Band: Alice In Chains, Ozzy Osbourne
For rock/metal bassist Mike Inez, it was like winning the lottery. One of 50 musicians auditioning for Ozzy Osbourne’s band in 1990, he aced the tough competition and was chosen to be a part of the sold-out Blizzard of Ozz world tour. Inez stayed with Ozzy through 1993 until he was invited to replace original bassist Mike Starr in Alice In Chains. He was the bassist on the band’s landmark Jar of Flies, which debuted at #1 — the first EP to ever do so.
Inez has kept busy playing with everyone from Heart, Slash and Black Label Society, to side projects with Jerry Cantrell and members of Queensrÿche (Spies For Darwin), and was even considered a replacement for Metallica’s Jason Newsted. Inez’ clean and intuitive style and ability to adapt to all densities of rock make him one of the most in-demand players in the biz.
Band: James Brown / P-Funk
To back-engineer the development of funk, soul and rap, one only has to look as far as master bass innovator Bootsy Collins. The flamboyant, glam-alien bassist played alongside – and helped define the sound – of such R&B/soul/funk pioneers as … more »
Band: Black Box
Damon Ranger is an accomplished award winning musician, songwriter and television/radio personality. You may not be familiar with his name, but you HAVE heard his music… For starters, Damon has won several awards for his song writing and musical collaborations, … more »
Thomas Seltzer (born 27 July 1969), better known by his stage name Happy-Tom, is bassist (originally drummer) and songwriter in the band Turbonegro, famous for wearing feminine makeup and a sailor’s uniform. He has also gone under the names Tom of Norway and Bongo. The Seltzer family … more »