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New Release from Muse: The Resistance

Muse is preparing for the release for their newest album, The Resistance, on the Warner Bros label, to be available September 15th. Bassist Chris Wolstenholme gives his thoughts on TripleJ radio about the new album, the secret codes, involving the fans and the massive scale of some of the songs. You can get a first look at their single “Uprising”...


Chris Chaney and Flea confirmed for Slash solo album

Bassists Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers are confirmed players on the highly anticipated solo album being worked on by Slash during Velvet Revolver’s singer search. Other confirmed artists to appear on the album include: Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold’s M.Shadows, Blink 182’s Travis Barker, Black Eyed Peas vocalist Fergie, former Guns ‘N Roses bandmate...


John Paul Jones: Them Crooked Vultures

You may remember earlier in July we posted a story about former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones joining a new “super group” with Josh Homme and Dave Grohl. The group now has a name: Them Crooked Vultures. The band has been working in an Los Angeles studio for some time recording an album and plan to make their debut...

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John Goldsby: Space for the Bass

Bassist John Goldsby is releasing Space for the Bass on August 11th, and No Treble got an early preview. Actually, I should say multiple previews… I’ve listened to it countless times already. You don’t want to miss this one. Space for the Bass is John’s third CD project produced by his own label, Bass Lion and follows his previous releases,...

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New Release: Assembly of Dust’s Some Assembly Required

Assembly of Dust has released their new album, Some Assembly Required, on Rock Ridge Music. Phish bassist Mike Gordon is featured on the release along with Bela Fleck, Martin Sexton, Richie Havens, David Grisman, John Scofield and Grace Potter. You can check out the song “Arc of the Sun” with Gordon on bass (MP3). Some Assembly Required track list: 1....

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John Patitucci Trio: Remembrance released

Bass legend John Patitucci is geared to kick off the world premiere of his latest album,

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Manhattan Transfer’s “Songbook” features Christian McBride guest appearance

Jazz vocal group, Manhattan Transfer, is wrapping up their long-awaited new release, The Chick Corea Songbook, with the help of guest bassist Christian McBride. The release features vocal interpretations of popular songs from Corea’s vast library, including “Free Samba”, a new tune written for the album. Other guest musicians include Fred Hersch, Airto, Edsel Gomez, Lou Marini and Alex Acuna....


Online Music: Jamendo

Are you seeking a new way to get your music to fans or searching for new sources of online music? Jamendo may be exactly what you need. Jamendo is an online platform for free and legal music downloads. It offers the largest collection of music under Creative Commons licenses (a licensing model allowing artists to freely distribute their music and...


Panic! At The Disco Announces Bassist

You may remember earlier in the summer when Panic at the Disco split losing Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker. They have announced that bassist Dallon Weekes of The Brombecks will be joining them along with guitarist Ian Crawford. In a recent interview with MTV, Panic at the Disco said they were excited about the direction: ”… there was never...

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One Spirit & Frans Vollink: Go For It

We recently got our hands on Go For It, the latest release by bassist Frans Vollink and his trio, One Spirit. One Spirit is a high powered jazz/fusion trio and brain-child of Vollink and drummer Sebastiaan Cornelissen, with Flying Dutchman guitarist Richard Hallenbeek joining as a new permanent member. Go For It released in April, 2009, and features guest appearances...

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Bunny Brunel reissue: For You To Play

Bunny Brunel‘s 1994 release, For You To Play, featuring eight original compositions. The album’s line up includes Mike Stern on guitar, Billy Childs on keyboards, Terri Lyne Carrington and Cliff Almond on drums, and a guest appearance by bassist Kyle Eastwood (on “One for Clint”). For You To Play track list: 1. New Blues 2. Champagne & You 3. For...

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GospelChops: Bass Sessionz Volume 1 now available

GospelChops is now shipping the Bass Sessionz, Vol. 1 DVD. Bass Sessionz includes over three hours of instructional videos, performances and interviews with gospel and jazz bassists Andrew Gouche, Janek Gwizdala, Damian Erskine, Robert “Bubby” Lewis, Justin Raines, Jon Reshard, Dywane Thomas, Anthony Nembhard, and Hadrien Feraud, with special appearances by John Beasley, Michael Tobias of MTD, and legendary drummer,...