Famous bass players in movies

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by A-Step-Towards, Dec 29, 2009.


  1. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    I was watching worlds greatest dad its a movie about a son who dies acciddentally from masterbating and choking himself at the same time and everyone hated him before he died. His dad made it appear as if he died of a real sucide and wrote a suicide not everyone before his death hated him at school but now that he was dead he was reinvented and the kids idolized him and saw him as someone they loved.

    Well there is a small scene where a man comes up and pats robin williams on the back as he cries over his son. I paused the movie and was like wait a sec thats krist noveslic of nirvana, the irony is that after Kurt died he became like a god to people. I thought it was funny and i like krist.

    Any other bass players that have been in movies? someone told me duff mckagan did some movie or show
  2. Serial Junkie

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    Flea has been in a lot of movies: Back to the Future II and III, The Big Lebowski, etc.

    Donald Duck Dunn was in The Blues Brothers movies.

    All of Blink 182 was in American Pie.

    I'm sure there are more, but that's what I've got off the top of my head.
  3. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    How did i forget Donald haha i loved him in that movie. I did not know blink was in that i think i have only seen number 2.
  4. jmattbassplaya

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    Steve Harris was in a safety belt commercial with the rest of Maiden....
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  6. JulienJeff

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    Jeff Ament (pearl jam) and all the band appears in the movie "single"
  7. andreaska

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    You can see Sting in some movies...
    A small selection:
    Quadrophenia (1979)
    Brimstone and treacle (1982)
    Dune (1984)
    The Bride (1985)
    Stormy Monday (1988)
    Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  8. necrobot

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    hahahaha, i've seen a similar scene in a movie called ken park. except he's jacking off to a tennis match between women on tv and you actually see him ejaculate.. it's pretty disturbing.


    HAH, oh.. and.. no, i don't know of any bass players in movies lol.
  9. ack

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    John Doe (X) has been in a ton of movies and TV series.
    X is a great band, and he's got a killer voice.
  10. Clark Dark

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    Gene Simmons has played a few bad guys in the movies. I think "wanted dead or alive" is a title that comes to mind.
  11. GM60466

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    Paul McCartney - Hard Days Night, Help, Broad Street
  12. Bassmingo

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    Lemmy - Airheads

    Does Gary Sinise count?
  13. tycobb73

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    Les Claypool - Bill and Ted's... (playing Tommy the Cat)
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    Dirk Shumaker with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in the movie Singles, Wil Dog Abers with Ozomatli in Never Been Kissed
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    Derek Smalls of Spinal tap is in heaps of stuff masquerading as some old dude called Harry Shearer!

    teeheehee.
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    Tony Levin plays himself in One Trick Pony.

    Slightly OT: I was channel surfing the other night and came across some TV show with a young kid doing a goofy James Brown impersonation in his living room (turned out to be an episode of Everybody Hates Chris), and I noticed the bass player in the kid's backup band was Marcus Miller!
  18. calgone47

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    Who could forget the scene in Fear and Loathing with Flea??
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    Geddy Lee and RUSH in the movie "I Love You Man"
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    :cool:

    Larry Klein
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    Let's not forget his stellar performance in that instant classic "KISS meets the Phantom of the Park"! :D

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