Armored Saint's Joey Vera: ”I heard Kiss’s Alive! and that was about it for me. I just wanted to play an instrument”

Joey Vera
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Veteran headbangers Armored Saint return with a new album, Punching The Sky, on which Joey Vera produces as well as playing bass guitar. Could you multitask as well as he does?

If you’re the songwriter, the producer, and the bass player, is the bass playing the least important part of that equation?  

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