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Aidan Hampson Releases Red Hot Chili Peppers “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” Bass Transcription Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Aidan Hampson Releases Red Hot Chili Peppers “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” Bass Transcription Book

Aidan Hampson has once again expanded his library of bass transcriptions, this time focusing on the funk rock work of Flea. More specifically, the book has the bass parts written out for the entire Red Hot Chili Peppers album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. “There are some absolute classics in here, including ‘Give It Away’, ‘Under the Bridge’ and ‘My Lovely...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Add More 2017 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Red Hot Chili Peppers Add More 2017 Tour Dates

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced the second leg of their 2017 North American tour. The outing starts April 12th at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. and will focus on the East Coast with several Canadian dates mixed in. The new dates are in add to their existing Winter tour and will now take the band on tour...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Reveal North American Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Red Hot Chili Peppers Reveal North American Tour Dates

Flea and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be embarking on an extensive North American tour starting at the beginning of 2017. Starting January 5th in San Antonio, the 24-date outing will take the band through the South, Midwest, and the Northeast before heading west in March. Support on the tour will include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, featuring bassist...

“The Bass Book” Published in Revised Third Edition
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“The Bass Book” Published in Revised Third Edition

A classic bass book is back in a revised edition. The Bass Book: A Complete Illustrated History of Bass Guitars, covers everything from the introduction of the electric bass guitar in the early 1950s up through today. Written by by music journalist Tony Bacon and UK bass retailer and distributor Barry Moorhouse, the book includes interviews with bass makers and...

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Flea
Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Flea

Stuart Clayton just added a new video showcasing his work in progress on the new edition of Giants of Bass. In this video, he tackles the style of Flea – particularly the style of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik era. Dig the tone on that 1976 Music Man StingRay!

Fender Unveils Flea Signature Jazz Bass
Basses

Fender Unveils Flea Signature Jazz Bass

Fender has teamed up with bass legend Flea to release the Flea Signature Jazz Bass. The new model is a recreation of the bassist’s Shell Pink 1961 Jazz Bass he received from a fan and used to record the Red Hot Chili Peppers albums Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway. “Shell Pink is the rarest of Fender’s classic Custom Color finishes,...

RHCP Release First Studio Album in Five Years
New Albums

RHCP Release First Studio Album in Five Years

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released their 11th studio album, The Getaway, the band’s first record since 2011’s I’m with You. The album was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich, and as always, features Flea on bass. And according to radio.com, frontman Anthony Kiedis told KROQ radio’s Kevin and Bean that making the album wasn’t a...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce New Album, Release Single
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce New Album, Release Single

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their 11th studio album, The Getaway, will be available everywhere on June 17th. The album will be Flea and the gang’s first new album since 2011’s I’m With You. Besides unveiling the track list and artwork, they’ve announced a full summer’s worth of festival appearances and the first single from the album, entitled...

“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available
New Albums

“JACO” Documentary and Soundtrack Available

JACO: The Film, has finally arrived. The Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo-produced film about groundbreaking electric bassist Jaco Pastorius is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The film can be downloaded on iTunes on Dec. 1. The soundtrack is available, too. Jaco’s influence on bass playing cannot be overstated. His work with Weather Report, solo, and as a sideman — most...

Mass Mental Debuts Its Take on “Come On Come Over” From “Jaco” Soundtrack
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Mass Mental Debuts Its Take on “Come On Come Over” From “Jaco” Soundtrack

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s documentary about the late Jaco Pastorius, who revolutionized electric bass playing, before dying tragically at age 35, is almost here — the film and its soundtrack are set for a Nov. 27 release. The first single from the Jaco soundtrack is Trujillo side project Mass Mental’s version of “Come On Come Over” from Pastorius’ 1976 debut...

Flea Contributes Low End to Antemasque’s Debut Album
New Albums

Flea Contributes Low End to Antemasque’s Debut Album

If you feel like you can never have too much Flea in your life, you need to get your hands on supergroup Antemasque’s . Antemasque, which is made up of former members of At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta (who Flea has also played with) recorded the album earlier this year and released it briefly online before pulling it...

Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
Bass Videos

Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie

Today we’re celebrating the birthday of the great Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, and the man known simply as Flea. Here’s Flea doing his funky thing on “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”, which appeared on their 2011 release, I’m With You. Happy birthday, Flea… Keep doing your thing.