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In Memoriam: Adam Schlesinger
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Adam Schlesinger

Very sad news to report today: Adam Schlesinger has passed away from coronavirus complications. He was 52 years old.

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Survivor: An Interview with Benny Turner
Interviews

Survivor: An Interview with Benny Turner

Benny Turner’s story is the story of the blues. The younger brother of blues guitar legend Freddie King, Turner grew up in rural Texas during the wake of the Great Depression. Now he’s published a great memoir. We caught up with him to get the scoop.

Kuarahy: An Interview with Martin Mendez
Interviews

Kuarahy: An Interview with Martin Mendez

Martin Mendez joined Opeth just months after arriving in Sweden from his native Uruguay 23 years ago. He’s started his own project called White Stones, which has just released its debut album, “Kuarahy.” We caught up with Martin to get the scoop.

The Real McCoy: An Interview with Alex Dixon
Interviews

The Real McCoy: An Interview with Alex Dixon

As an architect of the Chicago blues sound, Willie Dixon’s music changed the direction of popular music. Now his grandson, Alex Dixon, is continuing the legacy with a new album, “The Real McCoy.” We caught up with Alex to get the scoop.

Delicious: An Interview with Wes Stephenson
Interviews

Delicious: An Interview with Wes Stephenson

The Funky Knuckles have returned with their fourth album, Delicious, and as the title suggests, it’s a tasty treat for your ears. We caught up with Wes Stephenson to get the scope on that and more.

In Memoriam: Mike Lull
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Mike Lull

Bass builder Mike Lull has passed away at the age of 65. A cause of death was not announced. The news was shared on the Mike Lull Custom Guitars Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Josh Pappe
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Josh Pappe

Former D.R.I. bassist Josh Pappe has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 53 years old. The news was shared by his former bandmate Spike Cassidy on Facebook.

Death Atlas: An Interview with Olivier Pinard
Interviews

Death Atlas: An Interview with Olivier Pinard

Olivier Pinard has to be one of the hardest working bassists on the planet. Based in Montreal, he’s currently in the bands Cattle Decapitation, Vengeful, Akurion, and Cryptopsy. We caught up with him to get the scoop on his work, his background, and more.

In Memoriam: Joe Payne
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Joe Payne

Sad news to report today: bassist Joe Payne has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 35 years old. Payne was known for his technical ability in the death metal scene. He joined Nile in 2005 when he was 19 years old.

Formations: An Interview with Paul Kowert
Interviews

Formations: An Interview with Paul Kowert

When Hawktail booked studio time for last year, their plan was to make an album of covers. Luckily for us listeners, they decided to pull together their own material for their new album. We caught up with bassist Paul Kowert to get the scoop.

Reader Spotlight: Udo Pannekeet
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Udo Pannekeet

Meet Udo Pannekeet, a bassist who spends his time performing with the prog-rock band, Focus, touring with other acts, and producing and engineering albums. Here’s his story...

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2019
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2019

At the end of each year, we take a look back at all the best it had to offer. We also take a moment to remember all the bassists who left us. Each one of them helped to shape the musical world, from pop to jazz to black metal. They may be gone, but their music will always live on.