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This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage
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This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

A boatload of rock and metal bass awaits anyone taking the 6th annual ShipRocked cruise in February. The cruise features a host of bass heavyweights performing as part of the Metal Allegiance supergroup: Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/ex-Pantera), Frank Bello (Anthrax), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Bands performing during the Feb. 2-6 cruise between Port Miami and Great...

Anthrax Bassist Admits Playing Improved Courtesy of a Stint with Helmet
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Anthrax Bassist Admits Playing Improved Courtesy of a Stint with Helmet

You can still learn something new or grow as a bassist, even if you’ve developed a certain style over the course of a couple of decades with one band. At least that’s the lesson one can take from a recent admission by Anthrax bassist Frank Bello. Back in 2004, Bello left Anthrax after 20 years to play in another metal...

Metal Icons Contribute to Dio Tribute Album, Cancer Fund
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Metal Icons Contribute to Dio Tribute Album, Cancer Fund

Legendary metal vocalist and band leader Ronnie James Dio died in 2010 after a battle with stomach cancer, but his legacy lives on, through not only his music, but also the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Both have come together in the the compilation album, , which features metal luminaries performing Dio’s songs from all eras...

Frank Bello and David Ellefson Release “Altitudes & Attitude” EP
New Albums

Frank Bello and David Ellefson Release “Altitudes & Attitude” EP

Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Anthrax’s Frank Bello have teamed up for a brand new project called “Altitudes & Attitude”. The band features both bass players taking turns laying down the low end as well as filling the guitar role. Bello also handles lead vocals. While the duo’s resumés are chockful of metal, Altitudes & Attitude is solidly in the realm...

ESP Introduces LTD FB-204 to Frank Bello Signature Series
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ESP Introduces LTD FB-204 to Frank Bello Signature Series

ESP’s Frank Bello LTD Signature line of basses has a new addition. The FB-204 is an entry level model with bolt-on construction and a black satin finish to suit the Anthrax bassist’s style. The FB-204 is built with a basswood body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. The P/J pickup configuration consists of the company’s LTD LDJ and LDP, which are...

Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees
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Revolver To Honor Gene Simmons with Golden God Award, Name Best Bassist Nominees

Revolver Magazine has announced the nominees for their 4th Annual Golden Gods awards show, which honors members of the hard-rock and heavy-metal community. The Golden God award, which is given to one special honoree each year, will be presented to KISS bassist Gene Simmons for “embodying the spirit of hard rock and metal.” “It’s an honor and privilege to accept...

ESP Introduces Frank Bello Signature and LTD FB-4 Basses
Basses

ESP Introduces Frank Bello Signature and LTD FB-4 Basses

ESP has unveiled a pair of new Frank Bello Signature basses at NAMM this year. The new ESP Frank Bello Bass and ESP LTD FB-4 models are based on the company’s Vintage-4, but customized to the Anthrax bassist’s liking. Both versions share the same specifications, though they are built in different factories and carry different price points. The new Bello...

Anthrax Releases Worship Music
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Anthrax Releases Worship Music

The metal veterans in Anthrax have released Worship Music, their first studio album in eight years and the first to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna since 1990’s Persistence of Time. “Getting Joey back in as our full-time, permanent singer solidified us as a unit like we hadn’t been in years,” said guitarist Scott Ian. “All of us were on the same...

The Big 4 to Perform at Yankee’s Stadium
Concerts & Tours

The Big 4 to Perform at Yankee’s Stadium

The Big 4 tour will be making its second U.S. stop at Yankee’s Stadium in Bronx, New York on September 14th. The show, which has been hyped for the last four years, brings together four of the biggest metal bands – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. The groups, of course, are in turn held down by four of the strongest...

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Anthrax’s Frank Bello Helps Donate to NYC Schools

Anthrax’s Frank Bello recently teamed up with Fender and the nonprofit organization Little Kids Rock to donate electric basses and amps to 15 New York City public city schools. Bello, who was born and raised in the Bronx, showed students a good time with a jam session and by answering all of their rock questions. Little Kids Rock is a...

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APB on Anthrax bassist’s missing bass

Frank Bello‘s custom-made, one of a kind “Angry Man” signature bass never made it with the band’s other gear when it arrived in Kawasaki, Japan. Bello is appealing for the return of the bass. Anthrax stage crew member Willie Gee told Blabbermouth.net, “At some point during prep for the shows in Japan and South Korea, one of Frank’s basses, a...