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Manson Guitar Works Updates John Paul Jones Signature Bass

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has had a signature line of basses from Manson Guitar Works for several years, but the range is getting an upgrade in the coming year. Here’s the 2021 edition of JPJ’s artist series.


Led Zeppelin To Stream “Celebration Day” For Free

If you’re looking for something to watch this weekend, look no further. Led Zeppelin will be streaming their Celebration Day concert film for free from May 30th to June 2nd.

New Albums

John Paul Jones Featured on Danny Barnes’s “Man on Fire”

Banjo player and eclectic songwriter Danny Barnes has just released a new album called “Man on Fire.” The record features some pretty amazing guests, including John Paul Jones.

2019 Reader Favorites

2019 Reader Favorite Bassists – #6: John Paul Jones

What can you say that hasn’t already been said about John Paul Jones? An all-time favorite for many of us, Jones has been featured many times over the years on No Treble. JPJ made this year’s “Reader Favorite Bassists” list, at the #6 slot.

Bass Videos

Foo Fighters: Ramble On (Live with John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page)

Back in 2008, Foo Fighters took the stage at Wembley Stadium. During the show, they were joined by some very special guests: Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page. So, of course, they decided to perform a Zeppelin tune.

Bass Videos

Led Zeppelin: How Many More Times (Live, 1970)

Here’s 20 minutes of greatness from Led Zeppelin’s 1970 performance at Royal Albert Hall. John Paul Jones comes through loud and clear on “How Many More Times.” Epic.

Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – John Paul Jones

Stuart Clayton is publishing so much content, like this “Giants of Bass” entry focusing on the style of the great John Paul Jones.

Concerts & Tours

John Paul Jones to Team Up with Thurston Moore for Benefit Concert

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has announced he’ll be performing on March 28th at the 100 Club in London for a special charity event. The concert will be with a new trio comprised of Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore and drummer Steven Noble.

New Albums

Led Zeppelin Reissues “The Song Remains The Same” Soundtrack

Fifty years ago, on September 7th, 1968, the quartet of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones performed their first concert together as The New Yardbirds. Of course, we now know they would become the massive rock band, Led Zeppelin. The remaining members of the band are celebrating the anniversary with a remastered reissue of the soundtrack...

New Albums

Led Zeppelin’s How The West Was Won Remastered for 2018

Led Zeppelin’s iconic How The West Was Won live album was released in 2003 and is now getting a remastered version for its 15th anniversary. The album documents Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones at the height of their powers from two concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena in 1972. This reissued...

New Albums

Led Zeppelin’s BBC Sessions Expands in Revised Release

Led Zeppelin has re-released its 1997 BBC sessions collection as the The Complete BBC Sessions, featuring eight previously unreleased sessions from BBC radio. All the recordings of the band, featuring bassist John Paul Jones, were captured during BBC radio performances between 1969 and 1971. The previously unreleased recordings include three performances from a 1969 session once believed to be lost....


Bass Transcription: John Paul Jones’ Bass Line on Dusty Springfield’s “Take Another Little Piece of My Heart”

Dusty Springfield was a British singer whose early chart success in the UK and USA was with straightforward pop tunes such as 1963’s “I Only Want to be With You,” and more sophisticated ballads like 1966’s “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”. The 1968 Dusty… Definitely album began her change towards a more R&B/Soul sound, with inclusion of...