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Mosh Potatoes: The Heaviest Cookbook Ever
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Mosh Potatoes: The Heaviest Cookbook Ever

A new cookbook entitled Mosh Potatoes features 150 recipes from the kings of heavy metal, including Zakk Wylde, Guns & Roses, Lamb of God, Moth Eater, Shadows Fall, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, Pantera and more. Penned by Steve “Buckshot” Seabury, the 272-page book also includes photos and anecdotes from the musicians. Our favorite bassist recipes include Lemmy’s Krakatoa Surprise, Rex Brown’s...

Gear Watch: Eden Electronics Releases WTDI Pedal
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Gear Watch: Eden Electronics Releases WTDI Pedal

Eden Electronics has released the WTDI pedal, a beefed up direct box/preamp fit into a 4.75”x 2”x3.5” package. The pedal features true bypass and both 1/4” and XLR outputs that allow you to go into a PA as well as directly into the power amp section of a rig. The design also lets you use it as a 2nd, 3rd,...

Bootsy Collins Foundation Raising Money for Music Education
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Bootsy Collins Foundation Raising Money for Music Education

Bootsy Collins is reaching out to the community for donations in order to help children play music. The funk legend is asking for dollar donations to his Bootsy Collins Foundation, which is working to get instruments into the hands of children who want to play music. “I am asking my funkateer fans to make a dollar donation (or more) for...

Iron Maiden: The Interview Sessions Released
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Iron Maiden: The Interview Sessions Released

Iron Maiden is the focus of the newest Interview Sessions series of documentary-styled albums. The band, anchored by metal bass hero Steve Harris, is examined on the disc through a collection of lengthy interviews with each member, with topics ranging from touring and music to their personal lives. The 8 tracks of contain 68 minutes of various question and answer...

Stanley Clarke Signs With Ampeg
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Stanley Clarke Signs With Ampeg

Bass pioneer Stanley Clarke has become the newest Ampeg endorsing artist, the bass amp company states on their website. During most of his touring through 2010, Clarke used a Pro Neo rig as well as an SVT rig consisting of a SVT-2 Pro with a SVT 410HLF cab. According to the gear page on his website, he had previous played...

Primus Releases “Me Llamo Mud”
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Primus Releases “Me Llamo Mud”

As they wrap up the South American leg of their reunion tour, bass wizard Les Claypool and Primus have released a new version of “My Name is Mud” with all Spanish lyrics. “Me Llamo Mud” is a new recording of the classic track from the trio’s Pork Soda album. The track is available on iTunes, but is also streaming from...

Medeski, Martin and Wood Announce Camp MMW 2011
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Medeski, Martin and Wood Announce Camp MMW 2011

Medeski, Martin, and Wood have announced Camp MMW 2011, where attendees will have the opportunity to live and study with the progressive jazz trio, which includes the talents of bassist Chris Wood. The 6-day event includes master classes, workshops, ensembles, and performances all led by MMW. Though players will get the opportunity to learn from Wood, students are encouraged to...

Gear Watch: Carvin SB4001 and SB5001 Bass Guitars
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Gear Watch: Carvin SB4001 and SB5001 Bass Guitars

Carvin has released a new spin on their SB series basses, featuring chambered-bodies. The SB4001 and SB5001 (4 and 5-string respectively), were designed cooperatively between the California based guitar manufacturer and bassist Sekou Bunch with weight in mind. Like the SB4000/SB5000 the body is Alder, but with the fully chambered-body style they weigh nearly a pound less than their predecessors....

Stanley Clarke’s Record Label Debuts New Releases
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Stanley Clarke’s Record Label Debuts New Releases

Bass legend Stanley Clarke has started a new role in the music industry as his record label, Roxboro Entertainment Group, unveiled its first two releases this month. Guitarist Lloyd Gregory’s self-titled CD and multi-instrumentalist Kennard Ramsey’s Somos are available now for download from Amazon, with physical copies coming later this month. Though grounded in jazz, the label’s musicians come from...

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Gear Watch: Fuchs Audio Bruiser Bass Amplifier

Fuchs Audio has announced a new line of bass amplifiers dubbed the “Bruiser”. The amp features a 6-stage, 3-tube preamp with bright, ultra-low, hi and low gain switches and high, parametric midrange, with bass EQ controls for tonal tweaking. Also included in the tube stage is a custom designed phase correct 36 db per octave 20-Hz sub-sonic filter. The 600-watt...