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  • Rodrigo y Gabriela with Robert Trujillo: Metallica Medley

    Rodrigo y Gabriela with Robert Trujillo: Metallica Medley

    Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo recently sat in with Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela to create a memorable encore at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. After some solo riffing, Trujillo kicks into the bridge of “Orion” to begin a four-song medley from the legendary metal band’s repertoire. The trio tackles “Orion,” “For Whom The... »

  • Robert Trujillo Talks Jaco Projects

    Robert Trujillo Talks Jaco Projects

    Metallica’s Robert Trujillo never met Jaco Pastorius, but like many bassists, Trujillo is a lifelong fan. Trujillo’s ties to Jaco have been growing over the last four years, starting with obtaining Jaco’s famed Bass of Doom back in 2010. Stolen in 1986 and resurfaced in 2006, the bass was the subject of a long and... »

  • Jaco Pastorius Documentary and Unreleased Compilation to be Celebrated on Record Store Day

    Jaco Pastorius Documentary and Unreleased Compilation to be Celebrated on Record Store Day

    Jaco, the much anticipated documentary film about Jaco Pastorius is in the news once again. The film, produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and directed by Stephen Kijak and Paul Marchand has been selected as the Official Film of Record Store Day 2014. The one day event takes place on April 19, 2014. “Record Store... »

  • Metallica: Through The Never Film Playing Nationwide

    Metallica: Through The Never Film Playing Nationwide

    Metallica: Through The Never is now showing at theaters across the U.S. Part concert, part action, the film centers around a roadie named Trip who is sent out to recover a mystery item during the band’s sold-out arena performance. His journey takes a drastic turn when he’s involved in a car accident and subsequently finds... »

  • Felix Pastorius Talks About Recording with Jaco’s Bass

    Felix Pastorius Talks About Recording with Jaco’s Bass

    When Felix Pastorius joined the Yellowjackets to fill in for Jimmy Haslip, the move was supposed to be temporary. When Haslip ultimately decided not to return, Pastorius stayed on and went into the studio for the group’s newest album, A Rise In The Road, which came out late last month. But the story is even... »

  • Robert Trujillo, Steve Bailey and P-Nut Bass Jam

    Robert Trujillo, Steve Bailey and P-Nut Bass Jam

    Here’s a sweet jam from Warwick’s Fuss on the Buss 2012 DVD. Robert Trujillo and Steve Bailey set an interesting groove between Trujillo’s gnarly distorted bass and Bailey’s bell-like tone and lyricism on top. 311’s Aaron “P-Nut” Willis jumps in around the 3-minute mark to add some slap to fill the jam out. »

  • Bass Player Live! 2012

    Bass Player Live! 2012

    Bass Player Magazine’s annual exhibition Bass Player Live! is set to take place October 20th and 21st at SIR Studios and the Key Club in Los Angeles, California. The event brings guest artists to present clinics and concerts as well as exhibits from bass-centric companies. The highlight of weekend is the presentation of this year’s... »

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  • Robert Trujillo Financing Jaco Pastorius Documentary Film

    Robert Trujillo Financing Jaco Pastorius Documentary Film

    We’d heard rumors about this, and now a report has come out via USA Today confirming what we’ve been hearing: a film about Jaco Pastorius has been in development, and it is being financed by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo. Trujillo, you may remember, has another tie to Jaco, having purchased Jaco’s Bass of Doom a year... »

  • Warwick Unveils Two New Robert Trujillo Signature Basses

    Warwick Unveils Two New Robert Trujillo Signature Basses

    Warwick has introduced the Artist Series Robert Trujillo NT and the Rockbass Artist Line Robert Trujillo basses. The new models are built with similar specs to his existing signature Streamer bass, but are built in different factories to keep the price point down. Available in 4- or 5-string versions, the Artist Series bass features a... »

  • Metallica Presents the Orion Music + More Festival

    Metallica Presents the Orion Music + More Festival

    Metallica has announced the Orion Music + More Festival, a two-day event full of music, entertainment and culture named in part as a tribute to bass legend Cliff Burton. (“Orion” was the instrumental hit penned by Burton featured on the group’s Master of Puppets album.) The band itself will be headlining each night’s festivities with... »