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  • More “Jaco” Documentary Screenings Scheduled; Joni Mitchell Footage Added

    More “Jaco” Documentary Screenings Scheduled; Joni Mitchell Footage Added

    Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s labor of love film about the late, legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, Jaco — A Documentary Film, is getting two small-scale advance screenings this summer: Aug. 14 at the Frida Theater in Santa Ana, California and Aug. 16 at Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, with a few other additional dates to be announced... »

  • Identity of Slipknot Bassist Confirmed; Fall Tour Announced

    Identity of Slipknot Bassist Confirmed; Fall Tour Announced

    The identity of Slipknot’s bassist is no longer a mystery. Band leader Corey Taylor recently revealed on Chris Jericho’s podcast, Talk Is Jericho, that, as suspected, that former Mastodon tech/onetime guitarist for Krokodil, Alessandro “Vman” Venturella is in the band, along with new drummer Jay Weinberg, son of Max Weinberg, son of the E Street... »

  • Korn To Play Debut Album In Entirety On US Tour

    Korn To Play Debut Album In Entirety On US Tour

    Metal mainstays Korn have announced that they will be celebrating their self-titled debut album by performing it in its entirety on an extensive US tour. Focusing on more intimate venues, the trek will begin at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and snake across the entire country over the month of October. The record, which was... »

  • Judith Owen Announces After Party Tour with Leland Sklar

    Judith Owen Announces After Party Tour with Leland Sklar

    Welsh singer/songwriter Judith Owen is teaming up again with bass legend Leland Sklar for a handful of U.S. tour dates. Dubbed the “After Party” Tour, the trek will see the duo performing at theaters in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York during mid-September. Sklar has been playing with Owen since recording her... »

  • Alice Cooper’s Original Bassist Releases Book About Band’s Rise to Fame

    Alice Cooper’s Original Bassist Releases Book About Band’s Rise to Fame

    Back before Alice Cooper was known only as one man, it was the name of an entire band. And that band’s bassist was Dennis Dunaway, who co-wrote Alice Cooper (in terms of either the band or the man) hits like “School’s Out” and played on iconic albums like Billion Dollar Babies. Dunaway has now released... »

  • Motörhead Announces North American Tour Dates

    Motörhead Announces North American Tour Dates

    Lemmy Kilmister and Motörhead are headed back out on the road. The band has announced a North American tour for August and September that will span from California to New York with several stops in between. The string of dates kicks off August 19th in Riverside, California with Saxon and Crobot in support. Motörhead will... »

  • Soilwork Announces New Bassist

    Soilwork Announces New Bassist

    Swedish melodic death metal outfit Soilwork has announced a changing of the guard in the low end. Longtime bassist Ola Flink has amicably parted ways with the group 17 years after he first joined. The bassist, who appeared on all of Soilwork’s releases since 1998’s Steelbath Suicide, will be taking time to focus on other... »

  • Hot Tuna Announce Summer Tour Dates

    Hot Tuna Announce Summer Tour Dates

    Legendary blues rock duo Hot Tuna is hitting the road again this summer with a string of tour dates in Hawaii and the Northeast. Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen will be performing mainly in their acoustic setting to start the tour, which begins on June 19th in Honolulu. Their tour wraps up with four electric... »

  • The Bassist’s Guide to Injury Management Now Available as eBook

    The Bassist’s Guide to Injury Management Now Available as eBook

    Dr. Randy Kertz has reissued his seminal work, The Bassist’s Guide to Injury Management, as a downloadable eBook. The book covers a wide range of common and uncommon physical issues that bass players may face. Dr. Kertz explains injuries and conditions that may occur as well as prevention and treatment options for each. A symptom... »

  • Chris Squire Diagnosed with Leukemia

    Chris Squire Diagnosed with Leukemia

    Bass legend Chris Squire has been diagnosed with an uncommon form of leukemia called Acute Erythroid Leukemia, according to a post on the Yes website. The bassist, who co-founded the influential prog-rock band, will be receiving treatment in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona during the next few months. Squire’s treatment will force him to sit... »