Four decades-spanning, rare live albums from Paul McCartney have been reissued in a variety of formats. The albums – “Amoeba Gig,” “Paul is Live,” “Choba B CCCP,” and “Wings Over America” – have been remixed and remastered into new vinyl, CD, and digital editions.
Sublime with Rome is back with their third album, entitled “Blessings.” It’s the first album to feature drummer Carlos Verdugo. The band, which began ten years ago with original Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh, is still anchored by original bassist Eric Wilson.
Mel Bay has published a new bass instructional book by Peter Washburne entitled “Extreme Bass Grooves.” The 40-page book is designed to engage your creativity while exploring the fretboard.
Julien’s Auctions has announced an auction set for October that will feature a massive amount of music gear owned by late Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker. The auction is set for October 18th and 19th.
Billy Sherwood has been keeping busy with his bass duties in Yes and Asia, but he’s somehow managed to make the followup to his 2015 solo album, “Citizen.” The new chapter is entitled “Citizen: In The Next Life” and it continues the album’s concept.
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones are keeping the party going as they’ve announced a second leg of their 30th Anniversary Tour. The group’s next round of touring will focus on the East Coast from November to March of 2020.
Since announcing their farewell tour last year, Slayer has been unleashing their signature thrash metal around the world. The band announced the final leg of dates, dubbed “The Final Campaign,” with Primus, Ministry, and Philip Anselmo.
The bass and drum “power-proggy” duo Clatter has returned with a new album called “Pull Back for Sound.” Featuring bassist Amy Humphrey and drummer Joe Hayes, the Missouri-based group went overseas to record the effort.
Stu Hamm and Alex Skolnick are teaming up again for a tour with their project called Skolhamm Asylum. Joined by drummer Joel Taylor, the group will be on tour this month.
Geddy Lee has announced a new run of stops for his book tour. This time he’ll cover the U.S. with six dates in mid-July. The outing is continuing to support “Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass,” which he wrote after Rush’s final shows.