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  • Adam Clayton Sues U2 Financial Mastermind

    U2’s Adam Clayton is beginning another legal battle, only months after accusing his assistant of stealing millions of dollars. Now the bassist is suing his band’s “financial controller,” Gaby Smyth, for alleged negligence. Clayton lodged papers against Smyth on June 4th, and though not all of the details are clear, the claim is in reference... »

  • Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna Partner Up With Wolfgang’s Vault

    If you love Jack Casady, then you’ll be happy to know that Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Hot Tuna have made a partnership with Wolfgang’s Vault, the world’s largest archive dedicated to live music spanning the last five decades. The site contains exclusive free streaming concert recordings and downloads for purchase, including Jefferson Airplane playing... »

  • Doug Ardito Exits Puddle of Mudd

    Puddle of Mudd have announced that bassist Doug Ardito, who has been with the group for nine years, has left the band. The rockers have asked their friend Damien Starkey to fill in until a permanent bass player is found. “It’s been a great 9 years of rocking the music of Puddle of Mudd with... »

  • Gear Watch: Eastwood Left-Handed Airline Map Bass

    Eastwood Guitars has introduced the Left-Handed Airline Map Bass, which is now shipping. The bass, which is available in sea foam green or black, is a throwback to the 1962 National Newport. The Airline Map features a tone-chambered mahogany body with a bolt-on, bound maple neck. The fingerboard is rosewood with block-markers. The pickups on... »

  • Christian McBride Joins Chick Corea’s Freedom Band Tour

    Christian McBride Joins Chick Corea’s Freedom Band Tour

    Bassist extraordinaire Christian McBride will be traveling all over the world in his upcoming tour with the new Chick Corea Freedom Band. The quartet also features saxophonist Kenny Garrett and drummer Roy Haynes. The group as a whole first played together for Corea’s Remembering Bud Powell, but each member has worked with one another in... »

  • Guy Berryman’s Apparatjik Releases Free EP

    Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman has been keeping busy with his supergroup side-project, Appartjik, who just made their debut in February. Now the group has released a new EP, available for free download from their website, entitled 4 Can Keep a Secret if 3 of Them are Dead. The 3-track EP come just a week before... »

  • Gear Watch: Roland R-05 Wave/MP3 Recorder

    Roland has announced that their new R-05 Wave/MP3 Recorder is now shipping. The pocket recorder boasts clear audio quality, tons of features, and a battery that lasts over 16 hours of continuous recording time. It records directly to SD cards with a maximum of 24-bit/96kHz resolution with its built-in stereo microphone, or you can plug... »

  • Iron Maiden Announce New Album Release Date, Free Download and Tour

    Iron Maiden unveiled the artwork and releases date of their upcoming studio album, The Final Frontier. The band’s new CD will be available Monday, August 16th. Until then they are giving away the first single, “El Dorado,” as a free download. The Final Frontier will be the group’s 15th studio album, following up on 2006’s... »

  • Chi Cheng Showing Signs of Improvement

    After being in a coma since November, 2008, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is showing signs of improvement, according to his band mates. “He’s been out of his coma for a while now, which is great” singer Chino Moreno told The Quietus. “He’s still in a minimally conscious state, which means he sleeps a lot, wakes... »

  • Rush to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    As if a new documentary, a new album, and a new tour isn’t enough to keep the members of Rush busy, the legendary Canadian rockers will be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 25. The group will receive their star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard, just four days before they begin... »