Rick Barrio Dill
Rick Barrio Dill is an American musician. He has performed and produced under the names Rick Dill, Keylow D, RBD, currently, he is an active member of the band Vintage Trouble. He has been a member of 2nd Day Crush and The Ty Taylor Review, Barrio Dill is a frequent freelance contributing writer for Recording Magazine. Born Richard Andrew Dill in Tampa, Florida, he spent his years in the nearby town of Brandon, Florida. Dill attended both Bloomingdale Senior High School and Brandon High School, graduating from the latter and he went on to graduate from the University of South Florida, majoring in Business Marketing with an emphasis on Music Theory. Dill took music as an interest early on in life and Dills parents recall that he picked up his first guitar when he was 7 and his musical growth was supported by a home filled with the sounds of records, and Dill remembers being influenced by his parents music collection. This collection included early rock such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones as well as Tom Jones and his first musical instrument was a recorder, a violin, and was soon followed by the electric guitar.
He immediately started imitating legends Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai, at age 16, Dill was exposed to Sly & The Family Stone, particularly the heavyweight bass guitar sounds of Larry Graham and shortly after, he became a bass player. At age 17, he discovered Prince, Motown Records and vintage soul and it was this early rhythm and blues and 70s funk music that served as the catalyst for his growth as a bass guitarist. This is best reflected by his current musical project Vintage Trouble, martini made live cameo appearances in early incarnations of Barrio Dills rock/funk band Starbaby, as well as contributed tenor sax to the song Lines Out from an early Starbaby EP Star Candy. Dill cites a myriad of influences on his musical style stating, Bob Marley, and Motown created the air I breathe, the rest is just by-products. He primarily plays the guitar, but is a skilled producer, arranger. Dill played in the local Tampa bands, Line-9 and Ramona Ramonster, after deciding to form his own band, he recruited Ramona Ramonster drummer Hugh Joe Murphy and Line-9 singer Mike Dornberger, and guitarist Kris Hawkins to form the rock/funk band Starbaby.
With the band ready, Dill moved his studio to the unused side of Audio Lab Studios in Tampa. Here, he was reunited with whom he claims is his biggest studio and music mentor, Marchak, an engineering and producing local, had actually recorded Dills first ever demo many years before. The two began working together in different capacities on a variety of death metal, hip-hop, rock. Dill assisted Greg in the editing and engineering on many of the writing sessions for Trans-Siberian Orchestra recordings. This union led to Marchak helping Barrio Dill co-produce and mix the Starbaby LP Welcome to the Planet, upon the release of the LP, Barrio Dill and Hawkins relocated to Los Angeles in 2003
Kenny Aaronson is an American bass guitar player. He has recorded and performed with notable artists, such as Billy Idol, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. He started playing drums at the age of eleven, following in his brothers footsteps. Aaronson switched to bass at the age 14 after becoming enamored by the bass on Motown records and was strongly influenced by James Jamerson. As a teenager, he played bass for Brooklyn-based hard rock band Dust, which included Marc Bell, in 1973, Aaronson joined the New York band Stories, whose single, Brother Louie, reached #1 on the Billboard and Record World charts. In 1988 Aaronson was named Bassist of the year by Rolling Stone and that year Aaronson toured with Bob Dylan, but he was forced to leave the tour after developing skin cancer. Aaronson underwent surgery, which was successful in defeating the disease, Kenny auditioned for the Rolling Stones in 1994. Aaronson was a member of Jetts backing group the Blackhearts from 1991 to 1995. Aaronson was one of the few Blackheart band members to co-write a track with Jett.
The song, World Of Denial, was recorded for the 1994 album Pure and Simple but was not released in the U. S. until 2001s Fit To Be Tied- Great Hits by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. July 2011 Aaronson has supported singer/songwriter John Eddie and played with Corky Laing & The Memory Thieves and he continues to produce music and perform studio work. In 2011, Aaronson recorded with ex Bongos singer Richard Barone on an album for The Runaways. Aaronson joined the New York Dolls and will be touring in the summer of 2011 supporting Mötley Crüe and Poison. More recently,2014 recorded with Gar Francis of the Doughboys, Kurt Reil of The Grip Weeds, in June 2015 the first single of the album called Johnny Commando reached Top 10 in The Netherlands at Ned. FM Radio. In November 2015, he joined legendary British band The Yardbirds, official website, www. kennyaaronson. com Interview with Mambo Sons bandmate Tom Guerra for Vintage Guitar Magazine, Kenny Aaronson, From Dust to Dylan
Victor Bailey (musician)
Victor Bailey was an American bass guitar player. He was the bassist for Weather Report during their years from 1982 to 1986. As a musician, Bailey was known for his signature scat-bass solos, born in Philadelphia, on March 27,1960, Victor Randall Bailey was raised by a highly musical family. His father, Morris Bailey Jr. was a musician and composer, while his uncle, Donald Duck Bailey, was a jazz drummer. As a child, Bailey played the drums, but ultimately switched to guitar after the bassist in his neighborhood band walked out of a band practice. Because young Victor took a liking to the instrument, his father encouraged him to become a bass player. Beginning in 1978, at the age of 18, Bailey attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston after being disqualified from service due to asthma. Like his father, Bailey suffered from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease for most of his adult life, as the disease progressed, Bailey began using a cane to offset his weakened legs. The weakness finally spread to his body, necessitating his 2015 retirement from performing.
He died on November 11,2016 in Stafford, VA, likely from complications from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, fender released a Victor Bailey Signature acoustic bass guitar, as well as the Victor Bailey Jazz Bass, available in 4, 5-string and fretless versions. Bottoms Up Petite Blonde Low Blow Thats Right, electric Traffic Slippin n Trippin Victor Bailey at the Internet Movie Database
Karl Matthew Alvarez is an American bassist and songwriter for both the Descendents and All, the band that resulted after the Descendents disbanded again in 1987. Alvarez joined the Descendents after the Enjoy, album from his previous bands The Massacre Guys and Bad Yodelers, and played on all of the All albums, and the Descendents albums All, Everything Sucks and Cool To Be You. He plays finger style bass and provides backing vocals when live, since joining the band he has been a major songwriter contributing many songs to All, Everything Sucks and Cool To Be You. In the summer of 2006 he joined Gypsy Punk band Gogol Bordello for part of the Vans Warped Tour, Karl currently plays guitar and sings in Underminer and the Vultures. Since 2004 Karl has played with The Last along with Descendents/All drummer Bill Stevenson and he is currently a singer in a band called Underminer. In 2006 Karl played on The Lemonheads self-titled comeback album which was released on Los Angeles Vagrant Records, during their last two Canadian tours, Karl filled in on bass for Canadian celtic-punk group The Real McKenzies.
Australian punk band Frenzal Rhomb wrote a song about Karl, on their 2011 album, Smoko At The Pet Food Factory, Karl suffered a mild heart attack on August 11,2007
Barry Turner Bales is the American long time bass player and harmony vocalist for Alison Krauss and Union Station. He has been in the band for around 25 years and he has won a total of 14 Grammy Awards. The 2012 Grammy was awarded as a member of the Union Station band on Paper Airplane, Bales grew up in Colonial Heights, outside of Kingsport and attended Sullivan South High School. Early memories of music listening to the records of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs. He started experimenting with various instruments at the age of 10, by age 15, Bales had found the bass and was playing regionally in various groups. Bales attended East Tennessee State University, participating in the Bluegrass, Old Time, over the years, Bales has become one of the most in-demand session musicians in acoustic music. He has recorded and performed with artists as Reba McEntire, Susan Ashton, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Bowman. He currently resides in Greene County, Tennessee with his wife Aliceson and their young son
Joseph Edgar Foreman, better known by his stage name Afroman, is an American rapper and musician. He is best known for the hit single Because I Got High and he was nominated for a Grammy award in 2002. He began his career in 8th Grade, when he began recording homemade songs, the first tape I made was about my eighth-grade teacher, he once recalled. She got me kicked out of school for sagging my pants, so I wrote this song about her and it sold about 400 copies, it was selling to teachers, just about everybody. And I realized that, even though I wasnt at school, my song was at school, all these people would come by my house just to give me comments about how cool they thought the song was. Foreman performed in his church at an age, playing both the drums and guitar. Afroman was inspired to write the songs lyrical content by his unwillingness to clean his room, in late 2001, the song became a worldwide hit and was featured in the films Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The Perfect Score, and Disturbia in the 2000s.
Because I Got High was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2002, after the singles success, Afroman joined the lineup of Cypress Hills fall festival Smoke Out with the Deftones, Method Man, and others. After this, Universal Records signed Afroman to a six-album deal, the Good Times was a compilation of Afromans first two albums and some new tracks. Afroman started releasing his music independently and mostly through the Internet in 2004, and that year, he recorded Jobe Bells, Afroman was part of the 2010 Gathering of the Juggalos lineup. In October 2014, Afroman released a remix of his song Because I Got High, on February 17,2015, Afroman was midway through his performance at a live music venue in Biloxi, Mississippi when a woman walked on stage. It is unknown whether she was invited up and she casually approached Foreman, drink in hand, from behind and began dancing. When she touched Foreman he spun around and knocked her down with a blow to the head and he was subsequently escorted offstage by security and was arrested and taken into custody, and charged with assault.
He was released on bond shortly thereafter, there were reportedly 12 to 15 security guards on duty to manage a crowd in excess of 500 people. When interviewed, Foremans representative claimed that the act was an involuntary reflex caused by the woman invading his space and he stated that Foreman mistook the woman for another audience member who had been consistently heckling Foreman. Foreman has since apologized and is seeking assistance with anger management. My Fro-losophy Because I Got High Sell Your Dope The Good Times Afroholic
Mark Andes is an American musician, known for his work as a bassist with Canned Heat, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Firefall and Mirabal. Andes was born in Philadelphia, but grew up in Los Angeles, as a teenager, he was an early member of Canned Heat, but left before the band was signed to a recording contract. Andes was a member of the band Spirit. He played bass on their first four albums and on some subsequent reunion albums, during a bout with the flu, Mark co-wrote one of Spirits first singles, Mechanical World, with fellow Spirit member Jay Ferguson who was a friend from High School. Spirit was noted for its hybrid sound of rock and jazz styles, the group released groundbreaking works such as Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus, that were critically lauded on, but commercial success largely eluded them at the time. When the original line-up of Spirit broke up in 1971 over money, Andes and he recruited his brother, Matt Andes, to play guitar. Andes only recorded one album with Jo Jo Gunne before semi-retiring from music around 1972, during his stay, the band had a Top 40 hit with the song Run, Run.
When Jo Jo Gunne reformed for a new album and gigs in 2004, Andes moved to Boulder, where he lived in the basement of local musician Jeff Reaves. In 1975, he was recruited by former Flying Burrito Brothers vocalist Rick Roberts, for six years, Mark would be in a band that had a string of hit singles, including the Top 10 hit, You Are the Woman. During the early 1980s, Andes collaborated briefly with future Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin, following a move back to California, and some session work, Andes joined Heart. He appeared on their album for Epic Records, Passionworks. During this time, Heart found mainstream success, with number one singles. After a decade with Heart, Andes returned to session work, in 1995, he joined up with Native American musician Robert Mirabal to collaborate on his album entitled Mirabal. Andes played with Ian McLagan and the Bump Band, Alejandro Escovedo, Jo Carol Pierce and he very briefly played in a band called MPTU with drummer Pat Mastelotto, singer Malford Milligan and Phil Brown.
Andes now lives near Houston in Magnolia, with his wife Valerie and he released his first solo album, Real World Magic, in February 2009. Andes began playing with Firefall again in 2014, becoming the original member in the bands current lineup, along with Jock Bartley. Spirit -1968 The Family That Plays Together -1968 Clear -1969 Twelve Dreams of Dr
Reginald Quincy Fieldy Arvizu is an American musician. He is best known as the bassist for the nu metal band Korn, and guitarist for the hard rock band StillWell. Prior to Arvizus time in Korn, he and Brian Welch, upon their graduation from high school, Welch and drummer David Silveria relocated from Bakersfield to Los Angeles and Arvizu and Silveria formed L. A. P. D. Did succeed in signing a deal, their success was limited until the band hired singer Jonathan Davis. The name Fieldy is said to have come about as an inside joke, his band mates called him Gopher, due to his large cheeks. Gopher quickly became Gar, Gar became Garfield, and eventually Gar was dropped and a y was added to Field and he plays a five-string Ibanez model SDGR SR1305, named the K-5, which is his signature bass. His playing style consists of bass slapping, standard finger-style plucking and he states Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers as being one of the main influences towards his playing style. He has stated to have influenced by Billy Gould from Faith No More, Cliff Burton from Metallica.
Fieldy is one of the songwriters in Korn. The majority of his bass riffs are hip-hop inspired and he says he gets inspiration from anything hip-hop. On the business side of Korn, Fieldy is responsible for all Korn merchandise and he will come up with a number of designs, shows them to the band and they either approve or disapprove. In August 2012 it was reported that Fieldy would be taking a break from Korn as his wife Dena was expecting a child. Korn began touring through Eastern Europe and India throughout August, in addition to Korn, he has a rap side project called Fieldys Dreams. Fieldys Dreams has released one album titled Rockn Roll Gangster, Fieldy married his girlfriend Dena Beber on May 13,2006. Following the death of his father, Fieldy became a born again Christian, Fieldy has stated that his second album, Bassically, is still in the works. Originally intended to be a rap album, Fieldy has scrapped the original idea in favor of a jazz fusion style. Fieldy is currently working with independent rap artist Q-Unique on a project called StillWell.
The song Killing Myself To Live can be heard on their MySpace page, stillwells debut album, Dirtbag, is set to be released on May 10,2011
Michael Anthony (musician)
Michael Anthony Sobolewski, known professionally as Michael Anthony, is an American musician who is currently the bass player in the rock supergroup Chickenfoot. Anthony is best known as the bass player for the hard rock band Van Halen. He has a signature Yamaha bass-guitar series, in total, Anthony is known to have in excess of 150 bass guitars. In addition to his career with Van Halen and other acts, Anthony markets a line of hot sauces. While Anthony was a catcher in baseball, he competed on the Dana Junior High School track team. He took an interest in guitar as a teenager, but picked up the bass instead since most of his friends already played guitar or drums. Anthonys friend Mike Hershey gave him a Fender Mustang electric guitar that Anthony converted by removing the two highest strings and playing it as a bass guitar, his father bought him a Victoria copy of a Fender Precision Bass and a Gibson amplifier. Anthony mostly modeled his bass playing after Jack Bruce of Cream and his first band was called Povertys Children.
Other bands he played in included Black Opal, although Anthony is naturally left-handed, he plays right-handed. Snake, a group featuring Anthony on lead vocals and bass guitar, was the last band in which Anthony played before joining Van Halen. Snake played covers of ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Foghat and they played several of the same types of gigs as did the Van Halen brothers band Mammoth. Snake even once opened for Mammoth at a show at Pasadena High School, mammoths PA failed that night, so Anthony lent them Snakes PA. While attending Pasadena City College, Anthony pursued a degree in music, Eddie Van Halen took classes there and they would often see each other on campus. During this time, bass player Mark Stone parted ways with Mammoth, Anthony was impressed by their skill during subsequent jam sessions even though he had seen the brothers play before. After the session, the Van Halen brothers asked Anthony to join their band, one story claims that he said he had to think about it and consulted Snake guitarist Tony Caggiano who advised Anthony to join Van Halen.
However, according to Michael Anthonys web site, when asked if he wanted to join Mammoth and this has become the accepted version of events. In 1974, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Anthony became known as Van Halen and they were signed to Warner Brothers in 1977 and released their self-titled debut album on February 8,1978. The band released a total of ten albums from 1978–1995
Beefcake the Mighty
Beefcake the Mighty is the bassist in the metal band Gwar. He appears as a stout humanoid girded in Roman-style armor and he is usually portrayed wielding either an oversized Gladius sword or a large battle-axe. According to Gwar mythos, Beefcake originates from the planet Cholesterol and he weighs approximately 299 tons and invented music by stretching dinosaur guts across the Grand Canyon. In the early days of Gwar, Balsac the Jaws of Death played bass, however by the time Gwars first album Hell-O had been released, the roles had switched, and Beefcake became the permanent bass player. Before their first album, the character of Beefcake was known as Cornelius Carnage and was played by Greg Ottiger, however, Cornelius Carnages character was developed into Beefcake the Mighty. When Hell-O was released in 1988, Beefcake was played by Michael Bishop, Bishop played the role until after the 1993 Halloween mini-tour. Casey Orr was enlisted to play the bass in February 1994, however, temporarily replaced Orr for a stint around the recording of We Kill Everything.
After the release of Violence Has Arrived in 2001, Orr and he left the band shortly thereafter, and was replaced by Todd Evans. Evans suited the role well, as he is credited as being larger than any of the previous Beefcakes. Evans continued to portray Beefcake for several years, Orr briefly returned to fill in for the 2007 European tour when Evans could not participate, in Spring 2008, Evans left Gwar to focus on his band, Mobile Deathcamp. On April 15,2008, Casey Orr officially announced his return to the band, Beefcakes personality has changed considerably since Hell-O. Oderus Urungus and Beefcake originally had an almost brotherly relationship, when Michael Bishop was replaced by Casey Orr, that relationship changed as well - instead, Beefcake became extremely arrogant and vile, and was crude even to Oderus. While Bishop returned for We Kill Everything, his personality remained the same, little is known about Todd Evans take on Beefcake, though his entries in the Gwar. net blog again reflect extreme arrogance.
On August 2,2011, Casey Orr, once again, officially announced his departure from Gwar. He has since joined the reformed Ministry, jamison Land, a guitarist from The Burial, has taken on the role of Beefcake the Mighty. In 2013, he joined the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards judging panel to assist independent musicians careers, however, as Gwar became more successful, they had more resources to upgrade their costumes. Most of the changes have been subtle, and were/are largely based on available materials, Beefcake has always had a relatively high voice, in sharp contrast to his large size. Gwar Official Website Japanese Official Website Gwar Picture Gallery with Beefcake the Mighty Beefcake the Mighty at AllMusic
Clyde Skip Battin was an American singer-songwriter, bassist and recording artist. He is best remembered as a member of the Byrds, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, while considered to be a great bass player and vocalist, he generally joined bands after their most successful periods. Battin was born Clyde Raybould Battin in Gallipolis, after a few years out of the music industry, he led the short-lived folk-rock group Evergreen Blueshoes, starting in 1967. Their one album appeared on the Amos label, as a musician, Battin is probably best known for his position as bass guitarist and songwriter with the Byrds from 1970 to 1973. He was—by eight years—the oldest member of the Byrds, with whom he recorded three albums and toured extensively, many of his songwriting contributions were co-written with longtime collaborator and famous producer/songwriter Kim Fowley. After the breakup of the Columbia Byrds, Battin recorded a solo album, after his dismissal from the group in February 1973, he began work on his Topanga Skyline album.
Battins career continued successfully and included stints with the Flying Burrito Brothers, The Burrito Brothers, collaborations with notable country rock musicians, from 1989 to 1991, he toured occasionally with Michael Clarkes Byrds. After Clarkes death, the band continued as The Byrds Celebration and he stopped touring and recording when Alzheimers disease prevented him from continuing. Battin died on the evening of July 6,2003, of complications from Alzheimers disease in a facility in Salem. A solo album recorded by Battin, Topanga Skyline, was released in February 2012