Royal Blood Goes Beyond Drums and Bass Guitar

album cover for the debut CD from Royal Blood

Royal Blood is a two piece band comprised of bassist and lead singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher – but that’s not the whole story. There have been other two piece bass and drum outfits including Death From Above 1979 and Clatter, but Royal Blood pushes the boundaries of a duo little farther. If … Read more

Bass Guitar Lessons Online with JamPlay (Preview)

Looking for bass guitar lessons? It doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting out or if you’ve been playing for years – but most bassists eventually look into getting lessons of some kind. Even if you have a lot of talent, getting lessons allows you to tap into the knowledge of other players and their collective … Read more

Jason Newsted Returns to Metal Roots with New Band

Jason Newsted is back to making metal with bass in hand and this time around he’s also handling the lead vocals in his new band aptly called ‘Newsted’. The new EP that is dropping January 8 is simply called ‘Metal’ ensuring that there’s no mistake about the style of music Jason is creating this time … Read more

Dave Ellefson of Megadeth to release New Book In March

I just found out that Dave Ellefson, bassist and co-founder of Megadeth is going to be releasing a new book in March called Unsung. According to the book will feature Dave’s lyrics set to images rather than to music: “As a musician, my past lyrical work has always been set to music,” Ellefson says … Read more