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Judas Priest Unveils More “50 Heavy Metal Years” Tour Dates
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Judas Priest Unveils More “50 Heavy Metal Years” Tour Dates

Judas Priest has unveiled the second leg of their “50 Heavy Metal Years” tour. It will be a continued celebration for the band, which was just inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases “I Am The Moon: II. Ascension”
New Albums

Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases “I Am The Moon: II. Ascension”

The Tedeschi Trucks Band has unleashed the second installment of their epic “I Am The Moon” series of albums. “I Am The Moon: II. Ascension” continues the sonic journey, which is inspired by a mythic Persian tale of star-crossed lovers.

Christian McBride and Ron Carter to Headline DC JazzFest
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Christian McBride and Ron Carter to Headline DC JazzFest

The nation’s capital will be swinging hard this year during the DC JazzFest as bass masters Christian McBride and Ron Carter will be among the headliners.

Support for Steve Lawson
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Support for Steve Lawson

This is a difficult story to write. One of my great friends, Steve Lawson, shared some tough news recently, regarding his health. Here’s how you can help.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Announce Tour Dates with Dennis Crouch on Bass
Concerts & Tours

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Announce Tour Dates with Dennis Crouch on Bass

The somewhat unlikely yet unbelievably perfect duo of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have announced a new round of U.S. tour dates for the fall. They will be joined by by bassist Dennis Crouch.

The Mars Volta Returns with Tour and Single, “Blacklight Shine”, Featuring Eva Gardner
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The Mars Volta Returns with Tour and Single, “Blacklight Shine”, Featuring Eva Gardner

The Mars Volta is back. For the first time in more than a decade, the group has released a new single and announced a tour. What’s more, the single features the return of original bassist Eva Gardner.

Christian “Speesy” Giesler Joins Bonded
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Christian “Speesy” Giesler Joins Bonded

Former Kreator bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler has a new gig. The thrash metal hero has joined the supergroup Bonded, which also features ex-Sodom guitarist Bernemann Kost.

Violent Femmes Announce Fall Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Violent Femmes Announce Fall Tour Dates

Violent Femmes have unveiled a new set of tour dates for the fall that will focus on the Midwest and East Coast. The band, featuring the acoustic bass stylings of Brian Ritchie, will kick things off on October 2nd.

Esperanza Spalding Shares 2022 Summer Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Esperanza Spalding Shares 2022 Summer Tour Dates

Esperanza Spalding has announced a set of tour dates for July that will see her collaborating with choreographer, dancer, and director Antonio Brown. Spread across the U.S., the concerts will pull from the last few of her albums.

New Transcription Book Covers Arvell Shaw’s Lines With Louis Armstrong
Sheet Music & Instruction

New Transcription Book Covers Arvell Shaw’s Lines With Louis Armstrong

If you’re looking to dig into the New Orleans style, you may want to check out Billy Bileca’s new book, “Bass Transcriptions from Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy”. The book contains note-for-note bass lines played by Arvell Shaw.

Jedd Chlebowski Releases Solo Bass Album, “All Alone”
New Albums

Jedd Chlebowski Releases Solo Bass Album, “All Alone”

Bassist Jedd Chlebowski has returned with his second solo release, entitled “All Alone”. The solo effort is a collection of original songs rendered with just his bass, some pedals, and some software.

Mike Watt to Join Flipper on Tour
Concerts & Tours

Mike Watt to Join Flipper on Tour

Punk bass icon Mike Watt will be heading to Europe as the third member of Flipper for their “’Till the Wheels Fall Off Tour.” He will be playing bass as well as singing with founding members Stephen DePace and Ted Falconi.