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  • Midwest Rhythm Summit Set for April 20-22

    Midwest Rhythm Summit Set for April 20-22

    The Midwest Rhythm Summit is returning for 2018 on April 20th through the 22nd! The instructional three-day event, which focuses on drum and bass, was started by Rhythm Intensive – the duo made up of John Anthony Martinez and session ace Chuck Rainey. They will present sessions for bassists and drummers alongside a host of... »

  • Glenn Hughes Announces Classic Deep Purple Live Tour Dates

    Glenn Hughes Announces Classic Deep Purple Live Tour Dates

    Rock legend Glenn Hughes will be revising part of his earlier days in music this year with a 17-date tour. “Classic Deep Purple Live” will showcase the bassist/vocalist’s time in Deep Purple during the MKIII and MKIV lineups. Hughes was a member of the group from 1973 to 1976 and was featured on four studio... »

  • New Benjamin Orr Biography Due This Fall

    New Benjamin Orr Biography Due This Fall

    Eighteen years after his passing, The Cars bassist and vocalist Benjamin Orr will be the focus of a new biography. Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars by Joe Milliken details the life and times of the rock star. The author spent a decade working on the book. “There is an interesting aspect about Ben... »

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  • King Crimson Releases “Live In Vienna”

    King Crimson Releases “Live In Vienna”

    Another recent King Crimson performance has been released as a live album. Live In Vienna, December 1st, 2016 is a three-disc set that has the two set evening spread across discs one and two with the third offering encores and ambience. “Disc three includes a series of soundscapes edited into newly sequenced pieces,” the album’s... »

  • Arild Andersen Releases “In-House Science”

    Arild Andersen Releases “In-House Science”

    Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen has released a new live album called In-House Science. The largely improvised jazz album features his trio consisting of Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia from a stellar 2016 performance. “[The trio’s] energies are arguably best captured in a live context, and here the three musicians deliver a characteristically smoking performance at... »

  • Chicago Looks Back with “VI Decades Live”

    Chicago Looks Back with “VI Decades Live”

    Chicago has been steadily rocking the world since the ’60s. Now the band is celebrating with Chicago: VI Decades Live, a 4CD/1DVD set that captures the band across the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s, and 2010’s. While the set does not include current bassist Jeff Coffey, it does feature longtime low-enders Peter Cetera and Jason... »

  • Dug Pinnick Joins MC5 Kick Out The Jams 50th Anniversary Tour

    Dug Pinnick Joins MC5 Kick Out The Jams 50th Anniversary Tour

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of The MC5’s seminal album Kick Out The Jams, and Wayne Kramer is going to celebrate it in style. The guitarist, who founded the band in 1964, has assembled an incredible band for the MC50th Anniversary tour featuring Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, Zen Guerilla singer... »

  • Marco Mendoza Burns It Down on New Dead Daisies Album

    Marco Mendoza Burns It Down on New Dead Daisies Album

    The Dead Daisies have released their fourth studio album, Burn It Down, featuring the bass work of the mighty Marco Mendoza. This time around Mendoza is joined by his newest rhythm section partner, Deen Castronovo, who joined the band last year. The rest of the lineup includes guitarists Doug Aldrich and David Lowy with vocalist... »

  • Failure Returns With “In The Future” EP

    Failure Returns With “In The Future” EP

    Failure has released the first of a set of new EPs that will culminate in a full-length LP this fall. In The Future is the band’s first new music since their 2015 comeback, The Heart Is A Monster and will set the stage for the 2018 releases, which will focus on the disconnect between technology... »

  • Story of the Year Splits With Philip “Moon” Sneed

    Story of the Year Splits With Philip “Moon” Sneed

    Story of the Year has parted ways with longtime member Philip “Moon Valjean” Sneed. Both the band and the bassist announced the news on social media. “Story of the Year is announcing the departure of guitarist/bassist Philip “Moon” Sneed today,” the band wrote on Twitter. “He will be dedicating more time to Greek Fire, Goldfinger,... »