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In Memoriam: Brent Young
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Brent Young

Former Trivium bassist Brent Young has died of undisclosed causes. He was 37 years old. Young was in Trivium from 2001 to 2004 and was replaced by the group’s current bassist, Paolo Gregoletto.

In Memoriam: Mark Stone
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Mark Stone

Mark Stone, the original bassist for Van Halen, has passed away after a battle with cancer. The news was shared by his brother, Brad, on Instagram.

Curation, Pt. 1: An Interview with Brent Rademaker
Interviews

Curation, Pt. 1: An Interview with Brent Rademaker

Today we’re kicking off a four-part interview series on the bassist’s role in a band. Through this, we’ll get a feel for how each of the four bassists views their role, their advice for other players, and more. Here’s Part 1, with Brent Rademaker.

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Reader Spotlight: Francisco Javier
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Francisco Javier

Meet Francisco Javier, who has had a long and windy road down the musical path. Francisco began playing bass at an early age, putting it down, and picking it up again 30 years after. Here’s his story...

An Interview with Rebecca Johnson
Interviews

An Interview with Rebecca Johnson

Even though she can cite all of her influences from the funk, soul, and R&B masters, Rebecca Johnson has a groove all of her own. We caught up with Johnson to talk about her playing, recording gigs, and finding the people you want to play with.

In Memoriam: Gary Peacock
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Gary Peacock

Another master of our instrument has passed away. Jazz bassist Gary Peacock died peacefully at his home on September 4th, according to a statement from his family. He was 85 years old.

In Memoriam: Ian Mitchell
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Ian Mitchell

Former Bay City Rollers bassist Ian Mitchell has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 62 years old. The band shared the news on the band’s Facebook page.

Bass is My Medicine: Four Bass Players With Disabilities Reflect on Their Experiences
Interviews

Bass is My Medicine: Four Bass Players With Disabilities Reflect on Their Experiences

Learning to play bass is a challenge, but for some people, that challenge is made greater by disability. Tim Fletcher spoke to four bass players to get some insight into how different disabilities impact on learning, playing, and gigging.

In Memoriam: Rinat Ibragimov
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Rinat Ibragimov

Double bassist Rinat Ibragimov, who long served as principal bassist of the London Symphony Orchestra, has passed away. He was 60 years old. The news was shared in part by the LSO, who shared a short tribute to him.

In Memoriam: Carl Dufrene
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Carl Dufrene

Carl Dufrene, bassist for the North Mississippi Allstars and Anders Osborne, has passed away from undisclosed causes. The news was announced on the North Mississippi Allstars Instagram page.

Whoosh!: An Interview with Roger Glover
Interviews

Whoosh!: An Interview with Roger Glover

Deep Purple has released “Whoosh!”, which marks the legendary rock band’s 21st studio album. We caught up with Roger Glover, who told us all about the new album, how he’s keeping busy, and why he never gets tired of playing “Smoke on the Water”.

In Memoriam: Pete Way
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Pete Way

Pete Way, who founded the English rock band UFO, has passed away. He was 69 years old. The news was shared in a press release on his official website.