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Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Altered Chords & Scales”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Janek Gwizdala Publishes “Bass Player’s Guide to Altered Chords & Scales”

Janek Gwizdala has released another instructional book for bassists, this time focusing on altered harmony. “Bass Player’s Guide to Altered Chords & Scales” is, in fact, more than a book. It includes 60 backing tracks and 100 videos.

Jeff Beck Announces Tour with Rhonda Smith
Concerts & Tours

Jeff Beck Announces Tour with Rhonda Smith

Jeff Beck has unveiled a United States tour this fall in support of his new album, “18,” which is a collaboration with Johnny Depp. Along for the ride will be bassist Rhonda Smith, who has been in Beck’s group for over a decade.

Blu DeTiger Announces Fall Tour
Concerts & Tours

Blu DeTiger Announces Fall Tour

Bassist Blu DeTiger has announced the Blu DeTour, a 23-date run that will see her headlining at clubs from Boston to San Francisco. That includes one Canadian date in Toronto.

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The Interrupters Release “In The Wild”
New Albums

The Interrupters Release “In The Wild”

Much like the rest of the music world, The Interrupters set up their own studio during the last few years, allowing them to write and record in a more organic way. The ska group’s new record, “In The Wild,” reflects that spirit.

Mike Leon Anchors Soufly’s “Totem”
New Albums

Mike Leon Anchors Soufly’s “Totem”

Soulfly has returned with “Totem,” their 12th album and the second to feature bassist Mike Leon, who joins the father-son duo of Max and Zyon Cavalera.

Amon Amarth Releases “The Great Heathen Army”
New Albums

Amon Amarth Releases “The Great Heathen Army”

Viking metal masters Amon Amarth have returned with their 12th studio album, “The Great Heathen Army.” The band says it’s a return to their death metal roots and heavier than 2019’s “Berserker.”

Jeff Berlin Honors Jack Bruce on “Jack Songs”
New Albums

Jeff Berlin Honors Jack Bruce on “Jack Songs”

In 2014, the world lost a musical giant with the passing of Jack Bruce. Jeff Berlin began working on a tribute album shortly after his passing, and now that album is available as “Jack Songs,” with an unreal cast of musicians.

Alphonso Johnson and Jazz Is Dead Announce Winter Tour
Concerts & Tours

Alphonso Johnson and Jazz Is Dead Announce Winter Tour

Jazz Is Dead announced a new set of tour dates that will begin a celebration of the Grateful Dead tribute act’s 25th anniversary. The current lineup of the band includes Steve Kimock, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Pete Lavezzoli, and Alphonso Johnson.

Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases Third “I Am The Moon” EP and Episode
New Albums

Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases Third “I Am The Moon” EP and Episode

The third part of the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s four-part epic “I Am The Moon” is out. “Episode III: The Fall” continues the series, and Brandon Boone again lays down a tasteful foundation for the 12-piece band.

Victor Wooten to Join Cory Wong on “Power Station” Tour
Concerts & Tours

Victor Wooten to Join Cory Wong on “Power Station” Tour

Victor Wooten is gearing up for a run of Bass Extremes tour dates with Steve Bailey and Derico Watson this month, but he’s also just dropped another big announcement: He’s joining Cory Wong for the “Power Station” Tour.

Amanda Shires Releases “Take It Like A Man” with Jimbo Hart
New Albums

Amanda Shires Releases “Take It Like A Man” with Jimbo Hart

Singer/songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires has released her seventh studio album, “Take It Like A Man.” The record is a highly personal and vulnerable one, supported by the bass work of Jimbo Hart.

Cannibal Corpse Announces North American Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Cannibal Corpse Announces North American Tour Dates

Start your neck stretches now, because there will be some serious headbanging going on this fall. Cannibal Corpse has announced a headlining tour with support from Dark Funeral, Immolation, and Black Anvil.