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Hartke Contest: Win Victor Wooten’s Rig!

Hartke is promoting a contest to win one of one of six Hartke HyDrive rigs, now endorsed by Victor Wooten. Each prize winner will receive Victor’s set up: the LH1000 Bass Amplifier with HyDrive 410 and 115 cabinets (retail value of $2,000). Enter here. And good luck.

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Sean Kelly joins Helix

“A childhood dream came true for me last week…” Sean Kelly told “I was asked to play in one of my all time favourite bands, Helix!” Kelly, frontman for Canadian glam-rock band Crash Kelly, will be the new bassist. According to Kelly, Crash Kelly will still be “going strong through 2009 as well”, despite his new obligation. Helix will...

New Albums

Loaded t-shirt design contest

What’s a new album without t-shirts? Duff McKagan (Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver) is promoting his latest project, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, and their upcoming album release with a t-shirt design contest. As recently announced via the band’s Myspace page, submissions can be sent to and they’ll choose a winner “as soon as [they] find the ‘one’“. The blurb promises...


Will you be our friend?

We’ve been tinkering with our Myspace account for a bit, and we’re now ready to make friends. It is still ugly, but hey… it is functional. So check us out. We’re looking forward to becoming friends with all the bassists out there (and bass fans). Next stop, Facebook.

Events, News

Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center grand opening

The grand opening of Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is taking place tomorrow, March 5th. The brand new community center in Oakland Park, Florida, will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5pm. The event is from 5pm to 7pm and will include a tour of the building. Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is located at 4000 N. Dixie Highway,...

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One bassist’s retirement plan

How will you spend retirement? Oh yes, you’re enjoying huge success as the bassist for your band right now, but what will you do after you’ve corralled boatloads of money and the limelight fades? It’s a tough question, but one to which Ryc Rienks has found a solution: instrument repair. Rienks toured as bassist with The Drifters in the 1970s,before...

Concerts & Tours

Faith No More will play some more

Bassist Bill Gould recently announced his band mates for a 2009 reunion of Faith No More. They are: frontman Mike Patton, Mike Bordin on drums, Roddy Bottum on keyboards, and Jon Hudson on guitar. The 2009 reunion will commemorate the 20th anniversary of their most popular album, The Real Thing. Gould goes on to comment about how the band decided...


Replacements? Don’t count on it.

According to bassist Tommy Stinson, if the Replacements were to reunite soon, it would be for all the wrong reasons. He says it’s true that promoters have been flashing cash at them, and it’s true the band has contemplated cashing in. But Stinson makes it very clear a reunion would only be for the love of money. Rumors began swirling...

Juan Nelson Solo on Ben Harper’s “Steal My Kisses”
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Juan Nelson Solo on Ben Harper’s “Steal My Kisses”

Juan Nelson does it all in this performance, holding down a sweet groove, singing backup and a scat singing/bass playing solo. This video is from a Ben Harper concert at the Hollywood Bowl in 2003.

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Roscoe Beck gives cohesion to Leonard Cohen’s latest tour

Roscoe Beck has been on the road with Leonard Cohen for a worldwide tour. After 98 concerts abroad, they landed stateside February 19th at the sold-out Beacon Theatre in New York City. Fans were elated to see the 74-year-old Cohen perform again after his 15-year absence from the stage. As musical director and bassist, Roscoe Beck led the touring band,...