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  • 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... »

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club basses stolen

    The rockers in Black Rebel Motorcycle Club posted a message on their web site seeking help in tracking down some stolen gear, including a 1968 Ampeg Scrolltop fretless bass and a 1964 Black Fender Precision. The gear, which belonged to bassist/singer Robert Levon Been’s father, was taken out of band’s personal storage locker. Also taken... »

  • Larry Graham and Graham Central Station to tour once again

    Larry Graham is back! The original bassist for Sly & The Family Stone and pioneer of the slap-thumb method of bass playing is taking his group, Graham Central Station, back on the road. Graham Central Station was formed in 1973 and performed together until 1979. Graham re-formed Graham Central Station after Sly and the Family... »

  • Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp to feature Lemmy, Michael Anthony and more

    If your dream is to become the next rock star, you might want to consider attending this year’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles. The camp, now in its 12th year, allows musicians to jam with legendary rock stars and play major concert venues. This year, bassists Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot), Lemmy... »