Happy Sunday! As we close out another week, we look back at the top 10 reader favorites, including a great bass lesson, top videos, new gear, and stories.
Celestion has announced a collaboration with Bergantino Audio Systems to release a line of Impulse Responses based on the company’s NXT and NXV series bass cabinets.
It has been a while since we shared one of Leland Sklar’s videos. In this one, Lee plays along to one of his favorite tracks (“Everyday”) from James Taylor’s 1985 record, “That’s Why I’m Here”, and shares the story behind it.
Up the irons! For the first time in six years, Iron Maiden has released new music. The band has dropped a new single called “The Writing on the Wall”, along with an epic animated music video.
Purple is the new Orange, or should we say the new Orange is Purple. The British amp giant has unveiled a new signature combo amp for Dead Daisies member and former Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes.
Julia Hofer is back with another great video showcasing one of the great bass lines. In this one, Julia Hofer plays along with Stevie Wonder’s “Do I Do”. If that’s not enough, Julia shows off her multi-tasking skills to David504.
Trey Anastasio has announced a new tour with his solo band that will mark the group’s first tour since February 2020. He’s also announced a new bassist - Dezron Douglas - who will take the spot of the late Tony Markellis.
Jazz bassist Arthur “Juini” Booth has passed away after his health deteriorated following a fall at home last month. He was 73 years old.
Live music is coming back, and bassist Travis Dykes gives us an inside look as a touring musician in his new series, “Doing That”. This VLOG provides an excellent perspective on what musicians go through.
Circles Around the Sun will be making circles around the States again with a newly announced tour. It will be the band’s first extensive outing with Scott Metzer, who is now an official member and permanent replacement for the late Neal Casal.
Consider the Source has announced tour dates, including several festival spots and a tour with Moon Hooch. The Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band will be focusing their efforts on the East Coast and Midwest from July to December.
Cort is upgrading their Artisan series again this year with the introduction of the Artisan C5 Plus OVMH and C4 Plus OVMH. The new basses build on the lineup with a rounder body shape and more.