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  • Black Sabbath to Record New Album and Plan Final Tour

    Black Sabbath to Record New Album and Plan Final Tour

    It looks like Black Sabbath will be returning to the studio again in 2015, according to Metal Hammer’s interview with Ozzy Osbourne. The band, anchored by bass wizard Geezer Butler, will reportedly record one more album with a final tour cycle. “The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great,” Ozzy told Metal Hammer. “We... »

  • Nate Watts to Join Stevie Wonder on “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour

    Nate Watts to Join Stevie Wonder on “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour

    Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life is one of the most brilliant albums ever made. Musicians from all walks of life cite it as a heavy influence, and it was ranked at 57 on the Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time. Wonder will be presenting the album in its entirety on... »

  • Rush to Release 40th Anniversary DVD Collector’s Set

    Rush to Release 40th Anniversary DVD Collector’s Set

    If you can’t get enough of watching Geddy Lee and Rush play live, then a DVD collector’s set of the trio’s performances being released on Nov. 11 should inspire extraordinary glee as it collects some of the legendary band’s best live moments in one place. The R40 – 40th Anniversary Collector’s Box Set features live... »

  • Bass Event to Help Bring More Music to Disadvantaged Schools

    Bass Event to Help Bring More Music to Disadvantaged Schools

    Want to help some kids learn more about music while getting your bass fix? You might need to find a way to get yourself to the Second Annual Lords of the Low End event. The 1:00 – 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 La Bella Strings-sponsored event at the Cutting Room in New York City will benefit... »

  • Primus and Les Claypool Get the History Treatment in New Book

    Primus and Les Claypool Get the History Treatment in New Book

    With his band, Primus, bassist Les Claypool not only helped bring alt-rock to the world in the early 1990s, but also infused the music scene with tunes that were fun, funky, experimental, and one of a kind. The group’s influence is significant, making it the perfect subject for a book. And now one has arrived... »

  • Neon Trees Reschedule Tour After Bassist’s Surgery

    Neon Trees Reschedule Tour After Bassist’s Surgery

    Just two weeks after announcing their “First Things First” tour, Neon Trees have decided to reschedule several dates due to Branden Campbell’s health. A statement on the band’s website says the bassist recently underwent open-heart surgery for a valve replacement and was advised to take it easy. “The intense touring schedule has been exhaustive and... »

  • Chiodos Announces New Bassist and Drummer

    Chiodos Announces New Bassist and Drummer

    Chiodos has filled out their lineup after announcing that drummer Derrick Frost and founding bassist Matt Goddard left the band to pursue personal interests. The group, who are on tour in support of their latest album DEVIL, have added drummer Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies) and bassist Joe Troy (RX Bandits) to the fold.... »

  • New Slipknot Bassist Revealed?

    New Slipknot Bassist Revealed?

    Ever since Paul Gray’s death in 2010, Slipknot fans have been wondering how the band would replace such an integral member. Their subsequent tours have included former guitarist Donnie Steele on bass, but with a new album and tour coming up the band is rumored to have stopped working with him. Although Slipknot has been... »

  • Snarky Puppy Embarks on World Tour

    Snarky Puppy Embarks on World Tour

    Snarky Puppy is hitting the road for a massive world tour that will cover North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe through the end of the year. The band, anchored by bassist Michael League, will be performing in support of their latest album, We Like it Here, which came out in February. The tour will thoroughly... »

  • “Jaco” Documentary to Get Sneak Peek at Mill Valley Film Festival

    “Jaco” Documentary to Get Sneak Peek at Mill Valley Film Festival

    We’ve been waiting for this. Robert Trujillo is hosting a “work-in-progress screening” of his Jaco documentary next month at the Mill Valley Film Festival. The film, which has been in production since 2012, is described as one capturing “the story of his restless, indestructible spirit” of Jaco Pastorius. The event is part of MVFF Artists... »