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  • New Van Halen album on hold until Wolfgang graduates

    Wolfgang “Wolfie” Van Halen, son of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, has big career plans, but they’re going to have to wait until he graduates high school. The teenage prodigy took a break from 11th grade to join dad’s band (when he was only 15) on their 2007 tour. He proved to be such a great... »

  • CFJ Project (Colin James with Felix and Julius Pastorius): Black Market

    CFJ Project (Colin James with Felix and Julius Pastorius): Black Market

    Check out CFJ Project, a Florida-based band consisting of Colin James (keyboards), and Jaco Pastorius’s sons Julius Pastorius (drums) and Felix Pastorius (bass). Here’s the band performing Weather Report’s “Black Market” during a recent show at Alligator Alley in Oakland Park, Florida: Via Jacop.net. »

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  • Buzz Beat for February 16

    Playing a little catch up here on bass buzz from around the web… The Grammy Awards revealed more than just this year’s winners. The event proved to be a family affair as we learned that legendary bassist Charlie Haden is Jack Black’s father-in-law. The Jack Black references don’t stop there: after bassist Paul McCartney‘s performance... »

  • New David Sanborn DVD release features Marcus Miller

    David Sanborn’s newest DVD, Live at Montreux 1984 showcases his headlining performance (with bassist Tom Barney) at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The DVD consists of nine main tracks, but wouldn’t be complete without highlights from the 1981 show Sanborn played with bass-great Marcus Miller. Miller shows up on the three bonus tracks Love Is Not... »

  • Mr. Big to Reunite

    “It’s like getting back with an old girlfriend, but because you want to, not because you have to.” This is how bassist and group founder Billy Sheehan describes the upcoming Mr. Big reunion tour. Last fall the original members got together and rocked out the House of Blues in LA. According to Sheehan, the chemistry... »

  • Tony Levin touring updates

    Tony Levin is currently performing a four night stand in NYC with L’Image, then heading south of the border with Peter Gabriel. L’Image (Mike Mainieri/vibes, Warren Bernheart/piano, David Spinozza/guitar, Steve Gadd/drums) recently completed recording on an album first conceived by the group about thirty years ago. They hope to release the CD any day now.... »

  • Charles Mingus Tribute at Manhattan School of Music

    The 1st annual celebration of the life and works of Charles Mingus will be held February 20-22 at the Manhattan School of Music. The weekend is centered around the 1st Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition. Other festivities will include keynote speakers, a panel discussion, and performances by Manhattan School jazz ensembles as well as... »

  • Korn bassist releasing memoir

    Korn’s bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu has written a memoir, according to a news release by the band. Got the Life: My Journey of Addiction, Faith, Recovery, and Korn is a look at Fieldy’s years as bassist of Korn, with the “extreme highes and drug-and-booze-fueledlows of the biggest heavy metal band of our era”. The book... »

  • Deftones to play Bamboozle Left

    The Deftones are preparing their first appearance since bassist Chi Cheng went into a coma after a car accident in November, 2008. Former Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega, who filled in briefly for Cheng in 1999, will perform with the band in the Bamboozle Left festival on April 5th, 2009. The band issued this statement: Our... »

  • David Ellefson signing sessions

    Current F5 and former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will be at WonderCon in San Francisco for signing sessions from February 27th through March 1st. Location: Moscone Center South 747 Howard Street San Francisco, CA Schedule: February 27 at 12pm February 28 at 12pm March 1 at 12pm »