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Metal Tour of the Year Returns for 2022
Concerts & Tours

Metal Tour of the Year Returns for 2022

Metalheads rejoice! Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium, and In Flames have announced a 2022 leg for their “Metal Tour of the Year”. The package’s original dates were in 2020 and postponed until last summer.

Rush’s Alex Lifeson Announces New Band
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Rush’s Alex Lifeson Announces New Band

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 Publishes “Bass Guitar in 50 Songs: Module 1”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Paul Wolfe Publishes “Bass Guitar in 50 Songs: Module 1”

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”.

mssv, Featuring Mike Watt, Announces Haru Tour 2022
Concerts & Tours

mssv, Featuring Mike Watt, Announces Haru Tour 2022

Mike Bagetta has announced a massive tour with his project mssv, which includes drummer Stephen Hodges and punk bass icon Mike Watt.

Squid Announces 2022 Tour
Concerts & Tours

Squid Announces 2022 Tour

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.

Dave Stryker Releases “As We Are” with John Patitucci
New Albums

Dave Stryker Releases “As We Are” with John Patitucci

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.

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The Eagles Add 2022 “Hotel California” Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

The Eagles Add 2022 “Hotel California” Tour Dates

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”.

David Bowie’s Shelved “Toy”, Featuring Gail Ann Dorsey, Gets Full Release
New Albums

David Bowie’s Shelved “Toy”, Featuring Gail Ann Dorsey, Gets Full Release

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 Releases “Invisiblemann Vol. 15: Intergalactic Funk Coalition”
New Albums

Kenny James Releases “Invisiblemann Vol. 15: Intergalactic Funk Coalition”

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.

Lorenzo Feliciati Releases “Early Years”
New Albums

Lorenzo Feliciati Releases “Early Years”

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 Releases “The Löst Tapes, Vol. 2”
New Albums

Motörhead Releases “The Löst Tapes, Vol. 2”

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.

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, Featuring Simon Fitzpatrick, Announce US Tour
Concerts & Tours

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, Featuring Simon Fitzpatrick, Announce US 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.