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Jason Newsted Was F***ing Livid Over Metallica ‘Justice’ Bass Mix

The lack of bass sound on Metallica's ...And Justice for All album is a topic that's been oft-discussed over the years, and it came as much of a shock to the band's bassist Jason Newsted as it did to fans upon their first listen. In fact, in a new interview with Metal Hammer, the bassist recalls his reaction at the time being one of fury.“I was fucking livid!,” Newsted reveals while […]

todayAugust 27, 2021 1


‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Recap: Lance Bass Shakes Up the Beach

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the Aug. 24 episode of “Bachelor in Paradise.” The last episode of “Bachelor in Paradise” included an elimination ceremony that left 10 pairs remaining on the beach but promised more contestants would enter. The men previously passed out the roses, but this time the power dynamics shifted and the women were in charge. Before fresh competitors joined the cast, […]

todayAugust 25, 2021 1

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Watch Megadeth Perform First 2021 Show With James LoMenzo on Bass

On Friday (Aug. 20), Megadeth launched their Metal Tour of the Year with Lamb of God and others at Germania Insurance Amphitheater in Austin, Texas. The Dave Mustaine-led rockers' first gig of 2021, it was also their first in over a decade to feature bassist James LoMenzo (pictured above), the touring member now replacing former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.LoMenzo, who's played bass in acts such as White Lion and Black Label Society, was earlier a member […]

todayAugust 21, 2021 1

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Watch a 9-Year-Old Girl Master Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ Bass Part

Kids today! The future is definitely bright with music being passed down generations and a new set of promising players showcasing their talents online. One such rising YouTube star is 9-year-old Ellen Alaverdyan, who has been showing off some of her bass talent online, most recently taking on Rush's "Tom Sawyer."Ellen decided to take on the classic track after being sent one of Geddy Lee's signature pedals by Tech 21 […]

todayAugust 12, 2021 3

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Megadeth to Replace David Ellefson’s Bass Parts on New Album

Megadeth will soon be replacing David Ellefson's bass parts on their long-awaited new album, as confirmed by Dave Mustaine, and will have a new bass player ready to go for their co-headlining summer tour with Lamb of God."I just wanna thank you for all the kinds words and support as we get ready for this next tour and continue to hunt for a new bass player. We are making progress. […]

todayJune 18, 2021 4

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Bass Guitar Made Out of 2,000 Legos Actually Plays

An electric bass guitar built from 2,000 Lego bricks is the latest project from the musical craftsman known as Burls Art. And as with the creator's other unorthodox instrument builds, the bass actually plays — or slaps, as the case may be.In a video shared on YouTube on Wednesday (June 9), Burls presents a 14-minute Lego bass journey that won't be unfamiliar for viewers who follow the artisan. But for […]

todayJune 11, 2021 5

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YouTuber Salutes ‘Californication’ With Dazzling Bass Styles

YouTubers continue to wow us with fresh takes on songs that most everyone's familiar with and on the anniversary date of Red Hot Chili Peppers' Californication album, we've got Charles Berthoud offering a fun but also pretty damn impressive bass performance of the title track from that Chili Peppers album.Berthoud and his friend approach their video performance as if the "Californication" bass solo was the hardest bass solo in the […]

todayJune 9, 2021 4

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Tool Fan Plays Guitar + Bass Parts of ‘Schism’ on Chapman Stick

Prepare to be wowed — a Tool fan has uploaded his own cover playing both the guitar and bass parts of "Schism" simultaneously on a Chapman Stick. YouTuber Pierre Lee posted the video in March, and claimed that "Schism" is one of his favorite songs.Created by Emmett Chapman, a Chapman Stick is an electric instrument with 12 strings that can mimic guitar and bass sounds. It basically looks like a type of […]

todayMay 1, 2021 8

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Bass 101: Blu DeTiger – Rolling Stone

Blu DeTiger, the 21-year-old bassist who went viral on TikTok thanks to her skills, breaks down the intricacies of the instrument, gives a beginner’s class on music theory, and helps fledgling bassists pick out the right instrument in this installment of Rolling Stone’s 101 series. DeTiger, whose debut EP How Did We Get Here? is out today, also discusses her own path toward mastering the bass, from learning simple scales […]

todayMarch 6, 2021 2