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  • Headcat Announces New Bassist, Tour Dates

    Headcat Announces New Bassist, Tour Dates

    Rockabilly supergroup Headcat has been on hiatus since bassist Lemmy Kilmister’s passing in December 2015. Kilmister formed the band with Slim Jim Phantom and Danny B. Harvey back in 1999 and gigged throughout their 15 years. Now Phantom and Harvey have announced the band will continue with a new bassist/vocalist: former Morbid Angel frontman David... »

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  • Mr. Big Releases Track from Upcoming Album

    Mr. Big Releases Track from Upcoming Album

    Billy Sheehan and Mr. Big are gearing up for their ninth album, due to be released on July 7th. Defying Gravity will feature the original lineup of Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Sheehan, and Pat Torpey, although Torpey shares duties with drummer Matt Starr after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The album will also see the... »

  • Thundercat Unveils Extensive World Tour Dates

    Thundercat Unveils Extensive World Tour Dates

    Just a month after wrapping a three-month world tour, bass phenom Thundercat is gearing up to do it all over again. The bassist will be flying between North America, Europe, and Japan starting at the end of May and going through November. Many of the summer performances will be festival appearances, though he will start... »

  • 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for June 4th

    10th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for June 4th

    The Rocky Mountain Bass Slam is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in style. Dubbed “A Decade of Bass Celebration,” the annual event will take place June 4th in Golden, Colorado with a host of incredible bassists including two legends. “In 2017 the RMBS will be featuring two national bass performers in the Legendary Chuck Rainey and... »

  • James Jamerson Bass Up For Auction

    James Jamerson Bass Up For Auction

    A bass guitar owned and played by Motown legend James Jamerson will be up for auction later this month. It’s not his infamously stolen Funk Machine, but it is a 1961 Fender Precision that he owned from 1962 until 1967 or 1968. It was then that the instrument was bestowed by the bass legend to... »

  • Bootsy Collins Shares Health Update

    Bootsy Collins Shares Health Update

    Last week, we reported on funk legend Bootsy Collins being forced to cancel his upcoming tour dates due to a medical emergency. Collins has now had surgery to remove a tumor that was in his ear and took to Facebook to update his fans. “Ahh, Funkateers! We made it out of surgery by the Grace... »

  • Phil Jones Bass Hosts Second Solo Bass Competition

    Phil Jones Bass Hosts Second Solo Bass Competition

    Calling all solo bass players! Phil Jones Bass, La Bella Strings, MTD Basses, and Tsunami Cables are teaming up for a solo bass competition to be held June 3rd in Brooklyn, New York. The day-long event will also include a Bass Expo showing off all the best gear from the sponsors. “In the previous competition,... »

  • Primus and Clutch Team Up for Summer Tour

    Primus and Clutch Team Up for Summer Tour

    In what may be one of the best things to happen all year, Primus and Clutch are teaming up for a summer tour that will span the entire United States. The trek starts July 18th in Charlotte, North Carolina and will tackle the Northeast and Midwest before ending on the West Coast at the Greek... »

  • Bootsy Collins Cancels Tour Dates

    Bootsy Collins Cancels Tour Dates

    Funk bass legend Bootsy Collins has canceled all of his current tour dates after being diagnosed with a tumor behind his ear. The bassist will undergo surgery very soon with the doctor recommending canceling his performances. Collins announced the news on his Facebook page with a positive attitude. “Yep Funkateers! I found out last week... »

  • Happy Eighth Birthday, No Treble!

    Happy Eighth Birthday, No Treble!

    Eight years ago today, we pushed the button and debuted this site to the world. It has been a fun ride – mostly, thanks to the connections we’ve made with you, learning about your music and life through Reader Spotlight, gassing over your Old School gear and sharing your videos. As always, I want to... »