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In Conversation with Matt McJunkins – Putting The Music First

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About This Episode

In today’s podcast we marvel at the awesome bass work of A Perfect Circle bassist Matt McJunkins

Matt’s playing has always been far more advanced than you might think, having tackled the excitable heaviness of bands like Eagles of Death Metal or ASHES dIVIDE and the groove-filled and often quirky music of Puscifer. It’s to his role in these bands that Matt attributes his transition into rock supergroup A Perfect Circle back in 2010. Alongside founding member Billy Howerdel, frontman Maynard James Keenan of Tool fame and guitar icon and former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha, Matt has had to deal with the pressure of learning and executing so many of the band’s tracks, forcing him to focus his attention on really dialling in his bass gear. Aside from recent preparations for the upcoming US summer tour, Matt has also been busy promoting his own debut EP for The Beta Machine.

In this episode you're going to learn:

  • How Matt landed his dream gig with A Perfect Circle
  • All about his approach to touring
  • How he dialled in his bass gear ready for the audition
  • All about his own group, The Beta Machine.
  • And much, much more…

Listen to Matt in Action:

Find Matt here:
The Beta Machine

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Scott :)