Scott Reeder

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Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
February 5, 2018

Fireball Ministry/Kyuss bassist talks about a new album, his left-handed playing method and more

By David Sands

One of the most respected bassists working today’s hard rock and metal scenes, Scott Reeder serves as the evangelist of the low notes for the L.A.-based metal mayhem outfit Fireball Ministry. After making a name for himself in the early-to-mid-1990s kicking up mind-bending sonic sludge with The Obsessed and Kyuss—two bands known for their innovative blend of Stoner Rock and Doom Metal—Reeder continued to break ground with underground metal acts like Unida and Goatsnake. It’s also probably worth mentioning that he briefly played with Tool and was one of eight bassists who auditioned to replace Jason Newsted in Metallica, a position that was ultimately filled by Robert Trujillo. Reeder released a solo album, TunnelVision Brilliance, in 2006 and collaborated with Dave Grohl on the soundtrack to the documentary Sound City: Real to Reel in 2013. In addition to his work with Fireball Ministry, he’s also busy playing on and producing a wide variety of other projects.

FBPO’s Jon Liebman recently met up with Reeder in Hollywood, California to discuss Fireball Ministry’s latest album, Remember the Story, his 8-string left-handed Warwick “Katana” bass, new and prospective projects and more.

Watch Scott’s Interview Here!

Fireball Ministry’s latest album is available here:

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Remember The Story

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