News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Ozzy Osbourne has released his first single in nearly ten years, and he got some good friends to help. “Under The Graveyard” is the lead track from his forthcoming album, “Ordinary Man,” which will feature drummer Chad Smith and bassist Duff McKagan.
Eight years since their L.A. Rising performance, it appears Rage Against The Machine have announced a handful of reunion performances. The iconic rock band will be playing five shows that will culminate in a headlining slot at Coachella.
Darryl Jones has been in the Rolling Stones for 26 years, but he had only been in the group for five years in their latest concert film, “Bridges to Buenos Aires.” Recorded in April 1998, the full-length show was shot in Argentina’s capital.
The Bad Plus have released “Activate Infinity,” marking their second album since their new lineup with pianist Orrin Evans. The trio, rounded out by Dave King and Reid Anderson, still has the same boisterous energy as their previous work.
Flea’s long-awaited autobiography, “Acid for the Children,” is now available. The memoir has been several years in the making.
Jazz bassist Rodney Whitaker has released a new album called “All Too Soon,” which marks the second installment of a five-CD project to observe his fiftieth birthday. The new record pays homage to Duke Ellington.
Allparts Music Corporation has announced the acquisition of the Leo Quan Company. The news was shared on the Allparts Facebook page.
Swedish hardcore-punk legends Refused have returned with their fifth album, entitled “War Music.” It’s the followup to 2015’s “Freedom,” which broke a 17-year break from new music from the band.
Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris has announced a new album and U.S. tour with his side project, British Lion. “The Burning” will be released January 17th. British Lion fans will recognize several of the songs, which have been in the works for two years.
Fresh off of the 40th Anniversary celebration with the Stray Cats, Lee Rocker has gotten back to his solo work with a new single and accompanying video. “Dog House Shuffle” pays homage to the original rock bass players that influenced him and the genre itself.
Motörhead has released a new box set called “1979” to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s prolific year. The core of the release focuses on reissues of “Overkill” and “Bomber.” with plenty of live material from soundboard recordings.
Two of the world’s best fretless bassists are teaming up for a new project. Steve Di Giorgio and Jeroen Paul Thesseling have announced Quadvium, a band that will blend their unique extended-range playing into a style they call “world-fusion-metal.”