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  • Roger Waters and David Gilmour Plan Surprise Reunion

    Roger Waters and David Gilmour Plan Surprise Reunion

    After years of bad blood between the two, ex-Pink Floyd bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour seem to be patching things up. The duo recently teamed up for the first time since Live 8 in 2005, to perform for the Hoping Foundation in Oxfordshire where they played a 4 song set of Floyd classics, plus... »

  • Bobby Burns Departs Soulfly

    Bobby Burns Departs Soulfly

    Soulfly bassist Bobby Burns announced that he has ended his 7-year stint with the band. He announced the split on his Twitter profile: “To all the fans…Soulfly and I have decided to part ways. Stay tuned for my next projects already in the works. Thanks 4 ur support!!!” Burns replaced original bassist Marcelo Dias when... »

  • Adam Schroeder Releases “A Handful of Stars” with John Clayton

    Adam Schroeder Releases “A Handful of Stars” with John Clayton

    If you’re going to make a jazz quartet recording, you’d better have a killer rhythm section. Baritone saxophonist Adam Schroeder did just that with his new album, A Handful of Stars. Schroeder enlisted the one-two combo of bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton, who besides being giant players in their own right, have worked... »

  • Jack Bruce Tours with Hippiefest 2010

    Jack Bruce Tours with Hippiefest 2010

    Jack Bruce will be on tour through the whole month of August as a part of Hippiefest 2010. The tour brings together musicians from the ‘60s and ‘70s to relive the spirit of that era. Other artists on the tour include Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Rare Earth, and War. Jack will also be have a one... »

  • The Bad Plus Announce New Album

    The Bad Plus Announce New Album

    The Bad Plus has announced that they will be releasing a new album, Never Stop, on September 14. Never Stop will be the group’s first CD to feature all original tunes. It will also be strictly instrumental, as opposed to 2009’s For All I Care, in which the trio were joined by vocalist Wendy Lewis.... »

  • Muse Bassist Speaks on Band’s Future

    Muse Bassist Speaks on Band’s Future

    Muse has announced they will be beginning work on new album early next year. The band, which has put out five CDs so far, will begin after finishing their current tour schedule and after a break. Bassist Chris Wolstenholme explains, “We’ll definitely start working on a new album next year. I think the most time... »

  • Geezer Butler Speaks on Dio Tribute Performance

    Geezer Butler Speaks on Dio Tribute Performance

    The members of Heaven & Hell will remember their late singer, Ronnie James Dio, with a performance at the High Voltage Festival in London on July 24th. The one-off show will celebrate Dio’s life, which was cut short by cancer earlier this year. Glenn Hughes and Jorn Lande, who both had ties to Dio, will... »

  • Gear Watch: Godlyke Power-Grip Pedal Mounting Tape

    Gear Watch: Godlyke Power-Grip Pedal Mounting Tape

    Godlyke, Inc. has released a new pedal mounting tape, called Power-All Power-Grip. As opposed to most fasteners that use a “hook and loop” style, Power-Grip uses rows of small, mushroom-shaped stems that lock into one another. The mounting surface doesn’t collect debris and helps to give it a longer lifespan. The adhesive used to bond... »

  • Geddy Lee’s “My Favorite Headache” Re-Released

    Geddy Lee’s “My Favorite Headache” Re-Released

    Geddy Lee’s first and only solo album, My Favorite Headache, has been reissued by Wounded Bird Records. The album, which had been out of print for some time, was originally released in 2000 and reached #52 on the Billboard charts. Geddy lays down bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals for the 11-track CD, as well as... »

  • James LoMenzo’s Custom Megadeth Jackets Up for Auction

    James LoMenzo’s Custom Megadeth Jackets Up for Auction

    Two of James LoMenzo’s personal jackets from his time in Megadeth are being auctioned off on eBay. One jacket is a custom Carhartt featuring the Megadeth logo, and was made for the band and management during their winter 2008 tour. The second is a custom leather jacket that is one of four made special for... »