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Pops Magellan: An Interview with Poliana Magalhães
Interviews

Pops Magellan: An Interview with Poliana Magalhães

Pops Magellan, aka Poliana Magalhães, has spent her career playing behind some of the biggest names in popular music: Willow, Adam Lambert, Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker, and more. But no matter the situation, she’s always been true to her own musical voice. Now she’s gearing up to share more of it with a solo album.

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Wonder Women: Becky Baldwin – Part 2
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Becky Baldwin – Part 2

Here’s part two of our “Wonder Women: Stories From the Women Who Play Bass,” interview with Becky Baldwin.

In Memoriam: Charlie Colin
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Charlie Colin

Sad news to report today as Train bassist and co-founder Charlie Colin has died. He was 58 years old. The band shared the news with a tribute to Colin on Instagram.

Bass Salute: An Interview with Peter Dominguez
Interviews

Bass Salute: An Interview with Peter Dominguez

As modern bassists, we stand on the shoulders of giants and it’s important we honor their memory as we build our own legacies. Peter Dominguez and just this year alone is a perfect example of this. We caught up with Peter to discuss this and more.

In Memoriam: Palle Danielsson
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Palle Danielsson

Another jazz bass giant has left us with the passing of Palle Danielsson. He is perhaps best known for his stint as a member of Keith Jarrett’s “European Quartet.”

In Memoriam: Nick Daniels III
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Nick Daniels III

New Orleans bass hero Nick Daniels III has died of complications from multiple myeloma. He was 68 years old.

Wonder Women: Becky Baldwin – Part 1
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Becky Baldwin – Part 1

In this edition of “Wonder Women: Stories From the Women Who Play Bass,” I caught up with rock bassist Becky Baldwin. She is the current bassist for heavy metal bands Mercyful Fate and Fury, as well as teaching bass online and running a Patreon page.

#1 Bass Duo: An Interview with Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer
Interviews

#1 Bass Duo: An Interview with Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer

When Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer announced they were teaming up for a duo tour nearly a decade ago, it seemed almost too good to be true. After ten years of playing concerts on and off, the duo have finally released an album. We caught up with the bass titans to learn more.

In Memoriam: Chris Cross
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Chris Cross

Sad news to report today as Chris Allen, aka Chris Cross, of Ultravox, has died at the age of 71. Vocalist Midge Ure shared the news on Facebook.

Wonder Women: Kristen Pfaff – Part 2
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Kristen Pfaff – Part 2

Last year, I wrote a column to give Kristen Pfaff the recognition she deserved. Little did I know that delving into her story would lead me to finding a work in progress: a collaboration between author Guy Mankowski and Jason Pfaff.

Lab Rat: An Interview with Pete Griffin
Interviews

Lab Rat: An Interview with Pete Griffin

Pete Griffin has an insane résumé that includes work with Zappa Plays Zappa, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Dethklok, Dr. John, and many more. We caught up with him to get the scoop on his new EP, “Pete Griffin and His Lab Rats,” and more.

In Memoriam: T.M. Stevens
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: T.M. Stevens

T.M. Stevens has died after a long illness. He was 72 years old. Stevens was a unique player that was comfortable and excelled in a wide range of genres. As such, he played with an incredible list of musicians.