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  • Gaudi Features Levin, Laswell, Edwin and More on New Album

    Gaudi Features Levin, Laswell, Edwin and More on New Album

    London-based music producer Gaudi has tapped a wealth of bassists for his latest album, entitled Magnetic. Drawing inspiration from the RareNoise Records catalog, the composer blends electronica, rock, jazz, and ambient music for a tapestry of sounds. “It is not a departure from the Gaudi we know and love,” a press release states, “however, Magnetic... »

  • King Crimson Announces U.S. Fall Tour

    King Crimson Announces U.S. Fall Tour

    If you missed King Crimson’s mighty “double quartet formation” earlier this year, you’re in luck. The iconic prog-rock band has unveiled tour dates for the fall that will cover the East Coast and Midwest with a special Texas concert in the mix. “The new dates see the group performing in some states and cities that... »

  • Mr. Big Releases “Defying Gravity”

    Mr. Big Releases “Defying Gravity”

    Mr. Big is back with a new album, entitled Defying Gravity. Their ninth album features the band’s original lineup of Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, and Pat Torpey as well as further drum work by Matt Starr. It is also the return of them working with producer Kevin Elson. While the album includes a... »

  • The Wood Brothers Announce Fall Tour Dates

    The Wood Brothers Announce Fall Tour Dates

    The Wood Brothers have been hard at work this summer with the Tedeschi Trucks Band for their Wheels of Soul Tour. Now the trio, anchored by bass guru Chris Wood, has announced their tour plans for the fall with dates in October and November. The trek kicks off after another supporting gig with the Tedeschi... »

  • Moe. On Indefinite Hiatus After Rob Derhak Diagnosed With Cancer

    Moe. On Indefinite Hiatus After Rob Derhak Diagnosed With Cancer

    Tough news to report: moe. has announced an indefinite hiatus after bassist Rob Derhak was diagnosed with cancer. The band made a statement on their Facebook page: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, moe. will be going on indefinite hiatus effective August 1st, 2017,” they wrote. “We will play our remaining 2 shows in July (7/21 PlayStation... »

  • Victor Wooten Announces New Album, Fall Tour

    Victor Wooten Announces New Album, Fall Tour

    Get ready: Victor Wooten has announced he will be releasing a new solo album this fall. TRYPNOTYX will be available on September 5th and will be his first solo record since 2012. The bass guru will is joined by his latest trio featuring monster drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini. Guest artists will include... »

  • Original Dixie Dregs Announce Reunion

    Original Dixie Dregs Announce Reunion

    It’s official: the original lineup of the Dixie Dregs will be reuniting for a tour in 2018. Rumors of the legendary band’s reunion have been swirling since 2015, but it was made official in a video that Rod Morgenstein made for Rock, Roots, & Blues – Live. Original Dregs bassist Andy West will be taking... »

  • Marcone and Philp Publish Updated Edition of “Managing Your Band”

    Marcone and Philp Publish Updated Edition of “Managing Your Band”

    If you’ve ever been in a band, you know the hardest part is managing it. If that’s something you’ve been struggling with, Stephen Marcone and David Philp have some advice in the new sixth edition of their book, Managing Your Band – Artist Management: The Ultimate Responsibility. The 344-page book is aimed at helping DIY... »

  • Donald “Duck” Dunn Biography and Transcription Book Coming Soon

    Donald “Duck” Dunn Biography and Transcription Book Coming Soon

    It’s hard to talk about the giants of bass without bringing up Donald “Duck” Dunn. As a session bassist for Stax-Volt, he laid down the groove to hits by Booker T. & the MGs, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, and more. Many will also remember him as... »

  • Justin Chancellor: New Tool Album 90 Percent Done

    Justin Chancellor: New Tool Album 90 Percent Done

    It’s been 11 years of waiting for a new album, but Tool’s Justin Chancellor says that the band is most of the way done with their next release. “We’re about 90 percent there,” he told the MetalSucks podcast. “We’ve just been really picky over what we want to put on this new album and really... »