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  • Viaceslav Svedov: “Nothing Else Matters” All Bass Cover

    Viaceslav Svedov: “Nothing Else Matters” All Bass Cover

    Viaceslav Svedov has shared many great solo bass performances over the years. Time for another one. This time around, Viaceslav takes on Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” as a solo bass arrangement. »

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  • The Dead Weather Releases Third Album

    The Dead Weather Releases Third Album

    Jack White’s band The Dead Weather has released its third full-length album, Dodge and Burn, with Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes, City and Colour) on bass. Lawrence also has a special distinction on the album cover — he appears to have gained a sixth finger on his right hand. He’s a pretty unique guy.... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2015

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2015

    After the end of a month, we like to celebrate with a look back at the popular gear stories of the month. Yes, it can cause GAS, but that’s part of the drill, right? Here are the 10 most popular bass gear stories for the month of September on No Treble. Thanks for reading, commenting... »

  • Bass Players to Know: Erik Scott

    Bass Players to Know: Erik Scott

    I’m always surprised when I discover bass players who manage to go under the radar despite a diverse and truly impressive resume. They are the players who can’t be stopped… they’ve had all kinds of gigs, taken on the role of writer and producer, and even have a few solo projects to their name. We... »

  • Hot Tuna: Good Shepherd, Live at Lockn’

    Hot Tuna: Good Shepherd, Live at Lockn’

    Ever since I spoke with luthier Tom Ribbecke about Jack Casady’s Diana Bass, I’ve been searching for quality videos of the instrument in action. Here’s a fantastic one of Casady with partner-in-crime Jorma Kaukonen performing as Hot Tuna during the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia this year. The duo play through a staple of their... »

  • The Winery Dogs Release Second Studio Album and Go On Tour

    The Winery Dogs Release Second Studio Album and Go On Tour

    The Winery Dogs, a rock trio featuring Billy Sheehan on bass, has released its second studio album, Hot Streak. Lead vocalist/guitarist Richie Kotzen said he feels the album is stronger than the trio’s 2013 self-titled debut, while drummer Mike Portnoy said Hot Streak was more collaborative in nature. “I’m glad we’re not playing it safe... »

  • Tim Commerford Introduces New Power Trio

    Tim Commerford Introduces New Power Trio

    Rage Against the Machine’s Tim Commerford has introduced a new power trio called Wakrat. Filled out by drummer Mathias Wakrat and guitarist Laurent Grangeon, the punk and hardcore-influenced band is working on a debut album that is described as rooted in the Minutemen, Bad Brains, and Fugazi. The music is dark and very personal to... »

  • Groove – Episode #10: Victor Wooten

    Groove – Episode #10: Victor Wooten

    The Music Lesson is a book that will forever change you. Not because it was written by one of the world’s greatest bass players, but because the message is core to living a life worth celebrating. Music is all over Victor Wooten. He was bathed in it from the womb (that’s not a clever play... »

  • Nina June & Fortheloveofbass: It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)

    Nina June & Fortheloveofbass: It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)

    We’re excited about a new project called “fortheloveofbass”. Started by Ivo Schot, the concept is to make pop songs work with only a singer and a bassist. “As a musician and bass player, my greatest desire is to connect and communicate. In my opinion the best way to do this, is to play a good... »

  • New Order’s Music Complete without Peter Hook

    New Order’s Music Complete without Peter Hook

    Music Complete is New Order’s first album that doesn’t feature the work of founding bassist Peter Hook. Tom Chapman, who played with New Order guitarist/vocalist Bernard Sumner in Bad Lieutenant and performed live with New Order since 2011, handles bass on the album. (Hook left in 2007). Keyboardist/guitarist Gillian Gilbert also plays on the album,... »