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Reader Spotlight: Jeremy Middleton
Reader Spotlight

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 a guitar-playing dad who took...

Stryper Announces New Bassist Perry Richardson
News

Stryper Announces New Bassist Perry Richardson

After parting ways with longtime bassist Timothy Gaines earlier this year, Stryper has finally announced their newest member to be Perry Richardson. He is the third bassist in the band’s 34-year career. A founding member of Firehouse, Richardson has been friends with the band for years. “The first time I met the guys in Stryper was in 1985, when my...

Alberto Rigoni: Ghostbusters Theme Song
Bass Videos

Alberto Rigoni: Ghostbusters Theme Song

Alberto Rigoni went all out for Halloween this year with a bass arrangement of the theme song to Ghostbusters. Dressed as the Marshmallow Man, Rigoni lays down the iconic bass line as well as the chords and melody on his 5-string Cort. Happy Halloween!

Bootsy Collins Releases “World Wide Funk”
New Albums

Bootsy Collins Releases “World Wide Funk”

Funk master Bootsy Collins has returned with World Wide Funk, a star-studded album with guest artists ranging from Chuck D. to Dennis Chambers to Buckethead. It’s the former James Brown bassist’s first album in six years. Like any good funk album, World Wide Funk has some killer bass thanks to Collins himself as well as guests Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke,...

Bass of the Week: Adamovic Private Collection King Solomon Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Adamovic Private Collection King Solomon Bass

Adamovic has some of the most incredible basses, so it’s no wonder their Private Collection has some of the most incredible basses ever built. This week we’re checking out their King Solomon that started the series. “With the first private collection bass we wanted to use one of our favorite woods: Solomon padouk,” Adamovic explains. “We chose some beautiful beeswing...

Troy Hughes: Bass Cover of “La Caccia”
Bass Videos

Troy Hughes: Bass Cover of “La Caccia”

With Halloween coming up, we knew bassist Troy Hughes would have something good up his sleeve. An avid mask collector, he donned a special zombie mask to record this bass line and get in the spirit of the season. “It is a bass-cover of ‘La Caccia’ by Goblin, which features Fabio Pignatelli on bass,” Hughes explains. “The song was part...

The Who Releases “Maximum A’s and B’s”
New Albums

The Who Releases “Maximum A’s and B’s”

Much of John Entwistle’s best bass work is showcased in a new collection from The Who. Maximum A’s and B’s compiles the band’s complete singles discography into a five-disc box set. The collection has 86 tracks from their time with four labels: Brunswick, Reaction, Track, and Polydor. It begins with songs they released as The High Numbers (“Zoot Suit” and...

Jayme Lewis: Thriller
Bass Videos

Jayme Lewis: Thriller

We’re gearing up for Halloween, bass style. TheBassist.net’s Jayme Lewis is serious about Halloween. So serious that he remade Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”: music video and all. Lewis lays down the iconic bass line while adding tasty fills for his own flair. He’s joined by Ryan Clouse, Brandon Leslie, and Jason Lewis, who has a bone to pick with the bassist....

Ian Hill and Judas Priest Announce New Album, Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Ian Hill and Judas Priest Announce New Album, Tour Dates

2018 is shaping up to be a great year for Judas Priest. The band is among the year’s nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and now they’ve announced a new album and accompanying North American tour. Anchored by bassist Ian Hill, (who has played on every album), Firepower will also coincidentally be their 18th studio album. The...

Acoustic Image Unveils the Upshot Speaker Cabinet
Amps

Acoustic Image Unveils the Upshot Speaker Cabinet

Acoustic Image has turned their cabinet design upside down. The company – which features downward firing woofers in several of their products – has unveiled the UpShot, a compact speaker cabinet fitted with a single upward firing 10-inch woofer. “The UpShot is designed to be placed on the floor, close to the player so that the player can clearly hear...