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  • Larry Warrilow, Long-Time Jaco Pastorius Collaborator, Passes

    Lawrence “Larry” David Warrilow, a prominent member of the South Florida music scene and long-time collaborator of Jaco Pastorius, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 18. He was 64 years old. After his family moved to Miami in 1959, Larry became friends with Peter Graves, and his music career started in the 60’s, while... »

  • Furthur Festival: Phil Lesh’s Throwback to Grateful Dead

    After pondering which festivals they would play, bassist Phil Lesh and guitarist Bob Weir of Furthur decided to just make their own. The Furthur Festival will take place at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp, California on May 29th and 30th, with an “Open Aire Soundcheck” scheduled for the 28th. In a throwback to... »

  • Summer NAMM’s “Wanna Play Sunday” to Feature Victor Wooten

    This year’s Summer NAMM show in Nashville will include the first ever “Wanna Play Sunday,” which will be open to the public. The event takes place on Sunday June 20th (the last day of NAMM), and will include music education sessions on how to get endorsed, how to set up a home studio, and more.... »

  • NPR’s Carrie Brownstein Announces Bass Solo Contest

    Carrie Brownstein, former guitarist for Sleater-Kinney, has announced a bass solo contest on her NPR Blog, Monitor Mix. After receiving bass solos on her voicemail from her friend, she thought “If one bass solo could make my day, how would I feel after hearing 10 bass solos, or 20? More importantly, how would you feel?... »

  • Marcus Miller Extends “Tutu Revisited” Tour to the US

    After taking his tour of “Tutu Revisited” through Europe and Japan, bassist Marcus Miller will be bringing his show to the US this summer. Miller will be hitting up the east and west coasts in nine dates, beginning in Georgia at the Atlanta Jazz Festival on May 29th. “Tutu Revisited” refers to Miles Davis’ 1986... »

  • Chickenfoot Working On New Album

    Rock supergroup Chickenfoot, featuring ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, have announced that they have begun work on their second album, with plans to finish it up early next year for a Spring 2011 release. This comes only a couple weeks after the release of their concert DVD, Get Your Buzz on Live. The quartet had... »

  • Low Notes For Nashville Founded to Aid Flood Recovery

    The recent flash floods in the Southeast have wreaked havoc on Nashville, Tennessee. Damage from this natural disaster has been dealt to nearly every member of the music community in the city, and even landmarks such as the Grand Ole Opry are underwater. To bring relief to those musicians who lost their instruments, gear, and... »

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers to Begin Work on New Album

    According to drummer Chad Smith, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will begin recording a new album in July. This will be their 10th studio album, following 2006’s Stadium Arcadium. “We have a lot of material, probably about 20 songs,” Smith told “Pre-production will take a few months, but I’d say by July we’ll be... »

  • Primus Announces Summer Tour and Plans for New Album

    Primus has announced they will be headlining a tour this summer for the first time in almost four years. The band, anchored by Les Claypool’s unique style, will be starting in Toronto in July and finishing up in Tempe, Arizona, with fall dates to be announced soon. The gypsy punks in Gogol Bordello will be... »

  • BlackDiamondSkye Tour Announced

    Alice in Chains, Deftones, and Mastodon are all teaming up for a newly announced fall 2010 trek entitled the “BlackDiamondSkye” Tour. The three bands will make their way across North America in support of each of their newest albums from which the tour name was derived: Alice in Chains’ Black Gives Way to Blue, Deftones’... »