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Thursday September 13, 2018. 03:30 PM
Most of us know the late Ronnie James Dio as the legendary lead vocalist for Dio, Rainbow, and Black Sabbath. Tracks like “Holy Diver” and “Rainbow In The Dark” are part of the fabric that makes heavy metal history. What many don’t realize is that he was also originally a...
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EarthQuaker Devices has introduced a new vibrato pedal called the Aqueduct that utilizes a short delay line with eight modulation modes for a wide palette of tones. The eight modes include sine, triangle, ramp, square, random, envelope-controlled depth, envelope-controlled...
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Wednesday September 12, 2018. 09:30 PM
This lesson is a bit of a continuation from last week. Again, we’ll be dealing with more ways to internalize the major scale and related modes across the fretboard. Specifically, we’ll be working through a nice double-stop exercise as well as using some brain twisting...
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The insanely talented Nate Wood has released a new video of his unbelievable one-man project, fOUR. “Mysterious One” is the final track from his new album, X.IT, and has Wood playing bass, drums, singing, and synthesizer. Talk about a multi-instrumentalist!
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After working in different band formats for the past decade, jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen has gotten back to the piano trio format. The Other Side features his longtime drummer Jarle Vespestad as well Sigurd Hole, who joins the band for the first time. A bandleader himself,...
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Michael Hamer grew up in a house full of music. That, plus the fact that his parents bought him a bass and amp for Christmas when he was 14 set him off on a life-long musical journey. Nearly five decades later, Michael is still at it, performing regularly with two groups....
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Tuesday September 11, 2018. 09:30 PM
Meris has unveiled the Enzo, a multi-voice instrument synthesizer with four synth modes: mono for single lines, arp for arpeggiated sounds, poly for chords, and dry for disabling the synth. Each of these can be sculpted and dialed in with a deep set of knobs with alternate...
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It is so cool what the web has done for music collaboration. Simply Oldschool, with bassist Vijay Bhambhwani, is another great example. “Simply Oldschool is a newly created platform for musicians to collaborate across distances and come out with oldschool music content throug...
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Monday September 10, 2018. 09:30 PM
There’s something so raw yet refined about the Ibanez ATK that has always caught my attention. This week we’re checking out the four-string Premium version of the model. “With the ATK, we took the traditional concept of the bass and turned it up to ’11,'” Ibanez writes. “The...
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The last time we featured The Lao Tizer Band, it was for their take on Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On” (with Ric Fierabracci on bass). It was a huge hit. Here’s another video they’ve shared from the band’s album,. This time around, they take U2’s “Pride (In The Name of...
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UK singer/songwriter Passenger, AKA Mike Rosenberg, has released Runaway, an album that draws its sound from America. Rosenberg’s father was American and took him to the United States every summer while he grew up in Brighton, UK. “While some songs point to specific...
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Sunday September 9, 2018. 09:30 PM
Fodera has added a five-string version of their Emperor-J to the Standard Classic line. The retro-styled instrument can be ordered in two different layouts to represent the tones of different eras. “The Emperor-J 5 is available in either a 60’s jazz-style configuration of...
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There’s no shortage of supergroups these days it seems, but nearly 50 years ago, a killer one got together for a one-time appearance on the Rolling Stones’ TV special, “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.” John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards (on bass), and Mitch...
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Alkaline Trio has returned to release their first album in five years, entitled Is This Thing Cursed? The pop-punk band took a new direction by writing the album almost entirely in the studio, but it also draws a comparison to their 2000 album, Maybe I’ll Catch Fire. “The...
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Saturday September 8, 2018. 09:30 PM
AC Guitars has scaled down their Krell model with the new Micro Krell, a bass featuring a tiny 26.5-inch scale while still being tuned as a normal bass. Luthier Alan Cringean created the model out of a bit of exploration. “It started out as an experiment using a Krell guitar...
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The Dave Matthews Band made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in support of their latest album, Come Tomorrow, performing “Again and Again.” Stefan Lessard backs the tune with a growly slap groove.
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Rock legend Alice Cooper is still going strong. After releasing his 27th studio album, Paranormal, last year, he took his band on the road in support of the release. The massive tour culminated in an over-the-top show at the Olympia in Paris, France that is now available as...
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Last month we reported that Dug Pinnick was stepping down from the MC5 50th Anniversary tour this year, saying there was no drama but he was “not the right guy for the job.” However, the busy bassist is wasting no time in getting to work. In an interview with Rock Titan, he...
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Friday September 7, 2018. 09:30 PM
It’s safe to say that the pop/rock music of the 1970’s have been trending in this column series. After recently highlighting the classic records and notable bass players of Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits, and Billy Joel, I figured it was worthwhile to keep digging. The...
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We love it when Leonid Vorobyev and his band, Leonid & Friends, shares a new video. Check out their performance of “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day.” As always, these guys nail the Chicago covers.
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