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  • Rush: 2112 & Moving Pictures Classic Albums Documentary Released

    Rush: 2112 & Moving Pictures Classic Albums Documentary Released

    A documentary on the creation of Rush’s 2112 and Moving Pictures albums has been released on DVD, as part of the Classic Albums series. Rush: 2112 & Moving Pictures chronicles the writing and recording process through demonstrations, archive videos, and interviews of band members Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson, as well as producer... »

  • Ron Carter to be Interviewed for Jazz Legacies Series

    Ron Carter to be Interviewed for Jazz Legacies Series

    Ron Carter will be the first interview of the year for the Jazz Legacies series at the Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City. Hosted by critic and author Gary Giddins, the series offers listeners a chance to hear about the lives and careers of jazz legends from the musicians themselves, and Carter has a... »

  • Dave Holland Quintet: Metamorphos Live (2002)

    Dave Holland Quintet: Metamorphos Live (2002)

    On the tune “Metamorphos”, Dave Holland and his quintet show an unstoppable stream of ideas that eventually change styles by the end of the song. The clip is from the 2002 Newport Jazz Festival, and includes some commentary by Dave himself about midway through the piece. »

  • Glenn Hughes Returns to Laney

    Glenn Hughes Returns to Laney

    Glenn Hughes has returned endorsing Laney amps, after originally using them with his band Trapeze in the early 70’s. Hughes will be using the Laney Nexus Tube heads with the company’s NX810 cabinets on his upcoming solo tour as well as with his new supergroup, Black Country Communion. “The crazy thing is, I’ve been looking... »

  • Gear Watch: FEA Labs Dual Distortion Pedal

    Gear Watch: FEA Labs Dual Distortion Pedal

    FEA Labs has announced their latest creation, the FEA Dual Band Distortion pedal, which utilizes a variable crossover, two distortions, an overdrive, and a final mixer all in one package. First, the variable crossover to split your bass signal into two frequency bands: high and low. From there, the low frequency band is sent to... »

  • Gear Watch: Tascam GB-10 Trainer/Recorder

    Gear Watch: Tascam GB-10 Trainer/Recorder

    Tascam has updated their trainer series again with the unveiling of the new GB-10 Trainer/Recorder. The practice station allows you to load MP3s onto the 2GB SD card and then manipulate the track to suit your needs by looping, slowing down, and pitch shifting. The 1/4” input accepts both bass and guitar, and onboard effects... »

  • Stu Hamm Releases “Fretboard Fitness” Instructional Video Lessons

    Stu Hamm Releases “Fretboard Fitness” Instructional Video Lessons

    Bass guru Stu Hamm has just released his latest instructional video, Fretboard Fitness, through Truefire TV. Aimed at intermediate players, Fretboard Fitness contains 40 video lessons on theory, fretboard navigation, and hand strength that are designed to avoid becoming tedious, as often happens in instructional methods. “These are the bass guitar lessons I wish I... »

  • Larry Graham: Live Bass Solo (Graham Central Station – 1996)

    Larry Graham: Live Bass Solo (Graham Central Station – 1996)

    Larry Graham gets down and dirty in this performance with Graham Central Station in Germany from 1996, flipping between a nasty distorted solo style and a clean funky slap with some singing mixed in. Don’t let Armageddon catch y’all sleepin’. »

  • Rufus Reid Announces “Out Front” Fall 2010 Tour

    Rufus Reid Announces “Out Front” Fall 2010 Tour

    Jazz bassist Rufus Reid has announced a Fall 2010 tour in support of his latest album, Out Front, which he released in March of this year. Rufus will be making his way around the west coast, starting in Canada and working his way down to San Diego, CA. The tour features the same trio from... »

  • Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion Release Self-Titled Debut

    Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion Release Self-Titled Debut

    Ex-Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes and his new band Black Country Communion have released their debut, self-titled album. The 12-track CD is accompanied by a DVD chock full of extras like in-studio footage, live tracks, and band member interviews. Black Country Communion is a rock supergroup that consists of Hughes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Dream Theater’s... »