The two Yardbirds alumni and Aerosmith icon – who each had history with the song – were joined by Ronnie Wood and Flea for the rendition, which featured a who's who of rhythm heroes and lead legends
From the Bass Player archive: Jason Newsted on picking vs fingers, the gear and technique behind The Black Album and how it feels to fill Cliff Burton's shoes...
From the Bass Player Archive: An interview with R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills from 1991, the year that Out Of Time took them from cult status to million sellers.
The bassist for one of biggest rock bands of all time on cramming a stadium-ready rig into Fender’s first-ever signature bass amp, what prompted him to play an Ibanez on one of the group’s most iconic songs, and why he’s only just started exploring five-strings four decades into his career
“All stoner and doom bands are foam in the wake of Mountain!” An unmissable performance that generated some amazing YouTube comments
The rhythm section was "was totally out of whack". The producer was "like Adolf Hitler". But out of it all came an all-time classic.
50 years ago, the James Paul McCartney TV special hit the screens. Born out of acrimony, and panned by critics, it’s a flawed but fascinating insight into McCartney’s mindset
The world’s last great hard-rock band with an advanced sense of humor are back with new album Motorheart. Bassist Poullain brings the pick and the thumb...
Mingus biographer Dr Nichole Rustin-Paschal offers an academic perspective on the musical legacy of one of the most iconic figures in jazz history
From the archive: in our last in-depth interview with Rocco Prestia he looked back over his five decades with Tower Of Power
The 6-string superhero on his gigantic bass tone, and how he nearly set fire to the Sydney Opera House
The 10 best reggae albums from Jamaica’s main bass men. From Sly and Robbie to Bob Marley and the Wailers
On 7 April 1967, the Stax/Volt Revue hit Europe. Norwegian TV caught them in action in Oslo. What’s Norwegian for “locked in”?