Billy Sheehan recently shared a video he did (and the story behind it) with Amazing Journey, an all-star tribute to The Who. The band included Sheehan, Mike Portnoy, Paul Gilbert, and Gary Cherone. Here’s a clip of them performing “Young Man Blues”
The internet is on fire with rumors about the classic lineup of Van Halen reuniting for a 2019 tour. The band, which last toured in 2015, is only missing one piece to complete that puzzle: bassist Michael Anthony. Anthony weighs in on the story.
Of all the categories of bass gear news we cover (and we cover a lot), the new basses category is the most popular. (We get it.) Here are the top 10 reader favorite stories featuring new basses released in 2018.
Tower Of Power performed a killer set at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 2006. Among the tunes they played was “So I Got to Groove.” Of course, Rocco Prestia laid down the funkiness behind the band and that awesome horn section.
Tim Lefebvre has stepped down from the bass position in the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the group has announced. The bassist, who has also worked with artists from David Bowie to Elvis Costello, is moving on so he can work on more projects.
We’ve been so grateful to Damian Erskine over the nine-plus years he’s worked with us. Every Wednesday, Damian thoughtfully answers a reader’s question – which often spans many, many topics. In celebration of his popular “Ask” column, here are his top 10 reader favorites in 2018.
Mohini Dey treated the audience to a live solo at the Lugano Jazz Festival back in July. The bassist was there performing with Ekalavya. Thankfully, cameras were rolling.
Japanese pedal company One Control has just announced the Blue 360, a bass preamp pedal created in collaboration with pedal designer Björn Juhl. The new unit is part of their Amp-in-a-box series and is made to reproduce the sound of the Acoustic 360 preamp.
Scott Varney sent us this excellent video for the holidays, featuring his take on “This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway. The bassist/vocalist even throws in some of Jaco’s “Continuum” for good measure.
Fifty-two times a year, Kevin publishes our “Bass of the Week” column, featuring “low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre.” It is always a reader favorite each week, and we’re thrilled to share your top 10 favorites of 2018.
For years, Steve Bailey has sent a holiday video for us to share with you. In celebration of the holidays, here’s the latest - featuring Steve, John Patitucci, Joe Dart, Whit Browne, Victor Wooten, and Mike Pope - with a note from Steve.
Just a few months after their latest studio album, The Decemberists have just released a new EP called “Traveling On.” The Portland-based indie rock band culled the five tracks from the sessions that produced “I’ll Be Your Girl.”