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  • Budgie Three-Album Set Released

    Budgie Three-Album Set Released

    Welsh hard rockers Budgie were often thought of as something of a cross between Rush and Black Sabbath. However, the trio, led by bassist/vocalist Burke Shelley, never hit it as big. But, in later years, bands Metallica, Iron Maiden and Megadeth cited the group as an influence. For fans, or people who haven’t yet encountered... »

  • Aubrey Harris Releases Debut Mini-EP

    Aubrey Harris Releases Debut Mini-EP

    Longtime No Treble readers will probably recognize the name of Aubrey Harris. When we first shared one of her videos, she was just 13 years old and went by the name BassGirl5809. She was inspired to pick up the instrument after watching Tal Wilkenfeld play. Now she’s studying at the Berklee College of Music and... »

  • The Avett Brothers Release “True Sadness”

    The Avett Brothers Release “True Sadness”

    The Avett Brothers have released their ninth studio album, True Sadness. The record is the first studio release in three years from the Americana stalwarts, and one that draws on a host of influences, according to the band led by brothers Seth and Scott Avett, including Queen, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimmie Rodgers, Tom Petty, Nine... »

  • Percy Jones Releases Debut With MJ12 Project

    Percy Jones Releases Debut With MJ12 Project

    Instrumental jazz/fusion/prog band MJ12, featuring Percy Jones (Brand X, Soft Machine, David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Steve Hackett) has released its self-titled debut album. The band draws its name from “Majestik 12, which was supposedly a group of 12 scientists and engineers assembled in the late 40s to investigate UFOs,” Jones said. There’s speculation as to... »

  • Michael Franti & Spearhead Releases “Soulrocker”

    Michael Franti & Spearhead Releases “Soulrocker”

    Michael Franti & Spearhead has released its ninth studio album, Soulrocker. The band is most well known for the 2009 hit “Say Hey (I Love You),” co-written by bassist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Carl Young, who has been an integral member of the band since its beginning in 1994. This time out, Franti produced in collaboration... »

  • Cream Bass Play-Along Book Released

    Cream Bass Play-Along Book Released

    You can learn to play bass lines created by one of rock’s best-ever bassists, the late Jack Bruce, with the help of a new play-along book. Hal Leonard Corp. has published “Cream – Bass Play-Along Vol. 52” includes tab and companion audio to help you learn some of the power trio’s most well-known songs: “Badge,”... »

  • Jonathan Moody Releases EP with Sheet Music

    Jonathan Moody Releases EP with Sheet Music

    Bassist Jonathan Moody drew on his classical background for his seven-song EP, Music for Our Hands. Moody, also known in the music industry as GHS Strings’ social media manager and a bow tie aficionado (which he nods to on the EP’s cover), also taps twenty years of gigging in the southwest Michigan music scene for... »

  • Christian McBride a Major Presence on Warren Wolf’s Latest

    Christian McBride a Major Presence on Warren Wolf’s Latest

    Vibraphonist/composer Warren Wolf has released his third solo album, Convergence. The record features the work of virtuoso bassist and five-time Grammy Award winner Christian McBride and other big names in modern jazz, including drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, pianist Brad Mehldau and guitarist John Scofield. McBride also produced the album and serves as a mentor to... »

  • Prophets of Rage Announce Make America Rage Again Tour

    Prophets of Rage Announce Make America Rage Again Tour

    Guitarist Tom Morello, drummer Brad Wilk and bassist Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine fame have teamed up with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real to form Prophets of Rage. The politically themed band blends elements of each of the members’ respective groups. If you’re wondering what that sounds like, check this... »

  • U2 Releases Tour Concert Film with Bonus Material

    U2 Releases Tour Concert Film with Bonus Material

    U2 concluded its Innocence and Experience tour with an epic performance in Paris, captured in the 2.5-hour concert film, iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris, available on Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray set includes the film, with guest performances by Eagles of Death Metal and Patti Smith, as well behind-the-scenes footage, additional music videos and... »