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Fun "Their Bass Players" Facts

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by iriegnome, Dec 21, 2005.


  1. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I searched a little and did not find anything specific on this topic. I like knowing a bunch of worthless junk like this - - -

    Waylon Jennings was Buddy Hollys Bassist.
    Keaneu Reeves plays bass for Dogstar

    That kind of stuff...
     
  2. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    isaac newton was a bass player
     
  3. Part of the "rush" counterparts album was recorded using an amp fished out of the garbage.
     
  4. dangnewt

    dangnewt Veteran Dispenser

    Jun 6, 2003
    MetroWest Boston
    From IMDB.com:

    The bass player in the band Otis Day and the Knights is then-unknown bluesman Robert Cray. Cray was instrumental in getting the musicians together that appeared as the band.
     
  5. Ronnie James Dio played bass in a band called Elf.
     
  6. Lt. Dan (Gary Sinise) from Forrest Gump is a bass player.

    His band is The Lt. Dan Band, they do USO shows
     
  7. Isn't Bruce Willis a bassist?
     
  8. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    The Fretless bass part in Pink Flyod's "Hey You" Was not played by Roger Waters. He could not stand the idea of playing a Fretless. It was played by David Gilmore
     
  9. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Glen Campbell played bass for the Beach Boys.
     
  10. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Kenny Rogers played bass for his band First Edition
     
  11. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    John Lennon Played bass on "Hey Jude" while Paul played Piano
     
  12. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Jimmy Page was the first Bass Player for the YardBirds :eek:
     
  13. Larry99

    Larry99

    Aug 17, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    the famous bass solo/break in the Paul Simon tune "You Can Call Me Al" (played by Bakithi Kumalo) is a recording trick. The second half is actually the first half played backwards. ...this confounded me for months trying to learn it, until I read it somewhere.
     
  14. spectorbass83

    spectorbass83

    Jun 6, 2005
    canada
    Hulk Hogan plays bass :D Anyone got the pic? Come on I know somebody does!

    Les Claypool tried out for Metallica...he was not what they were looking for. Has anyone heard his Master Of Puppets bass solo?
     
  15. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    "Before he became the famous wrestler Hulk Hogan, Terry Bollea worked as a bass player for a Tampa Bay rock band called Ruckus."
     
  16. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    The Doors did not have a bassist! :bawl:
     
  17. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Denver, Colorado
    Jazz Artist (and bassist), Waymon Tisdale was a Power Forward on the Phoenix Suns...

    Also, I heard that Steve Lukather played bass on Michael Jackson's "Beat It"...
     
  18. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Shaq & Malcolm Jamal Warner (Theo from the Cosby Show) are bass players as well.
     
  19. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    I believe that while Ray Manzarek always played the bass lines on keyboard live, they had quite a few session musicians playing a real electric bass on many of the studio tracks on their albums.
     
  20. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    ummm... let's see.

    • Jeff Bridges is a Bassist
    • Johnny Depp is a bassist
    • Harry Shearer is a bassist in real life as well in film...
    • Mike Judge is a bassist
    • Penn Gillette is a bassist