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R.E.M. Finish Work on New Album
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R.E.M. Finish Work on New Album

Bassist Mike Mills and R.E.M. have announced that they have completed work on a new album, which will be due out sometime spring 2011. This will be the group’s 15th studio album, following 2008’s Acceleration. Though the group has been keeping the new album’s sound secret, they revealed in an online post that their recording location in Berlin has affected...

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Nashville Amp Expo To Show Boutique Gear

Gear fanatics, get ready. The Nashville Amp Expo, which will be taking place August 21-22, is your chance to try out amps, effects, instruments, and accessories as loud as you want. The exhibitors are mostly high-end and boutique dealers that are usually hard to find in local music stores. For only five bucks per day, you can take your own...

Dave Holland Featured on NPR Music
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Dave Holland Featured on NPR Music

NPR Music’s Karen Michel recently got a chance to sit down with jazz master Dave Holland and released a feature article on his career beginnings and musical philosophy. Holland, who was a “teenaged high-school dropout playing bass with a New Orleans-style jazz band,” eventually found his way into Miles Davis’ band, and of course has since carved out his own...

Justin Chancellor to be Featured on New Intronaut Album
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Justin Chancellor to be Featured on New Intronaut Album

Tool bassist Justin Chancellor will be a featured guest on the upcoming Intronaut album Valley of Smoke, due out this fall on Century Media Records. Chancellor also co-wrote the song he will be playing on, which features an intriguing instrumentation. Intronaut’s Sacha Dunable spoke on the new album. “…We were lucky enough to have this guy Justin (from some band...

Gary Karr’s KarrKamp XIV Wraps Up With Concert
Concerts & Tours

Gary Karr’s KarrKamp XIV Wraps Up With Concert

July 27th will bring the culmination of double bass virtuoso Gary Karr’s 2010 KarrKamp program. Karr, who founded the International Society of Bassists in 1967, has been teaching summer school to 18 students each year at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. The pinnacle of each program is the Basses Loaded concert, held this year at the Philip T....

RIP Andy Hummel
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RIP Andy Hummel

Andy Hummel, original bassist for the 70s power pop group Big Star, has passed away after a 2-year battle with cancer. He was 59. This comes just months after the loss of the group’s singer, Alex Chilton. Big Star’s early three-album career influenced many rock bands that followed them, including R.E.M., The Replacements, and The Posies. The younger generation might...

Roger Waters and David Gilmour Plan Surprise Reunion
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Roger Waters and David Gilmour Plan Surprise Reunion

After years of bad blood between the two, ex-Pink Floyd bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour seem to be patching things up. The duo recently teamed up for the first time since Live 8 in 2005, to perform for the Hoping Foundation in Oxfordshire where they played a 4 song set of Floyd classics, plus a Phil Spector tune. Since...

Bobby Burns Departs Soulfly
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Bobby Burns Departs Soulfly

Soulfly bassist Bobby Burns announced that he has ended his 7-year stint with the band. He announced the split on his Twitter profile: “To all the fans…Soulfly and I have decided to part ways. Stay tuned for my next projects already in the works. Thanks 4 ur support!!!” Burns replaced original bassist Marcelo Dias when he and two other members...

Adam Schroeder Releases “A Handful of Stars” with John Clayton
New Albums

Adam Schroeder Releases “A Handful of Stars” with John Clayton

If you’re going to make a jazz quartet recording, you’d better have a killer rhythm section. Baritone saxophonist Adam Schroeder did just that with his new album, A Handful of Stars. Schroeder enlisted the one-two combo of bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton, who besides being giant players in their own right, have worked together extensively in other groups...

Jack Bruce Tours with Hippiefest 2010
Concerts & Tours

Jack Bruce Tours with Hippiefest 2010

Jack Bruce will be on tour through the whole month of August as a part of Hippiefest 2010. The tour brings together musicians from the ‘60s and ‘70s to relive the spirit of that era. Other artists on the tour include Mitch Ryder, Badfinger, Rare Earth, and War. Jack will also be have a one off date at B.B. King’s...