Interviews

Sean Malone: Bass Believer

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August 7, 2014

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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Sean Yseult: Live Undead

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I don’t think people grow up thinking, ‘One day I’m going to be a bass player’.

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John Campbell: Storm Warning

With their new album VII: Sturm Und Drang, Virginian metalheads Lamb Of God restate their claim as headbangers most likely to take over the planet. Bassist John Campbell talks the low frequencies: Joel McIver asks the questions

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Simply Devine

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Scott Devine is the man behind online bass resource Scott’s Bass Lessons. Ellen O’Reilly goes for a surf

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Al Barrow: Magnum Force

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Al Barrow plays bass with the British melodic rock legends Magnum. Joe Daly meets him on a storyteller’s night…

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John Robb, the Membranes: Dear John

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Bassist, singer, journo, author, punk legend… is there anything John Robb of the Membranes can’t do, asks Ian Glasper

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The Science of Skjold

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Luthier Pete Skjold believes making a bass is as much science as art. He lets Ben Cooper in on the details

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David Ellefson: Til Deth Do Us Part

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Megadeth are back with a new album, Dystopia – and bassist David Ellefson’s gobsmacking chops are better than ever. Joel McIver asks how he does it after all these years

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Robert DeLeo: Stone Immaculate

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Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots is that rare bassist, a man who has played the world’s biggest stadiums but never lost sight of his roots. Joel McIver talks to him about ‘60s rock, the dreaded grunge tag and the curse of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)…

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