Meet Geoff Templeton - The Foo Fighters
Q. How long have you been with the Foo Fighter's?
A. Thousands of years ago, before the dawn of man...Or for 4 years
Q. Besides the Foo Fighters what other bands have you worked with?
A. Queens of the Stone Age, Beastie Boys, AfI, Tenacious D, Eddie Vedder, Burning Brides, John Tesh, Everclear, Flip, Jimmies Chicken Shack...
Q. How did you get the gig?
A. Down on my knees... Which is how you keep it, too...
Q. How did you become aware of Lakland?
A. Charlotte (Cooper) from the Subways at a festival.
Q. What do you like about Lakland basses?
A. It is all about the neck, Best bass neck EVER... The tones we get from these basses are rich and classic... The precision in the manufacturing is down right amazing, After constant touring with them for several years now, they have held up better than anything else we have tried. As well, after meeting the folks at Lakland, touring the factory, etc., I would find it hard to believe that there is a company out there more personally committed to making great basses.
I know I may sound like your standard ass kissing boot licker. But far above and beyond all the crap on the market, these basses are the shit and make my life easier. Pick one up and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
Q. Can you relate any amusing story about the line of work you do?
A. I have been treated like a king and traveled the world, doing the grunt / janitorial work of the rock industry. Of course now all that has changed since Dave bought myself and most of our crew as a part of some sort of Central American Slave Trading Act that is a sub charter of NAFTA. Which his teams of attorneys have somehow deemed legal. The hours have increased, conditions have greatly suffered, as well in lieu of pay we receive little more than all the cotton candy and corn dogs we can eat. So during these dark days I keep my head low, spending far to much of the day trying to avoid the beatings and sexual advances of band members...Escape is futile, due to the RFD locater chip they have implanted in my neck...someone end this hell, please...