New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Punk band FORE has unleashed their debut full-length album called “Hombres”, which follows up on their self-titled EP. It’s the first release to feature former Kreator bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler, who joined the lineup back in May.
Fans of “The Voice of Rock” Glenn Hughes can now add to their collection with a new box set compiling rarities from 15 years of his career. “The Official Bootleg Box Set – Volume Three 1995-2010” captures Hughes performing on various gigs.
A new live album from the English new wave band Japan called “Live from the Budokan – Tokyo FM 1982” is now available. Mick Karn’s sublime fretless playing is all over the record, which spans their career’s output.
Miles Davis had several important eras over his long career. Now, a newly unearthed live recording captures what is called his “Lost Septet” from his rock and fusion period. Recorded in Vienna in 1971, the band included Michael Henderson on bass.
NOFX and Frank Turner have teamed up to release a new split LP called “West Coast vs. Wessex”, which sees the two camps covering five of each other’s songs.
Forty years after their inception and thirty years after their last studio album, The Psychedelic Furs have returned with “Made of Rain”. The band had planned to record new material when they reunited in 2000, but it didn’t feel right until now.
Trumpeter and composer Charles Tolliver has returned with “Connect”, which marks his first studio album in 13 years. The Charles Tolliver All-Stars backs him on this record, which includes legendary bassist Buster Williams.
Paul McCartney is continuing his Archive Collection series with its thirteenth installment. This time he revisits “Flaming Pie” in a limited Collector’s Edition that includes a remastered version of the original album and 32 bonus tracks.
Haken has released a new album called “Virus”, although it has nothing to do with the current pandemic. The new record’s creation began at the close of 2017, but its origin really reaches back seven years.
Aside from the mighty Motörhead, the late Lemmy Kilmister used to lay down the low end in a project called Headcat. Now a new incarnation of the project has released their self-titled debut with one of Lemmy’s protégés on bass.
The vault of Jerry Garcia’s back catalog has been opened once again to expand the “GarciaLive Series”. “Volume 14: January 27th, 1986 The Ritz” features the late Grateful Dead singer in a rare duo format alongside his longtime collaborator John Kahn.
Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, and Randy George have teamed up for a new album in their Cover To Cover series. “Cov3r To Cov3r” features the trio tearing through classic tracks by King Crimson, David Bowie, Jethro Tull, and more.