set it off duality

Set It Off Remove Bassist Austin Kerr Following Allegations Of Misconduct

Another week, another digital allegation made against a promising musician with a legion of underage fans. Yesterday, May 19, a blog post written by a young woman on Tumblr began circulating online. In it, the self-professed longtime Set It Off fan described multiple instances where bassist Austin Kerr made her, as well as her friends, […]


UTG INTERVIEW: Jonathan Hischke (Dot Hacker, The Sound of Animals Fighting)

Some bands are known for one musician, and some musicians end up known for only one band. Jonathan Hischke is not one of those musicians, and his current focus, Dot Hacker, is not one of those bands. The rock group, formed by studio musicians best known as members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and […]


The Summer Set’s Bassist Covers Ryan Adams

It’s sometimes easy to forget that the vocalist in a band isn’t always the only person in the group who can sing (or thinks they can sing anyway), but chances are, there’s a member of the group who also has a decent voice. Some people don’t like the limelight, and prefer to stick with their […]

Protest The Hero

Bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi Leaves Protest The Hero

April Fools’ Day is never really a great day for breaking news, but alas, the news doesn’t stop for the day of pranks. Back in October, Protest The Hero‘s bassist, Arif Mirabdolbaghi, dropped off the band’s tour at the time to work on an adaptation of a Dostoevsky piece. He hasn’t been on the road […]


Former Finch Bassist Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

Back in September, we were one of the first to notice that former Finch bassist Derek Doherty (pictured at far-right) admitted he was running a mortgage audit scam. Back on October 17, UTG had learned, Derek was sentenced to 15 months in prison for his crimes. From the Department of Justice: “DEREK DOHERTY was sentenced […]

Paz Lenchatin

Pixies Hire New Bassist, Expand World Tour

Pixies have announced the addition of their newest bassist with Paz Lenchantin entering the fold. Lenchantin has played with A Perfect Circle and Zwan in the past and becomes Pixies’ third bassist, but first not named Kim. Lenchantin replaces the recently departed Kim Shattuck, who replaced original bassist Kim Deal. Deal left the band earlier […]


Protest The Hero’s Bassist Drops Off Upcoming Tour

Protest The Hero are embarking on a tour to support their brand new album, Volition. They had recently found themselves a new drummer, and now they will have to temporarily work with a replacement for their bassist. He released a statement indicating that he will have to drop off the band’s upcoming tour to work […]

We The Kings

We The Kings’ Bassist Has Malignant Brain Tumor

Charles Trippy is the bass player of the pop outfit known as We The Kings. Yesterday he announced on his YouTube channel that he has a malignant brain tumor. I don’t know how to spell the exact classification of what he has, but in a nutshell it’s a tumor that is technically cancer, but is […]


65daysofstatic, Caspian, And TWIABP To Tour This November

The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have hopped on quite a few tours lately – Finch, Brand New, and The Front Bottoms come to mind. Now they’ll hop on Caspian’s first band without their recently deceased bassist, both supporting UK headliners 65daysofstatic. For some reason, TWIABP will […]


Former Finch Bassist Admits To Running A Mortgage Audit Scam

Temecula, California, 2002. Five young men in a band called Finch release What It Is To Burn to critical acclaim. Fast forward to St. Louis in 2013, and one of those men has long since been out of the band and is now admitting that he ran a mortgage audit scam. According to St. Louis […]


Caspian’s Bassist, Chris Friedrich, Is Dead

Caspian’s bass player, Chris Friedrich, died Sunday afternoon. The band posted a heartfelt message on Facebook earlier today, and our hearts are with them. What this means for the future of the band is unknown at this point in time; they have one gig on their schedule this month, which is a benefit for one […]


Former Eighteen Visions Bassist Mick Morris Passes Away

Under The Gun is saddened to learn today that former Eighteen Visions bass player Mick Morris passed away in his sleep Sunday (June 2) from a pre-existing heart condition. He was 35. A circulation of tweets from Morris’ family and friends have made their way around the internet and confirmed our thoughts initially. No other […]