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2015 Reader Favorites – #5: Leland Sklar

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.

Leland Sklar

Leland Sklar is known to many in the bass world – and not just for his impressive career. He’s a terrific human being.

Leland was our third guest on Groove – The No Treble Podcast, and was featured here in videos and news stories – with his work with Judith Owen and rejoining Toto.

Groove - Episode #3: Leland Sklar

Groove – Episode #3: Leland Sklar

“Who is that bass player with the long beard?” That was my initial reaction when I first saw the video for Phil Collins’ smash hit, “Sussudio”, in 1985. I did not know Leland Sklar’s pedigree as a bass player before that (and, what happened after is a journey of impressive artists and songs that continues to expand to this day and beyond)…

David Hungate Leaves Toto, Leland Sklar Steps In

David Hungate Leaves Toto, Leland Sklar Steps In

David Hungate’s time in Toto has once again come to an end. The co-founding bassist returned to the lineup in 2014 to help record and tour behind “Toto XIV” after a 30 year absence. Leland Sklar is filling in…

Phil Collins, with Leland Sklar: Sussudio, Live 1990

Phil Collins, with Leland Sklar: Sussudio, Live 1990

We celebrated Leland Sklar’s birthday with a throwback to his 1990 tour with Phil Collins. This clip from Knebworth has the band digging in on “Sussudio” in front of close to 120,000 fans, and you can tell Sklar is getting into it…

Judith Owen Announces After Party Tour with Leland Sklar

Judith Owen Announces After Party Tour with Leland Sklar

Welsh singer/songwriter Judith Owen teamed up again with bass legend Leland Sklar for a handful of U.S. tour dates this year. Dubbed the “After Party” Tour, the trek saw the duo performing at theaters in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York during mid-September…

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