It has been a very long time, past 2003 for a few even. Personally, I remember a couple of versions of the IMBB (before the IMFC even started) and a few of those folks are still about. Many who came from that community seeded this one in the early years. There is a lot of history in the older threads!
In case anyone was wondering, metalsetlists was originally registered on July 22nd, 2004. We were live shortly thereafter.
Jaco died for our sins so that modern bass players could be free to play more and be heard.