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Top 10 Richest Bass Players in Music

by on Aug.22, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Top 10 Richest Bass Players in Music

The website The Richest has posted the top ten richest bass players in the world. While many of the bassists on the list you would be able to guess, there is one surprise to me...Tony Kanal of No Doubt came in at #9 with $45 million. Who knew?

1. Paul McCartney – $1.2 billion
2. Sting – $300 million
2. Gene Simmons (KISS) – $300 million
4. Roger Waters – $270 million
5. Adam Clayton (U2) – $150 million
6. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – $115 million
7. John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) – $80 million
8. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) – $65 million
9. Tony Kanal (No Doubt) – $45 million
10. Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) – $40 million

Paul McCartney million dollar bill

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Bass Player Live! 2013 to honor Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler

by on Oct.10, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Bass Player Live! 2013 to honor Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler

Bass Player LIVE! 2013 is scheduled for November 9 and 10 in Hollywood, CA. The annual event will feature musician clinics and exhibitors at S.I.R. Studios and will be highlighted by the November 9 Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show presented by Hartke. This all-star concert will take place at the historic Fonda Theatre and will honor heavy metal legend, Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler and rockabilly bass legend Lee Rocker, while jazz-rock phenom Tal Wilkenfeld will be presented with the “Young Gun” award.

Tickets are on sale now at http://bassplayerlive.com. Weekend package tickets that include the concert and awards show along with all clinics and exhibits are available for only $90. Tickets for the Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show can also be purchased separately as follows:

Day Pass for Saturday OR Sunday - $37.50
Day Pass for Saturday AND Sunday - $52.50
Bass Player LIVE Concert general admission - $42.50
Bass Player LIVE Concert balcony seat - $45
All Inclusive Day Pass for both Saturday and Sunday, plus a general admission concert ticket - $90

Note: Each Day Pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine.

The Bass Player LIVE! concert will feature an all-star band of rock luminaries performing with Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, including: Lee Rocker (Stray Cats), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, David Lee Roth), Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne), Buzz Campbell (Lee Rocker), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Corey Taylor (Stone Sour, Slipknot), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax), JD Deservio (Black Label Society), Kerry King (Slayer), Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, Pantera), Rudy Sarzo (Blue Oyster Cult), Tal Wilkenfeld, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), and more. Doors for The Fonda Theatre open at 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 9 and the concert begins at 7:30 PM.

The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.
The concert and awards show will be hosted by Jim Norton (comedian/actor/radio host/New York Times best-selling author).

“Lee Rocker actually made the standup bass look cool,” Norton says. “Geezer Butler is simply the most underrated bassist and lyricist of all time.”

“Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler is my No. 1 influence and greatest teacher of electric bass in heavy metal music,” Newsted says. “All true metal bassists look up to Geezer as a pioneer and godfather of our chosen instrument. The best, ever.”

“Bass Player LIVE! is the biggest and baddest bass event of the year,” says Bass Player editor Brian Fox. “And this year’s lineup is our heaviest yet. When it comes to hard rock bass playing, Geezer Butler wrote the book. That he continues to perform with every bit of the raw intensity of his early days in Black Sabbath is an inspiration for players of all ages and all styles. With the Stray Cats, Lee Rocker took the upright bass—already one of the coolest instruments ever—and somehow made it even more hip, slapping the snot out of it to codify the sound of rockabilly bass. To our ears, Tal Wilkenfeld personifies the bright future of rock bass. From her work with Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, and Joe Walsh to her fleet-fingered solo work, Tal’s refreshing fusion of jazz, soul, funk, and rock is something we’ve had our ears and eyes on for a long time now. We’re thrilled and honored to have these three artists anchor an evening of amazing performances.”

The daily schedule of clinics & panels is as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, November 9
10:30-11:30 AM
Room A: David Ellefson (Megadeth) & Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Room B: Carlos Del Puerto, Jr. (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Chris Botti)

12:30-1:30 PM
Room A: Lee Rocker (with guest guitarist Buzz Campbell)
Room B: Billy Sheehan (Winery Dogs, solo artist)

2:30-3:30 PM
Room A: Michael Manring (solo artist)
Room B: Artists to be announced soon

4:30-5:30 PM
Room A: Changing Face of L.A. Session Bass
Room B: Janek Gwizdala (solo artist, Randy Brecker)

Sunday, November 10
11:00 AM-Noon
Room A: Nathan East (Toto, Fourplay, Eric Clapton)
Room B: Artists to be announced soon

12:45-1:45 PM
Room A: Jerry Jemmott (Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin)
Room B: Artists to be announced soon

2:15-3:15PM
Room A: Conversation Series Hosted By Hartke With Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, Pantera), Billy Sheehan (Winery Dogs), David Ellefson (Megadeth) & Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Room B: Hadrien Feraud (Chick Corea, John McLaughlin)

4:00-5:00PM
Room A: Nate Watts (Stevie Wonder)
Room B: Artists to be announced soon

Additional musicians expected to attend Bass Player LIVE! include: Ariane Cap (Lara Price), Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), Bernhard Lackner (solo artist), Brandino (Robbie Krieger), Brian Bromberg (solo artist), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Damian Erskine (Gino Vanelli), Divinity Roxx (Beyoncé), Igor Saavedra (solo artist), Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under), Jimmy Earl (The Jimmy Kimmel Show), Juan Alderete, (The Mars Volta), Mike Merritt (The Conan O'Brien Show), Phil Chen (The Doors), Ready Freddie Washington (Steely Dan), Scott Reader (Kyuss), Sean Hurley (John Mayer), and Tim Lefebvre (Rudder), among others.
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Bass Player Live 2013 concert

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Black Sabbath kick off North American Tour (video)

by on Jul.27, 2013, under ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Black Sabbath kick off North American Tour (video)

Black Sabbath began their North American tour on July 25th in The Woodlands, Texas at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were joined by Ozzy's solo bandmate Tommy Clufetos on drums at the arena located in a suburb of Houston. The seventeen song set included all the Sabbath classics and tracks from the latest album '13.' Check out some quality fan shot video and set list below.

Black Sabbath’s set list 7/25/13:
1. War Pigs
2. Into The Void
3. Under The Sun
4. Snowblind
5. Age Of Reason
6. Black Sabbath
7. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
8. N.I.B.
9. End Of The Beginning
10. Fairies Wear Boots
11. Methademic
12. Rat Salad/Drum Solo
13. Iron Man
14. God Is Dead?
15. Dirty Women
16. Children Of The Grave
17. Paranoid
















Black Sabbath 2013 tour

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Disturbed’s David Draiman prepares to release album from his new band DEVICE

by on Jan.16, 2013, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Disturbed’s David Draiman prepares to release album from his new band DEVICE

Device, the new band from Disturbed frontman David Draiman will be releasing their new single 'Vilify' on Feb. 19th. DEVICE, also includes former Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo, and as part of the touring lineup. Will Hunt from Evanescence and Dope lead guitarist Virus. Draiman has described DEVICE as an industrial band in the vein of Ministry and early Nine Inch Nails.

Draiman says, “Crazy! Finally able to talk more about this amazing band. The first single off our debut record debuts at radio on Feb. 19 and we have a tentative release date for the record of April 9." Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include 'You Think You Know,' 'Recover,' 'Hunted' and 'War Of Lies.'

DEVICE filmed a video earlier this week (Jan. 11) for 'Vilify' with director P.R. Brown, who has worked with such artists as My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, Prince, Audioslave, Motley Crue and SIXX: A.M.

Special guest musicians on the DEVICE album include:
- Terry "Geezer" Butler (Black Sabbath)
- Glenn Hughes (Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion)
- Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
- M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
- Serj Tankian (System Of A Down)
- Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)

The collaboration with Lzzy Hale is reportedly a version of the Lita Ford/Ozzy Osbourne track 'Close My Eyes Forever.' Lzzy told told The Pulse Of Radio how excited she was to be a part of the project. "I'm humbled. My brother (drummer Arejay Hale) was freaking out because my brother and I have been huge DISTURBED fans since (their 2000 debut) 'The Sickness' came out, you know. So this is a huge moment for him and I, like, 'Oh my god, I can't believe this is actually happening.' Got a little fangirl for a second."

Disturbed is currently on hiatus, with Draiman saying at the time that all four members wanted some time to pursue other endeavors. "We've got other things that each of the band members wanted to pursue individually, outside of Disturbed," he said. "There's other businesses we have, there's other interests. We've got futures hopefully to help cultivate for our families and our children, and they can't all revolve specifically around Disturbed." There is no timetable on Disturbed's return, but all four members say they're likely to come back.

Disturbed bassist John Moyer is currently part of Adrenaline Mob, one of drummer Mike Portney's many group projects.

Here's an Artisan News report with Draiman talking about the new project, followed by another praising Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who will be honored later this month at the 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Roast.

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Black Sabbath announce new album title and month of release

by on Jan.13, 2013, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Black Sabbath announce new album title and month of release

Black Sabbath has officially announced on this Jan. 13 that their highly anticipated new studio album will be titled '13.' Sabbath's original label Vertigo will release the album worldwide, with Vertigo/Republic the record label in the United States. After an original release planned for April, the album will now be out on a yet to be determined date in June.

Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler have spent the past year working on the release with producer Rick Rubin. It was revealed that Rage Against the Machine's drummer Brad Wilk joined the guys during the recording sessions. Ozzy's drummer from his solo band, Tommy Clufetos, filled in for Black Sabbath at their tour dates last year, but it isn't known which drummer will be a part of the band when touring resumes.

Black Sabbath will kick off touring again in April, starting in Australia and ending with a headlining spot on this year’s Ozzfest in Japan in May. More dates are expected and will be announced shortly.

Black Sabbath’s 2013 Tour:
Apr. 20 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
Apr. 22 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
Apr. 25 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Apr. 27 - Sydney, Australia - All Phones Arena
Apr. 29 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
May 1 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
May 4 - Perth, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
May 12 - Tokyo, Japan - Ozzfest Makuhari Messe

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