News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
L.A. touring and session ace Derek Frank has returned with his first solo album in over a decade. “Eleven Years Later” picks up from 2009’s “Let The Games Begin…” and continues to draw from from funk, soul, jazz, blues, Southern rock, and more.
Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and John Patitucci will be exploring the deep connection between bass and drums in this week’s free Zoom webinar. The Bass and Drum Summit will feature three sets of masters that helped set the standards for groove.
Raven has released their highly anticipated fourteenth studio album, entitled “Metal City”. The pioneering power trio, who paved the way for thrash and metal in the 80s, named the album after their hometown.
After being rescheduled due to the pandemic, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his band Saucerful of Secrets have released “Live at The Roundhouse”. The album and concert film is from a 2019 performance with the group exploring Floyd’s earlier works.
Rockabilly legends The Stray Cats celebrated their 40th anniversary last year with an enormous tour. Now fans around the world can relive the excitement with a new live album called “Rocked This Town: From LA to London”.
Attention funkateers! Bootsy Collins has announced a new album, “The Power of the One”, which will be released on October 23rd. It will also include three bassists alongside the funk legend: Christian McBride, Larry Graham, and Victor Wooten.
Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman sold several pieces of his gear collection this past weekend for record-breaking prices. Hosted by Julien’s Auctions, the sale had over 1,000 lots from the bassist’s archive. Two items stood out.
Jazz bassist Eric Revis has released his eighth album as a leader, entitled “Slipknots Through a Looking Glass”. The bassist recruited longtime bandmates for the project including Chad Taylor, Kris Davis, Darius Jones, and Bill McHenry.
Troy Sanders and Mastodon are in the process of working on new material, but until that’s done they’re keeping up their momentum with “Medium Rarities”. The 16-song album is a collection of live cuts, B-sides, instrumentals, and covers.
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.
Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde has released a new album with his Black Sabbath tribute band called Zakk Sabbath, entitled “Vertigo”. Bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson explains how it came together.
Bassist and singer/songwriter Scott Mulvahill has released a new five-song EP called “Creative Potential”. Similar to his last full-length, “Himalayas”, the infectious songs are the perfect mix of catchy and thoughtful.