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  • Bryan Beller Joins Satriani’s G3 Tour, Promises Solo Album

    Bryan Beller Joins Satriani’s G3 Tour, Promises Solo Album

    Bryan Beller has announced that he’ll be joining guitar icon Joe Satriani for his G3/What Happens Next tour in 2018. Alongside bandmates Mike Kenneally and Joe Travers, the bassist will provide backup for Satriani and fellow guitarists John Petrucci and Phil Collen as the G3 State-side, with Uli Jon Roth replacing Collen on the European... »

  • Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp Returns for 2017

    Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp Returns for 2017

    Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp is returning for 2017, and it’s promising to be another great event. The three-day camp will take place March 17th through the 19th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a great lineup of instructors. This year participants will learn from Bryan Beller, Mike Pope, Adam Nitti, Justin Raines, Freekbass, Rob Smith, Anthony... »

  • Groove – Episode #22: Bryan Beller

    Groove – Episode #22: Bryan Beller

    He could have one of the most fascinating careers as a bass player. It’s not that he’s played in classic bands during the sixties. He hasn’t. It’s not that he was around to see (and played) during the formative years, as the electric bass took hold. He has not. Bryan Beller is a bass player... »

  • From Pros to Newbies: 10 Bassists Share Advice for Up and Coming Musicians

    From Pros to Newbies: 10 Bassists Share Advice for Up and Coming Musicians

    The bass is an incredible instrument. It’s never too late to start playing and there’s always something to learn for those who have already started. But sometimes we hit ruts in our growth that will wear us down. That’s why we’ve compiled advice for up-and-comers from ten of the world’s foremost bassists across a variety... »

  • Bryan Beller Creates Shockwave on Record as Part of Satriani’s Band

    Bryan Beller Creates Shockwave on Record as Part of Satriani’s Band

    Joe Satriani’s 15th album, Shockwave Supernova, sees the guitar great not only try on an outlandish alter ego, but also features a world-class band — bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, The Aristocrats), keyboardist/guitarist Mike Keneally, and drummer Marco Minnemann. “I couldn’t have asked for a better band to help bring these songs... »

  • The Aristocrats Show What They’ve Learned on “Tres Caballeros”

    The Aristocrats Show What They’ve Learned on “Tres Caballeros”

    Instrumental rock/fusion trio The Aristocrats’ third studio album, Tres Caballeros, reveals a young band of pros, who have learned a great deal in the band’s four years together. Here’s a few ways information manifested itself for Tres Caballeros, according to guitarist Guthrie Govan: “The decision to road-test our new material in front of a live... »

  • The Aristocrats Release Live CD/DVD Set from Culture Clash Tour

    The Aristocrats Release Live CD/DVD Set from Culture Clash Tour

    The Aristocrats one-upped itself with the release of its latest album package, The album, which documents world tour performances supporting the progressive rock band’s 2013 album Culture Clash, showcases not just one date, but performances from six different stops in five countries on three continents. The trio includes bassist Bryan Beller, guitarist Guthrie Govan on... »

  • Bryan Beller: The Aristocrats “Living the Dream” Bass Playthrough

    Bryan Beller: The Aristocrats “Living the Dream” Bass Playthrough

    Gallien Krueger has released the latest in their artist series of videos, and this one is a doozie. Aristocrats bassist and all around bass monster Bryan Beller plays through the song “Living the Dream” from the trio’s latest album, Culture Clash. Sometimes blissful and sometimes frantic, the song pays homage to the ups and downs... »

  • The Aristocrats Head Out On World Tour

    The Aristocrats Head Out On World Tour

    The Aristocrats are back for another round of world touring in support of their second release, Culture Clash. The supertrio of guitarist Guthrie Govan, drummer Marco Minneman and bassist Bryan Beller will start things off with a string of dates in the West Coast and Mexico before heading to Europe for an extensive 10-week tour.... »

  • Living the Dream: An Interview with Bryan Beller

    Living the Dream: An Interview with Bryan Beller

    The last time we got to chat with Bryan Beller, it was several months before his freakishly good power trio The Aristocrats released their debut album. With just under two years since the band’s inception, the group has gone from an incredible lineup to a perfect storm of musical minds. Beller and cohorts drummer Marco... »