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  • Christian McBride Big Band Releases “Bringin’ It”

    Christian McBride Big Band Releases “Bringin’ It”

    He started his career as a band leader by Gettin’ To It, but now Christian McBride is Bringin’ It on his new big band album. It’s the famed jazz bassist’s second album with his big band, which has a few new members this go around. The adjustment was a quick one. “These guys know my... »

  • 11-String Bassist Jean Baudin Releases Third Solo Album, “2600”

    11-String Bassist Jean Baudin Releases Third Solo Album, “2600”

    Extended range bassist Jean Baudin has released his third solo bass album, entitled 2600. The bassist recorded the entire 27-track album using only his 11-string Kenneth Lawrence bass and a pedalboard. “Having recorded my previous two solo ‘bass’ albums with a strict set of boundaries (no overdubs or edits), I wanted to try something different... »

  • Mastodon Releases “Cold Dark Place” EP

    Mastodon Releases “Cold Dark Place” EP

    Hot on the heels of Emperor of Sand, Mastodon has returned with a new EP entitled Cold Dark Place. Anchored by bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, the four-song album is compiled from previously unreleased tracks. Three of the four songs are from the album were recorded during the sessions for 2014’s Once More ’Round the Sun while... »

  • Etienne M’Bappe Anchors New John McLaughlin Live Album

    Etienne M’Bappe Anchors New John McLaughlin Live Album

    In March of 2017, John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension played two nights of sold-out shows at the world-renowned London jazz club Ronnie Scott’s. It was a special occasion for McLaughlin, whose history with the club goes as far back as the 1960’s when he was a member of the house band. He and his... »

  • Prophets Of Rage, Featuring Tim Commerford, Releases Debut Album

    Prophets Of Rage, Featuring Tim Commerford, Releases Debut Album

    Last year, fans of heavy music that grooves were elated at the formation of Prophets of Rage. The rap-rock supergroup includes three members of Rage Against the Machine (guitarist Tom Morello, drummer Brad Wilks, and bassist Tim Commerford), two members of Public Enemy (DJ Lord and Chuck D), and one member of Cypress Hill (B-Real).... »

  • The Foo Fighters Return with “Concrete And Gold”

    The Foo Fighters Return with “Concrete And Gold”

    The Foo Fighters are back with their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold. The album features an eclectic array of styles that came to leader Dave Grohl in a burst of inspiration, standing in stark contrast to 2014’s Sonic Highways. Bassist Nate Mendel holds it all together, no matter the writing arrangements. “It’s really been... »

  • Ringo Starr Recruits Paul McCartney and All-Star Bassists For “Give More Love”

    Ringo Starr Recruits Paul McCartney and All-Star Bassists For “Give More Love”

    It’s safe to say that in the 60 years he’s been playing drums, Ringo Starr has made a few friends. So for his new release, Give More Love, he’s getting by with a little help from them – including a few of the top bass players in the world. The former Beatle’s 19th solo album... »

  • Alter Bridge Releases “Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities”

    Alter Bridge Releases “Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities”

    After releasing The Last Hero late last year, Alter Bridge is back with a live album packed with extras. Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities is a 3 CD set that captures the band’s performance at the famous London venue on November 24th, 2016. The 19-track recording spans the first two CDs, digging into... »

  • Death From Above Release New Album, Announce Tour

    Death From Above Release New Album, Announce Tour

    Death From Above (aka Death From Above 1979) has released their third studio album, entitled Outrage! Is Now. Comprised of the duo of vocalist/drummer Sebastien Grainger and bassist/keyboardist Jesse F. Keeler, the band’s new release is an exploration of pushing the limits of their sound. “We both wanted to see how far we could take... »

  • Mike Gordon Releases OGOGO, Readies Fall Tour

    Mike Gordon Releases OGOGO, Readies Fall Tour

    Mike Gordon’s fifth solo album, OGOGO, is now available. The Phish bassist tapped longtime partners Scott Murawski (guitar/vocals), Robert Walter (keyboards), John Morgan Kimock (drums) and Craig Myers (percussion) for the record, although it wasn’t the same old recording session for the musicians. Producer Shawn Everett helped to coax new sounds out of them. “All... »