Bassists: News, Spotlights, Interviews
We’re continuing our exploration of music industry roles through the lens of bass players and Pacific Range’s latest album, “High Upon The Mountain”. A big part of the album’s sonic palette is thanks to the engineering and producing skills of Dan Horne.
Tower of Power has announced that bass legend Francis “Rocco” Prestia has passed away. The band made the announcement on their social media.
Former Trivium bassist Brent Young has died of undisclosed causes. He was 37 years old. Young was in Trivium from 2001 to 2004 and was replaced by the group’s current bassist, Paolo Gregoletto.
Mark Stone, the original bassist for Van Halen, has passed away after a battle with cancer. The news was shared by his brother, Brad, on Instagram.
Today we’re kicking off a four-part interview series on the bassist’s role in a band. Through this, we’ll get a feel for how each of the four bassists views their role, their advice for other players, and more. Here’s Part 1, with Brent Rademaker.
Meet Francisco Javier, who has had a long and windy road down the musical path. Francisco began playing bass at an early age, putting it down, and picking it up again 30 years after. Here’s his story...
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.