Other questions abound: Who the hell made this Matrix bass? Reeves not-so-famously played bass in the ‘90s grunge band DogStar, releasing three albums from 1996 to 2000, but he probably never played a bass this dope while in the band. This bass slays, for obvious reasons. The only thing it needs is more knobs.
Also, what’s up with his hat? Is it on backwards deliberately, or did Keanu just forget about proper photo-taking decorum? It looks like a puffy chef’s hat, which makes the actor seem like a sad little kid who was forced to wear it. That makes us sad. There’s also a portrait of a mushroom cloud billowing in the background, which gives this whole thing some apocalyptic undertones. There’s just so much to unpack here.
We’ve asked Reeves' publicist about this sick bass guitar’s backstory. We’ll update this post if we hear back. In the meantime, find some time to watch The Matrix today.