News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Dead & Company have announced details for their summer 2020 tour. The band includes three Grateful Dead members (Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann) as well as guitarist John Mayer, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, and bassist Oteil Burbridge.
Carla Bley has just released a new trio album on ECM called “Life Goes On.” The pianist once again worked with her longtime musical partners of saxophonist Andy Shepperd and bassist Steve Swallow, who is also her spouse.
The Band was one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Now, fans can get a new perspective on the group in a documentary called “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band.”
Guns N’ Roses will continue to go strong into the new decade, as the iconic rock band has announced a global stadium tour for 2020. The group also announced that The Smashing Pumpkins will perform on six dates.
It’s been four years since David Bowie’s passing, but his music continues to touch the lives of so many. Alumni from his band will once again pay tribute to the legendary singer with a new tour of “A Bowie Celebration.”
Colin Edwin has returned with a new solo album called “Infinite Regress.” The bassist, known for his work in Porcupine Tree and O.R.k., opted for a song-based focus on the album by teaming up with vocalist and lyricist Robert RJ Peck.
Former Morbid Angel bassist and vocalist David Vincent has just published his autobiography. “I Am Morbid: Ten Lessons Learned From Extreme Metal, Outlaw Country, And The Power Of Self-Determination” goes beyond the familiar tale of rock and roll gone bad.
Les Claypool and Primus will be paying tribute to Rush this year with an extensive tour. The “A Tribute to Kings” shows will feature the trio performing Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” in its entirety at each show in addition to an all-Primus set.
Jazz bassist Ben Williams has stepped out front on his new “sociopolitically charged” album “I Am A Man.” Though it’s his third solo album, it’s his debut as both bassist and vocalist.
Guitarist and vocalist Bob Wolfman has announced a new album that will be a Jimi Hendrix tribute, and the lineup is bonkers. On bass will be the great Mark Egan and John Lee.
Havok has announced a new album, and they’ve also revealed a lineup change. The band’s latest tour featured a mysterious bassist clad in a black outfit. Now we know that bassist was Brandon Bruce, who takes the reins from Nick Schendzielos.
Though it’s been performed several times, Christian McBride’s magnum opus “The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons” is now available for the entire world to hear.