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Kenny James Releases New “Invisiblemann” Album with Bass Giveaway
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Kenny James Releases New “Invisiblemann” Album with Bass Giveaway

Kenny James has added a new volume to his catalog with “Invisiblemann Vol. 14: Remain Invisible”. In an amazing act of gratitude, the artist is giving away one of the basses he used to record the album.

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Marek Bero Publishes “Bass Gym 101: Odd Time Bass Grooves”
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Marek Bero Publishes “Bass Gym 101: Odd Time Bass Grooves”

One of the biggest obstacles for musicians is the dreaded odd-time signature. That’s why Marek Bero decided to expand his “Bass Gym 101” series with a new book on the topic.

Jimi Hendrix “Live In Maui” Features Documentary and Rare Performance
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Jimi Hendrix “Live In Maui” Features Documentary and Rare Performance

The Jimi Hendrix Estate has released another live performance from the vault. “Live in Maui” combines a new documentary with two full sets from July 30, 1970. The guitar legend was backed by drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox.

David Ellefson Releases Star-Studded “No Cover” Album
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David Ellefson Releases Star-Studded “No Cover” Album

David Ellefson is keeping things rolling with a new solo album called “No Cover”. Although his name takes top billing, the Megadeth bassist tapped his huge pool of talented friends to cover some of his favorite rock and metal songs from the 70s and 80s.

Guitar Center Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
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Guitar Center Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Another giant of the music industry is being marked as a casualty of 2020 as Guitar Center is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The 61-year old company, which has 269 locations, is the largest music instrument retailer in the United States.

Iron Maiden Releases “Nights of the Dead” Live Album from Mexico City
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Iron Maiden Releases “Nights of the Dead” Live Album from Mexico City

Live concerts are on hold for the foreseeable future, but we can still relive great performances from the past. There’s one more great show to revisit with Iron Maiden’s new live album, “Nights of the Dead – Legacy of the Beast: Live in Mexico City”.

Final Album by Tony Lewis Gets Posthumous Release
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Final Album by Tony Lewis Gets Posthumous Release

Tony Lewis of The Outfield tragically passed away last month at 62 years old. The bassist, who sang the smash hit “Your Love”, was busy working on a new album at the time and now his family has released it.

Orlando le Fleming Teaches New Technique in “Polymuting for Bass Guitar”
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Orlando le Fleming Teaches New Technique in “Polymuting for Bass Guitar”

Bassist and educator Orlando le Fleming has produced another instructional book for 2020. “Polymuting for Bass Guitar” covers his specific funk muting technique, which he utilizes heavily with his band Romantic Funk and with Wayne Krantz.

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten Host Free Webinar with Snarky Puppy
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Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten Host Free Webinar with Snarky Puppy

The weekly webinar held by Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten is rolling on this week with a presentation featuring the entire roster of Snarky Puppy, including bassist Michael League.

Wolfgang Van Halen Releases New Single, “Distance”
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Wolfgang Van Halen Releases New Single, “Distance”

After years of anticipation, Wolfgang Van Halen has released the first piece of music from his band, Mammoth WVH. The wait for the record, we now know, was for a good reason. “Distance” is an emotional open letter Wolfgang wrote for his father.

Sharay Reed Releases “Double Cheese”
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Sharay Reed Releases “Double Cheese”

Sharay Reed has released his second bass album, entitled “Double Cheese”. The five-song EP covers a decent amount of stylistic ground while being tied together by the bassist’s unshakable grooves.

Joel Quarrington Releases Book on Fifths Tuning for Double Bass
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Joel Quarrington Releases Book on Fifths Tuning for Double Bass

Former London Symphony Orchestra principal bassist Joel Quarrington has just released a new educational book. “Bass in Fifths – Intervals, Chords, Arpeggios, Scales” presents fingerings for every note in every key for basses tuned in fifths.