Mike Inez Hard rock Artist
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.
|Date of birth|
|May 14th, 1966|
|United States of America|
1.Alice in Chains Rock music, Grunge, Sludge metal, Hard rock, Alternative rock, Alternative metal, Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal
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.
|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|
|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
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.
3.Heart Rock music, Folk rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, Glam rock, Heavy metal, Pop music
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.
|Lead guitar, Backing Vocals||1967||1979|
|Flute, Violin, Keyboard, Guitar, Vocals, Percussion, Autoharp||1972|
|Keyboard, Mandolin, Synthesizer, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals||1975||1995|
|Bass guitar, Backing Vocals||1982||1992|
|Dreamboat Annie||1976||Studio album|
|Little Queen||1977||Studio album|
|Dog & Butterfly||1978||Studio album|
|Bebe Le Strange||1980||Studio album|
|Private Audition||1982||Studio album|
|Bad Animals||1987||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|
4.Black Label Society Stoner rock, Death metal, Black metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock, Grunge, Southern rock, Sludge metal, Groove metal
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.
|Piano, Lead Vocals, Lead guitar||1998|
|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|
|Shot to Hell||2006||Studio album|
|Order of the Black||2010||Studio album|
|The Song Remains Not the Same||2011||Studio album|
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.