News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
The Berklee Bass Department is back again with their weekly webinar hosted by Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci. This week’s session will spotlight the “producer/bassist,” with an incredible lineup.
Alice Cooper pays homage to his former hometown of Detroit on his 21st solo album, Detroit Stories. The record throws it back with hard-edged rock, with Dennis Dunaway, Paul Randolph, and Jimmie Lee Sloas on bass.
Or Lubianiker has been wowing us for years with his work with Project RnL, Marty Friedman, and his own Rule of Thump YouTube channel. Now the bassist has unleashed his solo debut with a six-song EP called “No Need to Abort”.
Neil Young has released another gem from his archive called Way Down in the Rust Bucket. The live album and concert film captures the songwriter and Crazy Horse, featuring bassist Billy Talbot, live in 1990
Nenad Vasilic has put out a lot of good music in his career. His way of blending Balkan folk music into the jazz idiom is refreshing, and his bass work matches that uniqueness. He’s just released his new compilation album, “Vol. 1”.
Bassist, guitarist, and composer Santi Debriano has released a new album called “Flash of the Spirit”. The album explores the musical meshing of his cultural background.
The world lost one of its best musicians this month when Chick Corea passed away from cancer at 79 years old. Now, the Berklee Bass Department is paying tribute to him with a webinar called “Chick Corea: Rhythm, Life, and Melody”.
One year after she was removed from the band, Mia Wallace is back among the ranks of the black metal outfit Abbath. The news was announced on Abbath’s social media.
Edie Brickell and New Bohemians have released a new album called “Hunter and The Dog Star”. The record, which marks their fifth studio effort, is once again anchored by bass heavyweight Brad Houser.
Fender is celebrating their 75th anniversary with a few limited edition basses, but the iconic brand’s three-quarters of a century will also be documented in a new book, “Fender 75 Years”, written by Dave Hunter.
In 2017, Petros Klampanis began a series of solo bass videos called Rooftop Stories. As 2020 evolved into a year of isolation, the bassist found glimmers of light creating his fifth album of the same name, with him back to himself and his bass.
After nine years in the band, bassist Luke Appleton has left the ranks of Iced Earth. The news coincides with the departure of Stu Block, who resigned a month after bandleader Jon Schaffer was arrested for his role in the riot at the U.S. Capitol.