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Archive for May 2009 - Page 3

New Albums

Fieldy & Co team up for Chi Cheng benefit instrumental

Korn bassist Fieldy (Reginald Arvizu) is teaming up with musicians to record an instrumental to help raise funds for Deftones bassist Chi Cheng‘s medical bills. Fieldy is joined by drummer and Korn bandmate Ray Luzier, guitarist Jim Root of Slipknot, former Korn lead guitarist Brian “Head” Welch and guitarist Clint Lowery of Sevendust. As we recently reported, Chi is out...

New Albums

Dave Brubeck: Time Out, 50th anniversary

The legendary album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out, will be re-released in celebration of its 50th anniversary, on May 26th, 2009. This album features the bass talents of Eugene Wright who in addition to Brubeck, performed with jazz legends Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, and Carmen McRae. His solid rhythm compliments the drumming of Joe Morello, bringing the tightness...

Bass Videos

Ray Riendeau: Actual Proof

Hot off the presses, check out bassist Ray Riendeau and drummer Martin Diamond nail Herbie Hancock’s “Actual Proof”. Tight.

Concerts & Tours

Neal Fountain Joins Jimmy Herring Band Tour

Megaphone Man bassist Neal Fountain will be touring with the Jimmy Herring Band (The Dead, Widespread Panic) from June through July. He’s replacing Oteil Burbridge for the first part of the tour, and Matthew Garrison for the second leg. 6/4/09 – Wakarusa Music in Ozark, AK (Main Stage) – 3:30pm 6/5/09 – Flytrap Music Hall in Tulsa, OK- 9:00pm 6/7/09...

New Albums

311 to release ninth studio album

311 will release their latest album, Uplifter, on June 2nd. This highly anticipated album is a follow up to 2005’s Don’t Tread On Me. (Has it been that long since we’ve heard P-Nut?) This album, now available for pre-order, features the single, “Hey You”, that hit the airwaves on April 7th, 2009. Tracks: 1. Hey You 2. It’s Alright 3....

New Albums

Ean Evans’ last recording: “Last Time”

EvanCapps, the side project between bassist Ean Evans Bobby Capps (keyboardist for .38 Special), have released Last Time. As we reported last week, Evans passed away on May 6th, after a battle with cancer. “Last Time” label, Rock Ridge Music, is donating a portion of the proceeds from the album sales to Lyrics for Life, in Evans’ name. “Although I...


Stu Hamm Clinics

Next month, Stu Hamm will be conducting a series of clinics with Shadows Fall drummer, Jason Bittner. This unlikely duo will be starting these clinics during the first week of June, and the dates are as follows June 3 at the Washington Music Center in Wheaton, MD June 4 at Sam Ash Music Store in King of Prussia, PA June...

New Albums

Cai Marle-Garcia: Mr. Ears

Bassist Cai Marle-Garcia is releasing his debut album, Mr. Ears on June 1st, and we have a sneak preview. Mr. Ears includes saxophonists Tony Woods, Duncan Eagles and Rob Sell, keyboardists Kit Downes (BBC Jazz Rising Star Award 2008, Empirical, Jim Mullen, Dennis Rollins) and Steve Kite, drummers Martyn Kaine (Natalie Williams) and Dan Paton, guitarist Sagat Guirey (John Etheridge,...

Remembering Wayman Tisdale: A Man of Many Talents
In Memoriam

Remembering Wayman Tisdale: A Man of Many Talents

Wayman Tisdale passed away at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 15th, 2009, after a two-year battle with bone cancer. He was 44.

Bass Videos

Menn Ársins: Live

Our good Twitter friend and bassist Sigurdór sends us this video, featuring his band in a recent live performance. We’re on the lookout for more great videos. Post ’em to our group.


Win a Billy Sheehan Custom Bass

FYE is giving away a Yahama custom bass, signed by Billy Sheehan. The contest runs through June 8th. Enter at FYE’s web site.

Player News

Sneak preview: Freekbass and Tobotius

Bassist Freekbass and DJ/producer Tobotius have teamed up to do a “micro-project”, set to launch this fall. The duo is planning to be slim and mobile, suitable for smaller clubs, festival side stages and late night slots, and support for national acts. Freekbass brings his funky style and national history of playing festivals, clubs and colleges from coast to coast....