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  • Yiorgos Kostopoulos Releases Solo Debut

    Yiorgos Kostopoulos Releases Solo Debut

    Jazz bassist/composer Yiorgos Kostopoulos has released his debut solo album, Last Trip to the Moon. Born and raised in Greece, Kostopoulos studied music in his homeland and in New York City, where he now lives. Last Trip to the Moon features seven original compositions. While Kostopoulos composed the initial versions of many songs prior to... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2016

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in March 2016

    We covered a lot of gear in March, and these are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories of the month. This comes with our usual warning: may cause GAS. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Hofner 60th Anniversary 500/1 Violin Bass An icon was born 60 years ago with the Hofner... »

  • Bass Players to Know: Paul Simonon

    Bass Players to Know: Paul Simonon

    Spend an afternoon searching through the stacks of a record store and you may stumble upon a few iconic album covers; the colorful eclecticism of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the eerie prism of Dark Side of The Moon, or the adrenaline enhanced act of destruction on London Calling. A Fender was, in fact,... »

  • Christian Sturgess: Brutai’s “Onyx” Bass Playthrough

    Christian Sturgess: Brutai’s “Onyx” Bass Playthrough

    Brutai’s Christian Sturgess just released a playthrough video for their song “Onyx,” and it’ll melt your face. The song, which appears on their 2013 self-titled EP, features a killer bass part with intricate rhythms using slap, strumming, and three-finger techniques. The bassist’s snarling bass tone is also something to marvel. Sturgess gave the low down... »

  • Bonamassa Returns to Nashville for Latest Album

    Bonamassa Returns to Nashville for Latest Album

    Blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa’s 12th album, Blues of Desperation, sees him returning to Nashville, where he composed his previous record, 2014’s Different Shades of Blue. His bassist on the new record is Michael Rhodes, who also handled some of the bass work on Different Shades of Blue. Rhodes is a Nashville stalwart who has played... »