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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.

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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.

In Memoriam: Rick Turner
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Rick Turner

A legendary luthier has left us as Rick Turner, whose work with Alebmic revolutionized the bass world, has passed away. He was 78 years old. The news was shared by his children Ethan and June.

In Memoriam: Tim Feerick
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Tim Feerick

Dance Gavin Dance bassist Tim Feerick has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was only 34 years old. The news was shared via the band’s Twitter page.

Envy of None: An Interview with Andy Curran
Interviews

Envy of None: An Interview with Andy Curran

After months of anticipation, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson’s Envy of None’s self-titled debut is finally available. We caught up with Andy Curran to get the scoop on the new project, playing with Alex Lifeson post-Rush, and more.

In Memoriam: Charnett Moffett
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Charnett Moffett

Jazz bass virtuoso, composer, and bandleader Charnett Moffett died suddenly on Monday, April 11th of a heart attack. He was 54 years old. The news was confirmed by his publicist, Lydia Liebman.

Bass Profile: Carolina Enriquez of Margaritas Podridas
Interviews

Bass Profile: Carolina Enriquez of Margaritas Podridas

Margaritas Podridas is a killer alternative rock band hailing from Hermosillo, Mexico that channels the ferocity of grunge and the melancholy of shoegaze. We caught up with bassist Carolina Enriquez to get the scoop.

Stories Behind the Songs: David Hood
Stories Behind the Songs

Stories Behind the Songs: David Hood

The story of Muscle Shoals as a recording mecca is simply incredible. We’re thrilled to share the return of our “Stories Behind the Songs” series, with the great David Hood sharing 15 of his memorable tracks.