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In Memoriam: Gordon Haskell
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Gordon Haskell

Former King Crimson bassist and singer Gordon Haskell has passed away from cancer. He was 74 years old.

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In Memoriam: Tony Lewis
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis of British pop rockers The Outfield has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 62 years old. The new was reported from his social media pages.

Reader Spotlight: Geoff Kluke
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Geoff Kluke

Meet Geoff Kluke, a double and electric bass player, arranger, composer, lecturer, and teacher who has enjoyed 51 years (so far) in music. Geoff is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…

In Memoriam: Paul Matters
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Paul Matters

Early AC/DC bassist Paul Matters has passed away from undisclosed causes. The news was shared by longtime friend Rod Wescombe.

In Memoriam: Pierre Kezdy
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Pierre Kezdy

Chicago-based punk mainstay Pierre Kezdy has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. The news was announced in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Reader Spotlight: Clark Sims
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Clark Sims

Meet Clark Sims, a bassist living in Los Angeles who was inspired at an early age by hearing the great Larry Graham. It didn’t take long for Clark to start playing bass after that, and he’s made it his life.

Curation, Pt. 2: An Interview with Dan Horne
Interviews

Curation, Pt. 2: An Interview with Dan Horne

We’re continuing our exploration of music industry roles through the lens of bass players and Pacific Range’s latest album, “High Upon The Mountain”. A big part of the album’s sonic palette is thanks to the engineering and producing skills of Dan Horne.

In Memoriam: Francis “Rocco” Prestia
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Francis “Rocco” Prestia

Tower of Power has announced that bass legend Francis “Rocco” Prestia has passed away. The band made the announcement on their social media.

In Memoriam: Brent Young
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Brent Young

Former Trivium bassist Brent Young has died of undisclosed causes. He was 37 years old. Young was in Trivium from 2001 to 2004 and was replaced by the group’s current bassist, Paolo Gregoletto.

In Memoriam: Mark Stone
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Mark Stone

Mark Stone, the original bassist for Van Halen, has passed away after a battle with cancer. The news was shared by his brother, Brad, on Instagram.

Curation, Pt. 1: An Interview with Brent Rademaker
Interviews

Curation, Pt. 1: An Interview with Brent Rademaker

Today we’re kicking off a four-part interview series on the bassist’s role in a band. Through this, we’ll get a feel for how each of the four bassists views their role, their advice for other players, and more. Here’s Part 1, with Brent Rademaker.

Reader Spotlight: Francisco Javier
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Francisco Javier

Meet Francisco Javier, who has had a long and windy road down the musical path. Francisco began playing bass at an early age, putting it down, and picking it up again 30 years after. Here’s his story...