Are Vinyl Records “Officially” Back?

July 16, 2018 In a recent blog, I talked about the rise of bass players stepping up from the background and releasing their own solo albums, functioning as leader of the band. While observing the increase of this phenomenon, I also noticed the prevalence of new releases coming out on vinyl, sometimes exclusively.

Is It Harder To Be A Lefty Bass Player?

June 25, 2018 This week, I had a great conversation with long-time Billy Idol bass player Stephen McGrath, who told me all about growing up in Japan, not speaking English till he was around 6 or 7, studying engineering, working with Tom Petty and Babyface and lots more.

Bass Players As Band Leaders — Why Not?!

June 11, 2018 My interview with Tim Landers got me to thinking about all the bass-playing sidemen — and side women — who stepped up to the front, paving the way for the bass player to function as the bona fide Leader of the Band!

Here’s To All The Great Female Bassists

June 4, 2018 This week’s interview with Sick Puppies co-founder Emma Anzai inspired me to give a “shout out” to all the great female bassists who have provided us with so much fantastic music over the years!