BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER To Be Honored At 'Bass Player Live!'

BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER To Be Honored At 'Bass Player Live!'

Bass Player Live! 2013 is scheduled for November 9 and 10 in Hollywood, California. 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 Weekend package tickets that include the concert and awards show along with all clinics and exhibits are available for only $90.

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)
* Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Buzz Campbell (LEE ROCKER)
* Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX)
* David Ellefson (MEGADETH)
* Frank Bello (ANTHRAX)
* John "J.D." DeServio (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)
* Kerry King (SLAYER)
* Tal Wilkenfeld

Doors for The Fonda Theatre open at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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."



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