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Bad ass Bassists

Aug 24, 2017 -- 11:09am

       

Geddy Lee has been voted the Best Bassist of All Time in a poll conducted by MusicRadar.com.

Commenting on the achievement, Geddy says, "Wow…an incredible honor just to be included in a list of such profound bass playing talent. Humbled and very appreciative. Thank you all so much."

Limited to 30 players, the list is as follows:

 

  1. Geddy Lee - Rush
  2. Jaco Pastorius – Weather Report
  3. John Entwistle – The Who
  4. Simon Gallup – The Cure
  5. JJ Burnell – The Stranglers
  6. Steve Harris – Iron Maiden
  7. Jack Bruce - Cream
  8. Chris Squire - Yes
  9. Billy Sheehan – Mr. Big
  10. Les Claypool – Primus
  11. Paul McCartney
  12. Cliff Burton - Metallica
  13. John Paul Jones – Led Zeppelin
  14. Nikki Sixx – Motley Crue
  15. Mick Karn - Japan
  16. Flea – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  17. Victor Wooten
  18. James Jamerson – session player
  19. Lemmy - Motorhead
  20. Geezer Butler – Black Sabbath
  21. Suzi Quatro
  22. Gene Simmons - KISS
  23. Peter Hook – Joy Division / New Order
  24. John Myung – Dream Theater
  25. Duff McKagan – Guns n’ Roses
  26. Mark King – Level 42
  27. Stanley Clarke – Return to Forever
  28. Tony Levin – Peter Gabriel and many others
  29. John Taylor – Duran Duran
  30. John Deacon – Queen

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