10 Greatest Bass Solos In Rock History

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Because, you know, it’s all about the bass. From the Who’s John Entwistle to Metallica’s Cliff Burton, we’ll take you on a deep-toned revelation on some of the greatest bass solos in the history of music. Enjoy!


Yes – “The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)”

Yes’s bassist Chris Squire is nicknamed “fish,” so it’s quite fitting to name the song that truly empowers Squire’s skills in bass-playing. The bass tones here are too immense.

Motörhead – “Stay Clean”

Lemmy might be the fiercest bassist you’ll ever know, that’s for sure. The driving spirit of his bass for Motörhead’s “Stay Clean” is the proof for all assumptions.

Black Sabbath – “NIB”

Geezer Butler is solid proof that not all fantastic musicians are given the appropriate amount of gratitude. Butler’s epic bass tones for “NIB” are up for everyone’s appreciation.


Deep Purple – “Fireball”

Roger Glover delivers an insane number for Deep Purple’s “Fireball” song. This is among the group’s flashiest songs, and Glover’s bass swifts oh-so-neatly.

Cream – “Crossroads”

“Crossroads” highlight’s Clapton’s epic guitar skill, yet absolutely no one could top Jack Bruce’s insane bass line for this song. Solid proof that bass has a knack to be enormously powerful as well.

Metallica – “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)”

Cliff Burton was an exceptional bassist for Metallica, and his sudden passing gave the thrashers an awful pain in the chest. Bass-playing is quite hard for a metal song sheet, yet for Burton, it’s just as easy as 1,2,3.

The Allman Brothers – “Mountain Jam”

Duane Allman may be the star of the group, but bring bassist Berry Oakley’s talents to the light and you’ll wonder why he’s one of the underrated members. His efforts for the group’s “Mountain Jam” performance are extreme.


Led Zeppelin – “The Lemon Song”

JPJ’s great talent for bass is something that one should never ignore. LZ’s “Lemon Song,” is a wonderful proof of why this man is the most talented man you’ll ever see.

Rush – “YYZ”

Geddy Lee, other than the fact that he’s a great keyboardist and vocalist, he’s also the man for epic bass lines. Want to research more about it? Try to listen to Rush’s “YZZ,” and you’ll know.

The Who – “My Generation”

For the man who started it all, it’s quite obvious why “My Generation” from The Who has the most stunning bass solos of all. John Entwistle didn’t want to be overpowered, so he did what he had to do: create something magnificent from an instrument that’s deemed too boring to play with. The result: a miraculous masterpiece.