John Paul Jones
We know, more classic rock, but come on. Just listen to "Dazed and Confused." Listen to it! That bassline does something to your soul, and that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Jones's contributions to Led Zeppelin. While rock star frontman Plant, genius guitar player Page, and madman drummer Bonham made it nearly impossible for Jones to grab any significant time in the spotlight, any true Led Zeppelin fan knows that his contributions to the band's sound were absolutely essential. It’s not like he hung up his bass in the '70s either. Jones has continued to pump out great music, and most recently has been playing alongside Dave Grohl and Josh Homme as part of the hard rock group Them Crooked Vultures. Nearly 70-years-old and still going strong, Jones is the living embodiment of a bass legend. All praise due.