I think the future looks great for music, musicians, bass players, and all we love about music.
Every time I want to impress someone about samples and hip-hop, I play 'Portrait of Tracy.' It's one of the greatest bass players ever doing a whole composition with only the two harmonics of electric bass; then a three-second loop in it became every great R&B song in five-year intervals.
I'm a bass player and I'm a drummer - I'm a big fan of bass players.
It's not so surprising that there are more women in metal bands. And they're not just fronting them. There are drummers and guitar players, bass players.
Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, it changed me. I didn't even know what bass players did until I saw Cream.
A lot of other bass players have told me I'm the only bass player who plays with a pick but sounds like he's playing with the thumb and fingers, which is a great compliment.
There are a lot of people who can do it on the guitar and sing at the same time, but I think what is harder is bass players that can play the bass and sing.
I set myself up to be a bass guitarist and bass players get a lot more work than people like me.
I can understand why some of these drummers and bass players become cult figures with all of their equipment and the incredible amount of technique they have. But there's very little that I think satisfies you intellectually or emotionally.
My heroes are guys like Frank Capra and Elia Kazan and Coen brothers and Terry Gilliam, more so than a lot of bass players at this point in my life. So I've always been an old-film nut and have very much enjoyed doing videos over the years.