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David Gage’s Shop Hosts Open House
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David Gage’s Shop Hosts Open House

David Gage String Instruments has announced they will be holding an open house at their shop in New York City to celebrate the new school year. The free event will take place September 25 from 2 to 6 PM, and is set to include informative sessions, titled “Ask the Luthiers,” “Traveling with a String Bass,” and a special presentation by...

Metallica Releases “Six Feet Down Under” EP
New Albums

Metallica Releases “Six Feet Down Under” EP

The metal legends in Metallica have been touring for nearly two solid years since the release of their last studio album, Death Magnetic. Now the group is finally wrapping up their time on the road with a fall tour of Australia and New Zealand, they’re commemorating the occasion by releasing Six Feet Down Under, a compilation EP of live performances...

Pipoquinha, 13 Year Old Bassist Performs “Rei Arthur”
Bass Videos

Pipoquinha, 13 Year Old Bassist Performs “Rei Arthur”

Here’s a crazy video of 13 year old Brazilian bass prodigy Pipoquinha ripping it up on his tune “Rei Artur”, which translates to King Arthur.

Gear Watch: EBS Fafner II
Bass Gear

Gear Watch: EBS Fafner II

EBS Sweden is now shipping the sequel to their Fafner bass amp, appropriately named the Fafner II. Featuring a two-channel preamp, the amp allows you to switch between them or blend both channels together to widen your tonal possibilities. A footswitch (EBM RM-4) allows you to quickly switch between them, as well as control bypass filters, character filters, and muting....

Colin Greenwood Says Radiohead Has New Songs Finished
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Colin Greenwood Says Radiohead Has New Songs Finished

In an online essay on Index on Censorship, Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood revealed that the band has finished work on a new batch of songs and that they are contemplating how to release them. “…We have just finished another group of songs, and have begun to wonder about how to release them in a digital landscape that has changed again,” Greenwood...

Victor Wooten and JD Blair Bring Back “2 Minds: 1 Groove” Tour
Concerts & Tours

Victor Wooten and JD Blair Bring Back “2 Minds: 1 Groove” Tour

Following last year’s successful tour, Victor Wooten and drummer JD Blair are bringing back “2 Minds: 1 Groove” this fall. The 11-date outing, which runs from October 7th through the 18th, features the duo laying down nasty grooves like only they can. Last time, Wooten and Blair took the south by storm. This year’s tour will focus on the East...

Tommy Shannon with Johnny Winter: Be Careful With a Fool
Bass Videos

Tommy Shannon with Johnny Winter: Be Careful With a Fool

Live on Danish TV in 1970, Johnny Winter performs with bassist Tommy Shannon and Uncle John Turner on drums. It isn’t flashy, but Shannon is just a blues groovin’ machine.

A Perfect Circle Reunites; Tool Writing New Material
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A Perfect Circle Reunites; Tool Writing New Material

A Perfect Circle have confirmed that rumors of their reunion are in fact true, and they will be taking the stage once again. The band will be performing all three of their albums in full in each city they visit on a soon to be announced tour, with the albums spread out over three nights at each stop. Exact dates...

Doug Johns Announces California Tour
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Doug Johns Announces California Tour

Funk master Doug Johns will be touring California as he finishes up the mastering of his new album, set to be released next month. The ten stop outing will include a combination of clinics and performances of the Doug Johns Duo, including the free Genz-Benz clinic at West LA Music in Los Angeles. Recognized for his duo with drummer Chris...

Pantera’s “Cowboys From Hell” Reissued and Expanded
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Pantera’s “Cowboys From Hell” Reissued and Expanded

Twenty years after its original release, Pantera’s classic album Cowboys From Hell has gotten a facelift with a new 3 CD release that contains the remastered music as well as previously unreleased songs and demos. Though it was technically the band’s fifth release, it is typically seen as the band’s first “official” album, and was one of the albums that...