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  • Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

    Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

    Bassists will be getting their due in a new documentary called Beneath The Bassline. Directed by Nick Wells, the film features loads of interview time with some of the greatest bass players in the world. Wells traveled to Fodera Guitars, Sadowsky Guitars, and Aguilar Amplification in New York to get the scoop on gear and... »

  • Copeland, Cosma, King, and Belew Team Up for Gizmodrome

    Copeland, Cosma, King, and Belew Team Up for Gizmodrome

    Earlier this year, we found out about a new project started up by The Police’s Stewart Copeland and keyboardist Vittorio Cosma. As if that duo wasn’t cool enough, they brought in Level 42 bassist Mark King and guitar legend Adrian Belew. Now the quartet has released an album that came together in a burst of... »

  • Gizmodrome: Man In The Mountain

    Gizmodrome: Man In The Mountain

    Gizmodrome – the new project from Stewart Copeland, Mark King, Adrian Belew and Vittorio Cosma – is getting ready to release their new album. We’ve just gotten a better idea of the group’s sound with this new performance video for the song “Man in the Mountain”. King doesn’t shred his distinct slapping lines for the... »

  • Mark King Joins Stewart Copeland’s Gizmodrome

    Mark King Joins Stewart Copeland’s Gizmodrome

    Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland has put together a new group called Gizmodrome, and he picked some heavy hitters to join him. The band is rounded out by Italian keyboardist Vittorio Cosma, guitarist Adrian Belew, and Level 42 bassist Mark King. The project will release their self-titled debut album on September 15th, 2017. Gizmodrome started... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Mark King

    Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – Mark King

    Stuart Clayton released Giants of Bass – Volume 2 back in March, and the videos keep coming. In this one, Stuart takes on the Level 42 bassist Mark King in this track he wrote for the book. “This complex, slap-driven piece was written in the style of Mark’s early work with Level 42, and features... »

  • Level 42 Compilation Set Released

    Level 42 Compilation Set Released

    A new compilation album from English band Level 42, fronted by Mark King, known for his slap-and-pop bass playing style, is available. Collected features all the band’s singles, including 1980s hits like “Lessons in Love” and “Something About You,” as well as 11 12-inch remixes. Collected is available in the U.S. as an set. Collected... »

  • Bassline Publishing Releases Transcriptions of Level 42 Live Album

    Bassline Publishing Releases Transcriptions of Level 42 Live Album

    Stuart Clayton’s bass transcriptions are staples here at No Treble, and he has turned his talents to transcribing the whole of Level 42’s first live album, A Physical Presence. In the book, Level 42 — A Physical Presence Bass Transcriptions, Clayton transcribes the work of vocalist/bassist Mark King, known for his electric bass slap style,... »

  • All-Star Concert to Celebrate Jack Bruce’s Music Set for Fall

    All-Star Concert to Celebrate Jack Bruce’s Music Set for Fall

    Almost a year to the day after Jack Bruce’s death, musicians will gather at London’s Roundhouse to celebrate the music of the late, great bassist best known for his work with Cream. Bruce’s influence as a rock bassist and songwriter can’t be overestimated. He wrote Cream songs like “White Room,” and former Pink Floyd bassist... »

  • Level 42 Releases “Sirens” EP

    Level 42 Releases “Sirens” EP

    Level 42 is giving a nod to their past with a new EP entitled Sirens. The six-song album, mixed and produced by John Morales, is firmly rooted in the retro dance format. “Back in 1980 and 1981 when we started out, we were very much a club band,” bassist Mark King told the audience at... »

  • Gary Husband Releases “Dirty and Beautiful Volume 2”, Featuring Mark King

    Gary Husband Releases “Dirty and Beautiful Volume 2”, Featuring Mark King

    When Gary Husband went into the studio for his latest record, the drummer, keyboardist and composer enlisted the help of an all-star cast to help him make it a reality. The result is Dirty and Beautiful Volume 2, the follow up to Husband’s 2010 Vol. 1 release of the same name. Among the musicians Husband... »