News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
KISS has announced four dates on their “End Of The Road” world tour have been postponed after Gene Simmons has tested positive for COVID. The news comes after guitarist Paul Stanley tested positive last week.
The Neal Morse Band has returned with their fourth studio album, entitled “Innocence and Danger”. While this marks their third double album in a row, it’s a departure from their previous two as it’s not a concept record.
Paul Wolfe of How-To-Play-Bass.com recently released an instructional book on how to play blues rock bass. Now he’s giving you tips to play like one of the greatest with “How To Play Bass – Learning From James Jamerson Vol. 1”.
The Lyle Mays Estate has released the final work of the keyboardist, who passed in 2020. “Eberhard” is a thirteen-minute “mini symphony”, dedicated to Eberhard Weber. Mays paid tribute with two great bassists: Jimmy Johnson and Steve Rodby.
Modern saxophone titan Kenny Garrett has released his 20th album as a leader, entitled “Sounds From the Ancestors”. Many of the polyrhythms throughout the work are held over the muscular bass lines of Corcoran Holt.
After releasing two EPs, Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family have dropped a full-length self-titled album. The new album was recorded over three days at Jackson Browne’s studio in Los Angeles and includes tracks from the previous releases.
The lineup of Dark Tranquility is in flux as the Swedish melodic death metal band has announced the departure of their rhythm section. Drummer Anders Jivarp and bassist Anders Iwers have left the band, they wrote on Facebook.
Mischa Marcks is continuing the Mission Bass show this month with a solo performance by bassist, educator, and No Treble contributor Ariane Cap. The live-streaming show includes a concert/workshop, an interview with the guest, and an open Q&A.
Kool & The Gang have returned with a new album called “Perfect Union”. The iconic R&B band, known for their massive hits like “Jungle Boogie” and “Celebration,” bring their mix of dance music with a message of togetherness on the effort.
James Jamerson’s bass lines helped shape the sound of Motown and, in turn, the sound of R&B. The bassist, who passed away in 1983, will now have a proper headstone to match his legacy.
We have a saying here at No Treble: “The only thing better than a bass is two basses.” That’s why we dig the new album Conversations from Rodney Jordan and Christian Fabian.
Stone Temple Pilots and Bush have announced a fall co-headlining tour that will take them across the Southern United States. The bands, anchored by bassists Robert DeLeo and Corey Britz, will be kicking things off September 30th.