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May 3, 2016

Harkening back to his mid-2000s emergence with John McLaughlin and Chick Corea, Hadrien Feraud has likely elicited more jaw-drops and head-s...

May 3, 2016

“What would Flea do?” Funny enough, that thought informed David Supica’s propulsive hook on the single “Heavy Hammer,” a barrelhouse rocker ...

May 3, 2016

From the powerful bass tone on 1964’s “You Really Got Me” to their last album, 1993’s Phobia [Columbia], smart low end has always been an im...

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.


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