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Or Bareket Returns with “Sahar”
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Or Bareket Returns with “Sahar”

Or Bareket has returned with his third album as a bandleader. “Sahar” was written and recorded during the downtime of the pandemic and is described as a “decidedly new and fresh artistic trajectory” for the bassist.

Chuck Rainey Receives Honorary Doctorate of Music
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Chuck Rainey Receives Honorary Doctorate of Music

After years of taking us all to school, Chuck Rainey has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Berklee College of Music. The legend of the low end was presented with the honorary degree on May 7th.

Thundercat Adds Headlining Dates to Tour Schedule
Concerts & Tours

Thundercat Adds Headlining Dates to Tour Schedule

Last year, it was announced that Thundercat would be touring this summer in support of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Now the bass phenom has unveiled a set of headlining concerts alongside the stadium tour.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Inductees
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Inductees

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has revealed its 2022 class of inductees, which spans several genres but all influence rock and roll. This year’s inductees add two more bassists to the list: Duran Duran’s John Taylor and Judas Priest’s Ian Hill.

The B-52s Announce Farewell Tour with Tracy Wormworth
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The B-52s Announce Farewell Tour with Tracy Wormworth

This year will be the last time to get “tin roof rusted” as The B-52s have announced a tour billed as their “final tour ever of planet Earth.” The band, with Tracy Wormworth, will say goodbye over 15 tour dates this fall.

Aggronautix Introduces Mike Watt V2 Limited Edition Throbblehead
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Aggronautix Introduces Mike Watt V2 Limited Edition Throbblehead

Aggronautix has unveiled a new Mike Watt figuring to their Throbblehead series. The new statuette, which is the second edition of the punk legend’s likeness, stands seven inches tall and is made of solid polyresin.

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Cory Wong Releases “Power Station” with Sonny T. and Victor Wooten
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Cory Wong Releases “Power Station” with Sonny T. and Victor Wooten

It’s no secret that Cory Wong has been on a roll with his band, the Wongnotes, over the past couple of years. His latest album, “Power Station”, includes bassists Sonny Thompson and Victor Wooten.

Helms Alee Releases Sixth Studio Album, “Keep This Be The Way”
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Helms Alee Releases Sixth Studio Album, “Keep This Be The Way”

Helms Alee has returned with their sixth studio album, “Keep This Be The Way”, which marks an expansion of their signature sound. The trio recorded the album themselves and took the opportunity to experiment with production possibilities.

Happy 13th Birthday, No Treble
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Happy 13th Birthday, No Treble

13 years ago today, I pushed the button to make No Treble go live. 13 years is a long time to do something, but when you add it all up, it turned out pretty amazing. This article is the 16,595th one we’ve published.

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel Announce New “Bay Strikes Back” Tour Dates
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Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel Announce New “Bay Strikes Back” Tour Dates

The Bay is ready to strike back again as Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel are teaming up for a second leg of tour dates. The “Bay Strikes Back” tour will bring the thrash titans together again starting on September 9th.

James Singleton Releases “Malabar”
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James Singleton Releases “Malabar”

Bassist and composer James Singleton has returned with a new solo album called “Malabar”, which features his sextet performing original music. Singleton’s songbook includes his evolving bass work, which he augments with effects.

Anthrax and Black Label Society Announce Co-Headlining Tour
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Anthrax and Black Label Society Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Another monstrous metal tour has been announced as Anthrax and Black Label Society unveiled a co-headlining tour. Hatebreed will be opening the show on select dates. The bands are anchored by Frank Bello, John “JD” DeServio, and Chris Beattie, respectively.