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Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, and Steve Swallow Return with “Life Goes On”
New Albums

Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, and Steve Swallow Return with “Life Goes On”

Carla Bley has just released a new trio album on ECM called “Life Goes On.” The pianist once again worked with her longtime musical partners of saxophonist Andy Shepperd and bassist Steve Swallow, who is also her spouse.

Seamoon FX Resurrects the Seamoon Funk Machine Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Seamoon FX Resurrects the Seamoon Funk Machine Pedal

The vintage Seamoon Funk Machine has been reborn through a new company called Seamoon FX founded by session ace Neil Jason. The new pedal was the passion project for Jason, who used the original on many records.

Joe Satriani: Nineteen Eighty
Bass Videos

Joe Satriani: Nineteen Eighty

Joe Satriani is releasing his 18th studio album, “Shapeshifting,” in April, with Chris Chaney on bass. He’s just released a video for the tune “Nineteen Eighty” as a preview of what’s to come.

New Documentary Examines Robbie Robertson and The Band
News

New Documentary Examines Robbie Robertson and The Band

The Band was one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Now, fans can get a new perspective on the group in a documentary called “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band.”

Bass of the Week: Alembic Signature Deluxe “Balance B”
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Alembic Signature Deluxe “Balance B”

Alembic recently shared some photos of this bass on their Facebook page and it stopped me in my tracks. I reached out to Mica at Alembic, who filled us in on the details.

Voodoo Chile / Voodoo Child (Slight Return): Behind The Scenes
Bass Videos

Voodoo Chile / Voodoo Child (Slight Return): Behind The Scenes

I’ve always been fascinated with the story of Jack Casady recording with Jimi Hendrix. Experience Hendrix shared this “behind the scenes” video of Hendrix’s sessions on Voodoo Chile / Voodoo Child, with clips of Casady, Noel Redding, and more.

Death By Audio Announces the ROOMS Stereo Reverberator
Pedals & Effects

Death By Audio Announces the ROOMS Stereo Reverberator

Death By Audio revealed their latest creation at Winter NAMM with the ROOMS Stereo Reverberator. The pedal offers six reverb algorithms (Room, Digital, Peak, Wave, Gate, and Gong) to offer a wide variety of soundscapes.

Cort Announces A5 Plus SC Bass
Basses

Cort Announces A5 Plus SC Bass

Cort Guitars has added to their Artisan series with the A5 Plus SC. The new bass carries many of the same features of the A5 Plus SCMS but has a standard 34-inch scale instead of a multi-scale design.

Jason Raso: Double Double
Bass Videos

Jason Raso: Double Double

Jason Raso sent us a new video featuring another one of his killer compositions. Joined by guitarist Robb Cappelletto and drummer Peter Grimmer, here’s the trio performing “Double Double.”

Guns N’ Roses Plot North American Stadium Tour
Concerts & Tours

Guns N’ Roses Plot North American Stadium Tour

Guns N’ Roses will continue to go strong into the new decade, as the iconic rock band has announced a global stadium tour for 2020. The group also announced that The Smashing Pumpkins will perform on six dates.

Fishman Introduces Fluence Legacy Series Pickups with Mike Inez
Pickups

Fishman Introduces Fluence Legacy Series Pickups with Mike Inez

Fishman’s new multi-voiced Fluence pickups have gotten a new sub-category with the Fluence Legacy series, which brings recording artists in to recreate the tone for which they are known. They’ve launched the lineup with Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez.

The Wood Brothers: Don’t Think About My Death (Live)
Bass Videos

The Wood Brothers: Don’t Think About My Death (Live)

Here’s a great clip of The Wood Brothers performing live at the WFUV studios, and another tune from their new album, “Kingdom In My Mind.” This performance is especially cool, with Chris Wood’s bass work in the spotlight.