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Mark Egan Interview – “About Now” Album, Tour, and More – Part 1

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Mark Egan Interview – About Now Album, Tour, and More – Part 1
Article by Eric Larson, © Copyright 2014 FretlessBass.com

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I recently interviewed Mark Egan, focusing on his latest solo album About Now, and also covering some new projects that he is working on. This particular project was released in the spring of 2014, and features long time collaborators Danny Gottlieb on drums and Mitchel Forman on keyboards.

Mark Egan is a bass guitar veteran and a hugely accomplished and influential fretless bass player. His career spans more than forty years. In addition to solo albums, he has worked with many different artists and groups (the Pat Metheny Group, Sting, Arcadia, Roger Daltry, Joan Osborne, the Gil Evans Orchestra, Marianne Faithful, David Sanborn, John McGlaughlin and Sophie B. Hawkins, just to name a few), and has a list of accomplishments a mile long, including television and movie credits, and platinum and gold records.

Egan has been touring and supporting the About Now album for a good portion of 2014 …continue reading »

John Taylor Book “In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran”

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John Taylor Book: In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran
Article by Eric Larson, © Copyright 2014 FretlessBass.com

       

Sitting at an airport bar in Kansas City, MO, I hear the faint sounds of a Duran Duran song come on the radio. It happens to be from the one Duran album that bassist John Taylor was not involved in, Pop Trash. And, coincidently, I had just reached that chapter in his book, In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran, where he recalls the need to try and lead a normal life – focusing on family, and staying in one place for a while – leaving the machine – leaving the band. The separation was temporary, but at the time the future was unknown. It is a refreshing chapter for the reader, feeling as if you too need a break from the chaotic ride. After nearly 20 years in the same band at that point, it’s not difficult to understand how the band was his life. It’s not difficult to understand the amazing sense of accomplishment. And it’s not difficult to feel the simultaneous and overwhelming sense of hopelessness that he had many times. …continue reading »

Review: Vox Pathfinder Bass 10 Mini Bass Amp

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Review: Vox Pathfinder Bass 10 Mini Bass Amp
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Measuring just 15″ x 7″ x 11″ the Vox Pathfinder Bass amp is a very nice little mini amp for practicing and light jamming with friends. This is an amp that has great visual appeal and design, making it perfect to display in your living room or office, and a nice compromise for any “roommates” who don’t want the the bulk and distraction of a larger amp. You can proudly display this amp and its vintage Vox styling, complete with diamond grill cloth, chicken-head knobs, and classic gold accents.
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Bob Daisley Book “For Facts Sake”

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Bob Daisley Book “For Facts Sake”

We are proud to recommend the autobiography by Bob Daisley entitled “For Facts Sake”. This book is 325 pages long with over 480 photos, many of which were taken by Bob himself over his 45+ year career in the music business. It contains the whole story of his life as a musician spanning from his early childhood to today, and features stories about his experience with some of the most amazing bands and people in Rock and Roll history including Chicken Shack, Mungo Jerry, Widowmaker, Rainbow, The Blizzard of Ozz, Uriah Heep, Ozzy (and Sharon) Osbourne, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath, Don Arden, and many more. This book is a must read, with amazing stories from such a long, successful career.
Click here to get more info and to purchase “For Facts Sake”!
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