Here are the most read, most popular stories and features on No Treble for the week of December 19 – 25, 2010.
Here’s a little something to get you in the holiday mood. From Youtuber taolikuenjing comes his rock bass version of Jingle Bells. The fun starts around the 30 second mark.
Damian Erskine expands on the concept of bass chords in his latest column.
George Porter, Jr. and Flea on the same stage! The Meters and The Red Hot Chili Peppers combined for a seriously jammin’ performance for Voodoo Fest 2006.
M Basses has officially released their Mj-4 and Mj-5 models, which are 4 and 5-string versions of a “vintage-inspired” bass with customizable features.
We’re not saying this is the Santa, but we’re not saying he isn’t either. (We’re trying to avoid coal in our stockings tomorrow). Regardless, here’s a dude that looks like Santa doing his solo bass rendition of “Silent Night”.
LeCompte Basses has introduced their first signature model bass, the “Chewy Linton.” Chewy Linton is the bassist for the Austin, Texas-based band, Ember, who released their major label debut earlier this year.
Jazz bassist Phil Palombi was given the opportunity of a lifetime. For a week, he was able to borrow Scott LaFaro’s 1825 Prescott bass to record a tribute album to the groundbreaking player.
Former Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker will be joining the cast of the Broadway show “Million Dollar Quartet”, portraying Jay Perkins for twelve shows, from January 21st through the 31st, 2011.
Motorhead has announced an expansive new tour for early 2011 that will weave through North America from the end of January through March. The 27-date tour will mark the band’s 35th anniversary, during which time bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister has been the sole constant member.
The Stanley Clarke Foundation has announced the finalists’ concert for the 2011 Stanley Clarke Scholarship, which takes place at the Musicians Institute concert hall in Hollywood California. The event, set for January 8, awards a $12,000 scholarship to the top two Los Angeles high school performers…