Mike Inez Hard rock Artist

Mike inez

Mike Inez (born May 14, 1966) is a rock musician best known for his role as the bassist of Alice in Chains. Inez has also worked with other popular musical acts such as Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society, and Heart. Inez is of Filipino ancestry. Mike Inez began his career in music by playing guitar and saxophone. Since the late 1980s, his career has consisted of the role of bass guitarist in popular hard rock bands. In 1989, more than 50 musicians auditioned for Ozzy Osbourne's group, and Inez won the spot of bassist. Within a month, Inez was playing live at a gig with Osbourne at Wembley Stadium. Inez was an official member of Ozzy Osbourne's band during their recording of the No More Tears album. However, Bob Daisley was brought in to record the bass and none of Inez's playing is on the final album. In the liner notes Inez was credited as "bass and music inspiration," as he had written the riff to the title track in a jam session. Inez also appeared on the 1993 Osbourne live album, Live and Loud. By late 1993 Inez had moved on to his next project. Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr had left the group after the release of their album, Dirt, and Inez replaced him.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 14th, 1966
United States of America

Musical acts

1.Alice in Chains Rock music, Grunge, Sludge metal, Hard rock, Alternative rock, Alternative metal, Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal

1993 -

Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. The initial lineup was rounded out by drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Starr, who was replaced in 1993 by Mike Inez. Although widely associated with grunge music, the band's sound incorporates heavy metal and acoustic elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released five studio albums, three EPs, two live albums, four compilations, and two DVDs. The band is known for its distinctive vocal style, which often included the harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, along with other Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 20 million albums worldwide, and over 14 million in the US alone. In 1992, the band released their album Dirt, which was critically acclaimed and has been certified quadruple platinum. The band also achieved two No.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Backing Vocals 1987 2002
Backing Vocals, Lead guitar, Lead Vocals 1987
Piano, Drums, Percussion 1987
Backing Vocals, Bass guitar 1987 1992
Backing Vocals, Bass guitar 1993
Lead Vocals, Rhythm guitar, Backing Vocals 2006


Album title Released Type
Facelift 1990 Studio album
Dirt 1992 Studio album
Alice in Chains 1995 Studio album
Black Gives Way to Blue 2009 Studio album
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here 2013 Studio album

2.Spys4Darwin Grunge, Alternative metal, Hard rock

2001 - 2002

Spys4Darwin was an American supergroup established in 2001. The short-lived project featured members from Seattle-based groups Queensrÿche and Alice in Chains as well as the frontman of Michigan-based outfit, Sponge. Spys4Darwin began with guitarist Chris DeGarmo and drummer Sean Kinney, two friends who had both recently performed with Jerry Cantrell during his solo tour. They were soon joined by bassist Mike Inez and vocalist Vin Dombroski to fill out the band and began jamming in Binge Studios, an abandoned paint factory in Seattle. The project marked DeGarmo's first creative work since departing from his long-held position in Queensrÿche in 1998.

Member history

Member Role Start End
2001 2002
2001 2002
2001 2002
2001 2002

Official website

3.Heart Rock music, Folk rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, Glam rock, Heavy metal, Pop music

2002 - 2006

Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group's four-decade history, the band has had three primary lineups, with the constant center of the group since 1974 being sisters Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson. Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock and heavy metal as well as folk music. Their popularity declined in the early 1980s, but the band enjoyed a comeback starting in 1985 and experienced even greater success with album oriented rock hits and hard rock ballads into the 1990s. With Jupiter's Darling, Red Velvet Car, and Fanatic, Heart made a return to their hard rock and acoustic folk roots. To date, Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide, including over 22.5 million in album sales in the U.S. The group was ranked number 57 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock". With Top 10 albums on the Billboard Album Chart in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s, Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands in history. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Lead guitar, Backing Vocals 1967 1979
Steve Fossen
1967 1982
Flute, Violin, Keyboard, Guitar, Vocals, Percussion, Autoharp 1972
Keyboard, Mandolin, Synthesizer, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals 1975 1995
1975 1997
Michael Derosier
1975 1982
Percussion, Drums 1982 1993
Bass guitar, Backing Vocals 1982 1992
Fernando Saunders
Bass guitar 1993 1995
Ben Smith
Drums 1995 1998
Guitar 1995 1998
Bass guitar 2002 2006
Keyboard, Synthesizer 2003 2004
Gilby Clarke
Guitar 2003 2004
Craig Bartock
Guitar 2004
Debbie Shair
Synthesizer, Keyboard 2004
Bass guitar 2009 2012
Dan Rothchild
Bass guitar 2012


Album title Released Type
Dreamboat Annie 1976 Studio album
Magazine 1977 Studio album
Little Queen 1977 Studio album
Dog & Butterfly 1978 Studio album
Bebe Le Strange 1980 Studio album
Private Audition 1982 Studio album
Passionworks 1983 Studio album
Heart 1985 Studio album
Bad Animals 1987 Studio album
Brigade 1990 Studio album
Desire Walks On 1993 Studio album
Heart Presents a Lovemongers' Christmas 2001 Studio album
Jupiter's Darling 2004 Studio album
Red Velvet Car 2010 Studio album
Fanatic 2012 Studio album

Official website

Social media

4.Black Label Society Stoner rock, Death metal, Black metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock, Grunge, Southern rock, Sludge metal, Groove metal

2001 - 2003

Black Label Society is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California formed by Zakk Wylde. The band has, thus far, released nine studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums, one EP, and three video albums.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Drums 1998 2000
Piano, Lead Vocals, Lead guitar 1998
Guitar 1999
Bass 1999 1999
Drums 2000 2010
Bass 2000 2001
Bass 2001 2003
Bass 2002 2003
Bass 2004 2005
Drums 2010 2011
Drums 2011
Drums 2011


Album title Released Type
Sonic Brew 1998 Studio album
Stronger Than Death 2000 Studio album
1919 Eternal 2002 Studio album
The Blessed Hellride 2003 Studio album
Hangover Music Vol. VI 2004 Studio album
Mafia 2005 Studio album
Shot to Hell 2006 Studio album
Order of the Black 2010 Studio album
The Song Remains Not the Same 2011 Studio album

Official website

Social media

5.Slash's Snakepit Heavy metal, Hard rock, Blues rock, Rock music

Slash's Snakepit was an American rock supergroup from Los Angeles, California, formed by then-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash in 1993. Though often described as a solo or side project, Slash stated that Snakepit was a band, with equal contributions by all members. The first lineup of the band consisted of Slash, two of his Guns N' Roses band mates—drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Gilby Clarke—as well as Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez and former Jellyfish live guitarist Eric Dover on lead vocals. Their debut album, It's Five O'Clock Somewhere, was released in 1995. For the supporting tour, Slash enlisted James LoMenzo and Brian Tichy, of Pride and Glory, in place of Inez and Sorum who had other commitments. They played shows in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia before Geffen Records pulled their financial support for the tour, with Slash returning to Guns N' Roses and Slash's Snakepit disbanding. Following his departure from Guns N' Roses in 1996, Slash formed the cover band Slash's Blues Ball. After a tour in 1997, Slash approached Blues Ball bassist Johnny Griparic about forming a new lineup of Slash's Snakepit.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Ryan Roxie
Keri Kelli
Gilby Clarke

Official website

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Behind the Player: Mike Inez
2008 USD 50K
Leon Melas
Boozed, Broozed, and Broken-Boned
2003 Him/Herself
Ken Botelho


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