Stone Sour bassist sets us straight about his punk rock origins, appreciation for Chris Squire and John Paul Jones and how Warwick basses give him just the tone he’s looking for
Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
July 3, 2017
By David Sands
For many years, Johny Chow has been a steady force for the low end on the hard rock and metal scenes. Now a bassist with alt-metal all-star Stone Sour, he’s got an extensive music history that includes stints with Cavalera Conspiracy, Soulfly and Fireball Ministry. Throughout the course of his career, the impressively bearded Buffalo native has also shared his talents with Systematic, Echo 3, Souls of Ruin, Maximum Penalty, My Ruin and Pushed.
He’s been with the Slipknot side project turned headliner Stone Sour since 2012, first joining as a touring bassist and later becoming a full member in 2014. The group just released their newest album, Hydrograd, on Friday (June 30).
FBPO’s Jon Liebman spoke to Chow at the Warwick booth of the 2017 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California.
Watch our interview with Johny: