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Reader Spotlight: Joanna Smith
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Joanna Smith

Meet Joanna Smith, a bassist who plays both electric and double bass, and has now for two decades. Here’s her story...

In Memoriam: Douglas Grigsby
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Douglas Grigsby

Bassist and music director Douglas Grigsby has passed away from complications following a stroke he had in September. He was 57 years old.

In Memoriam: Jim Stinnett
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Jim Stinnett

It’s a sad day in the bass community. World-renowned bassist and educator Jim Stinnett has passed away after suffering a heart attack. The news was confirmed by his family via Facebook.

In Memoriam: Tim Bogert
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Tim Bogert

Tim Bogert, whose playing in Vanilla Fudge influenced a generation of bassists, has died at the age of 76. An official statement has not been released, but Bogert was reportedly battling cancer.

In Memoriam: Eugene Wright
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Eugene Wright

Another giant of the bass has left us. Eugene Wright, whose playing anchored the great Dave Brubeck Quartet, passed away on December 30, 2020. He was 97 years old.

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2020
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2020

As 2020 finally draws to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the members of the bass community we lost this year. From rock pioneers to funk icons to visionary luthiers, their work helped to define the shape of music.

In Memoriam: Jason Slater
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Jason Slater

Jason Slater, who helped form Third Eye Blind, has passed away from liver failure. He was 49 years old. His daughter Alyssa confirmed the news.

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In Memoriam: Sean Malone
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Sean Malone

Cynic bassist Sean Malone has passed away at the age of 50. A cause of death has not been revealed. The news was broken by Cynic vocalist Paul Masvidal on his Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Ron Mathewson
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Ron Mathewson

British jazz bassist Ron Mathewson has passed away after contracting COVID-19. He 76 years old. The news was shared on social media and on LondonJazzNews.com, where Dave Holland paid tribute to him.

Reluctant Hero: An Interview with Troy Sanders
Interviews

Reluctant Hero: An Interview with Troy Sanders

The idea of a metal all-star group can be hard to pull off. However, Killer Be Killed has once again proven just how perfect it can be with their second album, “Reluctant Hero”. We caught up with Troy Sanders to get the scoop on that and more.

In Memoriam: Bones Hillman
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bones Hillman

It’s another hard day for the bass world. Midnight Oil bassist Bones Hillman has passed away after a fight with cancer. He was 62 years old. The news was announced by the band’s Facebook page.

Reader Spotlight: Jordan Hepburn
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Jordan Hepburn

Meet Jordan Hepburn, a bassist from Scotland, who originally started on guitar before making the switch to bass. Later, he took a break from music but returned with a bang, recording solo bass pieces, traditional Scottish music, and more. Here’s his story...