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  • Bootsy Collins Brings Jimi Hendrix To Life in New DVD

    Bootsy Collins Brings Jimi Hendrix To Life in New DVD

    Bootsy Collins brings the words of Jimi Hendrix to life in a new 90-minute film included in the West Coast Seattle Boy Box Set. The DVD, entitled Voodoo Child, is Hendrix’s life told using the legendary guitarist’s own words and includes rare footage, photos, and personal drawings. “Every word in the film had to be... »

  • Edo Castro Releases Sacred Graffiti

    Edo Castro Releases Sacred Graffiti

    Edo Castro has just released his third solo album, entitled Sacred Graffiti. The CD showcases Castro’s innovative bass looping and use of the Ebow to create introspective and artful songs. For the album, Castro called upon his Expandable Trio, consisting of guitarist Erik Lindquist and drummer Alex Aspinall, as well as bass virtuosos Michael Manring,... »

  • Bill Wyman Launches Online Q&A Column and Contest

    Bill Wyman Launches Online Q&A Column and Contest

    Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has announced that he will be answering fan questions online as part of a new column on his official website. Wyman, who laid down the low end for the Stones from 1962 to 1992, will post responses to fan queries as well as reply directly. To kick off the... »

  • David Friesen: Bass Solo

    David Friesen: Bass Solo

    David Friesen bares his soul for this awesome solo bass piece that starts with beautiful melody then morphs into a meditative groove jam with the help of a looper. The performance is from the 1995 Poznan Jazz Fair. »

  • Steve Uccello and Nat Grant Release “Melbourne, Monterey”

    Steve Uccello and Nat Grant Release “Melbourne, Monterey”

    Bassist Steve Uccello has been working with Australian percussionist/composer Nat Grant throughout the past year, and the duo has just released an album entitled Melbourne, Monterey. The 8-track collection features an array of string and percussion instruments with a healthy dose of electronics and sound effects to create a cool ambient vibe. The album name... »

  • Will Lee and Darryl Jones: Teen Town

    Will Lee and Darryl Jones: Teen Town

    Check out bassists Will Lee and Darryl Jones performing Jaco’s “Teen Town” in unison! Joining the duo is a killer line up including Kenwood Dennard on drums, Delmar Brown on Hammond, Clifford Carter on keys, David Mannon sax and Oz Noy on guitar. »

  • Jim LaMarca Leaves Chimaira

    Jim LaMarca Leaves Chimaira

    After 10 years with the band, bassist Jim LaMarca has left Chimaira. The news was broken by the band, who posted it on their website: “After a decade of good times and achievements, our friend and band mate Jim LaMarca has decided to retire from Chimaira. We wish him nothing but the best as he... »

  • Rush Extends Time Machine Tour To UK and Germany (and Maybe More)

    Rush Extends Time Machine Tour To UK and Germany (and Maybe More)

    Rush has just announced a new string of UK dates next spring as part of their Time Machine Tour. The tour will start in Dublin, Ireland, the first time the band has performed there. The last stop of the announced dates includes the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany, and more European dates are likely to be... »

  • Luthman Introduces Jazzette Bass

    Luthman Introduces Jazzette Bass

    Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Fender Jazz bass, Luthman has released the Jazzette bass. Available in 4, 5, and 6-string models, the Jazzette is not merely a copy of the icon, but a new design created with a “Luthman’s eye.” The body is your choice between alder or ash, with a custom upgrade... »

  • Peter Hook Brings “Joy Division” Tour to U.S.

    Peter Hook Brings “Joy Division” Tour to U.S.

    Peter Hook is bringing his band, The Light, to the U.S. in December for a 10-stop tour. The group will play Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album in its entirety. Hook, who was bassist for the groundbreaking rock band during their four-year run, will actually be singing, while his son Jack plays bass. “When I decided... »