From the Beatles to the Bluesbreakers, we asked Ian Hill to name five albums that helped him along the righteous path to metal glory with Judas Priest
Derek Forbes was Simple Minds’ bassist from 1978 to 1985. Here he explains how he was inspired by Andy Fraser and Stanley Clarke, why he prefers Precision to Jazz, and the influence of magic mushrooms...
Back in 2010, we asked Cream bassist Jack Bruce to nominate five albums that influenced his bass playing
With a career heading back as far as the 70s, Tina Weymouth never strayed far from the cutting edge of cool – just don't ask her about Jaco Pastorius
The Primus frontman has employed a range of instruments during his career, including a Dobro bass and the famous one-string Whamola
From Tower Of Power to The Beatles, Josh Smith reveals the influences that helped shape his heavy-riffing bass style with Halestorm
"I tend to look at the bass guitar in much the same way as a vocalist might a lead vocal": Words of wisdom from the avant-garde fretless icon who would have been 65 this year
In an exclusive extract from Shane Embury’s new autobiography, the veteran Napalm Death bassist reveals the inspirations behind his monstrous tones
First released to acclaim in 2015, the Orange O Bass has been tweaked and reissued – but is it fresh fruit or has it been diluted?
Exclusive: We bring you the first review of the Royal Blood frontman’s long-awaited – and strictly limited-edition – signature bass. Stand clear!
Deftones bassist Chi Cheng died 10 years ago this year. Back in 2003 he talked to us about his influences, his approach to bass playing and his fights to play things his way…
He played injured vet Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump. Now Gary Sinise plays his trusty Fender Jazz to raise millions for military veterans
In 1971 Paul McCartney announced the formation of his new group Wings, who rose in a few short years from college level to an American stadium phenomenon
The ‘Voice of Rock' looks back on his decision to quit Trapeze in 1973, and why Ritchie Blackmore was “a bit eccentric”
“To test each one, I’d fill up a big tub with super hot water, dump in some salt, and submerge the bass”
The former Jam frontman lifts the lid on his bass playing career saying: “I’ve written some great bass parts”
In this interview from 2016, the late low-end legend reflects on an influential career with The Smiths and beyond, why the Fender P-Bass won his heart, and how he developed his distinct playing style