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RIP Calvin “Fuzz” Jones
In Memoriam

RIP Calvin “Fuzz” Jones

Chicago blues bassist Calvin “Fuzz” Jones passed away August 9th at the age of 84 due to complications from lung cancer. Fuzz was one of the key players to develop the Chicago blues sound with Willie “Big Eyes” Smith as they spent nearly two decades in Muddy Waters’ band, not to mention working with other blues legends like Howlin’ Wolf,...

Gear Review: TC Electronic RH450
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: TC Electronic RH450

Technology is a beautiful thing, and TC Electronic’s RH450 head unit is just another reminder of how sweet it can be. The amp is a solid-state head with a built in multi-band compressor, semi parametric EQ, and tube simulator. It features 450 Watts with a switchmode power supply and Class D power amp. With a handful of cool studio-quality features...

Win Tickets To Ozzfest From Nikki Sixx
Concerts & Tours, Player News

Win Tickets To Ozzfest From Nikki Sixx

Ozzfest 2010 is just around the corner, and Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx wants you to join him for the Boston show. Crue is one of this year’s headliners, and Nikki is having a contest on his Sixx Sense website to win two concert tickets, roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, ground transfers, and a “meet and greet” with the Motley bassist himself....

Evan Brewer Solo Slap Bass Demo
Bass Videos

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
Bass Videos

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
News

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
New Albums

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
Bass Videos

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
Bass Gear

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,...