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Flea and the Red Hot Chili Peppers Return with “Unlimited Love”
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Flea and the Red Hot Chili Peppers Return with “Unlimited Love”

At long last, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have returned with a full-length studio album. “Unlimited Love” is a return to the classic lineup of Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, and John Frusciante.

New François Rabbath Biography Now Available
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New François Rabbath Biography Now Available

François Rabbath’s contributions to the bass world have helped reshape how many people approach the instrument. His unique style and technique freed up the bass’s expressiveness and melodicism. Now fellow bassist Hans Sturm has published a biography.

Ryan Madora and Derrek Phillips Release “12 Bar Blues Survival Pack”
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Ryan Madora and Derrek Phillips Release “12 Bar Blues Survival Pack”

Ryan Madora started contributing to No Treble with a series on Blues Bass. Now the Nashville-based session bassist has teamed up with her longtime musical partner Derrek Phillips to release the 12 Bar Blues Survival Pack (for Bass and Drums).

Khruangbin Adds New “Space Walk” Tour Dates
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Khruangbin Adds New “Space Walk” Tour Dates

After releasing the “Texas Moon” EP with Leon Bridges, Khruangbin has announced that they’re expanding their upcoming tour, stretching it into August and October.

Weezer Releases “SZNZ: Spring”
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Weezer Releases “SZNZ: Spring”

Weezer has returned by dropping the first of a four-EP cycle based on the seasons. “SZNZ: Spring” is a seven-song collection that captures the sweetness of the season with decidedly upbeat love songs.

Les Claypool Confirms New Primus EP and Documentary
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Les Claypool Confirms New Primus EP and Documentary

Les Claypool and Primus have been busy on the road tackling the music of Rush, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been working on their own music. In a new interview with Kyle Meredith, Claypool revealed that a new Primus EP is in the works.

George Clinton Comes Out of Retirement for 2022 Parliament-Funkadelic Tour
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George Clinton Comes Out of Retirement for 2022 Parliament-Funkadelic Tour

Funk pioneer George Clinton decided to call it quits with a farewell tour that wrapped up in 2020, but it appears he’s ready to come out of retirement. The singer and Parliament-Funkadelic have announced a new run of tour dates.

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Cannibal Corpse Announce New Headlining Tour Dates
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Cannibal Corpse Announce New Headlining Tour Dates

Cannibal Corpse is currently wrapping up a tour in the South, but they’re already gearing up for more mayhem. The band, anchored by bass heavyweight Alex Webster, has announced a run of headlining tour of the East Coast for June.

Billy Sheehan and Talas Release First Song in 37 Years
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Billy Sheehan and Talas Release First Song in 37 Years

Billy Sheehan cut his teeth in Buffalo, New York with the band Talas. Now he’s revealed that the band has a new album coming soon. They’ve released a single titled “Inner Mounting Flame”, which marks the group’s first new music in 37 years.

Zappa Estate Releases “The Mothers 1971” Box Set with Jim Pons on Bass
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Zappa Estate Releases “The Mothers 1971” Box Set with Jim Pons on Bass

A new box set is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa and Mothers of Invention’s 1971 lineup (including Jim Pons). “The Mothers 1971” is an eight-CD set that compiles the complete tapes from their Fillmore East concerts and more.

Roger Waters Adds Dates to “This Is Not A Drill” Tour
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Roger Waters Adds Dates to “This Is Not A Drill” Tour

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has unveiled a new set of dates to his upcoming “This Is Not A Drill” tour, which was originally scheduled for 2020. The outing will run from July 6th through October 8th.

Tool Releases “Opiate²” Blu-Ray Package
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Tool Releases “Opiate²” Blu-Ray Package

Tool has released “Opiate²”, a limited edition package that reimagines and extends their classic song “Opiate”. The set includes a Blu-Ray with the song, a short film, bonus features, and a 46-page hardcover artbook.