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  • Rush: 2112 (1976 Live Performance)

    Rush: 2112 (1976 Live Performance)

    Here’s one for your throwback Thursday files: Rush performing “2112” on December 10th, 1976 at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. I love how Geddy Lee says they don’t have a lot of time, so they’ll play “2112”. »

  • Refused’s Comeback Album Has Arrived

    Refused’s Comeback Album Has Arrived

    Swedish hardcore punk band Refused has released its first album in almost 20 years, Freedom. The record features one of its original bassists, Magnus Flagge, who was tapped to play with the band for its reunion shows in 2012. Refused was known for its revolving door on bass, having featured 13 bassists during the band’s... »

  • Bass in Death Metal?

    Bass in Death Metal?

    Q: What is your opinion of the role of bass in both Death Metal and Black Metal? I’m a big fan of both styles and have tried to work out by ear, exactly what the bass is doing, but within these styles, the bass is very seldom heard. In a situation like this, what’s the... »

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  • Hamish Stuart Band with Will Lee: Person to Person

    Hamish Stuart Band with Will Lee: Person to Person

    Here’s a super fun video of the Hamish Stuart Band performing in 2013. In this clip, Will Lee is not only looking sharp, he’s laying down the funk (with some iconic bass lines thrown in here and there for good measure). »

  • Alice Cooper’s Original Bassist Releases Book About Band’s Rise to Fame

    Alice Cooper’s Original Bassist Releases Book About Band’s Rise to Fame

    Back before Alice Cooper was known only as one man, it was the name of an entire band. And that band’s bassist was Dennis Dunaway, who co-wrote Alice Cooper (in terms of either the band or the man) hits like “School’s Out” and played on iconic albums like Billion Dollar Babies. Dunaway has now released... »