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Between the Buried and Me: Viridian
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Between the Buried and Me: Viridian

Here’s a clip of the song “Viridian” from Between the Buried and Me’s Colors Live DVD. The song is based around the beautiful bass melody laid out by Dan Briggs.

Bob Marley’s Final Performance Released on “Live Forever”, with Aston Barrett
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Bob Marley’s Final Performance Released on “Live Forever”, with Aston Barrett

Bob Marley’s final performance, which took place at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Stanley Theater on September 23, 1980, has just been released. Bob Marley & the Wailers: Live Forever is a 2-disc, 20-track collection capturing Marley and his band performing his most famous hits at the end of an era, as Marley would die of cancer months later. Marley’s band is of...

Veillette Introduces the Concorde Semi-Hollow Bass
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Veillette Introduces the Concorde Semi-Hollow Bass

Veillette Guitars has unveiled their new Concorde Semi-Hollow Bass, being the company’s “most acoustic” bass yet. Designed to mimic vintage and classic semi-hollowbody basses, the body is 14” wide and heavily chambered with dual soundholes and a radiused spruce top. The curved face gives the body more depth in the center while keeping the edges thinner for comfort. Veillette added...

Dave Young with Oscar Peterson: Nigerian Marketplace
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Dave Young with Oscar Peterson: Nigerian Marketplace

Pianist Oscar Peterson was known for keeping good company in bassists, and Dave Young is no exception. “Nigerian Marketplace” first appeared on Peterson’s featuring bass giant Niels Hennig Orsted-Pederson, but here Peterson and Young are joined by guitarist Joe Pass and drummer Martin Drew for a beautiful and grooving rendition of the tune.

Alex Webster: Cannibal Corpse to Record New Album This Year, Release DVD
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Alex Webster: Cannibal Corpse to Record New Album This Year, Release DVD

In a recent interview with Rocksins, Cannibal Corpse founder Alex Webster revealed that the group is working on new material and will going into the studio this September. Don’t expect to see them live this year, though. When asked what the death metal band has lined up for the year, Webster replied, “We have no plans to tour in 2011....

Jennifer Young with Travis Larson: Good and The Bad
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Jennifer Young with Travis Larson: Good and The Bad

Jennifer Young plays a beautiful melody in this duet with guitarist Travis Larson. The song, “Good and the Bad,” comes from Larson’s 2005 album, Rate of Change.

Gear Watch: Von Saint Guitar Grips
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Von Saint Guitar Grips

While making the rounds at NAMM, we came upon the Von Saint booth, where the company was displaying its innovative bass guitar grips. The concept is that bass stands are awkward and take up floor space, which is important, especially on stage. The Crewsader Grip, Rogue Grip, and Renegade Grips are designed to hook onto your cab or combo, either...

Victor Wooten Offers Remastered “Me & My Bass Guitar” as Free Download
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Victor Wooten Offers Remastered “Me & My Bass Guitar” as Free Download

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Victor Wooten has launched his own record label, VIX Records. His first release is A Show of Hands-15, a remastered version of his solo debut album from 15 years ago. Vic has just announced his iconic track, “Me & My Bass Guitar” is being offered in its remastered form as a free...

Warwick to Release “Fuss on the Buss” DVD
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Warwick to Release “Fuss on the Buss” DVD

Warwick announced they will be releasing Warwick Live: Fuss on the Buss, a DVD release which documents the coming together of 11 bassists on a bus under the Manhattan Bridge. The group includes T.M. Stevens, Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Norwood Fisher, Divinity Roxx, Jonas Hellborg, Ryan Martinie, John B Williams, Brandino, Hansford Rowe and Steve Bailey. Warwick says the event...

Peterson Releases StroboStomp Classic
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Peterson Releases StroboStomp Classic

For NAMM 2011, Peterson released the StroboStomp Classic, a retro stomp box tuner modeled after their Conn ST-11 Strobotuner from the ‘70s. The new pedal boasts .1 cent note detection and the company’s “Sweetened Tunings,” which are presets for specific instruments. A USB input allows for you to drop in your own presets and update firmware. The display is a...