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  • Bakithi Kumalo Joins Simon and Garfunkel Tour

    South African bassist extraordinaire Bakithi Kumalo will be touring with folk duo Simon and Garfunkel in their North American ‘Old Friends’ tour. The tour focuses mostly in Canada, with about seven U.S. dates. Kumalo joined Paul Simon for his classic 1986 album Graceland, and has worked with him since. Kumalo has also worked with many... »

  • Christian McBride Launches New Radio Show

    Jazz bass legend Christian McBride will be hosting a new weekly radio show on Sirius XM’s Real Jazz channel. The show, entitled “The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian,” premieres today at 1 PM ET. The format of the show takes place on stages in jazz clubs around the country while McBride interviews and performs with special... »

  • Slipknot’s Chris Fehn to Play Bass for Will Haven

    Will Haven has announced that Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn will be filling in on bass after Mike Martin left the group to take care of his family. In a statement, the band said, “We have found our new bass player and we are more than excited about it. Our long-time brother and close friend Chris... »

  • Anthrax’s Frank Bello Helps Donate to NYC Schools

    Anthrax’s Frank Bello recently teamed up with Fender and the nonprofit organization Little Kids Rock to donate electric basses and amps to 15 New York City public city schools. Bello, who was born and raised in the Bronx, showed students a good time with a jam session and by answering all of their rock questions.... »

  • Duff McKagan Officially Working with Jane’s Addiction

    Rumors of Duff McKagan’s involvement with Jane’s Addiction have finally been confirmed by guitarist Dave Navarro through his Twitter account. Navarro posted a picture of the band rehearsing with Duff on bass, with the caption, “Another day of writing and creating in the studio with Jane’s Addiction!” Rumors spread that Duff would be joining Jane’s... »

  • Gear Watch: DPA 4099B Upright Bass Mic

    DPA Microphones have announced the newest addition to their 4099 clip mic series with the 4099B for upright bass. The new model sports a clip design which attaches to the E and G- strings below the bridge and a gooseneck design for optimum mic placement. The 4099B is a condenser microphone featuring a supercardioid polar... »

  • Green Day Announce Summer Tour Dates

    Mike Dirnt and Green Day will be coming back to North America for summer tour dates after they complete their overseas trek which wraps up in July. The group is still touring in support of their latest Grammy award winning album, 21st Century Breakdown. A musical inspired and featuring the music of Green Day will... »

  • RIP John Ciambotti

    John Ciambotti, bass player for the band Clover, passed away this week at the age of 67 from an abdominal aneurysm. Ciambotti and Clover backed up Elvis Costello on his debut album, My Aim is True, and reunited with him in 2007 to play the album live at fundraisers in San Francisco. He also found... »

  • Gear Watch: Korg Micrometro Metronome

    Korg has released the Micrometro, a compact clip-on metronome so you can keep time wherever you go. It uses 39 traditional pendulum settings to set the tempo between 40 and 208 beats per minute. It also has seven time signatures provided, as well as duplet, triplet, and quadruplet patterns. Volume is adjustable, and can be... »

  • Charlie Haden and Keith Jarrett Album Announced

    Charlie Haden and pianist Keith Jarrett will be featured on a recording together for the first time since the break up of the their American Quartet in 1976. The album, entitled Jasmine, will be released in May. The collaboration began in 2007 when the duo were reunited during the making of the documentary Charlie Haden:... »