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  • In Memoriam: Greg Lake

    In Memoriam: Greg Lake

    More sad news to report today: bass and prog-rock legend Greg Lake has died after a long bout with cancer. The King Crimson and ELP founder was 69 years old. Lake was born in the town of Poole in England in 1947 and picked up the guitar at 12. During their school years, he became... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jono Burgess

    Reader Spotlight: Jono Burgess

    We’ve featured a couple of videos by Jono Burgess and his duo, Bravo Victor. Now we get to learn more about him. Jono is a third generation bassist in his family, so he said: “it was bound to happen eventually.” He’s this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I grew up in... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Adi Thompson

    Reader Spotlight: Adi Thompson

    Meet Adi Thompson, who switched originally switched to bass after joining a band with three guitarists. He never looked back. Adi is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Originally from Lincolnshire, I moved to Norfolk 20+ years ago after playing in numerous bands. Location: Kings Lynn Norfolk United Kingdom... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Robert (Bob) Letourneux

    Reader Spotlight: Robert (Bob) Letourneux

    Meet Robert Letourneux, a bassist for the past 9 years or so following a few decades of playing guitar. He can be found playing around Central Massachusetts in a Tom Petty tribute band and having a lot of fun. Bob is this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I was born in... »

  • Think Free: An Interview with Ben Allison

    Think Free: An Interview with Ben Allison

    Ben Allison has had several names for his various bands, but Think Free may be one of the most apropos to his creative style. The bassist/composer crafts adventurous songs that defy simple categorization or labeling. He’s also a free-thinker in terms of forging his career path. After years of working for a record label, he... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Bill Clements

    Reader Spotlight: Bill Clements

    To say Bill Clements is an inspiration would be an understatement. A bassist for over 30 years, Bill lost part of his arm in an industrial accident in 1989. But that didn’t stop him. He’s continued to play and inspire people ever since. Bill is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his... »

  • The Last Hero: An Interview with Brian Marshall

    The Last Hero: An Interview with Brian Marshall

    Alter Bridge’s fifth studio album, , is a continuation of the band’s heavy-yet-melodic style. That sound is anchored by the thick bass work of Brian Marshall. The bassist, along with guitarist Mark Tremonti and drummer Scott “Flip” Philips, was a founding member of Creed before forming Alter Bridge in 2004. Vocalist Myles Kennedy rounds out... »

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  • In Memoriam: Victor Bailey

    In Memoriam: Victor Bailey

    It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that bass legend Victor Bailey has passed away from complications with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. He was 56 years old. Bailey was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania into a musical family. His father, Morris Bailey Jr., was a composer, arranger and saxophonist that wrote songs for R&B artists... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Calum Craig

    Reader Spotlight: Calum Craig

    Meet Calum Craig, once a classical guitarist who saw the light and switched to bass. Calum is part of a multi-national band known as Frontierer. He’s this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m from Edinburgh in Scotland. I played in a few bands at home before I moved to Spain three... »

  • In Memoriam: Bob Cranshaw

    In Memoriam: Bob Cranshaw

    Sad news to report today: bass legend Bob Cranshaw has passed away after battling stage 4 cancer. He was 83. Born in Evanston, Illinois in 1932, Cranshaw picked up the bass in high school. He played in several groups in his youth, eventually starting his more than a 50-year musical relationship with saxophonist Sonny Rollins... »