James LoMenzo is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #58 – James LoMenzo.
When I first met James LoMenzo, I was a kid (like, in my teens). White Lion was racing up the charts with their debut album, Pride, and songs like ‘Wait’, ‘Tell Me’ and ‘When The Children Cry’ were all over the radio, MTV and magazines (no Internet back then, kids). I waited outside of the Montreal Forum and snagged a picture with them (they were on the road supporting one of the bigger arena rocks bands at the time… and I was about 16 years old). White Lion persisted through an era that many don’t like, but it was 1987 and hard rock was peaking (and I was “all in” on the music). In 2019, James is still at it. He is one of the most in-demand rock bass players in the world. If you think there’s no life after glam metal, just listen to how James (a Brooklyn, New York native) went from being in White Lion to the bass player for Zakk Wylde‘s Black Label Society, Megadeth, Slash’s Snakepit, Lynch Mob (featuring George Lynch on guitar) and then, in 2013, he joined John Fogerty‘s band. In between that, he was also a contestant on the 21st season of the reality television series, The Amazing Race. He truly leads an amazing life. Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.