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  • Reader Spotlight: Zach Fowler

    Reader Spotlight: Zach Fowler

    Meet Zach Fowler, a bassist living and working in Nashville. Zach got his start on bass thanks to his parents, who bought him a bass for Christmas as a kid, and decided since they spent the money, he should probably give it a shot. The rest is history. Zach is this week’s No Treble reader... »

  • In Memoriam: Holger Czukay

    In Memoriam: Holger Czukay

    Holger Czukay, who co-founded and played bass in the experimental rock band Can, has died from unknown causes. He was 79 years old. Czukay was born in what is now Gdańsk, Poland in 1938. He worked at a radio repair shop where he became interested in electrical engineering and the sound of radio broadcasts. This... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Colin Nee

    Reader Spotlight: Colin Nee

    Meet Colin Nee, a bassist who works by day in a job he says is “not rock & roll,” but manages to make time for music on nights and weekends. Among his musical life, Colin performs in a Johnny Cash tribute band, who regularly plays in a former prison. How cool is that? Colin is... »

  • 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... »

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  • 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... »