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  • Jack Bruce Documentary: On Life & Music (2012)

    Jack Bruce Documentary: On Life & Music (2012)

    BBC 2-Scotland recently aired this hour-long documentary on the life and music of bassist Jack Bruce. The documentary includes interviews with Bootsy Collins, U2’s Adam Clayton and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, as well as Bruce’s band mates Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. Bruce returned to Scotland for the documentary, and re-recorded six songs... »

  • Between the Buried and Me’s Dan Briggs Announces Trioscapes Debut Album and Preview Track

    Between the Buried and Me’s Dan Briggs Announces Trioscapes Debut Album and Preview Track

    Between the Buried and Me bassist Dan Briggs has announced that his new project, dubbed Trioscapes, will be making its album debut on May 8, 2012 with the release of Separate Realities. The group was formed last year after Briggs got in touch with tenor saxophonist Walter Fancourt and drummer Matt Lynch to work up... »

  • Lemmy Kilmister Working on Solo Album

    Lemmy Kilmister Working on Solo Album

    Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister revealed that he’s working on a solo album in a recent interview with SF Weekly’s Dave Pehling. The veteran metal bassist says he’s most of the way through the effort, which will be chock full of guest artists. “I’m three-quarters of the way though a solo album right now. I’ve got... »

  • Aguilar Introduces AG 4P-60 P-Style Pickup

    Aguilar Introduces AG 4P-60 P-Style Pickup

    Aguilar Amplification has unveiled the AG 4P-60 P-bass pickup, modeled after company president Dave Boonshoft’s personal 1964 Fender Precision Bass. The vintage-style pickup is described as having just the right amount of “mid-range nose” to cut through a band while retaining hefty low end. Designed as a direct replacement for Fender Precision and other P-style... »

  • Disturbed’s John Moyer Joins Adrenaline Mob

    Disturbed’s John Moyer Joins Adrenaline Mob

    Disturbed bassist John Moyer will now be a full-time member of Adrenaline Mob, a metal group composed of ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen and guitarist Mike Orlando. Moyer will be replacing Fozzy bassist Paul DiLeo, who had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts. “Mike Portnoy called me about auditioning... »

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  • David Ellefson to Publish “Unsung”, A Book of Unreleased Lyrics and Images

    David Ellefson to Publish “Unsung”, A Book of Unreleased Lyrics and Images

    Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has announced his first self-published book is coming. Unsung will feature previously unpublished and unreleased lyrics written by the bassist, as well as never before published images. “As a musician, my past lyrical work has always been set to music. But, with this new book I set out to explore a... »

  • Bootsy Collins Joins “Experience Hendrix” Tour

    Bootsy Collins Joins “Experience Hendrix” Tour

    The Experience Hendrix tour is gearing up for a new year, and they’ve added bassist Bootsy Collins to the mix. Bootsy joins the tour for eight dates. Bassist Billy Cox, the only surviving member of both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys, once again is part of the tour, handling the other dates.... »

  • Chi Cheng Shows Some Signs of Improvement

    Chi Cheng Shows Some Signs of Improvement

    Former Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is showing further signs of recovery since a November 2008 car accident left him in a coma. A new video of Cheng shows him lifting his leg on request, which is a good sign of improvement, especially considering he’s been incapacitated for over three years. While the video shows a... »

  • Victor Wooten to Join The Roots on “Jimmy Fallon”; Announces New Flecktones Tour Dates

    Victor Wooten to Join The Roots on “Jimmy Fallon”; Announces New Flecktones Tour Dates

    Set your DVRs! Victor Wooten will be sitting in with The Roots on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show tonight (12:35am Eastern/11:35pm Central) on NBC. In other Vic-related news, the original Flecktones have announced a new set of U.S. dates for their 2012 World Tour: March 1, 2012: University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI... »

  • Mike Watt to Reunite With fIREHOSE; Releases Album with Spielgusher

    Mike Watt to Reunite With fIREHOSE; Releases Album with Spielgusher

    2012 is shaping up to be a busy year for punk rock icon Mike Watt, with the and the announcement that fIREHOSE will be reuniting in April. The group, which was formed by Watt and fellow Minutemen member George Hurley after frontman D. Boon’s death, hasn’t played together since 1994. The band has revealed two... »