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Phil Collins Announces Still Not Dead Yet, Live! Tour Dates with Leland Sklar
Concerts & Tours

Phil Collins Announces Still Not Dead Yet, Live! Tour Dates with Leland Sklar

Phil Collins has extended his “Not Dead Yet” tour with a new 15-day U.S. run in the fall. The “Still Not Dead Yet, Live!” trek will kick off September 23rd. Collins will be joined by the same backing band as last year, including bassist Leland Sklar.

Warwick Adds Sklar Signature Bass to Teambuilt, Rockbass Lines
Basses

Warwick Adds Sklar Signature Bass to Teambuilt, Rockbass Lines

Warwick has added the Sklar Bass I Signature to their Teambuilt Artist Series as well as their Rockbass line. Developed with session legend Leland Sklar, the semi-hollow bass is a modified version of their Star Bass.

Leland Sklar Cam: Inside Out
Bass Videos

Leland Sklar Cam: Inside Out

In July 1990, Phil Collins recorded a live performance in Berlin during the “The Serious Hits… Live!” tour. Here’s a special camera angle from the show on the tune “Inside Out,” which focuses on drummer Chester Thompson and bassist Leland Sklar.

The GRAMMY Museum Presents “An Evening With Leland Sklar”
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The GRAMMY Museum Presents “An Evening With Leland Sklar”

Leland Sklar will be appearing at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on November 8th for “An Evening with Leland Sklar.” The event will include an intimate chat with Sklar moderated by museum artistic director Scott Goldman followed by a performance. The legendary session bassist has contributed to over 2,600 albums with some of the world’s greatest artists: James Taylor,...

Jackson Browne and The Section: Running On Empty
Bass Videos

Jackson Browne and The Section: Running On Empty

Over the summer, TEC Awards posted this clip from the 2018 NAMM TEC Awards show in Anaheim, and it is a gem. Legendary Asylum Records “house band” The Section – with Craig Doerge, Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar and Russ Kunkel – backed Jackson Browne on his 1977 hit “Running On Empty.”

Judith Owen Releases “RedisCOVERed” with Leland Sklar
New Albums

Judith Owen Releases “RedisCOVERed” with Leland Sklar

Judith Owen has released RedisCOVERed, and album of reimagined pop and rock songs. While the singer-songwriter has included cover songs in her work before, this is the first time she has dedicated an entire album to it. Songs on RedisCOVERed run the gamut of musical styles with versions of Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water”, Soundgarden’s “Black...

Leland Sklar To Join Phil Collins for North American Tour
Concerts & Tours

Leland Sklar To Join Phil Collins for North American Tour

Bass legend Leland Sklar will once again lay down the low end for Phil Collins on a new North American tour scheduled for this fall. The outing will mark the former Genesis member’s first tour on the continent in eight years. It will be a continuation of his “Not Dead Yet Live!” tour, which Sklar also anchored last year. The...

Leland Sklar Joins Judith Owen for Spring Tour
Concerts & Tours

Leland Sklar Joins Judith Owen for Spring Tour

Singer-songwriter Judith Owen has announced a new spring tour in support of her upcoming album redisCOVERed, which will feature reworked songs ranging from Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” to Drake’s “Hotline Bling”. The trek will once again be anchored by Owen’s friend and bass legend, Leland Sklar. “Of course I’ll be touring from here on out with my ‘main...

Chris Hillman’s First Solo Albums Reissued As “The Asylum Years”
New Albums

Chris Hillman’s First Solo Albums Reissued As “The Asylum Years”

Chris Hillman’s first two solo albums have been reissued on a new CD called The Asylum Years. The country-rock pioneer started his solo career with 1976’s Slippin’ Away, with Clear Sailin’ following the next year. Though Hillman laid down the low end for the iconic bands The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, he only played bass on two tracks...

Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass
Basses

Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

After introducing a prototype at NAMM last year, Warwick has launched the Sklar Bass I Signature bass. Made with legendary session bassist Leland Sklar, the hollowbody four-stringer is based on the Star Bass with modifications for Sklar’s liking including an arm support built into the body. The German master-built instrument is built with a carved body crafted from mahogany with...