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  • Billy Sheehan to Sit In as Honorary Ramone for Benefit Concert

    Billy Sheehan to Sit In as Honorary Ramone for Benefit Concert

    Shred master Billy Sheehan will be an honorary Ramone when he joins Marky Ramone for a special fundraising concert. The 31 full-length, “all Ramones” song set will take place October 8 at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood California, and money raised will go to Marky Ramone’s new drum scholarship at MI. Joining Sheehan and Ramone... »

  • Will Lee & Steve Gadd Jam Session

    Will Lee & Steve Gadd Jam Session

    This video proves it: good bass and good drums is all you need. Bassist Will Lee and drummer Steve Gadd do a nice little jam, with some commentary by Gadd on the drum/bass relationship. »

  • Squarepusher: seb-1.06

    Squarepusher: seb-1.06

    Last year, Squarepusher released a solo bass album, aptly named Solo Electric Bass 1. Here he shows off the track “seb-1.06”, which has a Latin-influenced, classical guitar approach to the instrument. »

  • Eddie Gomez and Cesarius Alvim Team Up for “Forever”

    Eddie Gomez and Cesarius Alvim Team Up for “Forever”

    Bassist Eddie Gomez and pianist Cesarius Alvim are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first recording together with a new album, Forever. The duo takes on a wide range of tunes on the release, from standards such as “Spring is Here” and “Invitation,” original compositions from both Gomez and Alvim, and Brazilian pianist Luiz Eça’s... »

  • Bootsy Collins Releases Single To Benefit Musician’s Fund

    Bootsy Collins Releases Single To Benefit Musician’s Fund

    Bootsy Collins has released a new single to benefit his late brother’s memorial fund, the Catfish Nation Musicians Fund. The track, appropriately titled The Catfish Nation, features Bootsy, his son Ouiwey, and Catfish Collins himself. The Catfish Nation Musician’s Fund was set up not only to help with Catfish’s expenses, but to “provide for musicians... »

  • Mick Karn Teams Up With Peter Murphy for Dalis Car Reunion

    Mick Karn Teams Up With Peter Murphy for Dalis Car Reunion

    Former Japan bassist Mick Karn is reuniting with Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy to revisit their band, Dalis Car. The duo formed the group in 1984 and subsequently parted after only putting out a single album, Waking Hour. Karn’s distinct and innovative fretless bass lines brought life to the album, and after Murphy finishes his solo... »

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  • Cobham/Duke Band: Stratus

    Cobham/Duke Band: Stratus

    Here’s a great live performance of Billy Cobham’s tune “Stratus”, by the Billy Cobham-George Duke Band. The performance took place at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1998. Stefan Rademacher is on bass, with Cobham on drums, Duke on keys and Carl Orr on guitar. The tune was originally recorded on Cobham’s debut solo effort, Spectrum,... »

  • Gear Watch: Guardian Vintage Hardshell Case

    Gear Watch: Guardian Vintage Hardshell Case

    Guardian has introduced their new Vintage Hardshell line, available for basses as well as guitars. The case is made with a 7-ply, cross-grained wood construction, covered with black tolex with a leather handle for comfort. The interior features emerald crushed velvet interior with multiple thicknesses of padding for safety and fit. The Guardian Vintage Hardshell... »

  • Slap Bass 101 – Part 5: Funk/Rock Scale Basics

    Slap Bass 101 – Part 5: Funk/Rock Scale Basics

    Today, we continue the Slap Bass 101 series, adding the basic “funk/rock scale” – the minor pentatonic, with trills, to what we’ve learned so far. Check out the entire Slap Bass 101 series: Part 1: Slap Bass Introduction Part 2 – Building on the Basics Part 3 – Left Hand Slap & Hammer-Ons Part 4... »

  • Richard Bona: Dina Lam

    Richard Bona: Dina Lam

    In today’s featured video, Richard Bona performs his tune “Dina Lam”, from the 2003 album Munia: The Tale. »