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  • In Memoriam: Richard Ruse

    In Memoriam: Richard Ruse

    Sad news to report today: Trickfish Amplification founder Richard Ruse has passed away. The company announced his death on social media. “It is with great sadness and loss that we announce the passing of our founder and visionary, Richard Ruse,” they wrote on Facebook. “Richard passed away from complications due to an infection he was... »

  • Elevator Man: An Interview with Lorenzo Feliciati

    Elevator Man: An Interview with Lorenzo Feliciati

    Like much of his music, Italian bassist and composer Lorenzo Feliciati’s new album, , blends his loves of jazz and rock together in an amazing and eclectic way. However, the new release has a decidedly prog-rock flavor that evokes the likes of King Crimson and Allan Holdsworth while remaining entirely fresh. That’s not an accident.... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Guillaume Couture

    Reader Spotlight: Guillaume Couture

    Meet Guillaume Couture, a bassist from Canada who had the good fortune of growing up around a P-bass (his dad’s). Guillaume started experimenting with it, kicking off a 12-year (and counting) run on the bass. Guillaume is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: For as... »

  • In Memoriam: Robert “Pops” Popwell

    In Memoriam: Robert “Pops” Popwell

    Robert “Pops” Popwell, who played with The Young Rascals and The Crusaders, has passed away. He was 70 years old. Born in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1946, Popwell started his career in the ’60s. He quickly got work in the jazz and R&B worlds. In 1970 alone, he recorded with Doris Duke, Hubert Laws, Deryll... »

  • Stories Behind the Songs: Kenny Passarelli

    Stories Behind the Songs: Kenny Passarelli

    Kenny Passarelli’s place in music history was cemented when he co-wrote Joe Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way,” but that just scratches the surface of his career. He also worked with Elton John, Hall and Oates, Stephen Stills, Tommy Bolin, Dan Fogelberg, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), and more. Naturally, he has more than a few stories to... »

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  • In Memoriam: Chad Hanks

    In Memoriam: Chad Hanks

    American Head Charge bassist Chad Hanks has died after fighting a terminal disease. He was 46 years old. Hanks co-founded the Minneapolis-based band in 1997 and, along with frontman Cameron Heacock, was one of only two consistent members throughout the group’s history. He’s featured on the band’s self-released debut, Trepanation, as well as The War... »

  • Back To The Start: An Interview With Bruce Thomas

    Back To The Start: An Interview With Bruce Thomas

    We know that many No Treble readers are big fans of Bruce Thomas of The Attractions, as the recent transcriptions of his bass lines have been popular features. So it’s good to hear that he’s been in the studio again. He has recorded a new album called in collaboration with singer-songwriter Spencer Brown, with ten... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Matt Thomas

    Reader Spotlight: Matt Thomas

    Meet Matt Thomas, who decided he wanted to play guitar at first, and decided maybe “four strings would be easier.” He later determined this wasn’t the case, but he stuck with it. Today, he enjoys gigging after his day job is done. Matt is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be... »

  • In Memoriam: Jack Conrad

    In Memoriam: Jack Conrad

    Jack Conrad, who played bass for The Doors and wrote songs for many artists, has passed away from a massive heart attack. He was 69 years old. Conrad’s diverse musical career started in the ’60s. He recorded for the Petula Clark album I Know A Place in 1965 and started writing songs. He collaborated with... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jeremy Middleton

    Reader Spotlight: Jeremy Middleton

    Meet Jeremy Middleton, a busy bassist living in the Nashville area who got his start thanks to his dad taking him to gigs as far back as he can remember. Jeremy is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: I grew up in southwest Ohio with... »