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The Damned Documentary Available on DVD/Blu-ray
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The Damned Documentary Available on DVD/Blu-ray

A documentary film about seminal British punk band The Damned, by the maker of the “Lemmy” documentary about late Motörhead bassist/bandleader Lemmy Kilmister, is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead features interviews with Lemmy (who had a brief stint with the group), fans like Guns ’n’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, original...

Slipknot’s Latest Features Multiple Bassists
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Slipknot’s Latest Features Multiple Bassists

It seems unlikely that Slipknot’s permanent replacement for late bassist Paul Gray made an appearance on the masked metal band’s latest album, . While band members have acknowledged that original Slipknot bassist Donnie Steele played on some of the record, guitarist Jim Root tells Blabbermouth that he and guitarist Mick Thomson did most of the bass work on the new...

New Slipknot Bassist Revealed?
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New Slipknot Bassist Revealed?

Ever since Paul Gray’s death in 2010, Slipknot fans have been wondering how the band would replace such an integral member. Their subsequent tours have included former guitarist Donnie Steele on bass, but with a new album and tour coming up the band is rumored to have stopped working with him. Although Slipknot has been secretive about their new bassist...

Slipknot: Bass Play-Along Volume 45
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Slipknot: Bass Play-Along Volume 45

Hal Leonard’s Bass Play-Along has reached 45 books now with the release of Slipknot: Bass Play-Along Volume 45. The 88 page book offers up the bass lines performed by the late Paul Gray. Eight Slipknot tunes are included, written in standard notation and tab. The lyrics and melody for each song is also provided. As with every book in the...

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...

Slipknot to Release 10th Anniversary Edition of Iowa
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Slipknot to Release 10th Anniversary Edition of Iowa

Slipknot’s second album, Iowa, is being re-released in an special anniversary edition on November 1st. The anniversary edition is a two-disc set, packaged in a digipak with new artwork and photography. Disc one includes the original album with an added bonus track remix of “My Plague”. Disc two offers the complete live audio from the band’s Disasterpieces DVD, a performance...

Slipknot Performs First Show Since Paul Gray’s Passing
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Slipknot Performs First Show Since Paul Gray’s Passing

Slipknot took the stage for the first time yesterday since the passing of bassist Paul Gray, who died on May 24th, 2010. The group performed at the Apollo Stage in Athens, Greece, as part of the Sonisphere festival at Terravibe Park. “It’s been a long time,” frontman Corey Taylor announced to the audience. “Hello Athens, how are you? As you...

Slipknot Announces Touring Bassist
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Slipknot Announces Touring Bassist

With a handful of European dates lined up for the summer, Slipknot has announced that Donnie Steele will be acting as touring bassist in place of the late Paul Gray. The news came as a statement on the band’s website, explaining that Steele is the best fit since he was a founding guitarist in the band and was close to...

Gear Watch: Ibanez Paul Gray Tribute Bass
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Ibanez Paul Gray Tribute Bass

Among a slew of new instruments, Ibanez has released a tribute bass to the late Slipknot bassist, Paul Gray. The new bass was designed in conjunction with Gray’s family and the Slipknot management. Proceeds from sales of the bass will go towards a special trust for Paul’s daughter and family. The PGB2T features a mahogany body and maple neck with...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bassists We Lost in 2010

As the year draws to its close, we stop to remember the great bassists who passed away in 2010. The bass community lost heroes from every genre, from jazz to funk to punk and everything in between. Here’s our salute to the fallen low-enders. Robert Wilson Robert Wilson, bassist for the Gap Band. Wilson’s funky playing impacted many bassists to...