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  • Stu Hamm Clinics

    Next month, Stu Hamm will be conducting a series of clinics with Shadows Fall drummer, Jason Bittner. This unlikely duo will be starting these clinics during the first week of June, and the dates are as follows June 3 at the Washington Music Center in Wheaton, MD June 4 at Sam Ash Music Store in... »

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  • Cai Marle-Garcia: Mr. Ears

    Bassist Cai Marle-Garcia is releasing his debut album, Mr. Ears on June 1st, and we have a sneak preview. Mr. Ears includes saxophonists Tony Woods, Duncan Eagles and Rob Sell, keyboardists Kit Downes (BBC Jazz Rising Star Award 2008, Empirical, Jim Mullen, Dennis Rollins) and Steve Kite, drummers Martyn Kaine (Natalie Williams) and Dan Paton,... »

  • 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... »

  • Menn Ársins: Live

    Our good Twitter friend and bassist Sigurdór sends us this video, featuring his band in a recent live performance. We’re on the lookout for more great videos. Post ’em to our group. »

  • Win a Billy Sheehan Custom Bass

    FYE is giving away a Yahama custom bass, signed by Billy Sheehan. The contest runs through June 8th. Enter at FYE’s web site. »

  • 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... »

  • Patitucci’s “Music We Are” LP Special Edition Release

    Vinyl is definitely back. Music We Are, by John Patitucci, Jack Dejohnette and Danilo Perez, is now available as a special edition 140 gram LP. The CD version was released on April 7th, 2009. The track list is the same as the CD, minus “Michael”, and is as follows: 1. Tango African 2. Earthy Prayer... »

  • Adrian Belew Power Trio, Featuring Julie Slick

    Adrian Belew Power Trio, Featuring Julie Slick

    Robin Slick shared this video with us, via Twitter. Robin is the “mother of 2/3 of Adrian Belew Power Trio”. Her daughter, Julie Slick is the bassist, and her son, Eric Slick, is the drummer. Thanks, @RobinSlick. And well done. »

  • Pink Floyd: Authentic Bass Tab Book & CD

    Alfred Music Publishing has just released Ultimate Bass Play-Along Pink Floyd: Authentic Bass Tab, the newest title in their “Ultimate Bass Play-Along” series. The book includes bass tabs, music notation, lyrics and chords to nine Pink Floyd tunes, including: Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2), Comfortably Numb, The Fletcher Memorial Home, Have a Cigar,... »

  • Mark Hoppus red carpet interview

    Bassist/producer Mark Hoppus posted this video of an interview he did with Hollywood Press. They didn’t talk about our favorite subject (bass), but they did talk about one of our second favorites (Twitter). Mark shares, “This is post about a tweet that happened on the red carpet that I tweeted and then they posted and... »