Robert Trujillo 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 #100 – Robert Trujillo.
Who is Robert Trujillo?
We are here. Welcome to episode #100 of Groove – The No Treble Podcast. We thought we would do something (extra) special to celebrate 100 months (over eight years) of gathering, recording and preserving these incredible oral histories of bass players from across the world and across genres. So, for the first time, we decided to invite one bass player back for a second appearance. And, with his band’s latest album, 72 Seasons, about to be released we knew it had to be none of than Robert Trujillo from Metallica. Rob was our first guest back in January 2015. The catalyst for that conversation was his involvement in the creation of the amazing Jaco Pastorious documentary, Jaco. And, for those who don’t know, he was responsible for ensuring that the Pastorious family got back Jaco’s famed Bass of Doom. Along with spending the past 20 years holding down the groove for Metallica, Rob’s career also includes Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, and playing with Ozzy Osbourne. Rob was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Metallica in 2009. Rob is heavily influences by funk, jazz and Motown. He is known for his intricate basslines and thunderous grooves. Rob’s contribution to Metallica’s music and legacy cannot be overstated. As one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time, Metallica has sold over 125 million albums worldwide and won numerous awards. Rob’s musicianship and passion for the bass have helped to solidify Metallica’s status as one of the greatest bands of all time. Cheers to another one hundred episodes! 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.
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