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Bass of the Week: Adam Clayton’s Wild Customs H. Moser & Cie Bass
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Bass of the Week: Adam Clayton’s Wild Customs H. Moser & Cie Bass

Adam Clayton is a bassist with style. He’s an avid collector of fine watches, and now he has just the instrument to match. H. Moser & Cie teamed up with Wild Customs to gift the U2 bassist with a gorgeous custom bass that brings his passions together. “A founder member of U2 who writes about contemporary art for British GQ,...

U2 Release “Songs of Experience”
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U2 Release “Songs of Experience”

U2 has followed up their 2014 album Songs of Innocence with Songs of Experience. Like its predecessor, the group’s 14th album looks back on the band’s career and lessons learned through the years. Adam Clayton explains that through everything they’ve experienced, it boils down to simple things: “The idea is what has it taught us? Where are we at now?...

Fender Unveils Limited Edition Adam Clayton Precision and Jazz Bass
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Fender Unveils Limited Edition Adam Clayton Precision and Jazz Bass

U2’s Adam Clayton is getting a new pair of special basses from Fender this year. The limited edition Adam Clayton Precision and Jazz basses come with maple fingerboards and a unique purple sparkle finish. Both basses are built with an alder body, carbon-reinforced maple neck, and maple fingerboard that’s adorned with abalone inlays. Fender fits them with their Custom Shop...

U2 Releases Tour Concert Film with Bonus Material
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U2 Releases Tour Concert Film with Bonus Material

U2 concluded its Innocence and Experience tour with an epic performance in Paris, captured in the 2.5-hour concert film, iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris, available on Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray set includes the film, with guest performances by Eagles of Death Metal and Patti Smith, as well behind-the-scenes footage, additional music videos and live tracks. As he has...

Warwick Announces Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Bass
Basses

Warwick Announces Rockbass Adam Clayton Artist Line Bass

After introducing the custom shop version in May, Warwick has made good on their promise to bring the Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature bass to their mid-priced Rockbass Artist Line. The bass, which Warwick describes as the “little brother” of the custom shop model, carries many of the same features while being manufactured in the company’s Chinese factory. It’s built...

Warwick Announces Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature Bass
Basses

Warwick Announces Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature Bass

Five years after his first signature bass with the company, Adam Clayton has once again teamed up with Warwick to collaborate on a new version of their Streamer CV bass. The Warwick Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature bass is built in the Warwick Custom Shop in Markneukirchen, Germany. The bass is built with an extra light swamp ash body finished...

Fender Introduces Adam Clayton Signature Jazz Bass
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Fender Introduces Adam Clayton Signature Jazz Bass

U2 bassist Adam Clayton has teamed up with Fender to create a new signature bass. The veteran rocker’s new axe is take on his 1965 Jazz with a few tweaks. “I played (my Sherwood Green 1965 Jazz Bass) a lot on the ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ tour and I really love it,” Clayton said in a press release....

Adam Clayton: New U2 Studio Album in 2014
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Adam Clayton: New U2 Studio Album in 2014

U2’s Adam Clayton has revealed that the iconic alternative rockers will have a new album out in early 2014. The bassist announced the news on the Irish radio station 98 FM during the Dermot and Dave Show. “We hope to have it finished very, very soon. And it will be out sometime early next year,” Clayton said. “But it’s a...

U2: Bass Play-Along
Sheet Music & Instruction

U2: Bass Play-Along

Hal Leonard has introduced a new book in their Bass Play-Along series, with the release of U2: Bass Play-Along Volume 41. The 80 page book offers bass tab, plus the lyrics and melody for eight U2 tunes, and the bass lines by Adam Clayton. As with all the books in Hal Leonard’s Play-Along series, Volume 41 includes a companion CD,...

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...