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George Speed Releases “Bass Favorites and Transcriptions from the 18th Century”
New Albums

George Speed Releases “Bass Favorites and Transcriptions from the 18th Century”

If you’re looking to explore early works for the double bass, you’ll want to check out George Speed’s new album. “Bass Favorites and Transcriptions from the 18th Century” features his exquisite playing accompanied by pianist Heidi Louise Williams.

Stanley Clarke Announces World Tour Dates with New Band, 4Ever
Concerts & Tours

Stanley Clarke Announces World Tour Dates with New Band, 4Ever

Last year, bass icon Stanley Clarke unveiled his latest band, called 4Ever. Now the “School Days” virtuoso has shared a set of dates for 2023 that will take the fledgling group around the world.

League of Women Bassplayers Inaugural Conference Set for January 12-15
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League of Women Bassplayers Inaugural Conference Set for January 12-15

The League of Women Bassplayers, aka LOW B, will be holding its inaugural conference from January 12th through the 15th. The four-day event will be held virtually on Zoom.

Anti-Flag Returns with “Lies They Tell Our Children”
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Anti-Flag Returns with “Lies They Tell Our Children”

Pittsburgh punk rockers Anti-Flag have returned with their thirteenth record, entitled “Lies They Tell Our Children.” Thirty years into their career, they’re just as energetic as ever.

Hal Leonard Publishes Foo Fighters Bass Tab Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Hal Leonard Publishes Foo Fighters Bass Tab Book

Hal Leonard has added to their Bass Tab Collection of books with a collection of Foo Fighters bass transcriptions. Each of the 20 songs is presented note-for-note in both musical notation and tablature.

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Peter Gabriel Releases First New Song in 20 Years with Tony Levin
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Peter Gabriel Releases First New Song in 20 Years with Tony Levin

Peter Gabriel has given us the first taste of his new music. “Panopticom” is the first single from his upcoming album, “I/O.” The track is anchored by Gabriel’s longtime bass man, Tony Levin, who delivers some expressive fretless work.

New Book Examines The Making of Rush’s “Moving Pictures”
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New Book Examines The Making of Rush’s “Moving Pictures”

Rush’s “Moving Pictures” hit a milestone in 2021 for its 40th anniversary, but its celebration continues. Backbeat Books has just published a book by Will Romano called “Moving Pictures: How Rush Created Progressive Hard Rock’s Greatest Record.”

Danny Ziemann and Valerie Costa Release “And That Would Be…”
New Albums

Danny Ziemann and Valerie Costa Release “And That Would Be…”

Back in November, we shared an amazing version of “The Two Lonely People” by vocalist Valerie Costa and bassist Danny Ziemann. Now they’ve released a full-length album of duets, “And That Would Be...”

The Smile, Featuring Members of Radiohead, Releases First Live Album
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The Smile, Featuring Members of Radiohead, Releases First Live Album

Radiohead offshoot band The Smile has released a new live EP. Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood both play bass on the album (as well as other instruments). It’s interesting to see how they approach the bass, especially Yorke.

Nick Campbell Destroys’ “Art” Marks Bassist’s Debut Solo Album
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Nick Campbell Destroys’ “Art” Marks Bassist’s Debut Solo Album

Nick Campbell has been turning heads over the past few years for his work with groups like Scary Pockets and Pomplamoose. Now he’s released “Art,” which marks his debut album with his solo project Nick Campbell Destroys.

Weezer Releases Final “SZNZ” EP with “Winter”
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Weezer Releases Final “SZNZ” EP with “Winter”

Weezer’s four-part album project “SZNZ” has come to a close with its final installment, “SZNZ: Winter.” When vocalist Rivers Cuomo spoke on the EPs last year, he described “Winter” as featuring “lots of loss and despair and kind of quiet.”

Buster Williams Announces New Album, “Unalome”
New Albums

Buster Williams Announces New Album, “Unalome”

Jazz bass icon Buster Williams celebrated his 80th birthday in April, and over his eight decades he’s continually grown. In fact, he’s still growing, which is part of the meaning behind his newly announced album, “Unalome.”