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  • 2014 Reader Favorites – #9: Pino Palladino

    2014 Reader Favorites – #9: Pino Palladino

    [topbassists2014] It amazes me how few people outside the community of bassists recognize the name Pino Palladino. Regardless, most everyone who wouldn’t recognize his name would no doubt recognize one of his brilliant bass lines. Thanks to those bass lines (in a handful of videos), plus some stories on the bass great, Pino once again... »

  • D’Angelo Debuts Long-Awaited Album, Featuring Pino Palladino

    D’Angelo Debuts Long-Awaited Album, Featuring Pino Palladino

    2014 has been a good year for sneak albums, but R&B master D’Angelo may have taken the cake by releasing over the course of a weekend. The album, which is his first in fourteen years, is a tremendous return that pushes his art forward while keeping true to his voice. D’Angelo took a more serious... »

  • “An Evening of Who Music” Benefit Concert to Feature Geddy Lee and Others

    “An Evening of Who Music” Benefit Concert to Feature Geddy Lee and Others

    The Who is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and they’re doing some important work. The band has announced they’ll be performing at a benefit concert on November 11th in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The “house band” for the event will include Simon Townshend, Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Billy Nicholls, Frank Simes, Loren... »

  • The Who Hits 50! Celebrates Five Decades of the Iconic Rock Band’s Output

    The Who Hits 50! Celebrates Five Decades of the Iconic Rock Band’s Output

    As The Who celebrates the 50th anniversary of its recording career with a 2014-15 tour, it’s also releasing a greatest hits collection, , as part of the celebration. While the 2-CD set features work from late, great bassist John Entwistle (including “Boris the Spider” on which he also sings lead), it also features The Who’s... »

  • Dominic Miller, Manu Katché and Pino Palladino: Rush Hour

    Dominic Miller, Manu Katché and Pino Palladino: Rush Hour

    One Shot Not was a terrific show aired on French television from 2007 until 2011. Described as a way to discover artists from multiple musical backgrounds through recorded sessions, the inspiration for the show was David Sanborn’s and Jools Holland’s “Night Music” program. In their final year of airing, guitarist Dominic Miller joined bassist Pino... »

  • The Who’s “Quadrophenia: Live in London” Show Released

    The Who’s “Quadrophenia: Live in London” Show Released

    Did you miss The Who’s 2013 tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of mod rock opera Quadrophenia? No worries — you can catch it now in this captured on July 8, 2013 at London’s Wembley Arena. Pino Palladino played in the place of the late John Entwistle — for most of the show. However, through... »

  • John Mayer Trio with Pino Palladino: Chicken Grease/Cissy Strut Jam

    John Mayer Trio with Pino Palladino: Chicken Grease/Cissy Strut Jam

    I’ve said it before… by far, my favorite work by John Mayer is with his trio, thanks to Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan backing him up. Here’s the trio in 2005 performing a bonus jam at the end of a concert, including “Chicken Grease” and “Cissy Strut”. Each member of the band gets his own... »

  • Unidentified Flying Project: There is a Dream, with Pino Palladino

    Unidentified Flying Project: There is a Dream, with Pino Palladino

    Songwriter Simon Wood Harris has been busy working on a project with some awesome musicians and goals. Described as “the pursuit of dynamic energy, the hope of the edge of perfection and the promise of an insight into the minds of the great musicians,” SWH’s Unidentified Flying Project has put out their first video. “[I]... »

  • 2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Pino Palladino

    2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Pino Palladino

    Pino Palladino has made the top 10 Reader Favorites list before, and well deserved too. The busy bassist had a pretty notable year, touring with the Who and then announced as the touring bassist for Nine Inch Nails. There’s also the video of Pino performing with Nine Inch Nails that really got a ton of... »

  • Pino Palladino: The Story Behind “Wherever I Lay My Hat” Bass Line

    Pino Palladino: The Story Behind “Wherever I Lay My Hat” Bass Line

    “Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)” was first recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1962. Twenty-one years later, Paul Young released his version, which went on to become a major hit thanks in large part to Pino Palladino and his fretless bass. In this video, Pino tells the story behind the song, as do... »