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  • Bootsy Collins Reveals New “Eye-Funk” Artwork

    Bootsy Collins Reveals New “Eye-Funk” Artwork

    After a month of anticipation, Bootsy Collins has revealed his limited edition artwork, which he labels as “eye-funk.” The two pieces released are labeled “The Monument” and “The Legacy”, both depicting a larger than life Bootsy towering over Cincinnati, with hidden images scattered throughout the scene. The art is numbered and signed by Bootsy, who... »

  • Rush Announces New North American Time Machine Tour Dates

    Rush Announces New North American Time Machine Tour Dates

    Last week, we reported that Rush was expanding their Time Machine Tour to Europe, with rumors of more North American dates. Thankfully the rumors were true, and trio will be gracing the U.S. and Canada through March and April, 2011. Starting in Florida, the tour works its way up the East coast, including a stop... »

  • Gear Watch: New Models From Overwater Basses

    Gear Watch: New Models From Overwater Basses

    Overwater Basses has unveiled three new basses: the J-Series 4 Classic, Perception Std Deluxe 4, and their first ever 6-string Singlecut. The J-Series 4 Classic features a 34″ scale and sports a Swamp Ash body, 1-piece Maple neck, and Rosewood bound fretboard. The electronics are all custom Overwater, including OW Hum Cancelling Pickups and an... »

  • Antonio Ramos “Maca” Releases “Mira Que Te Diga”

    Antonio Ramos “Maca” Releases “Mira Que Te Diga”

    Spanish Flamenco bassist Antonio Ramos ‘Maca’ has released a new solo album, Mira Que Te Diga, which translates to “Let Me Tell You.” The 10-track LP is his first solo release, though he has worked with the top Spanish names in Flamenco, from Vicente Amigo to Raimundo Amador. Antonio is also adept at funk and... »

  • Marcus Miller and Larry Graham: Release Yourself

    Marcus Miller and Larry Graham: Release Yourself

    Bass history was made when Marcus Miller and Larry Graham performed together at BillBoard Live Tokyo in September. Luckily for everyone who wasn’t there, a fan caught the duo performing “Release Yourself” on camera. »

  • System of a Down Reunites for 2011 Tour Dates

    System of a Down Reunites for 2011 Tour Dates

    System of a Down has announced new tour dates, which will be the group’s first performances since August 2006. The shows will be scattered through Europe in June with more dates in the works. An official statement from the band’s website explains “We have no master plan of sorts — we are playing these shows... »

  • Bob Cranshaw Honored as a “Giant of Jazz”

    Bob Cranshaw Honored as a “Giant of Jazz”

    Bob Cranshaw will be honored at the upcoming “Giants of Jazz” concert to be held in South Orange, New Jersey. The Giants of Jazz focuses on celebrating under appreciated players in jazz, and Cranshaw is surely in that category. In addition to working with legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins on and off for over 50 years,... »

  • Duff McKagan: Velvet Revolver is Not Done

    Duff McKagan: Velvet Revolver is Not Done

    In a recent interview with Artisan News Service, bassist Duff McKagan announced that Velvet Revolver is renewing their search for a new vocalist. The band, which also features ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, had to let singer Scott Weiland go in 2008 after “erratic onstage behavior and personal problems,” claiming he was not 100% committed... »

  • Bootsy Collins Brings Jimi Hendrix To Life in New DVD

    Bootsy Collins Brings Jimi Hendrix To Life in New DVD

    Bootsy Collins brings the words of Jimi Hendrix to life in a new 90-minute film included in the West Coast Seattle Boy Box Set. The DVD, entitled Voodoo Child, is Hendrix’s life told using the legendary guitarist’s own words and includes rare footage, photos, and personal drawings. “Every word in the film had to be... »

  • Edo Castro Releases Sacred Graffiti

    Edo Castro Releases Sacred Graffiti

    Edo Castro has just released his third solo album, entitled Sacred Graffiti. The CD showcases Castro’s innovative bass looping and use of the Ebow to create introspective and artful songs. For the album, Castro called upon his Expandable Trio, consisting of guitarist Erik Lindquist and drummer Alex Aspinall, as well as bass virtuosos Michael Manring,... »