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Michael Schenker Group Releases “Universal” with Courbois, Daisley, and Sparks
New Albums

Michael Schenker Group Releases “Universal” with Courbois, Daisley, and Sparks

Michael Schenker Group has returned with a new full-length album entitled “Universal”. The MSG is already anchored by the able hands of Barend Courbois, but “Universal” also features bassists Bob Daisley and Barry Sparks.

ISB Virtual Bass Fest Set for June 10 & 11
Events

ISB Virtual Bass Fest Set for June 10 & 11

The International Society of Bassists is bringing back their Virtual Bass Festival for 2022. The two-day event will be held June 10th and 11th, featuring live presentations, an exhibit hall, “ISB After Hours” nightly hangs, and more.

House of Waters Returns with “Where I Wander” EP
New Albums

House of Waters Returns with “Where I Wander” EP

House of Waters is back with a new EP entitled “Where I Wander”. The band, consisting of Max ZT on hammered dulcimer and Moto Fukushima on six-string bass, compiled the album with two new songs, two reimagined songs, and an open improvisation.

James LoMenzo Named Permanent Member of Megadeth
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James LoMenzo Named Permanent Member of Megadeth

James LoMenzo has been officially welcomed back into Megadeth. The bassist, who was a full-time member in the mid-2000s, is once again a permanent member of the metal outfit.

Ron Carter Publishes “Carter-isms: Bossa Nova Bass Lines”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Ron Carter Publishes “Carter-isms: Bossa Nova Bass Lines”

Ron Carter has been a definitive voice on the bass in jazz for many reasons: his note choices, his reharmonizations, his feel, and his swagger. Now you can learn his bossa style directly from the master in his new book, “Carter-isms.”

Rammstein’s Oliver Riedel Auctioning Basses to Aid Ukraine
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Rammstein’s Oliver Riedel Auctioning Basses to Aid Ukraine

Rammstein bassist Oliver Riedel has announced that he is selling off two of his signature Sandberg basses as part of the Gear For Hope music auction. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to aid organizations in Ukraine.

Def Leppard Releases “Diamond Star Halos”
New Albums

Def Leppard Releases “Diamond Star Halos”

Seven years after their self-titled album, Def Leppard has returned with “Diamond Star Halos”. The iconic English rock band’s twelfth studio album delivers their unmistakable sound with special guests Allison Krauss and Mike Garson.

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Emma Anzai Joins Evanescence
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Emma Anzai Joins Evanescence

Evanescence’s lineup has gotten quite a shakeup this week. Longtime guitarist Jen Majura will no longer be in the group. To fill the role, bassist Tim McCord has switched to guitar and Emma Anzaiwould be filling the bass spot.

Bill Crook Leaves Spiritbox
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Bill Crook Leaves Spiritbox

Spiritbox has announced the departure of bassist Bill Crook from the band. Crook had been with the band since 2018 and is featured on the 2021 release, “Eternal Blue”.

Danny Ziemann Offering Free “First Call Bassist Roadmap” Workshop June 4 & 5
Events

Danny Ziemann Offering Free “First Call Bassist Roadmap” Workshop June 4 & 5

Jazz bassist and educator Danny Ziemann has announced a free workshop series. The “First Call Bassist Roadmap” event takes place June 4th and 5th via Zoom and is designed for both electric and double bassists of all experience levels.

Oz Noy Announces Summer Tour Dates with Dennis Chambers and Jimmy Haslip
Concerts & Tours

Oz Noy Announces Summer Tour Dates with Dennis Chambers and Jimmy Haslip

Guitar guru Oz Noy has announced a summer tour, and it will be just as exciting for rhythm section players as guitarists. Noy will be joined by drummer Dennis Chambers and bassist Jimmy Haslip on the outing.

Nate Marsh: The Influence of Jazz on R&B Electric Bassists of the 1960s and 1970s
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Nate Marsh: The Influence of Jazz on R&B Electric Bassists of the 1960s and 1970s

Nate Marsh graduated from Berklee in 2012 and just finished his Masters of Music at the University of Colorado. He’s published his thesis, “The Influence of Jazz on R&B Electric Bassists of the 1960s and 1970s”, which is publicly available.