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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...

Fab: New Paul McCartney Biography
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Fab: New Paul McCartney Biography

A new biography on former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney, penned by Howard Sounes, has just been released by Da Capo Press. Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney offers an extremely detailed look at the bassist’s life, from childhood to fame with the Fab Four, post-Beatles career and up through modern day. The 656-page book includes more than 200 interviews...

The Beatles: Hey Bulldog (Isolated Bass)
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The Beatles: Hey Bulldog (Isolated Bass)

Here’s Paul McCartney‘s bass track on “Hey Bulldog”, in all its glory. This track was taken from the “Yellow Submarine” DVD.

Paul McCartney Named as 2010 Kennedy Center Honoree
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Paul McCartney Named as 2010 Kennedy Center Honoree

Sir Paul McCartney will be one of five recipients at the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, to take place this December. President Barack Obama will present the award to the former Beatle, who also received the Gershwin Award earlier this year. The Kennedy Center Honor award is given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to...

Paul McCartney to Appear on Upcoming Fran Healy Solo Album
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Paul McCartney to Appear on Upcoming Fran Healy Solo Album

Though he may not be working with MGMT just yet, Sir Paul McCartney has lent his bass work to Travis frontman Fran Healy’s first solo release, Wreckorder. The album has an October 5 release date, and features McCartney’s melodic lines on the track “As It Comes.” As part of the deal, Healy agreed to go vegetarian. The former Beatle is...

The Beatles: “And Your Bird Can Sing” Take 2 Session
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The Beatles: “And Your Bird Can Sing” Take 2 Session

Here’s a great studio clip of the Beatles during the Revolver recording sessions, performing “And Your Bird Can Sing”. In this “take 2” recording, it is all about the bass (with light drums) and singing, with plenty of laughter. Thanks to Rachel, who shared this with us.

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Paul McCartney Honored at the White House

Paul McCartney recently performed at the White House East Room, opening up with the same Höfner bass he used in 1964 with The Beatles. The ceremony was his acceptance of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He is the third winner of the Gershwin Prize, and the first who is not American. With first lady Michelle Obama...

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Paul McCartney Breaks Ties With EMI

Former Fab-Four member Paul McCartney has broken his ties with EMI, the record company with which he has been associated for 50 years. Though the Beatles catalog is still in EMI’s control, McCartney has made a licensing deal with Concord Music Group to reissue his solo works, including his albums with Wings and various other projects. McCartney’s no stranger to...

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Nathan Watts receives International Bassist Award

A lot can be said about someone who has won an award that has only been given out twice, especially when the other winner was Jaco Pastorius. Nathan Watts, who has played in Stevie Wonder’s rhythm section for the last 36 years and has served as Stevie’s musical director for the last twelve, was awarded the International Bassist Award at...

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Paul McCartney “could have been” in Them Crooked Vultures

According to an article in British newspaper The Daily Mail, former Fab Four member Paul McCartney was interested in being in the successful supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. The band of course now features bassist John Paul Jones. After the Grammy awards last year, Paul had dinner with drummer Dave Grohl and the conversation turned to Grohl’s new project. “We went...

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Ringo and Paul back together for “Y Not”

Ringo Starr recently recorded his latest album, Y Not, and was joined in the studio by his old friend, bassist Paul McCartney. “I played him this other track and Paul said, ‘Give me the headphones. Give me a pair of cans.’ And he went to the mike and he just invented that part where he follows on my vocal. That...