Mike Inez - biography

Musician from United States of America

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, Slash's Snakepit, 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  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Inez, Mike
Date of birth
Place of birth
San Fernando
United States of America
Songwriter, Bassist, Musician


Year Performance Character
2008 Behind The Player: Mike Inez

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