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  • 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... »

  • Nine Inch Nails with Pino Palladino: “All Time Low”

    Nine Inch Nails with Pino Palladino: “All Time Low”

    Nine Inch Nails stopped by to perform on the Jimmy Kimmel Show as part of their tour in support of Hesitation Marks, which was released in August. As we reported in September, the legendary Pino Palladino is laying down the low end for Trent Reznor and crew. The combo is pure awesomeness. “All Time Low”... »

  • The Who Featuring Pino Palladino: My Generation

    The Who Featuring Pino Palladino: My Generation

    It’s pretty telling when the top comment on a video by one of the world’s greatest rock bands is “Thumbs up if you are here only to see Pino playing.” Here’s the one and only Pino Palladino rocking out with The Who on Later… With Jools Holland back in 2007. The bassist lays out some... »

  • Pino Palladino Joins Nine Inch Nails for North American Tour

    Pino Palladino Joins Nine Inch Nails for North American Tour

    Pino Palladino will be going on tour with Nine Inch Nails during their “Tension” North American Tour. Palladino also contributed to the band’s latest release, Hesitation Marks, and NIN main man Trent Reznor called him “probably the best bass player in the world.” The tour kicks off at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul,... »

  • Elvis Costello and The Roots Release “Wise Up Ghost”

    Elvis Costello and The Roots Release “Wise Up Ghost”

    At face value, it may not seem like Elvis Costello and The Roots would be a natural pairing, but their new collaborative album Wise Up Ghost is proof that their musical visions sync up in a special way. The project started on the set of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where drummer Ahmir ”?uestlove” Thompson... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band Release “Made Up Mind” with Pino Palladino, Bakithi Kumalo and Others

    Tedeschi Trucks Band Release “Made Up Mind” with Pino Palladino, Bakithi Kumalo and Others

    The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s third full-length album, Made Up Mind hit the shelves this week. The follow up to their Grammy-winning 2011 debut, Revelator and their live album, Everybody’s Talkin’, TTB saw the return of some old routines and collaborators, and some new. The most significant to us is the absence of original bassist and... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band Release First Track for “Made Up Mind”

    Tedeschi Trucks Band Release First Track for “Made Up Mind”

    Tedeschi Trucks Band has announced their third album – and first studio release since their 2011 debut, Revelator – is coming in August. Made Up Mind offers up 11 new tracks by the group, and one significant change. For the first time in the band’s history, bassist Oteil Burbridge is not part of the music.... »

  • Bonnaroo 2012 Superjam with Questlove, D’Angelo, Pino Palladino and More

    Bonnaroo 2012 Superjam with Questlove, D’Angelo, Pino Palladino and More

    During the 2012 Bonnaroo festival, the Superjam was set up by The Roots drummer Questlove. Questlove recruited Pino Palladino to play bass, setting the stage for some real magic. Questlove said Pino is “one of the greatest bass players I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He is the second coming of James Jamerson…” Pino... »