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  • Stevie Wonder Announces Final “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour Dates

    Stevie Wonder Announces Final “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour Dates

    If you missed Nate Watts laying it down on Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life tour, you’ve got one more chance. The R&B legend has announced 20 new North American dates to the tour, which celebrates the ground-breaking album by performing it in its entirety. The trek continues on September 30th at Montreal’s... »

  • Cannibal Corpse Announces Fall 2015 Tour

    Cannibal Corpse Announces Fall 2015 Tour

    Cannibal Corpse, anchored by metal bass legend Alex Webster, have announced a fall tour in continued support of 2014’s A Skeletal Domain. The tour kicks off October 8th at Underbelly in Jacksonville, Florida before snaking up the East Coast, heading west to California, and back east across the South. While most of the performances will... »

  • Iron Maiden Releases First New Single in Five Years

    Iron Maiden Releases First New Single in Five Years

    Prepare to up the irons: Iron Maiden has released their first new music in five years. “Speed of Light” is the first single from the band’s upcoming album, The Book of Souls, which is due out September 4th. Of course, the legendary Steve Harris provides his snarling bass lines to the album in addition to... »

  • Oteil Burbridge to Join Grateful Dead Alumni Band “Dead and Company”

    Oteil Burbridge to Join Grateful Dead Alumni Band “Dead and Company”

    Hundreds of thousands of people witnessed The Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” concert series, marking the final time the “core four” surviving band members would perform together under the band’s moniker. A month later, three of the four band members – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart – have announced a concert on Halloween... »

  • Detroit Bass Day Returns for 2015

    Detroit Bass Day Returns for 2015

    If you hear a rumble coming from the Midwest, don’t worry. It’s just the buildup to Detroit Bass Day on August 8th, 2015. This year’s event will take place at the Detroit Institute of Music Education and promises to be the biggest one yet. Detroit Bass Day 2015 will be hosted by Lola George with... »

  • 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... »