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In Memoriam: Josh Pappe
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Josh Pappe

Former D.R.I. bassist Josh Pappe has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 53 years old. The news was shared by his former bandmate Spike Cassidy on Facebook.

Death Atlas: An Interview with Olivier Pinard
Interviews

Death Atlas: An Interview with Olivier Pinard

Olivier Pinard has to be one of the hardest working bassists on the planet. Based in Montreal, he’s currently in the bands Cattle Decapitation, Vengeful, Akurion, and Cryptopsy. We caught up with him to get the scoop on his work, his background, and more.

In Memoriam: Joe Payne
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Joe Payne

Sad news to report today: bassist Joe Payne has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 35 years old. Payne was known for his technical ability in the death metal scene. He joined Nile in 2005 when he was 19 years old.

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Formations: An Interview with Paul Kowert
Interviews

Formations: An Interview with Paul Kowert

When Hawktail booked studio time for last year, their plan was to make an album of covers. Luckily for us listeners, they decided to pull together their own material for their new album. We caught up with bassist Paul Kowert to get the scoop.

Reader Spotlight: Udo Pannekeet
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Udo Pannekeet

Meet Udo Pannekeet, a bassist who spends his time performing with the prog-rock band, Focus, touring with other acts, and producing and engineering albums. Here’s his story...

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2019
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2019

At the end of each year, we take a look back at all the best it had to offer. We also take a moment to remember all the bassists who left us. Each one of them helped to shape the musical world, from pop to jazz to black metal. They may be gone, but their music will always live on.

In Memoriam: Elijah Nelson
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Elijah Nelson

Elijah Nelson of Seattle death metal band Black Breath has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 40 years old.

In Memoriam: Dave Riley
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Dave Riley

Bassist Dave Riley has passed away from throat and lung cancer. He was 59 years old. Riley first played with Static while also working as a sound engineer for bands like Parliament. In the ’80s, he joined Steve Albini’s punk rock band, Big Black.

Blue Basso: An Interview with Charlie Wooton
Interviews

Blue Basso: An Interview with Charlie Wooton

Charlie Wooton’s new album, “Blue Basso,” has several themes. First, it’s a blues record. Second, it’s a bit of an homage to his legendary bass. Finally, it carries the spirit of one of his heroes, Jaco Pastorius. We caught up with Wooton to get the scoop.

In Memoriam: Doug Lubahn
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Doug Lubahn

Doug Lubahn, who played bass on three albums by the Doors, has passed away. He was 71 years old. The band shared the news on their social media accounts.

Master Volume: An Interview with Teymur Phell
Interviews

Master Volume: An Interview with Teymur Phell

Teymur Phell has worked with a long list of the top jazz musicians. Now he’s released his debut album, “Master Volume.” We caught up with him to get the scoop on the album, how he swings on electric, and what technique stuck with him from a bass legend.

Reader Spotlight: Craig Martini
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Craig Martini

Meet Craig Martini, a bassist with quite an impressive resume of touring, recording, and performing with many well-known musicians. Here’s his story…