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  • Newsted Previews New Album with Free Download

    Newsted Previews New Album with Free Download

    After a hugely successful EP, Newsted is previewing their first full-length album Heavy Metal Music with a free download of the first single, “Heroic Dose.” The band, fronted by bassist Jason Newsted, formed late last year and has quickly gained a strong following. “I’m doing this because I want to do this,” Newsted told us... »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of June 23

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of June 23

    Close to thirty articles, videos and special features get published on No Treble every week. But only 10 can make this list, and you all decide based on what you read the most. Here is your Top 10 list of the most popular stories and videos on No Treble for the week of June 23,... »

  • Clarke Copeland Band: School Days

    Clarke Copeland Band: School Days

    In celebration of Stanley Clarke’s birthday, we thought we’d celebrate with a recent take of a Stanley classic. Here’s the Clarke Copeland Band performing “School Days” last year at the Jazz Festival in Sète. Happy birthday, Mr. Clarke! »

  • Ben Shepherd Announces Solo Debut, Preview Track

    Ben Shepherd Announces Solo Debut, Preview Track

    Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd is preparing to step out on his own with his solo debut album later this summer. His new project, which will be under the moniker HBS, started as a only voice and acoustic guitar, but collaborations with drummers Matt Cameron and Matt Chamberlain quickly expanded the effort’s sonic palette. The album... »

  • Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian “Live in Tokyo” Announced

    Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian “Live in Tokyo” Announced

    Eagle Rock Entertainment has announced Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian’s Live in Tokyo is set for a September 3rd release. Live in Tokyo features footage from the band’s November 14, 2012 performance at Zepp Tokyo, and includes 16 songs. This is the first release by the super group comprised of bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Mike Portnoy,... »

  • Hal Leonard Publishes “The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom”

    Hal Leonard Publishes “The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom”

    Rickenbacker basses are getting a good detailing in the new book The Rickenbacker Electric Bass: 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom, a 144-page documentation of the company’s 4-string endeavors since the mid-1950s. It offers up info on the company’s nearly forty bass models, including the iconic 4001, with hundreds of color photos and descriptions to help... »

  • Trampled Under Foot: Love My Baby

    Trampled Under Foot: Love My Baby

    Our friend Marsha sent us this awesome video of Trampled Under Foot performing “Love My Baby,” live on the show Kansas City After Hours. The blues trio includes bassist Danielle Schnebelen and her siblings Kris and Nick. Danielle delivers some great lead vocals while laying down the low end. »

  • Richard Davis Among NEA’s 2014 Jazz Masters

    Richard Davis Among NEA’s 2014 Jazz Masters

    The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, which is the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Among the four recipients this year is bassist Richard Davis, who they will be honoring for his “lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz.” Born April 15th, 1930, Davis began singing... »

  • Tapestry Audio Introduces Time Traveler Pedal

    Tapestry Audio Introduces Time Traveler Pedal

    Tapestry Audio has introduced the Time Traveler, an auxiliary BPM synchronization pedal that syncs up a pedalboard’s time-based effects. The utility pedal sends out preprogrammed BPM presets to any pedal that has an external tap tempo jack, allowing for all of the external effects’ beats per minute to be unified. The Time Traveler has two... »

  • Top 10: The Best Bass Lessons and How To’s in June

    Top 10: The Best Bass Lessons and How To’s in June

    Lessons and how-to columns are among the most popular features on No Treble. Here are the best of the best for June, based on readership. Looks like the bass community is getting things done! As always, thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Chord Construction: A Guide for Bassists Damian tackles this reader question in... »