everyone bashes this guy all the time and i dont see why. hes not the most skilled bassist in the world but good lord he rocks out on stage and is a very inspirational bassist. hes an excellent rock and funk bassist believe it or not. rock isnt about playin some fancy bass line. its about rockin out and puttin on a good show. playin what you feel. flea slams around on heavy parts and puts emotion into the melodic parts. sorry if i hurt any jazz players feelings.