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Evan Brewer Solo Slap Bass Demo
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Evan Brewer Solo Slap Bass Demo

Animosity bassist Evan Brewer recently uploaded this slap bass video as a preview of a solo bass CD he’s working on.

Billy Sheehan Shredding
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Billy Sheehan Shredding

In a show of ridiculous chops, Billy Sheehan melts faces with his shredding in this video.

Hot Tuna Signs with Red House Records, Plan New Album
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Hot Tuna Signs with Red House Records, Plan New Album

The iconic rock band Hot Tuna has just signed a deal with Red House Records, which is home to many other blues and roots based artists including Guy Davis, Lynn Miles, and Garnet Rogers. Hot Tuna, which was formed in 1969 by Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, have just finished up their tour schedule and are...

Primus Releases Free EP, Starts Tour Blog
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Primus Releases Free EP, Starts Tour Blog

Prawn Song’s latest newsletter announced a plethora of Primus updates, including the free release of a four-track EP featuring takes of the band’s songs from a June 2010 rehearsal. The EP can be downloaded from the Primus website or by completing this form: The band also added a new tour blog to their website, which they will be updating every...

Chris Squire: “The Fish” Solo, 1991
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Chris Squire: “The Fish” Solo, 1991

Here is a cool, spacey, and dramatic solo from Yes’ Chris Squire, from their 1991 Union Tour. The tune is “The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)”.

Gear Watch: Bergantino AE212 Cabinet
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Gear Watch: Bergantino AE212 Cabinet

Bass cab company Bergantino has just added a new enclosure to their AE series, the AE212. Weighing in at 55 pounds, the cab is an offshoot of the company’s AE112, but features 2- 12 inch neodymium woofers and a tweeter. It handles 600 watts rms, with a frequency response of 40Hz to 15kHz. Bergantino AE Series Cabinet Specs: 2 x...

Dropkick Murphys Add U.S. Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Dropkick Murphys Add U.S. Tour Dates

The Dropkick Murphys, led by bassist/vocalist Ken Casey, will be coming to the U.S. after a small break from their worldwide tour. The group will be have dates in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada and then join the Vans Warped Tour for about a week. The group is continuing to tour in support of their latest releases, Live on Lansdowne,...

Mike Watt on the Late Derf Scratch
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Mike Watt on the Late Derf Scratch

Derf Scratch, founding member and the original bassist for the L.A. punk band Fear, passed away late last week after a long battle with an unspecified illness. Scratch, born Frederick Milner, founded the band with vocalist Lee Ving in 1977 and was with the group when they performed on an infamous episode of Saturday Night Live that allegedly cost NBC...

Steve Harris Considered Ending Iron Maiden in the 90’s
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Steve Harris Considered Ending Iron Maiden in the 90’s

Iron Maiden bassist and founder Steve Harris recently admitted to considering dissolving the band after vocalist Bruce Dickinson quit in 1993. “I was a bit down when Bruce left,” he explained. “I was going through a divorce, probably at my lowest ebb ever, and for a couple of hours I thought about finishing Iron Maiden. Then I thought, ‘What are...

Rancid’s Matt Freeman Discusses New Devil’s Brigade Album and Tour
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Rancid’s Matt Freeman Discusses New Devil’s Brigade Album and Tour

Rancid’s Matt Freeman will be making the switch to upright for his side project, Devil’s Brigade. Devil’s Brigade will be releasing a self-titled debut album on August 31st with a tour to follow through September and October. The project began between Freeman and guitarist Tim Armstrong, who wrote songs between their tours. Devil’s Brigade recorded a few EP’s, but ultimately...