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Apr 14-20, 2014

Among this week's top stories:

Metallica's Robert Trujillo to talk about Jaco documentary at Baltimore "Record Store Day" event (BLABBERMOUTH)

In-studio video with Nathan East and Yamaha Entertainment Group founder Chris Gero (EURWEB)

Q & A with Cream star Jack Bruce (POLLSTAR)

Fresh sound keeps jazz bass giant Eddie Gomez going (SHANGHAI DAILY)

Phil Lesh's long strange trip to Brooklyn (ROLLING STONE)

Robbie Shakespeare and Sly Dunbar: Still riding the riddim (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD)

Could AC/DC be hanging it up? (CANOE.CA)

Long live Lemmy (VEGAS SEVEN)

New book about Paul McCartney as a bass player coming soon (EXAMINER)

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic explains the band's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame experience (THE 405)

"We were pretty damn good songwriters," says Mike Mills of R.E.M. (BANGOR DAILY NEWS)

Anthrax's Frank Bello, Megadeth's David Ellefson discuss Altitudes & Attitude project (BLABBERMOUTH)

Counterbalance: Charles Mingus' Oh Yeah (POP MATTERS)

Terra State students debut Doug Johns "Dougumentary" film (PORT CLINTON NEWS HERALD)

Duff McKagan performs with Guns N' Roses in Buenos Aires (BLABBERMOUTH)

More rumblings ...

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This week's interview

Chip Shearin

Chip Shearin
Conversation with “Rapper’s Delight” bassist and Rock Hall inductee on playing with the greats, scoring for HBO films and more!

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This week's video
Amanda Ruzza

Amanda Ruzza
Brazilian supertalent jams with the Pedalmaniacs in unrehearsed studio session!

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Recent interviews
Angeline Saris Angeline Saris
Bay Area session bassist talks about career, equipment and future plans in brand new video interview!
Nathan East Nathan East
Decades-long first-call sideman gives FBPO all the details about (finally!) stepping out on his own!
Recent videos
Peter Muller

Peter Muller
German funkster offers up a sneak peak of "Berlin Street Funk" from his upcoming No Mind release.

Shane Andison

Shane Andison
Meticulous cover of Marcus Millers bass line (and solo!) on Lee Ritenour's “Rio Funk”

Recent features
Clyde Clark, Bartolini, Jeff Berlin Jeff Berlin “RITHIMIC” bass!
Jeff Berlins demos his new Cort “RITHIMIC” bass, with help from Bartolini's new owner, Clyde Clark!
Going small for the gigging bassist is easier
Rich Menga takes a look at Peavey's small-but-powerful miniMEGA and miniMAX amps at the 2014 NAMM Show!

Recent reviews
Larry Graham, Raise Up

Larry Graham
Raise Up

With their first release in over a decade, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station are still serving up the funk!

Marcus Miller, Renaissance

Marcus Miller

Funky, edgy, beautiful and fun, this new release has it all, including some of the most incredible bass playing you've ever heard!

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