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  • Robert Trujillo Talks Jaco Projects

    Robert Trujillo Talks Jaco Projects

    Metallica’s Robert Trujillo never met Jaco Pastorius, but like many bassists, Trujillo is a lifelong fan. Trujillo’s ties to Jaco have been growing over the last four years, starting with obtaining Jaco’s famed Bass of Doom back in 2010. Stolen in 1986 and resurfaced in 2006, the bass was the subject of a long and... »

  • Chris Squire Working on Autobiography

    Chris Squire Working on Autobiography

    Yes founder and bassist Chris Squire is in the process of writing his autobiography, with the help of his actor friend Vincent Gallo, according to an interview with BANG Showbiz. They’ve been working on the book for about a year, Squire says. The pair meet and talk about Squire’s life, then Gallo transcribes the conversations.... »

  • Scott LaFaro’s 1825 Prescott Bass Gifted to International Society of Bassists

    Scott LaFaro’s 1825 Prescott Bass Gifted to International Society of Bassists

    Few musicians can change the way others play their instrument, but Scott LaFaro was one of those special few. LaFaro’s free and floating style was more reminiscent of a saxophonist. His playing, especially with pianist Bill Evans, made people see the bass in a different light. Like too many of our favorite musicians, LaFaro’s life... »

  • Flea Joins Former Mars Volta Members to Form Antemasque

    Flea Joins Former Mars Volta Members to Form Antemasque

    Music lovers all over were heartbroken last year at the dissolution of Mars Volta. The group, which in the end was anchored by bassist Juan Alderete, split after a dispute between founders Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Now, the duo has apparently made amends to form a new band called Antemasque. The quartet is rounded... »

  • Fleetwood Mac Reunite with Christine McVie, Announce Tour

    Fleetwood Mac Reunite with Christine McVie, Announce Tour

    The Mac is back — and that’s the full, classic version of Fleetwood Mac — and it’s going to tour North America this fall. The “On With the Show” tour begins Sept. 30 in Minneapolis at the Target Center. Keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Christine McVie will tour with the band for the first time in 16 years, and... »

  • California Breed, Featuring Glenn Hughes, Announces Debut Album

    California Breed, Featuring Glenn Hughes, Announces Debut Album

    Vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion) has joined up with former Black Country Communion bandmate Jason Bonham (drums) and newcomer Andrew Watt (guitar/vocals) to form the new band California Breed. The trio shares co-writing credits on its debut self-titled album, which will be released on May 20. The group came together... »

  • Megadeth Announces World Tour

    Megadeth Announces World Tour

    Megadeth is hitting the road for a 25-country, four-continent “Killing Road” world tour that will begin following guitarist/bandleader Dave Mustaine’s sold-out April 12 “Symphony Interrupted” performance with the San Diego Symphony. After he collaborates with the symphony on the “Summer” and “Winter” movements of Vivaldi’s “The Four Season” and Bach’s “Air” (on the G string)... »

  • Rocco Prestia Issues Health Update, East Coast Benefit Events Announced

    Rocco Prestia Issues Health Update, East Coast Benefit Events Announced

    Last year, we reported that Tower of Power bassist Rocco Prestia was once again battling serious health issues. The bassist has now issued an update about his condition on the band’s website. “First off I’d like to thank everyone who has either donated to my medical fund or given their time and energy,” he stated.... »

  • Seventh Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for May 18

    Seventh Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for May 18

    The Rockies will be rumbling this spring at the 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam. The day of bass celebration is set for Sunday, May 18th from 1pm to 6pm at the historic Oriental Theatre in Denver, Colorado. The Bass Slam will include solo bass and bass duo performances with a jam session at the... »

  • Phish Announces Summer 2014 Tour Dates

    Phish Announces Summer 2014 Tour Dates

    Phish has announced their summer 2014 tour agenda. The iconic jam band will spend the season covering the East Coast from Massachusetts to Georgia from July to August. They’ve also stated that there will be no more East Coast dates for the rest of the summer and fall. The band will be playing at several... »