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  • Christian McBride Joins Chick Corea’s Freedom Band Tour

    Christian McBride Joins Chick Corea’s Freedom Band Tour

    Bassist extraordinaire Christian McBride will be traveling all over the world in his upcoming tour with the new Chick Corea Freedom Band. The quartet also features saxophonist Kenny Garrett and drummer Roy Haynes. The group as a whole first played together for Corea’s Remembering Bud Powell, but each member has worked with one another in... »

  • BOSS Announces Loop Station Contest

    BOSS has launched the “Loop Station World Championship” for musicians using any RC-Series looping product to showcase their work and enter to win prizes. To enter, you need to upload a video of you using one of BOSS’s RC-series looping products to Youtube, and fill out an entry form on BOSS’s website. The title of... »

  • Iron Maiden Announce New Album Release Date, Free Download and Tour

    Iron Maiden unveiled the artwork and releases date of their upcoming studio album, The Final Frontier. The band’s new CD will be available Monday, August 16th. Until then they are giving away the first single, “El Dorado,” as a free download. The Final Frontier will be the group’s 15th studio album, following up on 2006’s... »

  • Rush to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    As if a new documentary, a new album, and a new tour isn’t enough to keep the members of Rush busy, the legendary Canadian rockers will be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 25. The group will receive their star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard, just four days before they begin... »

  • Jeff Berlin and Players School to Host One Week “Intensive Music” Program

    Jeff Berlin and his Players School of Music has announced a “One Week Intensive Music Program” will take place in September. The event is open to bassists, guitarists, keyboardists and drummers of all skill levels. “I’ve said so many negative things about so much of music education, that my reputation is riding upon the very... »

  • Smashing Pumpkins Announce Tour with New Bassist

    With the new addition of bassist Nicole Fiorentino, the Smashing Pumpkins have announced a summer tour of the U.S. with plans to visit South America and Australia later this year. Frontman Billy Corgan promises the music will be “a balance of classics, a few obscure ones, and new Teargarden material.” The band is also planning... »

  • Andy Hess Joins Rhythm Devils for Summer Tour

    Former Gov’t Mule bassist Andy Hess will be hitting the road this summer with The Rhythm Devils, featuring Grateful Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. The band will also showcase Sikiru Adepoju, Davy Knowles, and guitarists Keller Williams and Tim Bluhm, who will trade duties throughout the tour. According to the Rhythm Devils website,... »

  • Summer Bass Event Roundup

    There are plenty of bass events taking place this summer. Here’s a list of the ones hitting our radar so far. NH Bass Fest 2010 The New Hampshire Bass Fest is a four day event including ensembles, master classes, labs, guest artists, concerts and luthier displays. The event takes place June 16-19, 2010 at Southern... »

  • Fender’s Band of Skulls Bass Guitar Giveaway

    Fender’s contest to give away a Jazz Bass hand-painted by Band of Skulls bassist Emma Richardson, is running through Monday. The bass is signed by the entire band. Five second-place winners will receive the band’s debut album, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey. Band of Skulls is coming off a successful U.S. tour that included performances... »

  • Future of the Left Continuing Tour With Replacement Bassist

    Future of the Left has recently posted upcoming European tour dates despite the recent departure of bassist Kelson Matthias. Matthias announced his decision to leave the band through their MySpace blog. The upcoming shows are being handled by bassist Steven Hodson, who is the bassist for Oceansize and Kong. The tour dates are as follows:... »