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In Memoriam: Heath
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Heath

Sad news to share today as Japanese rock legend Hiroshi “Heath” Morie has died from cancer. The X Japan bassist was 55 years old.

In Memoriam: Gregg Sutton
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Gregg Sutton

Gregg Sutton, who played for people like Andy Kaufman and Bob Dylan, has passed away. He was 74 years old.

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Wonder Women: Jennifer Young
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Jennifer Young

In this month’s edition of “Wonder Women: Stories From The Women Who Play Bass,” we look at Jennifer Young, the bassist for the acclaimed California-based instrumental rock fusion trio, the Travis Larson Band.

Reader Spotlight: Alex Thompson
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Alex Thompson

Meet Alex Thompson, a bassist of 35 years who got an early start in music before life took him in a different direction. Over time, he returned to performing, joining the band Rocket Gods.

Bass Artisan: An Interview with Pete Skjold
Interviews

Bass Artisan: An Interview with Pete Skjold

Skjold Design Guitars is celebrating its 20th anniversary. We caught up with luthier Pete Skjold about his two decades in business, the realities of building for a living, his bass designs, and what’s coming next.

Reader Spotlight: Steve Steele
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Steve Steele

Meet Steve Steele, a bassist from New York City who seems to be as down to earth as he is funny. Here’s his story…

Tulpa: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer
Interviews

Tulpa: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer

The use of the fretless bass in metal has been on the rise thanks to a few key players, and you can’t make a list of those players without Linus Klausenitzer. In this interview, we go deep on his new album, writing concept, new bass, and more.

In Memoriam: Jon Kennedy
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Jon Kennedy

Bassist Jon Kennedy, who was an early member of Cradle of Filth, has died after a car accident. He was 46 years old.

King Parrot: An Interview with Slatts Everyday
Interviews

King Parrot: An Interview with Slatts Everyday

Australian grindcore masters King Parrot returned to North America this summer for a tour. We caught up with Slatts Everyday before a performance to get the scoop on the tour, how King Parrot connected with Philip Anselmo, his bass gear, and touring advice.

Interview and Bass Transcription: Grace Aberhart’s Cover of “Ain’t Nobody”
Interviews

Interview and Bass Transcription: Grace Aberhart’s Cover of “Ain’t Nobody”

Tim Fletcher has been trying to get the right sound on Rufus and Chaka Khan’s song “Ain’t Nobody” for years. He spotted Grace Aberhart’s cover of it, and that led to this interview with Grace and transcription of her work.

Wonder Women: Suzi Quatro
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro was a groundbreaking icon. In this edition of “Wonder Women: Stories From the Women Who Play Bass,” we delve into Quatro’s journey.

Reader Spotlight: Roger McLachlan
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Roger McLachlan

Meet Roger McLachlan, an accomplished bassist of 55 years. He has quite the story to tell.