My band is urging me to become more or less a "modern day bass player". They keep wanting me to follow bands like Papa Roach, UPO, Nickelback, and Collective Soul. Growing up on Zeppelin and Sabbath, you can see how that idea isn't too appealing to me. Is it necesary that I play with a modern day influenced sound to play modern music. I always thought that's what helped set us apart from other groups in the city. I mean, John Paul Jones surely wasn't influenced too much by rock musicians when he went to Led Zep. He was a jazz player primarily. I don't get it.