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  • Jackie Clark: Shifty Soundtrack Remix

    Our MySpace friend and bassist Jackie Clark is showing his bass and mixing skills once again, in Indaba Music’s latest remix contest for The “Shifty” Soundtrack. As Jackie explains: “What you’re hearing is my attempt to play all the parts with Logic 8 (piano, acoustic guitar and percussion) along with my favorite orchestra sample software... »

  • Jaco Pastorius Commemorative Stamp petition

    Jaco Pastorius, the “World’s Greatest Bass Player,” is being honored by another grass-roots effort to continue the preservation of his memory, influence and music, in the form of a Jaco Pastorius commemorative stamp. The online petition can be found here for showing your support and approval. Be sure to check out the grass-roots Oakland Park... »

  • Michael Manring tour and updates

    Michael Manring is set to door a few shows with acoustic guitarist Tony Kaltenberg in Oregon and Washington from May 29th through the 31st (details below). In June, Michael is making a return trip to the east coast to do a show with the Feinsmith Quartet, the chamber ensemble with cellist Jennifer Culp, guitarist Gyan... »

  • Remembering Wayman Tisdale: A Man of Many Talents

    Wayman Tisdale passed away at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 15th, 2009, after a two year battle with bone cancer. He was 44. Tisdale will be remembered by many as an award-winning bassist, he will also be remembered by many as a nationally acclaimed college basketball and NBA player, who is... »

  • Sneak preview: Freekbass and Tobotius

    Bassist Freekbass and DJ/producer Tobotius have teamed up to do a “micro-project”, set to launch this fall. The duo is planning to be slim and mobile, suitable for smaller clubs, festival side stages and late night slots, and support for national acts. Freekbass brings his funky style and national history of playing festivals, clubs and... »

  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen joins Aguilar Amp’s artist roster

    Aguilar Amplification has just announced Nine Inch Nails bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen has joined them as an endorsee. Justin’s rig consists of Aguilar’s DB 750 and AG 500 amplifiers with DB 412 and DB 810 cabinets, the AGRO distortion preamp and the Tone Hammer preamp/D.I. Justin shares, “I did a shootout during spring Nine Inch Nails... »

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  • RIP Wayman Tisdale

    We’re sad to report that former NBA player and bassist Wayman Tisdale has passed away, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44. Tisdale was in the NBA for twelve seasons, followed by a successful career as a jazz musician, releasing eight albums between 1995 and 2008. SWR Amps ran a nice piece about... »

  • Pearl Jam bassist mugged in Atlanta

    Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and a band employee were attacked by three armed people in the parking lot of Southern Tracks Recording Studio on April 27th in Atlanta. The police reports shows the attackers smashed car windows, stole $3,000 in cash, a Blackberry and two computers. Ament tried to escape, but was caught, knocked... »

  • Chi Cheng released from ICU

    Deftones bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a automobile accident last November, and has been in a coma since. This week, a rumor was posted on the web stating Deftones bassist Chi Cheng had come out of his months-long coma. Chi’s sister, Gina Blackmore, who has been maintaining a family-run blog, posted to say that... »

  • RIP Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist, Ean Evans

    Ean Evans, bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, passed away earlier this week after a long battle with cancer. He was 48. The announcement was made on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s web site, and read: “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of longtime Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Ean Evans. Ean put up a valiant battle with... »