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Bass Supergroup Freebass Calls It Quits
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Bass Supergroup Freebass Calls It Quits

A little less than a month after Andy Rourke’s departure, the bass supergroup Freebass has called it quits for good. The group was based around Rourke, of the Smiths, New Order’s Peter Hook, and Primal Fear’s Gary “Mani” Mounfield. Though Freebass has been in the works for about five years, the band’s dissolution comes just shy of two weeks before...

Bachman-Turner Release First New Material in 20 Years
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Bachman-Turner Release First New Material in 20 Years

Bassist Fred Turner and guitarist Randy Bachman, of the infamous Bachman-Turner Overdrive, have just released their first new material together in nearly twenty years. The aptly named album, Bachman & Turner, has been in the works since their reunion in December of 2009. Turner is excited about the new album, and the freshness of its songs. After their reunion, he...

Horrorpops Announce 10 Days of the Dead Tour
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Horrorpops Announce 10 Days of the Dead Tour

The Horrorpops, fronted by Femme Fatale bassist Patricia Day, have announced their “10 Days of the Dead” Tour, which will span the west coast. The 10-day trek runs from October 21st and ends on Halloween in Pomona, California. Day’s husband, Kim Nekroman, plays guitar for the band but is also the bassist for psychobilly legends Nekromantix. 10 Days of the...

Renegade Creation Announces Tour Dates, with Jimmy Haslip
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Renegade Creation Announces Tour Dates, with Jimmy Haslip

After releasing a self-titled debut in April, blues/rock/fusion supergroup Renegade Creation will be hitting the road in November and December to support it. The band will be starting on the east coast and eventually make it to California for a three night stay at Yoshi’s in Oakland. The group features bassist Jimmy Haslip of the Yellowjackets, guitarists Robben Ford and...

Duff McKagan Departs Jane’s Addiction
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Duff McKagan Departs Jane’s Addiction

Only five months after joining, Duff McKagan will be leaving the ranks of Jane’s Addiction due to musical differences. “Hey we wanted to thank Duff for helping us write songs for our new record,” the band said in a recent email newsletter. “We love the songs we worked on with him – and the gigs were a blast – but...

Interpol Releases New Album
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Interpol Releases New Album

Interpol has released their fourth studio album, the self-titled Interpol. The album is the final effort from former bassist Carlos D, who left the band in May. Interpol was recorded in spring of 2009 and is described as a return to the band’s early work, similar to 2002’s Turn on the Bright Lights. David Pajo is filling in on bass...

Gear Watch: Boss PS-6 Harmonist
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Gear Watch: Boss PS-6 Harmonist

Boss has announced the newest Harmonist pedal – the PS-6 – a compact pedal featuring pitch shifting effects and three-voice harmony. The new Harmonist has four effect modes, including Harmony, Pitch Shifter, Detune, and the new Super-Bend, which creates three- and four-octave pitch sweeps and pedal-bending effects. Super-Bend is controlled through the Shift, Rise Time, and Fall Time controls, but...

Billy Sheehan to Sit In as Honorary Ramone for Benefit Concert
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Billy Sheehan to Sit In as Honorary Ramone for Benefit Concert

Shred master Billy Sheehan will be an honorary Ramone when he joins Marky Ramone for a special fundraising concert. The 31 full-length, “all Ramones” song set will take place October 8 at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood California, and money raised will go to Marky Ramone’s new drum scholarship at MI. Joining Sheehan and Ramone will be the Misfits’ Michael...

Squarepusher: seb-1.06
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Squarepusher: seb-1.06

Last year, Squarepusher released a solo bass album, aptly named Solo Electric Bass 1. Here he shows off the track “seb-1.06”, which has a Latin-influenced, classical guitar approach to the instrument.

Bootsy Collins Releases Single To Benefit Musician’s Fund
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Bootsy Collins Releases Single To Benefit Musician’s Fund

Bootsy Collins has released a new single to benefit his late brother’s memorial fund, the Catfish Nation Musicians Fund. The track, appropriately titled The Catfish Nation, features Bootsy, his son Ouiwey, and Catfish Collins himself. The Catfish Nation Musician’s Fund was set up not only to help with Catfish’s expenses, but to “provide for musicians that fall on hard times...