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  • Slipknot Bassist releasing “Behind The Player” DVD

    Grammy┬« Award winning bassist Paul Gray of Slipknot is releasing Behind the Player: Paul Gray, an instructional DVD with behind-the-scenes look at Gray’s background and gear and in-depth video lessons. The DVD covers two Slipknot tunes, “Surfacing” and “Duality” and a jam with drummer Roy Mayorga. »

  • Basslines for 10/28

    Music Radar is giving readers the chance to ask the questions for their upcoming interview with ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony. John Paul Jones hinted at an upcoming Led Zeppelin tour possibility, perhaps without Robert Plant. Auf Der Maur, formerly of Hole & Smashing Pumpkins, photography is on display in a New York city art... »

  • Michael Manring partners with Markbass & Markaudio

    Michael Manring ended his long endorsement of SWR Amps and has partnered with Markbass/Markaudio. As Manring explains, “I’m happy to announce I’ve entered into a new partnership with one of the world’s premiere amplification manufacturers, the Markbass/Markaudio company. Although I’ve very much enjoyed endorsing SWR amplifiers for many years, I felt it was time for... »

  • Tony Levin on new (1980) Paul Simon DVD release

    Eagle Rock Entertainment is releasing a 1980 Paul Simon concert DVD with Tony Levin on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Richard Tee on piano and Eric Gale on guitar. The concert took place in Philadelphia’s Tower Theater in 1980 and features 11 songs: Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Still Crazy After All These... »

  • Michael Manring Tour Dates

    Michael Manring has just updated his tour schedule. Fri. Oct 24 Godfrey Daniel’s Coffeehouse 7 East Fourth Street Bethlehem, PA 18015-1601 (610) 867-2390 Solo Performance Sat. Oct 25 Five Towns Music College Dix Hills Long Island, NY 11746 Guitar Festival Workshop 1PM, Concert 8PM Solo and with guitarists Rudy Perrone and William Ackerman Fri Oct... »

  • Unissued Jaco Pastorius: Pat Metheny Trio, 1974

    Jazz blog You Are What You Hear has posted 9 MP3’s of the famed Pat Metheny trio recording in June, 1974. The recording took place at Pooh’s Pub, in Boston, and features Metheny on guitar, Jaco Pastorius on bass, and Bob Moses on drums. The track list doesn’t match exactly with Len Pogost’s set list,... »

  • New William Parker Quartet CD released

    Bassist/composer William Parker has released “Petit Oiseau”, the latest CD by his quartet. The release features eight tracks, all written by Parker, featuring Hamid Drake on drums and percussion, Rob Brown on sax and clarinet, Lewis Barnes on trumpet, and Parker. The CD is released by AUM Fidelity and now available on Amazon.com. »

  • Devo bassist Gerald Casale interviewed

    Mark Caro of the Chicago Tribune has an entertaining interview with Devo bassist/singer Gerald Casale. Devo hasn’t had an new album released in 18 years, but their smash hit “Whip It” is being featured in commercials selling cleaning products and toothbrushes. [editors note: now I feel old and kinda sad.] The funniest part to us?... »

  • Bass players: find your next gig here

    We just launched a couple new features to our site, including a new gig finder and home page. Let us know what you think! Home: http://www.notreble.com/ Gigs: http://www.notreble.com/gigs/ As we’re still in beta, we’d appreciate any feedback (including bugs) if you find them. »

  • Nickel Eye: Nikolai Fraiture’s new solo project

    The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture is performing in his first solo show on October 15th, in London. The performance is the first for Fraiture’s new side-project, Nickel Eye, with UK band “South” serving as the backing band. After the London show, Nickel Eye will perform a couple of shows in New York. The band is... »