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  • 2014 Reader Favorites – #6: Robert Trujillo

    2014 Reader Favorites – #6: Robert Trujillo

    Robert Trujillo is one busy man. Not only is he working on music with Metallica, he’s also funding a film on Jaco Pastorius – which has been in the works for about four years or so, and is set to be completed this year. Robert’s video with Rodrigo y Gabriela, plus all the Jaco news,... »

  • Robert Trujillo’s “Jaco: The Film” Available for Pre-Order

    Robert Trujillo’s “Jaco: The Film” Available for Pre-Order

    If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the Robert Trujillo produced film on Jaco Pastorius like we have, then here’s some good news. The film is now available for pre-order, via a crowdfunding campaign on Pledge Music. Pre-ordering the film helps to make it a reality. Trujillo shared this update: “Hola everyone, thanks for checking out our... »

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  • “Jaco” Documentary to Get Sneak Peek at Mill Valley Film Festival

    “Jaco” Documentary to Get Sneak Peek at Mill Valley Film Festival

    We’ve been waiting for this. Robert Trujillo is hosting a “work-in-progress screening” of his Jaco documentary next month at the Mill Valley Film Festival. The film, which has been in production since 2012, is described as one capturing “the story of his restless, indestructible spirit” of Jaco Pastorius. The event is part of MVFF Artists... »

  • 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... »