Bassists: News, Spotlights, Interviews
Even though she can cite all of her influences from the funk, soul, and R&B masters, Rebecca Johnson has a groove all of her own. We caught up with Johnson to talk about her playing, recording gigs, and finding the people you want to play with.
Another master of our instrument has passed away. Jazz bassist Gary Peacock died peacefully at his home on September 4th, according to a statement from his family. He was 85 years old.
Former Bay City Rollers bassist Ian Mitchell has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 62 years old. The band shared the news on the band’s Facebook page.
Learning to play bass is a challenge, but for some people, that challenge is made greater by disability. Tim Fletcher spoke to four bass players to get some insight into how different disabilities impact on learning, playing, and gigging.
Double bassist Rinat Ibragimov, who long served as principal bassist of the London Symphony Orchestra, has passed away. He was 60 years old. The news was shared in part by the LSO, who shared a short tribute to him.
Carl Dufrene, bassist for the North Mississippi Allstars and Anders Osborne, has passed away from undisclosed causes. The news was announced on the North Mississippi Allstars Instagram page.
Deep Purple has released “Whoosh!”, which marks the legendary rock band’s 21st studio album. We caught up with Roger Glover, who told us all about the new album, how he’s keeping busy, and why he never gets tired of playing “Smoke on the Water”.
Pete Way, who founded the English rock band UFO, has passed away. He was 69 years old. The news was shared in a press release on his official website.
The web has brought exposure to so many great young musical prodigies coming into the spotlight. In the world of bass, one of those prodigies is Gabriel Severn. We caught up with Severn to get the scoop on his music and life.
Former Agnostic Front bassist Alan Peters has passed away of undisclosed causes. The news was announced on the band’s Facebook page.
Unwound bassist Vern Rumsey has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 47 years old. Rumsey co-founded the influential post-hardcore band in 1991.
As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the ’80s, Raven paved the way for thrash and speed metal. Nearly four decades later, they’re still showing how it’s done. We caught up with John Gallagher to get the scoop on their new album and more.