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  • Fieldy apologizes to Korn band mates in new book

    Korn bassist Fieldy‘s new book, Got the Life is getting plenty of attention these days. In a recent interview, Fieldy shares that the book contains apology letters to each of his band mates for his past behavior. During an interview with the Associated Press, Fieldy shares that he became an alcoholic around the age of... »

  • Nikki Sixx interviewed on Fox News

    We don’t watch Fox News here at No Treble HQ, but we heard something about Greta Van Susteren interviewing Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx. Seemed like a strange pairing to us, but who are we to argue with bassists getting national coverage? The show only included five minutes of the interview. Here’s the full version,... »

  • Gettin’ cinematic with Carlos D

    Interpol bassist Carlos Dengler, a.k.a. Carlos D, has made a film exploring “the unstable nature of fame and the incredible cost of celebrity.” Dengler stars in and co-produced My Friends Told Me About You, composed an all-original score for the 26-minute film. The production was “a chance to explore the narrative potential of sound and... »

  • RIP George Kaufman

    Nails bassist George Kaufman has passed away at the age of 58, following aneurysm surgery. A memorial service was held on Thursday in Yonkers, NY. Kaufman’s band, The Nails, released two albums in the 80s, including the hit “88 Lines about 44 Women”. He was also a music teacher and owner of Supreme Sound Engineering,... »

  • Wester Désamours: First Step [featured bass player]

    Today’s featured bassist is Wester Désamours, hailing from northern Haiti, and our newest Facebook friend. At the age of five, Wester made his own guitar out of an oil drum, some wood and nylon strings. Since 2003, Wester has been studying music, composing and recording his debut album First Step. Check out Wester’s web site... »

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  • Aguilar Amplification signs Adam Nitti

    Adam Nitti has signed on to endorse Aguilar Amps, selecting the DB 750, two DB 410 cabinets and a Tone Hammer preamp/D.I. as his rig for live performances, and the AG500 and DB112 cabinets for studio use. “The DB750 is one of the most musical pieces of bass gear I have ever played through. Combined... »

  • Krist Novoselic: “No unreleased Nirvana songs”

    In a recent interview with Washington State’s Legacy Project (via Seattle Post-Intelligencer), former Nirvana bassman Krist Novoselic ended any hope for new Nirvana releases. While Novoselic said there are no more unreleased tunes, he did say there’s “a lot of video”, and that he and Courtney Love (the widow of Nirvana’s front man, Kurt Cobain)... »

  • Sean Kelly joins Helix

    “A childhood dream came true for me last week…” Sean Kelly told Blabbermouth.net. “I was asked to play in one of my all time favourite bands, Helix!” Kelly, frontman for Canadian glam-rock band Crash Kelly, will be the new bassist. According to Kelly, Crash Kelly will still be “going strong through 2009 as well”, despite... »

  • One bassist’s retirement plan

    How will you spend retirement? Oh yes, you’re enjoying huge success as the bassist for your band right now, but what will you do after you’ve corralled boatloads of money and the limelight fades? It’s a tough question, but one to which Ryc Rienks has found a solution: instrument repair. Rienks toured as bassist with... »

  • Roscoe Beck gives cohesion to Leonard Cohen’s latest tour

    Roscoe Beck has been on the road with Leonard Cohen for a worldwide tour. After 98 concerts abroad, they landed stateside February 19th at the sold-out Beacon Theatre in New York City. Fans were elated to see the 74-year-old Cohen perform again after his 15-year absence from the stage. As musical director and bassist, Roscoe... »