“Me and cars don’t really get on,” he says. “I’m a rubbish driver, and there’s way too many of them, obviously.” - Damon Albarn
I: Talk about your relationship with drummer Dominic Howard.
Chris Wolstenholme: With me and Dom, it’s almost like we’re the same instrument. And it’s quite weird on stage. If Dom makes a mistake, I make a mistake right after him, and if I make a mistake, he makes a mistake. I broke my wrist in the States about five years ago, and we had a festival in England the next week, and I couldn’t play, so we had to get another bass player in. He’s actually the guy who plays keyboards for us now [live], and he’s very good, but Dom just couldn’t play with him, because we never really played with anybody else. We learned our instruments together. And the way I play is probably a direct result of the way Dom plays, which I just connect to when I’m playing.
My favourite Drums/Bass Jam: Helsinki Jam.
So, Paul uses a Dave Murray Signature Stratocaster. Up the irons!
“ After the gig in St Petersburg, there are about 50 women waiting outside the dressing room. One of them comes up to me. She’s obviously a psychopath. She has a gift for me - should she go and get it? I’m used to Russian fans giving me roses and teddy bears, but she comes back with a huge, incredibly intricate oil painting, which she says took her five months to complete. It features me, naked and horribly emaciated, with birds on my shoulders. I am holding a glowing heart in front of my genitals… The next day, when we leave for home, I see Dom, our drummer, walking around the airport with the painting, showing it to complete strangers. ”
Matt Bellamy (via selfdoubtandsyphilis)