REX TO TAKE PART IN BASS PLAYER LIVE CONCERT & AWARDS SHOW HONORING GEEZER BUTLER!

300x250concertBASS PLAYER LIVE! 2013

NOVEMBER 9 & 10 IN HOLLYWOOD, CA

 

ANNUAL MUSICIANS’ EVENT TO FEATURE

NOVEMBER 9 BASS PLAYER LIVE! CONCERT AND AWARDS SHOW

PRESENTED BY HARTKE

AT THE FONDA THEATER IN HOLLYWOOD

 

EVENT WILL HONOR BLACK SABBATH’S GEEZER BUTLER

PLUS THE STRAY CATS’ LEE ROCKER

AND “YOUNG GUN” AWARD RECIPIENT TAL WILKENFELD

AND FEATURE ALL-STAR LINEUP OF MUSICAL GUESTS INCLUDING

COREY TAYLOR, ZAKK WYLDE, KERRY KING, CHARLIE BENANTE, FRANK BELLO, DAVID ELLEFSON, REX BROWN & MORE!

 

Bass Player Live! 2013 is scheduled for November 9 and 10 in Hollywood, CA. The annual event will feature musician clinics and exhibitors at S.I.R. Studios and will be highlighted by the November 9 Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show presented by Hartke. This all-star concert will take place at the historic Fonda Theatre and will honor heavy metal legend, Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler and rockabilly bass legend Lee Rocker, while jazz-rock phenom Tal Wilkenfeld will be presented with the “Young Gun” award.

 

Tickets are on sale now at http://bassplayerlive.com. Weekend package tickets that include the concert and awards show along with all clinics and exhibits are available for only $90. Tickets for the Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show can also be purchased separately as follows:

 

Day Pass for Saturday OR Sunday – $37.50

Day Pass for Saturday AND Sunday – $52.50

Bass Player LIVE Concert general admission – $42.50

Bass Player LIVE Concert balcony seat – $45

All Inclusive Day Pass for both Saturday and Sunday, plus a general admission concert ticket – $90

 

Note: Each Day Pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine.

 

The Bass Player LIVE! concert will feature an all-star band of rock luminaries performing with Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, including: Lee Rocker (Stray Cats), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, David Lee Roth), Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne), Buzz Campbell (Lee Rocker), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Corey Taylor (Stone Sour, Slipknot), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax), JD Deservio (Black Label Society), Kerry King (Slayer), Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, Pantera), Rudy Sarzo (Blue Oyster Cult), Tal Wilkenfeld, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), and more. Doors for The Fonda Theatre open at 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 9 and the concert begins at 7:30 PM.

 

The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

 

“Bass Player LIVE! is the biggest and baddest bass event of the year,” says Bass Player editor Brian Fox. “And this year’s lineup is our heaviest yet. When it comes to hard rock bass playing, Geezer Butler wrote the book. That he continues to perform with every bit the raw intensity of his early days in Black Sabbath is an inspiration for players of all ages and all styles. With the Stray Cats, Lee Rocker took the upright bass—already one of the coolest instruments ever—and somehow made it even more hip, slapping the snot out of it to codify the sound of rockabilly bass. To our ears, Tal Wilkenfeld personifies the bright future of rock bass. From her work with Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, and Joe Walsh to her fleet-fingered solo work, Tal’s refreshing fusion of jazz, soul, funk, and rock is something we’ve had our ears and eyes on for a long time now. We’re thrilled and honored to have these three artists anchor an evening of amazing performances.”

 

The daily schedule of clinics & panels is as follows (subject to change):

 

Saturday, November 9

10:30-11:30 AM

Room A: David Ellefson (Megadeth) & Frank Bello (Anthrax)

Room B: Carlos Del Puerto, Jr. (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Chris Botti)

 

12:30-1:30 PM

Room A: Lee Rocker (with guest guitarist Buzz Campbell)

Room B: Billy Sheehan (Winery Dogs, solo artist)

 

2:30-3:30 PM

Room A: Michael Manring (solo artist)

Room B: Artists to be announced soon

 

4:30-5:30 PM

Room A: Changing Face of L.A. Session Bass

Room B: Janek Gwizdala (solo artist, Randy Brecker)

 

Sunday, November 10

11:00 AM-Noon

Room A: Nathan East (Toto, Fourplay, Eric Clapton)

Room B: Artists to be announced soon

 

12:45-1:45 PM

Room A: Jerry Jemmott (Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin)

Room B: Artists to be announced soon

 

2:15-3:15PM

Room A: Conversation Series Hosted By Hartke With Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, Pantera), Billy Sheehan (Winery Dogs), David Ellefson (Megadeth) & Frank Bello (Anthrax)

Room B: Hadrien Feraud (Chick Corea, John McLaughlin)

 

4:00-5:00PM

Room A: Nate Watts (Stevie Wonder)

Room B: Artists to be announced soon

 

Additional musicians expected to attend Bass Player LIVE! include: Ariane Cap (Lara Price), Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), Bernhard Lackner (solo artist), Brandino (Robbie Krieger), Brian Bromberg (solo artist), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Damian Erskine (Gino Vanelli), Divinity Roxx (Beyoncé), Igor Saavedra (solo artist), Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under), Jimmy Earl (The Jimmy Kimmel Show), Juan Alderete, (The Mars Volta), Mike Merritt (The Conan O’Brien Show), Phil Chen (The Doors), Ready Freddie Washington (Steely Dan), Scott Reader (Kyuss), Sean Hurley (John Mayer), and Tim Lefebvre (Rudder), among others.

 

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About Hartke

Hartke revolutionized bass amplification in 1985 when founder Larry Hartke created a unique aluminum cone driver that produced a bass tone with broader dynamics than had ever been heard before. Since then, Hartke has developed a wide range of amplifier and speaker models for various instruments, and has introduced their unique sound to a whole new generation of musicians from all genres. Their success can be attributed to Hartke’s reputation for quality and excellence, making them one of the largest producers of bass amplification in the world. Find out more at www.hartke.com.

 

Bass Player LIVE! Publicity Contact

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