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  • Billy Sheehan Shredding

    Billy Sheehan Shredding

    In a show of ridiculous chops, Billy Sheehan melts faces with his shredding in this video. »

  • Hot Tuna Signs with Red House Records, Plan New Album

    Hot Tuna Signs with Red House Records, Plan New Album

    The iconic rock band Hot Tuna has just signed a deal with Red House Records, which is home to many other blues and roots based artists including Guy Davis, Lynn Miles, and Garnet Rogers. Hot Tuna, which was formed in 1969 by Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, have just finished up... »

  • Primus Releases Free EP, Starts Tour Blog

    Primus Releases Free EP, Starts Tour Blog

    Prawn Song’s latest newsletter announced a plethora of Primus updates, including the free release of a four-track EP featuring takes of the band’s songs from a June 2010 rehearsal. The EP can be downloaded from the Primus website or by completing this form: The band also added a new tour blog to their website, which... »

  • Chris Squire: “The Fish” Solo, 1991

    Chris Squire: “The Fish” Solo, 1991

    Here is a cool, spacey, and dramatic solo from Yes’ Chris Squire, from their 1991 Union Tour. The tune is “The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)”. »

  • Gear Watch: Bergantino AE212 Cabinet

    Gear Watch: Bergantino AE212 Cabinet

    Bass cab company Bergantino has just added a new enclosure to their AE series, the AE212. Weighing in at 55 pounds, the cab is an offshoot of the company’s AE112, but features 2- 12 inch neodymium woofers and a tweeter. It handles 600 watts rms, with a frequency response of 40Hz to 15kHz. Bergantino AE... »

  • Dropkick Murphys Add U.S. Tour Dates

    Dropkick Murphys Add U.S. Tour Dates

    The Dropkick Murphys, led by bassist/vocalist Ken Casey, will be coming to the U.S. after a small break from their worldwide tour. The group will be have dates in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada and then join the Vans Warped Tour for about a week. The group is continuing to tour in support of their... »

  • Mike Watt on the Late Derf Scratch

    Mike Watt on the Late Derf Scratch

    Derf Scratch, founding member and the original bassist for the L.A. punk band Fear, passed away late last week after a long battle with an unspecified illness. Scratch, born Frederick Milner, founded the band with vocalist Lee Ving in 1977 and was with the group when they performed on an infamous episode of Saturday Night... »

  • Steve Harris Considered Ending Iron Maiden in the 90’s

    Steve Harris Considered Ending Iron Maiden in the 90’s

    Iron Maiden bassist and founder Steve Harris recently admitted to considering dissolving the band after vocalist Bruce Dickinson quit in 1993. “I was a bit down when Bruce left,” he explained. “I was going through a divorce, probably at my lowest ebb ever, and for a couple of hours I thought about finishing Iron Maiden.... »

  • Rancid’s Matt Freeman Discusses New Devil’s Brigade Album and Tour

    Rancid’s Matt Freeman Discusses New Devil’s Brigade Album and Tour

    Rancid’s Matt Freeman will be making the switch to upright for his side project, Devil’s Brigade. Devil’s Brigade will be releasing a self-titled debut album on August 31st with a tour to follow through September and October. The project began between Freeman and guitarist Tim Armstrong, who wrote songs between their tours. Devil’s Brigade recorded... »

  • Gov’t Mule with Andy Hess: Mule

    This Gov’t Mule clip begins with a solo by Andy Hess, where he makes a groove that just won’t stop and propels audience into a frenzy. »