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Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” has just been expanded with a new release called the “Explorer’s Edition.” The original album, which was released in September 2018, was the first of his to debut at number 1 on the Billboard 200 since 1982’s “Tug of War.”
Bassist and composer Avery Sharpe has released a poignant new album documenting the story of African Americans called “400: An African American Musical Portrait.”
Gert Simso of Tüi Instruments builds instruments out of local woods found on his home island of Muhu, including his Muhu bass. With all the interesting woodwork, it may take a minute to realize this is actually a three-string bass!
Four years after releasing a live album, Sammy Hagar & The Circle have released their debut album of original material. “Space Between” contains ten new songs created by the supergroup of Hagar and his longtime musical partner Michael Anthony.
Duff McKagan has released a new track from his upcoming solo album, Tenderness, which comes out May 31st. “Last September” is an ode to the abuse survivors in the #MeToo movement.
Mid Valley FX has expanded their pedal range with the Elevation Fuzz, an original gated fuzz circuit that offers a wide range of tones. The pedal dishes out “huge dirty sounds with octave overtones to sputter velcro tones at lower gain settings.”
Blues prodigy Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has released his debut album, entitled “Kingfish.” The 20-year old guitarist (who started playing bass at 6 years old) recorded the album with eight original songs and four covers. The entire album features session bassist Tommy MacDonald.
Megadeth’s David Ellefson is gearing up to release his second autobiography and a collection of songs from his career in early July. Now he’s announced a new round of his “Basstory” tour to support his works.
R. Low Vaughn Instruments has introduced a new budget model that’s made in the United States. The Panzer series is made by luthier Rob Vaughn in his Boise, Idaho shop with set features to streamline the process and reduce cost.
Tal Wilkenfeld is gearing up for an East Coast tour followed by some dates in Japan later this summer. The bassist/vocalist will be supporting “Love Remains,” which marks her second solo album and her vocal debut.