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  • ZZ Top Releases “The Very Baddest” Compilation

    ZZ Top Releases “The Very Baddest” Compilation

    It’s not often that a greatest hits collection includes material recorded for a variety of different labels over the course of a career. But ZZ Top fans are in luck with 2-disc set, , which includes music issued by three labels during the legendary Texas blues rockers’ career, which began back in 1969. The band... »

  • Overkill Releases 17th Studio Album

    Overkill Releases 17th Studio Album

    Stalwart New Jersey thrash band Overkill has released its 17th studio album, . With songs written by bassist D.D. Verni and singer Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (both founding members,) White Devil Armory is packed with the thrash sound that Overkill fans have come to prize in the band’s long recording career, which began in 1985. The... »

  • Head Cat Releases “Fool’s Paradise” Deluxe Edition

    Head Cat Releases “Fool’s Paradise” Deluxe Edition

    If you loved The Head Cat’s 2006 album Fool’s Paradise, then you will definitely want to pick up the of the record from the rockabilly supergroup composed of Lemmy (Motorhead, of course), drummer Slim Jim Phantom (of The Stray Cats fame) and guitarist Lenny B. Harvey (Lonesome Spurs, Rockats). The set not only includes the... »

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  • ZZ Top Postpones Tour for Dusty Hill Surgery

    ZZ Top Postpones Tour for Dusty Hill Surgery

    ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill has been sidelined after suffering from kidney stones. The bearded four-stringer will need surgery to remove them, which will force the band to postpone the launch of their summer tour. “ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill is slated to undergo surgery to remove two kidney stones this week, necessitating a delay... »

  • Julie Slick and Marco Marchera Team Up for “Fourth Dementia”

    Julie Slick and Marco Marchera Team Up for “Fourth Dementia”

    Fourth Dementia, Julie Slick’s album of bass duets with Italian bassist/songwriter Marco Machera, is a work rooted in spontaneity. The pair met back in 2010 through the Three of a Perfect Pair Music Camp. The duo began collaborating in April of this year after the Crimson ProjeKCt’s European tour, where Slick played some dates in... »

  • Hot Tuna Releases “Live at the Fillmore West, June 3, 1971”

    Hot Tuna Releases “Live at the Fillmore West, June 3, 1971”

    It was the final Saturday night at the legendary San Francisco concert venue, Fillmore West. Who played that night — July 3, 1971? Well, Quicksilver Messenger Service closed the night, but Hot Tuna got the crowd going with its performance, captured on . The group, anchored as always by bassist Jack Casady and guitarist Jorma... »

  • Yes Releases “Heaven & Earth”

    Yes Releases “Heaven & Earth”

    So many of the classic Yes elements are in place for , the latest record from the progressive rock pioneers: Chris Squire on bass, Steve Howe on guitar, and Roger Dean’s artwork on the cover. There’s one new element though — Jon Davison has taken over on vocals from Benoit David, who had handled lead... »

  • Mastodon Announces North American Fall Tour

    Mastodon Announces North American Fall Tour

    Three weeks after releasing their sixth studio album Once More ’Round the Sun, Mastodon is set to take their show once more ’round North America this fall. The tour kicks off on October 15 at Revolution in Boise, Idaho before criss crossing the U.S. with a stop in Montreal for good measure. The fall outing... »

  • Deep Purple Announces North American Tour Dates

    Deep Purple Announces North American Tour Dates

    After touring Europe this year, Deep Purple will be bringing their NOW What?! tour to North America, starting August 4th. The outing is in support of their 19th studio album of the same name that was released last year. The band, anchored by bass powerhouse Roger Glover, will start their journey in Arizona before snaking... »

  • Big Wreck Releases “Ghosts”

    Big Wreck Releases “Ghosts”

    One of the first things you notice about the title track from Big Wreck’s fourth album, , is the bass line laid down by Canadian bassist Dave McMillan. McMillan, known for previous work with a variety of artists, from Justin Beiber to Fefe Dobson, was part of a more than six-month long recording process at... »