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  • Michael Manring tour update (July – October, 2009)

    Michael Manring has a number of local (San Francisco Bay area) shows scheduled through July, including three performances with acoustic guitarists Alex DeGrassi and Jeff Titus. On July 29th, Manring will be playing a special benefit concert in San Rafael for the victims of the war in Darfur. Complete tour dates and information: Thursday, July... »

  • Bunny Brunel: Ivanhoe re-released

    Bunny Brunel‘s Ivanhoe, originally released in 1983, has been reissued by Planet Blue label today. The CD features eight original compositions by Brunel, with appearances by Chick Corea on Mini-Moog and Fender Rhodes, Herbie Hancock on piano, Stanley Clarke on bass, Tony Williams on drums, Joe Farrell on saxophone, Bill Watrous on trombone, Tom Brechtlein... »

  • Billy Sheehan’s new instructional video: IMHO (In My Humble Opinion)

    Billy Sheehan has released IMHO (In My Humble Opinion), a new DVD through Alfred Music Publishing. The DVD features Billy in his home studio, sharing answers to his most frequently asked questions from fans. Topics include practicing, playing by ear, working with a drummer, and staying in shape. Billy teaches many of his signature bass... »

  • Sly & The Family Stone: The Woodstock Experience

    Sony/Legacy continues to release incredible 2-disc sets in celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, including the 50-minute performance by Sly and the Family Stone on August 16, 1969. To us, bassist Larry Graham was the anchor of this incredible performance and band, and he set the stage for a whole... »

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  • New Release: Wilco (The Album)

    Wilco has released their seventh album, Wilco (The Album), on NoneSuch Records. The album came together after the band’s January 2009 involvement in an Oxfam International benefit project in Auckland, New Zealand. Wilco is an alternative rock band out of Chicago IL, including original members Jeff Tweedy (vocals) and John Stirratt (bass), with guitarist Nels... »

  • NIN Annouces Tour Extension

    Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails has announced band will play a final “handful of shows” in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles beginning August 22. June 12 was supposed to mark the end of the NIN US tour with Jane’s Addiction, but Reznor published a post stating: ““the NIN/JA tour felt like we had... »

  • New Project for Zeppelin Bassist

    Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has started a new rock project with Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters). They are currently in the recording phase of a much anticipated album. In April, Jones had said the following: “I’m working on some other music, which is more rock... »

  • Panic at the Disco Split

    Panic at the Disco has announced they will be splitting in half. The primary song writer Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker will be creating their own project to continue “on a new musical excursion.” Panic at the Disco will continue though, frontman Brandon Urie along with drummer Spencer Smith plan to find replacement members... »

  • Miroslav Vitous: Remembering Weather Report

    Czech bassist Miroslav Vitous, an original member of Weather Report, has released his latest album Remembering Weather Report. The album is acoustic and features Vitous’s original compositions with Franco Ambrosetti (trumpet), Gary Campbell (tenor saxophone), Miroslav (double-bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums) and Michel Portal (bass clarinet). Remembering Weather Report manages to keep with the original, free-flowing... »

  • Mr. Big: Raw Like Sushi 1 and 2 re-released

    Mr. Big: Raw Like Sushi 1 and 2 re-released Mr. Big, featuring bassist Billy Sheehan, have re-released four albums on 2 CD sets, on the Wounded Bird label. Raw Like Sushi: Live/Take Cover includes hte 1994 release Raw Like Sushi-Live and the EP, Take Cover. Raw Like Sushi-Live!/Take Cover track list: Blame It on My... »