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  • Gear Watch: Dean Guitars’ John Entwistle Signature Series

    Gear Watch: Dean Guitars’ John Entwistle Signature Series

    Dean Guitars has unveiled two new John Entwistle signature basses at NAMM, named the Spider and the Hybrid. The Spider is a limited edition, where the Hybrid will be a standard model available in a USA model and one presumably built overseas. The John Entwistle Spider is an extremely limited run with only 25 produced... »

  • Bootsy Collins Announces First Studio Album in Five Years

    Bootsy Collins Announces First Studio Album in Five Years

    Bootsy Collins will be releasing his first studio album in five years, according to BillBoard.com. The project, entitled Tha Funk Capital of the World, serves as a memorial to his late musical heroes, including James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Thelonious Monk, and fellow P-Funk member Garry Shider. “In 2008 we went out and did a tribute... »

  • Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten Announce Spring Road Trip Tour 2011

    Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten Announce Spring Road Trip Tour 2011

    The biggest bass tour of the year (so far) has been announced as the Victor Wooten Band and the Stanley Clarke Band will be hitting the road together throughout March. The bass heavyweights will begin their Spring Road Trip 2011 tour in Oklahoma City and work their way throughout the U.S., finishing up on the... »

  • Stanley Clarke All-Star Jam at Musicians Institute

    Stanley Clarke All-Star Jam at Musicians Institute

    We recently told you about Stanley Clarke’s scholarship finals. The event was a success, as Stanley shared this video and comment: “Here’s a little clip from the jam at our Scholarship Event at MI! Best event in our 10 years doin it… please go to StanleyClarke.org to donate for next year so we can make... »

  • Korn and Disturbed Co-Headline Music As A Weapon V Tour

    Korn and Disturbed Co-Headline Music As A Weapon V Tour

    Korn and Disturbed are teaming up to co-headline the “Monster Energy Music as a Weapon V Tour,” which begins January 14 in Bloomington, Illinois and hits 45 U.S. cities, with more dates in the works. The two bands, anchored by bassists Fieldy and John Moyer respectively, just announced the second leg of the tour, which... »

  • Gear Watch: Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass

    Gear Watch: Fender 60th Anniversary Precision Bass

    Believe it or not, 2011 marks 60 years since Fender introduced the Precision bass and revolutionized bass playing. (For a quick history lesson, check out this video.) To mark the occasion, Fender is producing a special limited edition 60th Anniversary Precision Bass. Built in the U.S., the Anniversary P-bass features an ash body, maple neck... »

  • Renaud Garcia-Fons Releases Mediterranees

    Renaud Garcia-Fons Releases Mediterranees

    French double bass master Renaud Garcia-Fons has just released his new album, Mediterranees, in the U.S. The 18-track album is an exploration of the music of the Mediterranean, which Garcia-Fons attributes to his Spanish and Italian roots. “There’s nothing ethno-musical or touristy about this project,” the bassist explains, “Simply a desire to be carried on... »

  • Bill Wyman Rejoins Rolling Stones for Tribute Album

    Bill Wyman Rejoins Rolling Stones for Tribute Album

    Bill Wyman has teamed up with his old pals in the Rolling Stones to contribute to a new tribute album from Ben Waters, according to the Stones fan site Iorr.org. Waters pays his respects to late pianist Ian Stewart on the CD entitled Boogie For Stu, which is due in March. Wyman joined the rest... »

  • Dave LaRue Joins New Supergroup Featuring Mike Portnoy

    Dave LaRue Joins New Supergroup Featuring Mike Portnoy

    Dixie Dregs bassist Dave LaRue is now part of a new unnamed supergroup along with ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, guitarist Steve Morse, Neal Morse, and vocalist Casey McPherson. The group announced that they have just entered the studio to begin work on their debut release. “I think we are almost done with the writing/arranging... »

  • Mike Watt Announces New Album Release, Tour

    Mike Watt Announces New Album Release, Tour

    Punk legend and Minutemen co-founder Mike Watt has announced an extensive North American tour in support of his upcoming CD, “Hyphenated-Man.” The new record, which is already available in Japan, is 30 tracks which Watt describes as thirty parts of one big tune. “My third opera ‘hyphenated-man’ will be released everywhere except Japan on March... »