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  • Victor Wooten Announces Two New Albums and Tour Dates

    Victor Wooten Announces Two New Albums and Tour Dates

    Between his constant tour dates with the Flecktones, intrepid bassist Victor Wooten has been hard at work, and the final proof of that work comes out this September with the release of two new albums: Words & Tones and Sword & Stone. Words & Tones will be comprised of 13 tracks featuring vocalists Saundra Williams,... »

  • Mike Watt Releases “On and Off Bass” – A Book of Photos, Reflections and Diary Excerpts

    Mike Watt Releases “On and Off Bass” – A Book of Photos, Reflections and Diary Excerpts

    Mike Watt, bassist for the Stooges, the Minutemen, fIREHOSE and others, has released Mike Watt: On and Off Bass, featuring photos, thoughts and diary excerpts culled from his archives over the last ten years. Watt, who has a deep interest in photography, has had his work featured at Track 16 Gallery, in his home town... »

  • Bill Wyman Reportedly Reuniting with the Rolling Stones

    Bill Wyman Reportedly Reuniting with the Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones are gearing up for a 50th anniversary celebration, and with it comes news of the band entering the studio for another album. A 50th anniversary event is rumored to be in the works for 2013, 50 years after Charlie Watts joined the group, which happened in January, 1963. Bill Wyman, the bassist... »

  • Coheed and Cambria Welcome Zach Cooper as New Bassist

    Coheed and Cambria Welcome Zach Cooper as New Bassist

    Nearly nine months after parting ways with Michael Todd, Coheed and Cambria have announced Zach Cooper as their new full-time bassist. Cooper, who played with AM to AM, got a cold call to audition from the band’s manager. The group made the announcement with a YouTube video introducing him. Coheed and Cambria is currently in... »

  • Way Down: Jerry Scheff’s Autobiography Released

    Way Down: Jerry Scheff’s Autobiography Released

    It would be near impossible to top the stories Jerry Scheff can tell from his 45-year career in music. Being Elvis’ bassist alone would be worthy of a book. Add to that his time with Bob Dylan, the Doors, Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, the Association, Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Nancy... »

  • Robbie Crane Quits Ratt

    Robbie Crane Quits Ratt

    After 15 years of holding down the low end for Ratt, bassist Robbie Crane has announced his departure from the group, whose hits include “Round and Round,” “Wanted Man,” and “Lay It Down.” The news comes just after the band announced plans for a new album and tour this year. In talking with Arizona radio... »

  • Alex Webster on Making a Successful Death Metal Band

    Alex Webster on Making a Successful Death Metal Band

    A new interview with Cannibal Corpse bassist and songwriter Alex Webster has been posted by O2 Academy TV. During the interview, Webster speaks on what it takes to become a successful death metal band, consistency, and how to release negative energy. Cannibal Corpse’s latest album, Torture, was released in March and sold 9,600 copies in... »

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  • Paul McCartney Announces “RAM” Reissue

    Paul McCartney Announces “RAM” Reissue

    Paul McCartney has just announced that RAM, the 1971 album recorded with his wife Linda, will be re-released across a variety of formats with new content. “Ladies and gentlemen, this is an album from a long, long time ago, when the world was different,” McCartney said. “This is an album that is part of my... »

  • Ron Carter on The Role of the Bassist, Performing and Miles Davis

    Ron Carter on The Role of the Bassist, Performing and Miles Davis

    Bass legend Ron Carter‘s list of credits and musical accomplishments are among the most impressive – if not the most impressive – among bassists in music history. His appearances on more than 2,500 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history, joining the ranks of Milt Hinton, Ray Brown and Leroy Vinnegar.... »

  • Duff McKagan Speaks on Upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

    Duff McKagan Speaks on Upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

    In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Duff McKagan opened up about his thoughts on his upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N’ Roses. “I don’t [know what’s going to happen]. I know I’m going to go. I can’t, at all, speak for anybody else. And... »