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  • Tribute to The Call’s Michael Been, Featuring his Son, Released in Deluxe CD/DVD Set

    Tribute to The Call’s Michael Been, Featuring his Son, Released in Deluxe CD/DVD Set

    For one night, powerful-yet-underrated ’80s rockers The Call reformed in an astonishingly special way. On April 19, 2013, the band members stepped onstage at The Troubadour in West Hollywood to pay tribute to lead vocalist and bassist Michael Been, who had died in 2010 of a heart attack. Been’s bassist/vocalist son, Robert Levon Been, of... »

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  • Nate Watts to Join Stevie Wonder on “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour

    Nate Watts to Join Stevie Wonder on “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour

    Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life is one of the most brilliant albums ever made. Musicians from all walks of life cite it as a heavy influence, and it was ranked at 57 on the Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time. Wonder will be presenting the album in its entirety on... »

  • Deep Purple Releases Full Graz Concert on “Graz 1975”

    Deep Purple Releases Full Graz Concert on “Graz 1975”

    Fans of Glenn Hughes and Deep Purple (Mark III) can hear the band’s full April 3, 1975 concert at the Liebenauer ice rink in Graz, Austria on , another installment in the The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series. It’s the first time the show has been released in its entirety. The show was one... »

  • Rush to Release 40th Anniversary DVD Collector’s Set

    Rush to Release 40th Anniversary DVD Collector’s Set

    If you can’t get enough of watching Geddy Lee and Rush play live, then a DVD collector’s set of the trio’s performances being released on Nov. 11 should inspire extraordinary glee as it collects some of the legendary band’s best live moments in one place. The R40 – 40th Anniversary Collector’s Box Set features live... »

  • Death from Above 1979 Returns with First Album in a Decade

    Death from Above 1979 Returns with First Album in a Decade

    Death from Above 1979 has returned after a decade-long absence. arrives 10 years after the dance/punk duo released its debut LP, 2004’s You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine. The music is the first to appear from the Canadian pair (bassist/synth player/backup vocalist Jesse F. Keeler and drummer/vocalist Sebastien Grainger) since it reunited in 2011, following... »

  • Inspired Grateful Dead Show with Branford Marsalis Now Available in Official Version

    Inspired Grateful Dead Show with Branford Marsalis Now Available in Official Version

    If not for bassist Phil Lesh, the Grateful Dead’s March 29, 1990 show at the Nassau Coliseum wouldn’t have been quite as noteworthy as it was. On that night, Lesh invited jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis to sit in for one tune — “Birdsong.” He played it, and then, with the band’s encouragement, stayed for the... »

  • Bass Event to Help Bring More Music to Disadvantaged Schools

    Bass Event to Help Bring More Music to Disadvantaged Schools

    Want to help some kids learn more about music while getting your bass fix? You might need to find a way to get yourself to the Second Annual Lords of the Low End event. The 1:00 – 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 La Bella Strings-sponsored event at the Cutting Room in New York City will benefit... »

  • Matt Brewer Reveals Himself as a Bandleader on “Mythology”

    Matt Brewer Reveals Himself as a Bandleader on “Mythology”

    Matt Brewer, one of the younger faces of progressive jazz bass, has released , his first album as a band leader. Brewer may be better known, thus far, for his work on albums like Mike Moreno’s First in Mind and David Binney’s Anacapa. But Mythology may change that. On the record, Brewer, who has played... »

  • Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood Release “Juice”, Announce Tour Dates

    Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood Release “Juice”, Announce Tour Dates

    Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood are together again, and hitting the road behind the four-man-lineup’s fourth album, . Guitarist Scofield, in a track-by-track assessment of the record for Relix Magazine, reveals not only the album’s origins in an effort to reflect the music of the African diaspora, but also talks about all the band members’... »

  • Cannibal Corpse Releases “A Skeletal Domain”

    Cannibal Corpse Releases “A Skeletal Domain”

    Cannibal Corpse has released its 13th album, . Bassist Alex Webster penned four songs on the death-metal outfit’s album, which sees the group pushing the envelope a bit and working outside comfort areas. “Anyone who really listens to this album with an open mind will hear that it’s not same-old same-old,” says Webster, who is... »