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  • Christian McBride Trio To Anchor Mack Avenue SuperBand Tour

    Christian McBride Trio To Anchor Mack Avenue SuperBand Tour

    Ever since its debut in 2012, the Mack Avenue SuperBand has become a staple of the Detroit Jazz Festival. Now the jazz supergroup is taking it on the road in support of their latest release, . Both the album and the tour are anchored by bass master and musical director Christian McBride. His bandmates for... »

  • Introducing “Ask Or Lubianiker”

    Introducing “Ask Or Lubianiker”

    You may have heard we kicked off the beta version of our forums a couple of weeks ago. Well, I’m happy to announce that Or Lubianiker is joining the forum as one of the “Ask the Pros” section moderators. Or wowed No Treble readers years ago with videos of his impressive bass grooves. Since then,... »

  • The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

    The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

    2016 is turning out to have some incredible tours for bassists. The Who will be continuing their “The Who Hits 50!” tour with a new North American leg, and they’ve tapped Australian bass phenom Tal Wilkenfeld to open the shows. Between Pino Palladino in the The Who and Wilkenfeld’s band, these shows are going to... »

  • NAMM 2016: All the Bass News

    NAMM 2016: All the Bass News

    The No Treble Crew is in Anaheim, California to cover all the bass-related news from the 2016 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. »

  • Start the Discussions: Announcing Forums on No Treble

    Start the Discussions: Announcing Forums on No Treble

    Over the years, we’ve had many requests to launch a forum on No Treble. Today, we’re thrilled to announce our Forum Beta is here. As of this posting, the forum is empty… we wanted you all to go first. You’ll see many familiar forum areas which match up with our editorial topics, plus some other... »

  • Weezer Announces New Album, Music Video, 2016 Tour Dates

    Weezer Announces New Album, Music Video, 2016 Tour Dates

    Good news, Weezer fans: the band has announced a new self titled album, an extensive 2016 tour, and a new music video. The whirlwind announcement was made on their website. “This album was inspired by my experiences hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began,” frontman Rivers Cuomo... »

  • Lesson on Classic Compressors Available Online

    Lesson on Classic Compressors Available Online

    Want to know more about classic compressors and need to learn with a quick course? AudioSchoolOnline is offering an 82-minute course covering 11 classic compressors and five compression types, with examples given on bass, drums and vocals. The course was created by Audio School Online’s Ken Lewis, a producer/songwriter/engineer/musician who owns his own analog SSL... »

  • MonoNeon Teams Up With Prince for New Single

    MonoNeon Teams Up With Prince for New Single

    Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas, Jr. has been working with Prince for the past several months, and now the bassist has released a new song with His Royal Badness on keyboards and guitar. “Ruff Enuff” is a prime example of funk at its finest. “You may recognize Kirk A Johnson on drums, Mono Neon on bass and... »

  • Pearl Jam has 2016 North American Tour in the Offing

    Pearl Jam has 2016 North American Tour in the Offing

    Pearl Jam’s bassist Jeff Ament and band manager Kelly Curtis earlier this month confirmed that the group plans on mounting a North American tour in 2016 in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The pair made the confirmation via a Twitter chat, and while Curtis said no dates would be announced until the beginning of the... »

  • Guns N’ Roses Announce Reunion Performance

    Guns N’ Roses Announce Reunion Performance

    After months of speculation, Guns N’ Roses have officially announced that the band will reunite in 2016. Singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan are all confirmed in the lineup, which is set to headline the Coachella Music Festival on April 16th and 23rd at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The... »