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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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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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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 death throes, McKee and his comrades are defeating the paradigm with ease

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Steve Lawson: Even Steven

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Of the dozens of bass players who have appeared on the cover of this magazine since 2002, few can claim to have their own, truly individual voice. But that’s because Steve Lawson hasn’t been on there – until now

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Soul Tunes

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Soulfly bassist Tony Campos has seen it all – bands, basses, trucks getting stuck in the desert on the way to auditions… Joel McIver meets the great man

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A chat with editor Joel McIver

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Visit Basschat’s Bass Bash for a Q&A session with the ed!

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EHX and Darkglass Effects

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Joel McIver gets his size 10 Doc Marten ready to stomp on two luxurious effects pedals – one classic and one new

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Southern Devil

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Sometime Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown, currently of Kill Devil Hill, has lived more life than you or I ever will.
As he releases his new autobiography, Rex sits down with Joel McIver for a revealing chat about all things bass. Photos by Mike Brooks

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David Ellefson

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Megadeth bassist says hello

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The Bell Boy

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Bryan Beller is perhaps America’s most versatile bass player, dividing his time between fusion, rock and metal. He’ll also come and play at your house if you ask him nicely. Joel McIver meets him

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