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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
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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
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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
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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...

The Bad Plus Announce New Album
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The Bad Plus Announce New Album

The Bad Plus has announced that they will be releasing a new album, Never Stop, on September 14. Never Stop will be the group’s first CD to feature all original tunes. It will also be strictly instrumental, as opposed to 2009’s For All I Care, in which the trio were joined by vocalist Wendy Lewis. The group has gained notoriety...

Muse Bassist Speaks on Band’s Future
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Muse Bassist Speaks on Band’s Future

Muse has announced they will be beginning work on new album early next year. The band, which has put out five CDs so far, will begin after finishing their current tour schedule and after a break. Bassist Chris Wolstenholme explains, “We’ll definitely start working on a new album next year. I think the most time we’ve had off is about...

Geezer Butler Speaks on Dio Tribute Performance
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Geezer Butler Speaks on Dio Tribute Performance

The members of Heaven & Hell will remember their late singer, Ronnie James Dio, with a performance at the High Voltage Festival in London on July 24th. The one-off show will celebrate Dio’s life, which was cut short by cancer earlier this year. Glenn Hughes and Jorn Lande, who both had ties to Dio, will fill the singer’s shoes. The...