Ben McKee, Imagine Dragons

Ben McKee of Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons is a bassist in a hugely enviable position. With his band selling out arenas across the planet, and their songs breaking records in an era when the music industry is in its death throes, McKee and his comrades are defeating the paradigm with ease

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John Taylor: Groove Master

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor reinvented the funk bass-line in the 1980s, and in the process became a pin-up for teenage pop fans’ bedroom walls. Three decades later, Dave Clarke talks to the great man about fame, fortune, Chic, Aria and his bestselling autobiography

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Tom Araya: Slay Ride

Two years on from founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s untimely passing, the band that defined thrash metal are back with a new album. Slayer singer and bassist Tom Araya tells Amit Sharma about his incredible four-string journey…

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Steve Lawson: Even Steven

Of the dozens of bass players who have appeared on the cover of this magazine since 2002, few can claim to have their own, truly individual voice. But that’s because Steve Lawson hasn’t been on there – until now

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Elixir Strings announces autumn events with Yolanda Charles

Elixir Strings has announced a couple of bass-tastic events to keep you entertained as the nights draw in…

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Gear review: Howling Wolf Slapkat 600

David Etheridge discovers a hand-built amp and cab from Slapkat which take a drastically new approach to bass sound

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Studio Talk: Wolfgang Van Halen

An occasional column in which an awesome bassist talks about his or her new album. This month: Wolfgang Van Halen of Tremonti and Van Halen

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Larry Graham returns to the Jazz Café

Larry Graham & Graham Central Station will be performing at the Jazz Café on 1-2 July 2015.

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Gear: Fusion Urban gig bag

Fusion’s Urban bass gig bag hits the test bench

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Gear review: DB Bass Embee and Elbee Cabinets range

Stuart Clayton road-tests DB’s new cabs. Turn it up, that man!

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