News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Earlier this year, technical metal band Fallujah announced a change to their lineup with vocalist Kyle Schaefer and bassist Evan Brewer joining the fold. Now the band’s latest roster has been documented with the album, “Empyrean.”
Dave Matthews Band is currently on tour, but they’ll be hitting the road again this fall with dates in the U.S. and Canada. DMB continues to be anchored by the great Stefan Lessard, who has been dishing out bass lines for the band since he was 16.
Freekbass has announced a marathon of a livestream on his Twitch channel. The Freekbass SubBassAThon will be a 24-hour event that the funk bassist will be doing totally live on Saturday, September 17th.
The fusion pioneering band Yellowjackets has released “Parallel Motion,” marking the 27th album in their 41 years as a group. The album includes bassist Dane Alderson, who joined the band in 2015.
Last in Line has unveiled a set of tour dates to support their upcoming EP, “A Day In The Life.” The band, which was originally formed by former members of Dio, features Andrew Freeman, Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice, and Phil Soussan.
The Wood Brothers have expanded their Fall 2022 tour with 17 new shows, which will follow up on the run of Eastern shows about to wrap up.
At long last, King’s X has returned with “Three Sides of One,” which marks the power trio’s first new studio album in fourteen years. dUg Pinnick’s biting tone and soulful vocals are still in perfect form.
Tower of Power has, unfortunately, had to nix their European dates for 2022, but they’ve also unveiled a fall tour of the U.S. The iconic R&B-based group will kick things off at the end of September with Marc van Wageningen on bass.
Pat Travers has just released a new album called “The Art of Time Travel,” which is a musical throwback to his heyday of the late ’70s. Travers is joined by David Pastorius, who also contributed a beautiful instrumental song to the effort.
It’s been a wild ride for Megadeth over the last few years, and the tension has led to huge anticipation of their new album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!” Now it seems the wait was worth it.
Muse’s music has often been about a dystopian future. However, their ninth studio album, “Will of the People,” focuses more on the here and now. Chris Wolstenholme helps to evoke a sense of urgency with his bass lines and enormous tones.
When we are deepest in our music, our entire body should be helping our performance. That’s what led bassist and author Jens Papenroth to write “Groove Breathing.”