with Jim
from his home recording studio. This is really awesome, so check
Video: From the
"Making of Goodbye Lullaby," check out Jim, with Avril and band in
their first rehearsals. A fun clip to watch, incredibly enjoyable!
A new edition to Guitar World's "Lick Of The Day!" Today Jim and Avril
roll out The Awesomeness track "Get Your Groove On."
fabulous high quality video of "Wish You Were Here" from the
"Goodbye Lullaby" Launch Concert in Hong Kong. Definitely as
must-see as Jim is in the clip throughout the entire video. Events: Jim will
be joining Avril The Black Star Tour which commences
next week in China. Check out the tour dates so far! Have a
Happy Easter Weekend!
Jim was featured today in Guitar World's "Lick Of The Day!" Check it
out as Jim teaches a double-stop rock riff to one of his The
Video: A stellar
video of "Wish You Were Here" from the Walmart Soundcheck series, and
even better, includes lots of Jim moments. Gallery: Also
check out screen caps from the series as well!
We have updated the gear page (electric guitars) and included an
interesting story about Jim's sparkly Gibson
SG Custom Guitar. You can see the entire gear section here.
Check it out!!
News: Today we have an exclusive 30 minute phone
interview with Jim courtesy of www.iconfetch.com It
really is an amazing clip as Jim shares experiences working with
so many artists during his extensive musical career and some fun
road stories along the way! We also have posted the interview in Articles
as well. Check it out!!
|April 10: Video: The second
last video clip, "Push" from the Walmart Soundcheck mini-concert as well as some screenshots from the same clip.
|April 07: Video: The last two
clips from the Sydney 2DayFM World Famous Rooftop
mini-concert: "What The Hell" and "Push". We hope you enjoy them all!
|April 06: Video: Continuing to
post stuff from the Sydney
2DayFM World Famous Rooftop mini-concert. Today we have two oldies (if
we can say so): "Skater" and "Girlfriend"
|April 04: Video: We started
posting clips from the Sydney 2DayFM World Famous Rooftop mini-concert.
Today we Have "Smile" and "Wish You Were Here". Pretty awesome stuff.
|April 03: Video: We both
recovered a bit from last week, so here is a new update, "Smile" from
Walmart Soundcheck. Great stuff. We are Jim fans but hat off to Avril
and that voice coming out of that tiny body.
Video: From Sunrise
Australia, two cool video clips of "What The Hell" and
"Girlfriend." A fun "hi-five" moment with Jim and Avril and the
end of "Girlfriend"! Enjoy!
|Mar 30 Gallery: The Sydney part of sunfired
attended the 2DayFM World Famous Rooftop show
today. The photos are here. It was a great show albeit short.
Avril and Jim were in great voice and great spirits.
Mar 29: Video: Today we have
a 15 minute video interview with Jim courtesy of Gearwire.com.
In this clip, Jim talks about his personal journey as a
professional musician, the state of the music industry and tremendous
insight on working in the studio with various artists. A must see, so
check it out!
|Mar 27: Gallery: A few collages of screenshots from the BBC1 radio
performance can be found in this album.
Mar 25: Video: And inside
look at the recording of "Goodbye Lullaby" featuring Jim in studio with
Avril Lavigne and Devin Bronson. A very cool clip, check it out!
Mar 23: Video: Fun video clip
featuring Jim and Avril joking around on stage during the Hong Kong
"Goodbye Lullaby" Launch concert
cool screencaps of Jim from T4 (Channel 4) UK!
Check them out!
photos of Jim from the Z100 promo concert added the spring promo album. Enjoy!
Mar 19: Video: Today we have
two warm up before performance clips of Jim with Avril. The first
one is from The View and second from other event. Enjoy!
Mar 18: Video: From
T4 (Channel 4) UK, new videos of "Wish You Were Here" and
Happy St. Patrick's
Day! Gallery: Two absolutely amazing
high quality photos from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. These
are not to be missed! You can find each new photo by clicking photo one and photo two. The pictures have also been added
to the album in order of appearance.
Mar 16: Video: Today
we have performance of "What The Hell" and entire version of "Push"
from Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jim certainly owns during the performance
of "Push." Four pages of new screen captures from the show last night.
Worth checking out -- enjoy!!
Mar 15: Video: A
HQ version of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno performance of "What The
Hell." Did you know this was Jim's 12th appearance on Jay
Leno? (Thanks Jim!) Take a look back at the
past appearances in chronological order. We have also
added a new album of screen captures from the show last night. Events: Jim
will be on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight.
|Mar 14: Events: Jim
will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight (his 11th
time)performing with Avril Lavigne. Check out a new photo of the rehearsal for the show
tonight. Also Jim will be rockin' a Red
Monkey Designs guitar strap tonight! We invite you to join our new Twitter
|Mar 13: Video: Filmed
March 06, a video of Jim performing "What The Hell" with Avril at Music
Station in Tokyo, Japan. It's hard to imagine the devastation the
entire country is experiencing right now. Please take a moment
and keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time. If you
have means, please donate to your local charities in relief aid.
|Mar 12: Video: The
highly anticipated Taratata show is now posted including acoustic
version of "What The Hell" and "Tik Tok" (Ke$ha cover). We think
you'll enjoy the take on "Tik Tok" many are raving about Avril and
band's version (which we agree) is incredibly enjoyable! Gallery: And
some screencaps here !
|Mar 11: Video: Today
we have full versions of the Z100 promotion concert added. Definitely
worth checking out for some truly fun moments between Jim and
Avril! Gallery: More cool photos
added to the North American promo tour, from the Goodbye Lullaby album release. Love the
ties!! Enjoy :)
|Mar 10: Video: From
The View, a very fun performance of What The Hell. This version is very
crisp and clear as recorded by us :) Gallery: More
photos added to the North American promo tour, so check them out! Lots of new things to post from
various shows and appearances so stay tuned!
Mar 9: Video:
We have two brand new videos from Jim's performance with Avril Lavigne
from NBC's The Today Show including a backstage warm up clip which
is incredibly cool. Gallery: We
have opened up a new album of photos from the North American promo tour, so check them out.
It will be another busy day in NYC for Jim with The View and also Z100 Radio live streaming concert later today
at 5 PM EST. Tune in and watch in real time!
8: Video: In advance of the highly anticipated Today Show
performance and various US promotion appearances scheduled this week,
we have posted two great videos from BBC Radio 1, UK. These are not to
be missed as it includes Jim performing with Avril on Ke$ha's cover of
"Tik Tok" and "What The Hell" acoustically. The band is truly
featured in these videos, which we absolutely love!
|Mar 7: Events: Our
events page is updated with a series of major US network shows Jim will
appear on with Avril this week. Starting tomorrow he will be on the
Today show and more so check it out! Of course, as always we will
be posting video and will have all the updates so stay tuned!
|Mar 6: Video: From
T4 (Channel 4) UK, a beautiful acoustic version of "Push." Truly a
wonderful performance. Enjoy!
|Mar 5: Video: Courtesy
TV, a new video from the Goodbye Lullaby Showcase concert in Tokyo
featuring Jim and Avril warming up. After the show Avril, Jim and
bandmates sweating out the "catch of the day!" Good times!
|Mar 4: Video: Video
from Tokyo with a new performance on the Sukkuri
Morning Show. Gallery: A
cool photo of Jim with bandmates taken with big time Japanese
personality Terry Ito. Also we just had to mention within Avril's
thank you credits on her new CD Goodbye Lullaby she
personally thanks Jim and her band. Check out the scan of the liner notes!
Mar 3: Video:
From the Walmart Soundcheck series, we have posted Girlfriend
today. The entire video is pretty much Jim and Avril and it's
awesome! Gallery: More new screen caps from The Walmart Soundcheck
starting on page 2 and going into page 3 Enjoy!
Mar 2: Video:
We have two outstanding videos of Jim performing with Avril during the
Walmart Soundcheck series. Without question, this a truly Jim focused
performance and the songs sound absolutely amazing! Go and check them
out! We'll be posting more so stay tuned! Gallery: We opened up an album of new screen caps from The Walmart Soundcheck as
Feb 28: Video:
A truly awesome video that includes a semi-acoustic version of
"What The Hell" from T4 (Channel 4) UK. Jim is seen and heard
throughout this beautifully filmed clip! Gallery: A series of very cool photos of Jim in Hong Kong
during Avril's spring promo tour.
|Feb 25: Video:
More amazing video clips are appearing from Avril's promo
tour. Here is a clip of "Push" featuring Jim and Avril together on
vocals. Hope you enjoy it as much as we are! Cheers!
|Feb 24: Video:
Avril's "Goodbye Lullaby" promo tour brings her to Hong Kong
and today we have a new video of clips from the launch
concert. Tons of great Jim moments singing and playing
|Feb 20: Video:
Today we have a new video of Jim performing What The Hell with
Avril at the San Remo Festival. This festival is considered to be
one of the world's largest so, check it out! Also we have a few
captures from the performance here. Enjoy!
|Feb 19: Jim
will perform in San Remo, Italy tomorrow. Check our Events page for details. Hopefully, we will be able to get a video
of the performance soon. To tide us over, we posted some screenshots
from the two recent performances: Les Victoires de la Musique,
France and Daybreak,
|Feb 15: Video:
Well, this is more like it. Avril, Jim and the band performed live
during Daybreak, a weekday
breakfast show on ITV, UK. We have the video and it's really cool! Jim
and everyone was very happy despite the ungodly hour in the morning (well, for a musician). We are also very happy
that April gives her band such a prominent place.
|Feb 13: Video:
To tell you the truth, we are a bit disappointed with the lack of
performances on the current Avril promo in Europe. Only two so far (one
posted below and one yet to be shown on TV). It wasn't like that four
years ago when Avril was doing mini-concerts left right and centre.
Let's hope things pick up - we really like to see Jimmy more. Until
then - a performance from the Euro promo in March 2007 that we haven't
posted before. Pretty cool too.
|Feb 10: Video:
Well, here it is! The first video clip from the promo tour w/ Avril
Lavigne - from the performance during the Les Victoires de la Musique awards show in Lille, France.
|Feb 09: Video:
While we are waiting for some video material from the current Avril's
promo visit to Europe, here is a clip from the VERY first concert of
Jim with Avril. It was taped on Feb 15, 2007. You can read all about it
(Jim's boss) tweeted: 'Off to Paris, England, Italy, Hong Kong,
Japan, NYC and Canada to promote "What The Hell" and "Goodbye Lullaby"'.
So we thought to post info about a few TV appearances in the next week.
We will post videos as soon as we get them. Let's just hope they will
|Feb 04: Gallery: A bunch of screenshots from the
performance of "What The Hell" with Avril Lavigne on Music Station show
in Japan last month.
|Feb 03: Events:
Jim will embark on a world tour w/ Avril Lavigne in May/June by the
looks of it. Australia was mentioned for the first leg; however we have
five conformed dates for Japan in May. Have a look if you're interested.
|Jan 31: Articles: As
promised, Part 3 (of 3) of our exclusive interview
with Jim. So check it out! Thanks again to Jim for the interview!!
|Jan 28: Video:
Performance of "What The Hell" with Avril Lavigne on Music Station show
in Japan last night. Also, check out our News section to see what Jim will be up to in the next couple of
months! And a cool tweet of Avril.
|Jan 27: Articles: As
promised, Part 2 (of 3) of our exclusive interview
with Jim. Today it's all about Producing. So check it
out! Stay tuned for Part 3 to be posted soon!
|Jan 24: Articles:
We all know how busy Jim is, yet he found the time to do another
exclusive interview for sunfired! Today we are posting Part 1 (of 3) - Jim in 2010. Thanks Jim!
|Jan 21: Video:
Today we have another video of Jim performing with Zoe Scott at JJ's
Salon in LA on September 20th, 2010. This time all to the music
of Jim's awesome song "Unbelievable." And....we have a brand new EXCLUSIVE interview
with Jim that we'll post starting next week, so stay tuned!!!
|Jan 17: Video:
In October, Jim performed with Zoe Scott opening up for Joan
Osbourne. Today we have posted a
completely Jim focused video all to the music of his beautiful song
Gallery: Today we have four cool new animations of Jim's
performance of Girlfriend from "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
2011" You can find them all here (added at
the bottom of the page) Enjoy!
Gallery: We have new screencaps from the New
Year's Eve performance of Girlfriend. They start from here and can
also be viewed on pages three and four.
Also you can check out a
quick glimpse of Jim in rehearsals with Avril
Lavigne (courtesy of Avril's youtube channel) Enjoy!
|Jan 3: Gallery:We
added quite a few screencaps from the NYE performance
of "What The Hell" in our "Dick Clark's New
Year's Rockin' Eve 2011" album. They start from here.
|Jan 2: Video: As promised, the video clips of the two songs Avril Lavigne
and her band performed on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2011:
"Girlfriend" and "What The Hell".
|Jan 1: Happy New Year! Here are the YouTube clips of
Jim's appearance w/ Avril Lavigne on ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2011: Girlfriend
and What The Hell. We will post downloadable versions
as soon as we get the HQ video. Lots and lots of Jim. Also, here are some photos for the time being. Some of
them are really awesome. We have a lot more coming. Enjoy!
30: If you live in North America, tune in ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2011 tomorrow
night at 10 pm ET. Avril Lavigne is performing "What The Hell" (the
first single of her forthcoming studio album) - and, of course, Jim will be there (confirmed).
Way to go Jim, what a great way to see off a very
successful 2010 and ring in even more successful (well, we hope!) 2011!