News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Death From Above 1979 has dropped their fourth studio album, entitled “Is 4 Lovers”. The duo of bassist Jesse F. Keeler and drummer Sebastien Grainger widened their palette for the record, which they say is more “fun” than 2017’s “Outrage! Is Now”.
In February 2020, The Aristocrats were 100 shows deep into a tour. The trio was playing some of their best shows ever before the pandemic brought the world to a halt. That pre-pandemic period will be featured on their next live album, “FREEZE!”
Gospel legend Andrew Gouché has teamed up with the financial group New Black Wall Street (NWBS) to break the mold of traditional concerts. The bassist is set to become the first musician ever to broadcast a live, personal NFT concert.
After two successful events last year, BassCon Online is back for the third time. The three-day event will be held April 16th through the 18th with an amazing roster of bassists giving lessons.
After a year of quarantine concerts from Fur Peace Staton, Hot Tuna has announced they’ll be back on the road in 2021. The acoustic format of the band with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady will kick things off with a string of dates in May and June.
Peter Hook has plenty of great stories, as evidenced by his three hit books. Now, you can hear the inside scoop of New Order straight from Hooky’s mouth. His 2016 book, “Substance: Inside New Order”, is now available on audiobook.
This week’s free webinar from the Berklee Bass Department with Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be covering a different type of gig. The trio will be hosting bassists that have performed for Cirque Du Soleil.
Heavy metal pioneer Geezer Butler is working on writing a memoir. The Black Sabbath bassist revealed the news in an interview with Gary Graff.
After premiering in 2019, the Buster Williams documentary “Bass to Infinity” is now available via major streaming platforms. The film follows the jazz legend’s life and career with interviews, jam sessions, and brilliantly animated stories.
While we’re not out of the woods quite yet, live music is starting to come back. The Wood Brothers are getting back on the bus for a handful of socially distanced dates in June.
2021 is shaping up to be a fruitful year for Mononeon. After releasing “Banana Peel on Capitol Hill” in January, the bassist has dropped another killer album, “Supermane”.
Ariane Cap has followed up her smash hit “Music Theory for the Bass Player” with a new instructional book, “The Pattern System for the Bass Player”.