Hal B. Selzer

Blackhearts bassist tells how he joined forces with Joan Jett

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
September 10, 2018

By David Sands

Put a few more dimes in the jukebox, baby, and you’re sure to hear some of the artists Hal B. Selzer has collaborated with over the years. Currently, the bassist for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, he’s made a name for himself performing and recording with the likes Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Southside Johnny, Lisa Bouchelle, Mitch Ryder, Linda Perry and Ben E. King and playing with the hard rock bands Silent Witness and Adrian Dodz. Beyond that Selzer has also toured with the Broadway show “Rock of Ages,” penned music columns for a variety of national and international publications, and is a producer for the Comcast Network’s “Rock Star Kitchen.”

FBPO’s Jon Liebman recently met up with Selzer on the Joan Jett tour bus to discuss his early days playing music on the Jersey Shore, his introduction to the Blackhearts, his admiration for James Jamerson and a fruitful meeting with Paul McCartney.

Watch our interview with Hal!

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