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Marcus Miller Checks In Following Tour Bus Crash

Marcus Miller Checks In Following Tour Bus Crash

Marcus Miller has posted an update on Facebook for the first time since his tour bus crash in Switzerland two weeks ago. His manager Bibi Green had been keeping everyone updated, but the post was the bassist’s own reassurance of his safety. “I’m seriously humbled by the outpouring of love, concern, positive energy and prayers we’ve received since the accident...

Nikki Sixx Writing New Material, Launches Sixx Sense Magazine

Nikki Sixx Writing New Material, Launches Sixx Sense Magazine

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx has been keeping busy, according to a teaser on his Facebook page. After premiering the new song “Sex” earlier this year, the band has been working on more new material. Though he said there were no plans for a new album earlier this summer, it seems we can be expecting something soon. “Obviously there is...

Marcus Miller Injured in Tour Bus Crash

Marcus Miller Injured in Tour Bus Crash

Bass icon Marcus Miller was injured in a crash early Sunday morning in Switzerland after his tour bus tipped over on the A2 highway. The bus driver was killed, while Miller and 11 other passengers were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Police say the cause of the accident is still unclear. Miller’s manager Bibi Green issued an update on...

Chuck Rainey Loses Home to Fire

Chuck Rainey Loses Home to Fire

Chuck Rainey has been dealt another tragedy just 12 months after suffering a stroke, as the 72-year old bassist and family have lost their home to a fire on November 15th. Luckily, the Rainey family is unharmed, but the local fired department described the amount of loss as “quite a lot.” The family has set up a Facebook page to...

Jason Newsted Launches New Online Presence to Connect with Fans

Jason Newsted Launches New Online Presence to Connect with Fans

Jason Newsted is ready to reconnect with his fans, as evidenced by a new official web presence, including his own website and social media outlets. The former Metallica bassist announced the news with a YouTube video. After leaving Metallica in 2001, Newsted worked on albums with Voivod, Papa Wheelie, and Rock Star Supernova, though news of his work became more...

Jack Bruce: Cream 2013 Reunion Plans Scrapped

Jack Bruce: Cream 2013 Reunion Plans Scrapped

In a recent interview with the BBC, rock legend Jack Bruce revealed that plans for a Cream reunion in 2013 have been halted due to a rift between guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. The band, which was one of the first rock supergroups, last reunited in 2005 for four sold out shows. “There was supposed to be [a...

Oteil Burbridge Announces Break from Touring and Tedeschi Trucks Band

Oteil Burbridge Announces Break from Touring and Tedeschi Trucks Band

Oteil Burbridge posted an announcement on his Facebook page yesterday that he’s decided to take a break and leaving the Tedeschi Trucks Band tour, currently in progress. It appears that all is well with the band and Oteil, who shared there’s some personal motivation behind the move. “After 25 years of intensive touring, I have come to the very difficult...

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Wolfgang Van Halen to Tour with Mark Tremonti

Wolfgang Van Halen to Tour with Mark Tremonti

While Van Halen’s tour is on hold, due to Eddie Van Halen’s emergency surgery, Wolfgang Van Halen is going to be staying busy. The bassist is joining Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti on tour. Tremonti is touring in support of his solo effort, All I Was, and had planned to tour with bassist Brian Marshall. Marshall plays with...

Elton John Band Adds Bassist Matt Bissonette to Line-Up

Elton John Band Adds Bassist Matt Bissonette to Line-Up

Elton John has chosen Matt Bissonette to play bass in his band following the passing of Bob Birch, who died in August. The bassist is currently rehearsing with the “Candle in the Wind” singer in preparation of an upcoming North American tour that begins September 11th in Jackson, Mississippi. Bissonette, who’s resume includes work with David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani,...

Rudy Sarzo Joins Queensrÿche

Rudy Sarzo Joins Queensrÿche

A few months after parting ways with Blue Oyster Cult, Rudy Sarzo has joined the ranks of Queensrÿche, or at least singer Geoff Tate’s version of the band. Tate split from the group earlier this year and announced the new lineup on the group’s website. Joining Tate and Sarzo ar Bobby Blotzer, Glen Drover, Kelly Gray and Randy Gane. Sarzo...

Jeff Ament’s New RNDM Band Announces Album and Tour

Jeff Ament’s New RNDM Band Announces Album and Tour

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has teamed up with singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud to form a new band dubbed RNDM. The trio is set to have a busy fall too, with the release of their debut album, Acts, on October 30, with a tour kicking off a few days later on November 2nd. Ament and Stuverud have...

Kathy Valentine Suffers Wrist Injury, Sits Out Tour Dates

Kathy Valentine Suffers Wrist Injury, Sits Out Tour Dates

Go-Go’s bassist Kathy Valentine has been sidelined with a broken wrist and will have to sit out of the band’s current tour. The Go-Go’s are touring in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the hit album Vacation. Valentine, who co-wrote the album, has had surgery to realign the distal radius bone. “The surgery will allow for wrist movement much quicker...