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Violent Femmes To Play First Two Albums In Full on Tour
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Violent Femmes To Play First Two Albums In Full on Tour

Violent Femmes will be heading out on the road this fall to perform their first two albums (1983’s ”Violent Femmes” and 1984’s ”Hallowed Ground”) in full.

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Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Perform at “Celebrating Gordon Lightfoot” Concert
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Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Perform at “Celebrating Gordon Lightfoot” Concert

Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson reunited for a surprise performance on Thursday, May 23rd during a concert celebrating the late Gordon Lightfoot.

Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp Returns for 2024 on August 9-11
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Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp Returns for 2024 on August 9-11

Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp is returning for 2024! Registration for the event, which will be held August 9th through the 11th, is now open.

Styx Names Terry Gowan as New Bassist
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Styx Names Terry Gowan as New Bassist

Back in March, longtime Styx bassist Ricky Phillips announced his departure. It was just before a tour, and the group had Terry Gowan sit in, and now they’ve made him an official member.

Soften the Glare Returns with “EP III”
New Albums

Soften the Glare Returns with “EP III”

Soften the Glare, featuring Mudvayne bassist Ryan Martinie, has just released their third EP, aptly entitled “EP III.” The three-song collection sees Martinie, guitarist Bon Lozaga, and drummer Mitch Hull continuing their progressive songwriting with unique compositions and soundscapes.

John Ferrara and Mono Means One Release Debut Album
New Albums

John Ferrara and Mono Means One Release Debut Album

John Ferrara’s newest project, Mono Means One, has just released its debut album, entitled “Listless Playthings of Enormous Forces.”

Paul Bryan Explores Space with “Western Electric”
New Albums

Paul Bryan Explores Space with “Western Electric”

Grammy-winning bassist Paul Bryan has a wide musical palette that allows him to play in just about any situation. Now he’s expanded his palette even further with a new solo album called “Western Electric.”

Oteil Burbridge Announces Fall Tour, New Single
Concerts & Tours

Oteil Burbridge Announces Fall Tour, New Single

Oteil Burbridge just announced a fall tour with his solo band, Oteil & Friends, and dropped a new single, “Love and War,” live from the 2024 Dead Ahead Festival in Cancun, Mexico.

John Goldsby Retiring From WDR Big Band, Auditions Announced
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John Goldsby Retiring From WDR Big Band, Auditions Announced

After three decades at the helm of the WDR Big Band, John Goldsby has announced he’s retiring from the group. The jazz bassist, educator, and author will be seeing the year through before stepping down.

Kamasi Washington Releases “Fearless Movement” with Miles Mosley, Thundercat, and Ben Williams
New Albums

Kamasi Washington Releases “Fearless Movement” with Miles Mosley, Thundercat, and Ben Williams

Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington has returned with his fifth studio album, “Fearless Movement,” with Thundercat, Miles Mosley, and Ben Williams on bass.

Klash of the Titans Tour Returns to North America for 2024
Concerts & Tours

Klash of the Titans Tour Returns to North America for 2024

If you’re a classic thrash metal fan, get ready to mark your calendar. Testament and Kreator have teamed up for another leg of the Klash of the Titans tour.

Slipknot Celebrates Album Anniversary with “Here Comes the Pain” Tour
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Slipknot Celebrates Album Anniversary with “Here Comes the Pain” Tour

Its been a quarter of a century since Slipknot released their self-titled debut album, which catapulted them into the spotlight in 1999. Now the nine-piece band is celebrating with the “Here Comes the Pain” tour.