Fender has just announced an update to their Player Series. The “Player Plus” line includes three basses, offers upgraded playability and electronics.
Juliaplaysgroove’s cover videos are always so fun to watch. She always adds something to each one, and in this clip, she shows her versatility once again.
Leland Sklar is known for his amazing playing as well as his big heart. The legendary session bassist is showing that once again by auctioning off one of his basses to benefit the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.
Another jazz legend has left us. George Mraz, who played with everyone from Chet Baker to John Abercrombie, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 77 years old.
Blackberry Smoke joined with members of Allman Betts band from their 2021 “Spirit Of The South” Tour and performed ZZ Top’s “Jesus Left Chicago” as a tribute to Dusty Hill, who passed away in July.
Guitar legend Steve Vai has announced an extensive U.S. tour that will cover the nation over 54 appearances. Vai will be joined by his long-time bandmates Dave Weiner, Jeremy Colson, and bassist Philip Bynoe.
RightOn! Straps have introduced their first signature strap with the Paul Turner model. The Jamiroquai bassist’s new strap comes in black with white contrast details or white with black details.
I love Charles Berthoud’s “Hardest Song In The World” series. In this one, he decided to turn AC/DC’s “Back in Black” into the hardest song ever. The solo is pretty epic.
Roger Newell has passed away following an aortic aneurysm. He was 73 years old. Newell was best known for his work with Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who shared memories of the bassist on his website.
In this “Keep It Groovy” bass lesson, and this time around, Ryan Madora is focusing on building your bass groove through the use of octaves and palm muting.
Ever since Tech 21’s Dale Krevens sent us the video of 9-year-old bassist Ellen Alaverdyan playing along to “Tom Sawyer“, I’ve been seeing her show up in a lot of places. Here’s one that flat out grooves.
Static-X is continuing to honor their fallen frontman, Wayne Static, with a new tour. Tony Campos will be on the date with Static-X and Fear Factory, , while bassists Acey Slade and Ryan Farrell will be on tap for Dope and Mushroomhead.