We lost one of the original bassists of rock and roll this week with the passing of Al Rex. He was 91 years old.
Spector has teamed up with Blackstar Amplification to release a limited edition version of the FLY 3 bass amp. The compact practice amp, which offers 3 watts of power through a 3-inch speaker, is adorned with the Spector logo.
Our friend Richard Ratner shared this video, and it offers some beautiful music along with a beautiful message we need right now. Please enjoy this music and these words from bassist Micah Jones.
The special 40th Anniversary edition of Rush’s groundbreaking seventh studio album “Permanent Waves” is now available. It comes in several formats, but die-hard fans will take note of the Super Deluxe Edition.
Suncoast has unveiled a new pedal called the LM-1 Dynamic Limiter. Designed for both bass and guitar, the unit is described as a “classic true RMS Limiter design with variable threshold.”
Humble Heroes recently shared this phenomenal video of pianist Karel Boehlee and bassist Theo de Jong recorded during a September 2019 session. The duo performs “Passage of Jaco”, which showcases some beautiful, smooth fretless lines.
Three years after his passing, a new live album from guitarist Allan Holdsworth is available to the public. “Frankfurt ’86” features the incredible lineup of Gary Husband, Kei Akagi, and Jimmy Johnson.
If you’re looking for something to watch this weekend, look no further. Led Zeppelin will be streaming their Celebration Day concert film for free from May 30th to June 2nd.
The Fearless Flyers shared a new video in support of their upcoming full-length album, “Tailwinds.” If you’ve been following the band, hold on to your hats. This one is going to surprise you.
Mai Leisz has released a second single for 2020 with the new track, “Ho’oponopono”. The bass-forward song is described as a “roaring instrumental modern jazz-fusion combining elements of improvisation, California surf guitar and Americana.”
Ryan is back with a new column that wouldn't have happened without this time of self-isolation. The topic is on live-streaming, which is all the rage now. She had to figure this out for herself, and has a lot to share on the topic.
Today is Leland Sklar's birthday, so we wanted to celebrate with one of his many recent videos. In this clip, Lee discusses the music he played with Jackson Browne, and the musicians he played with, including a play-along to “Doctor My Eyes.”