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  • Book Offers Insight on Using an iPad to Record Music

    Book Offers Insight on Using an iPad to Record Music

    You may already be aware of many ways to use an iPad for making music. However, Hal Leonard Corp. has put together an book — — that covers the device’s “connectivity to the professional, project, and home music studios.” Written by music technology authors Vincent Leonard and Thomas Rudolph, the book in the Hal Leonard... »

  • Megadeth Bassist Says Band Remains Intact After Departures

    Megadeth Bassist Says Band Remains Intact After Departures

    Although Megadeth’s drummer and guitarist have left the band, band bassist and co-founder David Ellefson is assuring fans that the band isn’t over. He recently talked with the Megadeth Cyber Army (the band’s fans) online, and noted that his presence on the fan forum should reveal that the band is still together. He then added,... »

  • Bassists Get Some Love in Grammy Category

    Bassists Get Some Love in Grammy Category

    It looks like at least one Grammy category is a bass-ic affair this year. Superstar session bassist/sideman Nathan East has received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Nathan East, his self-titled solo album debut. East has worked with a wide variety of artists in his long career, from Eric Clapton to Stevie... »

  • Foo Fighters Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates Supporting “Sonic Highways”

    Foo Fighters Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates Supporting “Sonic Highways”

    The Foo Fighters’ tour supporting the album/show Sonic Highways will hit North America in July, opening with a spectacular show at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The tour also marks the 20th anniversary of the band’s first album release. D.C. is one of the cities featured in the Foo’s Sonic Highways television show on HBO,... »

  • System of a Down Marks Genocide Centennial With Short 2015 Tour, Free Show

    System of a Down Marks Genocide Centennial With Short 2015 Tour, Free Show

    System of a Down has announced a short 2015 tour to mark the 100th anniversary of the genocide conducted by Ottoman Turks against Armenian, Greek and Assyrian populations. The final date of the Wake Up The Souls Tour will be a free show in Armenia. The band members, including bassist Shavo Odadjian, are of Armenian... »

  • Learn More About Electronics and Sound In New Music Pro Guide

    Learn More About Electronics and Sound In New Music Pro Guide

    So, you’re not a math person. And you really don’t feel like technical electronics tasks are really your thing. However, you need to know some concepts about sound and recording. was written with someone like you in mind. The book, publishing as of Hal Leonard Corp.’s Music Pro Guides series, teaches you how to test... »

  • Nathan East Documentary to Debut in December

    Nathan East Documentary to Debut in December

    A new documentary about Nathan East may catapult him from being known primarily in bass circles for his years of superstar work and into the orbit of more casual mainstream music fans. “He’s just the baddest bass players that ever was,” says Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds in the doc, Nathan East: For the Record, which debuts... »

  • JJ Grey & Mofro Announce Album Release and 2015 Tour Dates

    JJ Grey & Mofro Announce Album Release and 2015 Tour Dates

    Fans getting an itch to hear new music from JJ Grey and Mofro don’t have long to wait. The band has announced that its upcoming album, Ol’ Glory, is due out Feb. 25, 2015, and a tour to support the record will begin earlier that same month. If the trailer’s anything to go by, the... »

  • Marcus Miller Documentary Announced

    Marcus Miller Documentary Announced

    Marcus Miller’s prolific, musically diverse career and his influence are detailed in a documentary to be released digitally in January 2015. Zycopolis, a French firm, produced the documentary, called Marcus, about the electric bassist and multi-instrumentalist (he’s also a keyboardist and clarinetist/bass clarinetist), who has left an indelible mark and several music genres. Miller worked... »

  • The Fender Archives Revealed in Scrapbook-Style Collection

    The Fender Archives Revealed in Scrapbook-Style Collection

    Fender lovers: It’s time to rejoice. Another book has arrived for you. by Tom Wheeler is filled with artifacts from Fender’s long history, including handwritten letters, production totals, and Leo Fender’s drawing-board sketches. Wheeler, who has written for Rolling Stone and Guitar Player Magazine, and was the founding editorial director of Bass Player, is now... »