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  • Alberto Rigoni: The Net

    Alberto Rigoni: The Net

    Here’s a cool video for the mesmerizing track “The Net” from Alberto Rigoni’s 2011 album, Rebirth. The song is built entirely of harmonics, which gives it a floating kind of feeling. »

  • Metallica’s “Beyond Magnetic” EP Released on CD

    Metallica’s “Beyond Magnetic” EP Released on CD

    Metallica is following up to their digital-only release of the band’s new EP, Beyond Magnetic with the CD edition. The four-track EP includes songs recording during the band’s Death Magnetic sessions, but didn’t make the record. The band issued a statement with the digital release, saying “During the Death Magnetic album sessions in 2007 and... »

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  • ESP Introduces Frank Bello Signature and LTD FB-4 Basses

    ESP Introduces Frank Bello Signature and LTD FB-4 Basses

    ESP has unveiled a pair of new Frank Bello Signature basses at NAMM this year. The new ESP Frank Bello Bass and ESP LTD FB-4 models are based on the company’s Vintage-4, but customized to the Anthrax bassist’s liking. Both versions share the same specifications, though they are built in different factories and carry different... »

  • Speakers and Power Amps: Don’t Blow That Cabinet

    Speakers and Power Amps: Don’t Blow That Cabinet

    Q: I’ve been thinking about getting a new amp head, and I want to make sure that it will work properly with my current cabinets. How do I make sure that the head I’m getting won’t blow a speaker or ruin my shiny new head? A: While I’m not a super “techy” guy, I have... »

  • Doug Alexis: The Chicken

    Doug Alexis: The Chicken

    Facebook friend Art Araya shared this remarkable and unique video of bassist Doug Alexis performing his own take on “The Chicken”. The tune, written by Pee Wee Ellis, was made popular of course by Jaco Pastorius. This has to be the most creative version we’ve heard yet. »

  • Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian Release “Further Explorations”

    Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian Release “Further Explorations”

    In a fitting tribute to Bill Evans, Chick Corea teamed up with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Paul Motian – both alumni of Evans’ trios – to record a new album. Further Explorations is a double CD set featuring the trio’s takes on tunes from Evans book as well as a few new originals, recorded... »