News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Tim Bogert’s final recording with Vanilla Fudge has been released with the band’s “fudged up” version of The Supreme’s “Stop In The Name of Love.” The track features the original lineup of Bogert, Mark Stein, Carmine Appice, and Vincent Martel.
The bass has its own repertoire, but we can often learn new things by studying other instruments. That’s the idea behind the new book “Fernando Sor: Selected Studies Arranged for Electric Bass” by Paul Ballam-Cross.
After teasing a new project last week, David Ellefson has revealed more details of his next venture. The Lucid is a new band featuring the former Megadeth bassist alongside vocalist Vinnie Dombroski, drummer Mike Heller, and guitarist Drew Fortier.
Vapors of Morphine have announced a new album called “Fear & Fantasy”, which will be released on September 24th and followed by a tour. Multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Lyons carries on the band’s sound with his two-string slide bass style.
The world lost an amazing musician in December of 2020 with the passing of Cynic bassist Sean Malone. Bandleader Paul Masvidal has now opened up on the details of the fretless metal icon’s death in a touching tribute.
Pianist, vocalist, and songwriter Rachel Eckroth has released a new album called “The Garden”, which showcases her compositional prowess with a killer lineup of musicians. Eckroth’s husband and musical partner Tim Lefebvre is part of the core band.
Iron Maiden’s seventeenth studio album, “Senjutsu”, is finally available. It marks their second-ever double album and the first since 1998’s “Virtual XI” to feature multiple songs written by Steve Harris alone.
Pianist and composer Lukasz Pawlik has released his new album, “Long-Distance Connections”, which assembles a who’s who of the jazz world. That includes a roster of Tom Kennedy, Randy Brecker, Gary Novak, Mike Stern, Dave Weckl, and more.
It’s been over three months since David Ellefson was fired from Megadeth. Aside from making a statement about the situation, he has been totally silent on social media – until now. Now the bassist is teasing what seems to be a new project.
KISS has announced four dates on their “End Of The Road” world tour have been postponed after Gene Simmons has tested positive for COVID. The news comes after guitarist Paul Stanley tested positive last week.
The Neal Morse Band has returned with their fourth studio album, entitled “Innocence and Danger”. While this marks their third double album in a row, it’s a departure from their previous two as it’s not a concept record.
Paul Wolfe of How-To-Play-Bass.com recently released an instructional book on how to play blues rock bass. Now he’s giving you tips to play like one of the greatest with “How To Play Bass – Learning From James Jamerson Vol. 1”.