Famous with careers are bassist
  • Calum Hood

    Calum is the famous bass guitarist of pop-punk band ˜5 Seasons of Summer', also known as 5SOS. As a musician, Calum worked his way to fame with the help of social media. Composing music along with Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin, he landed his band in the top 20 rankings on the Billboard. He is also the songwriter of the group, and has composed most of the songs; he encourages his band members to do the same. Known to have the best body by his fellow group members, he has a mega fan following on social platforms. He often uploads pictures on ˜Instagram' where he has a massive 5.3 million followers; on ˜Twitter' he has more than 7.2 million fans. 5SOS also have a collaborative YouTube channel named after their band, with 3.6 million subscribers and over 660 million views.

    Calum Hood

  • Pete Wentz

    Fall Out Boy bassist, lyricist and backing vocalist who also owns a record label named Decaydance Records, which has signed the likes of Panic! at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes.

    Pete Wentz

  • Riker Lynch

    Riker Lynch is an American musician, singer, bassist and songwriter. Along with his brothers and best friend, he formed the pop-rock band ˜R5'. Riker has had great influence on his siblings, and with a bustling career at the age of twenty five, he is now globally recognised with a huge fan following on social media. Riker is a trained pianist, guitarist, singer, dancer and actor. He deciphered at a young age to embark on a career in the entertainment industry, with high aspirations he managed to live up to his ambitions and is now a music sensation. Beginning his career as a stage actor in children's plays, Riker established showmanship from the age of three. In his teens he began developing a deep interest for music. After encouraging his brothers to form a band of their own, they came up with the idea of a band named ˜R5' and topped the music charts belting out one hit after another. But before earning fame as a singer, he made his presence felt on television in the show ˜Glee'. With an emerging career in pop-rock, the singer also participated in reality shows and gathered publicity, which in turn has boosted his already growing position in the world of entertainment. After the positive reviews of his band's first EP, Riker has been busy on tours in United States and Europe.

    Riker Lynch

  • Connor Ball

    Connor Samuel John Ball is an English bassist and a member of the pop rock band, 'The Vamps'. He shot to stardom by uploading his videos of cover songs on YouTube. Inspired by the bands You Me at Six and All Time Low, he joined 'The Vamps' in 2012. Eventually, the band members also created their own channel, The Vamps: Night & Day, on June 25, 2012. It has garnered 3.1 million subscribers and 154 million views as of May 2018. Besides playing the bass guitar, Connor also performs backup vocals and plays the acoustic and electric guitars. The boys have toured with other bands like McFly and with artists like <a title='Selena Gomez' href='/famous/selena-gomez.htm'>Selena Gomez</a> and The Wanted. They also perform at different events and festivals in the United Kingdom. Having founded their own record label, Steady Records, they have released three studio albums and several hit singles till date.

    Connor Ball

  • Ashley Purdy

    Ashley Purdy is an American musician who serves as the bassist and vocalist of the rock band, Black Veil Brides (BVB). Prior to joining BVB, he had been in many other bands like Orgasm, Stolen Hearts, and Children of the Beast. He joined BVB in 2009, replying to an ad posted by the band's founding member Andy Biersack. Since then, the band has released four studio albums, 'We Stitch These Wounds' (2010), 'Set the World on Fire' (2011), 'Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones' (2013) and 'Black Veil Brides' (2014). The band won MTV's 'Favorite Breakthrough Band of 2011' award. The band members are characterized by their use of black makeup, body paint, tight black studded clothing, and long hair, all of which are inspired by 1980s glam metal bands, such as KISS and Mötley Crüe. Purdy is not only a performing member of his band though; he is also a graphics designer and has been instrumental in sketching out the costumes for each member of the band and also designed the merchandise for the brand. Moreover, he has designed the stage attire of the members of every band he has been in. He also has his own fashion line, Ashley Purdy Fashion Inc.

    Ashley Purdy

  • Mikey Way

    Mikey Way, born as Michael James Way, is a popular American musician. He is best known as the bassist of the band ˜My Chemical Romance'. He is also famous as the backing vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of the rock duo named ˜Electric Century'. The talented musician, along with his band mates, is known for hit albums, such as ˜The Black Parade', ˜Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge' and ˜For the Night to Control', to name a few. Having been influenced by bands like The Misfits, Iron Maiden and Blur from a very young age, Mikey always dreamed of pursuing a career in music right from his childhood days. His dedication, passion, and hard work have helped him emerge as one of the biggest contemporary musicians in the American music industry. Today, apart from name and fame, Mikey Way has successfully earned the love of millions of people as well. Talking about the musician's social media popularity, he holds about 674k followers on Twitter and 596k followers on Instagram as of July 2017.

    Mikey Way

  • Dallon Weekes

    Dallon James Weekes is a well-known American musician and songwriter. He is best known as a backing vocalist, bass guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter for the multi-platinum selling band ˜Panic! at the Disco'. He is also popular as the bass guitarist, lead vocalist, and songwriter for his independent musical band ˜The Brobecks'. Besides contributing to the group projects, the American musician has also given a number of solo performances in his career. Some of the singles Weekes has worked on are ˜Skid Row (Downtown)', ˜Iggy Pop', ˜Mean Ol' Moon' and ˜Please Don't Jump', to name a few. Over the years he has successfully managed to earn considerable name and fame for himself. He is popular not just in the U.S., but in other countries as well. Unsurprisingly, he has a huge fan following on social media. Coming to his personal life, Dallon Weekes is married and has two children.

    Dallon Weekes

  • Jaime Preciado

    Jaime Preciado is a popular American musician who plays bass for the popular band ˜Pierce the Veil'. He is and known for his eccentric sense of living. He is of Mexican descent and also works as a solo musician and has released many singles to critical and commercial acclaim. As a musician, Jaime has been a part of many different groups, bands and has provided his skills to many solo artists. His other collaborations include ˜Trigger my Nightmare' and ˜Steal the Scenery'. His musical achievements include an award which he won in 2014 as the best bass player in the Alternative Press Music Awards. With the punk hardcore band ˜Pierce the Veil', Jaime has found success and has released four albums with the band until now. He has done countless tours and he is one of the most looked after contemporary rockers. His on stage energy is wild and he is known for a ˜crazy' off screen persona, which perfectly resonates with the hardcore music, that Jaime is indulged in creating.

    Jaime Preciado

  • John Deacon

    Retired bass player and composer best known for being in the British rock group, Queen, whose notable for hit songs like "We are the Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody."

    John Deacon

  • Rena Lovelis

    Rena Lovelis is an American singer and bassist who is currently affiliated with the Los-Angeles based pop-rock group Hey Violet. The daughters of musician parents, Rena and her older sister, Nia, grew up enthralled by both music and the performing arts. In 2008, they got together with a few others to form the all-girl, hard-rock group ˜Cherri Bomb'. Subsequently, they signed with Hollywood Records and released their debut extended play ˜Stark' in October 2011. After Julie Pierce, their frontwoman, left the brand in 2013, they rebranded themselves as Hey Violet. Their music changed significantly as well. With Rena as the new frontwoman, the group released their new studio album ˜From the Outside' in 2017. Rena and her band have opened for the likes of Chelsea Girls, Camp Freddie, Filter at the Roxy, and Foo Fighters, the last of whom Rena cites as one of her biggest inspirations. In 2016, the group won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Next Big Thing.

    Rena Lovelis

  • Devin Sola

    Nicknamed Ghost, he is a former bassist for the American metal band Motionless In White who indirectly replaced guitarist <a title='TJ Bell' href='/famous/tj-bell-guitar.htm'>TJ Bell</a>. He would part ways with the band in 2018. 

    Devin Sola

  • Zack Merrick

    Pop punk bassist and backing vocalist who released his fifth album, Don't Panic, with the band All Time Low in 2012. 

    Zack Merrick

  • Justin Hills

    Justin Hills is an American bassist presently affiliated with the rock band Sleeping with Sirens. Prior to joining Sleeping with Sirens, he was a member of another group named For All We Know. A native of Texas, he has always aspired to play the guitar. Sleeping with Sirens released their debut album, ˜With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear', in March 2010. The lead single of that album, ˜If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn', became their first major hit song. Since then, Hills and his group have released four more studio albums, ˜Let's Cheer to This', ˜Feel', ˜Madness', and ˜Gossip', one extended play, ˜If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack', one live album, ˜Live and Unplugged', and one box set ˜The Rise Years'. They have embarked on multiple US and world tours, including the 2017 Up Close and Personal Gossip tour. Hills' popularity as a musician has found its way to social media. On Instagram, he has several hundreds of thousands of followers.

    Justin Hills

  • Levi Jones

    Vocalist and bassist for the four-piece band The Tide who signed with The Vamps' EMI Universal label. 

    Levi Jones

  • Nikki Sixx

    Nikki Sixx is the founder and the lead bassist of the band ˜Mötley Crüe'. Known for his crazy on-stage antics, Sixx has made it to the list of the ˜100 Most Influential' Musicians of today. His career kick-started at the age of 17 and since then, he has gone on to become one of the most admired bassists in the genre of heavy metal around the world. He initially started off by performing in various bands in Los Angeles. Apart from his music career, his autobiography, ˜The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star' and ˜The Dirt', became New York Times best-sellers. He currently hosts the morning radio show, ˜Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx' and ˜The Side Show Countdown'. He also has his own clothing line titled, ˜Royal Underground'. Initially, this line focused on men's clothing and has now slowly expanded to women's wear. Before he got into the world of music, he was making ends meet by working numerous dead-end jobs. However, he always dreamt of becoming a songwriter and also dreamt of putting together the ultimate ˜theatrical' band, thus forming the ˜Mötley Crüe'.

    Nikki Sixx

  • Adam Met

    Vocalist and bassist for the musical group AJR, a trio comprised of brothers Adam, <a title='Jack Met' href='/famous/jack-met.htm'>Jack Met</a>, and <a title='Ryan Met' href='/famous/ryan-met.htm'>Ryan Met</a>. He and his brothers write, produce, and mix all of their own material. 

    Adam Met

  • Mike Dirnt

    Bassist and co-founder of the punk rock band Green Day, the group known for songs like "Good Riddance" and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." 

    Mike Dirnt

  • Lyn-Z

    Synthpunk bassist for the band Mindless Self Indulgence. Her band released such albums as Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy.

    Lyn-Z

  • Ross MacDonald

    Member of the English indie rock group The 1975 who released four EPs before finally releasing a full length debut album in September of 2013.

    Ross MacDonald

  • Flea

    Born Michael Balzary, he is the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and widely considered to be one of the greatest rock bassists of all-time.

    Flea

  • Jed Elliott

    Bassist best known as one member of the English rock band The Struts. The band released their debut single "I Just Know" in 2012, followed by the EP Kiss This and album Everybody Wants in 2014.

    Jed Elliott

  • Matt Kean

    Member of the British metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon, who have released albums like Suicide Season and Sempiternal. He earned the nickname of "Vegan" for being the only vegan of the group.

    Matt Kean

  • Jon Walker

    Chicago-born musician most famous for being the former bassist of the pop-rock band Panic! at the Disco. In 2011, he went solo with the releases "Home Recordings" and "New Songs."

    Jon Walker

  • Cliff Burton

    Clifford Lee Burton was the talented bass guitarist of the American heavy metal band ˜Metallica' whose tragic death was a great loss to the world of western music and to music lovers all over the world. Even during his childhood days, he showed signs of becoming a great musician. Initially he learnt to play classical piano but later got attracted to rock music and started playing bass guitar both out of his passion and as a tribute to his brother who died very young. Even as a boy, he had a good taste for music and he listened to all kinds of music irrespective of the genre. The influence of rock stars like Phil Lynott, Geddy Lee, and Geezer Butler can be felt in his performances for Metallica where he made an indelible impression as a bassist. He was daring and unconventional in his stage performances and made them lively both by his attire and by his musical rendering; dressed in bell bottoms combined with his mannerism of head-banging and his blond hair waving in the air, he kept the audiences spellbound. As an individual, he was friendly, honest, practical, and someone who freely expressed his opinions. It was tragic that the music prodigy lost his life at the prime of his youth.

    Cliff Burton