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  • In Memoriam: Larry Sims

    In Memoriam: Larry Sims

    Bassist/vocalist Larry Sims, who was an original member of Loggins & Messina, has passed away of undisclosed causes. Bandleader Jim Messina broke the news on his Facebook page. “I was awakened this morning with a phone call that Larry Sims has passed away. As most of you know Larry was the original bass player and... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Russ Rodgers

    Reader Spotlight: Russ Rodgers

    Meet Russ Rodgers, an accomplished bassist and teacher with a career spanning more than 30 years. Pretty cool when you can claim Adam Nitti and Todd Smallie as your students, and Russ has also studied under some top notch bassists as well. Russ is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of December... »

  • Back to the Shack: An Interview with Scott Shriner

    Back to the Shack: An Interview with Scott Shriner

    Weezer fans have rejoiced at the band’s latest release Everything Will Be Alright In The End for many reasons. It’s the group’s first release since 2010’s Hurley, which ended a prolific period of releasing an album every year. It’s also a return to the early sound that earned them a diehard following. Lead singer Rivers... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Daniel Boland

    Reader Spotlight: Daniel Boland

    Meet Daniel Boland. Daniel learned to play eight different instruments before realizing bass was his calling. His story is a touching one – and one we found easy to select as this week’s reader spotlight. Bio: It was roughly 14 years ago that my mother got diagnosed with a terminal illness. Being just a kid,... »

  • In Memoriam: Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso

    In Memoriam: Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso

    Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso of the Canadian Celtic punk band The Mahones has passed away. The cause of death has not been announced. Mancuso was with the band off and on since 2012 and played on their albums Angels & Devils and A Great Night On The Lash: Live in Italy. Prior to his time in... »

  • The Process: An Interview with Bill Laswell

    The Process: An Interview with Bill Laswell

    Being on the cutting edge of music in itself is no easy task, but Bill Laswell has been doing it for over three decades. A man of many hats, Laswell has been pushing the boundaries of music as a bassist, a producer, an engineer, and a record label owner. While he’s worked in nearly every... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Nelson Montana

    Reader Spotlight: Nelson Montana

    Meet Nelson Montana, a musician who plays eleven instruments in total. But thankfully, he claims the bass as his primary one. While he started out on other instruments, he said he fell in love with the bass, “the feel, the sound, and the majesty of it.” We dig that. Nelson also has some great thoughts... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Michele della Malva

    Reader Spotlight: Michele della Malva

    Meet Michele della Malva, a bass player who hopes to play for 1,000 years. Michele’s dad got him his start with music and playing, and though it was the wrong instrument (guitar), it paved the way for Michele to find the bass. Michele keeps busy playing in a variety of bands and is wrapping up... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Linus Abrahamson

    Reader Spotlight: Linus Abrahamson

    Meet Linus Abrahamson, a musician from Sweden who never seems to sit still and has certainly accomplished quite a lot in his musical career: three separate projects happening right now (with his fourth on hiatus due to “people having babies”), a double master’s degree in music education, and more. Linus is No Treble’s reader in... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Valerio “Fluido” Celentano

    Reader Spotlight: Valerio “Fluido” Celentano

    Meet Valerio “Fluido” Celentano, a bassist who was born in Italy but has made his way to New York City in pursuit of his musical career. Valerio is quite the character, as you’ll soon see. I’m not sure I’ve met a person here who has even close to the musical interests as he does –... »