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Bassists: News, Spotlights, Interviews

In Memoriam: Matthew Seligman
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Matthew Seligman

Matthew Seligman, who worked with artists like David Bowie and Thomas Dolby, has passed away from COVID-19. He was 64 years old. Dolby relayed the news through Seligman’s friend Kevin Armstrong on Facebook.

Rise: An Interview with Joshua Crumbly
Interviews

Rise: An Interview with Joshua Crumbly

Joshua Crumbly began his musical life at a very young age thanks to his family. It wasn’t long before his talents were noticed by two bass greats: Victor Bailey and Reggie Hamilton. We caught up with Crumbly to get the scoop on his debut album and more.

In Memoriam: Jymie Merritt
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Jymie Merritt

More sad news to report as another jazz legend has passed. Jymie Merritt, who played on some of the genre’s most influential records, died April 10th at the age of 93.

In Memoriam: Andy González
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Andy González

Sad news to report: Latin bass icon Andy González has passed away. The news was announced by his sister, Eileen González-Altomari, on Facebook.

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In Memoriam: Adam Schlesinger
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Adam Schlesinger

Very sad news to report today: Adam Schlesinger has passed away from coronavirus complications. He was 52 years old.

Survivor: An Interview with Benny Turner
Interviews

Survivor: An Interview with Benny Turner

Benny Turner’s story is the story of the blues. The younger brother of blues guitar legend Freddie King, Turner grew up in rural Texas during the wake of the Great Depression. Now he’s published a great memoir. We caught up with him to get the scoop.

Kuarahy: An Interview with Martin Mendez
Interviews

Kuarahy: An Interview with Martin Mendez

Martin Mendez joined Opeth just months after arriving in Sweden from his native Uruguay 23 years ago. He’s started his own project called White Stones, which has just released its debut album, “Kuarahy.” We caught up with Martin to get the scoop.

The Real McCoy: An Interview with Alex Dixon
Interviews

The Real McCoy: An Interview with Alex Dixon

As an architect of the Chicago blues sound, Willie Dixon’s music changed the direction of popular music. Now his grandson, Alex Dixon, is continuing the legacy with a new album, “The Real McCoy.” We caught up with Alex to get the scoop.

Delicious: An Interview with Wes Stephenson
Interviews

Delicious: An Interview with Wes Stephenson

The Funky Knuckles have returned with their fourth album, Delicious, and as the title suggests, it’s a tasty treat for your ears. We caught up with Wes Stephenson to get the scope on that and more.

In Memoriam: Mike Lull
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Mike Lull

Bass builder Mike Lull has passed away at the age of 65. A cause of death was not announced. The news was shared on the Mike Lull Custom Guitars Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Josh Pappe
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Josh Pappe

Former D.R.I. bassist Josh Pappe has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 53 years old. The news was shared by his former bandmate Spike Cassidy on Facebook.

Death Atlas: An Interview with Olivier Pinard
Interviews

Death Atlas: An Interview with Olivier Pinard

Olivier Pinard has to be one of the hardest working bassists on the planet. Based in Montreal, he’s currently in the bands Cattle Decapitation, Vengeful, Akurion, and Cryptopsy. We caught up with him to get the scoop on his work, his background, and more.