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  • Mark Hoppus on Blink-182 reuniting

    During the Grammy Awards, Blink-182 announced they are reuniting. In a recent interview, bassist Mark Hoppus added “all of our energy is going into Blink-182. This isn’t a temporary thing. When I hear a band is doing a reunion, it just sounds fake to me, and that’s not how we are with this. Everybody’s putting... »

  • Matthew Garrison tour updates

    Here’s the latest tour info for indie bassist Matthew Garrison, through June, 2009, when he’ll be in the U.S. Mar 28 2009 at 8:00PM in Milano, Italy Blue Note – Milano, Italy with Pino Daniele Mar 29 2009 at 8:00PM in Milano, Italy Blue Note – Milano, Italy with Pino Daniele Apr 1 2009 at... »

  • Hartke Contest: Win Victor Wooten’s Rig!

    Hartke is promoting a contest to win one of one of six Hartke HyDrive rigs, now endorsed by Victor Wooten. Each prize winner will receive Victor’s set up: the LH1000 Bass Amplifier with HyDrive 410 and 115 cabinets (retail value of $2,000). Enter here. And good luck. »

  • Loaded t-shirt design contest

    What’s a new album without t-shirts? Duff McKagan (Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver) is promoting his latest project, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, and their upcoming album release with a t-shirt design contest. As recently announced via the band’s Myspace page, submissions can be sent to loadedrocker@yahoo.com and they’ll choose a winner “as soon as [they] find... »

  • Will you be our friend?

    We’ve been tinkering with our Myspace account for a bit, and we’re now ready to make friends. It is still ugly, but hey… it is functional. So check us out. We’re looking forward to becoming friends with all the bassists out there (and bass fans). http://www.myspace.com/notreblecom. Next stop, Facebook. »

  • Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center grand opening

    The grand opening of Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is taking place tomorrow, March 5th. The brand new community center in Oakland Park, Florida, will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5pm. The event is from 5pm to 7pm and will include a tour of the building. Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is located... »

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  • Faith No More will play some more

    Bassist Bill Gould recently announced his band mates for a 2009 reunion of Faith No More. They are: frontman Mike Patton, Mike Bordin on drums, Roddy Bottum on keyboards, and Jon Hudson on guitar. The 2009 reunion will commemorate the 20th anniversary of their most popular album, The Real Thing. Gould goes on to comment... »

  • Replacements? Don’t count on it.

    According to bassist Tommy Stinson, if the Replacements were to reunite soon, it would be for all the wrong reasons. He says it’s true that promoters have been flashing cash at them, and it’s true the band has contemplated cashing in. But Stinson makes it very clear a reunion would only be for the love... »

  • Bryan Beller tour update

    Bryan Beller is “bringing the music and the message to as many people as possible” with a tour to support the release of Thanks In Advance. Here’s the latest: Saturday, March 7, 2009, 8pm the Bryan Beller Band (special Cleveland lineup!) at The Winchester 12112 Madison Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44107 Admission: $10 Also appearing: Doug... »

  • Featured Bass Gigs

    Owensboro, Kentucky: Metal/Thrash/Progressive band “Factory Damage” is seeking a bass player details | band site Oxnard, California: An unnamed band posted, “are you sick of playing METAL? Are you sick of the same ol’ cover tunes? Do you want to be in a truly original band with a bunch of cool people? We are looking... »