Interviews

Dug Pinnick: Dug Deep

“Stop struggling and just do it!” The mighty Dug Pinnick of King’s X returns for a new album with the KXM project. Alison Richter caught up with the bassist/vocalist for a heartfelt chat… Take three musicians from three bands, put

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Bakithi Kumalo: Grace Note

Paul Simon’s bassist Bakithi Kumalo has been blowing our minds for decades with his unique playing. Mike Brooks meets the great man Words: Mike Brooks  Images: Courtesy of Aguilar Wind the clock back 30 years and for all the standout albums

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Nik West

If you like your bass-playing funky and colourful, you will already be aware of Nik West. Mike Brooks meets her for a frank chat about life in bass world Pics: Theormatic Fronting her own projects, collaborating with the likes of

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Robert Trujillo: Bass Destruction

On the day Metallica unleash their long-awaited tenth album, bassist Robert Trujillo tells Amit Sharma about his journey into one of the biggest bands of all time Robert Trujillo is sitting by the window in his penthouse suite of Kensington’s

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Mike Mills, R.E.M.

For many years one of the biggest rock bands on the planet, the much-loved R.E.M. called it a day in 2011. What’s bassist Mike Mills been up to since then? Bill Kopp finds out I grew up just outside of

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Geezer Butler: Diamond Geezer

From the throb of ‘N.I.B.’ to the string-bending doom of ‘God Is Dead?’, the original wizard, Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler of Black Sabbath, has set the pace for bass players for nearly 50 years. Jamie Blaine meets the master Pictures: Jamie

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Matt Kean, Bring Me The Horizon

Matt Kean and his band Bring Me The Horizon have spent the last decade rising up the ranks from clubs to sold-out stadiums. “I don’t even know any theory!” he tells Joel McIver Heavy metal is an ever-changing beast, as

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Andy Rourke, The Smiths: Dark Matters

  The Smiths weren’t just another British band from the 80s: they shaped guitar music for an entire generation, propelled by the still-astounding bass parts of Andy Rourke. Set to star at next month’s London Bass Guitar Show next month,

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Duff McKagan: A Rose By Any Other Name

Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan doesn’t just rock. He is rock. Ben Cooper meets the maestro Images: Tina Korhonen Few bassists sum up the rock’n’roll ideal more than Duff McKagan. Propelled to fame as the low end groover in rock

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Peter Hook: Brought To Order

Peter Hook, sometime of Joy Division and New Order, returns with a new autobiography. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike meets the great man for a chat about the past, present and future of his career as an iconic bassist BGM meets Peter

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