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  • Roger Waters Live “The Wall” DVD Rumored

    Roger Waters Live “The Wall” DVD Rumored

    It looks like Roger Waters is planning on releasing a new live DVD of his current “The Wall” tour. As NME.com reports, the former Pink Floyd bassist posted a message on his website stating all six of the upcoming shows at London’s O2 Arena will be filmed. Though there has been no official confirmation of... »

  • Gear Watch: Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk B Bass Boost Pedal

    Gear Watch: Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk B Bass Boost Pedal

    Wren and Cuff has released the Phat Phuk B, a JFET/germanium single circuit hybrid booster pedal designed specifically for bass. The pedal is not designed to be “transparent,” the company explains, as the germanium transistor adds a little grit to your sound. The JFET transistor is placed at the input to keep things “impedance-friendly,” depending... »

  • A Perfect Circle: Weak And Powerless

    A Perfect Circle: Weak And Powerless

    Just before their latest reunion tour, A Perfect Circle played the Jimmy Kimmel show. Here’s Matt McJunkins laying the foundation on the song “Weak and Powerless” from their second album, Thirteenth Step. »

  • The Jelly Jam Re-Release First Two Albums, Finish Up Third

    The Jelly Jam Re-Release First Two Albums, Finish Up Third

    The Jelly Jam, a prog-rock trio featuring Dream Theater’s John Myung on bass, has had its first two albums re-released as high-resolution MP3 downloads on the Molken Music website. The band, rounded out by King’s X guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor and Dixie Dregs drummer Rod Morgenstein, put out their eponymous debut in 2002 followed by The... »

  • In Memoriam: Bassists We Lost in 2010

    As the year draws to its close, we stop to remember the great bassists who passed away in 2010. The bass community lost heroes from every genre, from jazz to funk to punk and everything in between. Here’s our salute to the fallen low-enders. Robert Wilson Robert Wilson, bassist for the Gap Band. Wilson’s funky... »

  • Matthew Garrison Releases Second Track from “12 Months”

    Matthew Garrison Releases Second Track from “12 Months”

    Matthew Garrison has released the second track of his 12 Months project, entitled “Atmosphere 2”. The experimental bassist is unveiling one track per month, culminating in the release of the 12 track-album, about 10 months from now. If that’s not cool enough, you can also buy the tracks with revisions of the tunes. If you... »

  • The Word Alive Bassist Quits; Band Seeking Replacement

    The Word Alive Bassist Quits; Band Seeking Replacement

    Bassist Nick Urlacher has announced he is leaving metalcore act The Word Alive as a life change. “I’ve decided to leave The Word Alive my friends,” he wrote in an online statement. “I will miss all of our friends, family and fans I’ve had the utmost pleasure and honor to meet along my travels with... »

  • Anthony Jackson Working Again with Steve Khan

    Anthony Jackson Working Again with Steve Khan

    Six-string bass pioneer Anthony Jackson is working again with Steve Khan on the guitarist’s upcoming album, Parting Shot. The CD, due in March, features other veterans from Khan’s Eyewitness band including drummer Dennis Chambers and percussionist Manolo Badrena. Parting Shot will be a Latin jazz based album, which Jackson is no stranger to, thanks to... »

  • Lester McFarland Bass Solo with Lloyd Jones

    Lester McFarland Bass Solo with Lloyd Jones

    Here’s a sweet bass solo by Lester McFarland with blues guitarist Lloyd Jones from a late-’80s/ early-’90s cable access television show called “Kids for Kids.” Lester is rockin’ out on his old school S.D. Curlee bass while the band just grooves with him. »

  • Jack Bruce Announces West Coast Dates with Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band

    Jack Bruce Announces West Coast Dates with Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band

    Jack Bruce has announced he will be performing with the Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band in January and February 2011. The group, which also features guitarist Vernon Reid, organist John Medeski and drummer Cindy Blackman, will be holding several day residencies in three major jazz venues in New York, Oakland, and Seattle. The group pays... »