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  • Richard Bona with Ferenc Snétberger and Paolo Vinaccia: Tavaszi Utazás

    Bassist Richard Bona joined guitarist Ferenc Snétberger and drummer/percussionist Paolo Vinaccia in May 2009 for a performance at the Palace of Arts, in Budapest, Hungary. This song, “Tavaszi Utazás”, was written by Snétberger. »

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  • Report: Mike Starr arrested on drug charges

    Radar Online is reporting that founding member and former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr was arrested Monday on drug charges. The arrest occurred in Los Angeles and was a felony narcotics charge. Currently he is being held at the Bauchet Street Jail with bail set at $100,000. He is schedule for arraignment on October... »

  • New release from Robin Duhe: Life

    Bassist Robin Duhe has a new album out, Life released on his own Blaise Two record label. Duhe was an original member in the band Maze, starting with them in 1974 and playing on almost all their albums. It’s his licks that open the tracks “Joy and Pain,” “Happy Feelin’s,” and “Golden Time of Day.”... »

  • Tony Levin: “Sleepless” video and tour update

    We received this great video of bassist Tony Levin performing with King Crimson in Japan. Check out that thumb! The performers included Levin on bass and vocals, Adrian Belew on guitar and vocals, Robert Fripp on guitar and Bill Bruford on drums. Levin has a few different projects cooking this fall, he just finished a... »

  • Gear Watch: Genz Benz Shuttle 9.0

    Genz Benz is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and has announced the release of their latest bass amp, the Shuttle 9.0. The Shuttle 9.0 is built on the foundation of the Shuttle 6.0 and delivers 900W at 4 ohms (or 500W at 8 ohms) weighing in at a mere 4 pounds. The Shuttle 9.0... »

  • Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton online chat event

    Aero Force One will be hosting an online chat with Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton on October 7th at 7pm (Eastern Standard Time). This is an AF1 Exclusive where you can ask anything you want to Hamilton in the chat session. Hamilton recently wrote a “Checking In” post to let his fans know what’s going on... »

  • Christian McBride tour update

    Bassist Christian McBride is on the road for the next two months. Here’s the latest: October 3: Christian McBride & Inside Straight Kayenn Jazz Festival in Cayenne, French Guiana October 4: Christian McBride & Inside Straight Jefferson Center/Shaftman Performance Hall in Roanoke, VA October 9: KPFK-FM Peace Awards with Christian McBride, Ziggy Marley and many,... »

  • Adam Ben Ezra: Seinfeld theme song

    I think I can safely say that, through time, the song I (and many others I’m sure) have received the most request to play is the theme from Seinfeld. Even though the famous slap bass-line was originally played on a keyboard, it remains in high demand. This may be the best version I have heard... »

  • Gear Watch: Anthology Straps & Gig Bags

    Anthology Gear Wear is releasing a new line of individualized leather straps and gig bags. The straps and bags are made with full grain leather, which will continue to improve with use as they form to each body and each instrument. The bottom layer is made of a soft full grain leather with extra padding... »

  • Damian Erskine offering private video lessons

    Bassist Damian Erskine (a No Treble contributor and Learn the Low End professor) is now offering private and personalized video lessons. Damian is using this as an opportunity to both help players and create an addendum to his instructional book, as well as connecting with bassists around the world (hey, we especially love that last... »