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In Memoriam: Elijah Nelson
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Elijah Nelson

Elijah Nelson of Seattle death metal band Black Breath has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 40 years old.

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In Memoriam: Dave Riley
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Dave Riley

Bassist Dave Riley has passed away from throat and lung cancer. He was 59 years old. Riley first played with Static while also working as a sound engineer for bands like Parliament. In the ’80s, he joined Steve Albini’s punk rock band, Big Black.

Blue Basso: An Interview with Charlie Wooton
Interviews

Blue Basso: An Interview with Charlie Wooton

Charlie Wooton’s new album, “Blue Basso,” has several themes. First, it’s a blues record. Second, it’s a bit of an homage to his legendary bass. Finally, it carries the spirit of one of his heroes, Jaco Pastorius. We caught up with Wooton to get the scoop.

In Memoriam: Doug Lubahn
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Doug Lubahn

Doug Lubahn, who played bass on three albums by the Doors, has passed away. He was 71 years old. The band shared the news on their social media accounts.

Master Volume: An Interview with Teymur Phell
Interviews

Master Volume: An Interview with Teymur Phell

Teymur Phell has worked with a long list of the top jazz musicians. Now he’s released his debut album, “Master Volume.” We caught up with him to get the scoop on the album, how he swings on electric, and what technique stuck with him from a bass legend.

Reader Spotlight: Craig Martini
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Craig Martini

Meet Craig Martini, a bassist with quite an impressive resume of touring, recording, and performing with many well-known musicians. Here’s his story…

Reader Spotlight: Johnnie Castro
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Johnnie Castro

Meet Johnnie Castro, a bassist who has overcome a lot in life, but has broken through to do some amazing work with music. Johnnie is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story...

In Memoriam: Kelley Looney
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Kelley Looney

Kelley Looney has passed away. He was 61 years old. Most fans know him as bassist for Steve Earle and The Dukes. He also worked with Tom Kimmel, The Thieves, Deana Carter, and more.

In Memoriam: Timi Hansen
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Timi Hansen

Timi Hansen, who played bass with Mercyful Fate, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 61 years old. The news was shared by Mercyful Fate singer King Diamond.

In Memoriam: Erik Scott
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Erik Scott

Erik Scott has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 71 years old. The news was shared on his official Facebook page by his wife, Mickie Scott.

Just Play: An Interview with Matt Geraghty
Interviews

Just Play: An Interview with Matt Geraghty

As bassists, our role is to typically lift up those around us and support the music. More often than not the bass is a reflection of a person’s character. Matt Geraghty embodies that concept. We caught up with the bassist in this new interview.

In Memoriam: George Chambers
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: George Chambers

Sad news to share today: George “Pops” Chambers of the Chambers Brothers has passed away. He was 88 years old. The Chambers Brothers are best known for their hit "Time Has Come Today," which reached 11 on the Billboard charts in 1968.