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The Wood Brothers Unveil 2022 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

The Wood Brothers Unveil 2022 Tour Dates

The Wood Brothers have announced a new round of tour dates that will focus on the Northeast and Mountain states. The 19-date trek will run from January 25th to March 5th.

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“Bass Gym – 101 Essential Slap Bass Grooves” Now Available
Sheet Music & Instruction

“Bass Gym – 101 Essential Slap Bass Grooves” Now Available

Start getting warmed up, because it’s time to hit the gym. Marek Bero has released the eighth book in his “Bass Gym” series, this time focusing on slap. “Bass Gym – 101 Essential Slap Bass Grooves” teaches five slap techniques.

Bakithi Kumalo Releases New Solo Album, “What You Hear Is What You See”
New Albums

Bakithi Kumalo Releases New Solo Album, “What You Hear Is What You See”

Bass legend Bakithi Kumalo has released a new solo album called “What You Hear Is What You See”. The ten-song collection is inspired by his journey from South Africa to the U.S. some 35 years ago as well as characters he’s met during his travels.

The Future of No Treble
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The Future of No Treble

No Treble is at a crossroads. For 12+ years, we’ve been an online bass magazine focused on our readers. As we enter our 13th year, we’re setting a new goal and can use your support.

John Coltrane’s Rare “A Love Supreme” Live Performance Features Dual Bassists
New Albums

John Coltrane’s Rare “A Love Supreme” Live Performance Features Dual Bassists

John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” was a game changer. He only performed it twice in public and now one of those performances is available, with Jimmy Garrison and Donald Rafael Garrett on bass.

BadBadNotGood Returns With “Talk Memory”
New Albums

BadBadNotGood Returns With “Talk Memory”

BadBadNotGood’s signature blend of jazz and hip-hop has led them to work with some of the top rappers in the game including Ghostface Killah and MF Doom. The trio now has a new instrumental album, Talk Memory, that leans more on the jazz side of things.

Classic Gang of Four Lineup Announces 2022 Tour
Concerts & Tours

Classic Gang of Four Lineup Announces 2022 Tour

Three members of the classic Gang of Four lineup are reuniting for a 2022 North American tour. The influential rock band will include co-founders Jon King and Hugo Burnham as well as bassist Sara Lee.

Nikki Sixx Publishes New Memoir, “The First 21”
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Nikki Sixx Publishes New Memoir, “The First 21”

Nikki Sixx has led an incredible life in rock and roll, and now he’s telling how it all came to be. His new memoir is entitled “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx” and chronicles his early years that led to his stardom with Motley Crue.

Dug Pinnick’s Fifth Solo Album, “Joy Bomb”, Now Available
New Albums

Dug Pinnick’s Fifth Solo Album, “Joy Bomb”, Now Available

King’s X frontman Dug Pinnick has just released his fifth solo album, entitled “Joy Bomb”. The bass legend’s latest effort features thirteen original songs with the monster tone and riffs for which he is known.

Peter Hook & The Light Announce “Joy Division: A Celebration” Tour
Concerts & Tours

Peter Hook & The Light Announce “Joy Division: A Celebration” Tour

Peter Hook & The Light have unveiled a 26-date North American tour that will take place in 2022. The outing will see the group playing the albums “Unknown Pleasures” and “Closer” in addition to an opening set of New Order material.

David Ellefson and The Lucid Release Debut Album
New Albums

David Ellefson and The Lucid Release Debut Album

After teasing the project in September, David Ellefson’s latest band The Lucid has released their debut album. The 9-track record is the bassist’s first release since leaving Megadeth earlier this year.

“The Mark King Bass Book” Gets Re-Release
Sheet Music & Instruction

“The Mark King Bass Book” Gets Re-Release

Initially released in 2010, “The Mark King Bass Book” by Stuart Clayton has been re-licensed and re-released. The 192-page book features transcriptions of 10 of King’s bass lines from Level 42’s catalog as well as four live bass solos.