News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
One of the most recognizable bass guitars will be getting a permanent spot on display at the Museum of London – or at least its pieces will. Paul Simonon’s infamous Fender Precision he smashed on stage will be part of the museum’s exhibition.
If you’ve been following No Treble for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve seen videos of Josh Cohen playing some mind-bending bass tapping. Now he’s released a transcription and play-along book on the subject.
Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel were on the road early last year as part of the “Bay Strikes Back” tour. It was, of course, cut short by the pandemic. However, the trio of thrash icons is ready to strike back again.
After the official breakup of Suspect208, Tye Trujillo and Noah Weiland have unveiled they’ve started a new band called Blu Weekend. Trujillo told Eric Blair of “Blairing Out with Eric Blair” that the music is more punk-oriented.
Swedish melodic death metal mainstays At The Gates have just dropped their latest studio album, entitled The Nightmare of Being. The album gave bassist and primary songwriter Jonas Björler plenty to work with.
After dropping their debut EP, “Doom”, in May of 2020, Doom Flamingo has released a companion EP called “Flamingo”. The band, founded by Umphrey’s McGee bassist Ryan Stasik, calls it the alter ego to its predecessor.
Jeff Lorber Fusion has returned with a new album called “Space-Time”. The trio, completed by drummer Gary Novak and bassist Jimmy Haslip, welcomes a variety of guests for the effort.
Lettuce has announced a 41-date trek they’ve dubbed the “Bring Back the Love Tour”. The shows will span from July 2nd through December 12th with the funk band traversing the United States.
Peter Hook has announced he’ll be auctioning off a huge portion of relics and memorabilia from his time in New Order. The auction, which will be held October 8th via Omega Auctions, will include over four hundred lots.
After 25 years in the band, Orange Goblin co-founder Martyn Millard will be stepping down from his place in the group. The split is amicable, the band and bassist each say in separate statements.
Korn is heading out on a summer tour starting July 16th, but Fieldy has announced he won’t be joining them. In a statement on Facebook, the bassist stated he’s taking time to heal.
ZZ Top has just announced a massive North American tour for 2021/22 that will mark the Texas trio’s first shows since February 2020. It will pick up where they left off – celebrating five decades of rock and roll.