News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
After confirming a reunion for two shows, Oysterhead has added several new performances for 2020. These are the first concerts Trey Anastasio, Stewart Copeland, and Les Claypool have performed together since 2006’s Bonnaroo Festival.
George Clinton is holding off on his retirement, opting instead to extend his farewell tour with Parliament Funkadelic into 2020. The band has had many fantastic bassists, but the current and longest-standing player is the mighty Lige Curry.
The Cro-Mags have returned with their second EP of the year. “From the Grave” is a three-song followup to “Don’t Give In,” which was the first time in two decades that the group released new music.
The Wood Brothers are releasing a new album in January called “Kingdom in My Mind.” The trio announced an extensive tour to support the album, plus they’ve just released a new single entitled “Little Bit Sweet.”
If you’re like us, you like to nerd out on everything bass. So do Chicago bassists Marc Najjar and Jody Miller, who have just launched a new podcast called The Bass Nerds. Check out the first episode.
Warpaint bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg has broken the news that the band is in the studio working on a new album. The record will be their first since 2016’s “Heads Up.”
Robert DeLeo and the Stone Temple Pilots have announced their first ever acoustic album, “Perdida,” which will be released on February 7th. The band will be touring in support of the album in February.
Sadowsky Guitars has announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Warwick Gmbh. Legendary luthier Roger Sadowsky made the announcement in a press release that explains the arrangement.
As Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris and his band British Lion prepare to hit the road in the U.S. next year, they’ve released the second single from their upcoming album, “The Burning.”
After reuniting earlier this year, the iconic punk rock band Bikini Kill has announced a new round of tour dates. The band’s current lineup includes founding members Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, and Tobi Vail along with guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle.
Evan Marien has just published a new transcription book of his playing, including his original compositions and bass solos from other works. The bassist transcribed all of his own playing for players who want a new challenge.
After announcing the departure of Ashley Purdy last month, the Black Veil Brides have revealed their new bassist as Lonny Eagleton. Lead singer Andy Black recently spoke with Kerrang! about the lineup change.