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  • Reader Spotlight: Zach Suter

    Reader Spotlight: Zach Suter

    Meet Zach Suter a musician with a very touching story on what music means to him. Early in his musical journey, Zach played cello before turning to the "cool" instrument - the bass. Zach is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of February 17, 2014. Bio: I have been playing music… »

  • Mumford and Sons Bassist Ted Dwane Hospitalized

    Mumford and Sons Bassist Ted Dwane Hospitalized

    Mumford and Sons have postponed three headlining shows this week after bassist Ted Dwane was hospitalized while on their current tour. “Our friend and bandmate Ted has been feeling unwell for a few days, and yesterday he was taken to a hospital to receive emergency treatment,” the band stated on their Facebook page. “The scans… »

  • Eric Avery Quits Nine Inch Nails

    Eric Avery Quits Nine Inch Nails

    Photo by acidpolly Eric Avery has announced he’s parting ways with the newly revamped Nine Inch Nails, citing exhaustion from touring with Garbage. The band, whose lineup was unveiled in late February by creator Trent Reznor, has not named a replacement. “It’s with very mixed emotions I tell you all that I’m pulling out of… »

  • Nikki Sixx Selling Stage-Played Basses from Motley Crue Concerts

    Nikki Sixx Selling Stage-Played Basses from Motley Crue Concerts

    Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is offering fans a chance to buy his stage-played basses from the band’s current and upcoming North American tours. Each night of the tour, Sixx will play one of his signature Schecter basses for the concert. Fans that buy the bass will get to have a meet-and-greet with Sixx before… »

  • Jefferson Starship’s Pete Sears Reunited with Custom Bass After 35 Years

    Jefferson Starship’s Pete Sears Reunited with Custom Bass After 35 Years

    Any musician will tell you that stealing an instrument is one of the worst things you can do to someone. The bass community has seen its fair share of famous instruments gone missing, but fortunately we can report one more that’s found its way home. Former Jefferson Starship bassist Pete Sears took to his Facebook… »

  • Rocco Prestia Facing Health Issues, Needs Kidney Transplant

    Rocco Prestia Facing Health Issues, Needs Kidney Transplant

    Rocco Prestia is facing serious health issues again, according to reports shared on Tower of Power’s website and Facebook page. The bassist, who is famed for his unique 16th note finger-style funk playing, is in need of a kidney transplant. “As you know, our beloved Rocco Prestia has been a part of Tower of Power… »

  • Paul McCartney Reportedly Recorded a New Song with Nirvana Members for Upcoming Album

    Paul McCartney Reportedly Recorded a New Song with Nirvana Members for Upcoming Album

    There's some buzz building on the web about another collaboration between Paul McCartney and Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, thanks to a news item from The Macca Report. The report suggests the musicians got together for one of the tracks from McCartney's upcoming and yet-to-be-titled album. The Macca Report's Jorie Gracen… »

  • Marcus Miller Selling Personal Basses For UNESCO Project

    Marcus Miller Selling Personal Basses For UNESCO Project

    Just when you thought Marcus Miller couldn’t get any cooler, he tops himself. The legendary bassist was named a UNESCO Artist for Peace last month, and is now selling off several of his personal basses to help fund a special project with the organization. “Several years ago I decided against using my primary bass on… »

  • Kathy Valentine Splits from the Go-Go’s

    Kathy Valentine Splits from the Go-Go’s

    Longtime Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine has left the band she's been a part of for more than 30 years. “The Go-Go’s have parted ways with bassist Kathy Valentine, citing irreconcilable differences,” the band said in a statement. “The rest of the lineup, original since 1979 (Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin) remains… »

  • Adam Duce Splits from Machine Head

    Adam Duce Splits from Machine Head

    Bassist Adam Duce has left the ranks of Machine Head, according to a statement on the band’s website. Though he’s hinted at thinking of leaving before, the news comes as a surprise considering Duce founded the band with guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn in 1991. The group released seven albums with over 2.4 million copies sold during… »