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April 4, 2016

It’s been said there are as many ways to write a song as there are songwriters.

April 1, 2016

“Musicians need balance,” offers zen bassman Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes.

April 1, 2016

Ask Andy Cichon when he made the move to New York from his native Australia, and he’ll tell you exactly: April 9, 1997.

March 29, 2016

This month we introduce a new web-only series in which we ask various world class drummers their take on what we do and what they like. To k...

March 9, 2016

Megadeth had just begun preparing material for its follow-up to 2013’s Supercollider when word came that drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist ...

March 9, 2016

Consider for a moment bass guitar’s second wave: the deeply talented and acutely attuned crew that followed flush on the heels of low-end li...

March 9, 2016

“The #1 question I get from other bass players is, ‘How do you get away with playing so much?’” says Ethan Farmer.

March 9, 2016

“I cried tears of joy when I was in the audience watching Zappa Plays Zappa in 2006,” recalls Kurt Morgan, who in a fortuitous series of sub...

March 9, 2016

Bass players marvel at his tone and feel with the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, but Carlos Henriquez is searching for more.

February 19, 2016

For over 40 years, Graham Maby has shaped the Joe Jackson songbook from the ground up—a remarkable fingerboard feat when you consider the ra...


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