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  • D’Angelo Debuts Long-Awaited Album, Featuring Pino Palladino

    D’Angelo Debuts Long-Awaited Album, Featuring Pino Palladino

    2014 has been a good year for sneak albums, but R&B master D’Angelo may have taken the cake by releasing over the course of a weekend. The album, which is his first in fourteen years, is a tremendous return that pushes his art forward while keeping true to his voice. D’Angelo took a more serious... »

  • New Hal Leonard Tab Book Teaches You How to Play Famous Rock Lines

    New Hal Leonard Tab Book Teaches You How to Play Famous Rock Lines

    Looking for a book that teaches you how to play some classic and new rock hits? Hal Leonard’s latest, could help. The paperback in the “Tab +” series not only includes tab for some bass classics, it also offers info on the gear you need to have, recording techniques, historical info, and playing tips (including... »

  • Whote Builds New Album’s Drone Music On Bass

    Whote Builds New Album’s Drone Music On Bass

    Six-string bass is one of the building blocks of drone artist Whote’s (Thomas Watkiss) latest album, Whote II: Moons. Watkiss is the performer on and producer of the record, creating songs with not only the bass, but also distorted guitar, field recordings, and minimal keyboards. Whote is noted for its experimental music, and Moons continues... »

  • Gov’t Mule Goes Pink On Live Album

    Gov’t Mule Goes Pink On Live Album

    Six years ago on Halloween, Gov’t Mule dressed up in another band’s music. The jam band/Allman Brothers offshoot, featuring Jorgen Carlsson on bass, performed Pink Floyd covers from albums including Dark Side of the Moon, Animals, The Wall, and Wish You Were Here. The 2008 show at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, was recorded and... »

  • “DiY Electric Bass” Teaches Bass In A Simple Way

    “DiY Electric Bass” Teaches Bass In A Simple Way

    Do you know someone who would really love to play bass, but wants to learn in their own time and in their own way? Then DiY (Do It Yourself) Electric Bass: Learn to Play Anywhere and Anytime could be the book he or she needs. The book by Ron Manus and L. C. Harnsberger, is... »

  • Yes Live Set Features Music From Two 1970s Albums

    Yes Live Set Features Music From Two 1970s Albums

    Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome, a 2 CD/DVD set Blu-ray disc, combines songs from two favorite Yes albums: 1971’s The Yes Album and 1977’s Going for the One, in one live package recorded during the band’s spring 2014 tour. “These are two bodies of music that many of the most devout Yes... »

  • The Who Bass Tab Anthology Covers Some of John Entwistle’s Top Songs

    The Who Bass Tab Anthology Covers Some of John Entwistle’s Top Songs

    If John Entwistle’s iconic bass lines for The Who have always eluded you, a new book has arrived to help out. from Alfred Publishing will help you play some of the late, great rock bassist’s most famous lines. The transcriptions in the 104-page book include: Baba O’Riley Bargain Behind Blue Eyes Boris the Spider Eminence... »

  • Adam Armstrong Appears on Second Slow/Fast Release With Ken Thomson

    Adam Armstrong Appears on Second Slow/Fast Release With Ken Thomson

    Jazz clarinetist, sax player and composer Ken Thomson has released his second album with the group Slow/Fast, again showing how to combine the worlds of jazz and contemporary classical music. Distortion even appears in the group’s music, indicating rock influences as well. The second album, called , sees Slow/Fast featuring all of its original members,... »

  • Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin Released

    Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin Released

    Acclaimed singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s 2012/13 Old Ideas World Tour featured what many critics called his best band ever. That band featured bass guitarist/upright bassist Roscoe Beck, who also served as the band’s musical director. The sound the band made with Cohen as he supported his Old Ideas album was captured in film and audio recordings... »

  • AC/DC Keeps It Classic With “Rock or Bust”

    AC/DC Keeps It Classic With “Rock or Bust”

    2014 proved to be a rough year for AC/DC, with illness pulling founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young’s out of the stalwart Australian hard rock band as it prepared to release its 15th studio internationally-released album. Legal problems have also left the position of drummer Phil Rudd unclear, heading into a 2015 tour to support the... »