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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...

Gear Watch: Godlyke Power-Grip Pedal Mounting Tape
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Gear Watch: Godlyke Power-Grip Pedal Mounting Tape

Godlyke, Inc. has released a new pedal mounting tape, called Power-All Power-Grip. As opposed to most fasteners that use a “hook and loop” style, Power-Grip uses rows of small, mushroom-shaped stems that lock into one another. The mounting surface doesn’t collect debris and helps to give it a longer lifespan. The adhesive used to bond it to your pedal board...

Geddy Lee’s “My Favorite Headache” Re-Released
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Geddy Lee’s “My Favorite Headache” Re-Released

Geddy Lee’s first and only solo album, My Favorite Headache, has been reissued by Wounded Bird Records. The album, which had been out of print for some time, was originally released in 2000 and reached #52 on the Billboard charts. Geddy lays down bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals for the 11-track CD, as well as writing all the songs with...

James LoMenzo’s Custom Megadeth Jackets Up for Auction
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James LoMenzo’s Custom Megadeth Jackets Up for Auction

Two of James LoMenzo’s personal jackets from his time in Megadeth are being auctioned off on eBay. One jacket is a custom Carhartt featuring the Megadeth logo, and was made for the band and management during their winter 2008 tour. The second is a custom leather jacket that is one of four made special for the band members last year....

Hellyeah Releases “Stampede”
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Hellyeah Releases “Stampede”

Metal supergroup Hellyeah has just released their second album, Stampede. This is the follow-up to the group’s self titled debut, released just over three years ago. The band consists of ex-Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla, Mudvayne’s Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett, Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, and former Pantera/Rebel Meets Rebel/Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul. Bob Zilla and Vinnie were together in Damageplan,...