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  • US Department of Transportation Issues Final Ruling on Flying with Instruments

    US Department of Transportation Issues Final Ruling on Flying with Instruments

    Hoping to fly with your bass in tow? The U.S. Department of Transportation has ruled that traveling musicians can place their instruments in overhead bins, if there’s space available, and if not, a second seat may be purchased for an instrument. Additionally, the DOT offers this advice: “Because the rule does not require that musical... »

  • Foo Fighters’ Bassist Tours With Solo Side Project, Album Due Soon

    Foo Fighters’ Bassist Tours With Solo Side Project, Album Due Soon

    Foo Fighters’ bassist Nate Mendel is hitting the road alone this spring. He’s touring to promote the release of If We Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week by his solo side project, Lieutenant. The album comes out on March 10 and Mendel’s first Lieutenant date is March 18 at SXSW... »

  • Former Testament Bassist Focusing on New Work with Guitarist Collaborator

    Former Testament Bassist Focusing on New Work with Guitarist Collaborator

    Bassist Greg Christian, following his second departure from thrash metal band Testament, has formed the core of a new band. Christian, who was an original member of Testament and left the band in 1996 and returned in 2004 only to step away 10 years later, has joined forces with guitarist Artak Ozan of Kinnefret, and... »

  • Rush Celebrates a Career Spanning Four Decades with North American Tour

    Rush Celebrates a Career Spanning Four Decades with North American Tour

    A whole slew of Rush albums are being reissued vinyl in commemoration of the band’s more than four decades of music making, and now the Canadian trio featuring bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee will continue the celebrations with the R40 Live Tour. The tour, which begins May 8, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will visit 34 North American cities.... »

  • Jason “Jay” James Leaves Bullet For My Valentine

    Jason “Jay” James Leaves Bullet For My Valentine

    Jason “Jay” James has exited Welsh metal outfit Bullet Form My Valentine, the band announced in a statement. James, who also handled backup vocal duties, had been in the band since 2003. “It is with regret that Bullet for My Valentine has to announce that Jay James is no longer a member of the band,”... »

  • Girl in a Band: Former Sonic Youth Bassist Kim Gordon Hits the Road with Memoir

    Girl in a Band: Former Sonic Youth Bassist Kim Gordon Hits the Road with Memoir

    Kim Gordon, best known as Sonic Youth’s bassist, is heading out on a tour of a different kind in February — a book tour. The noise rock queen now recording in Body/Head has penned a memoir, called Girl in a Band, which she’ll discuss in an 11-stop book tour featuring Q&A sessions with literary, music,... »

  • 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... »