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  • Mötorhead’s “Under Cöver” Album Now Available

    Mötorhead’s “Under Cöver” Album Now Available

    Lemmy Kilmister was always a big fan of other people’s music. Now that’s evidenced even further with a new Mötorhead album called Under Cöver, which sees the trio putting their own spin on their favorite songs. Taken from recordings over the past 25 years, the collection includes cover versions of songs by artists ranging from... »

  • Stryper Parts Ways With Timothy Gaines

    Stryper Parts Ways With Timothy Gaines

    Longtime Stryper bassist Timothy Gaines is no longer in the band, he confirmed in a recent interview. Rumors had been swirling for the past year, but Gaines told KNAC.com that the split is true. “The Stryper thing is a touchy subject right now,” Gaines said. “I can’t really elaborate on too much of it. You... »

  • Oteil Burbridge Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Oteil Burbridge Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Oteil Burbridge has been keeping plenty busy with Dead & Company for the past couple years, but he’s also been working on his own music. Now the groove monster has announced a new solo album and tour. Water in the Desert will be released on October 20th and is tied together by a central theme.... »

  • Bootsy Collins Announces New Album

    Bootsy Collins Announces New Album

    Funkateers rejoice! Bootsy Collins has announced he will be releasing a new album this October entitled World Wide Funk. The star-studded record will be his first release in six years. “The whole concept was not only about playing music or being current on this album, but about teaching people how to funk for themselves so... »

  • New Mastersounds Bassist Pete Shand In Need of Emergency Surgery

    New Mastersounds Bassist Pete Shand In Need of Emergency Surgery

    The New Mastersounds have announced that groove guru Pete Shand needs your help. The bassist, who is also working on Bernard Purdie’s new album, is in need of an emergency surgery to correct his spine. The band made the announcement on their Facebook page. “Pete needs your help for emergency surgery this week!” the band... »

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  • Intronaut’s Joe Lester Joins Secret Chiefs 3 For Summer Tour

    Intronaut’s Joe Lester Joins Secret Chiefs 3 For Summer Tour

    Fretless bassist Joe Lester has announced he will will be holding down the low end for Secret Chiefs 3 this summer. The Intronaut bassist made the announcement on his Facebook page. “Those who know me well could easily tell you that Secret Chiefs 3 are one of my all-time favorite bands,” he wrote. “Their utterly... »

  • Bryant Fabian Marsalis Releases “Do For You?”

    Bryant Fabian Marsalis Releases “Do For You?”

    The killer jazz trio of saxophonist Lance Bryant, drummer Jason Marsalis, and bassist Christian Fabian have teamed up to release Do For You? The album, which also features guest artist Gates Thomas on keys, is rooted in the jazz tradition and tinged with the blues. It includes eight original tunes with four written or co-written... »

  • Cliff Burton’s Father Donates Royalties To Music Scholarships

    Cliff Burton’s Father Donates Royalties To Music Scholarships

    Cliff Burton’s playing has inspired generations of players, and now we know that his royalty checks have been helping, too. In a new interview with the Metallica podcast Alphabetallica, the bass legend’s 92-year-old father Ray revealed that he’s been donating the fallen bassist’s royalties to fund local music scholarships. “One of the things from the... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Publishes eBook on Bass Chords

    Janek Gwizdala Publishes eBook on Bass Chords

    If you’re curious about playing chords on the bass or you just want to hone your skills, you’re in luck. Janek Gwizdala has released Chordal Harmony: A Comprehensive Guide to Chords on Bass. The extensive eBook includes bass and treble clef notation as well as TAB for learning the exercises. Furthermore, accompanying HD video will... »

  • Jeff Berlin Reimagines “Joe Frazier” for 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl

    Jeff Berlin Reimagines “Joe Frazier” for 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl

    Jeff Berlin’s classic song “Joe Frazier” has always been an inspiration for bassists. Originally released on his album “Pump It”, the track features killer unison riffs and an amazing bass solo. Now Berlin is celebrating the track with a 30th-anniversary edition 12-inch vinyl that will feature the original recording plus a completely reimagined version. “My... »