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  • Walter Payton Suffers Stroke

    Walter Payton, bassist for the famous New Orleans based Preservation Hall Jazz Band, suffered a stroke on January 8, just before a gig in Washington D.C. The jazz band was set to perform with the Blind Boys of Alabama that night, when one of the band’s road crew members found Payton in his room. He... »

  • Gear Watch: Warwick’s Adam Clayton Reverso Signature Bass

    Adam Clayton has teamed up with the Marcus Spangler and the makers at Warwick to create a bold new bass: the Adam Clayton Reverso Signature Bass. With a unique body design and high quality features, this bass is sure to turn heads. The body, which is a Warwick Stryker reversed, is made of Khaya Mahogany... »

  • Hole to tour again after 11 years

    Courtney Love has reformed her 90’s alt rock band, Hole, and will perform its first shows in almost 11 years. The new line up included bassist Shawn Dailey, guitarist Micko Larkin, and drummer Stu Fischer. Courtney is the only original member of the band. The band was originally formed by Love with bassist Eric Erlandson,... »

  • Gear Watch: Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass Distortion Pedal

    Source Audio will be introducing the Soundblox Pro Multiwave Bass distortion pedals at the upcoming NAMM show. The pedals feature multiband processing which is a technique that breaks a signal into multiple band and distorts them individually, allowing for more clarity and articulation. The pedal also features 23 presets and an additional clean boost/EQ mode.... »

  • Slayer bassist/frontman to undergo surgery; tour dates cancelled

    After dealing with back pain since an overseas tour last October, Slayer bassist and frontman Tom Araya will have to undergo surgery. Consequently, the band’s American and Canadian Carnage tour, which was to start on January 18th, have been cancelled. Also cancelled is the UK/European tour in March and April. The dates are already being... »

  • Gear Watch: Two Notes Audio VM-202 Cab Simulator

    French manufacturer Two Notes Audio Engineering will be presenting their new product, the VM-202 Guitar/Bass Cab Simulator at the upcoming NAMM show. The product, which is a follow-up to their VB-101 DI, takes your signal from your pre amp and runs it through an exclusive tube stage simulator, as well as their TORPEDO algorithm to... »

  • The Who Tribute to be held at Carnegie Hall

    Ever wanted to see some of your favorite players give their own take on the legendary bass lines of the Who’s John Entwistle? Here’s your chance: promoter Michael Dorf will be presenting “The Music of the Who” at Carnegie Hall on March 2, 2010. The event, which benefits six organizations for music education, will feature... »

  • David Ellefson introduces “the Beamz”

    Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is helping to introduce a new device, called the Beamz, to the music industry. On his latest episode of his YouTube video series, “David Ellefson’s Rock Shop,” Ellefson demos the apparatus, which is a system of laser beams, which when broken, trigger computer software to play back or create music.... »

  • Gear Watch: Madarozzo introduces 2010 gig bag and case couture

    Madarozzo has announced its new 2010 line of gig bags and case couture. The line of instrument bags and cases are a “fusion of fashion design, functionality, quality, and instrument protection” designed for the discriminating player. Various gig bag options accommodate for acoustic basses, headless basses, odd shapes, and fitting two basses in one bag.... »

  • Tom Hamilton speaks on Aerosmith

    Tom Hamilton checked in with fans via a blog on, the official Aerosmith fan club page to discuss the band, past and present. He starts with what everyone has been talking about for the last two months: “I know, I know! ‘What’s goin’ on with the band?’ ‘What the hell are you guys up... »