Weekly Top 10: Ryan Stasik Interview, Megadeth’s New Bassist, Left Hand Technique, New Gear, and More
This week saw huge numbers of readers hitting No Treble’s pages. Here are your top 10 favorite stories for the week of August 7-13. Thanks for being here!
Umphrey’s McGee are masters of creating atmosphere with their intro music, and now they’ve expanded on the ideas from those tracks to create a new album. We caught up with Ryan Stasik to get the scoop on that and more.
Dusty Hill may have passed away last month, but we haven’t heard the last of him. ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons revealed that Hill had already recorded his bass parts as well as vocals for an upcoming album.
Tech 21’s Dale Krevens sent us this video by 9-year-old bassist Ellen Alaverdyan. In this clip, she plays along to Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” (and she nailed it).
After several postponements, Primus is heading out on their epic “A Tribute To Kings” tour. Les Claypool has been very open about his eagerness for the outing as well, and apparently, he’s been practicing up – and learning the parts from Geddy Lee.
Since David Ellefson’s dismissal earlier this year, rumors have been flying about who Megadeth would be bringing on board to fill the bass seat. Now the band has revealed James LoMenzo will be joining them on the upcoming “Metal Tour of the Year”.
This week in The Brown'stone on No Treble, Rich Brown is focusing specifically on left-hand technique. He walks you through a couple of great exercises that will help to strengthen the individual fingers of the left hand.
Schecter has unveiled their latest artist model with the Daniel Firth Hellraiser Extreme-5 Signature Bass. The Cradle of Filth bassist’s new axe features a mahogany body with a quilted maple top in a Cthulhu Burst Satin finish.
Valenti Basses shared their latest V24-P5, which is a five-string p-style bass with a full 24 frets. This one, which is built with an alder body, has a rocking pink finish matched to a black pickguard.
Blues Traveler has released a new album called “Traveler’s Blues”, which is a collection of covers from the American Blues Songbook and other classics. Tad Kinchla holds it all together from the low end, providing deep grooves and funky lines.
Back in June, Percy Jones announced his new supergroup, PAKT, which includes Alex Skolnick, Kenny Grohowski, and Tim Motzer. The band had a handful of performances, and now the first show has been released as their debut live recording.