Homer Simpson the bass hero

In the latest episode of The Simpsons, Homer pursues yet another secret passion – the passion of playing bass.

Upon discovering he has the “muscular stumps of a bass man” Homer adopts the trusty four-string to chase a career as a bass player to follow in the footsteps of “what’s-his-name from The Who or that guy from Led Zeppelin who wasn’t Page, Plant or Bonham.”

Homer eventually ends up forming a band with Kirk Van Houten, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr Hibbert and Apu (who he was once in The Be Sharps with).

Check out the clip from episode Covercraft to check out Homer’s slick bass skills.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.