Bobby's Bassment: How I Met My Bass of Dreams, pt. 1
2/18/2014 7:13:00 PM
Bobby Vega is a world-class collector and vintage bass freak of the first order. The gear is real.
Robert DeLeo & Stone Temple Pilots Move on
2/18/2014 4:56:00 PM
AFTER A 21-YEAR RUN OF EXHILARATING CROWDS AND creating genre-spawning music that propelled them to success in the ’90s and made them legends of alternative, post-grunge rock in the 2000s, Stone Temple Pilots announced in February 2013 that they were permanently parting ways with troubled singer Scott Weiland.
Song & Dance: Eddie Gomez Reflects on a Stellar Career of Melody and Support
2/14/2014 4:49:00 PM
"It has to be singing, and it has to be dancing.”
Ariane Cap On Tapping into "Dear Prudence"
2/13/2014 7:40:00 PM
When Bass Player presented Solo Bass Night 5 at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California, Ariane Cap was captivating.
Bob Daisley: Just the Facts
2/13/2014 7:30:00 PM
Bob Daisley has the distinction of cocreating two of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time: Blizzard of Ozz [Jet, 1980] and Diary of a Madman [Jet, 1981], both with Ozzy Osbourne.
Cage the Elephant's Daniel Tichenor: Bass Uncaged
2/13/2014 5:08:00 PM
“COME A LITTLE CLOSER,” THE FIRST SINGLE FROM Cage The Elephant’s third album, Melophobia, is steered by the powerful bass of Daniel Tichenor.
The Avett Brrothers' Bob Crawford
2/13/2014 2:42:00 PM
IN LISTENING TO BOB CRAWFORD’S SKILLED indie-folk electric and upright lines on Magpie and the Dandelion, the new album by the Avett Brothers, it’s hard to imagine that he had never played the bass prior to joining the band in 2000 at age 30.
Outtakes: December 2013
12/4/2013 7:42:00 PM
The Boy scouts of Amerca have a motto.
Royal Salute: Johnny Christ & Avenged Sevenfold on "Hail to the King"
12/4/2013 2:16:00 PM
"So, who are your influences?'' It's a question that reads so platitudinous in music magazines that it feels hackneyed no matter how cleverly disguised.
Derrick Hodge: Living in Rhythm
12/3/2013 7:43:00 PM
WHEN DERRICK HODGE SET OUT TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF AS A MUSICIAN in Philadelphia, he knew that he never wanted to limit his scope to mastering just one thing.
Sole Man: Mike Visceglia in the Pit of "Kinky Boots"
12/3/2013 6:51:00 PM
Much like Kinky Boots’ arrival on Broadway— adapted from the 2005 film of the same name, and infused with an original score by rock queen Cyndi Lauper—Mike Visceglia didn’t travel the traditional route to the Great White Way.
Dallon Weekes: Modern Meets Vintage
12/3/2013 6:50:00 PM
Shortly after the release of its Sophomore album Pretty Odd in 2008, Panic!
Inside Outside Lands
10/29/2013 12:32:00 PM
ONCE REGARDED AS A SANDY WASTELAND AND A WORTHLESS STRETCH OF REAL ESTATE, San Francisco’s Outside Lands—much of it now preserved in the city’s Golden Gate Park—proved itself to be musically fertile ground in the 1960s, when its grassy patches absorbed the vibrations of Phil Lesh and the Grateful Dead, Jack Casady and Jefferson Airplane, Peter Albin and Big Brother & the Holding Company, and David Freiberg and Quicksilver Messenger Service.
Jamareo Artis: Mars Rover
10/29/2013 12:18:00 PM
FROM THE INSTANT HE FIRST PICKED UP THE BASS AT THE AGE OF 10, Jamareo Artis spent every bit of his youth gigging his way through the churches and music venues of North Carolina, all while studying music theory and everything from jazz to bluegrass.
Verdine White Keeps it Real on Earth, Wind & Fire's Latest
10/29/2013 11:18:00 AM
JAMES BROWN TAUGHT ALL BASS PLAYERS THE importance of “the one,” but few bassists have ever framed it like Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White.
Blues You Can Use - Willie Dixon: When "Wrong" is Right
John Goldsby's Jazz Concepts - A Sound for Sore Ears
Blues You Can Use - Big Mama Thornton: A Tale of Two Luthers
John Goldsby's Jazz Concepts - Two Basses Are Better Than One: Will & John's Silent Night
Blues You Can Use - John McVie: Mac Daddy
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