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  • Frank Kimbrough Releases “Monk’s Dreams” with Rufus Reid

    Frank Kimbrough Releases “Monk’s Dreams” with Rufus Reid

    2017 marked the centennial of the influential jazz pianist Thelonious Monk’s birth. Frank Kimbrough has celebrated the occasion by releasing an incredible six-disc album called Monk’s Dreams that features performances of all 70 of the late legend’s compositions. “The recordings form a fantastically diverse collection,” the liner notes read. “On the six-CD set, Monk’s compositions... »

  • The Rolling Stones Announce 2019 Tour Dates

    The Rolling Stones Announce 2019 Tour Dates

    The Rolling Stones have announced a new leg of their “No Filter” stadium tour that will take place in the U.S. for 2019. The 13-date outing will kick off at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida before heading to both coasts and then wrapping up at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Of course, bassist... »

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  • Muse Experiments on “Simulation Theory”

    Muse Experiments on “Simulation Theory”

    Muse’s latest album, Simulation Theory, explores the idea of living in a simulated existence while steeped in ’80s culture references. The album artwork was designed by “Stranger Things” artist Kyle Lambert, and all the music videos reference film like Back to the Future, Thriller, and Teen Wolf. Muse also dig into the sounds of the... »

  • Anderson .Paak’s “Oxnard” has Killer Bass Lines

    Anderson .Paak’s “Oxnard” has Killer Bass Lines

    Anderson .Paak’s highly anticipated third album, Oxnard, is available now. The star-studded effort is the realization of the singer/drummer’s “beach series” and features guests including Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dog, Pusha T, J. Cole, Q-Tip, and more. “This is the album I dreamed of making in high school when I was listening to Jay-Z’s... »

  • Updated Edition of “Rock Bass 101” Available Now

    Updated Edition of “Rock Bass 101” Available Now

    Ed Friedland’s instructional book Rock Bass 101 has been updated for 2018 by publisher Hal Leonard. The 50-page book covers essential bass lines, techniques, theory, and grooves for the working bassist. It includes full-length songs that are available for download or streaming via Hal Leonard’s website. Specific topics include tips on playing position and posture,... »

  • Thundercat Announces December Tour Dates, New Song

    Thundercat Announces December Tour Dates, New Song

    Thundercat, aka Stephen Bruner, has announced a handful of tour dates around the world for December. Starting with two dates in Denmark, the bassist will head to Germany and the UK before performing five days in a row in California. He’ll be rounding the year out by performing at Afro Punk Fest in Johannesburg, South... »

  • Jason Raso Publishes “Bass Line Continuum”

    Jason Raso Publishes “Bass Line Continuum”

    Bassist Jason Raso has just released Bass Line Continuum, a book that examines the world of bass with interviews of dozens of the world’s best players. The 180-page book is centered around four topics: influences, practice, developing your style, and positivity. “Although people enter the bass-playing continuum at different times, their stories are comparable,” the... »

  • David DaRocha Leaves Born of Osiris

    David DaRocha Leaves Born of Osiris

    Born of Osiris has announced a lineup change as bassist David DaRocha has left the band. They made the announcement on Facebook. “We want to officially state that our brother, David, has decided to take time away from the band to pursue other endeavors,” they wrote. “We’re all family and wish him the very best.... »

  • Dallon Weekes and iDKHOW Release “1981 Extended Play”

    Dallon Weekes and iDKHOW Release “1981 Extended Play”

    Former Panic! At the Disco bassist Dallon Weekes is back in action with his new band, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me (aka iDKHOW). The group, which also features ex-Falling in Reverse drummer Ryan Seaman, has just released their debut EP called 1981 Extended Play. The band’s name is taken from a Back... »

  • Whose Hat Is This? Releases “Everything’s OK”

    Whose Hat Is This? Releases “Everything’s OK”

    Whose Hat Is This? has just released their second album, Everything’s OK, on Ropeadope Records. The band’s completely improvised style has gotten even stronger than their self-titled debut, which was also their first ever show. Everything’s OK is also a live recording, this time from their performance at The 8×10 in Baltimore, Maryland during their... »