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Chris Wyse of The Cult

235 Chris Wyse of Owls, The Cult, and Ace Frehley Interview

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Veteran rock bassist Chris Wyse of The Cult, Ozzy Osbourne, Ace Frehley and more talks his career, his various gigs and more

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Joining us is Chris Wyse, whose rock ‘n roll resume includes past stints with Ozzy Osbourne and The Cult, and who now holds down the low end for Ace Frehley when not fronting his own band Owl. While he spent the better part of the late 80s and early 90s in his own bands, Chris tells us about his decision to leave his home in New York and cross the country to Los Angeles in the mid-90s. Thanks to a relationship with mega-producer Bob Rock, Chris was able to play with a wide array of musicians, and was a part of the Tal Bachman band responsible for the Top 10 single “She’s So High.” From there, Chris went on to work with Scott WeilandNina Gordon of Veruca SaltMick Jagger, and eventually landed one the audition spots for Metallica, as seen in the documentary Some Kind of Monster. Chris takes us through it all, talks songwriting, equipment and the importance of music education in this wide-ranging interview.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - The Right Thing by Owl
  • 3:56 - Things You Can’t See by Owl
  • 29:31 - She’s So High by Tal Bachman
  • 34:21 - War (The Process) by The Cult
  • 43:48 - Strangeways (Live) by Ace Frehley
  • 1:02:04 - Starship by Ace Frehley
  • Outro - Destroyer by Owl

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