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  • Whitesnake Seeking New Bassist

    According to a report on Gibson.com, the legendary hair-metal group Whitesnake is currently seeking a new bassist after parting ways with their rhythm section. A press release by David Coverdale indicated that both bassist Uriah Duffy and drummer Chris Frazier will no longer be with the band. “Whitesnake wish Uriah and Chris every success in... »

  • Eagles of Death Metal’s Brian O’Connor Battling Cancer

    Eagles of Death Metal bassist Brian O’Connor is reportedly scheduled to undergo surgery in Los Angeles for his recently diagnosed cancer. O’Connor is encouraged about his prognosis and released the following statement to his fans: “With the remarkable support and love from my amazing friends and family, I am receiving the best medical and moral... »

  • Gear Watch: The Uni-Stand

    Bassist Reginald Means has created a product to help alleviate amp-tilting woes: the uni-stand. Means wanted to develop a device to let bassists easily position their amplifiers to best monitor their sound. He is a machine tool technology instructor and brought his vision to life. After years of prototyping it is now available. “I got... »

  • Esperanza Spalding Re-Invents Young Jazz Education

    In a recent article by the LA Times bassist Esperanza Spalding revealed how she is teaching young children about jazz in new and engaging ways with band mate Leo Genovese. She has introduced free jazz improvisation to young children with a Cops & Robbers spin: Leo musician plays a lead, and Spalding tries to catch... »

  • David Pajo Joins Interpol

    David Pajo Joins Interpol

    We previously reported that bassist Carlos D. left the band Interpol, and now the band has announced David Pajo will be stepping up as his replacement. Pajo previously played in the band Slint and was also part of Zwan with Billy Corgan. With the addition on Pajo released the news that their upcoming album in... »

  • Slipknot Releases Video Tribute to Paul Gray

    Following the passing of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, the band has created a tribute video commemorating their band mate. The video is mostly interview clips of Gray speaking about a wide range of topics including childhood, Des Moines and the band itself, giving fans a better glimpse into the bassist’s life. »

  • Paul McCartney Honored at the White House

    Paul McCartney recently performed at the White House East Room, opening up with the same Höfner bass he used in 1964 with The Beatles. The ceremony was his acceptance of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He is the third winner of the Gershwin Prize, and the first who is not American.... »

  • Matt Rubano Collaborating with Patrick Stump

    Bassist Matt Rubano, the former bassist of Taking Back Sunday, recently confirmed that he is working with Patrick Stump in the development of his new solo album. Stump is the frontman for Fall Out Boy. Rubano said on Friends Or Enemies Radio that “We’ve been talking about helping to put the band together to go... »

  • Future of the Left Continuing Tour With Replacement Bassist

    Future of the Left has recently posted upcoming European tour dates despite the recent departure of bassist Kelson Matthias. Matthias announced his decision to leave the band through their MySpace blog. The upcoming shows are being handled by bassist Steven Hodson, who is the bassist for Oceansize and Kong. The tour dates are as follows:... »

  • Muse Bassist Reschedules USA Tour Dates

    Muse has cancelled two shows and rescheduled two others for the North American tour in the late fall of this year. The changes are being made to accommodate bassist Chris Wolstenholme so he can be present for the birth of his fifth child. Muse has made refunds available for the changed shows and has assured... »