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Slipknot Bassist releasing “Behind The Player” DVD

Grammy® Award winning bassist Paul Gray of Slipknot is releasing Behind the Player: Paul Gray, an instructional DVD with behind-the-scenes look at Gray’s background and gear and in-depth video lessons. The DVD covers two Slipknot tunes, “Surfacing” and “Duality” and a jam with drummer Roy Mayorga.

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Basslines for 10/28

Music Radar is giving readers the chance to ask the questions for their upcoming interview with ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony. John Paul Jones hinted at an upcoming Led Zeppelin tour possibility, perhaps without Robert Plant. Auf Der Maur, formerly of Hole & Smashing Pumpkins, photography is on display in a New York city art exhibit. Bunny Brunel is performing...

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Michael Manring partners with Markbass & Markaudio

Michael Manring ended his long endorsement of SWR Amps and has partnered with Markbass/Markaudio. As Manring explains, “I’m happy to announce I’ve entered into a new partnership with one of the world’s premiere amplification manufacturers, the Markbass/Markaudio company. Although I’ve very much enjoyed endorsing SWR amplifiers for many years, I felt it was time for a change and I’m very...

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Tony Levin on new (1980) Paul Simon DVD release

Eagle Rock Entertainment is releasing a 1980 Paul Simon concert DVD with Tony Levin on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Richard Tee on piano and Eric Gale on guitar. The concert took place in Philadelphia’s Tower Theater in 1980 and features 11 songs: Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Still Crazy After All These Years, Ace In The Hole,...

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Michael Manring Tour Dates

Michael Manring has just updated his tour schedule. Fri. Oct 24 Godfrey Daniel’s Coffeehouse 7 East Fourth Street Bethlehem, PA 18015-1601 (610) 867-2390 Solo Performance Sat. Oct 25 Five Towns Music College Dix Hills Long Island, NY 11746 Guitar Festival Workshop 1PM, Concert 8PM Solo and with guitarists Rudy Perrone and William Ackerman Fri Oct 31 Muddy Waters Club CALVARI...

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New William Parker Quartet CD released

Bassist/composer William Parker has released “Petit Oiseau”, the latest CD by his quartet. The release features eight tracks, all written by Parker, featuring Hamid Drake on drums and percussion, Rob Brown on sax and clarinet, Lewis Barnes on trumpet, and Parker. The CD is released by AUM Fidelity and now available on Amazon.com.

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Bass players: find your next gig here

We just launched a couple new features to our site, including a new gig finder and home page. Let us know what you think! Home: http://www.notreble.com/ Gigs: http://www.notreble.com/gigs/ As we’re still in beta, we’d appreciate any feedback (including bugs) if you find them.

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Nickel Eye: Nikolai Fraiture’s new solo project

The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture is performing in his first solo show on October 15th, in London. The performance is the first for Fraiture’s new side-project, Nickel Eye, with UK band “South” serving as the backing band. After the London show, Nickel Eye will perform a couple of shows in New York. The band is reportedly working on an album,...

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Basslines for October 10, 2008

Billboard.com interviewed Yes bassist Chris Squire on the band’s tour, including their decision to go ahead without frontman Jon Anderson. Oakland Park, Florida’s Oktoberfest was the first event to be held in the new Jaco Pastorius Park. An event for Emment Chapman’s Chapman Stick, popularized by Tony Levin and others, is taking place Oct 10 – 12 in Santa Cruz,...

Events

Anthony Wellington to lead Artist Series Master Class

Renowned bassist and teacher Anthony Wellington is leading a Master Class in New York on October 25. The class is the next in a series of Aguilar Artist Series Master Classes, which featured jazz bassist Avishai Cohen last time around. Wellington is also known for his work as the second bass player in The Victor Wooten Band. Those wishing to...

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Gov’t Mule names new bass player

Bassist Jorgen Carlsson is joining the band in a permanent role. Carlsson replaces Andy Hess, who played with the band since bassist Allen Woody died in 2000. “We were faced with the daunting task of replacing a one-of-a-kind musician, which I’m sure was intimidating for Andy, who did a wonderful job and brought his own personality into the music,” Gov’t...

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New Dave Holland: Pass It On

Bassist, composer and band leader Dave Holland is releasing his latest CD, Pass It On on September 23. The release features Holland’s sextet, who formed in 2006, consisting of Robin Eubanks (trombone), Antonio Hart (alto saxophone), Alex “Sasha” Sipiagin (trumpet), Mulgrew Miller (piano) and Eric Harland (drums). The CD features several new arrangements of past Holland originals over the past...