From their iconic logo and thundering rhythm section, to Angus Young’s high-voltage guitar and Brian Johnson’s endearing metal shriek, AC/DC is synonymous with hard rock, and in 2003 were rightfully inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
AC/DC hold the distinction of having the biggest selling rock album of all time (Back In Black) with 42 million copies sold worldwide. With over 150 million in total catalog album sales, AC/DC is one of the most successful rock groups ever.
Strip away the slash ‘n’ burn riffing and full throttle vocals and you’ll find bassist Cliff Williams, part of a bass/drum tag team that pounds out AC/DC’s emblematic grooves. You won’t find Williams (who joined the band in 1978) playing fancy fills, but his proprietary tone and rock steady meter are central to the band’s instantly recognizable crunch.
Thomas Seltzer (born 27 July 1969), better known by his stage name Happy-Tom, is bassist (originally drummer) and songwriter in the band Turbonegro, famous for wearing feminine makeup and a sailor’s uniform. He has also gone under the names Tom of Norway and Bongo. The Seltzer family … more »
Band: Passion Pit
Bassist for Passion Pit, Jeff holds down the low end for one of the most interesting and popular electro-pop bands out there today. Passion Pit released their second album, Gossamer, in July 2012 to critical acclaim. Three singles, “Take a Walk”, … more »
Band: The Faceless / Animosity
Nashville native Evan Brewer is definitely a force of nature when he slings on one of his basses and stands in front of an Ampeg amp. With bands like Animosity and Reflux in his resume, he seems to be the … more »
Band: Return To Forever / Stanley Clarke Band
It’s difficult to imagine a more powerful figure in the bass community than Stanley Clarke. Watching him play an upright bass always leaves viewers in awe and gives true meaning to the phrase “He makes it look easy.” Introduced to … more »