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
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
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
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
Visit Basschat’s Bass Bash for a Q&A session with the ed!
Joel McIver gets his size 10 Doc Marten ready to stomp on two luxurious effects pedals – one classic and one new
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