Carmine Rojas

David Bowie, Rod Stewart bassist shares stories of collaboration and musical exploration

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
November 7, 2022

Brooklyn-born bassist Carmine Rojas has been part of some remarkable musical collaborations. For a good part of the mid-1980s, he traveled the world with David Bowie and contributed bass lines to iconic songs including “Modern Love” and “China Girl.” He’s also known for his longtime working relationships with Rod Stewart, with whom he served as a bassist and musical director from 1988 to 2003, and Joe Bonamassa, with whom he recorded and toured with from 2005 to 2015. A lover of many musical styles, Rojas has also worked with the likes of Julian Lennon, Tina Turner, Herbie Hancock, Carole King, Billy Gibbons, Brandy, Carlos Santana, Patti LaBelle, and Lee Ritenour. He also helped found the world music group Ziroq, which draws from a variety of different styles including rock and flamenco.

Watch our interview with Carmine!

See Jon’s blog, with key takeaways from this interview here.

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