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  • In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2015

    In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2015

    As we reflect on the musical highs of 2015, let us not forget those bassists we lost. Our community lost some of its brightest stars this year, but their musical legacies will never go away. Join us as we take a moment to remember the lives and legacies of the bass players we lost this... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Andrew Humphrey

    Reader Spotlight: Andrew Humphrey

    Our final reader spotlight of 2015 is here, and we get to share the story of bassist Andrew Humphrey. Andrew gets huge points for his gear list. Check it out, and the rest of his story… Bio: Humphrey, aka Hump Diddy Slap Slap or Hard Candy, is a versatile punk and metal bassist with over... »

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  • In Memoriam: Lemmy Kilmister

    In Memoriam: Lemmy Kilmister

    It’s another tough day in the bass world. Rock icon and bass legend Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, who fronted Motörhead since 1975, has died at the age of 70. The news was confirmed by the band’s Facebook page. “There is no easy way to say this,” the statement read. “Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away... »

  • In Memoriam: Terry Horbury

    In Memoriam: Terry Horbury

    Vardis bassist Terry Horbury has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 65 years old. The band announced his death on their Facebook page. “Many of his generation had their lives changed by music in the 1960s,” the statement read, “but Terry’s first Cream gig in ’67 started him down a path which... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Oskar Alex

    Reader Spotlight: Oskar Alex

    We first featured bassist Oskar Alex back in 2013, with his Dirty Loops inspired band, Alfons Åberg Fusion. Now we get to learn more about him. Oskar is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: A native of Stockholm, Oskar Alex has been studying music there for the past four... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Robert Harper

    Reader Spotlight: Robert Harper

    When it comes to funk, Los Angeles area bassist Robert Harper knows a thing or two – heavily influenced by such greats as Louis Johnson, Larry Graham, and Bootsy Collins. Robert grew up in the suburbs in a city called Carson where musical talent was in abundance and the avenues were wide open, participating in... »

  • Funky Kung Fu: An Interview with Chris DeAngelis

    Funky Kung Fu: An Interview with Chris DeAngelis

    As music progresses, genres have been blurring into wonderful collages of inspiration. One band that helps prove that point is Kung Fu, a band describes their songs as a “70’s funk-fusion meets modern dance party.” That party is anchored by monster bassist Chris DeAngelis. DeAngelis simultaneously draws from jazz, funk, hip-hop, and rock to create... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Leandro Kalén

    Reader Spotlight: Leandro Kalén

    While Leandro Kalén thinks in bass – thanks to his dad (also a bassist) – he covers a lot more ground. A multi-instrumentalist and producer, Leandro has performed with at least 50 acts in his 16 years playing bass. Leandro is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’ve played... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Frescia Belmar

    Reader Spotlight: Frescia Belmar

    Frescia Belmar has always been drawn to music, despite being part of what she describes as a “non-musical family”. The path to bass was not a quick one for her, but that eventually became her instrument of choice. Frescia is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s her story… Bio: Frescia Belmar is... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Carter Lee

    Reader Spotlight: Carter Lee

    Meet Carter Lee, a bassist who has covered a lot of ground – spanning Canada, Boston, NYC, Nashville and LA – and all focused around music. Carter is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of November 23rd, 2015. Here’s his story… Bio: I am a musician, husband, hockey fan and LA resident.... »