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John Entwistle, The Who: John Entwistle, 1944-2002

Obituary by Chris Charlesworth, Bass Guitar, July 2002

IT IS A CLICHÉ THAT CELEBRITIES tend to be shorter in real life than they appear on stage. John Entwistle, who often wore brightly-coloured Cuban-heeled ...

Jack Bruce: Back to Bass-ics: Jack Bruce

Interview by Joel McIver, Bass Guitar, April 2003

The bass maestro behind Cream, for several years now a successful solo artist in his own right, looks back on his remarkable career with Joel ...

Lemmy, Motorhead: Bassically Speaking: Lemmy

Interview by Joel McIver, Bass Guitar, June 2003

ALTHOUGH THE WORLD of metal is full of fearsomely talented bass players, many of which have appeared on these hallowed pages in recent months, few ...

Mötley Crüe: Nikki Sixx Speaks

Interview by Joel McIver, Bass Guitar, June 2003

The Mötley Crüe survivor talks to Joel McIver about business manoeuvres, string-boiling and how saliva can make your bass sound better. ...

The Deftones: Tasteful ’Tones

Interview by Joel McIver, Bass Guitar, June 2003

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng takes Joel McIver through the highs and lows of being in one of the world’s top alternative metal acts. Just don’t ...

Kiss And Make-Up: Gene Simmons

Interview by Joel McIver, Bass Guitar, August 2003

Joel McIver asks entrepreneur, record company head, insatiable groupie-pleasurer and – oh yes – unfeasibly long-tongued Kiss bassist Gene Simmons about his four-string habits, and ...

Jaco Pastorius, Weather Report: The World’s Greatest Bass Player?

Retrospective by Joel McIver, Bass Guitar, October 2003

HEROES COME and heroes go. Most rise to the top and stay there for a while before their star fades; a few endure for a ...

Melissa Auf Der Maur: World Of Bass: Melissa Auf Der Maur

Interview by Joel McIver, Bass Guitar, April 2004

MONTREAL-BORN bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, something of a four-string legend on the alternative rock and grunge scene since the early 1990s, has recently released ...

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