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In Memoriam: Gregg Philbin
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Gregg Philbin

Former REO Speedwagon bassist Gregg Philbin has died. The news was shared by his former band’s social media with a statement by singer Kevin Cronin.

Reader Spotlight: Jeremy Dale Wales
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Jeremy Dale Wales

Meet Jeremy Dale Wales, a bassist who got his start after following in the footsteps of his older brother. Twenty-one-plus years later, he’s still going strong. Here’s his story...

Wonder Women: Inez Wyrick
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Inez Wyrick

Brittany Frompovich connected with Inez Wyrick on Myspace. Later, she met Inez, also known as “Bass Mom.” Sadly, Inez passed away in late 2021, but today, Brittany is telling Inez’s story for “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass.”

Reader Spotlight: Ian Rushbury
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Ian Rushbury

Meet Ian Rushbury, a bassist since 1986 who got a very fast start on the instrument. Ian regularly performs, teaches, and writes for PopMatters. Here’s his story...

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Bass Principles: An Interview With Joel Quarrington
Interviews

Bass Principles: An Interview With Joel Quarrington

Joel Quarrington has been one of the world’s leading double bass players for over forty years. In this wide-ranging interview, we talk about “The Music of Don Thompson”, the pros and cons of being a principal bassist, and much more.

The Bad Plus: An Interview with Reid Anderson
Interviews

The Bad Plus: An Interview with Reid Anderson

The Bad Plus has seen some lineup changes, but drummer Dave King and bassist Reid Anderson have been the constant. They have a new record dropping this month, so we chatted with Anderson to get the scoop on that in more.

In Memoriam: Dave Sherman
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Dave Sherman

We have sad news to report today as doom metal mainstay Dave Sherman has died of undisclosed causes. He was 55 years old.

Wonder Women: Tunu Jumwa
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Tunu Jumwa

Tunu Jumwa is a bass player and music educator based in Nairobi, Kenya. She’s the focus of this month’s installment of Brittany Frompovich’s “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass.”

Eraser: An Interview with Jan Hoffmann
Interviews

Eraser: An Interview with Jan Hoffmann

Long Distance Calling has had a fruitful few years. They’ve been hard at work churning out new records each year since 2020. This year’s effort, “Eraser,” will prove to be the most diverse. We caught up with Jan Hoffmann to get the scoop.

In Memoriam: Darryl Hunt
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Darryl Hunt

Former Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt has died. He was 72 years old. The news was shared by the band’s Instagram account.

Wonder Women: Nalani
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Nalani

In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women”, we catch up with Nalani, a bassist, vocalist, and entertainer known for her versatility and showmanship. She has performed with and is mentored by some of the most legendary names in the bass world.

In Memoriam: Bob Heathcote
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bob Heathcote

Bob Heathcote, who played in Suicidal Tendencies at the end of the ’80s, has died after a motorcycle accident. He was 58 years old.