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  • 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... »

  • Hacking Spotify: Vulfpeck’s Brilliant Idea to Fund a Tour

    Hacking Spotify: Vulfpeck’s Brilliant Idea to Fund a Tour

    Touring can be a real financial headache for bands these days, not to mention the rising cost of ticket prices for concert-goers. Vulfpeck has found a brilliant solution for both sides in the form of their new album, Sleepify, which is available for streaming on Spotify. Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton describes Sleepify as “the most silent... »

  • Rush’s “Spirit of the Airwaves” Released in US

    Rush’s “Spirit of the Airwaves” Released in US

    Rush fans can now get a more “official” version of the St. Louis ’80 concert bootleg that’s been circulating for years with the release of . Spirit is a recording of a 1980 live broadcast of a show in St. Louis as part of the band’s Permanent Waves tour. And while the 18-song performance from... »