News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Ever since Rush called it quits in 2018, fans have wondered what would be next for its members. Bassist Geddy Lee has been busy writing books, but now it looks like guitarist Alex Lifeson has started a new band.
Paul Wolfe has expanded his “How To Play Bass” lineup of instructional books with a new volume entitled “Bass Guitar in 50 Songs: Module 1”.
Mike Bagetta has announced a massive tour with his project mssv, which includes drummer Stephen Hodges and punk bass icon Mike Watt.
After their debut album made waves in 2021, British post punk band Squid will be carrying their momentum into 2022. They’ve just announced a set of tour dates.
Guitarist Dave Stryker has released his 34th album as a leader and his musical maturity shows. “As We Are” includes a jazz quartet (with John Patitucci) and a string quartet.
The Eagles have unveiled a new set of tour dates for their upcoming tour that will see them perform one of their most influential albums in full: “Hotel California”.
After two decades on the shelf, David Bowie’s 2001 album “Toy” has gotten an official release. Bowie’s band at the time included Mark Plati, Sterling Campbell, Earl Slick, Mike Garson, Holly Palmer, Emm Gryner, and Gail Ann Dorsey.
Kenny James has added another title to his “Invisiblemann” albums, and it’s got some stank on it. Volume 15 of the series is entitled “Intergalactic Funk Coalition” and features fat, retro funk grooves with modern twists.
Italian bass great Lorenzo Feliciati has just released a retrospective album called “Early Years” that compiles some of his best work from his album “Upon My Head” and “Live at European Bass Day and More”.
Motörhead celebrated the late Lemmy Kilmister’s birthday last month by releasing the second volume of their “Löst Tapes” series. The album features a previously unreleased concert from Norwich UEA during their 1998 “Snake Bite Love” tour.
After wrapping up a fall outing, Carl Palmer is bringing his ELP Legacy trio out for a second leg of their US tour. The band will be performing a multi-media show that consists of ELP’s catalog, with Simon Fitzpatrick on bass.
Back in 2019, bass guru Norm Stockton launched a web series called “Grooves & Sushi” in which he called top-shelf musicians to make music and commune over a meal. Now the project has been released as an album.