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Gergo Borlai’s “The Missing Song” Features Amazing Bass Lineup
New Albums

Gergo Borlai’s “The Missing Song” Features Amazing Bass Lineup

Drummer Gergo Borlai has just released his new album, The Missing Song, which serves as a tribute to all the influential drummers that have inspired him. Although it’s drum-centric, Borlai is joined by an unbelievable cast of bassists for the record.

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Debut Available
New Albums

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Debut Available

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, featuring Alice in Chains frontman William DuVall and members of Mastodon and Dillinger Escape Plan, has released its debut album, Broken Lines. The band’s bassist is Grammy Award-winner Pete Griffin (Dethklok, Zappa Plays Zappa), a Los Angeles-based player who studied jazz and classical at Northwestern University, who also teaches bass in person and online. Check out the...

Variety of Bassists Appear on Tony MacAlpine’s Latest Instrumental Effort
New Albums

Variety of Bassists Appear on Tony MacAlpine’s Latest Instrumental Effort

Progressive metal multi-instrumentalist Tony MacAlpine has released his twelfth solo album, Concrete Gardens. The instrumental record features not only MacAlpine’s virtuosic guitar work and bass stylings, but also bass contributions from Pete Griffin (Dethklok, Gryphon Labs, and ex-Zappa Plays Zappa) on five tracks, Lucky Islam on one track and Sean Delson (Agent Cooper, Stuck Mojo, ex-Fozzy) on one track. Check...

Gryphon Labs: Pete Griffin Plays Through “Cornelius Drives a Truck”
Bass Videos

Gryphon Labs: Pete Griffin Plays Through “Cornelius Drives a Truck”

Here’s a sweet video of bassist Pete Griffin playing along with the track “Cornelius Drives a Truck.” The song comes from the debut album of Griffin’s band, Gryphon Labs. Griffin, who was a member of Zappa Plays Zappa and recently sat in with Dethklok, utilizes lots of cool techniques while keeping it musical. For the gear heads, the bass is...

Dethklok Announce Tour with Machine Head, All That Remains, and the Black Dahlia Murder
Concerts & Tours

Dethklok Announce Tour with Machine Head, All That Remains, and the Black Dahlia Murder

Animated death metal outfit Dethklok will be hitting the road this fall with Machine Head, All That Remains, and the Black Dahlia Murder in support of their upcoming release Dethalbum III. Kicking off October 30th in Norfolk, Virginia, the North American trek will cross all of the U.S. with stops in Toronto and Montreal for Canadian fans. Dethklok’s bass duties...

Return To Forever Announces US Tour Dates with Zappa Plays Zappa
Concerts & Tours

Return To Forever Announces US Tour Dates with Zappa Plays Zappa

Return to Forever has announced the their US dates to their World Tour, which will span August and September. Bass giant Stanley Clarke, who turns 60 in June, will be joining returning members Chick Corea and Lenny White as well as new members Frank Gambale and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty for the trek with the band, dubbed “Return to Forever IV”....

WestFest 6 Announced
Events

WestFest 6 Announced

WesFest 6 has been announced, set to take place February 27, 2011 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California. The event is a celebration of the life of bassist Wes Wehmiller, who passed away after a battle with thyroid cancer in 2005. It is also a fundraiser for the Wes Wehmiller Memorial Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College of Music, which...