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  • Snarky Puppy Announces 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

    Snarky Puppy Announces 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

    Michael League and the Grammy-winning ensemble Snarky Puppy have announced their first tour dates of 2019 with an extensive U.S. leg in May and June. The announcement was made on Facebook, which also alluded to a new album that will be released in March. “We can’t wait to get these new tunes into your ears,”... »

  • Federico Malaman Releases New Solo Album

    Federico Malaman Releases New Solo Album

    Italian bass guru Federico Malaman has released a new solo album, entitled Life. The recording, which marks 14 years since his first solo effort, is a snapshot of the bassist’s life. “The full album title should actually be ‘Life is not in 4/4’”, he states. “4/4 is the simplest, straightforward meter. Real life is not... »

  • Peter Baltes Leaves Accept

    Peter Baltes Leaves Accept

    Founding Accept bassist Peter Baltes revealed that he will be leaving the band’s ranks. The German heavy metal band has been rocking off and on ever since 1976 with Baltes along for every lineup. “To all Accept fans: I hereby like to announce my departure as Bassplayer from ACCEPT,” Baltes wrote on the Accept Facebook... »

  • Dream Theater Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Dream Theater Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Dream Theater fans rejoice! The progressive metal band has announced their 14th studio album, Distance Over Time, will be released on February 22nd, 2019. The new record, which is their first in three years, is described as “showcasing a newfound creativity… while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe.” The... »

  • Frank Kimbrough Releases “Monk’s Dreams” with Rufus Reid

    Frank Kimbrough Releases “Monk’s Dreams” with Rufus Reid

    2017 marked the centennial of the influential jazz pianist Thelonious Monk’s birth. Frank Kimbrough has celebrated the occasion by releasing an incredible six-disc album called Monk’s Dreams that features performances of all 70 of the late legend’s compositions. “The recordings form a fantastically diverse collection,” the liner notes read. “On the six-CD set, Monk’s compositions... »

  • The Rolling Stones Announce 2019 Tour Dates

    The Rolling Stones Announce 2019 Tour Dates

    The Rolling Stones have announced a new leg of their “No Filter” stadium tour that will take place in the U.S. for 2019. The 13-date outing will kick off at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida before heading to both coasts and then wrapping up at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Of course, bassist... »

  • Muse Experiments on “Simulation Theory”

    Muse Experiments on “Simulation Theory”

    Muse’s latest album, Simulation Theory, explores the idea of living in a simulated existence while steeped in ’80s culture references. The album artwork was designed by “Stranger Things” artist Kyle Lambert, and all the music videos reference film like Back to the Future, Thriller, and Teen Wolf. Muse also dig into the sounds of the... »

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  • Anderson .Paak’s “Oxnard” has Killer Bass Lines

    Anderson .Paak’s “Oxnard” has Killer Bass Lines

    Anderson .Paak’s highly anticipated third album, Oxnard, is available now. The star-studded effort is the realization of the singer/drummer’s “beach series” and features guests including Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dog, Pusha T, J. Cole, Q-Tip, and more. “This is the album I dreamed of making in high school when I was listening to Jay-Z’s... »

  • Updated Edition of “Rock Bass 101” Available Now

    Updated Edition of “Rock Bass 101” Available Now

    Ed Friedland’s instructional book Rock Bass 101 has been updated for 2018 by publisher Hal Leonard. The 50-page book covers essential bass lines, techniques, theory, and grooves for the working bassist. It includes full-length songs that are available for download or streaming via Hal Leonard’s website. Specific topics include tips on playing position and posture,... »

  • Thundercat Announces December Tour Dates, New Song

    Thundercat Announces December Tour Dates, New Song

    Thundercat, aka Stephen Bruner, has announced a handful of tour dates around the world for December. Starting with two dates in Denmark, the bassist will head to Germany and the UK before performing five days in a row in California. He’ll be rounding the year out by performing at Afro Punk Fest in Johannesburg, South... »