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  • In Memoriam: Glenn Cornick

    In Memoriam: Glenn Cornick

    Glenn Cornick, the original bassist for Jethro Tull, passed away on August 29th, reportedly of congestive heart failure. He was 67. Cornick appeared on Jethro Tull’s first three albums, This Was (1968), Stand Up (1969) and Benefit (1970). He left the group during the early recording sessions for Aqualung. Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson broke... »

  • In Memoriam: Tim “Rawbiz” Williams

    In Memoriam: Tim “Rawbiz” Williams

    Tim “Rawbiz” Williams, who played with artists from Toni Braxton to Suicidal Tendencies, has passed away. Suicidal Tendencies announced the new on their Facebook page. “It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassists Tim “Rawbiz” Williams,” the band wrote. “Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Luke “JaFFer” Ferguson

    Reader Spotlight: Luke “JaFFer” Ferguson

    Meet Luke “JaFFer” Ferguson, a bassist from Australia who followed in his father’s footsteps as a bassist, but it was a different sort of beginning for him than you might imagine. We love JaFFer’s story – he’s living the dream. JaFFer is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of August 25, 2014.... »

  • Out of the Black: An Interview with Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr

    Out of the Black: An Interview with Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr

    Sometimes great things come in small packages. That’s true in the case of Royal Blood, a British rock duo that gets a gargantuan sound that rivals four or five-piece bands. One of the key ingredients to that sound is the massive bass tone delivered by Mike Kerr. Kerr started Royal Blood with drummer Ben Thatcher... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Scott Varney

    Reader Spotlight: Scott Varney

    Meet Scott Varney, a solo bassist who has a great “how I got started” story, and one who is doing his thing across various venues around his home in Williamsburg. Scott is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of August 18, 2014. Bio: I am a solo bassist singer songwriter who... »

  • In Memoriam: Billy Rath

    In Memoriam: Billy Rath

    Billy Rath, bassist for classic punk band Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, has passed away after a long illness. He was 66. Rath joined the New York-based Heartbreakers in 1976, replacing original bassist Richard Hell. He was featured on the band’s only studio album, L.A.M.F, which caught the attention of the Sex Pistols. The band... »

  • Profiles in Tone: Francis “Rocco” Prestia

    Profiles in Tone: Francis “Rocco” Prestia

    Rocco Prestia has been making the world dance since 1965 when he first joined Tower of Power. His infectious and distinctive 16th note groove became a foundation of fingerstyle funk bass playing that innumerable bassists have been trying to master for decades. Prestia was born and raised in California, where he got into music at... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jason Rungapadiachy

    Reader Spotlight: Jason Rungapadiachy

    Meet Jason Rungapadiachy, musician who has been playing bass for more than two decades, starting with one of the best “why I started” stories we’ve heard. As you read Jason’s story, you’ll see he’s an accomplished player with a great attitude. And I bet you’ll laugh pretty hard too. He’s a pretty hilarious guy. Jason... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Greg Gohde

    Reader Spotlight: Greg Gohde

    Meet Greg Gohde – a man we’d love to refer to as a bassist, but it looks like it the instrument has strings, Greg plays it. Something else we noticed about Greg – he has a lot of photos of him rocking a No Treble t-shirt. That doesn’t sway us one way or another, but... »

  • Stories Behind the Song: Bob Glaub

    Stories Behind the Song: Bob Glaub

    Bob Glaub’s resume reads like a who’s who of pop and rock royalty. He’s done session work and toured with artists including John Lennon, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Donna Summer, Stevie Nicks, Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young), Warren Zevon, John Fogerty, and Leonard Cohen, to name... »