This week’s top 10 list of the most-read articles on No Treble is here. This week’s list includes the return of Ariane Cap’s “Talking Technique,” news of Animal Logic returning, Rex Brown’s new supergroup, bass gear, remembering Gregg Philbin, and more.
Former REO Speedwagon bassist Gregg Philbin has died. The news was shared by his former band’s social media with a statement by singer Kevin Cronin.
Jonathan Herrera posted this on Facebook with a two word comment: “You’re welcome.” Here’s a fantastic isolated bass and drums clip of D’Angelo’s “Chicken Grease.” Pino Palladino is a bad man!
In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora references a popular minor blues groove similar to the B.B. King classic, “The Thrill Is Gone,” and uses it as inspiration for a new groove.
This week, we’re taking a look at another killer instrument by Tangente Instruments. His latest build is a version of his Weaves model made as a signature bass for Frode Berg.
Stanley Clarke, Stewart Copeland, and Deborah Holland have reunited as Animal Logic to announce two brand new singles that will be released in November. The songs will be the supergroup’s first releases in 31 years.
Talking Technique is back! In this lesson, Ariane Cap goes into a variety of gems, from showing you a cool chromatic groove to how to count out a 7/8 as quarter notes.
After six years of production, the documentary “Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes” has been released via PBS. The film’s soundtrack has also been released.
Aguilar Musical Instruments has unleashed a new distortion/fuzz pedal called the Storm King. Named after Storm King Mountain in the Hudson Valley, the micro pedal draws from the Tone Hammer amp’s drive circuit but is pushed to the limits.
John Entwistle’s deep cuts have been unearthed with the new album, “Rarities Oxhumed: Volume One,” which features demos, outtakes, and live cuts from his career.
In addition to preparing for the upcoming Pantera reunion dates, it seems like Rex Brown has been keeping busy. It’s just been announced that he’s part of a new metal supergroup called Elegant Weapons, which has a stacked lineup.