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  • 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... »

  • Level 42’s Mark King delivers special Christmas gift

    Heather Bloomgren of Wichita, Kansas got a very special present this year. Heather has been making a concerted effort to get her favorite band, Level 42, to make an appearance in the United States by creating a Facebook page, and also making a string of funny and interesting YouTube videos. Level 42, a band from... »

  • Gear Watch: Diamond Bass Comp compressor pedal

    Diamond Pedals has announced the release of their first pedal designed specifically for bass instruments, the Bass Comp. Based on the company’s Diamond Compressor, the Bass Comp combines a “low-noise optical compression circuit with a powerful and musical tilt EQ circuit” to create a better bass sound. It boasts an extended frequency response, making it... »

  • Gear Watch: Warwick unveils two new basses: Bootsy Collins and Corvette $$ Special Edition

    The hard working bass builders at Warwick have announced two new bass models: The Bootsy Collins Infinity Signature bass, and the Corvette $$ Special Edition Macassar. The Bootsy Infinity Signature bass is a variation of the company’s Infinity line, with some funky designs added to boot. It’s available as the Black Star or Orange Star... »

  • RIP Chris Feinstein

    Chris Feinstein, who found success as the bassist for Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, has passed away at the age of 42. The cause of death is still unknown, but it was reported that he was found in his Manhattan apartment on Monday morning. His label, Lost Highway Records, issued this statement: “It is with... »

  • Bachman-Turner 2.0

    Fred Turner, a former member of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has come out of retirement to reunite with guitarist Randy Bachman for an album and 2010 tour. In their former band, they sold millions of albums in the 1970’s, with hits such as “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” and “Takin’ Care of Business.” Turner has found a... »

  • Sonic Youth 2010 tour dates

    Sonic Youth, featuring Kim Gordon, will be keeping busy in 2010 with plans for a new album, a DVD release, and creating the soundtrack to a new film by Michel Gondry. But first, they will be touring the southwest U.S. in support of their latest effort, The Eternal Here are the upcoming dates: January 4... »

  • Gerald Veasley pays homage to Grover Washington, Jr.

    Bassist Gerald Veasley will perform a special holiday themed tribute to the late Grover Washington, Jr. today at the Miller Center for the Arts in Reading, Pennsylvania. The tribute comes 10 years after Washington died of a heart attack while in the green room for “The Early Show” on CBS in New York City. Veasley... »

  • Yes announces U.S. tour

    Legendary prog-rockers Yes have announced that they will be touring the U.S. east coast in February, 2010, starting in Concord, New Hampshire and ending up in Boca Raton, Florida. The band features original bassist and founder Chris Squire, and alongside him the current line-up includes Steve Howe, Alan White, Benoit David, and Oliver Wakeman. The... »