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2013 Reader Favorites: #2: Pino Palladino

Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls or anything else. Just having some fun.

Pino Palladino

Pino Palladino has made the top 10 Reader Favorites list before, and well deserved too. The busy bassist had a pretty notable year, touring with the Who and then announced as the touring bassist for Nine Inch Nails.

There’s also the video of Pino performing with Nine Inch Nails that really got a ton of attention, as did the one of him performing the Bonnaroo Superjam with Questlove.

NIN’s Trent Reznor called Pino “probably the best bass player in the world.”

And Questlove called him “one of the greatest bass players I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He is the second coming of James Jamerson…”

No Treble readers obviously agree.

Be sure to also check out the story behind the “Wherever I Lay My Hat” bass line. Heck, check out all of this… it is all great:

Pino Palladino Joins Nine Inch Nails for North American Tour

Pino Palladino Joins Nine Inch Nails for North American Tour

Pino went on tour with Nine Inch Nails during their “Tension” North American Tour earlier this year. Palladino also contributed to the band’s latest release, Hesitation Marks

Nine Inch Nails with Pino Palladino: “All Time Low”

Nine Inch Nails with Pino: “All Time Low”

Nine Inch Nails stopped by to perform on the Jimmy Kimmel Show as part of their tour in support of Hesitation Marks, which was released in August. As we reported in September, the legendary bassist is laying down the low end for Trent Reznor and crew. The combo is pure awesomeness…

Meshell Ndegeocello with Pino Palladino: “Home is Where the Hatred Is”

Meshell Ndegeocello with Pino Palladino: “Home is Where the Hatred Is”

Santi Umbert sent us this clip of Meshell Ndegeocello teaming up with Pino for a cover of Gil Scott-Heron’s “Home Is Where The Hatred Is.” Palladino lays down a seriously funky groove throughout the entire song while the band kicks it out…

Pino Palladino: The Story Behind “Wherever I Lay My Hat” Bass Line

Pino Palladino: The Story Behind “Wherever I Lay My Hat” Bass Line

“Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)” was first recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1962. Twenty-one years later, Paul Young released his version, which went on to become a major hit thanks in large part to Pino and his fretless bass. In this video, Pino tells the story behind the song…

Bonnaroo 2012 Superjam with Questlove, D’Angelo, Pino Palladino and More

Bonnaroo 2012 Superjam with Questlove, D’Angelo, Pino Palladino and More

During the 2012 Bonnaroo festival, the Superjam was set up by The Roots drummer Questlove. Questlove recruited Pino to play bass, setting the stage for some real magic…

The Who Featuring Pino Palladino: My Generation

The Who Featuring Pino Palladino: My Generation

It’s pretty telling when the top comment on a video by one of the world’s greatest rock bands is “Thumbs up if you are here only to see Pino playing.” Here’s Pino rocking out with The Who on Later… With Jools Holland back in 2007…

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