Jason Momoa Says Covering Tool’s “Sober” Led To His Love Of Bass Playing

Metalhead actor Jason Momoa recently discussed his love of bass during an interview with Guitar World. According to him, he became a bigger fan of the instrument after covering Tool’s “Sober” on the set of “Aquaman.”

Momoa said the following:

“We were on the set of ‘Aquaman‘. I always have instruments on the set, so my son was playing drums and my daughter was playing guitar. It was my assistant’s birthday, and she really loves Tool, so I borrowed a bass from my buddy and we all played ‘Sober‘ for her. Right then, my passion for bass really exploded. The moment I put it on, I could just feel the connection – and it was all over.”

“I always knew I wanted to play bass. After that I wanted to play standup, so I bought one and now it’s a passion for me, with how it makes me feel and how it sounds. I studied and studied and studied bass, and I was like ‘My God, I wish I would have done this when I was young.’ I wish that I had that opportunity –but I’m making up for lost time.”

He also discussed the music he listened to as a teenager:

“Pantera, Rage Against The Machine, Primus, Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers. I really, really love John Frusciante and Flea, they’re really huge in my life. Tool, too. I listen to pretty much all of it. A lot of the music I search for is a lot more off the beaten path nowadays. I respect everyone out there doing it, because it’s so hard and so challenging, and I just try not to judge.”

He added:

“I’m really rooted, like one of my gods in music is Tom Waits, but having said that, my goddess is probably Ani DiFranco. I was raised with Miles Davis and Janis Joplin, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor is one of my all-time favorites, too.”

Head over to Guitar World to read the full feature, which also finds Momoa answering questions from members of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Pantera, and Primus.

[via The PRP]

Scour Premiere Video For New Song “Doom” Featuring Jason Momoa & Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan

Scour (Pantera, Pig Destroyer, etc.) will be releasing a new EP titled “Black” on November 27. The effort will feature six tracks including “Doom” (feat. Jason Momoa & Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan), “Nail,” “Propaganda,” “Flames,” “Microbes,” and “Subprime.” You can find a video for “Doom” below. Derek Engemann (ex-Cattle Decapitation) said the following about the EP:

“The latest Scour is the best Scour. This is our most fierce and ripping album to date. Completing the EP trilogy, The Black EP brings a more mature musical approach without compromising the utter relentless brutality. We’ve got a few special gems as well that I’m stoked for people to hear.”

Actor Jason Momoa Gets Lessons And Jams With Primus’ Les Claypool

Metalhead actor Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”) recently got some bass lessons and jammed with Primus’ Les Claypool. You can see photos and footage of that in the below Instagram gallery:

[via The PRP]

Metallica Share Footage Of “No Leaf Clover” From “S&M²” Live Film, Recruit Jason Momoa For New Promo Video

Metallica have shared footage of “No Leaf Clover” from their “S&M²” live album/film. You can find that clip and a new promo video featuring Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”) below. “S&M²” is available now and it features the band’s September 2019 shows with the San Francisco Symphony at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. More details on the release can be found HERE.

Ozzy Osbourne Shares Behind The Scenes Look At “Scary Little Green Men” Clip Featuring Jason Momoa

Just prior to the release of his latest album “Ordinary Man,” Ozzy Osbourne shared a short clip for his song “Scary Little Green Men” featuring metalhead actor Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”), Now, the fronman has shared a behind scenes look at the video:

Watch Jason Momoa Play Ozzy Osbourne In “Scary Little Green Men” Teaser

Ozzy Osbourne has shared a new teaser for “Scary Little Green Men.” The clip stars metalhead actor Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”) and it can be found below. The track is from Osbourne’s new album “Ordinary Man,” which will be released tomorrow (February 21). The following message was shared along with the teaser:

“Ozzy is that you? With OZZY’s highly-anticipated ORDINARY MAN (Epic Records) out tomorrow (Feb 21), he has shared a special clip in advance of the release. But who is the man under the cloak?!”

Actor Jason Momoa Joins Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Onstage For Pantera’s “This Love” In Inglewood, CA

Metalhead actor Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”) was among the celebrities that attended Slayer’s final show in Inglewood, CA last night (November 30) and he even joined Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals onstage during their performance of Pantera‘s “This Love.“ You can see footage of that below.

Momoa wasn’t the only celebrity at Slayer’s final show. Actor Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”, etc.), King Diamond, Post Malone, and members of Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Butcher Babies, etc. were all present as well:

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Actor Jason Momoa Got Coaching From Archspire’s Vocalist For His War Cry In “See”

As previously reported, Archspire’s Oliver Rae Aleron (aka Oli Peters) and Spencer Prewett appeared in the first episode of the Apple TV+ series “See.” Now, Aleron has revealed that he also helped Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”) learn his vocal style, so the actor could use it for his character’s war cry.

Aleron told IndieWire the following:

“Jason has such an interest in music and has done aggressive acting scenes before, so he was a quick learner for this. We spent time getting him familiar with what the vocal style is and were messaging back and forth while Archspire was on tour. When we hung out on sets, in between takes I’d come over to him and we’d go over the lines together.”

He also added the following about his and Prewett’s cameo:

“Already having the background experience of being in front of cameras while playing and having to have high energy during go time helped us out with being on screen. Being on a big-budget TV set was a trip, and Jason putting us in speaks to the creative side of what he does. He has this crazy reputation and status, but he’s just a fun metal dude.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Members Of Archspire Appear In Apple TV+ Series “See”

Archspire’s Oliver Rae Aleron and Spencer Prewett are featured on the first episode of the Apple TV+ series “See.” Aleron and Prewett got their roles on the show thanks to metalhead actor Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”). The band posted the following about that:

[via The PRP]

Actor Jason Momoa Lives “Childhood Dream” Meeting Slayer & Anthrax At Budapest Show

Celebrity metalhead Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”, etc.) attended Slayer and Anthrax’s show in Budapest, Hungary last night (June 11). The actor says it was “one of the greatest shows of [his] life” and that being able to meet the musicians was a “childhood dream.” You can see photos of Momoa hanging out with the bands below: