News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Punk band FORE has unleashed their debut full-length album called “Hombres”, which follows up on their self-titled EP. It’s the first release to feature former Kreator bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler, who joined the lineup back in May.
Mai Leisz has followed up on “Ho’oponopono” with another new single for summer. “Mo Chuisle Mo Chroi” is written by the bassist with her husband, Greg Leisz, and features some achingly beautiful playing.
Fans of “The Voice of Rock” Glenn Hughes can now add to their collection with a new box set compiling rarities from 15 years of his career. “The Official Bootleg Box Set – Volume Three 1995-2010” captures Hughes performing on various gigs.
They’re back! After taking a week off, the bass hero trio of Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be hosting another free Zoom webinar. This time, they’ll be talking to some of the most revered music directors in the world.
After canceling the 2020 Summer NAMM Show, the National Association of Music Merchants has announced that the 2021 Winter show has also fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a new online component is being implemented in its absence.
Lorin Cohen has just released a new digital instruction package called “New Shapes for Bass”. Centered around a 71-page ebook, the package includes twelve exercises for electric and double bass with fingerings for both instruments in every key.
A new live album from the English new wave band Japan called “Live from the Budokan – Tokyo FM 1982” is now available. Mick Karn’s sublime fretless playing is all over the record, which spans their career’s output.
Miles Davis had several important eras over his long career. Now, a newly unearthed live recording captures what is called his “Lost Septet” from his rock and fusion period. Recorded in Vienna in 1971, the band included Michael Henderson on bass.
NOFX and Frank Turner have teamed up to release a new split LP called “West Coast vs. Wessex”, which sees the two camps covering five of each other’s songs.
Luke McIntosh of Become A Bassist has unveiled an amazing online event for bassists. The Become A Bassist Summit is scheduled for August 10th through the 14th with nearly 20 world-class bassists and teachers. It’s also free for a limited time.
Forty years after their inception and thirty years after their last studio album, The Psychedelic Furs have returned with “Made of Rain”. The band had planned to record new material when they reunited in 2000, but it didn’t feel right until now.
Steve Bailey’s Berklee Bass Department Zoom Webinar is taking a break this week, but Victor Wooten is keeping the momentum going by hosting a hangout called DR Strings & Friends. The lineup is pretty incredible too.