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  • New Book Delves Into Ron Carter’s Work

    New Book Delves Into Ron Carter’s Work

    Finnish author Mikko Nurmi explores the recorded work of jazz bassist Ron Carter in his new book, The Art of Ron Carter. The 152-page book features not only 130 musical examples and six full-length transcriptions, but also a general overview of the career of Carter, who is believed to be the most recorded bassist in... »

  • All-Star Concert to Celebrate Jack Bruce’s Music Set for Fall

    All-Star Concert to Celebrate Jack Bruce’s Music Set for Fall

    Almost a year to the day after Jack Bruce’s death, musicians will gather at London’s Roundhouse to celebrate the music of the late, great bassist best known for his work with Cream. Bruce’s influence as a rock bassist and songwriter can’t be overestimated. He wrote Cream songs like “White Room,” and former Pink Floyd bassist... »

  • Peter Hook to Perform All of Joy Division’s Songs at Special May Show

    Peter Hook to Perform All of Joy Division’s Songs at Special May Show

    Former Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook and his band, The Light, will conclude its short spring touring schedule with a May 18 performance of every track ever recorded by Joy Division. The date is significant in Joy Division history — it’s when, in 1980, lead singer Ian Curtis took his own life. The remainder... »

  • Primus Announces Summer Tour Dates

    Primus Announces Summer Tour Dates

    Primus will be hitting the road again this summer with a U.S. tour focusing on the East Coast and Midwest. Fronted by bassman Les Claypool, the trio will kick things off with an appearance at the All Good Festival before snaking their way to end up at the Sumtur Amphitheater in Papillion, Nebraska on August... »

  • Rush To Celebrate Album Art in Upcoming Book

    Rush To Celebrate Album Art in Upcoming Book

    If you love the artwork on Rush albums almost as much as you love the music made by the Canadian trio, you’re in luck: you can pre-order The Art of Rush, a coffee table book detailing how artist Hugh Syme designed the group’s album art. In the early days, Syme carefully hand-crafted elements for album... »

  • The Levin Brothers Announce Tour Dates

    The Levin Brothers Announce Tour Dates

    After releasing their first ever album together last year, Pete and Tony Levin have announced twelve date tour of the Northeastern United States. The musical brothers duo will kick things off in Rosendale, New York at the Rosendale Cafe on March 14th before covering most of New York state with stops in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and... »

  • US Department of Transportation Issues Final Ruling on Flying with Instruments

    US Department of Transportation Issues Final Ruling on Flying with Instruments

    Hoping to fly with your bass in tow? The U.S. Department of Transportation has ruled that traveling musicians can place their instruments in overhead bins, if there’s space available, and if not, a second seat may be purchased for an instrument. Additionally, the DOT offers this advice: “Because the rule does not require that musical... »

  • Foo Fighters’ Bassist Tours With Solo Side Project, Album Due Soon

    Foo Fighters’ Bassist Tours With Solo Side Project, Album Due Soon

    Foo Fighters’ bassist Nate Mendel is hitting the road alone this spring. He’s touring to promote the release of If We Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week by his solo side project, Lieutenant. The album comes out on March 10 and Mendel’s first Lieutenant date is March 18 at SXSW... »

  • Former Testament Bassist Focusing on New Work with Guitarist Collaborator

    Former Testament Bassist Focusing on New Work with Guitarist Collaborator

    Bassist Greg Christian, following his second departure from thrash metal band Testament, has formed the core of a new band. Christian, who was an original member of Testament and left the band in 1996 and returned in 2004 only to step away 10 years later, has joined forces with guitarist Artak Ozan of Kinnefret, and... »

  • Rush Celebrates a Career Spanning Four Decades with North American Tour

    Rush Celebrates a Career Spanning Four Decades with North American Tour

    A whole slew of Rush albums are being reissued vinyl in commemoration of the band’s more than four decades of music making, and now the Canadian trio featuring bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee will continue the celebrations with the R40 Live Tour. The tour, which begins May 8, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will visit 34 North American cities.... »