News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
The special 40th Anniversary edition of Rush’s groundbreaking seventh studio album “Permanent Waves” is now available. It comes in several formats, but die-hard fans will take note of the Super Deluxe Edition.
Three years after his passing, a new live album from guitarist Allan Holdsworth is available to the public. “Frankfurt ’86” features the incredible lineup of Gary Husband, Kei Akagi, and Jimmy Johnson.
If you’re looking for something to watch this weekend, look no further. Led Zeppelin will be streaming their Celebration Day concert film for free from May 30th to June 2nd.
Mai Leisz has released a second single for 2020 with the new track, “Ho’oponopono”. The bass-forward song is described as a “roaring instrumental modern jazz-fusion combining elements of improvisation, California surf guitar and Americana.”
Live for Live Music is presenting a one-day virtual music festival on Saturday, May 30th. The line-up includes some terrific bassists, including George Porter Jr., Mononeon, Erick "Jesus" Coomes, Tony Hall, Nick Daniels III, and Pete Shand.
Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten are continuing their Zoom webinar series this week with a roundtable of rock legends. The free event takes place tomorrow and will feature Justin Chancellor, Mike Gordon, Stefan Lessard, and Mike Inez.
After forming in 2018, bassist Ryan Stasik and Doom Flamingo have released their first album, simply entitled “Doom”. The synthwave rock band takes a darker turn on the album, although it still keeps things pretty upbeat.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, you need to watch this. Filmmaker Andrew Westhoff has just released a new mini-documentary on bass wizard Michael Manring called “Sound Visions”.
Former Kreator bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler is now a member of Fore, the punk band featuring Jeramie Kling, Taylor Nordberg, and Brian Stephenson.
History seems to be repeating itself. After firing Steve Smith and Ross Valory earlier this year, Journey has announced that Randy Jackson and Narada Michael Walden have joined the band.
Despite the current pandemic, the Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is moving forward by moving online. The camp has announced a full week of master classes with some of rock’s biggest names. On June 2nd, Rudy Sarzo will dole out bass wisdom as part of the series.
Vulfpeck offshoot The Fearless Flyers have announced their third album, “Tailwinds”, which will be the group’s first full-length offering. The band includes the dynamic rhythm section of drummer Nate Smith and bassist Joe Dart, who lay down some serious groove.