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  • Doug Johns Announces New Album and Free Music Download

    Doug Johns Announces New Album and Free Music Download

    Bass phenom Doug Johns is giving away a free download of his song “Manic,” from his 2008 album, Pocket Fulla Nasty. The track is available in your choice of 320k MP3, FLAC, or “just about any other format you could possibly desire.” The caption for the song says it all: No lyrics, just pure nasty... »

  • Allman Brothers Add Tour Dates

    Allman Brothers Add Tour Dates

    The Allman Brothers Band is making their touring return, now that Gregg Allman is recovering from a liver transplant in late June. The group features the bass talents of Oteil Burbridge, who took up the position after the Allen Woody left in 1997 to pursue Gov’t Mule full time. The 11-date trek takes place this... »

  • Jimmy Garrison with John Coltrane: Impressions

    Jimmy Garrison with John Coltrane: Impressions

    Here is a classic example of modal jazz with the John Coltrane Quartet, featuring Jimmy Garrison on bass, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums. Garrison takes an extended and intimate solo in the middle to add character to the song. Garrison had a long-standing relationship with Coltrane and played with him from... »

  • Stu Hamm Announces Collaborators for New Solo Album

    Stu Hamm Announces Collaborators for New Solo Album

    In a recent Facebook status update from Stu Hamm, the rock legend revealed the names of the musicians who will be joining him on his upcoming solo album, Just Outside of Normal. The list includes “[Joe] Satriani (2 tracks), Robert Fripp, Jude Gold and Frank Gambale on [guitar], Stanton Moore, John Mader and Alan Hertz... »

  • Phish Announce Fall 2010 Tour Dates, Free Soundboard Recordings

    Phish Announce Fall 2010 Tour Dates, Free Soundboard Recordings

    Mike Gordon and the gang in Phish have announced new Fall 2010 tour dates, which run from Texas to New Jersey throughout the month of October. The 12-date trek kicks off with their appearance at the Austin City Limits Festival, which has already sold out. Tickets go on sale for the rest of the dates... »

  • Tommy Stinson Reacts to Rumors of Guns N’ Roses Cancelled Tour

    Tommy Stinson Reacts to Rumors of Guns N’ Roses Cancelled Tour

    In a recent interview with Cleveland’s WNCX 98.5, Tommy Stinson commented on the rumors swirling around cancelled Guns N’ Roses tour dates. Apparently, Axl Rose’s Twitter account was hacked, with the message, “All upcoming Guns N’ Roses dates are officially cancelled. Please contact your place of purchase for any refunds.” It has been announced that... »

  • Lemmy Kilmister Statue Campaign Launched

    Lemmy Kilmister Statue Campaign Launched

    A new campaign to immortalize Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead and GnR guitarist Slash with stone statues has been started in their hometown of Stoke-on-Trent, a city in Staffordshire, England. Campaign founder Nile Plumb says the two legendary rockers should be honored in their city to “celebrate Stoke-on-Trent’s musicians and inspire future generations of musicians.” The... »

  • Simon Little Releases New Solo Project

    Simon Little Releases New Solo Project

    Bassist/composer Simon Little has released a new solo bass album, Mandala. The ten tracks on the album are all live improvisations, utilizing the Looperlative LP1 looper. “When I was 17 I was listening to the Weather Report live album 8:30 and heard Jaco perform his solo live-looping piece ‘Slang’, it changed the way I thought... »

  • Glenn Hughes Featured in New Deep Purple Documentary

    Glenn Hughes Featured in New Deep Purple Documentary

    Glenn Hughes will be heavily featured in a newly announced documentary that chronicles the demise of Deep Purple in 1969. The documentary, called Gettin’ Tighter, is set for an early 2011 release date and a 3-minute official trailer has been put out as a sneak peek. In the trailer, Hughes describes the difficulties he was... »

  • Gear Watch: SoloEtte Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass

    Gear Watch: SoloEtte Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass

    SoloEtte has released the Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass, a new portable sidekick bass that weighs only 3.5 lbs. Featuring thick Nylon strings, the Little Thumper is constructed of a single piece of Hard Rock Maple with an aluminum rod frame that can be disassembled to fit into a compact soft case. Polyurethane tubing covers... »