U2 bassist’s aide found guilty of stealing from him

U2 bassist’s aide found guilty of stealing from him
DUBLIN (Reuters) – A former personal assistant to U2 bassist Adam Clayton was found guilty on Friday of stealing 2.8 million euros ($ 3.5 million) from the musician to fund a lavish lifestyle. Carol Hawkins, 48, from Dublin, was convicted in a unanimous …
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Deftones Bassists Starts To Emerge From Coma
Chi Cheng, bassist of the American alternative metal band, The Deftones, has shown signs that he is emerging from his three and a half year coma. The indecent, which occurred on the 4th November 2008, was a great shock to the fans and band, who released …
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Former Rolling Stones bassist’s cars sell for £82,000 at Goodwood
Two cars owned by former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman sold for more than £82,000 at auction in West Sussex. A 1971 Citroen Maserati SM fetched £61,980 and a 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 S went for £20,700, both including buyers’ premium, at the Bonhams …
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Slipknot ‘Outraged’ as Doctor Is Charged in Bassist’s Death

Slipknot ‘Outraged’ as Doctor Is Charged in Bassist’s Death
Earlier this week, as the Des Moines Register reports, local prosecutors charged Des Moines doctor Daniel Baldi with involuntary manslaughter in relation to the overdose deaths of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray and seven other patients. Gray, a founding member …
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3 Doors Down bassist’s misdemeanor DUI case continued
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 3 Doors Down bassist’s misdemeanor DUI case continued (Image 1) D …
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U2 bassist’s aide found guilty of stealing from him
DUBLIN (Reuters) – A former personal assistant to U2 bassist Adam Clayton was found guilty on Friday of stealing 2.8 million euros ($ 3.5 million) from the musician to fund a lavish lifestyle. Carol Hawkins, 48, from Dublin, was convicted in a unanimous …
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World-class bassists to perform in Indy

World-class bassists to perform in Indy
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) (WISH Photo) (WISH) — Two of the world’s best bassists will be …
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List of 10 richest bassists in music revealed
The wealthiest bassists in music in 2014 have been revealed, featuring the less surprising likes of Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and Sting – but there are a few surprises in there. After the 12 highest paid DJs were revealed by Forbes earlier this week …
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Guest Bassists to Fill In for Ryan Stasik at Tonight’s Umphrey’s McGee Show
It looks like Ryan Stasik will not be joining Umphrey’s McGee for their show at Camp Bisco tonight. A statement on the band’s Facebook page reads: The newest member of the Stasik family decided she wanted to come a little early! Tonight’s UM set at …
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Top 5 Melodic Bassists of Rock

Top 5 Melodic Bassists of Rock
The first bassist I ever took real notice of was Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris. I was still in my single digits and truly hadn’t yet developed my listening skills. In other words, if you had asked me to signal out specific parts of songs, I wouldn’t have …
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Who are the most innovative bassists?
Which bass players really redefine the instrument? I tend to think of bass players a existing along a spectrum, with soulful/funk bassists like Bootsy Collins (and James Jamerson, Larry Graham, Flea, etc.) on one end and technical bassists like Steve …
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Prizes Awarded at American International Society of Bassists Competition
American double bassist Aaron Olguin has been awarded 1st Prize in the solo division of the 2017 International Society of Bassists Competition American double bassist Aaron Olguin has been awarded 1st Prize in the solo division of the 2017 International …
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Video Footage Of DELAIN Bassist’s Testicle-Rupturing Stage Mishap

Video Footage Of DELAIN Bassist’s Testicle-Rupturing Stage Mishap
Bassist Otto Schimmelpenninck of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN is recovering after undergoing surgery for a ruptured testicle, suffered during the band’s November 26 performance in Birmingham, England. Schimmelpenninck writes on Facebook: “After what …
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List of 10 richest bassists in music revealed
The wealthiest bassists in music in 2014 have been revealed, featuring the less surprising likes of Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and Sting – but there are a few surprises in there. After the 12 highest paid DJs were revealed by Forbes earlier this week …
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8 Great iOS Apps For Guitarists & Bassists
iOS is the musician’s mobile platform of choice, thanks to the low-latency rock-solid foundations laid by Apple and an incredible number of apps and accessories. If you’re looking for iPhone and iPad apps to enhance the time you spend with your four …
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Classic Rockers Dominate ‘Richest Bassists’ List

Classic Rockers Dominate ‘Richest Bassists’ List
They hold down the low end, but many of them are living the high life. A new list compiles the Top 10 Richest Bassists in the World, and there are many of our favorites among them. This countdown can be found over at a website fittingly called the Richest.
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Science Proves Bassists Are The Most Important Part Of A Band
How many bass player jokes have you heard (or made) in your lifetime? For the general population, I guess, bass players tend to fade into the background. I mean, it’s gotta be hard to compete with that attractive, energetic singer/guitar player standing …
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The 10 Greatest Rock Bassists of All Time
Last week, Neph Basedow wrote her list of the 11 greatest female rock bass players and she took a little heat for it, including some from me. But, she also got a lot right. At the very least, she highlighted the most under-appreciated musician in rock …
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Watch Wilco’s John Stirratt Talk Band Chemistry, Fave Bassists in New Video

Watch Wilco’s John Stirratt Talk Band Chemistry, Fave Bassists in New Video
Stirratt credits legendary session bassists such as Stax mainstay Donald “Duck” Dunn and country fixture Joe Osborn for helping him find his sound. He also discusses his reverence for classic Fender basses. “It really was the reason that rock & roll was …
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Early Buzz: Wealthy bassists, art vandals and more
Hey, everybody! I hope you’re having a happy and healthy week. Let’s kick off this Thursday with a few headlines: – First of all, check out my profile of Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi. We hung out at the top of Rockefeller Center and even shot some video, in …
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List of 10 richest bassists in music revealed
The wealthiest bassists in music in 2014 have been revealed, featuring the less surprising likes of Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and Sting – but there are a few surprises in there. After the 12 highest paid DJs were revealed by Forbes earlier this week …
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The Twenty Best Indie-Rock Bassists in Denver, 2016 Edition

The Twenty Best Indie-Rock Bassists in Denver, 2016 Edition
The bassist is an oft-underappreciated member of a band. But the low end is the soul of the music, and a talented, mindful, imaginative and patient bass player can turn a merely good song into a great one by giving it texture. Denver is especially brimming …
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Blues Guitar Prodigy Quinn Sullivan Shares His Top 5 Albums
bassists Michael Rhodes and Tom Macdonald and guitarist Rob McNelley. Quinn Sullivan caught the eye of his hero Buddy Guy at the age of eight, and since this point, the pair has never looked back. As a result of their beautiful friendship Sullivan has …
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Randolph High School bass player honored as Music Student of the Month
Paul has helped mentor younger bassists and always leads by example in orchestra. He is always at rehearsals on time, which in the music world means he is always at least 15 minutes early to a rehearsal. He is willing to go out on a limb to answer …
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PLAYLIST: Singing Bassists

PLAYLIST: Singing Bassists
Rush’s Geddy Lee turns 63 today (July 29 th), and not only does Lee have one of rock’s most recognizable voices, he’s also part of the equally unique Singing Bassists club. In honor of his birthday, we recognize Lee and some of our other …
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Decoding Lagom – What is Lagom?
I noticed it once while dining with a couple world-class violinists and two bassists. There was a certain air about them that denoted contentment. No one shared any personal achievements until asked. They each spoke an average of 3-4 languages fluently …
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The Bassment: A discussion for bassists or any musician is welcome.
So, TwoFiddyMile and Adieu I’m thinking on what kind of bridge to get for my eventual warmoth build. I don’t know a ton about bridges, and have never really felt the need beyond a standard fender bridge, but since this is going to be a special bass I’d …
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Latest Bassists News

musicScience Proves the Supreme Power of Bassists
Bass players are the butt of many a musician joke. (“Did you hear about the bassist who was so out of tune his band noticed?”) Well, guess what, haters: scientists have found that bassists are the musical key to bandmates and audiences alike being able to …
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The 10 Richest Bassists in Music
Bassists may not receive the appreciation or the spotlight the same way frontmen and guitarists do — in fact, they’re often the butt of many a joke — but that doesn’t mean they’re not making major bank. The Richest has published a list of the 10 …
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Why do some bassists use a pick?
I use a pick because it’s comfortable and I get a nice, even sound from it. I’m not a frustrated guitar player, either — bass is my first instrument and when I decided I wanted to learn to play it, I looked to my favorite bassists for inspiration.
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