NEWS from Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) and Bass Player magazine (US & Worldwide)
Our new issue of the magazine features an in depth look at John [Deacon] and his career with Queen and is the first such feature since Bassist magazine did something similar back in 1996. We’ve gone into some detail, both Roger and Brian are aware of the feature and Brian gave us a quote while they were in Las Vegas.
It can be purchased over the next four weeks from WH Smiths here in the UK and online at the following link from today: MyFavouriteMagazines: https://bit.ly/2QW0feb
Published 16th October
BGM celebrates the understated virtuosity of Queen’s bassist John Deacon, taking a close look at the quiet genius’s catalogue, gear and techniques. We also bring you the awe-inspiring Meshell Ndegeocello, two award-winning Lisas (Mann and Dodd), and Prince’s sometime bassist Mark Brown, who relates choice bass advice from the late maestro himself. Heading into the mosh pit, we’ve got bassists from Soulfly and You Me At Six, and on top of even that we welcome Jools Holland’s bassist Dave Swift for his second column, devour wisdom from Bass Player’s founding editor Jim Roberts and sit down with the great Steve Bailey, Chair of the Bass Department at Berklee College of Music. Add in a ton of reviews and tutorials and you’ve got a world of beautiful bass.
“John Deacon was and remains the most restrained member of Queen, allowing his bass to do the talking while the other, larger personalities took over the limelight. Indeed, since the premature departure of Queen singer Freddie Mercury in 1991, Deacon has been largely silent, choosing in recent years to live his life entirely out of the public eye. That doesn’t stop us saluting his huge contribution to our world, though, and here we take a close look at the great man’s catalogue, gear and techniques. I’m especially pleased that Queen’s two other members, Brian May and Roger Taylor, officially approve of this month’s cover feature, and believe me, this issue will be winging its way to Queen HQ the moment it comes out.”
Joel McIver, Editor