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  • Leland Sklar To Join Phil Collins for North American Tour

    Leland Sklar To Join Phil Collins for North American Tour

    Bass legend Leland Sklar will once again lay down the low end for Phil Collins on a new North American tour scheduled for this fall. The outing will mark the former Genesis member’s first tour on the continent in eight years. It will be a continuation of his “Not Dead Yet Live!” tour, which Sklar... »

  • Yamaha Acquires Ampeg

    Yamaha Acquires Ampeg

    There’s been another big shift in the music industry. Iconic bass amplification company Ampeg has been acquired by the Yamaha Guitar Group. The news was shared in a press release from Loud Audio, LLC, which sold Ampeg from its portfolio. “While saying goodbye to the Ampeg brand is like saying goodbye to an old friend,... »

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  • Fishbone Announce Tour With Classic Lineup

    Fishbone Announce Tour With Classic Lineup

    Fishbone has been been through it’s fair share of members, but they’re throwing it back to their classic lineup for their upcoming tour. They made the announcement on their Facebook page. “Fishbone is back to all original members minus Kendall Jones,” they wrote. “In the last year, drummer Fish and guitarist John Bigham returned and... »

  • Anthrax Releases “Kings Among Scotland” Live DVD/CD

    Anthrax Releases “Kings Among Scotland” Live DVD/CD

    An Anthrax concert is one of the highest energy live shows you’ll ever see. Now one of their performances has been released on a new DVD called Kings of Scotland. The February 2017 show was captured at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow where bassist Frank Bello says they always have a good time. “Playing for... »

  • A Perfect Circle Releases “Eat The Elephant”

    A Perfect Circle Releases “Eat The Elephant”

    Fourteen years after their last studio album, A Perfect Circle has returned with Eat the Elephant. The album has been in the works since at least 2008, though main songwriters Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel have kept busy with other projects. Even with the hiatus, it continues the band’s evolution toward a more melancholy... »

  • Original Meshuggah Bassist Peter Nordin Joins PDP for New Album

    Original Meshuggah Bassist Peter Nordin Joins PDP for New Album

    Original Meshuggah bassist Peter Nordin has come out of musical retirement to join PDP for their upcoming album. PDP, whose last release was 2011’s Mass Delusions, made the announcement on Metal Injection. “It’s truly amazing! Those guys [Meshuggah] have been our heroes since we were kids. It’s a dream come true situation,” they wrote. “Peter... »

  • Lake Street Dive’s “Free Yourself Up” Now Available

    Lake Street Dive’s “Free Yourself Up” Now Available

    Groove master Bridget Kearney and Lake Street Dive have released Free Yourself Up, a 10-song album described as their most intimate and collaborative record to date. The band self-produced it at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. “This album is based in the realities in our time, which have inevitably become part of everyone’s daily... »

  • David Ellefson Announces New Memoir

    David Ellefson Announces New Memoir

    It’s been five years since Megadeth bassist David Ellefson released his autobiography, My Life With Deth. Co-authored with Joel McIver, the book chronicled the founding of the band through his departure. Now he’s announced that he’ll be picking the story back up with a new memoir entitled More Life With Deth. The book is written... »

  • Peter Iwers Quits Cyhra

    Peter Iwers Quits Cyhra

    Peter Iwers has left the ranks of Cyhra, the band has announced. “It’s sad to part ways with Peter as a member, but we are still very good friends and will always be,” Cyhra stated. “He has our full support in this decision and we wish him nothing else than the best in the future.”... »

  • Early New York Dolls Recordings Released in Box Set

    Early New York Dolls Recordings Released in Box Set

    The early days of the New York Dolls have been documented in a new release called Personality Crisis Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975. The 5-CD remastered box set showcases rare and unreleased music from the lineup of vocalist David Johansen, guitarist Johnny Thunders, bassist Arthur Kane, guitarist Sylvain Sylvain and drummer Billy Murcia. It... »