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Stu Hamm Releases “Fretboard Fitness” Instructional Video Lessons
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Stu Hamm Releases “Fretboard Fitness” Instructional Video Lessons

Bass guru Stu Hamm has just released his latest instructional video, Fretboard Fitness, through Truefire TV. Aimed at intermediate players, Fretboard Fitness contains 40 video lessons on theory, fretboard navigation, and hand strength that are designed to avoid becoming tedious, as often happens in instructional methods. “These are the bass guitar lessons I wish I had when I was coming...

Larry Graham: Live Bass Solo (Graham Central Station – 1996)
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Larry Graham: Live Bass Solo (Graham Central Station – 1996)

Larry Graham gets down and dirty in this performance with Graham Central Station in Germany from 1996, flipping between a nasty distorted solo style and a clean funky slap with some singing mixed in. Don’t let Armageddon catch y’all sleepin’.

Rufus Reid Announces “Out Front” Fall 2010 Tour
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Rufus Reid Announces “Out Front” Fall 2010 Tour

Jazz bassist Rufus Reid has announced a Fall 2010 tour in support of his latest album, Out Front, which he released in March of this year. Rufus will be making his way around the west coast, starting in Canada and working his way down to San Diego, CA. The tour features the same trio from the album, with Steve Allee...

Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion Release Self-Titled Debut
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Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion Release Self-Titled Debut

Ex-Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes and his new band Black Country Communion have released their debut, self-titled album. The 12-track CD is accompanied by a DVD chock full of extras like in-studio footage, live tracks, and band member interviews. Black Country Communion is a rock supergroup that consists of Hughes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Dream Theater’s Derek Sherinian, and drummer Jason...

John Paul Jones to Receive Gold Badge Award
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John Paul Jones to Receive Gold Badge Award

John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures will honored with a Gold Badge Award, given out by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. The event, which will also recognize twelve other recipients, will take place October 20 at the Savoy Hotel in London. Jones is being honored not only for his time with Led Zeppelin,...

George Porter, Jr. to Tour with 7 Walkers
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George Porter, Jr. to Tour with 7 Walkers

Legendary New Orleans bassist George Porter, Jr. will be hitting the road as part of the jam supergroup, 7 Walkers, on their upcoming tour. The band, founded by ex-Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and guitarist Papa Mali, will also be releasing their self-titled debut on November 2 through Response Records. Though Porter is on the album, much of the bass...

Jack Bruce: Rope Ladder to the Moon Documentary Released on DVD
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Jack Bruce: Rope Ladder to the Moon Documentary Released on DVD

Tony Palmer’s 1969 documentary on Cream bassist Jack Bruce is now available on DVD. Jack Bruce: Rope Ladder to the Moon is a 55 minute documentary on the singer-songwriter, filmed around the same time that he was recording his jazz-oriented solo record, Songs for a Tailor. The film proves to be a snapshot of Bruce during a pivotal time in...

Alex Bershadsky: Butterfly Trap
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Alex Bershadsky: Butterfly Trap

Here is a cool video from Zon endorser Alex Bershadsky. Alex resides in Israel, where he performs with his band, The Looney Tunes. His composition, “Butterfly Trap”, evolves from a thoughtful solo bass idea into a full band ballad, and then into a funky fusion jam before returning to solo bass.

Tony Kanal Speaks on New No Doubt Album and Tour
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Tony Kanal Speaks on New No Doubt Album and Tour

No Doubt’s Tony Kanal took the time to speak with press last week during bandmate Gwen Stefani’s fashion show in NYC, saying that the band is revving up for a new album and tour. The ska-rock band is still in the process of writing their sixth studio album, which will be their first new material since 2001’s Rock Steady. Kanal...

Fusebox Funk Releases “The Subterrestrials”
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Fusebox Funk Releases “The Subterrestrials”

Fusebox Funk has released their fifth EP, The Subterrestrials, via Extra Medium Productions. The four-track EP was produced by two-time Grammy winner Ross Hogarth, who has also worked with Ziggy Marley, Motley Crue, Jewel, and Jimmy Eat World. The band itself has shared venues with the likes of Parliament/Funkadelic, Smash Mouth, Against Me!, and Ozomatli. The Florida based group creates...