Lee Rocker: Built for Speed
3/24/2014 8:13:00 PM
IN NOVEMBER 2013, AT BASS PLAYER LIVE!, Lee Rocker received a Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Ampeg for his contributions to the world of music and bass.
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Hunter Burgan Goes the Distance with AFI
3/24/2014 7:58:00 PM
As an avid long-distance runner, Hunter Burgan knows a thing or two about the importance of endurance.
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Bobby's Bassment: The Shark Bass, Part 2
3/21/2014 8:13:00 PM
Well, now I had my stacked-pot ’61 Jazz Bass.
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Rev Jones: Mountain Climbing
3/20/2014 8:13:00 PM
Since first picking up a bass in 1985, Rev Jones has gone on to infuse some of the biggest names in hard rock with incredible energy and musicality, utilizing an array of techniques, both conventional and otherwise.
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Asking Alexandria's Sam Bettley: Getting Up To Speed
3/20/2014 8:05:00 PM
“I started playing bass when I joined Asking Alexandria in 2008,” reveals Sam Bettley, who had played guitar for years.
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Poliça's Chris Bierden: Polyrhythmic Pocket
3/20/2014 6:01:00 PM
Chris Bierden is the first to admit he’s hit the bass player’s jackpot with Poliça.
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Bobby's Bassment: How I Met My Bass of Dreams, pt. 1
2/18/2014 7:13:00 PM
Bobby Vega is a world-class collector and vintage bass freak of the first order. The gear is real.
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Robert DeLeo & Stone Temple Pilots Move on
2/18/2014 4:56:00 PM
AFTER A 21-YEAR RUN OF EXHILARATING CROWDS AND creating genre-spawning music that propelled them to success in the ’90s and made them legends of alternative, post-grunge rock in the 2000s, Stone Temple Pilots announced in February 2013 that they were permanently parting ways with troubled singer Scott Weiland.
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Song & Dance: Eddie Gomez Reflects on a Stellar Career of Melody and Support
2/14/2014 4:49:00 PM
"It has to be singing, and it has to be dancing.”
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Ariane Cap On Tapping into "Dear Prudence"
2/13/2014 7:40:00 PM
When Bass Player presented Solo Bass Night 5 at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California, Ariane Cap was captivating.
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Bob Daisley: Just the Facts
2/13/2014 7:30:00 PM
Bob Daisley has the distinction of cocreating two of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time: Blizzard of Ozz [Jet, 1980] and Diary of a Madman [Jet, 1981], both with Ozzy Osbourne.
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Cage the Elephant's Daniel Tichenor: Bass Uncaged
2/13/2014 5:08:00 PM
“COME A LITTLE CLOSER,” THE FIRST SINGLE FROM Cage The Elephant’s third album, Melophobia, is steered by the powerful bass of Daniel Tichenor.
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The Avett Brrothers' Bob Crawford
2/13/2014 2:42:00 PM
IN LISTENING TO BOB CRAWFORD’S SKILLED indie-folk electric and upright lines on Magpie and the Dandelion, the new album by the Avett Brothers, it’s hard to imagine that he had never played the bass prior to joining the band in 2000 at age 30.
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Outtakes: December 2013
12/4/2013 7:42:00 PM
The Boy scouts of Amerca have a motto.
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Royal Salute: Johnny Christ & Avenged Sevenfold on "Hail to the King"
12/4/2013 2:16:00 PM
"So, who are your influences?'' It's a question that reads so platitudinous in music magazines that it feels hackneyed no matter how cleverly disguised.
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