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Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool tour update

Here’s the latest and greatest tour information for Les Claypool May 23: Summer Camp Festival in Chilicothe, IL May 24: Hookahville Festival in Thornville, OH May 26: Neighborhood Theater with O’Death in Charlotte, NC May 27: Orange Peel with O’Death in Asheville, NC May 28: Shoreline Ballroom with O’Death Hilton Head, SC May 30: Pompano Amphitheater with Matisyahu in Pompano...

Concerts & Tours

Dave Holland summer tour dates announced

The Dave Holland Quintet will be touring Europe this May. Dave Holland will be performing with other acts and in numerous jazz festivals this summer as well. Dave Holland Quintet May 10: Bahnhof in Friedrichshafen, Germany May 12: Auditorium Canneti in Venice, Italy May 14: Center Cuulturel Bergerac in Bergerac, France May 15: Pole Culturel d’Alfortville in Alfortville, France May...

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New Albums

Rush bass tabs book released

Alfred Publishing has released Rush Deluxe Bass Tab Collection, including 22 tabs from Rush’s 30+ year library. Bass tabs for songs from Rush’s first album through Snakes & Arrows are included: Working Man Fly by Night Closer to the Heart The Trees YYZ The Spirit of Radio Red Barchetta Limelight Tom Sawyer Freewill New World Man Subdivisions Distant Early Warning...

Concerts & Tours, New Albums

John Patitucci solo release and tour announced

John Patitucci’s newest solo album, Remembrance, will be released on August 4th. In addition to keeping August 4th in mind, keep these other important dates in mind: Saturday, May 9 Workshop and Concert The Kimmel Center Philadelphia PA, USA Thursday, May 21 and Saturday, May 23 at 8:00pm Scorched with John Scofield, Peter Erskine and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Symphony...

Concerts & Tours

Charlie Haden Summer Dates

This summer, Charlie Haden will be performing a great number of international venues, including the Vitoria Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival. June 2009 Dates to be announced July 5-6, 2009 Massey Hall, Toronto Charlie Haden & Ethan Iverson Duo July 8, 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival/ Charlie Haden Family & Friends July 11, 2009 North Sea Jazz Festival/ Special...

New Albums

Contest: Win a Mike Dirnt Signature Squire Bass

Green Day’s latest album, 21st Century Breakdown, is releasing next week. To help celebrate, College News and Green Day are holding a contest where one winner will get bassist Mike Dirnt’s signature Squier Precision Bass, and a limited special edition version of the new album. Enter here.


Rush’s 35th anniversary interview, with Redbeard

Radio broadcaster Redbeard has posted an interview of Rush bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson on his In the Studio web site. Geddy and Alex share stories about Rush’s origins and longevity in the 19 minute segment. I’m pretty sure a good part of that interview is from the 80’s, because it sounds like an interview I heard on...


Victor Wooten workshops announced

Victor Wooten will be doing a series of workshops to promote his instructional DVD, “Groove Workshop”. The tour is presented by Hartke, who Wooten endorses. All clinics are free. The dates are as follows: May 11, 2009 from 7-9pm Sam Ash 1647 Gallatin Pike North Madison, TN 615-860-7475 May 12, 2009 from 7-9pm Georgia Music Warehouse 5205-A Waters Ave. Savannah,...

New Albums

Ben Harper: New release, new bass player (and band)

When we first heard Ben Harper was recording an album without Juan Nelson and the rest of the Innocent Criminals, we were pretty bummed out. But then we heard his new group, Relentless7 and bassist Jesse Ingalls, and decided we could wait a bit for the next I.C. album to come out. White Lies For Dark Times, the ninth album...

New Albums

Best of Marcus Miller tab book released

Hal Leonard has released Best of Marcus Miller, an instructional book containing 23 transcriptions of Miller’s work. Transcriptions include: Big Time Blast Boomerang Bruce Lee Could It Be You Ethiopia Forevermore Funny La Villette Lonnie’s Lament Maputo Mountain Dance Nikki’s Groove Panther Power Rampage Rio Funk Run For Cover Scoop Strum 3 Deuces Tutu What Is Hip


The new

After months of work, we released the new this weekend. We’re pretty excited for all the great feedback we’ve received over the last couple of days. The visual changes should be easy to spot. We’ve also added a few new sections and features too: A new videos page is up, featuring videos from our Youtube group (you can add...

Concerts & Tours

Dave Holland to perform at Vancouver Jazz Festival

Dave Holland will be appearing with the Monterey Quartet this year at the Vancouver Jazz Festival. Other members of the quartet include pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, saxophonist Chris Potter and drummer Eric Harland. The Festival will take place from June 26th – July 5th in Vancouver BC, Canada. Dave and the Monterey Quartet will be performing on June 28th. Other artists...