Frank Bello is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #83 – Frank Bello.
Who is Frank Bello?
Some albums just hit you at the exactly right moment in time. One of those albums (for me) was Anthrax‘s 1987 release, Among The Living. While this was their third studio album (and I had heard and enjoyed their previous efforts), this was the one for me. To this day, I can listen to Among The Living, and it feels fresh and vibrant. Frank Bello has been the bassist for this legendary New York thrash metal band since 1984. They have sold over ten million albums, travelled the globe more times than he cares to count, and enthralled audiences from the world’s biggest stages. Know as one of “The Big Four” in metal (along with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth), Frank’s playing is ferocious, and he truly does love the electric bass. You can also hear him paired with Dave Ellefson (ex-Megadeth) on Altitudes & Attitude for some double electric bass attack. Frank just published his long-awaited memoir, Fathers, Brothers, and Sons – Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax, and it is a gripping read. It’s a book that goes deep and well-beyond his stories about life as a recording and touring musician. Frank had a very tough upbringing, and this book tells the tale. Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.
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