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Adam Clayton Talks About New U2 Songs
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Adam Clayton Talks About New U2 Songs

In an interview posted on U2.com, Adam Clayton spoke about U2’s plans for new songs. The band just returned to the stage in Turin, Italy after Bono recovered from his back injury. During their downtime, Clayton said they’ve been laying down tracks of new material. “We’ve been doing some rehearsing but mainly we’ve been doing recording,” the bassist said. “That...

The Bass Line Encyclopedia
Sheet Music & Instruction

The Bass Line Encyclopedia

Alfred Music has just released the Bass Line Encyclopedia by Tim Ferguson. The book is a reference for bass players to expand their knowledge of genres and styles, therefore increasing their versatility. It features over 100 bass lines in tons of styles, including Chicago blues, Texas blues, heavy metal, punk, funk, bebop, jazz, reggae, samba, bluegrass, and more. The lines...

Gorillaz Announce North American Tour, with Paul Simonon
Concerts & Tours

Gorillaz Announce North American Tour, with Paul Simonon

The Gorilaz have announced an extensive North American fall tour in support of their March 2010 release, Plastic Beach. This is the third album from the animated group, which was created by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Tank Girl animator Jamie Hewlett. The tour will mark a rite of passage for the group, as it will be the first time...

Gear Watch: Peterson StroboClip Tuner
Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Peterson StroboClip Tuner

Peterson is now shipping their latest addition to their Virtual Strobe series, the StroboClip. Designed with acoustic instruments in mind, the StroboClip is the world’s first clip-on strobe tuner and features a large strobe display housed in a brushed aluminum shell. The StroboClip also offers up a load of other features including Sweetened Tuning presets for varied instruments and Sustain...

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
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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
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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...