Green Day’s Mike Dirnt, Ex-Metallica Bass Player Jason Newsted to Appear at Bass Player Live! Event


Story by Charles Ken

A bevy of musicians are set to appear at the 2013 Bass Player Live! Concert and Awards Show, including Jason Newsted, Mike Dirnt and Geezer Butler

The 2013 Bass Player Live! Concert and Awards Show is set for Nov. 9 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., and the event is shaping up to feature a collection of high-profile bass slingers. Green Day’s Mike Dirnt and former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted have both been added to the lineup, with Dirnt on tap to present at the show and Newsted set to perform with Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler.

Butler will also be honored at the show, and Newsted says he couldn’t be happier to be a part of the festivities. “Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler is my number one influence and greatest teacher of electric bass in Heavy Metal Music,” Newsted said in a statement. “All true metal bassists look up to Geezer as a pioneer and Godfather of our chosen instrument. The best, ever.”

Other big names set to perform with Geezer include Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, Megadeth’s David Ellefson, Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Slayer’s Kerry King.

In addition to the concert and awards show, the weekend will also bring the annual Bass Player Live! conference, an event bringing together musicians, equipment manufacturers and fans for special bass clinics, gear displays and more. The conference happens Nov. 9 and 10 at S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood.

For more information on the Bass Player Live! festivities, visit the event’s official website.



Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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