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  • Aidan Hampson Releases Steely Dan Transcription Book

    Aidan Hampson Releases Steely Dan Transcription Book

    Steely Dan fans will want to check out Aidan Hampson’s latest transcription book, which documents the bass lines from the band’s biggest hits. The 13-song collection covers their most prolific period from 1972’s Can’t Buy a Thrill to 1980’s Gaucho. Featuring hits like “Reelin’ In The Years”, “My Old School”, “Peg”, and more, the book... »

  • The Rolling Stones Release “Blue & Lonesome”

    The Rolling Stones Release “Blue & Lonesome”

    The Rolling Stones are back with their 25th studio album, entitled Blue & Lonesome. Produced by bassist and Blue Note Records president Don Was, the album is the iconic rock band’s first full-length album to feature only cover songs. Blue & Lonesome is described as a tip of the hat to their early years as... »

  • Alain Caron and UZEB Announce Reunion Tour

    Alain Caron and UZEB Announce Reunion Tour

    25 years after they called it quits, jazz/rock fusion pioneers UZEB will be hitting the road a reunion tour. The trio of bassist Alain Caron, guitarist Michel Cusson, and drummer Paul Brochu last performed at a farewell concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 1992 to a crowd of 96,000 people. “A few months ago,... »

  • Peter Iwers Quits In Flames

    Peter Iwers Quits In Flames

    Nearly 20 years after joining the band, longtime In Flames bassist Peter Iwers has announced he’s leaving the Swedish metal outfit to pursue other ventures. He made the announcement on his Facebook page. “Friends, I have decided to leave In Flames to pursue other endeavours. As a result, this current US tour will be my... »

  • Eric Clapton Announces 2017 U.S. Performances with Nathan East

    Eric Clapton Announces 2017 U.S. Performances with Nathan East

    Eric Clapton has announced a four-date run in the U.S. for 2017 that will include two nights each in New York City’s Madison Square Garden and the Forum in Los Angeles. The former Cream guitarist has previously stated he will not be touring much anymore due to his health issues and age, making these concerts... »

  • New Rush Documentary Available Now

    New Rush Documentary Available Now

    Rush’s Time Stand Still documentary is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. The film documents the band’s 40-year history, centered on the band’s final R40 tour. Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson share personal stories about the band’s career while much of the film focuses on the trio’s fans, as well. “A lot of... »

  • Brandi Disterheft Releases “Blue Canvas”

    Brandi Disterheft Releases “Blue Canvas”

    Brandi Disterheft has returned with her fourth album as a leader, entitled Blue Canvas. With veteran pianist Harold Mabern and drummer Joe Farnsworth in tow, the jazz bassist/vocalist goes deep on a mix of classic and original tunes. “Aside from an array of classic standards from Clifford Brown, Bobby Timmons, and Tadd Dameron, I chose... »

  • Mike Watt Releases Historic Live Album

    Mike Watt Releases Historic Live Album

    A special piece of history has been released with Mike Watt’s Ring Spiel Tour ’95 album. It was a special time for Watt, who was just beginning his solo work after years of working with The Minutemen and fIREHOSE. His first solo album, Ball-Hog or Tugboat? was released in February 1995, and he took the... »

  • Jason Heath Releases “Winning The Audition”

    Jason Heath Releases “Winning The Audition”

    Bassists looking to get orchestral jobs have a new resource thanks to Jason Heath’s new book, Winning the Audition. Heath, who hosts the Contrabass Conversations podcast, interviewed musicians from the world’s top orchestras to get the scoop on what it took to get their gigs. “This book is broken down into eight chapters covering the... »

  • Lake Street Dive Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    Lake Street Dive Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    Lake Street Dive have announced an extensive US tour slated to start in February. The tour will kick off February 16th in Boston, Massachusetts before covering the East Coast and heading west to end up in Los Angeles, California on March 21st. The band, anchored by bassist Bridget Kearney, will be continuing their trek in... »