Interviews

Interview: Syan Barlow, Tribazik

“I really enjoy watching Les Claypool. So intricate but gnarly plus groovy to boot. A great example of how his sound and technique mirrors his whole surreal aesthetic”

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Studio Talk: Wolfgang Van Halen

An occasional column in which an awesome bassist talks about his or her new album. This month: Wolfgang Van Halen of Tremonti and Van Halen

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High Standards: Jeff Berlin

After four decades, jazz fusion legend Jeff Berlin is composing, playing and educating with as much passion as ever. Mike Flynn meets the great man and learns why jazz theory will make you a better bassist – and human being.

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Steve Hanley: Fall Guy

Steve Hanley served many long years in the iconic post-punk, post-rock, post-everything band The Fall and has written about it in a new autobiography. Joel McIver meets him.

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Suzi Quatro: Natural Born Woman

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.

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Jean-Jacques Burnel: Burn Baby Burnel

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.

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Tobin Esperance: Roach Infestation

Ellen O’Reilly meets Papa Roach bassist Tobin Esperance.

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Paz Lenchantin: ¡Vamos!

Joe Shooman meets Paz Lenchantin, veteran of many amazing rock bands and currently holding down the bass with the seminal Pixies.

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Ida Nielsen: Purple Reign

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.

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Doug Wimbish: Free Your Mind

Free your mind and the bass will follow, Doug Wimbish of Living Colour tells Joe Shooman.

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