Bassists: News, Spotlights, Interviews
This month’s edition of Wonder Women features Trish Doan, a Canadian musician and former bassist for Kittie. In addition to bass, she played guitar since age 13 and was the lead guitarist in the band Her in London, Ontario.
Jazz bassist Bill Lee has passed away at the age of 94. The news was confirmed by his son, film director Spike Lee.
Another punk and metal hero has left us as it’s been reported that Algy Ward has died. He was 63 years old. The bassist/vocalist’s former Tank bandmate Mick Tucker shared the news on Facebook.
The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 59 years old. Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr shared the sad news on social media.
Another bass great has left us. John Giblin, who worked with artists like Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel, has died after an illness. He was 71 years old.
As a pioneer of funk, soul, and rock and roll, it would be easy for Rustee Allen to rest on his laurels. But none of his success keeps him from being the best version of himself. We caught up with him in this new interview.
Bass amp designer Rick Jones has passed away after a heart attack at the age of 75. The news was shared by his company, Acoustic Image.
Meet Matt Ross, who first thought he wanted to play the guitar (after hearing Hendrix), but realized “bass is infinitely cooler.” He has one of the most hilarious superpowers too.
This month’s edition of Wonder Women features classical double bassist Jane Little, a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for an astonishing 71 years.
Music is a language, and if you want to be a good communicator, you must be a good listener. We caught up with Danny Ziemann to learn about his background, how to get better ears, how to be a better teacher, and his new book.
Bassist John Regan, who performed with artists including Peter Frampton and Ace Frehley, has passed away at the age of 71. The news was shared in part by Frampton on Facebook, who remembered Regan as a dear friend.
Meet Omer Al-Katib (aka Omer Plays Bass), a bassist with 41 years of experience and an impressive collection. As you’ll see in his “superhero” response, he’s a pro’s pro.