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Stu Hamm Live Bass Solo: Love Thing/Moonlight Sonata/Country Music
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Stu Hamm Live Bass Solo: Love Thing/Moonlight Sonata/Country Music

This is a clip from the Joe Satriani: Live in San Francisco DVD, in which Stu Hamm proves why he is among the bass greats. Starting with a bass arrangement of Satriani’s “Love Thing,” the solo soon morphs into Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”, and then “Country Music”. And don’t worry, the crowd isn’t booing him, they are “STU-ing” him!

Gear Watch: Music Man Roasted Maple Necks
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Gear Watch: Music Man Roasted Maple Necks

Music Man is now offering roasted maple necks as an option for their instruments. Besides looking great, the thermally treated necks have other benefits, including resistance to temperature and warping, increased resonance, and clearer tone. The heating process also gives a microstructure similar to naturally aged woods with lower moisture content. The new roasted maple necks are available on all...

Marcus Miller: Come Together
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Marcus Miller: Come Together

Marcus Miller just shared this video on Facebook from over the weekend at the Solidarity of Arts Festival in Gdansk, Poland. The group, which includes Miller, Leszek Mo?d?er, Alex Han, and Louis Cato, rips through a funkified version of the Beatles’ tune, “Come Together”.

Doug Johns Announces New Album and Free Music Download
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Doug Johns Announces New Album and Free Music Download

Bass phenom Doug Johns is giving away a free download of his song “Manic,” from his 2008 album, Pocket Fulla Nasty. The track is available in your choice of 320k MP3, FLAC, or “just about any other format you could possibly desire.” The caption for the song says it all: No lyrics, just pure nasty funk. Manic by Doug Johns...

Allman Brothers Add Tour Dates
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Allman Brothers Add Tour Dates

The Allman Brothers Band is making their touring return, now that Gregg Allman is recovering from a liver transplant in late June. The group features the bass talents of Oteil Burbridge, who took up the position after the Allen Woody left in 1997 to pursue Gov’t Mule full time. The 11-date trek takes place this November and will stretch the...

Jimmy Garrison with John Coltrane: Impressions
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Jimmy Garrison with John Coltrane: Impressions

Here is a classic example of modal jazz with the John Coltrane Quartet, featuring Jimmy Garrison on bass, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums. Garrison takes an extended and intimate solo in the middle to add character to the song. Garrison had a long-standing relationship with Coltrane and played with him from 1961-1967.

Stu Hamm Announces Collaborators for New Solo Album
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Stu Hamm Announces Collaborators for New Solo Album

In a recent Facebook status update from Stu Hamm, the rock legend revealed the names of the musicians who will be joining him on his upcoming solo album, Just Outside of Normal. The list includes “[Joe] Satriani (2 tracks), Robert Fripp, Jude Gold and Frank Gambale on [guitar], Stanton Moore, John Mader and Alan Hertz on drums, Terrance Disley, Allison...

Phish Announce Fall 2010 Tour Dates, Free Soundboard Recordings
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Phish Announce Fall 2010 Tour Dates, Free Soundboard Recordings

Mike Gordon and the gang in Phish have announced new Fall 2010 tour dates, which run from Texas to New Jersey throughout the month of October. The 12-date trek kicks off with their appearance at the Austin City Limits Festival, which has already sold out. Tickets go on sale for the rest of the dates September 10, though a limited...

Tommy Stinson Reacts to Rumors of Guns N’ Roses Cancelled Tour
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Tommy Stinson Reacts to Rumors of Guns N’ Roses Cancelled Tour

In a recent interview with Cleveland’s WNCX 98.5, Tommy Stinson commented on the rumors swirling around cancelled Guns N’ Roses tour dates. Apparently, Axl Rose’s Twitter account was hacked, with the message, “All upcoming Guns N’ Roses dates are officially cancelled. Please contact your place of purchase for any refunds.” It has been announced that the dates are all still...

Lemmy Kilmister Statue Campaign Launched
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Lemmy Kilmister Statue Campaign Launched

A new campaign to immortalize Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead and GnR guitarist Slash with stone statues has been started in their hometown of Stoke-on-Trent, a city in Staffordshire, England. Campaign founder Nile Plumb says the two legendary rockers should be honored in their city to “celebrate Stoke-on-Trent’s musicians and inspire future generations of musicians.” The campaign’s Facebook page also poses...