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  • Rush: 2112 (1976 Live Performance)

    Rush: 2112 (1976 Live Performance)

    Here’s one for your throwback Thursday files: Rush performing “2112” on December 10th, 1976 at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. I love how Geddy Lee says they don’t have a lot of time, so they’ll play “2112”. »

  • Hamish Stuart Band with Will Lee: Person to Person

    Hamish Stuart Band with Will Lee: Person to Person

    Here’s a super fun video of the Hamish Stuart Band performing in 2013. In this clip, Will Lee is not only looking sharp, he’s laying down the funk (with some iconic bass lines thrown in here and there for good measure). »

  • The Stanley Clarke Band: No Mystery, Live

    The Stanley Clarke Band: No Mystery, Live

    Today we’re celebrating the great Stanley Clarke’s birthday with a killer clip of his band live at Bimhuis in Amsterdam. The jazz legend and crew tackle the Return to Forever song “No Mystery”, which Clarke also released on his band’s 2010 self-titled album. Clarke pulls out all the stops with his signature bass lines, arco... »

  • Tribal Tech: Face First & The Big Wave (Live in Tokyo)

    Tribal Tech: Face First & The Big Wave (Live in Tokyo)

    Here’s a great fan-shot video of Tribal Tech performing in Tokyo in 2013. Or a better way to describe it: bass in your face! Man, Gary Willis brings it on this one. But he always does, doesn’t he? »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: A Never Ending Winter

    Jesús Rico Pérez: A Never Ending Winter

    It is always exciting to see a new video from Jesús Rico Pérez. Here’s his latest – a solo fretless bass performance of his tune, “A Never Ending Winter”. Once again, Jesús creates such a rich sound on a single instrument, with no overdubs. »

  • The Electric Flag: Over Lovin’ You, Live 1967

    The Electric Flag: Over Lovin’ You, Live 1967

    I love discovering older bands that I missed, and The Electric Flag is definitely one of them. The short-lived band fused blues, rock, and soul for a an upbeat sound. Electric Flag was anchored by bass great Harvey Brooks, who also worked with Bob Dylan, The Doors, and Miles Davis. His active bass line drives... »

  • Geddy Lee on Developing His Right-Hand Picking Technique

    Geddy Lee on Developing His Right-Hand Picking Technique

    Fender shared a great video featuring Geddy Lee talking about his right-hand picking technique – one he says developed after touring with Primus back in the early 2000s. Geddy was inspired by Les Claypool, and incorporated more of a flamenco-style approach as a result. »

  • Olivier Babaz: Bass & Kalimba Cover of “Stairway to Heaven”

    Olivier Babaz: Bass & Kalimba Cover of “Stairway to Heaven”

    Olivier Babaz has a specialty in performing double bass, kalimba, and shaker simultaneously to create a unique and beautiful texture. His latest video takes on the iconic Led Zeppelin song “Stairway to Heaven,” and it has to be seen to believed. Babaz starts the melody on the kalimba before switching to focus on bass during... »

  • Federico Malaman & Rossana Carraro: Bang Bang

    Federico Malaman & Rossana Carraro: Bang Bang

    Bassist Federico Malaman and vocalist Rossana Carraro teamed up to create this terrific cover of “Bang Bang” – the tune recorded by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. It is making the rounds on Facebook now – with over 600,000 views. Federico shared the video with us to get it even more attention. As... »

  • Petros Klampanis: Blue Cave

    Petros Klampanis: Blue Cave

    Here’s another great example of how versatile the double bass is as an instrument. Greek bassist Petros Klampanis paints a vivid picture with his bass on “Blue Cave,” a song inspired by an area on his home island of Zakynthos. Utilizing looping and effects, Klampanis builds a haunting and beautiful backdrop to build a melody... »