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Gene Simmons Tests Positive for COVID-19, KISS Shows Postponed
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Gene Simmons Tests Positive for COVID-19, KISS Shows Postponed

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.

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Neal Morse Band Releases “Innocence and Danger”
New Albums

Neal Morse Band Releases “Innocence and Danger”

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 Publishes “Learning From James Jamerson” Instructional Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Paul Wolfe Publishes “Learning From James Jamerson” Instructional Book

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”.

Lyle Mays’ Final Composition, “Eberhard”, Features Jimmy Johnson & Steve Rodby
New Albums

Lyle Mays’ Final Composition, “Eberhard”, Features Jimmy Johnson & Steve Rodby

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.

Kenny Garrett Releases “Sounds From The Ancestors” Featuring Corcoran Holt on Bass
New Albums

Kenny Garrett Releases “Sounds From The Ancestors” Featuring Corcoran Holt on Bass

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.

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Release Self-Titled Album
New Albums

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Release Self-Titled Album

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.

Anders Iwers Leaves Dark Tranquility
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Anders Iwers Leaves Dark Tranquility

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.

Mission Bass Live Continues with Ariane Cap Stream August 28
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Mission Bass Live Continues with Ariane Cap Stream August 28

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 Releases “Perfect Union”
New Albums

Kool & The Gang Releases “Perfect Union”

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 Family Sets New Headstone Unveiling Ceremony
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James Jamerson’s Family Sets New Headstone Unveiling Ceremony

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.

Rodney Jordan and Christian Fabian Release “Conversations”
New Albums

Rodney Jordan and Christian Fabian Release “Conversations”

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 Announce Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Stone Temple Pilots and Bush Announce Tour Dates

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.