Skip to main content

Bassists - Page 2

Reader Spotlight: Pedro Zappa
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Pedro Zappa

Last year, we shared what turned out to be a very popular video of ZYkR performing “Only Human,” with Pedro Zappa on bass. Now we get to learn more about him in this edition of Reader Spotlight.

Reader Spotlight: Pete Szaszfai
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Pete Szaszfai

Meet Pete Szaszfai, a bass player from Phoenix who got his musical start on clarinet before switching to bass. Like many of the readers in the spotlight here, Pete said: “Guitar and drums were already taken in the neighborhood band when I started, so I picked up the bass.” Here’s his story...

Stories Behind the Songs: Harvey Brooks
Stories Behind the Songs

Stories Behind the Songs: Harvey Brooks

STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS: The ’60s and ’70s were full of pivotal moments in music with albums that helped spawn new genres and reflect the quickly changing culture. Harvey Brooks played on many of them. Here are 11 of his favorite tracks, in his own words.

Get daily bass updates.

Get the latest news, videos, lessons, and more in your inbox every morning.

Reader Spotlight: Vince Pileggi
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Vince Pileggi

Meet bassist Vince Pileggi, who got his start early on thanks to his grandfather and a baritone guitar. He was drawn to the lower strings, which set him on the path to bass. Here’s his story.

Reader Spotlight: Federico Pecoraro
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Federico Pecoraro

Meet Federico Pecoraro, a busy bassist living in Brussels who once played drums in support of his bass playing dad before switching to bass himself.

Reader Spotlight: Noemi Sarah Costanzino
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Noemi Sarah Costanzino

READER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Noemi Sarah Costanzino, a bassist and vocalist from Italy who says, “I just want to play and sing my songs and everyone sings them with me!” Here’s her story...

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton: What I Look For In A Bass Player
Interviews

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton: What I Look For In A Bass Player

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton has released his solo album, “Anesthetic.” Mark has performed with a number of impressive bassists in his career, including on this record. We caught up with him to get the scoop on the album, what he looks for in a bass player, and more.

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.

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.