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  • Al Turner Releases “This Is”

    Al Turner Releases “This Is”

    Al “The Burner” Turner has released his fifth solo album, entitled This Is. The new album is described as full of “upbeat, joyful and melodic tunes” while being centered on the groove. That’s because Turner, who has worked with artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Ron Isley, taps into his influences for the eight-song album.... »

  • Andrew Gouché Releases Book of 20 Groove Lessons

    Andrew Gouché Releases Book of 20 Groove Lessons

    Andrew Gouché’s online “Grooves From The Soul” bass lesson series is now available in a book format. The Andrew Gouché Bass Method compiles 20 grooves ranging from ’90s R&B to a Sade-inspired jam in standard music notation plus tab. Just as important as the physical book is the access it gives to online content including... »

  • Iron Maiden Announces “Legacy of the Beast” North American Tour Dates

    Iron Maiden Announces “Legacy of the Beast” North American Tour Dates

    Up the irons! Iron Maiden has announced that their Legacy of the Beast tour will be coming to North America for 34 concerts next summer. The tour, which just wrapped up in Europe, features the metal legends playing songs spanning their entire catalog. Of course, that means loads of great bass lines. “We gave a... »

  • Hal Leonard Publishes “Jazz Bass” Method Book

    Hal Leonard Publishes “Jazz Bass” Method Book

    Hal Leonard has published a new book for acoustic and electric jazz bassists. Jazz Bass by Matthew Rybicki covers everything you need to know to start learning jazz bass. Lessons in the book include walking basics, chords and scales, blues, rhythm changes, string raking, soloing, chord substitution, and more. The 138-page book is complete with... »

  • Bob Daisley Releases Gary Moore Tribute Album

    Bob Daisley Releases Gary Moore Tribute Album

    Bob Daisley has just released a new tribute album to guitarist Gary Moore, with whom he had worked for many years. Moore Blues for Gary features a host of incredible guitarists and vocalists paying respects to Moore with Daisley laying down the bass all along the way. “In my opinion, Gary was one of the... »

  • Horace Panter and The Specials Announce New Album, Tour

    Horace Panter and The Specials Announce New Album, Tour

    The remaining members of The Specials have announced they’re working on a new album called Encore. It will be their first new release in 20 years and the first to features vocalist Terry Hall since 1981. It also reunites the band with Lynval Golding and bassist Horace Panter, who helped spread the news on Twitter.... »

  • Ozzy Osbourne Announces New “No More Tours 2” Dates

    Ozzy Osbourne Announces New “No More Tours 2” Dates

    Ozzy Osbourne has announced a new round of dates in his “No More Tours 2” farewell tour. The former Black Sabbath singer will once again be joined by longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde, Tommy Clufetos, Adam Wakeman, and Blasko on bass. The North American leg of the outing will also feature support from Megadeth, who will... »

  • Blackberry Smoke Releases Acoustic EP, “The Southern Ground Sessions”

    Blackberry Smoke Releases Acoustic EP, “The Southern Ground Sessions”

    Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke have released a new acoustic album called The Southern Ground Sessions. Recorded at Southern Ground studios in Nashville, the six-song EP is described as a companion to their recent album Find A Light and features stripped back versions of songs from the LP. They also include an acoustic cover of the... »

  • Mr. Big Planning Final Album Before Disbanding

    Mr. Big Planning Final Album Before Disbanding

    After reforming the original lineup nearly a decade ago, Mr. Big is looking to call it quits after one more album. The band, anchored by bass master Billy Sheehan, has become incomplete since drummer Pat Torpey’s death due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. Vocalist Eric Martin told Rock Radio N1 that it would be “uncomfortable”... »

  • Static-X Reunites For New Album and Tour

    Static-X Reunites For New Album and Tour

    Four years after the death of frontman Wayne Static, the original members of Static-X have announced they’re reuniting for a new album and world tour. The original lineup of Tony Campos, Koichi Fukuda, and Ken Jay will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of their platinum-selling debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip. Campos says the project will... »