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  • Mark Hoppus on Blink-182 reuniting

    During the Grammy Awards, Blink-182 announced they are reuniting. In a recent interview, bassist Mark Hoppus added “all of our energy is going into Blink-182. This isn’t a temporary thing. When I hear a band is doing a reunion, it just sounds fake to me, and that’s not how we are with this. Everybody’s putting... »

  • Matthew Garrison tour updates

    Here’s the latest tour info for indie bassist Matthew Garrison, through June, 2009, when he’ll be in the U.S. Mar 28 2009 at 8:00PM in Milano, Italy Blue Note – Milano, Italy with Pino Daniele Mar 29 2009 at 8:00PM in Milano, Italy Blue Note – Milano, Italy with Pino Daniele Apr 1 2009 at... »

  • Les Claypool: Tommy the Cat (and a Bonus)

    Les Claypool: Tommy the Cat (and a Bonus)

    There’s so much going on in this video, we don’t know where to begin. Better if you just watch Les Claypool do his thing: And, just because it is Friday, here’s another one (complete with a “YYZ” intro): »

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  • Hartke Contest: Win Victor Wooten’s Rig!

    Hartke is promoting a contest to win one of one of six Hartke HyDrive rigs, now endorsed by Victor Wooten. Each prize winner will receive Victor’s set up: the LH1000 Bass Amplifier with HyDrive 410 and 115 cabinets (retail value of $2,000). Enter here. And good luck. »

  • Sean Kelly joins Helix

    “A childhood dream came true for me last week…” Sean Kelly told Blabbermouth.net. “I was asked to play in one of my all time favourite bands, Helix!” Kelly, frontman for Canadian glam-rock band Crash Kelly, will be the new bassist. According to Kelly, Crash Kelly will still be “going strong through 2009 as well”, despite... »

  • Loaded t-shirt design contest

    What’s a new album without t-shirts? Duff McKagan (Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver) is promoting his latest project, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, and their upcoming album release with a t-shirt design contest. As recently announced via the band’s Myspace page, submissions can be sent to loadedrocker@yahoo.com and they’ll choose a winner “as soon as [they] find... »

  • Will you be our friend?

    We’ve been tinkering with our Myspace account for a bit, and we’re now ready to make friends. It is still ugly, but hey… it is functional. So check us out. We’re looking forward to becoming friends with all the bassists out there (and bass fans). http://www.myspace.com/notreblecom. Next stop, Facebook. »

  • Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center grand opening

    The grand opening of Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is taking place tomorrow, March 5th. The brand new community center in Oakland Park, Florida, will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5pm. The event is from 5pm to 7pm and will include a tour of the building. Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is located... »

  • One bassist’s retirement plan

    How will you spend retirement? Oh yes, you’re enjoying huge success as the bassist for your band right now, but what will you do after you’ve corralled boatloads of money and the limelight fades? It’s a tough question, but one to which Ryc Rienks has found a solution: instrument repair. Rienks toured as bassist with... »

  • Faith No More will play some more

    Bassist Bill Gould recently announced his band mates for a 2009 reunion of Faith No More. They are: frontman Mike Patton, Mike Bordin on drums, Roddy Bottum on keyboards, and Jon Hudson on guitar. The 2009 reunion will commemorate the 20th anniversary of their most popular album, The Real Thing. Gould goes on to comment... »