Bill Laswell is an experimental bassist, producer and owner of the now defunct Axiom record label. Laswell's music centers mostly around funk, jazz, dub and ambient, although he has worked on several metal and hardcore punk related recordings; Laswell was a member of the experimental heavy meta/free jazz group Last Exit, as well as John Zorn's grindcore/free jazz/ambient/dub project, PainKiller, ...
Laswell is married to Ethiopian singer, Gigi.
Laswell has worked with dozens upon dozens of musicians, amongst them Bernie Worrell and Bootsy Collins of Parliament-Funkadelic fame, Buckethead, John Zorn, Sly Stone and many others.
Laswell has produced albums for Iggy and the Stooges, Motörhead, Herbie Hancock, Swans and White Zombie along with several others.