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YellowJackets Sign to Mack Avenue, Plan New Album
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YellowJackets Sign to Mack Avenue, Plan New Album

The contemporary jazz band Yellowjackets have just signed to Mack Avenue Records, and will be making their label debut in 2011 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first album. The release will be their 21st studio album, following 2008’s Lifecycle. The current band lineup includes founding member and bassist Jimmy Haslip, keyboardist Russell Ferrante, drummer Will Kennedy and saxophonist...

Tony Franklin: Morning Raga (The Mother’s Call)
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Tony Franklin: Morning Raga (The Mother’s Call)

Here’s a clip of Tony Franklin playing one of his original songs at Bass Bash in 2006, accompanied by guitarist Greg Koch and drummer John Calarco.

Official Lemmy: The Movie Trailer Released
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Official Lemmy: The Movie Trailer Released

A trailer for Lemmy: The Movie has been released as plans for the official movie release are still being worked out. The documentary, which follows the story and life of Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, was premiered earlier this year at the South by Southwest Festival, and has only had a handful of screenings since. The film is directed and produced...

Gear Watch: EWS Bass Mid Control Pedal
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Gear Watch: EWS Bass Mid Control Pedal

EWS has released their newest bass pedal, the Bass Mid Control. The aptly titled box controls the mid frequencies with an EQ that is adjustable between 120Hz-3kHz. The EWS BMC lets you cut or boost by +/- 12dB to shape your sound in the ever important mid range. The pedal can be powered by a 9-volt battery as well as...

Incubus Bassist Ben Kenney Releases Fourth Solo Album
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Incubus Bassist Ben Kenney Releases Fourth Solo Album

Incubus bassist Ben Kenney released his fourth solo LP on Friday, via his own label, Ghetto Crush Industries. Burn the Tapes is a true show of self-reliance, as Kenney plays bass, guitar, drums, and sings, not to mention producing and engineering the album. The release also includes a DVD containing skits, fan questions, and live performances. The first 500 copies...

Jason Newsted: Bass Solo with Kirk Hammett
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Jason Newsted: Bass Solo with Kirk Hammett

Here’s a clip of Jason Newsted during his time with Metallica from the Cunning Stunts DVD. Jason starts with a little bass solo doodle before he is joined by guitarist Kirk Hammett on duet renditions of the songs “My Friend of Misery,” “Sanitarium,” and finally “Nothing Else Matters.”

Stu Hamm to Tour Europe
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Stu Hamm to Tour Europe

Rock bass guru Stu Hamm will be touring Europe in a string of performances and clinics throughout October. The 11-day outing will kick off at Bass Day UK in Manchester, England and wrap up with a couple dates in Estonia. Hamm is currently working on mixing and mastering his latest album, Just Outside of Normal, which will be his sixth...

Gear Watch: A/DA Reissue Flanger
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Gear Watch: A/DA Reissue Flanger

A/DA has released their Reissue Flanger, which is a throwback to their original pedal that began shipping in 1980. The pedal retains the same Sweep Range, Speed, Enhance, Manual delay range, Even/Odd harmonics switch, and Threshold controls as the original, but now includes True-Bypass switching. The chassis, featuring heavy-duty casting and a cold-rolled steel bottom cover plate, was even created...

Divinity Roxx Bass Solo
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Divinity Roxx Bass Solo

Divinity Roxx, who got her big break touring with Victor Wooten, shows off her bass skills on The Beyoncé Experience – Live! DVD by playing through a medley of classic hip-hop and R&B tunes, wrapping up with some solo bass and stage antics. Divinity is the musical director for Beyonce’s band, Suga Mama.

Alexander T Kent Leaves Say Anything
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Alexander T Kent Leaves Say Anything

After six years with the band, bassist Alexander T Kent announced he is leaving the ranks of Say Anything. The departure was “as amicable as a split could possibly be,” says the band, as Kent has chosen to move on. “There are no hard feelings and there was no altercation,” Kent explains. “I have just decided to start the next...