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Wonder Women: Suzy Starlite
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Suzy Starlite

In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women”, we’re catching up with Suzy Starlite, bassist, musician, and songwriter. Suzy and her husband, Simon Campbell, run their own independent record label and semi-mobile studio based in Portugal.

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Mingus At 100
Interviews

Mingus At 100

April 22, 2022 marked the 100th anniversary of Charles Mingus's birth. The Mingus Dynasty band performed at Dizzy's Club in New York City in celebration, and we caught up with the bassists for this interview.

In Memoriam: Alec John Such
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Alec John Such

Founding Bon Jovi bassist Alec John Such has passed away at the age of 70. Details of his death were not announced, but a statement was shared on the band’s official Twitter feed.

Reader Spotlight: Massimiliano “MarFi” Gentilini
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Massimiliano “MarFi” Gentilini

Meet Massimiliano “MarFi” Gentilini, a bassist from Barcelona who got his start 20 years ago so he could join a band with his friends. He’s done a lot since, including work in a Quentin Tarantino OST cover band. Here’s his story...

Wonder Women: Susan Hagen
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Susan Hagen

We’re wrapping up our special two-part feature with two Wonder Women of the Bass, Jacqueline Pickett (last month’s feature) and now Susan Hagen. Susan discusses her backstory, her current projects, and her new book.

Just Like That: An Interview with James “Hutch” Hutchinson
Interviews

Just Like That: An Interview with James “Hutch” Hutchinson

Bonnie Raitt recently released her 21st studio album, entitled “Just Like That…” The album features longtime bassist and session legend James “Hutch” Hutchinson. We caught up with Hutch to get the scoop.

Melodoria: An Interview with Ben Flanagan
Interviews

Melodoria: An Interview with Ben Flanagan

The post-hardcore supergroup Black Map struck again earlier this year with their third studio album, Melodoria, which delivers heavy riffs with memorable hooks. We caught up with Ben Flanagan to find out more.

In Memoriam: Howie Pyro
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Howie Pyro

D-Generation and Danzig bassist Howie Pyro, aka Howard Kusten, has died following complications from COVID-19. He was 61 years old. The news was shared by his bandmate Jesse Malin on Instagram.

Reader Spotlight: Damian Diaz
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Damian Diaz

Meet Damian Diaz, a bassist from Dallas, Texas who started on the bassoon before eventually adding the bass to his impressive list of accomplishments. Damian is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…

In Memoriam: Randy Rand
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Randy Rand

Randy Rand, who co-founded the ’80s hard rock outfit Autograph, has died of undisclosed causes. He was 62 years old. The news was shared by the band in an official statement.

Wonder Women: Jacqueline Pickett & Susan Hagen
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Jacqueline Pickett & Susan Hagen

We’re kicking off a special two-part interview series with two Wonder Women of the Bass, starting with Jacqueline Pickett and Susan Hagen.

Homegrown: An Interview with Ben Carr
Interviews

Homegrown: An Interview with Ben Carr

Ben Carr, aka Carrtoons, is a bassist and producer who channels old-school vibes into modern grooves. His wildly popular Instagram provides glimpses into his sound, and the bassist has now released a new solo album, “Homegrown”. We caught up with Ben to get the scoop.