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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.

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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.

Reunions: An Interview With Jimbo Hart
Interviews

Reunions: An Interview With Jimbo Hart

From the first notes of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit’s new album “Reunions”, it’s clear it is a deep experience. In this interview, we talk with bassist Jimbo Hart on how he gets that perfect old school tone, growing up in Muscle Shoals, and more.

Sense of Groove: An Interview with Juliaplaysgroove
Interviews

Sense of Groove: An Interview with Juliaplaysgroove

Tim Fletcher took some time to chat to nineteen-year-old Polish bassist Juliaplaysgroove, and she talks about her inspirations, her famous fans, and her aims for the future.

In Memoriam: John McKenzie
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: John McKenzie

John McKenzie, who played with a wide range of artists, has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 64 years old. Record producer John Reynolds shared the news on social media.

Resonate: An Interview with Erick “Jesus” Coomes
Interviews

Resonate: An Interview with Erick “Jesus” Coomes

Lettuce is dropping its new album, “Resonate”, on May 8th, and we caught up with Erick “Jesus” Coomes a couple of weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic. He gave us the scoop on dealing with the quarantine, the album, and what it was like working with Dr. Dre.

In Memoriam: Henry Grimes
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Henry Grimes

We’re sad to report the passing of another legendary musician. Jazz and avant-garde bassist Henry Grimes has passed away of COVID-19 complications. He was 84 years old.

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.