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  • B.C. Rich offers 2009 sneak preview

    As B.C. Rich Guitars celebrates their 40th anniversary, they’ll be hosting a private online preview of their new 2009 models. The preview will be available to registered members of the B.C. Rich web site, before the 2009 NAMM Show. To gain access, sign up at by January 10th at midnight (eastern standard time). The... »

  • Alfred Releases 3 New Instructional DVDs for Bass Players

    Alfred Publishing has released three new instructional DVD and book sets, featuring instruction by Todd Johnson and Steve Bailey. Todd Johnson breaks down the art of walking bass lines, beat theory, ear training, major and minor triads, and chromatic approaches in Walking Bass Line Module System, Volume 1: Triad Modules. Standard notation and TAB are... »

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  • Bryan Beller: Thanks in Advance

    Bryan Beller: Thanks in Advance

    Bryan Beller‘s new release, Thanks in Advance is the bassist’s second solo album, five years after his acclaimed debut View. The 60-minute CD features features an impressive group of supporting musicians performing a wide range of jazz/rock tunes. Beller’s career is pretty remarkable, including performing as a sideman with Mike Keneally and Steve Vai, as... »

  • Bunny Brunel announces new CAB release

    Bunny Brunel‘s band CAB has announced “Theatre de Marionettes”, the band’s first new release in five years. The lineup for CAB this time around includes Bunny Brunel, Tony MacAlpine, Virgil Donati, Patrice Rushen, Brian Auger, with special guest appearances by Chick Corea and Michel Polnareff. A sneak peek MP3 track “The Prankster” is available for... »

  • Joseph Patrick Moore releases Christmas album

    Bassist Joseph Patrick Moore has teamed up with guitarist Dan Baraszu for a new holiday CD, “Christmas Time Is Here”: Songs include: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, The Little Drummer Boy, Blue Christmas, O Christmas Tree, Christmas Time Is Here, Winter Wonderland, Angels From The Realms Of Glory, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Jingle Bells,... »

  • Slipknot Bassist releasing “Behind The Player” DVD

    Grammy┬« Award winning bassist Paul Gray of Slipknot is releasing Behind the Player: Paul Gray, an instructional DVD with behind-the-scenes look at Gray’s background and gear and in-depth video lessons. The DVD covers two Slipknot tunes, “Surfacing” and “Duality” and a jam with drummer Roy Mayorga. »

  • Michael Manring partners with Markbass & Markaudio

    Michael Manring ended his long endorsement of SWR Amps and has partnered with Markbass/Markaudio. As Manring explains, “I’m happy to announce I’ve entered into a new partnership with one of the world’s premiere amplification manufacturers, the Markbass/Markaudio company. Although I’ve very much enjoyed endorsing SWR amplifiers for many years, I felt it was time for... »

  • Tony Levin on new (1980) Paul Simon DVD release

    Eagle Rock Entertainment is releasing a 1980 Paul Simon concert DVD with Tony Levin on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Richard Tee on piano and Eric Gale on guitar. The concert took place in Philadelphia’s Tower Theater in 1980 and features 11 songs: Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Still Crazy After All These... »

  • New William Parker Quartet CD released

    Bassist/composer William Parker has released “Petit Oiseau”, the latest CD by his quartet. The release features eight tracks, all written by Parker, featuring Hamid Drake on drums and percussion, Rob Brown on sax and clarinet, Lewis Barnes on trumpet, and Parker. The CD is released by AUM Fidelity and now available on »

  • Gov’t Mule names new bass player

    Bassist Jorgen Carlsson is joining the band in a permanent role. Carlsson replaces Andy Hess, who played with the band since bassist Allen Woody died in 2000. “We were faced with the daunting task of replacing a one-of-a-kind musician, which I’m sure was intimidating for Andy, who did a wonderful job and brought his own... »