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Esperanza Spalding and Stanley Clarke Among 2011 Grammy Winning Bassists
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Esperanza Spalding and Stanley Clarke Among 2011 Grammy Winning Bassists

It was another great year for bass players at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, held February 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The big win of the night came for Esperanza Spalding, who beat out Justin Bieber and others to be the first jazz artist in decades to win the Grammy for “Best New Artist.” Spalding called...

John Paul Jones and the Guitar Wars Band: Red Rooster
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John Paul Jones and the Guitar Wars Band: Red Rooster

Here’s a fun blues jam from Guitar Wars featuring John Paul Jones on bass. The band also includes Paul Gilbert, Steve Hackett and Nuno Bettencourt.

Legendary Bass Guitar Songs
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Legendary Bass Guitar Songs

Hal Leonard released a series of “Legendary Songs” books, including one for the bass. Legendary Bass Guitar Songs documents 39 different tunes by legendary bassists, including James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Steve Harris, Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke. Songs by James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone, AC/DC, the Clash, the...

Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List
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Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List

The 53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominations are in, and once again it’s been a good year for bassists. Some notable bassists have hit it big this year, including Esperanza Spalding, who is up for Best New Artist, and bass legend Stanley Clarke, whose latest release has garnered him two nominations. This is a historic year for the Grammy Awards, as...

Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin Songbooks
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Ultimate Bass Play-Along: Led Zeppelin Songbooks

Alfred Music Publishing, who owns the exclusive rights to the print publishing for Led Zeppelin, has pulled together over 30 years of documentation, interviews, and recorded footage to produce a 2-book series of songbooks exclusively for bassists looking to play in the style of John Paul Jones. The books are designed to allow bassists to play along to many Led...

John Paul Jones: New Them Crooked Vultures Album on the Way
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John Paul Jones: New Them Crooked Vultures Album on the Way

Though the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures is on break while the band members return to their main gigs, bassist John Paul Jones says the trio will be regrouping soon for their second album. In an interview with BBC 6 Music, the former Led Zeppelin member explained that the process shouldn’t take long. “Some stuff we’ve worked on, but we’re...

John Paul Jones, Michael Manring to Attend Manson’s Guitar Show
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John Paul Jones, Michael Manring to Attend Manson’s Guitar Show

Manson’s Guitar Shop has announced ex-Led Zeppelin/ Them Crooked Vultures bassist John Paul Jones will be a special guest at their 16th annual guitar show, set for October 23 and 24th, 2010 at the Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter, England. Jones has a long standing with company owner Hugh Manson, who just released a signature model for JPJ based on...

John Paul Jones to Receive Gold Badge Award
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John Paul Jones to Receive Gold Badge Award

John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures will honored with a Gold Badge Award, given out by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. The event, which will also recognize twelve other recipients, will take place October 20 at the Savoy Hotel in London. Jones is being honored not only for his time with Led Zeppelin,...

John Paul Jones: Tidal
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John Paul Jones: Tidal

Here’s John Paul Jones in rare shredding form! Here he uses his 10-string with a pitch shifter to tear through this song on the .

Gear Watch: Manson’s John Paul Jones Signature Bass
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Gear Watch: Manson’s John Paul Jones Signature Bass

Manson Guitar Shop has released the John Paul Jones E-Bass model, a replica of the bass Hugh Manson made for John in the early 90’s. The 4-string bass features a maple through-neck, figured maple top, aged cherry sunburst finish, ebony fingerboard, EMG pickups and active circuit, Hipshot D-tuner, Schaller machine heads and Badass bridge. The specs are an exact match...