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  • Geezer Butler Signs With Hartke

    Geezer Butler Signs With Hartke

    Geezer Butler has signed with Hartke, according to a press release from the bass amplifier company. The Black Sabbath bassist will be utilizing the brand’s new Kilo amps, with which he played through for Metal Masters 3 and the 2012 Download Festival on June 10th. “It’s a true honor to welcome Geezer to the Hartke... »

  • Nick Schendzielos To Sit Out Summer Slaughter Tour Performances

    Nick Schendzielos To Sit Out Summer Slaughter Tour Performances

    Job For a Cowboy bassist Nick Schendzielos has announced he will be sitting out part of the band’s upcoming performances on the Summer Slaughter Tour, which runs July through August. The Red Chord guitarist Mike “Gunface” McKenzie will be filling in. “On June 28, immediately after landing in Boston to rehearse for Puerto Rico/Summer Slaughter,... »

  • Steve Bailey Named Chair of Berklee’s Bass Department

    Steve Bailey Named Chair of Berklee’s Bass Department

    After 40 years at the helm, Rich Appleman retired as Chair of the Berklee College of Music’s Bass Department in May of this year. During his tenure, Appleman helped shape the face of the school by growing the bass department by leaps and bounds. Succeeding Appleman this fall will be bassist Steve Bailey, who brings... »

  • Peter Hook Memoir Coming This Fall

    Peter Hook Memoir Coming This Fall

    Peter Hook has announced that his memoir is set to hit the shelves October 1 from publishers Simon & Schuster. Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division. will document the bassist’s time in the seminal post-punk band, from helping to form the band to lead singer Ian Curtis’s death. Hook will also delve into his time with... »

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  • Rudy Sarzo Leaves Blue Oyster Cult

    Rudy Sarzo Leaves Blue Oyster Cult

    Rock legend Rudy Sarzo has left the ranks of Blue Oyster Cult, he revealed in an upcoming interview with Ultimate Classic Rock. The bassist, whose resume includes work with Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, and Whitesnake, said his departure was on good terms. “Due to my scheduling with other projects that I’m doing, it became a... »

  • Tommy Stinson Reunites with Former Replacements Bandmate for Benefit

    Tommy Stinson Reunites with Former Replacements Bandmate for Benefit

    Tommy Stinson will be reuniting with his former Replacements bandmate Paul Westerberg to benefit guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke earlier this year. The duo will be recording a single as part of a limited edition project of covers songs of Dunlap’s original music done by his friends. The recordings will be split into... »

  • Juan Alderete Launches New Pedals and Effects Resource

    Juan Alderete Launches New Pedals and Effects Resource

    Mars Volta/Big Sir bassist Juan Alderete has launched PedalsAndEffects.com, a new website with which the bassist hopes to spread his knowledge of using effects. Alderete, whose genre-bending career spans over two decades, is known for making some of the most incredible sounds with his extensive pedal collection. “Because of my 25+ year obsession for pedals/stompboxes/effects,... »

  • Bob Babbitt to Receive Star on Music City Walk of Fame

    Bob Babbitt to Receive Star on Music City Walk of Fame

    Funk Brother and bass legend Bob Babbitt will be getting part of his due respect by receiving a star on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. Babbitt’s star, which will be the Walk of Fame’s 60th commemorative sidewalk marker, will be unveiled at a ceremony on June 5th that will also be... »

  • Roger Waters Announces Final and Largest Production of “The Wall”

    Roger Waters Announces Final and Largest Production of “The Wall”

    Roger Water’s tour of The Wall will be coming to a gigantic finale on July 21st in Quebec City, Quebec. Held at the Fields of Abraham, the recently added concert will be the last tour stop of the current North American trek, but will differ from the rest in that the production will feature a... »

  • Robert Trujillo Financing Jaco Pastorius Documentary Film

    Robert Trujillo Financing Jaco Pastorius Documentary Film

    We’d heard rumors about this, and now a report has come out via USA Today confirming what we’ve been hearing: a film about Jaco Pastorius has been in development, and it is being financed by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo. Trujillo, you may remember, has another tie to Jaco, having purchased Jaco’s Bass of Doom a year... »