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  • Simon Little Releases New Solo Project

    Simon Little Releases New Solo Project

    Bassist/composer Simon Little has released a new solo bass album, Mandala. The ten tracks on the album are all live improvisations, utilizing the Looperlative LP1 looper. “When I was 17 I was listening to the Weather Report live album 8:30 and heard Jaco perform his solo live-looping piece ‘Slang’, it changed the way I thought... »

  • Whitesnake Announces New Bassist

    Whitesnake Announces New Bassist

    After parting ways with Uriah Duffy in June, Whitesnake has announced that Michael Devin will be the joining the band. Devin previously played in Lynch Mob along with Brian Tichy, Whitesnake’s new drummer. “It’s an honor to be welcomed into the Whitesnake family. I’m a big fan,” Devin said “Whitesnake is notorious for exciting musicianship,... »

  • Peelgreems: Shenmue, with Michael Manring (Album Sneak Peek)

    Peelgreems: Shenmue, with Michael Manring (Album Sneak Peek)

    Michael Manring shared this video, saying “I recently played on a tune for a cross-cultural rock project called Peelgreems… Cool stuff!” We agree! This track is from the upcoming album, due out later this year. The band includes Alexis Hadefi on guitars and vocals, Manring on bass, Hycarpi on vocals and Kenneth Schalk on drums. »

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  • RIP Kenny Edwards

    RIP Kenny Edwards

    Bassist Kenny Edwards, best known for his work with Linda Ronstadt & the Stone Poney’s, passed away on August 18th after a battle with cancer. He was 64. Edwards recorded and toured with Ronstadt from 1974 to 1980. He also recorded with Warren Zevon, Steve Nicks, Peter Cetera, Don Henley and countless others. A memorial... »

  • Gerald Veasley’s 2011 Bass BootCamp Opens Early Registration

    Gerald Veasley’s 2011 Bass BootCamp Opens Early Registration

    Gerald Veasley has announced that early registration is now open for his 2011 Bass BootCamp, taking place March 25-27 in Reading, Pennslvania. BBC is celebrating its 10th anniversary with this camp. Registration is $449. Use the discount code “MAER11” at checkout before August 31, 2010 and you’ll get $50 off. Last year’s event included clinics... »

  • Slipknot to Release Download Festival DVD

    Slipknot to Release Download Festival DVD

    Slipknot headlined the Download Festival in the UK during the summer of 2009, performing in front of 80,000 fans. The show will be released on DVD titled (sic)nesses on September 28th. This is one of the last major concerts for founding member and bassist Paul Gray, who passed away in May 2010. The performance was... »

  • Glenn Hughes Featured in New Deep Purple Documentary

    Glenn Hughes Featured in New Deep Purple Documentary

    Glenn Hughes will be heavily featured in a newly announced documentary that chronicles the demise of Deep Purple in 1969. The documentary, called Gettin’ Tighter, is set for an early 2011 release date and a 3-minute official trailer has been put out as a sneak peek. In the trailer, Hughes describes the difficulties he was... »

  • Gear Watch: SoloEtte Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass

    Gear Watch: SoloEtte Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass

    SoloEtte has released the Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass, a new portable sidekick bass that weighs only 3.5 lbs. Featuring thick Nylon strings, the Little Thumper is constructed of a single piece of Hard Rock Maple with an aluminum rod frame that can be disassembled to fit into a compact soft case. Polyurethane tubing covers... »

  • Eberhard Weber: Live Solo

    Eberhard Weber: Live Solo

    Here’s a great live solo by Eberhard Weber, filmed during a tour with the Jan Garbarek Group in 2006. »

  • Alfred Releases a Beginner’s Guide to Audio Mixing

    Alfred Releases a Beginner’s Guide to Audio Mixing

    Alfred Music Publishing has released a new beginner’s guide to professional audio mixing. Alfred’s Teach Yourself Mixing, by David Terry, focuses on mixing fundamentals in a step-by-step approach. Topics covered include compressors, limiters, pan, gain, signal paths, bussing, effects sends & returns, automation, wave editing, final mix-downs, and more. The guide also includes techniques for... »