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  • Cannibal Corpse Releases “Red Before Black”

    Cannibal Corpse Releases “Red Before Black”

    Legendary death metal band Cannibal Corpse has returned with their fourteenth album, Red Before Black. Anchored by bassist Alex Webster, the new album sees the return of producer Erik Rutan, who previously worked on 2006’s Kill, 2009’s Evisceration Plague, and 2012’s Torture. The new release is a return to their more visceral sound. “We always... »

  • Duff McKagan and The Levee Walkers Release New Songs

    Duff McKagan and The Levee Walkers Release New Songs

    In 2015, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan teamed up with Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin for a new group called the Levee Walkers. Based in Seattle, the band recently recruited local singer-songwriter Ayron Jones to release the songs “All Things Fade Away” and “Madness” on a two-song EP.... »

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  • John Davis and Janek Gwizdala Team Up for Bass Duo Album

    John Davis and Janek Gwizdala Team Up for Bass Duo Album

    The double bass meets the electric bass in a new album from John Davis and Janek Gwizdala, aptly entitled Bass Duo. The six-song album features the bassists in an inspired state that was captured in a rush. “Recorded live to tape (yes real tape) in under an hour, this album brings together two long-time bass... »

  • Rhonda Smith Anchors Jeff Beck’s Live at the Hollywood Bowl

    Rhonda Smith Anchors Jeff Beck’s Live at the Hollywood Bowl

    Fans of blues and rock will want to check out Jeff Beck’s latest DVD, Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Recorded in the summer of 2016, the live concert featured songs from the guitar god’s entire career, as far back as The Yardbirds right up to his latest release, Loud Hailer. It also features a plethora... »

  • Weezer Mixes The Beach Boys and The Clash on New Album, “Pacific Daydream”

    Weezer Mixes The Beach Boys and The Clash on New Album, “Pacific Daydream”

    The new Weezer album was supposed to be a darker, moodier counterpoint to their last self-titled record referred to as The White Album. However, when the band got together a different mood presented itself. Pacific Daydream is their 11th album and shows a new tonal character for the group. “I’m going to say [it sounds]... »

  • King Crimson Releases “Official Bootleg: Live In Chicago, June 28th, 2017”

    King Crimson Releases “Official Bootleg: Live In Chicago, June 28th, 2017”

    King Crimson’s latest formation is captured in a new official bootleg from this summer. Official Bootleg: Live In Chicago, June 28th, 2017 is a two-CD live release featuring the low-end stylings of Tony Levin, who describes the concert as “One of our best.” The rest of the band includes Mel Collins (Saxes & flute), Robert... »

  • Bootsy Collins Releases “World Wide Funk”

    Bootsy Collins Releases “World Wide Funk”

    Funk master Bootsy Collins has returned with World Wide Funk, a star-studded album with guest artists ranging from Chuck D. to Dennis Chambers to Buckethead. It’s the former James Brown bassist’s first album in six years. Like any good funk album, World Wide Funk has some killer bass thanks to Collins himself as well as... »

  • The Who Releases “Maximum A’s and B’s”

    The Who Releases “Maximum A’s and B’s”

    Much of John Entwistle’s best bass work is showcased in a new collection from The Who. Maximum A’s and B’s compiles the band’s complete singles discography into a five-disc box set. The collection has 86 tracks from their time with four labels: Brunswick, Reaction, Track, and Polydor. It begins with songs they released as The... »

  • David Crosby Features The Bass on “Sky Trails”

    David Crosby Features The Bass on “Sky Trails”

    The legendary David Crosby is continuing a prolific period in his solo career with the release of Sky Trails. Featuring the bass talents of Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Mai Agan, and Andrew Ford, the album leans towards more jazz vocabulary and has some bass highlights. Among the original songs is a fantastic take on Joni... »

  • Buster Williams Featured on Eddie Daniels/Roger Kellaway Recording, “Just Friends”

    Buster Williams Featured on Eddie Daniels/Roger Kellaway Recording, “Just Friends”

    Resonance Records has unearthed another incredible performance with Just Friends: Live at the Village Vanguard by Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway. Recorded at the famed New York City jazz club in 1988, the never-before-heard recording was captured by label founder George Klabin during a week-long run. “I just placed the mic on the table facing... »