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  • 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... »

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  • 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... »

  • Primus Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Primus Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Primus fans rejoice! Les Claypool and the gang have announced a new album, entitled The Desaturating Seven, will be released on September 29th. It’s their first studio album of original material since 2011’s Green Naugahyde and will feature the band’s classic lineup of Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde, and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander. The bass... »

  • Former Nirvana Bassist Krist Novoselic’s New Band Releases Debut Single

    Former Nirvana Bassist Krist Novoselic’s New Band Releases Debut Single

    Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and his new band Giants in the Trees have released their first single, called “Sasquatch.” The band formed last year after a jam session and has played a handful of dates in their home state of Washington. “Giants in the Trees are a Rock Band hailing from Wahkiakum County, Washington,”... »

  • Adam “Nolly” Getgood Leaves Periphery

    Adam “Nolly” Getgood Leaves Periphery

    After five years and four studio albums, bassist Adam “Nolly” Getgood has announced he will be leaving the ranks of Periphery. Getgood, who blew fans away in 2012 with a bass cam version of “Make Total Destroy”, made a statement on the band’s Facebook page. “A few weeks ago I came to the decision I... »

  • Mike Gordon Announces New Solo Album and Tour

    Mike Gordon Announces New Solo Album and Tour

    Phish bassist Mike Gordon is gearing up to release a new solo album this September. OGOGO will be available September 15th followed by a fall tour by the bassist’s own band. The 13-song album includes several that were debuted live at the Sierra Music Festival in June as well as “Let’s Go”, which Phish originally... »

  • MonoNeon Returns with “A Place Called Fantasy”

    MonoNeon Returns with “A Place Called Fantasy”

    The supremely funky and delightfully avant-garde MonoNeon has returned with a brand new album entitled A Place Called Fantasy. The 11-song record features the artist on multiple instruments, including his unbelievable grooves on the bass. “The album is weird, Lo-Fi, funny, raunchy, minimalistic, lackadaisical, and introspective,” a press release explains. “Even with all the strange... »

  • Rex Brown Releases Solo Debut Album

    Rex Brown Releases Solo Debut Album

    After much anticipation, former Pantera bassist Rex Brown’s solo album is finally. Smoke On This… showcases the musician’s many sides. He plays bass and guitar as well as taking lead vocals. While his past with heavy metal shines through, the album is also heavily influenced by classic rock acts ranging from the Beatles to Led... »