The Eastwood Guitars Custom Shop has unveiled a new bass with former Joy Division/New Order bassist, Peter Hook. The Hooky Bass 6 Pro is a replica of the six-string he used to record some of his biggest hits.
Theo Katzman visited the Paste Studio in New York City recently, in support of his new album, “Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in the Age of Vibe.” Joined by his Vulfpeck bandmate Joe Dart, the band performed three tracks from the album.
Five years after revealing it was in the works, it looks like Wolfgang Van Halen’s solo debut is on the cusp of being released. The Van Halen bassist has announced he has signed a deal with Explorer1 Music Group to unleash the album.
EBS has gotten back to their roots by unveiling the 802, a 750-watt solid-state bass amplifier they say will be the new cornerstone of their amplifications program. It will also be the reference point for the “EBS Sound.”
Until today, I wasn’t familiar with Tones and I’s hit tune, “Dance Monkey.” But Zander Zon changed that with his latest solo bass performance video. In this clip, Zander incorporates multiple instruments to create this arrangement.
King Crimson has announced a new North American tour for 2020 called “We Paint Electric Rhythm Colour.” The six-week outing will see the iconic prog band joined by the Zappa Band, which includes alumni from Frank Zappa’s various bands.
Great artists are known for trailblazing their own path and Meshell Ndegeocello has done just that. With a continually evolving body of work and a successful career as both artist and side person, Meshell Ndegeocello is a bass player to know.
I’ve been a big YYNOT fan since the beginning. It has been a blast watching this band grow from a (mostly) Rush cover band into a band making their own mark. Here’s the video for “She Said I Love The Rain,” from the latest album, “Resonance.”
After announcing several smaller legs since the release of “Fear Inoculum,” Tool has announced a large scale North American tour that will take place in the spring and into the summer.
Dead & Company have announced details for their summer 2020 tour. The band includes three Grateful Dead members (Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann) as well as guitarist John Mayer, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, and bassist Oteil Burbridge.
Caparison Guitars has announced a new bass model called the Brocken 5-BASS, a five-string and 27 fret instrument they say is the most comprehensive bass they’ve ever developed.
Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” has always been a favorite of mine, pretty much exclusively because of Tony Levin’s epic bass line. Here’s a clip of the band performing the tune at the Fila Forum in Milan, in 2003. (And a bonus video!)