this has to the best bass book of tabs i've ever come across, why bother getting the 2003 version when it has less songs then this one, has half the songs this one has, and the 2003 version just has newer stuff (new metal etc, where the bass is normally boring). This tab book is really a rock tab book, ranging from heavy metal, classic rock, rock, and some more lighter stuff. Highlights for me would have to be black sabbath, deep purple, ozzy, pink floyd, the who, cream. Some other interesting bands which i have'nt quite learned yet are PRIMUS,led zeppelin, queensryche,. Other more popular bands may include aerosmith, alice in chains, alice cooper, hendrix, judas priest, megadeth, guns 'n roses, metallica, queen, van halen, nirvana, winger. But it does have some weak bass-lines from new metal bands such as limb bizkit,foo fighters, system of a down and blink 182. But this book is bound to have stuff you both love, and hate, but still its worth it. Although a metallica song is called breadfan, which is is really a cover of BUDGIE, and Van Halens song, you've really got me is a popular cover released on his first album. You can enjoy hours of playing your dearly loved bass with this book,so dont miss out.