After 50 years in business, all-grown-up rock icon Suzi Quatro is still playing bass harder than any other three bassists put together. Joel McIver heads to Quatro HQ for the full low-down.
Jean-Jacques Burnel is that rare bassist – a player with his own tone, his own playing style and his own philosophy. Joel McIver visits Stranglers HQ and asks the big man the big questions.
Ellen O’Reilly meets Papa Roach bassist Tobin Esperance.
Joe Shooman meets Paz Lenchantin, veteran of many amazing rock bands and currently holding down the bass with the seminal Pixies.
Danish bassist Ida Nielsen has a story to tell like no other. For starters, her band 3rd Eye Girl is Prince’s backing group. Joel McIver finds out how the great Minneapolite and the funky Dane got together.
Free your mind and the bass will follow, Doug Wimbish of Living Colour tells Joe Shooman.
Bass everyman John Patitucci is a law unto himself when it comes to the low end. Andy Hughes asks the great man the big questions.
Horace Panter is a creative everyman, holding down effortless ska bass-lines with the Specials and compiling a book of his artworks. Joel McIver meets him.
Documentary maker Paul Crutcher is on the hunt to find James Jamerson’s ‘Funk Machine’ Fender Precision. He tells Ben Cooper that he’s closing in on the prize.