Mike Watt

Minutemen, Stooges bassist opens up about his creative process

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
November 21, 2022

He co-founded the Minutemen. He’s played bass with the Iggy & the Stooges and has been a member of fIREHOSE, Dos, and the supergroup Big Walnuts Yonder. Known for his eclectic musical influences and idiosyncratic playing, he’s been voted among the top bass players in numerous polls. He’s humble punk rock legend Mike Watt. First rising to prominence alongside Minutemen bandmate D. Boon, the Virginia native has since gone on to have a stellar solo career, been part of countless side projects, and collaborated with everyone from Frank Black to Kelly Clarkson. Here’s our latest interview with the maverick bass great.

Mike’s new project, Everywhen We Go, a trio recording with Mike Baggetta and Jim Keltner, was released November 18, 2022.

Watch our interview with Mike!

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

Everywhen We Go is available here:


Everywhen We Go




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