Since turning 50 last year, Trevor Dunn has made a point of releasing his own music. The bassist, who is known for his work with bands like Mr. Bungle and Fantômas, has just put out a new album of classical chamber music.
John Patitucci has returned with a new album called “Soul of the Bass,” which is described as his “most intimate and revealing solo album.” The recording, which marks his 16th solo effort, centers around improvisations on his double bass.
After revealing that they’d be working on a new album late last year, Dug Pinnick and King’s X have offered an update. The group is currently at Blacksound Studio in Pasadena, California to make the record, which will be their first since “XV” in 2008.
Drummer Mark Guiliana has just released his latest solo album, “BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC!” Guiliana enlisted some of his closest musical partners to fill out the album including Jason Lindner, BIG YUKI, and Tim Lefebvre.
Veteran heavy metal outfit Accept has announced a new bassist to fill out their ranks since founding member Peter Baltes left in November. Martin Motnik has been named as the group’s full-time bass player.
The guitar and bass duo of Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan have released their sophomore album, entitled “Epistrophy.” Named after one of two Thelonious Monk songs they cover, the live album captures the incredible empathy and energy they draw from each other’s playing.
Five months after releasing the successful “Oxnard,” Anderson .Paak has come back with another California city-based album called “Ventura.” Just like its predecessor, the album is full of amazing guests and fat bass lines.
Melissa Etheridge has released The Medicine Show, which marks her 15th studio recording. The singer is supported by a crack team of session musicians including bassist Chris Chaney, who has worked with artists from Jane’s Addiction to Alanis Morissette.
The late Ronnie James Dio is returning to the stage this year. Eyellusion has announced the Dio Returns Tour, which will feature a hologram of the singer performing alongside the DIO band, which features Bjorn Englen on bass.
It’s been 11 years since The Raconteurs released an album, but this year they’re fixing that. “Help Us Stranger” will be released on June 21st, with bassist Jack Lawrence. The band announced a tour in support of the album.