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  • Dave Holland releases new Archive Series of albums

    Dave Holland is helping celebrate his new web site by releasing the beginning of a new set of live performances, called the Archive Series. The best part is that the Archive Series Vol. 1: The Dave Holland Quintet ‘07 is on sale for only $1 through today. The album is a previously unreleased concert recording... »

  • Gear Watch: Kustom KB Series Amplifiers

    Kustom Amplification has introduced a brand new line of bass amps, called the KB series. The line consists of five combo amps, ranging from 10 to 200 watts, and a 200-watt head, which is available as rack-mountable or in a standalone wooden cabinet. Kustom describes the KB series as based on producing great tone, without... »

  • What’s Spinning for… Michael Manring

    Michael Manring is this week’s guest columnist for “What’s Spinning” Thanks so much for your interest in the music I’ve been listening to lately. In addition to having precious little time for casual listening these days, my listening habits are a bit odd. I find that even for pieces of music I’m crazy about, if... »

  • Victor Wooten and Jeff Berlin Jam Session

    Victor Wooten and Jeff Berlin Jam Session

    Two masters at work. ‘Nuff said. »

  • Zander Zon Releases “Sonorous”

    Zander Zon Releases “Sonorous”

    UK-based bassist Zander Zon rose to fame on Youtube by posting some videos of his compositions and solo bass performances. To date, his videos have been viewed close to 600,000 times. Zander first began playing the bass in 1999 after a musical upbringing in which he was classically trained on the cello for 10 years.... »

  • Korn’s Fieldy Puts Finishing Touches On His “Not-So-Heavy” Solo Album

    Korn bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu has announced that he is nearing completion on a new solo album, entitled Bassically, which he plans on releasing later this year. He says the music will be a sharp contrast to the heavy sound he is known for. In an interview with AOL’s Noisecreep, he said, “I’d say it’s... »

  • Optimized Techniques for Marathon Gigs

    How many times have you played a continuous four hour gig? Have you ever had to go from the studio to a gig? Or play two gigs in one day? If you have, you understand the important of having an optimized playing technique. If you have not, and are going to try, you need to... »

  • Kraan & Helmut Hattler: Vollgas Ahoi (1977)

    Here’s an unsung name of pick-playing bassist: Helmut Hattler. Founder of the German krautrock-turned-fusion band, Kraan, Hattler made a name for himself, in Germany especially, playing with a pick. When I think of pick-players, the first name that springs to mind is Chris Squire of the band Yes, the next name is Hattler. Here is... »

  • Duff McKagan Searching for Book Publisher

    Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan is in talks with book publishers about releasing a personal memoir, recounting his rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle throughout the years. A twitter post from his wife, Susan Holmes, read “Duff’s back from NYC – he met and was wooed [by] 13 of the best book publishers – this... »

  • 10th Annual Summer Camp Music Festival to feature Victor Wooten and more

    The Summer Camp music festival to be held in Chillicothe, Illinois promises to be another groovy, bass-filled weekend, with such acts as Victor Wooten, moe., Gov’t Mule, Railroad Earth, Steel Pulse, and many more. The festival, which is celebrating its 10th year running, is a green event which seeks to “reduce [its] carbon footprint, support... »