Interviews

Jah Wobble

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 Jah Wobble, aka John Wardle, is a man with an immense musical CV, from PIL to Invaders Of The Heart and beyond. Back with a new album, he tells BGM how he got to this point Images: Alex Hurst Our

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Interview: Brian Marshall, Alter Bridge

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Alter Bridge’s bass supremo Brian Marshall discusses the band’s new album, sitting in the pocket and the greatest fans in the world with Huw Hopkins Hearing bands and artists say “We have the best fans in the world, man” is

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Interview: Sting

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Songwriter, actor, author, activist, rock star, jazz freak… Gordon ‘Sting’ Sumner is quite the renaissance man. Oh, and he plays bass. Joel McIver meets the legend Pictures: Eric Ryan Anderson and Martin Kierszenbaum Every issue of this magazine has a pretty amazing bass

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Speaking in Tongues: Gene Simmons

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G ene Simmons really needs no introduction. He is quite possibly the most identifiable bassist in the history of rock music. Even if you aren’t familiar with some of his iconic bass-lines, his demonic onstage persona has been entrenched in pop

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Lemmy: He Did It His Way

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BGM writer Jamie Blaine conducted this interview with Lemmy in September 2015, three months before the great man’s death from cancer at the age of 70. Tough as old leather until the end, the Motörhead frontman gave us a hell

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Nikki Sixx: Permanent Vacation

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American rock legends Mötley Crüe have finally quit playing live shows. Amit Sharma catches up with bassist Nikki Sixx to find out what’s next for the bassist who died, was brought back to life and wrote a hit song about it,

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Ben McKee, Imagine Dragons

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Ben McKee of Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons is a bassist in a hugely enviable position. With his band selling out arenas across the planet, and their songs breaking records in an era when the music industry is in its

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Tim Commerford: Future Shock

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Rage Against The Machine are the most politically outspoken rock band ever formed, anchored by the incredible bass playing of Tim Commerford. With Rage “on a break” and supergroup Audioslave no more, Mr C. returns with an even more uncompromising

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Sean Malone: Bass Believer

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Bassist, composer, academic, author, progressive bass legend: for Professor Sean Malone, music is a form of philosophy. Joel McIver meets the great man, who provides us with a finger-stretching guest lesson with Cynic’s ‘Kindly Bent To Free Us’

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Sir Curtly Ambrose: From Pace to Bass

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Cricket legend Sir Curtly Ambrose has long since exchanged the bat and ball for the bass – but as he releases his long-awaited autobiography, the great man explains that sport and music are not so different after all

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