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  • Diluvium: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer

    Diluvium: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer

    For some of us bassists, adding a fifth string is a stumbling block. That’s why it’s jaw-dropping to see and hear someone like Linus Klausenitzer, who tackles the insane music in Obscura with a six-string fretless. The German technical death metal band is not the kind of group that rests on their musical laurels, and... »

  • Eastwood Guitars Announces the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass

    Eastwood Guitars Announces the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass

    Eastwood Custom Shop is reviving their former Airline 2P bass with a new model: the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass. The retro design retains many of the same features with a few differences. “Inspired by the discontinued Airline 2P Bass, the new Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass keeps the same ‘JB Hutto-style’ body shape, but now comes... »

  • Nolabass: An Interview with James Singleton

    Nolabass: An Interview with James Singleton

    New Orleans is a city steeped in tradition, but a big part of their culture is constant evolution. That may be why James Singleton is one of the busiest bassists in town. He’s been a mainstay of the scene for over four decades by playing a myriad of styles with tons of music legends: John... »

  • Two Bass Hit: An Interview with Jeff Pinkus and Steven McDonald

    Two Bass Hit: An Interview with Jeff Pinkus and Steven McDonald

    The Melvins have followed up last year’s double album, A Walk with Love & Death, with a double bass album. features both Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus laying down the low end on original tunes plus some outstanding covers. The album title is a riff on the name of a record by the Butthole Surfers,... »

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  • Beast of the Bass: An Interview with Jeff Pilson

    Beast of the Bass: An Interview with Jeff Pilson

    The original lineup of Dokken reunited in 2016 for a string of dates in Japan. Recordings from that tour are being released this month as Return To The East Live 2016. The members include Don Dokken, George Lynch, Mick Brown, and the great Jeff Pilson on bass. Pilson’s hard rock history is well documented. Besides... »

  • In Memoriam: Caleb Scofield

    In Memoriam: Caleb Scofield

    Bassist and vocalist Caleb Scofield has passed away after a car accident in New Hampshire. He was 39 years old. Scofield played bass and sang for the metal bands Cave In, Old Man Gloom, and Zozobra. Scofield joined Cave in 20 years ago in 1998 – just three years after the band had formed –... »

  • A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore

    A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore

    We’ve showcased Tony Senatore‚Äôs incredible 12-string playing before, but that’s not all there is to the bassist. He’s spent the better part of 38 years working in the New York scene including sessions in the city’s top studios. Working as a session player requires a high degree of versatility, but that’s no problem considering his... »

  • Ortus: An Interview with Jon von Boehm

    Ortus: An Interview with Jon von Boehm

    Bassist Jon von Boehm has returned with his sophomore solo album, entitled . As opposed to his self-titled debut that featured a large cast of musicians, the new release focuses on the bassist’s unique compositions in a trio format with Michael Green on drums and John Gallo on guitar with guest spots by vocalist Jesse... »

  • In Memoriam: Peter “Mars” Cowling

    In Memoriam: Peter “Mars” Cowling

    More sad news to report today: Peter “Mars” Cowling has passed away. He was 72 years old. Fellow bassist Rodney O’Quinn helped break the news on his Facebook page. “On behalf of The Cowling/Clark Family, with a heavy heart, the music world, and especially the bass community has lost another great one,” he wrote. “Peter... »

  • In Memoriam: Buell Neidlinger

    In Memoriam: Buell Neidlinger

    Sad news to report today: bassist Buell Neidlinger has passed away after a heart attack. He was 82 years old. Born in New York City, Neidlinger’s family moved to Westport, Connecticut when he was two years old. He was a prodigy on the cello, switching to bass at 13. He was a student of Count... »