The Black Star Riders have returned with their fourth studio album, entitled “Another State of Grace.” The band, which began as a spin-off from Thin Lizzy’s touring band, once again sees former RATT bassist Robbie Crane holding down the low end.
Bob Dylan is into the 30th year of his “Never Ending Tour,” and he’s just added more North American dates to the affair. 2019 also marks three decades that Dylan has been joined by bassist Tony Garnier, who is his longest-running sideman.
R.E.M. has released a previously unheard song to support relief efforts in the Bahamas. “Fascinating” was recorded in 2004 at Nassau’s Compass Point Studios and was originally scheduled to appear on 2001’s “Reveal” before it was cut at the last minute.
The 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam has announced a new lineup for their headliners. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Chuck Rainey will not be able to attend. However, the slot has been filled by groove guru Cody Wright.
It’s been 50 years since the Allman Brothers Band was formed, and the celebration is continuing with the release of their explosive live performance at the Fillmore West in 1971. Bassist Berry Oakley was in top shape with the band and even took to singing “Hoochie Coochie Man.”
Bassist and producer Brady Watt have teamed up with rapper Bishop Nehru to release “The Real Book, Vol. 1.” The five-song album blends Watt’s hip-hop bass lines into thicker textures with Nehru spitting bars over top.
Redd Kross is back with a new album called “Beyond The Door.” The group, founded by brothers Jeff McDonald (vocals/guitar) and Steve McDonald (bass/vocals), offers unique blend of ’60s and ’70s psychedelic, with shades of punk.
Peter Hook is continuing to tour his discography with a new North American run scheduled for October and November. The former Joy Division and New Order bassist will be taking his band The Light out to perform the early nineties New Order albums.
Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas, Jr. has released a second album for 2019. “Living The Best And Worst Life At The Same Damn Time!” Contains eight songs of quirky lyrics, infectious beats, and unreal bass playing.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has been working on his memoir for several years. After getting solidified for release earlier this year, Grand Central Publishing has revealed new details about the book.
After publishing his book “Let Love Have the Last Word,” Common has released a new album more simply entitled “Let Love.” Burniss Travis, who performs on bass, is also credited with writing and production on the album.
Kevin Chown announced that he’s left Finnish artist Tarja Turunen’s band. The news comes days after Tarja released her new album, “In The Raw.” Chown will not be sitting still long as he’ll be joining former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach for a tour.