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  • Joe Satriani Releases “What Happens Next” with Glenn Hughes

    Joe Satriani Releases “What Happens Next” with Glenn Hughes

    Guitar legend Joe Satriani has just released his sixteenth studio album, What Happens Next, and he lined up a killer trio for it. The record is filled out by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and former Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes. Though he’s known for his progressive style, Satriani took a more straight-forward... »

  • Corrosion of Conformity Releases “No Cross No Crown”

    Corrosion of Conformity Releases “No Cross No Crown”

    Corrosion of Conformity has returned with No Cross No Crown, their first album to feature guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan since 2005’s In the Arms of God. Keenan reunited with the band in 2016 to return them from a trio to a quartet. “It’s been great, definitely good to have the whole crew in effect and go... »

  • Steep Canyon Rangers Announce New Bassist

    Steep Canyon Rangers Announce New Bassist

    The Steep Canyon Rangers have announced a change in the ranks with the addition of bassist Barrett Smith, who will fill the shoes of Charles Humphrey III. Humphrey was the band’s original bassist, but they say Smith is already a great fit. “Our new bass player is Barrett Smith,” Woody Platt stated. “He’s from Columbia,... »

  • James Jamerson’s Family Starts GoFundMe to Raise New Headstone, Scholarship Fund

    James Jamerson’s Family Starts GoFundMe to Raise New Headstone, Scholarship Fund

    Without a doubt, James Jamerson is a huge figure in the history of the electric bass. His work on countless Motown hits inspired scores of bassists while creating the groove that made a generation dance. Now his family wants his burial site to have a headstone to match his legacy. Jamerson’s cousin Anthony McKnight has... »

  • The Stray Cats Reunite For 2018 Concert

    The Stray Cats Reunite For 2018 Concert

    Rockabilly fans rejoice: The Stray Cats are reuniting to perform their first North American performance in 10 years. The original trio of Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom, and Lee Rocker will be performing at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend on Saturday, April 21st. The band, known for hits like “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Wheels of Soul Tour 2018

    Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Wheels of Soul Tour 2018

    Each summer the Tedeschi Trucks Band puts on their Wheels of Soul Tour with a killer lineup. This year is no different as the band has tapped Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band to join them on the 19-date trek. “We all draw from some of the same roots,” co-bandleader Derek Trucks explains. “But... »

  • Mike Gordon Adds New 2018 Tour Dates

    Mike Gordon Adds New 2018 Tour Dates

    Mike Gordon has announced a new string of tour dates in support of his latest album, OGOGO, that will take the bassist and his band through the Northeast. The extra dates which land in March and April, are added to his current 2018 schedule that focuses on the West Coast and South. Gordon’s band consists... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

    Janek Gwizdala Publishes “All The Better Stuff” Instructional Book

    Janek Gwizdala has just published the follow up to 2014’s All The Good Stuff instructional book with a release called All The Better Stuff. Crammed with exercises and lessons for electric bass, the new book is a continuation of the bassist’s dive into his approach to practice. “The entire purpose of this and all of... »

  • Dallon Weekes Leaves Panic! At The Disco

    Dallon Weekes Leaves Panic! At The Disco

    Bassist Dallon Weekes has announced he has left the ranks of Panic At The Disco after eight years with the band. He made the announcement on Instagram. “For the last eight years I’ve had the incredible opportunity to perform in Panic! At The Disco,” he wrote. “While I’m sad to announce that my time with... »

  • Stone Temple Pilots Announce New Tour, Tease Album

    Stone Temple Pilots Announce New Tour, Tease Album

    Stone Temple Pilots will be hitting the road in 2018 for the first time since announcing their new singer Jeff Gutt back in November. Gutt won the job after initially having his music introduced to bassist Robert DeLeo in the summer of 2016. “The guy’s through and through a great singer, and he’s a good... »