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  • The Wood Brothers Release Live Album, Announce Tour Dates

    The Wood Brothers Release Live Album, Announce Tour Dates

    The Wood Brothers are back with a new live album and tour for 2017. The trio of guitarist Oliver Wood, bassist Chris Wood, and drummer Jano Rix have just released Live At The Barn, which sees the band performing at a beautiful and bittersweet venue. Late drummer/vocalist Levon Helm regularly featured the Wood Brothers at... »

  • Nathan East Returns with “Reverence”

    Nathan East Returns with “Reverence”

    Two years ago and after forty years as first call bassist to the world’s top artists, Nathan East released his debut solo album. Now he’s back with Reverence. The 12-song album features many of the same artists he’s worked with over the years, including Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Kirk Whalum, Yolanda Adams, Chick Corea, and... »

  • Bill Laswell Collaborates with Gnawa Musicians For “TAGNAWWIT”

    Bill Laswell Collaborates with Gnawa Musicians For “TAGNAWWIT”

    Bill Laswell has always been about mixing different cultures in his music, and his latest release is a stellar example of why it works so well. The bassist/producer teamed up with Maâlem Mokhtar Gania to create TAGNAWWIT – Holy Black Gnawa Trance, an album that fuses Gnawa from Africa with Western music. “GNAWA (or Gnaoua)... »

  • Gone is Gone Releases “Echolocation”

    Gone is Gone Releases “Echolocation”

    After releasing an EP last summer, Mastodon bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders and his project Gone is Gone have released their debut full-length album, entitled Echolocation. The band also includes Queens of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen, At the Drive-In drummer Tony Hajjar, and keyboardist Mike Zarin. The album ranges from dark ambient grooves to grittier... »

  • The Dropkick Murphys Return with “11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory”

    The Dropkick Murphys Return with “11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory”

    The Dropkick Murphys are back with their ninth studio album, 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory, their first since 2013’s Signed and Sealed in Blood. Anchored by bassist/vocalist Ken Casey, the album was influenced by the band’s work with their charity The Claddagh Fund, whose mission statement is to “raise money for the most... »

  • Tim Lefebvre Featured on Posthumous David Bowie EP

    Tim Lefebvre Featured on Posthumous David Bowie EP

    One year after his passing, a new David Bowie album has been released. No Plan is a four-song EP featuring the previously released track “Lazarus” plus three songs from the Lazarus musical. The tracks are the pop legend’s final recordings. As with his final full-length Blackstar, bass monster Tim Lefebvre holds down the low end... »

  • Mark Egan and Dade Reissue “Dade In The Shade”

    Mark Egan and Dade Reissue “Dade In The Shade”

    Dade, the all-star group featuring bassist Mark Egan, has released a remastered version of their album Dade in the Shade. The band also features Danny Gottlieb, Jeff Laibson, David Weissbrot, David Drubin, Lew Soloff, David Taylor and Pete Levin. “Dade is an all-star group playing original music and improvisations,” Egan shared. “Originally released in 1990,... »

  • MonoNeon Releases New EP for 2017

    MonoNeon Releases New EP for 2017

    Experimental bassist MonoNeon is starting 2017 off with a brand new EP entitled Seflie Quickie 2wooo. The 6-song album is described as “avant-garde funk and hip-hop [that gives] you a sonic glimpse inside MonoNeon’s surrealism brain.” MonoNeon was the last bass player to work with the superstar Prince, and as such you can hear the... »

  • Bob Marley and the Wailers “Live!” Album Reissued

    Bob Marley and the Wailers “Live!” Album Reissued

    Bob Marley’s historic Live! album has been reissued in a three-LP set with never-before-released music. The original album, released in December 1975, was compiled from the second of two performances at the Lyceum Theatre in London on July 17 and 18, 1975. Driven by the genius bass lines of Aston “Family Man” Barrett, the band’s... »

  • Rush’s 2112 Gets Special 40th Anniversary Re-Release

    Rush’s 2112 Gets Special 40th Anniversary Re-Release

    Forty years ago, Rush released one of the most epic albums of all time. Now Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart are celebrating with a special 40th Anniversary Edition of 2112 that features extensive liner notes, outtakes, and previously unreleased live tracks. “Although [2112] was the band’s fourth album, it’s generally considered to be... »