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  • Black Sabbath to release “Best Of” album

    Black Sabbath, featuring bassist Geezer Butler, front-man Ozzy Osbourne, drummer Bill Ward and guitarist Tony Iommi, will release their best of album on June 15th. This band is unquestionably one of the most influential Hard Rock bands to date. VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock ranked them second to only Led Zeppelin. They have... »

  • SMV to headline Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

    A festival with likely the longest name in festival history, The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF), kicks off today and runs through June 20th, in Rochester, NY. SMV, the bass trio consisting of Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten is among the festival’s headlining acts. More than 800 musicians will perform in more... »

  • Missy Raines & the New Hip

    Missy Raines & the New Hip Bassist Missy Raines is on the road, touring with her new band, Missy Raines & the New Hip, and showcasing her new musical directions. The tour follows the band’s February release, Inside Out. As Missy puts it, she “is now stepping out to make a longtime dream come true;... »

  • Super 400: Sweet Fist

    Super 400 is working on their latest soon to be released album, Sweet Fist, and No Treble got a sneak preview of the rock monster’s work. The record was recorded on tape at legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, and adds another gem to their discography. In their words the album “stands for power and... »

  • Playboy Jazz Festival: the bassists

    This weekend’s Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl will include two days of great music and great bass players. Highlights include Dave Holland with his big band, Esperanza Spalding and John Patitucci with the Wayne Shorter Quartet. Here’s a more complete lineup: Saturday performances include Jimmy Cobb’s So What Band featuring Wallace Roney, Norman... »

  • SongKick: Never miss a concert

    How often do you find yourself jumping from site to site for you favorite bands, trying to find out when they are on tour? SongKick makes it easy! It is a social-concert site dedicated to concert recommendations. You can import your Last.FM top 50 to track, post pictures from concerts you’ve attended, track specific bands,... »

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  • John Entwistle Bass Book

    John Entwistle Bass Book

    The John Entwistle Bass Book is a new book featuring transcriptions of Entwistle’s amazing bass lines from 19 songs by The Who. Transcriptions are presented in standard notation, tabs, and chord symbols and detailed performance notes are included as well. The 127-page book also contains a section on Entwistle’s career, playing styles and equipment. »

  • Kai Eckhardt: New Live Performances

    Kai Eckhardt and Blue Coast Records producer Cookie Marenco hit the studio last week and recorded Kai performing four new solo pieces. The duo used a new recording technique called E.S.E. (Extended Sound Environment), which “brings the Live performance to you in a holographic sound experience”. The team used five microphones and Kai played three... »

  • Christian McBride tour update

    Bassist Christian McBride is on road with his quintet, Christian McBride & Inside Straight. Here are the dates for the summer: June 11: Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA June 12: Anthology in San Diego, CA June 13 & 14: Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA Jun 15: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA June 17-20:... »

  • Edo Castro: Sacred Graffiti

    Bassist Edo Castro is recording his next album, Sacred Graffiti, the follow up to his 2006 release, Phoenix. Edo is joined by special guests David Friesen, Michael Manring, Dan Zinn, Ray Cooper and Percy Jones on the release, coming out later this year on the Passion Star Records label. Check out Edo in a live... »