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No Control: An Interview with Suzi Quatro
Interviews

No Control: An Interview with Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro has been rocking for over five decades. Hailed as the first female bassist to become a major rock star, she scored hits in the 1970s. This year she’s here to let you know she’s not slowing down. We caught up with Quatro to get the scoop on the new album, her love of touring, and more.

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In Memoriam: Scott Plummer
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Scott Plummer

Viraemia bassist Scott Plummer has died from suicide. The news was shared by bandmate Josh Hernandez on the group’s Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Jeff Andrews
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Jeff Andrews

Jazz bassist Jeff Andrews has passed away. A cause of death has not been announced, although he was battling double pneumonia earlier this year. He was 59 years old.

Reader Spotlight: Juan R Leon
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Juan R Leon

Meet Juan R Leon, a multi-instrumentalist from Orlando, Florida, who got his start on the bass thanks to John Entwistle and “The Kids Are Alright.” Here’s his story…

Reader Spotlight: Melissa Petitto
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Melissa Petitto

Meet Melissa Petitto, a bassist from Italy who has started making waves in music thanks to her bass and vocal videos. While Melissa started out on flute, she said that she loves the “lowest notes,” making the switch to bass “a natural choice.”

In Memoriam: Stephan Ellis
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Stephan Ellis

It’s another tough day in the bass world. Stephan Ellis, former bassist for the popular ’80s rock band Survivor, has passed away. He was 60 years old. The news was confirmed on Survivor’s Facebook page by longtime guitarist Frankie Sullivan.

The Gleaners: An Interview with Larry Grenadier
Interviews

The Gleaners: An Interview with Larry Grenadier

Larry Grenadier has been working alongside some of the world’s top musicians for three decades. Now, after all those years, he’s released his first album under his own name. We caught up with Grenadier to get the scoop.

In Memoriam: Peter Tork
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Peter Tork

Sad news to report: Peter Tork of the ’60s band The Monkees has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. The news was shared by his family on his official website.

Reader Spotlight: Benjamin Williams
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Benjamin Williams

Meet Benjamin Williams, who goes bass B.E.N (bass every night). Benjamin is an active bassist around Atlanta and on tour and seems to have a superhuman pinky as well. Here’s his story…

The Art of the Trio: An Interview with Joe Policastro
Interviews

The Art of the Trio: An Interview with Joe Policastro

Bassist Joe Policastro has been reinventing the new American Songbook on his last three albums centered around central themes. We caught up with Policastro to get the scoop on his musical background, his music, and how to keep a steady music gig.