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  • Ron McGovney Opens Up About Being Replaced in Metallica by Cliff Burton

    Ron McGovney Opens Up About Being Replaced in Metallica by Cliff Burton

    The legendary Cliff Burton is often thought to be Metallica’s first bassist since he is featured on all the early recordings. It was, however, Ron McGovney who first held down the low end in the band. McGovney recently opened up about the transition to Burton as Metallica’s bassist in a new interview on Chris Jericho’s... »

  • Pickpocket Releases “Permutations”

    Pickpocket Releases “Permutations”

    Australian instrumental funk band Pickpocket have returned with a new EP called Permutations. Anchored by bassist Craig Strain, the band explores their sound even further this go around. “This release sees the band delving into some deeper grooves and richer harmonic textures while paying homage to our musical roots and attempting to push into newer... »

  • Sam Bevan Releases “Emergence”

    Sam Bevan Releases “Emergence”

    Bassist Sam Bevan has released Emergence, an album of original modern jazz that draws from his time in the San Francisco Bay area. Bevan is based in New York City but spent 16 years in the Bay and used some of his friends from the area on the record. “Drawing from jazz, gospel, Afro-Cuban and... »

  • Primus Adds to Final 2018 Tour Dates

    Primus Adds to Final 2018 Tour Dates

    After announcing the final batch of tour dates in support of their latest album, The Desaturating Seven, Primus has listened to the fans and added a handful more dates for the rest of the year. The band has been performing the album, which is based on a trippy goblin-themed children’s book, in full during their... »

  • King Crimson Releases “Elements Tour Box Set 2018”

    King Crimson Releases “Elements Tour Box Set 2018”

    Each year since 2014, King Crimson releases a box set of live and rare recordings from the band’s history. The Elements Tour Box 2018 follows suit with tracks taken from rehearsals, live performances, studio recordings, alternate takes, and more with several clips that have never been released. The two-disc set features music from the band’s... »

  • Brian Bromberg Releases “Thicker Than Water”

    Brian Bromberg Releases “Thicker Than Water”

    Brian Bromberg is back with a new solo album called Thicker Than Water, which features the bassist on eleven different electric and upright basses. As such, the record is a display of his insane talents on both instruments. “Thicker Than Water is a record I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time,” Bromberg... »

  • Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Releases “Vanished Gardens”

    Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Releases “Vanished Gardens”

    Saxophonist Charles Lloyd and songwriter Lucinda Williams have teamed up to release Vanished Gardens, an album that blends American music genres of jazz, blues, Americana, country, and rock to create a new sound. Each musician contributed songs to the album with “Dust”, “Ventura”, and “Unsuffer Me” by Williams and “Defiant”, “Vanished Gardens”, and “Blues for... »

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  • Paul McCartney Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney has a new album coming out September 7th, entitled Egypt Station, and he’s just announced the first dates of a corresponding tour called “Freshen Up.” So far the trek includes four September dates in Canada and three in December in the UK. He’s also slated to perform at Austin City Limits in Texas... »

  • Victor Wooten Announces New Trio Tour Dates

    Victor Wooten Announces New Trio Tour Dates

    Victor Wooten is one busy man. After wrapping up the Fun & Funk Xplosion Tour with Sinbad earlier this year, he’s currently on the road with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones as part of their 30th Anniversary tour. Now he’s announced a new round of touring behind his latest album, Trypnotyx, with his trio featuring... »

  • Jeroen Paul Thesseling Working On Second Salazh Trio Album

    Jeroen Paul Thesseling Working On Second Salazh Trio Album

    The Salazh Trio is working on their second album called Saturations, according to bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling. The Dutch-Cuban jazz fusion group, which also features pianist Hans Grotenbreg and drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, is expanding on their material from their first release. “After our debut release, we wanted to continue writing material to extend... »