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  • Duff McKagan and The Levee Walkers Release New Songs

    Duff McKagan and The Levee Walkers Release New Songs

    In 2015, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan teamed up with Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin for a new group called the Levee Walkers. Based in Seattle, the band recently recruited local singer-songwriter Ayron Jones to release the songs “All Things Fade Away” and “Madness” on a two-song EP.... »

  • Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

    Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

    Bassists will be getting their due in a new documentary called Beneath The Bassline. Directed by Nick Wells, the film features loads of interview time with some of the greatest bass players in the world. Wells traveled to Fodera Guitars, Sadowsky Guitars, and Aguilar Amplification in New York to get the scoop on gear and... »

  • Guns N’ Roses Plot 2017 Tour Dates

    Guns N’ Roses Plot 2017 Tour Dates

    If you missed the Guns N’ Roses reunion, you’ll have another shot to see the band in action in the coming year. Duff McKagan and crew have announced 2017 dates for their “Not in This Lifetime” Tour. The trek will take them across the U.S. and Canada with a special stop in St. Louis, Missouri.... »

  • The Damned Documentary Available on DVD/Blu-ray

    The Damned Documentary Available on DVD/Blu-ray

    A documentary film about seminal British punk band The Damned, by the maker of the “Lemmy” documentary about late Motörhead bassist/bandleader Lemmy Kilmister, is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead features interviews with Lemmy (who had a brief stint with the group), fans like Guns ’n’... »

  • Guns N’ Roses Reunion Tour Dates Announced

    Guns N’ Roses Reunion Tour Dates Announced

    The wait is over. Guns N’ Roses have announced the specifics for their “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour. The outing will be bring together original members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan with longtime collaborators Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, and new keyboardist Melissa Reese. The band played their first reunion show at... »

  • Guns N’ Roses: Sweet Child O’ Mine, Live 1992

    Guns N’ Roses: Sweet Child O’ Mine, Live 1992

    I’ve been getting pumped up for the Guns N’ Roses reunion this year by checking out older performances, and this one caught me. Shot in Tokyo in 1992, the video starts with Duff McKagan riffing for Axl Rose to intro the band with “Sail Away Sweet Sister” and “Bad Time” before kicking into “Sweet Child... »

  • Guns N’ Roses Announce Reunion Performance

    Guns N’ Roses Announce Reunion Performance

    After months of speculation, Guns N’ Roses have officially announced that the band will reunite in 2016. Singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan are all confirmed in the lineup, which is set to headline the Coachella Music Festival on April 16th and 23rd at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The... »

  • Duff McKagan Speaks on Upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

    Duff McKagan Speaks on Upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

    In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Duff McKagan opened up about his thoughts on his upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N’ Roses. “I don’t [know what’s going to happen]. I know I’m going to go. I can’t, at all, speak for anybody else. And... »

  • Jane’s Addiction Releases “The Great Escape Artist”

    Jane’s Addiction Releases “The Great Escape Artist”

    After nearly two years of writing and with the help of three bassists, Jane’s Addiction have released The Great Escape Artist. The new record is their fourth studio album and their first since their 2008 reunion. After the departure of Eric Avery in 2010, Jane’s Addiction began writing the album, enlisting the help of former... »

  • ZZ Top Honored with “A Tribute From Friends” Album

    ZZ Top Honored with “A Tribute From Friends” Album

    A new tribute album to “Little Ol’ Band from Texas” is now available, featuring performers from across the music world. ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends is the fourth collection of covers to pay homage to the southern rock legends and has all their classic hits. Among the lineup is former Fleetwood Mac bassist John... »