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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Jason Newsted Returns to His Thrash-Metal Roots
10/29/2013 9:37:00 AM
AFTER STEPPING OUT FROM THE METALLICA SPOTLIGHT, JASON NEWSTED RETURNS TO HIS THRASH -METAL ROOTS WITH HIS OWN BAND AND A NEW BRAND OF HEAVY
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Emma Anzai: Connect Three
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
“WHEN YOU’RE PLANNING IN A 3-PIECE BAND, you’ve got to make each instrument count,” says Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies.
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Henry Skipper Franklin: Prime Mover
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
HENRY FRANKLIN KICKED OFF HIS CAREER by playing with Roy Ayers in high school, eventually spending a year with Willie Bobo in New York while gigging with Archie Shepp and Roswell Rudd on the side.
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Outtakes: October 2013
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the past 20-plus years with BASS PLAYER, Art Director and photographer Paul Haggard has accumulated a shelf full of broken cameras and some dusty memories.
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Deep Duo: Dumpstaphunk' Tony Hall & Nick Daniels Spread The Dirty Word
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
“DUMPSTAPHUNK PLAYS SOUL MUSIC OF ALL STYLES,” SAYS TONY HALL, “BUT because of the name, some people are afraid we’re going to play all funk all night.”
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The Andrew Gouche Way
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
MOMENTS AFTER ARRIVING FROM A LONG MORNING flight from Chicago, Andrew Gouche steps into his Los Angeles home studio for a bit of work before spending an afternoon with his family and then hopping on a plane back to the Midwest.
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Purple Reign: Roger Glover Asserts His Rock Relevance in the Ageless Deep Purple
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
HE COLOR PURPLE IS INDELIBLY DYED INTO the founding fibers of hard rock.
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Greg Smith: Nuge Nudging
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
FROM HIS FIRST PROFESSIONAL GIG IN 1983— with late Plasmatics frontwoman Wendy O. Williams—to his recent stint playing bass for Billy Joel at the 12/12/12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert, Greg Smith has epitomized the term “working musician.”
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Pete Wentz: After the Fall
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
AFTER A LONG AND TURBULENT RISE TO undeniable success, capsized by controversy and a broken public image, Pete Wentz announced in 2009 that Fall Out Boy was going on indefinite hiatus, while stating that he believed “the world needed a little less Pete Wentz.”
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