I wrote for Bass Player for ten years. The worst interviews I did were (no names mentioned) when: I interviewed a legendary British rock bassist by phone, and when I played the tape, all I got was 40 minutes of "Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee." I had no choice but to call him back and have him do the whole thing all over again. He was... quite unhappy. I interviewed a hugely successful veteran bassist whose voice was so deep and soft from daily pot smoking that my voice-activated tape recorder kept turning off and on without me knowing it, so all I got was an hour of rumbling "mup... pt... ops... mohp... drp... vwp..." That interview I reconstructed from memory. I interviewed an Australian all-girl band that I loved, but the drummer--the leader of the band--hated what I wrote (I gave them the article before I turned it in.) She expressed her displeasure by immediately screaming profanity so loudly that my ear rang, forcing me for the only time in my career to scream at someone to shut the eff up. She did, and we solved the problem. I went to their first American show, and they were all bombed and singing so out of tune most of the guests left. I've never been so mortified. By the time the article was published, the band had broken up. And I interviewed a band with a hot female bassist who I discovered in the course of the interview hadn't actually played the bass on the debut album. I stopped the interview to call my boss to ask what to do, and band's female agent came shrieking down the hall toward me like a murderous lunatic. I aborted the interview, and the record company and publicists made the magazine miserable for weeks. Initially my bosses stood by me, but the pressure got so great that I'm pretty sure it contributed to the end of my career. I thought the bass on that debut record was mediocre anyway. They were obviously selling the bassist on her looks. She's famous for writhing, bumping, and grinding in a really contrived way onstage, like the music is so good it's making her lose control of her body. But she still plays mediocre music, so I guess her threshold for losing control is very low.