This year’s edition of Bass Player Live! will celebrate heavy metal’s favorite geezer along with a very special rocker. We’re talking about Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, as well as The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker. The event includes musician clinics, panels and an all-star concert.
Hosted by Bass Player magazine, the clinics and panels are held at S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood, Calif., Nov. 9-10 while the concert is scheduled Nov. 9 at Los Angeles’ The Fonda.
In addition to honoring Butler and Rocker, 26-year-old Australian bassist Tal Wilkenfeld will be presented with the “Young Gun” award. If you’ve ever seen her on stage, including past tours with Jeff Beck, you know she’s certainly earned all of the accolades from fellow musicians and the press alike.
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich.
August 6, 2013
All three honorees are set to perform at the concert, which has lined up a long list of acts including Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Megadeth’s David Ellefson, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante and Frank Bello, Slayer’s Kerry King, Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde and J.D. DeServio, and Pantera’s Rex Brown. Blakso (who has worked with Rob Zombie and is part of Ozzy Osbourne’s band) will also be there, as well as Rudy Sarzo (who currently tours with Queensrÿche with Geoff Tate), Buzz Campbell (who’s worked with Lee Rocker) and Billy Sheehan.
John Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood, Calif.
May 22, 2010
Many of the acts from the concert will also share their wisdom at the clinics including Ellefson, Bello, Rocker and Sheehan. Bass Player Live! has also snagged the likes of Carlos Del Puerto Jr. (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Chris Botti), Michael Manring, Nathan East (Toto, Fourplay, Eric Clapton) and Jerry Jemmott (Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin).
Weekend package tickets as well as tickets to the Bass Player Live! Concert & Awards Show are on sale now.
For more information visit BassPlayerLive.com.