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  • Neal Fountain joins Jimmy Herring Band tour

    Megaphone Man bassist Neal Fountain will be touring with the Jimmy Herring Band (The Dead, Widespread Panic) from June through July. He’s replacing Oteil Burbridge for the first part of the tour, and Matthew Garrison for the second leg. 6/4/09 – Wakarusa Music in Ozark, AK (Main Stage) – 3:30pm 6/5/09 – Flytrap Music Hall... »

  • 311 to release ninth studio album

    311 will release their latest album, Uplifter, on June 2nd. This highly anticipated album is a follow up to 2005’s Don’t Tread On Me. (Has it been that long since we’ve heard P-Nut?) This album, now available for pre-order, features the single, “Hey You”, that hit the airwaves on April 7th, 2009. Tracks: 1. Hey... »

  • Ean Evans’ last recording: “Last Time”

    EvanCapps, the side project between bassist Ean Evans Bobby Capps (keyboardist for .38 Special), have released Last Time. As we reported last week, Evans passed away on May 6th, after a battle with cancer. “Last Time” label, Rock Ridge Music, is donating a portion of the proceeds from the album sales to Lyrics for Life,... »

  • Stu Hamm Clinics

    Next month, Stu Hamm will be conducting a series of clinics with Shadows Fall drummer, Jason Bittner. This unlikely duo will be starting these clinics during the first week of June, and the dates are as follows June 3 at the Washington Music Center in Wheaton, MD June 4 at Sam Ash Music Store in... »

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  • Cai Marle-Garcia: Mr. Ears

    Bassist Cai Marle-Garcia is releasing his debut album, Mr. Ears on June 1st, and we have a sneak preview. Mr. Ears includes saxophonists Tony Woods, Duncan Eagles and Rob Sell, keyboardists Kit Downes (BBC Jazz Rising Star Award 2008, Empirical, Jim Mullen, Dennis Rollins) and Steve Kite, drummers Martyn Kaine (Natalie Williams) and Dan Paton,... »

  • Win a Billy Sheehan Custom Bass

    FYE is giving away a Yahama custom bass, signed by Billy Sheehan. The contest runs through June 8th. Enter at FYE’s web site. »

  • Patitucci’s “Music We Are” LP Special Edition Release

    Vinyl is definitely back. Music We Are, by John Patitucci, Jack Dejohnette and Danilo Perez, is now available as a special edition 140 gram LP. The CD version was released on April 7th, 2009. The track list is the same as the CD, minus “Michael”, and is as follows: 1. Tango African 2. Earthy Prayer... »

  • Pink Floyd: Authentic Bass Tab Book & CD

    Alfred Music Publishing has just released Ultimate Bass Play-Along Pink Floyd: Authentic Bass Tab, the newest title in their “Ultimate Bass Play-Along” series. The book includes bass tabs, music notation, lyrics and chords to nine Pink Floyd tunes, including: Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2), Comfortably Numb, The Fletcher Memorial Home, Have a Cigar,... »

  • Radiohead heads back to the studio to record latest album

    Radiohead has ventured back into the studio to record their latest album, announces Radiohead bassist, Colin Greenwood. The band has regrouped with producer Nigel Godrich to begin work on the follow up album to 2007’s In Rainbows. “It was very noisy and chaotic and really fun,” Colin informed BBC’s 6 Music when describing the band’s... »

  • Tom Kennedy and the Mike Stern Band

    Over the weekend, I got the chance to catch the Mike Stern Band at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. The line-up included Stern on guitar, Tom Kennedy on bass, Bob Franceschini on sax, and Dave Weckl on drums, which is the same group appearing on the recently released New Morning: The Paris Concert DVD. Even... »