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Paul D’Amour Joins Ministry
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Paul D’Amour Joins Ministry

Ministry has announced a new bassist among their ranks after Tony Campos has left to pursue the Static-X reunion tour. Al Jourgensen and crew will be anchored by former Tool bassist Paul D’Amour. He will be on the road with Ministry this summer.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium Adds August Tour Dates
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The Claypool Lennon Delirium Adds August Tour Dates

The Claypool Lennon Delirium have added a new set of dates to their summer tour with a string of August performances. The band, helmed by Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, will bring their live act to U.S. cities between August 9th and the 17th.

Reggie Workman Named as 2020 NEA Jazz Master
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Reggie Workman Named as 2020 NEA Jazz Master

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced the 2020 class of NEA Jazz Masters, which is described as the “highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists.” The 2020 recipients include bassist Reggie Workman.

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Mavis Staples Collaborates with Ben Harper for “We Get By”
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Mavis Staples Collaborates with Ben Harper for “We Get By”

Mavis Staples is back with a new album with a little help from a friend. “We Get By” is co-produced and written by Ben Harper, who also appears on the title track. Longtime Staples bassist Jeff Turmes delivers that old school soul groove to tie the album together.

Steven McDonald Pulls Double Duty on Upcoming Melvins/Red Kross Tour
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Steven McDonald Pulls Double Duty on Upcoming Melvins/Red Kross Tour

The Melvins have announced a massive 10-week tour across the U.S. for the fall. Joining them on the trip will be Red Kross and Sweden’s ShitKid. The Melvins and Red Kross share a bassist in Steven McDonald, who will be pulling double duty on the tour.

Lisa Maxwell’s “Shiny!” Features Will Lee, Mark Egan, and David Finck
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Lisa Maxwell’s “Shiny!” Features Will Lee, Mark Egan, and David Finck

Composer/arranger Lisa Maxwell has released an album that serves as a tribute to the late trumpeter Lew Soloff. “Shiny!” features a who’s who of musicians that all had a connection with Soloff - including bassists Will Lee, Mark Egan, and David Finck.

Shinedown’s Eric Bass Exits Tour
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Shinedown’s Eric Bass Exits Tour

Shinedown bassist Eric Bass has been forced to leave the band’s current tour due to medical reasons. The news came in a Twitter video from the group.

The Stray Cats Return with “40”
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The Stray Cats Return with “40”

The Stray Cats are back! The classic rockabilly band has just released a new album called “40” that celebrates forty years since the group’s inception - and their first record in 26 years.

Glenn Hughes Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates
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Glenn Hughes Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates

After recently postponing his UK tour due to health issues, Glenn Hughes has announced the rescheduled dates for his “Classic Deep Purple Live” tour. The bassist and singer, who was in Deep Purple from 1973 to 1976, also added a string of new performances to the list.

Sting Reimagines His Hits on “My Songs”
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Sting Reimagines His Hits on “My Songs”

Between his time with The Police and his solo catalog, Sting has had plenty of hits. His new album, “My Songs,” celebrates this fact with new versions of the bassist/vocalist’s most famous work.