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  • In Memoriam: Todd Honeycutt

    In Memoriam: Todd Honeycutt

    Sad news to report today: Enfold Darkness bassist Todd Honeycutt has died by suicide. He was 30 years old. The band made the announcement on their Facebook page. “Our brother Todd, who performed on our latest album, has taken his own life,” the statement read. “I wish that we could give you a better sounding... »

  • In Memoriam: Walter Becker

    In Memoriam: Walter Becker

    It’s another tough day in the music world. Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker has died at the age of 67. A cause of death was not announced. Fellow Steely Dan songwriter Donald Fagen paid tribute to him in a piece for Rolling Stone: “Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since... »

  • 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... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Stefan Sandman

    Reader Spotlight: Stefan Sandman

    Meet Stefan Sandman, a musician who started on guitar before switching to bass to be like his dad. Stefan is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you can be next). Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a musician who enjoys wearing the hats of performer, teacher, and session player. The bass has been my... »

  • 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... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jesse Baumgartner

    Reader Spotlight: Jesse Baumgartner

    Meet Jesse Baumgartner, a bassist who can thank two people for his love for bass and music. One was his own father, and another was the father of a friend, who gave him some music that started him on his path. Jesse is this week’s reader in the spotlight (you can be next!) Here’s his... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Gregory Johnson

    Reader Spotlight: Gregory Johnson

    Meet Gregory Johnson, who first fell in love with the bass guitar thanks to a Fender Precision back in 1977 and has been on a musical journey ever since. Gregory is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I got serious about playing bass in 2014, and in 2016 I... »

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  • 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... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Gaines Cooper

    Reader Spotlight: Gaines Cooper

    Meet Gaines Cooper, a bassist-turned-guitarist-turned-bassist who got his start when he was 10 years old. He now stays busy playing in two bands. Gaines is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: The first thing I ever learned on bass was when I was 10. After that, I started playing... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Omar Harb

    Reader Spotlight: Omar Harb

    Meet Omar Harb, a busy bassist who attended Berklee, has played and recorded with hundreds of international projects, and is heard as the bassist on the Arabic version of “The Voice.” Omar is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a professional bass player who graduated from Berklee College... »