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New Albums

Marilyn Manson Releases 11th Studio Album, “We Are Chaos”

Marilyn Manson has returned with his eleventh studio album, called “We Are Chaos”. The album is the first to feature bassist Juan Alderete, and also includes Ted Russell Kamp.


Juan Alderete Recovery Update

Today we’re so happy to share a piece of good news. Three months after a terrible bike accident that left him in a coma, Juan Alderete’s wife Anne has shared a very promising update on the bassist’s condition.


Racer X Releases New Song to Support Juan Alderete’s Recovery

After a devastating bicycle accident in January, Juan Alderete was left in a coma. His old Racer X bandmates have released a never-before-heard studio track from their “Technical Difficulties” sessions in 1999 to help support Juan’s recovery efforts.


GoFundMe Campaign Set Up for Juan Alderete

Last week, we shared the terrible news that Juan Alderete was in a coma following an accident. His wife Anne shared that he is showing signs of improvement, but there’s still a long road to recovery. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help Juan.


Juan Alderete in Coma Following Bike Accident

Bass master and pedal guru Juan Alderete needs your positive energy. His wife Anne posted an update on Instagram explaining that he has been in a coma following a bike accident.

Concerts & Tours

Tauk Announces New Album, Tour Dates

Tauk has announced a fall tour to coincide with their upcoming album, Shapeshifter II: Oubreak, which is due out September 28th. The trek will start with a string of festival dates through September before heading into the club circuit. The album’s concept looks at artificial intelligence and its effect on the world. Tauk calls it their most sonically adventurous, and...

Bass Videos

Deltron 3030: Nobody Can

Deltron 3030’s touring behind their album Event 2 can only be described as epic. The hip-hop trio of Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien, and DJ Kid Koala took a full band on the road. No hip-hop would be complete without a fat bass line, and Juan Alderete was on hand to dish it out. Here’s a great clip...


Juan Alderete Joins Marilyn Manson For Latest Performance

Last month, Marilyn Manson parted ways with longtime bassist Jeordie White, aka Twiggy Ramirez. No replacement was named, but Manson recruited bass monster Juan Alderete to anchor his band at Ozzfest meets Knotfest in San Bernadino on November 5th. Alderete has an impressive pedigree of heavy music starting with his work in Racer X in the 1980s. He also spent...


Halo Orbit: An Interview with Juan Alderete

Juan Alderete is the king of pedals and effects, and he’s proven that once again with his new group Halo Orbit. The band, which includes Japanese guitar whiz suGar Yoshinaga and drummer Mark Guiliana, released their debut album earlier this month and it’s filled with the bassist’s unreal tonal palette. Halo Orbit’s self-titled debut is Alderete’s first full release since...

New Albums

Halo Orbit, Featuring Juan Alderete, Releases Debut Album

Halo Orbit’s new self-titled debut album is available now. The trio is anchored by bass heavyweight Juan Alderete (Mars Volta, Deltron 3030), with drummer Mark Guiliana (David Bowie’s Blackstar, Beat Music) and guitarist suGar Yoshinaga (Buffalo Daughter). Each member’s unique voice blends to create incredible sonic explorations that range from atmospheric improvisations to trance to hip hop to grunge. “Back...


Juan Alderete and Halo Orbit Preview New Music

Juan Alderete has teamed up with guitarist/synth player suGar Yoshinaga and drummer Mark Guiliana for a killer new project called Halo Orbit. The trio is spread across the globe with the Alderete in Los Angeles, Guiliana in New York, and Yoshinaga in Tokyo. Their combination of influences and styles create a sound they describe as blending “futuristic rock, a volatile...

Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #5: Juan Alderete

Juan Alderete doesn’t remember me. Fair ball. The last time I saw him, he had long hair, tight jeans and was playing bass for a hard rock band called The Scream back in the early nineties. That band is most notable because frontman, John Corabi, later went on to replace Vince Neil in Motley Crue. Back then, Juan was known...