News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Evan Marien has just published a new transcription book of his playing, including his original compositions and bass solos from other works. The bassist transcribed all of his own playing for players who want a new challenge.
After announcing the departure of Ashley Purdy last month, the Black Veil Brides have revealed their new bassist as Lonny Eagleton. Lead singer Andy Black recently spoke with Kerrang! about the lineup change.
Gone is Gone, the supergroup fronted by Mastodon bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, have returned with a new single called “No One Ever Walked on Water.” The track marks their first new music since their 2017 debut album, “Echolocation.”
It’s been twenty years since Steve Lawson’s first solo bass gig. Since then, he’s recorded over forty albums. Now he’s released the first volume of a “best of” compilation that picks out his favorite tracks from 2000 through 2013.
Intronaut has announced its next album, “Fluid Existential Inversions,” will be released on February 28, 2020. The band, anchored by bassist Joe Lester, struck out in a new direction while continuing their unique brand of metal. Check out the first single.
Royal Blood has announced a 2020 U.S. headlining tour slated for May. The British duo, consisting of drummer Ben Thatcher and bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr, will be focusing on the Southeast and Midwest.
Rise Against bassist Joe Principe has teamed up with Reverb.com to sell two decades’ worth of his gear. Ranging from basses to amps to pedals, the list of gear includes many pieces used to record Rise Against’s albums.
The Who may have started their recording career 55 years ago, but Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are still going. Their latest album, “Who,” marks their 12th studio album, and features Pino Palladino and Gus Seyffert.
Olivier Babaz has just released a new album, which is the first record on his new label, Midnight Caffeine Music. “Fragments” marks the bassist’s fifth album and is filled out by percussionists Patrick Graham and Noam Guerrier Freud.
Extreme metal band Cattle Decapitation has returned after a four-year gap in albums with “Death Atlas.” The record, which marks their longest to date, is the first to feature new guitarist Belisario Dimuzio and bassist Olivier Pinard.
Prong has released a new EP, “Age of Defiance,” featuring two new tracks and three live cuts. Prong’s current lineup includes drummer Aaron Rossi and bassist Jason Christopher, who has been working with the group for most of the decade.
Thundercat will be hitting the road in 2020 for his longest headlining tour to date. In a bizarre announcement video directed by Zack Fox, the Thundercat said special guests are TBA.