Bassists: News, Spotlights, Interviews
Former Agnostic Front bassist Alan Peters has passed away of undisclosed causes. The news was announced on the band’s Facebook page.
Unwound bassist Vern Rumsey has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 47 years old. Rumsey co-founded the influential post-hardcore band in 1991.
As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the ’80s, Raven paved the way for thrash and speed metal. Nearly four decades later, they’re still showing how it’s done. We caught up with John Gallagher to get the scoop on their new album and more.
Every once in a while, a submission comes through for Reader Spotlight for someone I know. In the case of Joshua Sailor, I know him well. So it is a thrill to share his story with you.
Jahmal Nichols has just released his second solo album entitled “Black Frequencies”, which examines and celebrates different aspects of Black culture. We caught up with Nichols to get the scoop on the album, his process, and more.
Cleveland Eaton, who played with jazz greats from Ella Fitzgerald to Count Basie, has passed away after a months-long illness. He was 80 years old.
Even in the middle of a pandemic, Victor Wooten is not sitting idle. We caught up with Vic this week to talk about his webinars, new book and merch site, Wooten Woods, how he’s faring during this time, and a whole lot more.
Sad news to share today: luthier Steve Helgeson of Moonstone Guitars has passed away after a long bout with cancer. Bass legend Leland Sklar shared the news on his Facebook page.
Euphonic Audio is a bass amp company that focuses on creating pristine amplification in compact packages. We had a great conversation with Larry Ullman, whose work as a pro bassist was the spark to shift EA into bass gear.
Steve Priest, who co-founded the glam rock band Sweet, has passed away at the age of 72. The news was shared by his bandmate Andy Scott on social media.
Sad news to report: former 7Seconds bassist Josef Bansuelo has passed away from cancer. He was 63 years old. The news was confirmed by his former bandmate, Kevin Seconds, on Facebook.
We lost one of the original bassists of rock and roll this week with the passing of Al Rex. He was 91 years old.