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  • Soundgarden to reunite in 2010

    Singer Chris Cornell has announced that Soundgarden will be reuniting after having split up in April 1997, almost 13 years ago. The group is still deciding among offers from several major festivals, but are planning a tour schedule, which will be set in place after drummer Matt Cameron finishes his prior engagements with Pearl Jam.... »

  • Rufus Reid and John Clayton featured at new JEN Conference

    Rufus Reid and Grammy nominees the Clayton Brothers (featuring John Clayton) are among the headliners to be featured at the first annual Jazz Education Network Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The JEN Conference, which takes place on May 20-22, 2010, will also include performances by Marvin Stamm, Terrell Stafford, the Army Blues Band, Tom “Bones”... »

  • Johnny Grubb plays final show with Railroad Earth

    Johnny Grubb, of the jam band RailRoad Earth, played his final concert with them on New Year’s Eve ’09 in Portland, Oregon. The bassist said in his blog that “the flame of my creativity began lighting a different path than the one that I was on with RRE,” citing that his love of computer programming... »

  • Jeff Berlin pays homage to his musical mentor

    Virtuoso bassist Jeff Berlin recently wrote a letter to about the passing of his beloved teacher, Charlie Banacos, who died on December 8th after a battle with cancer. Jeff had actually made the move earlier in his career from New York to Boston in order to study under Banacos after hearing stories of the... »

  • Meshell Ndegeocello announces west coast tour

    10-time Grammy nominee Meshell Ndegeocello is set to tour on the west coast starting in February following the release of her latest album, Devil’s Halo. On tour with her will be bassist Mark Kelley, guitarist Chris Bruce, drummer Deantoni Parks and keyboardist Keefus Ciancia. On Devil’s Halo, the bassist/songwriter said she wanted to focus on... »

  • Dave Matthews Band: Europe 2009

    The Dave Matthews Band released a new box set called Dave Matthews Band: Europe 2009 this week, featuring the tasty bass lines of Stefan Lessard. The live box set contains 3 CD’s from a show in Lucca, Italy on July 5 and a DVD of the June 26 show at O2 Academy Brixton in London,... »

  • Ex-Arctic Monkeys bassist joins new band

    Ex-Arctic Monkey bassist Andy Nicholson has joined the cult act Reverend and the Makers. Nicholson, who left the popular British rock band Arctic Monkeys in 2006, had been playing with the Makers for about two years, but was not an official member until now. Reverend and the Makers front man Jon McClure welcomed him as... »

  • Gene Simmons sued for assault

    Gene Simmons of KISS is being sued for allegedly attacking a couple in a shopping mall in Los Angeles. The couple, Nathan Marlowe and Cynthia Manzo, allege that Simmons “responded negatively” after Marlowe began video taping him and asking him about monogamy. Marlowe claims that Gene Simmons took their camera, then choked and head butted... »

  • Lemmy Kilmister interviewed by Reality Check TV

    An interview with Lemmy Kilmister of the legendary band Motörhead, shot earlier in the year at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood, has been posted by Reality Check TV. Motörhead is scheduled to get into the studio in February to create a new album, which will be a follow-up to their last album, Motörizer.... »

  • Gear Watch: Godin to debut new basses at NAMM

    Godin Guitars, based out of Montreal, has announced that they will be showing their new bass models, the A4 and A5 SA, at the 2010 winter NAMM show. The models are available as fretted or fretless and in 4- and 5-string versions, but most interesting is the “synth access.” Each bass comes equipped with individual... »