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Week of April 7, 2014 (continued from homepage)

Mimi Jones to perform and evening of jazz and wine (WAER)

Christian McBride's big, fat sound (NUVO)

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills talks the Atlanta Braves' 2014 season (BILLBOARD)

John Patitucci

King Crimson, Slint and Grails members join forces to form Watter (A.V. CLUB)

Geezer Butler on the making of Black Sabbath's "God is Dead?" (BLABBERMOUTH)

Jack Bruce: "Ridin' the Rails" interview (ROCK CELLAR MAGAZINE)

Lamb of God's John Campbell describes the band's ordeal (PUNKNEWS.ORG)

Finding the right notes: Ron Carter, celebrating a living legend (HUFFINGTON POST)

Megadeth's David Ellefson talks to Arizona high school
kids about his addiction, recovery

Week of March 31, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea to chronicle drugs, rebellion
and "Bohemian life" in new memoir

David Hungate returns to Toto (SOMETHING ELSE)

Fleetwood Mac to launch tour with Christine, John McVie (DAILY FREEMAN)

Billy Sheehan: Hear the Mr. Big of bass guitar share his tone secrets (VH1)

D. Lakin Basses introduces Joe Osborn, Bob Glaub signature models (PREMIER GUITAR)

Chris Squire writing autobiography (CONTACT MUSIC)

Soundgarden's Ben Shepherd learned to play guitar - without a guitar! (CLASSIC ROCK MAG)

Bassology's Anthony Wellington shares his bass
with high school students (NORTHWEAT HERALD)

California Breed, featuring Glenn Hughes and Jason
Bonham: "Sweet Tea" video released

New Michael Jackson album to feature Questlove,
Pino Palladino, Eric Leeds and more

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills makes musical plea to the Veterans
Committee to get Dale Murphy into Baseball Hall of Fame

Greg Lake on ELP's budget-busting 1977 orchestral tour:
"It just proved to be so unwieldly"

Duff McKagan rumored to be reuniting with Guns N' Roses for South American shows (BLABBERMOUTH)

For Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton, being Banned's a drag (BOSTON HERALD)

Five Finger Death Punch's Chris Kael talks to Australia's MOSHCAM in new video (BLABBERMOUTH)

Week of March 24, 2014

"Spare Parts" fundraiser to be held for Tower of Power bassist Francis Rocco Prestia (JAMBANDS)

Geezer Butler talks recording with Black Sabbath and gear he's using on tour (BLABBERMOUTH)

Esperanza Spalding discusses her hero Wayne Shorter (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS)

Music teacher discovers unfinished Charles Mingus piece (NANAIMO DAILY NEWS)

Chris Squire, Yes can't do much wrong playing a trio of classic albums (THE STAR PHOENIX)

Phil Lesh to play Passover seder at Terrapin Crossroads (JAMBASE)

Motorhead's Lemmy loves "warts and all" sculpture so much, he's shipping it to California (MIRROR)

Bass bench: Tuning stability (PREMIER GUITAR)

It took 35 years and 70-some musicians to get a first solo album out of Nathan East (NY DAILY NEWS)

Krist Novoselic: Why the world needs CĂ©line Dion Fans (TIME)

Michael Anthony and Kenny Aronoff join Entwistle/Moon tribute concert (ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK)

Dave Pegg talks Fairport Convention, why he chose the bass and more (LYNN NEWS)

Les Claypool on his folksy new Duo de Twang and the future of Primus (SPIN)

Greg Lake compares this era to the one that sparked
King Crimson: "You've got to be original"

Richard Bona to perform at second annual Thump Festival (JAZZ WISE)

Week of March 17, 2014

Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley reveals unheard Randy Rhoads recordings (LOUDWIRE)

Kiss, Def Leppard pair up for summer tour (JS ONLINE)

Michael Anthony hasn't slowed since Van Halen snub (SOMETHING ELSE REVIEWS)

Jack Bruce talks Silver Rails, new solo release (SOMETHING ELSE REVIEWS)

Billy Cox: The real Hendrix deal (THE MORNING CALL)

Jonas Hellborg-designed Warwick amp voted best product of
the year in bass amp category at Musikmesse

Freekbass unleashes retro-modern funktronica grooves with new CD (GRATEFUL WEB)

Dave Matthews bassist Stefan Lessard scores new documentary, Stripped (JAMBANDS)

Marco Mendoza, Deen Castronovo recruited for NEW Neal Schon solo release (BLABBERMOUTH)

New streams of music from Ben Allison (THE COURANT)

Video: Five Finger Death Punch's Chris Kael speaks to Italy's Rock Rebel Magazine (BLABBERMOUTH)

20 years ago: Darryl Jones joins the Rolling Stones (ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK)

Dream Theater tour stops for Berklee homecoming (THE VALLEY DISPATCH)

Michael League, Snarky Puppy jazz up Binghamton University campus (PIPE DREAM)

Soundgarden revisits its biggest LP at SXSW (CHRON)

Week of March 10, 2014

John Deacon: Too "fragile" to tour with Queen? (CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE)

Rufus Reid unveils new suite inspired by famed sculptor Elizabeth Catlett (NORTHJERSEY.COM)

Altitudes & Attitude video, featuring Megadeth's David Ellefson, Anthrax's Frank Bello (BLABBERMOUTH)

John Paul Jones talks new project (ROCK SQUARE)

Robert DeLeo and Stone Temple Pilots move on (BASS PLAYER)

Asia returns with new studio album, Gravitas; release date: March 25 (IWANTPOP)

Dave Pegg rejoins Fairport Convention; "Semi-Acoustic" tour announced (PROG)

Richard Davis receives "Jazz Master" award (BADGER HERALD)

Phil Lesh to offer webcasts of Terrapin Crossroads shows (JAMBANDS)

Rickey Minor doesn't mind "Harsh Harry" Connick, Jr., critiquing American Idol band (ZAP2IT)

Lemmy's rock star life, in illustrated form! (RIVERFRONT TIMES)

Mike Watt's favorite albums (THE QUIETUS)

Crowded House bassist Nick Seymour nominated for Best
Original Score award at Irish Film & Television Awards

Paul McCartney to score animated film (ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK)

Nikki Sixx: Motley Crue will still record (CONTACT MUSIC)

Week of March 3, 2014

Jack Bruce announces new studio album: Silver Rails (GLIDE)

Tony Levin: Crimson ProjeKCT postpones Ukraine concert due to unrest (ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK)

Les Claypool talks Duo de Twang, Primus and Jam Cruise (JAMBANDS)

Iron Maiden albums from worst to best (STEREO GUM)

Five amazing female bass players (WHAT CULTURE)

The Winery Dogs announce first-ever "Dog Camp" (BLABBERMOUTH)

Watch Flea as animated cat in Disney movie (ROLLING STONE)

Black Sabbath: "Complete Studio Albums (1970-1978)" due in April (BLABBERMOUTH)

John Paul Jones pushes Led Zeppelin's avant-garde side even
further with new Minibus Pimps album

Mike Merritt talks Rock Candy Funk Party in new
video with Joe Bonamassa, band members

Beamz Interactive announces availability of David Ellefson's
exclusive Beamz album for iOS devices

California Breed, featuring Glenn Hughes and Jason
Bonham. Debut album details revealed

An interview with Zander Zon (SMART BASS GUITAR)

Black Star Riders' Marco Mendoza on "The Blairing
Out with Eric Blair" show

15 most pulse-pounding Motorhead tracks (WHAT CULTURE)

Week of Frbruary 24, 2014

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo's Jaco documentary
named official film of Record Store Day

Will Lee & Nathan East: Bass brothers (PREMIER GUITAR)

Richard Bona doubted John Legend's ability (ALL AFRICA)

Victor Wooten's Hartke bass clinic in New York (MUSIC RADAR)

James Jamerson: 11 iconic basslines (MUSIC RADAR)

Moody Blues' John Lodge on rock nostalgia: "I don't really like looking over my shoulder" (MIAMI NEW TIMES

David Ellefson says Megadeth to take "different approach" on next album (BLABBERMOUTH)

9 of Flea's funkiest basslines (MUSIC RADAR)

Riding the storm: John Paul Jones and Helge Sten of Minibus Pimps interviewed (THE QUIETUS)

Five Finger Death Punch's Chris Kael speaks to Australia's THE AU REVIEW (BLABBERMOUTH)

Bassists to watch in 2014 (MUSIC RADAR)

Lamb of God's John Campbell on Randy Blythe's Czech
ordeal: "It was an incredibly hard time in my life"

Gail Collins, wife and killer of Felix Pappalardi, found dead in Mexican village (NY DAILY NEWS)

Sleeping with the band: Mike Watt (HUFFINGTON POST)

For Christian McBride, the low end is no theory - it's a way of life (COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE)

Week of February 17, 2014

Jaco Pastorius documentary to be official film of Record Store Day; compilation planned (BILLBOARD)

Music industry comfortably numb to Roger Waters' bigotry (NEW YORK POST)

Jazz-fusion pioneer Stanley Clarke hits road, celebrates four-decade career (NEW HAMPSHIRE.COM)

Michael Anthony on Van Halen: "We weren't just a bunch
of sloppy musicians on stage drinking"

Behind the scenes with John Clayton, jazz festival artistic director (MOSCOW-PULLMAN DAILY NEWS)

Doug Wimbish, Living Colour are back, still hot (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD)

Tommy Stinson dishes up chicken at hospital (REGISTER-STAR)

Forty years later, Gene Simmons still has no love for music critics (FISHBOWL NY)

In Prism, Dave Holland and Kevin Eubanks shine a dark and heavy light on jazz (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Remembering the Ramones (INQUIRER.NET)

Meet Mark King and Level 42 (NEW JERSEY 101.5)

Andy Garcia shows "Cachao" more love, says he's "threatening to record" an album (BILLBOARD)

A conversation with Brittany Frompovich, founder of Virginia Bass Forum (BASS PLAYERS UNITED)

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx is officially a curmudgeonly old man (DEATH AND TAXES)

Mark Dresser's solo bass sorcery (NBC SAN DIEGO)

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Week of February 10, 2014

50 years later, Beatles steal another show (NEW YORK TIMES)

Motorhead's Lemmy wins Best Bassist in Loudwire Music Awards (LOUDWIRE)

ZZ Top's Dusty Hill on the band's longevity: "We still love it" (ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK)

Long-awaited Jack Bruce solo release to include collaborators
from Cream, Spectrum Road

Suzi Quatro on playing bass guitar (THE GUARDIAN)

Interview: Snarky Puppy's Michael League (DAILY PRINCETONIAN)

Gerald Veasley steps into the spotlight (QC TIMES)

Sly & Robbie are reggae royalty (UT-SAN DIEGO)

Billy Sheehan guests on "Let There Be Talk" podcast (BLABBERMOUTH)

David Ellefson releases audio version of Making Music Your Business book (BLABBERMOUTH)

Linda Oh: Comfortable, not complacent (CHELSEA NOW)

Review: Avishai Cohen at Ronnie Scott's (THE TELEGRAPH)

On bass: What the funk? (PREMIER GUITAR)

Christian McBride to welcome baseball icon Bernie Williams, basketball legend
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to New Jersey Performing Arts Center

John Wetton, Asia to release new album, Gravitas, in March (BLABBERMOUTH)

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Week of February 3, 2014

Flea explains Red Hot Chili Peppers' "miming" at the Super Bowl (ROLLING STONE)

Nikki Sixx discusses the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman
and the "monster" of addiction

Interview: Les Claypool "Twangifies" with Duo de Twang (GLIDE)

Will 2014 be the year James Jamerson gets in the South Carolina Hall of Fame? (CHARLESTON CITY PAPER)

FBPO's Jon Liebman interviewed at NAMM (BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE)

Glenn Hughes forms new band with Jason Bonham (CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE)

How Paul Simon and Sting became rock's new superduo (ROLLING STONE)

When Metheny met Jaco and the old Miami days (WLRN)

Rickey Minor: Super Bowl halftime shows are mostly fake. Get over it. (MTV)

Epiphone giving away Jack Casady signature bass (SONIC STATE)

U2 freebie rakes in $3.8 million to combat AIDS (STRAITS TIMES)

Finding the Funk documentary stars Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins and other funkmeisters (USA TODAY)

Video: Steve Morse, Dave LaRue perform at NAMM (BLABBERMOUTH)

Lamb of God's John Campbell interviewed in South Africa (BLABBERMOUTH)

Bassist John Clayton talks Jazz Festival (NORTHWEST PUBLIC RADIO)

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Week of January 27, 2014

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite onstage at the GRAMMYs (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Motley Crue to retire following massive tour (BILLBOARD)

Dio Disciples' Bjorn Englen joins forces with Primal Fear,
ex-Angra members to form Blackwelder

Sister Act: Charlie Haden's triplet daughters to release
their first vocal album together

Prior GRAMMY winners: Where are they now? (TORONTO SUN)

John Paul Jones joins reunited Dream Syndicate onstage (ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK)

Ric Fierabracci demos Radial Engineering Bassbone OD at NAMM (MUSIC RADAR)

Nathan East's Grammy-fueled homecoming (UT SAN DIEGO)

Reggie Workman to join filmmaker Alan Roth in premiere of jazz documentary (BROADWAY WORLD)

Black Star Riders' sophomore album to be produced by Def Leppard's Joe Elliot (BLABBERMOUTH)

Michael Formanek talks Thumbscrew, new release from
supertrio with Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson

Ritt Henn, Lauren Fox expand definition of cabaret with surreal David Lynch show (BROADWAY WORLD)

Kai Eckhardt's Zeitgeist: A jazzy blend of funk, Indian
ragas and straight-up, butt-kicking electric jazz

Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day wins rock album at GRAMMYs (LA TIMES)

Snarky Puppy wins Best R&B Performance GRAMMY (DALLAS MORNING NEWS)

Week of January 20, 2014

Sting and Paul Simon rehearsing for upcoming tour (ABC NEWS)

Billy Sheehan, Winery Dogs to release "Special" and "Deluxe" editions of self-titled debut (BLABBERMOUTH)

It's the Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones again at the Grammys (FASHION & STYLE)

Lemmy wants to die onstage (EXPRESS)

Bryan Beller picks 10 essential bass albums (MUSIC RADAR)

Flea: I'm not whipping my junk out at the Super Bowl (TMZ)

Deep Purple's classic lineup: When Purple was "perfect" (DELCO TIMES)

Rodney Whitaker and Kenneth Prouty celebrate jazz and diversity at Michigan State University (MSU Today)

Warwick to announce "affordable" Bootsy Collins Space Bass at NAMM (MUSIC RADAR)

Rob Thorsen and the art of the solo bass concert (NBC SAN DIEGO)

Frank Bello talks Altitudes & Attitude, upcoming Anthrax album, Metal Masters and more (LOUDWIRE)

Bet we'll see Flea's weenie at Super Bowl halftime show (STRAIGHT.COM)

Les Claypool talks "twangifying" Primus and the Bee Gees with Duo de Twang (MUSIC RADAR)

Yes gears up for new album, "trying to do something different" (SOMETHING ELSE REVIEWS)

Stick Men's first-ever concert album, Power Play, "hard
hitting and perfectly calibrated"

Week of January 13, 2014

David Ellefson and Frank Bello unite with Altitudes and Attitude.
Hear their debut song, "Booze and Cigarettes"

Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones forms new band with Deathprod's Helge Sten: Minibus Pimps (EXCLAIM)

Nathan East takes on Stevie Wonder (VIBE)

The Aristocrats' Bryan Beller: "We are a rowdy musical democracy" (PHOENIX NEW TIMES)

Five reasons why Jack Bruce is cream of the crop (ABERDEEN)

Geezer Butler to launch signature Lakland bass, EMG pickup (BLABBERMOUTH)

Time for Stanley Clarke to write his memoir? (TAMPA TRIBUNE)

Bachman-Turner Overdrive to be ushered into Canadian Music Hall of Fame (MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Video: Slayer's Tom Araya recalls band's first-ever trip to Europe (BLABBERMOUTH)

Dream Theater to be joined by Berklee College of Music at Boston Opera House (BLABBERMOUTH)

Black Sabbath: The Complete Studio Albums, 1970-1978 now available on iTunes (BLABBERMOUTH)

Gunther Schuller talks Charles Mingus' Epitaph at New School lecture series (CLASSICALITE)

Billy Sheehan, Guthrie Govan, James LoMenzo to
at Rotosound booth at NAMM 2014 (CONTACT MUSIC)

Flea, Chili Peppers to join Bruno Mars at Super Bowl (KHOU)

Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton checks in (AEROFORCE ONE)

Van Halen: 30th anniversary of 1984 celebrated on In the Studio (BLABBERMOUTH)

Glenn Hughes previews first post-Black Country Communion project (SOMETHING ELSE REVIEWS)

Esperanza Spalding's campaign to shut GTMO (HUFFINGTON POST)

Motorhead's Lemmy gets his own statue (NOISE11)

Stanley Clarke: Still plenty of stories to tell (BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES)

Fleetwood Mac's John McVie to have cancer surgery (MUSIC NEWS)

Letterman producers hope to reunite Paul McCartney and
Ringo Starr as part of Beatles anniversary week

How John Wetton's health crisis affected his art (SOMETHING ELSE REVIEWS)

Snarky Puppy "collective" band evolves with genre mash-ups (DETROIT NEWS)

U2 honored at Palm Springs Film Festival (EXAMINER)

KISS to play LA's first-ever outdoor hockey game at Dodger Stadium (BILLBOARD)

Rush's Clockwork Angels concept album to be graphic novel (HUFFINGTON POST)

Review: Ben Allison's The Stars Look Very Different Today (HUFFINGTON POST)

Zombies, Animals, Yardbirds plan 2014 British invasion (TORONTO SUN)

Darryl Jones working on second album with the Dead Daisies (EXAMINER)

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