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Bill Crook Leaves Spiritbox
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Bill Crook Leaves Spiritbox

Spiritbox has announced the departure of bassist Bill Crook from the band. Crook had been with the band since 2018 and is featured on the 2021 release, “Eternal Blue”.

Danny Ziemann Offering Free “First Call Bassist Roadmap” Workshop June 4 & 5
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Danny Ziemann Offering Free “First Call Bassist Roadmap” Workshop June 4 & 5

Jazz bassist and educator Danny Ziemann has announced a free workshop series. The “First Call Bassist Roadmap” event takes place June 4th and 5th via Zoom and is designed for both electric and double bassists of all experience levels.

Oz Noy Announces Summer Tour Dates with Dennis Chambers and Jimmy Haslip
Concerts & Tours

Oz Noy Announces Summer Tour Dates with Dennis Chambers and Jimmy Haslip

Guitar guru Oz Noy has announced a summer tour, and it will be just as exciting for rhythm section players as guitarists. Noy will be joined by drummer Dennis Chambers and bassist Jimmy Haslip on the outing.

Nate Marsh: The Influence of Jazz on R&B Electric Bassists of the 1960s and 1970s
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Nate Marsh: The Influence of Jazz on R&B Electric Bassists of the 1960s and 1970s

Nate Marsh graduated from Berklee in 2012 and just finished his Masters of Music at the University of Colorado. He’s published his thesis, “The Influence of Jazz on R&B Electric Bassists of the 1960s and 1970s”, which is publicly available.

Josh Gilbert Leaves As I Lay Dying, Ryan Neff Steps In
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Josh Gilbert Leaves As I Lay Dying, Ryan Neff Steps In

Josh Gilbert has left the ranks of the California metalcore band As I Lay Dying. He made the announcement via Instagram. Ryan Neff of Miss May I will join the band for their tour.

Steve Lawson Pays Tribute to Rick Turner with New Album
New Albums

Steve Lawson Pays Tribute to Rick Turner with New Album

The world lost a visionary and pioneer of the bass world when Rick Turner passed away on April 17, 2022. Steve Lawson had a special relationship with Turner, and he’s just released a tribute album, simply called “Rick”.

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Carol Kaye to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award at NAMM TEC Awards
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Carol Kaye to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award at NAMM TEC Awards

Each year, the NAMM TEC Committee honors legendary musicians with the Les Paul Innovation Award. The recipient for 2022 is one of the most influential bassists of all time: Carol Kaye.

Geddy Lee Weighs In On Primus’ Rush Tribute Tour
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Geddy Lee Weighs In On Primus’ Rush Tribute Tour

Primus has been paying homage to the classic Rush album A Farewell to Kings by playing it in its entirety during their “A Tribute To Kings” tour. Geddy Lee finally got to witness the show and weighed in on the performance.

Smashing Pumpkins Announce “Spirits On Fire” Tour with Jane’s Addiction
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Smashing Pumpkins Announce “Spirits On Fire” Tour with Jane’s Addiction

The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction have teamed up for the Spirits on Fire tour, which will see the bands covering North America over October and November. For each group, it will be their first outing in some years.

“This Is Spinal Tap” Sequel In the Works
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“This Is Spinal Tap” Sequel In the Works

It’s time to crank it back up to 11 because a sequel to 1984’s “This Is Spinal Tap” is in the works. Director Rob Reiner as well as actors Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls) will be returning.

Shane Cooper & MABUTA Return with “Finish the Sun”
New Albums

Shane Cooper & MABUTA Return with “Finish the Sun”

Shane Cooper & MABUTA have returned with their second full-length album, entitled “Finish the Sun”. The South African jazz group continues to expand their diverse sound by digging into genres from across the continent.

Michael Anthony Confirms He Was In Talks of Van Halen Tribute Tour
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Michael Anthony Confirms He Was In Talks of Van Halen Tribute Tour

Last month it was revealed that Joe Satriani has been in talks with drummer Alex Van Halen about a Van Halen tribute tour. Now we’ve learned that longtime Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony has also been approached about it.