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  • Dawn of the Dregs: An Interview With Andy West

    Dawn of the Dregs: An Interview With Andy West

    Last year one of the biggest surprises for music lovers was the announcement that the original members of the Dixie Dregs would be reuniting for a tour. That lineup includes guitarist Steve Morse, violinist Allen Sloan, drummer Rod Morgenstein, keyboardist Steve Davidowski, and – of course – bassist Andy West. West co-founded the band with... »

  • Pawn and Prophecy: An Interview with Mike LePond

    Pawn and Prophecy: An Interview with Mike LePond

    Symphony X bassist Mike LePond is gearing up to release his second album with his solo project, Silent Assassins, and it’s a beast of an album. Pawn and Prophecy is an eight-song adventure leading listeners through the bassist’s favorite literature. Songs vary in story from Greek mythology to literature like H.P. Lovecraft. The masterpiece of... »

  • Elevator Man: An Interview with Lorenzo Feliciati

    Elevator Man: An Interview with Lorenzo Feliciati

    Like much of his music, Italian bassist and composer Lorenzo Feliciati’s new album, , blends his loves of jazz and rock together in an amazing and eclectic way. However, the new release has a decidedly prog-rock flavor that evokes the likes of King Crimson and Allan Holdsworth while remaining entirely fresh. That’s not an accident.... »

  • Back To The Start: An Interview With Bruce Thomas

    Back To The Start: An Interview With Bruce Thomas

    We know that many No Treble readers are big fans of Bruce Thomas of The Attractions, as the recent transcriptions of his bass lines have been popular features. So it’s good to hear that he’s been in the studio again. He has recorded a new album called in collaboration with singer-songwriter Spencer Brown, with ten... »

  • Remember The Story: An Interview with Scott Reeder

    Remember The Story: An Interview with Scott Reeder

    The Los Angeles-based metal outfit Fireball Ministry is back with their fifth studio album. Remember The Story, which is their first since their 2010 self-titled release, is also the first to feature the monster bass work of Scott Reeder. Reeder was 25 when he joined the recently reformed The Obsessed, with whom he recorded two... »

  • The Blood of Gods: An Interview With Beefcake The Mighty

    The Blood of Gods: An Interview With Beefcake The Mighty

    Prepare yourselves, you puny humans. Gwar is making their triumphant return on October 20th with The Blood of Gods, an 11-track album chronicling the band’s history of war against the creatures of Earth. If you’ve never seen the Richmond, Virginia-based band, their on-stage antics may come as a shock. The group portrays an elite fighting... »

  • Off Beat: An Interview with Katie Thiroux

    Off Beat: An Interview with Katie Thiroux

    Bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux is having a good year, to put it mildly. She just spent the summer in residence at Quincy Jones’s new jazz club in Dubai, and her sophomore album, , was released in August. Now she’s supporting the album with a U.S. trek followed by a tour of Denmark. Produced by... »

  • Smoke On This: An Interview With Rex Brown

    Smoke On This: An Interview With Rex Brown

    Rex Brown has traveled the globe playing bass in some of the world’s greatest metal bands, but that’s only one facet to his musicality. Now fans are able to hear another side of the musician on his debut solo album, entitled Smoke On This. The record draws on Brown’s early influences from the ’70s and... »

  • The Revolution: An Interview with BrownMark

    The Revolution: An Interview with BrownMark

    A Minneapolis native, BrownMark has always known what it means to be funky. The bassist cut his teeth in the musically rich city before being picked up by the one and only Prince in 1981 for his 1981 Controversy tour. The bassist held his own and was featured on the albums Around the World In... »

  • Unify: An Interview with Billy Sherwood

    Unify: An Interview with Billy Sherwood

    When Billy Sherwood first formed the band World Trade with Guy Allison, Bruce Gowdy, and Mark T. Williams in 1988, he probably didn’t know that it would help lead him to his current musical situation. The band’s demos caught the ear of Yes’s Chris Squire, leading the two to work together throughout the years. The... »