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  • “On Air” Compiles Early Rolling Stones Recordings

    “On Air” Compiles Early Rolling Stones Recordings

    Listen up, Rolling Stones fans: the legendary rock band has put out a new compilation album called On Air. The 18-song collection brings together live and studio performances from various BBC shows between 1963 and 1965, during which time Bill Wyman was starting to produce some of his most iconic bass lines. Tracks include takes... »

  • Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method Reissued

    Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method Reissued

    Bass master Ron Carter has teamed up with 1630 Jazz Books to re-release his Comprehensive Bass Method instruction book and two song books. The 84-page bass method book builds on the original from the 1970s with “several of his compositions, a transcription, new photographs and video links to Ron demonstrating several exercises.” Designed for both... »

  • U2 Release “Songs of Experience”

    U2 Release “Songs of Experience”

    U2 has followed up their 2014 album Songs of Innocence with Songs of Experience. Like its predecessor, the group’s 14th album looks back on the band’s career and lessons learned through the years. Adam Clayton explains that through everything they’ve experienced, it boils down to simple things: “The idea is what has it taught us?... »

  • Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” Gets 40th Anniversary Reissue

    Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” Gets 40th Anniversary Reissue

    It’s been 40 years since Rush released A Farewell To Kings. The album, which notably features the hit “Closer to the Heart” among others, is being celebrated by the trio with a reissue including a massive box set. Anchored by the incredible bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee, each version of the reissue includes a remastered version of... »

  • Bobby Vega Releases “Matters of the Heart” EP

    Bobby Vega Releases “Matters of the Heart” EP

    Bobby Vega has a reputation, or maybe several. He’s known for his incredible knowledge of bass gear. He’s known for being the go-to bassist in the Bay Area. He’s also known for grooving his ass off with a pick, but that’s not all there is to his playing. Now fans who know his funk and... »

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  • Moe’s Rob Derhak Declared Cancer Free

    Moe’s Rob Derhak Declared Cancer Free

    Back in July, Moe. announced that they were going on hiatus after Rob Derhak was diagnosed with cancer. Now the bassist has some good news to share. “After being scanned, poked, and prodded my Dr.’s have given me a green light,” he wrote on Facebook. “Did I kick cancers ass? No, it beat me up... »

  • David Ellefson Brings Back Combat Records

    David Ellefson Brings Back Combat Records

    Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is reviving the legendary thrash label Combat Records through his EMP Label Group. Combat was founded in 1983 and was known for representing bands like Exodus, Circle Jerks, Death, Agnostic Front, and more. It also signed Megadeth and released the band’s debut album, Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!,... »

  • Julian Lage Trio Announces 2018 Tour Dates

    Julian Lage Trio Announces 2018 Tour Dates

    Modern jazz bass master Scott Colley will be joining guitarist Julian Lage for his upcoming European and North American tour dates. Lage’s trio, filled out by drummer Kenny Wollesen, will be trekking in support of their new album, Modern Lore, due out next year. The group will begin the year in Italy, winding through Europe... »

  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Returns with “Who Built The Moon?”

    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Returns with “Who Built The Moon?”

    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds has released their third studio album, entitled Who Built the Moon? The release is anchored by two bassists: Samuel Dixon and Jason Falkner. Each lays down muscular, driving bass lines to make the rock album danceable. That makes sense especially for Dixon, who has also played for and produced artists... »

  • Yes Releases “Topographic Drama: Live Across America”

    Yes Releases “Topographic Drama: Live Across America”

    Yes has released a new live album, Topographic Drama: Live Across America, taken from the legendary prog band’s U.S. tour in 2016 and 2017. The album title is a play on the songs from the tour which included their 1980 album Drama in its entirety plus the first and fourth sides of the 1973 release... »