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  • Robbie Crane: RATT is on Indefinite Hiatus

    Robbie Crane: RATT is on Indefinite Hiatus

    After rumors of being fired from RATT, bassist Robbie Crane responded by stating that the iconic glam metal band is on “indefinite hiatus.” He responded to a question from the bloggers at Metal Sludge: “As far as I’m concerned there is no Ratt to be ‘fired’ from as Ratt is on an indefinite hiatus as... »

  • Reunited Mr. Big to Release New Album in January

    Reunited Mr. Big to Release New Album in January

    After reuniting last year for a Japanese tour, the shred kings in Mr. Big have announced that a new album will be released in January 2011. The band, which was originally formed by bassist Billy Sheehan in 1988, has not released a studio album since 2001’s Actual Size, and the new album will be the... »

  • Scott Ambush Bass Solo: Wiggle Room (Spyro Gyra)

    Scott Ambush Bass Solo: Wiggle Room (Spyro Gyra)

    Here’s an incredible solo by bassist Scott Ambush, during a performance of “Wiggle Room” by Spyro Gyra at the Kaunas Jazz Festival in October, 2004. »

  • Rewind: The Best Bass Gear, 14 Year Old Bassist, Lessons, Videos and New Releases

    Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of October 17 – 23, 2010. Top 10: The Best Bass Gear (September 2010) Video: Filipe Moreno: 14 Year Old Bass Player Player News: Victor Wooten: The NPR Interview Lesson: Efficient 20 Minute Practice Ask Damian Erskine: Breathing New... »

  • Victor Wooten’s “The Music Lesson” Audio Book on Grammy Nominations Ballot

    Victor Wooten’s “The Music Lesson” Audio Book on Grammy Nominations Ballot

    The audio book version of Victor Wooten’s The Music Lesson is in the running for a Grammy, according to a recent mailing from Vic himself. The unabridged 7 CD set, which has been listed in the ballots for Grammy nominations, contains the spoken version of his book as well as unique information and original music,... »

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  • Les Claypool Celebrates Two Decades of New Years’ Performances

    Les Claypool Celebrates Two Decades of New Years’ Performances

    Les Claypool will be pulling out all the stops this year at Primus’ 2010-2011 New Years celebration. Claypool and his trio will be playing the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California on December 30th and 31st as part of the special event, which is a milestone for the innovative bassist. It will mark his 20th anniversary... »

  • Squarepusher: Megazine

    A few days ago, we covered the news about Squarepusher’s latest release, Shobaleader One: d’Demonstrator. Here’s a video of the song “Megazine”, from the album. Check out the bass solo starting at 2:40! »

  • A Perfect Circle Tour Dates Announced

    A Perfect Circle Tour Dates Announced

    A Perfect Circle has announced the dates of their upcoming reunion tour we reported on last month. The tour will feature the band playing their entire discography, spread out over three nights per city, with the exception of Las Vegas, which only gets two. The five cities for the tour are all based out of... »

  • Bill “The Buddha” Dickens: Funk Bass (and Beyond)

    Bill “The Buddha” Dickens: Funk Bass (and Beyond)

    Here’s a performance clip taken from Bill “The Buddha” Dickens‘ 2003 bass method, . »

  • Phish Releases Coral Sky DVD

    Phish Releases Coral Sky DVD

    Phish, featuring the groovy Mike Gordon on bass, has released a new concert video, Coral Sky. The 2-DVD set contains over two and a half hours of footage taken from the masterful jam band’s November 2, 1996 performance at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. The show was their only outdoor shed... »