Todd Kerns 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 #77 – Todd Kerns.
Who is Todd Kerns?
One of the hardest working musicians in rock n’ roll is Todd “Dammit” Kerns. Currently, he’s the bass player for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, but I’ve known Todd since the late eighties when his band, The Age of Electric, was about to hit the scene. The band after AOE was Static In Stereo, but Todd would go on to do a solo album and then form Sin City Sinners with Brent Muscat (from Faster Pussycat). Todd is a dynamic Canadian (now living in Las Vegas). He took a bunch of his ex-Pat rocking buddies and formed, Toque, a band of former Canadians who cover Canadian bands. Todd grabs all kinds of interesting gigs and has managed to extend his work beyond bass duties. He’s got his own podcast, his own signature model bass (and guitar), he received a star on the B.C. Entertainment Walk of Fame, and his own clothing line (Dammitwear / Anti-Star). Beyond all of that, we get on so well because we’re both huge comic book/science fiction nerds. So, if you want to know what it’s like to rock with Slash from Guns N’ Roses or roll with with former KISS members on the KISS Kruise, you won’t want to miss this. 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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