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  • Bassist Billy Cox Featured on Experience Hendrix Tribute Tour

    Bassist Billy Cox Featured on Experience Hendrix Tribute Tour

    The Experience Hendrix Tour will be hitting the road in March featuring a who’s who of rock and blues artists, including bassist Billy Cox, who played with Hendrix in the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the Band of Gypsys. Other performers include Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brad Whitford (of Aerosmith), Doyle... »

  • Medeski Martin and Wood Tour Dates

    Medeski Martin and Wood have kicked off their 10 day west coast tour, beginning in San Diego, California. The experimental jazz group, featuring Chris Wood on bass, will be trekking in support of their recently released box set, Radiolarians: The Evolutionary Set. The collection includes the Radiolarian albums I, II, and III, a 10 track... »

  • Rotosound announces Dave Pybus & Billy Sheehan appearances for Musikmesse 2010

    Bassists Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) and Dave Pybus (Cradle of Filth) will be performing at the Rotosound stand during the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010 event next month. Sheehan will perform at 2pm on Friday, March 26th and at 2pm on Saturday, March 27th. Pybus will perform at 3pm on Friday, March 26th and at 3pm on... »

  • Hadrien Feraud & Evan Marien: NAMM 2010 Jam

    Here are two great bassists, Hadrien Feraud and Evan Marien jamming at the Markbass booth during NAMM 2010. And here they are, looking even cooler: »

  • Them Crooked Vultures: entire Austin City Limits performance available

    Them Crooked Vultures, the band formed by bassist John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, drummer Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and guitarist/vocalist Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, just performed on Austin City Limits last Saturday, February 13th. The show was taped September 30, 2009, two months before the release of the... »

  • Michael Manring tour and clinic updates

    Michael Manring has just announced his latest tour and clinic schedule. In other news, guitarist Tim Farrell’s latest CD includes a guest performance by Manring. Check out Codas. Tour and clinic dates: February 19-20, 2010, 9:00am – 8:30 pm daily Bass Workout California BASS, Bay Area Sound Studios 6pm Concerts open to the public. $10... »

  • Rudder announces European tour

    Rudder, featuring Tim Lefebvre on bass, Chris Cheek on saxes, Henry Hey on keys and Keith Carlock on drums, is hitting the road in March for a tour across Europe. The tour is in support of their latest release, Matorning (read our review). Dates: Mar 1: Porgy & Bess in Vienna Mar 3: Charlie Wrights... »

  • Dream Theater announces South America & Mexico tour dates

    Dream Theater’s global tour continues with a March 5-24 tour of South America and Mexico. The band – featuring John Myung on bass, John Petrucci on guitar and vocals, Mike Portnoy on drums, percussion and vocals, and Jordan Rudess on keys – will play 11 shows in six countries. The tour is in support of... »

  • Nathan Watts receives International Bassist Award

    A lot can be said about someone who has won an award that has only been given out twice, especially when the other winner was Jaco Pastorius. Nathan Watts, who has played in Stevie Wonder’s rhythm section for the last 36 years and has served as Stevie’s musical director for the last twelve, was awarded... »

  • Charles Mingus Festival to take place in NYC

    The Manhattan School of Music and Let My Children Hear Music: The Charles Mingus Institute have come together again to announce the 2nd annual Charles Mingus Festival, to be held February 13 and 14 in NYC. Produced by Sue Mingus and Justin Dicioccio, the festival will include films, clinics, the hugely successful Charles Mingus High... »