Sid Menon

Sid Menon Sid Menon

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
August 28, 2017

Chris Lane bassist speaks about the influence of Tim Commerford, Rex Brown and Slash, playing with fanned-fret Dingwalls and more

By David Sands

Sid Menon is a man who knows a little bit about walking the line between different musical genres. Currently he’s the bassist, bandleader and musical director for country music singer Chris Lane. But the well-traveled musician also has his fair share of experience with metal and pop too. The North Carolina native spent much of the mid-2000s holding down bass and vocals for the Winston-Salem deathcore band Glass Casket (previously known as Gadrel). That band, which released two studio albums, also featured drummer Blake Richardson and guitarist Dustie Waring, who now play with the prog-metal band Between the Buried in Me. Around that time, he also performed with the Christian Metalcore band Upheld, appearing on their 2005 EP Behind Your Eyes. Later in the decade Menon switched his bass for a guitar and stepped out as frontman for Yearling, a pop-punk outfit that released a single album, The View from Here, in 2007.

FBPO’s Jon Liebman recently caught up with the eclectic musician at his home in Nashville during this year’s Summer NAMM for a conversation which delved into the musical influence of his Indian heritage, jumping from guitar to bass and why he always goes with D’Addario strings (even when he doesn’t know they’re D’Addarios).

Watch our interview with Sid:

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