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  • Weezer Mixes The Beach Boys and The Clash on New Album, “Pacific Daydream”

    Weezer Mixes The Beach Boys and The Clash on New Album, “Pacific Daydream”

    The new Weezer album was supposed to be a darker, moodier counterpoint to their last self-titled record referred to as The White Album. However, when the band got together a different mood presented itself. Pacific Daydream is their 11th album and shows a new tonal character for the group. “I’m going to say [it sounds]... »

  • Steve Di Giorgio: Bass Playthrough of Gone In April’s “As Hope Welcomes Death”

    Steve Di Giorgio: Bass Playthrough of Gone In April’s “As Hope Welcomes Death”

    Six-string fretless bass beast Steve Di Giorgio always brings the heat. Here’s his latest with a playthrough of “As Hope Welcomes Death” by Gone In April. Di Giorgio tears through the song, bringing serious tenacity to the low end. Be sure to check out the drum and bass breaks starting at 5:22. »

  • King Crimson Releases “Official Bootleg: Live In Chicago, June 28th, 2017”

    King Crimson Releases “Official Bootleg: Live In Chicago, June 28th, 2017”

    King Crimson’s latest formation is captured in a new official bootleg from this summer. Official Bootleg: Live In Chicago, June 28th, 2017 is a two-CD live release featuring the low-end stylings of Tony Levin, who describes the concert as “One of our best.” The rest of the band includes Mel Collins (Saxes & flute), Robert... »

  • Stryper Announces New Bassist Perry Richardson

    Stryper Announces New Bassist Perry Richardson

    After parting ways with longtime bassist Timothy Gaines earlier this year, Stryper has finally announced their newest member to be Perry Richardson. He is the third bassist in the band’s 34-year career. A founding member of Firehouse, Richardson has been friends with the band for years. “The first time I met the guys in Stryper... »

  • Alberto Rigoni: Ghostbusters Theme Song

    Alberto Rigoni: Ghostbusters Theme Song

    Alberto Rigoni went all out for Halloween this year with a bass arrangement of the theme song to Ghostbusters. Dressed as the Marshmallow Man, Rigoni lays down the iconic bass line as well as the chords and melody on his 5-string Cort. Happy Halloween! »

  • Bootsy Collins Releases “World Wide Funk”

    Bootsy Collins Releases “World Wide Funk”

    Funk master Bootsy Collins has returned with World Wide Funk, a star-studded album with guest artists ranging from Chuck D. to Dennis Chambers to Buckethead. It’s the former James Brown bassist’s first album in six years. Like any good funk album, World Wide Funk has some killer bass thanks to Collins himself as well as... »

  • Bass of the Week: Adamovic Private Collection King Solomon Bass

    Bass of the Week: Adamovic Private Collection King Solomon Bass

    Adamovic has some of the most incredible basses, so it’s no wonder their Private Collection has some of the most incredible basses ever built. This week we’re checking out their King Solomon that started the series. “With the first private collection bass we wanted to use one of our favorite woods: Solomon padouk,” Adamovic explains.... »

  • Troy Hughes: Bass Cover of “La Caccia”

    Troy Hughes: Bass Cover of “La Caccia”

    With Halloween coming up, we knew bassist Troy Hughes would have something good up his sleeve. An avid mask collector, he donned a special zombie mask to record this bass line and get in the spirit of the season. “It is a bass-cover of ‘La Caccia’ by Goblin, which features Fabio Pignatelli on bass,” Hughes... »

  • The Who Releases “Maximum A’s and B’s”

    The Who Releases “Maximum A’s and B’s”

    Much of John Entwistle’s best bass work is showcased in a new collection from The Who. Maximum A’s and B’s compiles the band’s complete singles discography into a five-disc box set. The collection has 86 tracks from their time with four labels: Brunswick, Reaction, Track, and Polydor. It begins with songs they released as The... »

  • Jayme Lewis: Thriller

    Jayme Lewis: Thriller

    We’re gearing up for Halloween, bass style. TheBassist.net’s Jayme Lewis is serious about Halloween. So serious that he remade Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”: music video and all. Lewis lays down the iconic bass line while adding tasty fills for his own flair. He’s joined by Ryan Clouse, Brandon Leslie, and Jason Lewis, who has a bone... »