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  • Eric Avery Quits Janes Addiction

    Though it may not come as a surprise, it is official: Eric Avery has once again quit Jane’s Addiction. The bassist, who rejoined the band in 2008, announced it via his Twitter profile. “That’s it,” He writes. “With equal parts regret and relief, the janes addiction experiment is at an end.” This came just hours... »

  • Oscar Peterson: On Danish Shore, with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen

    Check out this smoking live video from 1983 of the amazing Oscar Peterson Big 4 band featuring this lineup: Piano: Oscar Peterson Guitar: Joe Pass Double Bass: Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Drums: Martin Drew The tune is called “On Danish Shore” and starts with NHØP laying down the melody and soloing like only he could. »

  • Sublime with Rome Announce Tour Dates

    Sublime fans will be pleased to hear that the controversy surrounding the band’s name has been resolved, and original members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh will be hitting the road in April with new frontman Rome Ramirez, under the banner “Sublime with Rome”. Fourteen years after the death of founding member Bradley Nowell, the group... »

  • Upright Slap Bass (Rockabilly/Psychobilly): Instrument Setup and Equipment

    This is the final installment of Dr. D’s 3-part Slap Bass series. Check out part 1 and part 2. In addition to having its own specialized musical and technical considerations, Playing Upright Slap has its own particular instrumental setup issues. Here are some basic things slap players need to think about when customizing their bass... »

  • RIP Tom “T-Bone” Wolk

    Billboard reports that long-time Hall and Oates bassist Tom “T-Bone” Wolk, died Saturday, February 27th, of an apparent heart attack. Wolk was scheduled to perform with Hall and Oates this week as part of Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” show’s one year anniversary. In addition to his work with Hall and Oates, Wolk also recorded with... »

  • Wester Desamours: Hope for Haiti (Espoir pour Haiti)

    Wester Desamours has posted his latest video, a nice groove called “Hope for Haiti (Espoir pour Haiti)”. Check out Wester’s album, First Step. »

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  • Rewind: The top ten stories for the week of Feb. 21-27

    1. Video: Fretted or fretless? Make it a convertible From the archives: Our Facebook friend Kirk Dickison shared a video with us featuring this odd, “convertible” bass that allows fast switching between fretted and fretless modes. So we decided to dig around and find out some more. 2. Gear Watch: Gear Watch: Warwick Thumb SC... »