It has been quite a while since we’ve shared a video by our good friend, Russ Sargeant. Way too long. Time to fix that with this stellar new solo bass performance he just released. Enjoy “Santa Monica”.
It’s been three years since John Frusciante rejoined the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and now we’re on track to hear the fruits of the band’s labor since then. They’ve announced a new album called “Unlimited Love”, and released the first track.
Warwick has introduced a new line of straps for bass and guitar in collaboration with Richter Leder of Germany. The series includes three distinct styles of bass straps.
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington has just dropped a new single called “The Garden Path” that reflects the turbulent and uncertain times we live in. To debut the song, Washington and his band (including Miles Mosley) performed it on The Tonight Show.
Ever since they first teased it in 2018, we’ve been dying to hear what the new Bass Extremes album will sound like. Now Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and Gregg Bissonette have unveiled more about it. They’ve also unveiled a set of tour dates.
King Crimson has had a long and storied past in its 50 years with multiple lineups and multiple sounds. Now the highly influential progressive rock band is the focus of a new documentary called “In the Court of the Crimson King”.
Berklee recently released a new video in their “Two Track” series, and this one is special. Singer-songwriter Shalyah Fearing, along with bassist Kyla Wright and guitarist Preston Kra perform two fantastic songs in this one.
Steve Vai has released his 10th solo album, entitled “Inviolate”. The album was created with his latest instrument, The Hydra. Vai is joined by his longtime bassists Philip Bynoe and Bryan Beller as well as Dirty Loops low ender Henrik Linder.
The Crown has announced the departure of bassist Magnus Olsfelt, who is leaving the group after 32 years. Olsfelt, who co-founded the Swedish death metal outfit in 1990, says his heart simply isn’t in it anymore.
One of the foundational rock bands that made me love the genre was Triumph. For the February episode of Groove, we chatted with Mike Levine, who has held the bass chair for the band since the beginning. Enjoy the conversation...
Brian Bromberg has released a new live video from the 2021 Berks Jazz Fest to celebrate the music of the late Nick Colionne. The jazz guitarist, who passed away on New Year’s Day, was his longtime friend and sat in with Bromberg for the concert.
John Mayer is using his downtime from Dead & Company’s schedule to launch his own tour to support his last solo album, “Sob Rock”. Returning to Mayer’s touring band is his longtime bassist and session legend, Pino Palladino.