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Learn Bass From The Master!

The past 16 hours or so have been a bit of a blur. I’m suffering from vertigo as I type, which may or may not have been self-induced. I’m also struggling to get and keep food down at the moment, but more on all of that in a few months. (yes, I did mean months and no, I’m not having a baby. In fact, smack yourself for me if you actually thought that. ) Meanwhile, I have a blog to write!

Calling all bass players (brand new, experienced…or potential!) out there! Has it always been your dream to have John, yes that one, teach you bass? Well you are in luck!

Yesterday, DDHQ announced that John would be taking to Instagram today at 11am PDT to post the first in a series of bass tutorials. How cool is that?!? Following the tutorial at noon PDT, he’ll be doing a LIVE Q&A, and yes, this is all on Duran Duran’s Instagram page.

I’ve never so much as even held a bass guitar in my hand, but I’ll take the time to watch today, just out of pure curiosity. I can’t imagine I’ll be alone. I wonder if Instagram can be broken by the amount of viewers….let’s hope not!

Don’t forget about Fade to Grey on Saturday! Our very own DJ Velvet Rebel takes to his Twitch channel once again and spins our favorite tunes from the 80s. This time, he’s partnering with Punkmasters and is giving away a t-shirt during the US party (9pm EDT), so tune in! Maybe I’ll see you in the chat room!

Stay safe, have a great weekend!

-R

John to appear at Bass Player Live 2016

I know that by now, there are Duranies out there practically salivating at the very thought of another show date.

I wish I had that for you, but instead….I do have an appearance to mention! John Taylor is going to be appearing at Bass Player Live in Los Angeles, California at SIR Studios on Sunset Boulevard.  Apparently, he is going to participate in a live clinic interview. Duranies – grab your bass guitars and get some tickets!!

There are a number of highly renown bassists appearing at this years Bass Player Live, as well as an all-star concert to be held on the night of Saturday October 22 at the Musicians Institute.  Slated to appear include Billy Sheehan, Tim Bogert,  Randy Jackson,  dUg Pinnick, Rex Brown, Mike Elizondo, Gerald Veasley and many more.

If you’re interested, I’d jump on getting those tickets, (and probably learning how to play bass….just so you’ll fit in, right?)  The event sounds like it could be a lot of fun and I would imagine that I’ll see some pictures from plenty of Duranies in attendance.

SIR Studio day pass for Saturday OR Sunday – $37.50 (plus fees)

SIR Studios Saturday and Sunday day pass + concert – $57.50 (plus fees)

Both types of passes come with a free subscription to Bass Player Magazine. 

Just enough to whet your whistle until another show is announced….. DD down time is so hard to get through!

 

-R