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Nathan East and Paul Gilbert: Blues Jam
Bass Videos

Nathan East and Paul Gilbert: Blues Jam

Recently, I’ve been on a big Nathan East kick. It started with a live performance of “Can’t Find My Way Home” with Eric Clapton. Here’s a fun clip with Nathan teaming up with Paul Gilbert on a discussion of the blues, and then a great blues jam.

Ozzy Osbourne Releases New Single with Duff McKagan and Chad Smith
News

Ozzy Osbourne Releases New Single with Duff McKagan and Chad Smith

Ozzy Osbourne has released his first single in nearly ten years, and he got some good friends to help. “Under The Graveyard” is the lead track from his forthcoming album, “Ordinary Man,” which will feature drummer Chad Smith and bassist Duff McKagan.

Rage Against the Machine Announces 2020 Reunion Dates
Concerts & Tours

Rage Against the Machine Announces 2020 Reunion Dates

Eight years since their L.A. Rising performance, it appears Rage Against The Machine have announced a handful of reunion performances. The iconic rock band will be playing five shows that will culminate in a headlining slot at Coachella.

Eastwood Guitars Unveils the Rivolta Combinata Bass VII
Basses

Eastwood Guitars Unveils the Rivolta Combinata Bass VII

Eastwood Guitars is expanding its Rivolta line with its first bass guitar, called the Combinata Bass VII. Designed by Dennis Fano, it is based on the same body shape as their six-string Combinata.

Anton Davidyants: It’s Only Music
Bass Videos

Anton Davidyants: It’s Only Music

I’ve really been digging Anton Davidyants’s videos. Here’s one he did with his trio, who performed an excellent cover of Gary Willis’s tune, “It’s Only Music,” which appeared on Willis’s 1999 album, “Bent.”

The Rolling Stones Release “Bridges To Buenos Aires”
New Albums

The Rolling Stones Release “Bridges To Buenos Aires”

Darryl Jones has been in the Rolling Stones for 26 years, but he had only been in the group for five years in their latest concert film, “Bridges to Buenos Aires.” Recorded in April 1998, the full-length show was shot in Argentina’s capital.

G&L Unveils the Fallout Bass Launch Edition
Basses

G&L Unveils the Fallout Bass Launch Edition

G&L Guitars has unveiled a new short-scale four-string called the Fallout Bass Launch Edition. The 30-inch scale instrument comes in three colors – British Racing Green, Miami Blue, and Racing Yellow – each with competition stripes.

Adam Ben Ezra: Downtown Blues (Live Session)
Bass Videos

Adam Ben Ezra: Downtown Blues (Live Session)

I was excited to learn that Adam Ben Ezra has a new album coming. He’s just released the first video from “Hide and Seek,” featuring the tune “Downtown Blues.” As always, the one-man band creates such a rich musical tapestry.

The Bad Plus Return with “Activate Infinity”
New Albums

The Bad Plus Return with “Activate Infinity”

The Bad Plus have released “Activate Infinity,” marking their second album since their new lineup with pianist Orrin Evans. The trio, rounded out by Dave King and Reid Anderson, still has the same boisterous energy as their previous work.

Flea’s Autobiography Now Available
News

Flea’s Autobiography Now Available

Flea’s long-awaited autobiography, “Acid for the Children,” is now available. The memoir has been several years in the making.