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  • David Ellefson’s Autobiography is Here: “My Life with Deth”

    David Ellefson’s Autobiography is Here: “My Life with Deth”

    This one seemed like a long time coming. We reported back in December, 2012 that David Ellefson was working on his autobiography. Today, that book hits the shelves. My Life with Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll chronicles the bassist’s time with Megadeth, which began in 1983. The behind-the-scenes look details... »

  • Herbie Flowers: The Story Behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” Bass Line

    Herbie Flowers: The Story Behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” Bass Line

    The news of Lou Reed’s passing this weekend led me to revisit some of his music, including the legendary musician’s smash hit “Walk on the Wild Side.” Here’s an awesome clip taken from The One Show – an interview with the man that created one of the most famous bass lines in rock history: Herbie... »

  • Perri Ink Guitars Unveils the Rocky IV Bass

    Perri Ink Guitars Unveils the Rocky IV Bass

    L.A.’s Perri Ink Guitars has unveiled it’s first custom bass guitar, the Rocky IV. The U.S.-made bass is crafted with a contoured solid alder body and a one-piece maple neck that’s fitted with black block inlays. For more visual flair, the body is embellished with 12K gold leafing by the artist “Sonny Boy.” The Rocky... »

  • Richard Bona and Raul Midón: “Don’t Take It That Way”, Live

    Richard Bona and Raul Midón: “Don’t Take It That Way”, Live

    In honor of Richard Bona’s birthday today, here’s a fun live performance with Richard laying down a sweet groove on the Raul Midón tune, “Don’t Take It That Way”. The performance was filmed at Jazz in Marciac in 2011. Happy birthday, Mr. Bona! Here’s to many, many more years of great music. »

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  • Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie Diagnosed with Cancer

    Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie Diagnosed with Cancer

    We have some sad news to report today, as John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer. The 67-year-old bassist, who founded the iconic rock band in 1967 with drummer Mick Fleetwood, just finished a European tour with the group on October 25th. Fleetwood Mac has announced they are canceling their upcoming Australian tour scheduled for... »

  • Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of October 20th

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of October 20th

    Weekly Top Ten: The Best in Bass for the Week of October 20th I look at readership numbers for No Treble every day, and I love putting together these weekly top 10 lists. This one seems extra special this week, particularly for the how-to’s and lessons that make up 40% of the list. Not only... »

  • Fodera Introduces Victor Wooten Fretless Bass; A Tribute to Joe Compito

    Fodera Introduces Victor Wooten Fretless Bass; A Tribute to Joe Compito

    Fodera is honoring one of their friends with a bass they’re calling the Victor Wooten Fretless; A Tribute to Joe Compito. The bass is a nearly identical replica of the five-string fretless bass that the late Joe Compito built for Victor Wooten, who famously used it on the Grammy-winning Flecktones album Flight of the Cosmic... »

  • Armin Metz: Lu

    Armin Metz: Lu

    Armin Metz is back with another great solo bass song called “Lu.” He grooves hard with a fat bass line, singable melody, and some gorgeous chord work. Bravo! »

  • Adam Clayton: New U2 Studio Album in 2014

    Adam Clayton: New U2 Studio Album in 2014

    U2’s Adam Clayton has revealed that the iconic alternative rockers will have a new album out in early 2014. The bassist announced the news on the Irish radio station 98 FM during the Dermot and Dave Show. “We hope to have it finished very, very soon. And it will be out sometime early next year,”... »

  • IK Multimedia Now Shipping iRig BlueBoard Wireless MIDI Pedalboard

    IK Multimedia Now Shipping iRig BlueBoard Wireless MIDI Pedalboard

    IK Multimedia has introduced the iRig BlueBoard, a wireless MIDI pedalboard for use with iOS and Mac devices. Using Bluetooth 4.0, the pedalboard transmits MIDI messages to control parameters in apps and software such as stompboxes in AmpliTube and Garageband. The iRig BlueBoard has four backlit footswitches with two optional external device inputs that allow... »