KISS may be busy on their sprawling farewell tour for the foreseeable future, but Gene Simmons will be making time this year for an art exhibit. On October 12th, Simmons will unveil a collection of 20 of his own basses at the Animazing Gallery.
311 has returned with their 13th album, “Voyager,” which features their classic blend of genres plus some new influences. The band, anchored by Aaron “P-Nut” Wills, continue to blend rock and reggae while adding in pop, metal, and prog influences.
Ted Gould III has worked with New Orleans legend Zigaboo Modeliste, Jon B., Prince Damons, and more. (He’s even written for No Treble.) Now the veteran bassist has released his debut album as a bandleader under the moniker Brother Theodore.
Four decades-spanning, rare live albums from Paul McCartney have been reissued in a variety of formats. The albums – “Amoeba Gig,” “Paul is Live,” “Choba B CCCP,” and “Wings Over America” – have been remixed and remastered into new vinyl, CD, and digital editions.
Sublime with Rome is back with their third album, entitled “Blessings.” It’s the first album to feature drummer Carlos Verdugo. The band, which began ten years ago with original Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh, is still anchored by original bassist Eric Wilson.
Mel Bay has published a new bass instructional book by Peter Washburne entitled “Extreme Bass Grooves.” The 40-page book is designed to engage your creativity while exploring the fretboard.
Julien’s Auctions has announced an auction set for October that will feature a massive amount of music gear owned by late Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker. The auction is set for October 18th and 19th.
Billy Sherwood has been keeping busy with his bass duties in Yes and Asia, but he’s somehow managed to make the followup to his 2015 solo album, “Citizen.” The new chapter is entitled “Citizen: In The Next Life” and it continues the album’s concept.
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones are keeping the party going as they’ve announced a second leg of their 30th Anniversary Tour. The group’s next round of touring will focus on the East Coast from November to March of 2020.
Since announcing their farewell tour last year, Slayer has been unleashing their signature thrash metal around the world. The band announced the final leg of dates, dubbed “The Final Campaign,” with Primus, Ministry, and Philip Anselmo.