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  • “Who Killed Nancy” Documentary Released in U.S.

    “Who Killed Nancy” Documentary Released in U.S.

    A documentary claiming Sid Vicious could not have murdered his girlfriend Nancy Spungen has just made it’s U.S. debut. Who Killed Nancy covers the details of Nancy’s last moments, as well as Sid’s, with testimonials from the couple’s friends and followers, including Vicious’ predecessor in the Sex Pistols, Glen Matlock. The film points out that... »

  • John Paul Jones: Tidal

    John Paul Jones: Tidal

    Here’s John Paul Jones in rare shredding form! Here he uses his 10-string with a pitch shifter to tear through this song on the . »

  • Detroit Bass Fest 2010 Lineup Announced

    Details for this year’s Detroit Bass Fest have been revealed, and it looks like it will be another great day of bass. The event has been set for September 3 at Bert’s Warehouse Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. Laying down the low-end will be Gerald Veasley, Ralphe Armstrong, Anthony Wellington, and Doug Johns. The performers will... »

  • Gear Watch: Team Awesome! Fuzzmachine Re-Released

    Gear Watch: Team Awesome! Fuzzmachine Re-Released

    Smallsound/Bigsound has released an updated version of their Team Awesome! Fuzzmachine bass fuzz pedal. The new stompbox includes added controls that allow for blending overdrive and fuzz, phase inversion, and higher gain levels. The input signal is split into two channels for clean and fuzz, both having their own volume controls. Also added is an... »

  • Avenged Sevenfold Release “Nightmare”

    Avenged Sevenfold Release “Nightmare”

    Avenged Sevenfold has released their newest effort, Nightmare. This is the first album not to feature the band’s original drummer, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, who passed away late last year. In his stead for the album and subsequent touring is Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy. “Mike Portnoy has always been a hero of ours and Jimmy’s,”... »

  • Glenn Hughes Announces Solo UK Tour

    Glenn Hughes Announces Solo UK Tour

    Former Deep Purple and Black Sabbath member Glenn Hughes has announced a fall tour of the UK. “I’m thrilled to embark on the most extensive U.K. solo tour of my career,” he reports. Most recently, Hughes collaborated with drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Joe Bonamassa in the supergroup Black Country Communion. Glenn Hughes Solo Tour... »

  • Custom Shop: An Interview with Pierre Erizias

    Custom Shop: An Interview with Pierre Erizias

    While checking out all the booths at Summer NAMM last month, we ran into custom bass builder, Pierre Erizias. Based out of Montreal, Pierre wowed us with not only his basses, but his cool story of how he got started building. We were able to catch up with him recently to dig a little deeper... »

  • R.E.M. Finish Work on New Album

    R.E.M. Finish Work on New Album

    Bassist Mike Mills and R.E.M. have announced that they have completed work on a new album, which will be due out sometime spring 2011. This will be the group’s 15th studio album, following 2008’s Acceleration. Though the group has been keeping the new album’s sound secret, they revealed in an online post that their recording... »

  • Nashville Amp Expo To Show Boutique Gear

    Gear fanatics, get ready. The Nashville Amp Expo, which will be taking place August 21-22, is your chance to try out amps, effects, instruments, and accessories as loud as you want. The exhibitors are mostly high-end and boutique dealers that are usually hard to find in local music stores. For only five bucks per day,... »

  • Dave Holland Featured on NPR Music

    Dave Holland Featured on NPR Music

    NPR Music’s Karen Michel recently got a chance to sit down with jazz master Dave Holland and released a feature article on his career beginnings and musical philosophy. Holland, who was a “teenaged high-school dropout playing bass with a New Orleans-style jazz band,” eventually found his way into Miles Davis’ band, and of course has... »