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  • Reader Spotlight: Lyndsey Torrez

    Reader Spotlight: Lyndsey Torrez

    We’ve featured more than a few readers here who have super cool parents. Add Lyndsey Torrez to the list (thanks to his dad). Lyndsey is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of March 30th, 2015. Bio: I hail from Austin, TX but live in College Station, TX. I have spent a... »

  • In Memoriam: Scott Clendenin

    In Memoriam: Scott Clendenin

    Scott Clendenin, who played bass with Death, has passed away at the age of 47. A cause of death has not been released, though former band manager Eric Greif stated he had been facing health challenges. Clendenin joined the band in 1996 and was featured on 1998’s The Sound of Perseverance. The bassist continued with... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Johannes Ossi

    Reader Spotlight: Johannes Ossi

    Meet Johannes Ossi, one of many bassists who started out first on guitar, before finding his love with the lower end of the spectrum. Johannes keeps busy with a post-grunge band, and thinks of bass in the way many would say is the mark of a true bassist. He’s the No Treble reader in the... »

  • Hammer and Tongs: An Interview with Frankie Poullain

    Hammer and Tongs: An Interview with Frankie Poullain

    Nearly three years after their last release, over-the-top rock band The Darkness has announced that their fourth album, Last of Our Kind, will be dropping on June 1st. The record sees the band return in epic fashion with ten new songs filled with tales of battle, love, and struggle. Of course, the whole album is... »

  • Reader Spotlight: David Hogeboom

    Reader Spotlight: David Hogeboom

    Meet David Hogeboom, who started playing bass in high school before selling it as he left for college. But the bass wouldn’t be out of his life for good… each time he set it down, he ended up finding an opportunity to come back. David has two important jobs as far as I can tell... »

  • In Memoriam: Andy Fraser

    In Memoriam: Andy Fraser

    Andy Fraser, bassist and founding member of the ’60s rock band Free, has passed away at 62. Although a cause of death has not been released, Fraser had recently been battling AIDS and cancer. Fraser was born in London in 1952 and began music studies on piano at the tender age of five. He switched... »

  • In Memoriam: Mike Porcaro

    In Memoriam: Mike Porcaro

    Mike Porcaro, who played bass for the seminal rock band Toto, has passed away after a long battle with ALS. He was 59 years old. Porcaro came from a musical family. His father is jazz drummer Joe Porcaro, and he is the middle brother of drummer Jeff Porcaro and keyboardist Steve Porcaro. Though Mike played... »

  • Consider the Source: An Interview with John Ferrara

    Consider the Source: An Interview with John Ferrara

    As we become more connected, a deeper mixing of culture and ideas is creating some innovative music. One example is Consider the Source, and a style they call “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”. Check out our interview with bassist John Ferrara, who talks about that and more »

  • Reader Spotlight: Graham McLachlan

    Reader Spotlight: Graham McLachlan

    Meet Graham McLachlan a bassist who also plays Chapman Stick on a very cool gig – Blue Man Group Chicago. Not only that, Graham’s gear list gave me a serious case of GAS. Graham also plays bass in Electric Hawk – a band he describes as “an instrumental, prog/mathy, heavy band”. He’s the No Treble... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Iain Hodges

    Reader Spotlight: Iain Hodges

    We’ve featured many versatile musicians as part of the Reader Spotlight series. Iain Hodges matches up well with all of them. Starting on violin at the age of 3, he eventually migrated to the electric bass, playing everything from metal to funk to jazz – and more. Iain has at least two claims to fame... »