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  • Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Good Stuff – How I Practice” Instructional eBook

    Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Good Stuff – How I Practice” Instructional eBook

    Janek Gwizdala has a new instructional book out. All the Good Stuff – How I Practice revolves around his practice regimen, and the book is full on getting the most out of your instrument, your hands and your ears. Gwizdala dives into more than practicing with tips on getting focused, inspiration, pacing, and finding solutions... »

  • “The Art of McCartney” Tribute Album Draws a Star-Studded Lineup

    “The Art of McCartney” Tribute Album Draws a Star-Studded Lineup

    The Art of McCartney may be the most spectacular tribute album ever assembled for a bassist. McCartney, a legendary singer/songwriter/bassist (The Beatles, Wings and solo), has one of the most enviable catalogs of songs in popular music and a host of his musical contemporaries and descendants signed to sing on the collection of his work.... »

  • Prog-Rockers Gentle Giant Release 1976 Live Show for First Time

    Prog-Rockers Gentle Giant Release 1976 Live Show for First Time

    Gentle Giant might be the prog-rock band that casual fans of the genre overlook. However, the group had a decade-long career (1970-80), turning out creative pieces, often written by bassist/multi-instrumentalist Ray Shulman and keyboardist Kerry Minnear. Fans have long adored the band’s one previous official live album, Playing the Fool, released in the late 1970s.... »

  • 1975 LA Forum Show Second in “From The Vault” Releases from The Rolling Stones

    1975 LA Forum Show Second in “From The Vault” Releases from The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones have issued the second DVD in the band’s From The Vault vintage live performance series. This time out, the Stones take viewers back to a July 12, 1975 concert at the L.A. Forum. The show, which lasted more than 2.5 hours, featured what for many is the classic band lineup — then-new... »

  • Bill Laswell Digs Into “The Process” with Chili Pepper Chad Smith

    Bill Laswell Digs Into “The Process” with Chili Pepper Chad Smith

    Eclectic bassist and producer Bill Laswell has teamed with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and New Orleans pianist/keyboardist Jon Batiste on the new album, . “The original idea was to film unfamiliar musicians playing together in a room with no preconceived direction. Over time it began to transform into making a record,” Laswell... »

  • Job for a Cowboy Releases First Album with New Bassist

    Job for a Cowboy Releases First Album with New Bassist

    Job for a Cowboy’s fourth album, , featuring bassist Nick Schendzielos (also of Cephalic Carnage and the YouTube channel Bassfordays), has been released to critical acclaim. Alternative Press calls it one of the year’s best metal albums. Sun Eater marks the band’s departure from its earlier sound, in favor of “futuristic tones” and “slightly more... »

  • Machine Head Debuts New Bassist on Bloodstone & Diamonds

    Machine Head Debuts New Bassist on Bloodstone & Diamonds

    Machine Head’s first album with new bassist Jared MacEachern (ex-Sanctity guitarist/singer) has been released. is the eighth studio album for the Bay Area-metal outfit. MacEachern replaced previous bassist Andy Duce in 2013. You can check out how he sounds, along with the rest of the band, via the album stream: Bloodstone & Diamonds is available... »

  • Rush Releases “R40” Commemorative Live Video Set Featuring Rare Footage

    Rush Releases “R40” Commemorative Live Video Set Featuring Rare Footage

    If you love Rush and don’t own many on the legendary Canadian trio’s live performance videos, the could be up your alley. The deluxe collector’s set celebrates the 40th anniversary of Rush’s (bassist/singer Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart) recording career in a 6 Blu-ray or 10 DVD box set. It includes... »

  • Flea Contributes Low End to Antemasque’s Debut Album

    Flea Contributes Low End to Antemasque’s Debut Album

    If you feel like you can never have too much Flea in your life, you need to get your hands on supergroup Antemasque’s . Antemasque, which is made up of former members of At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta (who Flea has also played with) recorded the album earlier this year and released it... »

  • Foo Fighters’ “Sonic Highways” Explores America in 8 Songs

    Foo Fighters’ “Sonic Highways” Explores America in 8 Songs

    The Foo Fighters’ project is more than a TV show — it’s a TV show about recording an album in eight cities across the United States, with lyrics penned by bandleader Dave Grohl after he conducts interviews with iconic musicians in each city. The show has already debuted. Now, the album has arrived. Also titled... »