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  • WaTunes announces online trending reports for iTunes sales

    Social music service company WaTunes has introduced a new service to allow artists to see how their music is selling on iTunes, and provide projections on future sales. “Traditionally, artists would have to pay a fee to receive this kind of information per report. As apart of the VIP service, we wanted to incorporate a... »

  • Ex-Deep Purple bassist announces autobiography

    Former Deep Purple bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes has announced he is releasing a new autobiography in 2010, which is yet to be titled. The book will be co-written by Joe McIver, and an introduction is to be written by Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. “My autobiography is going to be a literary event,” says Hughes.... »

  • Fall Out Boy, Everytime I Die and Anthrax members form new band

    A new super-group has formed, featuring members of the bands Fall Out Boy, Anthrax, and Every Time I Die. The band, the Damned Things, includes Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano, Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley for vocals, and guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy. The group will not... »

  • Jazz bass well represented at 2010 Grammys

    The bass community will be well represented in the 2010 Grammy category of “Best Jazz Instrumental Album.” Among the nominees are the John Patitucci Trio, for his newest album Remembrance, and the Clayton Brothers (featuring the legendary John Clayton) for their Brother to Brother album. Also in the running is Live by the Five Peace... »

  • Esperanza Spalding to join McCoy Tyner for New Year’s performance

    Esperanza Spalding will be joining legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, along with Ravi Coltrane and Francisco Mela for a run of six nights, including New Years Eve, at Yoshi’s in Oakland. Tyner rose to fame as a member of John Coltrane’s quartet and has been a staple of the jazz community ever since. Spalding, who... »

  • Bootsy Collins gives back for Thanksgiving

    Funk legend Bootsy Collins celebrated Thanksgiving this year by giving back to his community of Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent Wednesday afternoon at a local Kroger supermarket signing autographs and hosting a free raffle for gift baskets of food and turkeys. “We wanted to give back to the community in which I grew... »

  • Mark Hoppus could produce your band’s next track

    Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 is donating eight hours of studio time and his producing skills to the highest bidder at his auction sponsored on The winner of the auction gets to be produced by Hoppus and Chris Holmes in Hoppus’ California based studio Opera Music, which has been used recently by artists such... »

  • Nickelback confirms 2010 Dark Horse tour dates

    The Grammy-nominated rockers of Nickelback have confirmed tour dates for the North American leg of their 2010 tour in support of their latest album, Dark Horse. The band will be touring with guests Breaking Benjamin and Shinedown as well. Nickelback’s bassist, Mike Kroeger, the brother of lead singer and guitarist Chad Kroeger, is the one... »

  • The Strokes planning new studio album

    Bassist Nikolai Fraiture has announced that the Strokes are heading back into the studio. The news came via his Nickel Eye Twitter account: “While the guys are in L.A., I went to scout some studios in NYC with [Strokes manager] Ryan [Gentles] today for what looks like Jan. recording.” This will be the first new... »

  • Gear Watch: jamLink Internet Audio Interface

    MusicianLink has released the jamLink, an audio interface that uses the internet to allow musicians to play in sync from different locations, no matter how far apart they are. The jamLink works with pretty much any instrument or microphone that has a 1/4” output, so you can plug in and jam with guitarists, singers, or... »