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In Memoriam: Alan Peters
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Alan Peters

Former Agnostic Front bassist Alan Peters has passed away of undisclosed causes. The news was announced on the band’s Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Vern Rumsey
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Vern Rumsey

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.

Metal City: An Interview with John Gallagher
Interviews

Metal City: An Interview with John Gallagher

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.

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Reader Spotlight: Joshua Sailor
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Joshua Sailor

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.

Black Frequencies: An Interview with Jahmal Nichols
Interviews

Black Frequencies: An Interview with Jahmal Nichols

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.

In Memoriam: Cleveland Eaton
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Cleveland Eaton

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.

The Spirit of Music: An Interview with Victor Wooten
Interviews

The Spirit of Music: An Interview with Victor Wooten

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.

In Memoriam: Steve Helgeson
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Steve Helgeson

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: An Interview with Larry Ullman
Interviews

Euphonic Audio: An Interview with Larry Ullman

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.

In Memoriam: Steve Priest
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Steve Priest

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.

In Memoriam: Josef Bansuelo
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Josef Bansuelo

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.

In Memoriam: Al Rex
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Al Rex

We lost one of the original bassists of rock and roll this week with the passing of Al Rex. He was 91 years old.