Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler pretty much sketched the blueprints for the heavy metal bass players who followed him.
Let's see. You're Slash, and you've got six weeks off before the next leg of your tour in support of 'Apocalyptic Love.' Do you spend that time recharging your batteries by resting on some beach somewhere, or do you grab your guitar and jam with one of your idols? For the real Slash, there's really only one answer, isn't there?
Looks like Bert Weedon, who died last week at the age of 91, had a far-reaching impact on classic rock indeed. His 1957 book, 'Play in a Day,' influenced musicians like the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and Brian May -- and now you can add Black Sabbath members Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi to that list as well.