During a recent episode of CBC Music’s “Jam or Not Jam”, Rush singer – bassist Geddy Lee spoke about some songs which it’s featuring strong bass guitar lines, such as Metallica’s For Whom The Bell Tolls and Tool’s Schism.

On Metallica’s For Whom The Bell Tolls, he said:

“I know that bell… This is one of those songs where the bass line is really doubling the guitar parts. So it’s not… it’s basically contributing to the heavy *inaudible* of the track. The purpose of the bass line is to add weight.

It’s got a bit of a twang and a lot of heaviness. So that genre requires that heavy-metal pump, and that’s what this bass line does. So I would say it’s kind of a jam.”

Listen to the song below.

He also talked about Tool’s Schism, and said:

“This is a jam already. You just have to give me an odd-time signature and I’m all in… This is what I want to turn up… I’m digging this. I don’t remember who it is, but I’ve heard it before. Ultimate jam, that’s a jam.

Listen to the song below.

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