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Earth, Wind & Fire Announce Spring Tour
Concerts & Tours

Earth, Wind & Fire Announce Spring Tour

Bass legend Verdine White will be hitting the road with Earth, Wind & Fire this spring for a tour that will span March. Focusing on the East Coast, the tour kicks off March 9th in Saint Augustine, Florida and is scheduled to wrap up April 2nd at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in South Carolina. The band is also...

Sadowsky Guitars Announces Verdine White Signature Bass
Basses

Sadowsky Guitars Announces Verdine White Signature Bass

Sadowsky Guitars has teamed up with Earth, Wind, & Fire bassist Verdine White to create a special signature model that will be part of their new NYC Satin Series. Based on White’s first Sadowsky bass from the ’90s, the instrument is set apart with an undersized J-style body of chambered alder, PJ pickups, and a J-bass width neck. It’s more...

Earth, Wind, and Fire: Shining Star, Live 1975
Bass Videos

Earth, Wind, and Fire: Shining Star, Live 1975

Bass legend Verdine White is celebrating his birthday today, and we’re celebrating with an awesome clip of Earth, Wind, and Fire on the Midnight Special from 1975. “Shining Star” is one of the coolest bass lines of all time, and White makes it even funkier with some added rhythm and slick fills. And of course, his positive energy is just...

Earth, Wind & Fire Release “Now, Then & Forever”
New Albums

Earth, Wind & Fire Release “Now, Then & Forever”

They’re here now, they were here then, and their music will live on forever. That’s the premise of the new Earth, Wind & Fire album, Now, Then & Forever. The band’s first first studio album in eight years, the release stays true to their classic sound with danceable tracks supported by the bass lines of Verdine White. “The album gave...

Earth, Wind, and Fire: “My Promise” Rehearsal Performance
Bass Videos

Earth, Wind, and Fire: “My Promise” Rehearsal Performance

Today is Verdine White’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with the band’s sneak preview of their album, Now, Then, and Forever. This clip is a rehearsal performance for its first single, “My Promise,” and Verdine is in his usual energetic form, grooving like only he can. Happy birthday, Verdine!

Earth, Wind and Fire Announces New Album and Tour
News

Earth, Wind and Fire Announces New Album and Tour

Earth, Wind and Fire is releasing their first new studio album in eight years. Now, Then & Forever is set for a September 10 release date. The band’s cofounders, singer Philip Bailey and bassist Verdine White said Now, Then & Forever is made with the band’s legacy in mind – a legacy that’s been building now for more than four...

Verdine White’s “Playing the Bass Guitar” Re-released
Sheet Music & Instruction

Verdine White’s “Playing the Bass Guitar” Re-released

Cherry Lane Music has reissued the method book written by Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White and the late Louis Satterfield, originally published in 1978. Playing the Bass is updated with a new cover, spans 136 pages, and includes two companion CDs. The book kicks off with approaches to reading music, holding the bass, and progressively covers the notes...

Earth, Wind and Fire: “That’s the Way of the World”, Live (1981)
Bass Videos

Earth, Wind and Fire: “That’s the Way of the World”, Live (1981)

Of all the great EWF songs out there, “That’s the Way of the World” might be my favorite. Here’s the band performing that tune live at a 1981 concert in Oakland, and they are in top shape. Of course, the legendary Verdine White is helping to lay down the “almighty groove.” As one commenter reacted, “Verdine on bass. It just...

Bootsy Collins’ Funk University Year Two Under Way
News

Bootsy Collins’ Funk University Year Two Under Way

Bootsy Collins’ Funk University has begun it’s second year of classes. The online funk school’s faculty for this year includes Ron Carter, Verdine White, Jack Bruce, Hansford Rowe, Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham, Jani Hendrix and more. The program, which costs $29.99 a month, includes access to on-demand video lessons, tutorials and lectures on playing and the music business as a...

Earth, Wind and Fire Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Earth, Wind and Fire Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour Dates

Earth, Wind and Fire is celebrating their 40th anniversary with an extensive world tour. Originally formed in 1971, the group has released 23 albums, selling over 90 million copies worldwide. The band’s current lineup features three of the founding members including bassist Verdine White, whose on-stage persona and bass lines inspired an entire generation of bassists. With a few international...