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  • Tom Hamilton Joins Thin Lizzy

    Tom Hamilton Joins Thin Lizzy

    As a part of Aerosmith, Tom Hamilton has held an important bass seat in the world of rock for decades. Now he’ll assuming another as the bassist for Thin Lizzy during their 2016 and 2017 reunion shows. “I’m really psyched to be playing these shows with Thin Lizzy during my downtime with Aerosmith this summer,”... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Tom Hamilton

    Bass Players To Know: Tom Hamilton

    Since Bill Wyman was the focus of the previous Bass Players to Know column, I’ve suddenly found myself excited by the timeless tradition of rock and roll. Whether it’s the loud guitars, eccentric front men, or iconic songs, the great rock and roll bands embody the sound, image, and appeal of “cool.” As a child... »

  • Tom Hamilton Breaks From Aerosmith Tour Due to Illness

    Tom Hamilton Breaks From Aerosmith Tour Due to Illness

    Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton has left the band’s current tour due to illness, Yahoo reports. The bassist got a chest infection and has flown home to recuperate while the veteran rockers carry on with David Hull in his place. Hull, who previously sat in for Hamilton in 2006 while he was recovering from throat cancer, is... »

  • G&L Introduces ASAT Bass Tom Hamilton Signature Model

    G&L Introduces ASAT Bass Tom Hamilton Signature Model

    Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton has a new signature bass from G&L. Based on their ASAT bass, the Tom Hamilton Signature Model tweaks the design in a few ways including newly designed pickups, woods, and finishes. Core to the new model’s design is a specially wound pair of the company’s MFD pickups that were specced out by... »

  • Aerosmith Releases “Music From Another Dimension!”

    Aerosmith Releases “Music From Another Dimension!”

    The veteran rockers of Aerosmith have released Music From Another Dimension!, their 15th studio album and first album featuring new material since 2001. While bassist Tom Hamilton explains the whole band developed the album, he admitted to Ultimate Classic Rock that he took a larger role in the music. Two of the tracks – “Tell... »

  • Aerosmith Reveals “Global Warming” North American Tour

    Aerosmith Reveals “Global Warming” North American Tour

    Aerosmith will be hitting the road this summer for their first U.S. trek since 2010. The “Global Warming” Tour kicks off in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 16th and will take the “Sweet Emotion” rockers throughout the States with a single date in Canada. “After touring Japan and South America last year we’re psyched about bringing... »

  • Aerosmith: Sweet Emotion (Tom Hamilton Bass Solo)

    Aerosmith: Sweet Emotion (Tom Hamilton Bass Solo)

    Aerosmith has been together for 40 years. That takes some serious hustle. In this clip, Tom Hamilton plays a simple groove-based solo in this clip before kicking into one of the most recognizable bass riffs in rock history. »

  • Aerosmith Bass Play-Along

    Aerosmith Bass Play-Along

    Hal Leonard’s newest in their Bass Play-Along series focuses on the music of Aerosmith and bassist Tom Hamilton. Aerosmith Bass Play-Along Volume 36 is a 72 page book, presented in the standard Play-Along format, with tab and an accompanying CD. The CD is formatted in both standard audio, playable in any CD player, as well... »

  • Tom Hamilton Auctions Bass Lesson For Charity

    Tom Hamilton Auctions Bass Lesson For Charity

    Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton is auctioning a 1-hour bass lesson through the website CharityBuzz.com. The auction is set to raise money for the Music and Youth Initiative, which works toward making after-school programs to reach underserved urban youth. The classic rock low-ender, who co-wrote many of the Aerosmith’s hits including his epic bass line to... »

  • Tom Hamilton on Aerosmith Writing New Material, Planning Tour and Dreaming of Bass Player Idol

    Tom Hamilton on Aerosmith Writing New Material, Planning Tour and Dreaming of Bass Player Idol

    Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton recently taped an update video for the band’s fan site AeroForceOne revealing that the group is working on new material “commencing immediately,” and should be touring by the end of the year. The group’s progress has been delayed by singer Steven Tyler’s new gig as a judge on the TV show... »