Alice In Chains bassist Mike Inez discussed singers and guitarists talking shit about each other in a new Music Radar interview.
“The thing about bass players is that we’re friendly to each other, whereas singers hate each other, and guitarists will pretend that they like each other – but then talk shit about each other, haha! It’s a great community. I travel around the world and I try to represent that, because I think that being like Lee or Chuck or Larry Graham or Robert Trujillo is important.”
He also discussed his bass sound.
“Old Ampegs are my thing for that nice fat sound. I use a ’69 in the studio with a newer, hollow-body bubinga bass on a couple of songs. It’s the Star Bass 2 that Leland Sklar plays. He’s an old friend and we had a nice discussion about that bass; it’s such a good instrument. Whenever I do autograph signings at the Warwick Bass Camp, I always try and sit next to Lee, because he’s who I want to be when I grow up, haha! He drives around LA in a hotrod and writes pissed-off Facebook posts; he’s amazing. Him and Chuck Rainey tell these stories that leave me in awe.”