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  • NAMM 2015: All the Bass News

    NAMM 2015: All the Bass News

    The No Treble Crew is in Anaheim, California to cover all the bass-related news from the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. Be sure to check in throughout the show and in the days following for the most complete coverage from the world of bass. »

  • Stevie Wonder Announces More “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour Dates with Nate Watts

    Stevie Wonder Announces More “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour Dates with Nate Watts

    If you missed Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life tour last year, you’re in luck. The legendary R&B artist has announced another 11-date run this Spring that will span the U.S. Similar to last year’s trek, each night will include a performance of Wonder’s 1976 album in its entirety. “Truly, I wanted to... »

  • Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others

    Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others

    The annual Bass Bash will be returning this year, and it’s going to be a doozy. Scheduled in the evenings after the NAMM Show, the Bass Bash is held at JT Schmid’s in Anaheim, California on January 22nd and 23rd from 7pm to midnight. This year’s performers include some of the world’s finest bassists. The... »

  • Bobby Vega Joins Steve Kimock for Jerry Garcia Tribute Tour

    Bobby Vega Joins Steve Kimock for Jerry Garcia Tribute Tour

    Bass whiz Bobby Vega will be touring the Northeast with guitarist Steve Kimock as part of a tribute to Jerry Garcia in March. The tour kicks off on March 10th at New York City’s Highline Ballroom before heading down to Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, D.C. to snake up and down the East Coast. The trek... »

  • David Hungate Returns to Toto for its First Studio Album Since 2006

    David Hungate Returns to Toto for its First Studio Album Since 2006

    Toto’s first studio album in around a decade also marks the return on record of founding bassist David Hungate. Toto XIV, slated for a March 24 North American release, is band’s first record of new music since 2006’s Falling In Between. Hungate is the guy so many people have learned from and copied over the... »

  • This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

    This Boat’s Big on Bass: ShipRocked Prepares for 6th Annual Voyage

    A boatload of rock and metal bass awaits anyone taking the 6th annual ShipRocked cruise in February. The cruise features a host of bass heavyweights performing as part of the Metal Allegiance supergroup: Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/ex-Pantera), Frank Bello (Anthrax), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Bands performing during the Feb. 2-6 cruise... »

  • Metal Supergroup Teenage Time Killers Reportedly Ready for a 2015 Album Release

    Metal Supergroup Teenage Time Killers Reportedly Ready for a 2015 Album Release

    Teenage Time Killers may be the heaviest of the heavy, when it comes to supergroup projects. Corrosion of Conformity’s bassist Mike Dean and drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin and Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe came up with the idea for the metal supergroup, which started coalescing back in 2013. The band, which includes Dave Grohl (what... »

  • Evan Brewer Joins Entheos

    Evan Brewer Joins Entheos

    Three months after announcing his exit from The Faceless, bassist Evan Brewer has reunited with three members from his Animosity days to form a new band called Entheos. Though the band features former Animosity drummer Navene Koperweis and guitarist Frank Costa, the members say this isn’t an Animosity reunion but rather “a completely new band... »

  • Anthrax Bassist Admits Playing Improved Courtesy of a Stint with Helmet

    Anthrax Bassist Admits Playing Improved Courtesy of a Stint with Helmet

    You can still learn something new or grow as a bassist, even if you’ve developed a certain style over the course of a couple of decades with one band. At least that’s the lesson one can take from a recent admission by Anthrax bassist Frank Bello. Back in 2004, Bello left Anthrax after 20 years... »

  • Biography of Texas Blues Great Keith Ferguson Released

    Biography of Texas Blues Great Keith Ferguson Released

    Any player who loves the blues, Texas-based music, Texas blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, or just plain great blues bass playing, may want to check out the biography, . The biography, written by Detlef Schmidt, a German bassist, college instructor and author of Fender Precision Basses 1951-1954, details the life and influence of Ferguson, who died... »