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  • Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir with Will Lee: Letterman Rehearsal

    Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir with Will Lee: Letterman Rehearsal

    This video is so cool on so many levels. Bassist Will Lee and the rest of the “World’s Most Dangerous Band” back the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir in this 1989 rehearsal for their Late Night with David Letterman appearance. »

  • Coldplay bassist working on new album

    Even through rumors of Coldplay going on hiatus, bassist Guy Berryman hasn’t been slowing down for anyone. He has since founded and started work with the group “Apparatjik” and have been working constantly on new music. They have recently released the first track of their new CD to roughly 30 fans through email, and that... »

  • Mark Hoppus could produce your band’s next track

    Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 is donating eight hours of studio time and his producing skills to the highest bidder at his auction sponsored on Charitybuzz.com. The winner of the auction gets to be produced by Hoppus and Chris Holmes in Hoppus’ California based studio Opera Music, which has been used recently by artists such... »

  • Duncan, Goldsby, Tiemann: Paparazzi

    Duncan, Goldsby, Tiemann: Paparazzi

    Today’s video features bassist John Goldsby, along with drummer Jason Tiemann and sax man Jacob Duncan playing a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”. The performance took place this month, at Jazzclub Birdland in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany. »

  • Nickelback confirms 2010 Dark Horse tour dates

    The Grammy-nominated rockers of Nickelback have confirmed tour dates for the North American leg of their 2010 tour in support of their latest album, Dark Horse. The band will be touring with guests Breaking Benjamin and Shinedown as well. Nickelback’s bassist, Mike Kroeger, the brother of lead singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger, is the one... »

  • The Strokes planning new studio album

    Bassist Nikolai Fraiture has announced that the Strokes are heading back into the studio. The news came via his Nickel Eye Twitter account: “While the guys are in L.A., I went to scout some studios in NYC with [Strokes manager] Ryan [Gentles] today for what looks like Jan. recording.” This will be the first new... »

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  • Ask Damian Erskine: Learning How to Fish

    Q: I often feel like I’m not sure what I should be working on (although I know there’s plenty). Should I just grab a lesson with someone or is there a way to motivate one’s self? A: Everyone hits this wall. (At least I hit this wall constantly!) Grabbing a lesson with someone is never... »

  • Kenny Barron Trio: New York Attitude

    Wow, check out pianist Kenny Barron with his trio performing “New York Attitude” live in 2007. Barron is joined by bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Victor Lewis. »

  • Canadian Rockies Bass Bash announced

    The Canadian Rockies Bass Bash, a clinic and jam session with some of the leading bassists from around the world, has been scheduled April 10, 2010, in Calgary, Alberta. The clinic is featuring artists such as Benny Rietveld, Adam Nitti, Scott Nickless, Sheldon Dingwall (of Dingwall Guitars), and Hansford Rowe. There are scheduled clinics with... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Dylan Sundstrom

    Reader Spotlight: Dylan Sundstrom

    Meet Dylan Sundstrom, our bass player in the spotlight for November 24th, 2009. Bio: A twenty year old bass player originally from Tacoma, WA. I play in several groups around Portland including sharing time with fellow bass player Damian Erskine in a band called “Intervision”. I play anything from jazz to funk to electro idie/pop.... »