News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
The Neal Morse Band has just released a new live album as a followup to last year’s “The Great Adventure.” “The Great Adventour – Live in BRNO” captures the group tearing through the album’s tracks and more during their tour stop in the Czech Republic.
In another blow to the music industry, NAMM has announced that the 2020 Summer NAMM Show will not be taking place. The annual trade show was scheduled for July 9th through the 11th in Nashville, Tennessee.
Bass phenom Thundercat has returned with his fourth studio album, entitled “It Is What It Is.” The release is a reflection on existence filled out by his unreal bass playing and sense of humor.
Alex Dixon and his band Vintage Dixon have just released their new album, “The Real McCoy.” The grandson of Willie Dixon, Alex called on a host of musicians to create an authentic Chicago blues album.
Rose Tattoo has released “Outlaws,” which features the band revisiting the songs of their debut album plus some new material. The band’s current lineup includes bassist Mark Evans, who is also a former member of AC/DC.
Attention Rush fans: The band’s seventh studio album, “Permanent Waves,” will be getting a 40th-anniversary release in four configurations.
Pearl Jam has returned with their eleventh studio album, entitled “Gigaton,” which also marks their first new album in seven years.
In an incredible act of unity, David Ellefson has announced he’s donating his time to give free music lessons to students displaced from their school activities by COVID 19 restrictions.
Wolfgang Muthspiel has released “Angular Blues,” which marks his fourth album on ECM. The record is a return to the trio format, which the guitarist fills out with longtime drummer Brian Blade and bassist Scott Colley.
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Former Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson’s band Azusa has announced they’ll be following up their debut, “Heavy Yoke,” with a new album called “Loop of Yesterdays.” Here’s a preview, with the track “Kill/Destroy.”
Hunstmen have released a new album called “Mandala of Fear,” which is described as “storytelling through metal dynamically melded with elements of folk and country.” The Chicago-based quintet features the bass work of bassist Marc Stranger-Najjar.