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* Lead vocalist Hansi Kürsch of Music/BlindGuardian was also the band's bassist up until ''Nightfall in Middle Earth,'' arguably their most famous album. Nowadays, this factoid has mostly been lost to time and fans, especially newer ones, know him only for his considerable vocal prowess.


* Joe Dart of Music/{{Vulfpeck}} fits into Type A for his incredible technical skill and Type D for his prominence within the band's retro-inspired funk arrangements.



* [[Music/FallOutBoy Pete Wentz]]: When your [[Music/AshleeSimpson marriage]], indiscreet photos, and EstrogenBrigade are more common knowledge than what you do for a living ... you're a Type C, full stop. (Type A also counts, given he's the band's main lyricist.)

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* [[Music/FallOutBoy Pete Wentz]]: When your [[Music/AshleeSimpson marriage]], indiscreet photos, and EstrogenBrigade are more common knowledge than what you do for a living ... you're a Type C, full stop. (Type A B also counts, given he's the band's main lyricist.)


* Marco Hietala was the singer of Music/{{Nightwish}}, the singer and bandleader of his old band Tarot, and an extremely influential instrumental stylist for Finnish metal.

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* Marco Hietala was is the singer of lead vocalist for Tarot. In Music/{{Nightwish}}, he's the singer secondary vocalist and bandleader of his old band Tarot, and an extremely influential instrumental stylist for Finnish metal.second-most prolific composer (well behind keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, but exceeding guitarist Emppu Vuorinen).


* There's a funny example of this trope also in Brazil: a forró band became viral on Website/YouTube simply because of the [[NarmCharm narmtastic]] dance of the bass player Junior Groovador [[https://youtu.be/K5qZkbhoCmQ during the recording of the song]]. While there's [[https://youtu.be/f1oEiBZaMk8 another]] [[https://youtu.be/-MpkjtyfeD0 known]] [[https://youtu.be/qtBpbSiIKSA videos]] [[https://youtu.be/B1N-9-pj-r4 of him]] throughout the Internet, the rest of the band didn't have the same popularity.

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* There's a funny example of this trope also in Brazil: a forró band became viral on Website/YouTube simply because of the [[NarmCharm narmtastic]] dance of the bass player Junior Groovador [[https://youtu.be/K5qZkbhoCmQ during the recording of the song]]. While there's [[https://youtu.be/f1oEiBZaMk8 another]] [[https://youtu.be/-MpkjtyfeD0 known]] [[https://youtu.be/qtBpbSiIKSA videos]] [[https://youtu.be/B1N-9-pj-r4 of him]] throughout the Internet, the rest of the band didn't have the same popularity. Music/TenaciousD even brought him to their concert at Rock in Rio!



* Mark Hoppus of Music/{{Blink182}} shares frontman and [[VocalTagTeam singing duties]] with guitarist Tom Delonge, and is also lead singer of the band +44.

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* Mark Hoppus of Music/{{Blink182}} shares frontman and [[VocalTagTeam singing duties]] with guitarist Tom Delonge, Delonge (and later, Matt Skiba), and is also lead singer of the band +44.



* [[Music/CannibalCorpse Cannibal Corpse]]'s Alex Webster is not only known for his ''extreme'' technical proficiency, but he has also become a major, genre-affecting influence on metal bassists.
* [[Music/FallOutBoy Pete Wentz]]: When your [[Music/AshleeSimpson marriage]], indiscreet photos, and EstrogenBrigade are more common knowledge than what you do for a living ... you're a Type C, full stop. (He's also known for being the band's main lyricist.)

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* [[Music/CannibalCorpse Cannibal Corpse]]'s Music/CannibalCorpse's Alex Webster is not only known for his ''extreme'' technical proficiency, but he has also become a major, genre-affecting influence on metal bassists.
* [[Music/FallOutBoy Pete Wentz]]: When your [[Music/AshleeSimpson marriage]], indiscreet photos, and EstrogenBrigade are more common knowledge than what you do for a living ... you're a Type C, full stop. (He's (Type A also known for being counts, given he's the band's main lyricist.)


* Being a founder or guiding creative spirit of the band.
* Engaging in notorious behavior, such as drunken misadventures or a newsworthy love life.
* Being [[MrFanservice Mr.]] or [[MsFanservice Ms. Fanservice]]
* Having a successful career in acting or another field outside of music.
* Having a successful [[BreakupBreakout career when leaving the band]].
* [[DeadArtistsAreBetter Dying tragically]] ... or at least memorably.

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* 1. Being a founder or guiding creative spirit of the band.
* 2. Engaging in notorious behavior, such as drunken misadventures or a newsworthy love life.
* 3. Being [[MrFanservice Mr.]] or [[MsFanservice Ms. Fanservice]]
* 4. Having a successful career in acting or another field outside of music.
* 5. Having a successful [[BreakupBreakout career when leaving the band]].
* 6. [[DeadArtistsAreBetter Dying tragically]] ... or at least memorably.


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* [[Music/TheRamones DeeDee Ramone]], Type C, sub-types 1, 2 and, sadly, 6.


* Jack Blades has been the [[VocalTagTeam co-lead singer]] for both Music/NightRanger and the supergroup Damn Yankees.

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* Jack Blades has been the [[VocalTagTeam co-lead singer]] for both Music/NightRanger and the supergroup {{supergroup}} Damn Yankees.



* Michael "Fat Mike" Burkett is the singer and bandleader of NOFX.

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* Michael "Fat Mike" Burkett is the singer and bandleader of NOFX.Music/{{NOFX}}.



* Jerry Casale of {{Music/Devo}} shares lead-singer duties with Music/MarkMothersbaugh.

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* Jerry Casale of {{Music/Devo}} Music/{{Devo}} shares lead-singer duties with Music/MarkMothersbaugh.



* Al Cisneros (Sleep, Shrinebuilder): Type B, C and D. With Sleep, Cisneros was such a key figures in the evolution of Doom Metal that he can be partly credited with the importance of the bass in the genre.

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* Al Cisneros (Sleep, (Music/{{Sleep}}, Shrinebuilder): Type B, C and D. With Sleep, Cisneros was such a key figures in the evolution of Doom Metal that he can be partly credited with the importance of the bass in the genre.



* Max Collins is the singer and frontman of Eve 6.
* John Crawford was the primary songwriter for Berlin.

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* Max Collins is the singer and frontman of Eve 6.
Music/{{Eve 6}}.
* John Crawford was the primary songwriter for Berlin.Music/{{Berlin}}.



* Joe Lally of Fugazi often carries the melody in the band's songs, sometimes relegating the guitars to near-rhythm capacity, and has also contributed a couple of lead vocals.

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* Joe Lally of Fugazi Music/{{Fugazi}} often carries the melody in the band's songs, sometimes relegating the guitars to near-rhythm capacity, and has also contributed a couple of lead vocals.



* Dickie Peterson was the lead singer for (Music/BlueCheer, those proto-metal pioneers of the psychedelic era.

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* Dickie Peterson was the lead singer for (Music/BlueCheer, Music/BlueCheer, those proto-metal pioneers of the psychedelic era.



* Doug Pinnick handles lead vocals for King's X.

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* Doug Pinnick handles lead vocals for King's X.Music/KingsX.



* Mark Sandman of Morphine was Types B, C, and D, rolled up into in one doomed GenreBusting package.

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* Mark Sandman of Morphine Music/{{Morphine}} was Types B, C, and D, rolled up into in one doomed GenreBusting package.



* Jacob Schmidt of Defeated Sanity is a firm Type A and Type C, as he shares songwriting duties with Lille Gruber and is renowned for both his astounding technical ability and deep knowledge of theory.

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* Jacob Schmidt of Defeated Sanity Music/DefeatedSanity is a firm Type A and Type C, as he shares songwriting duties with Lille Gruber and is renowned for both his astounding technical ability and deep knowledge of theory.

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* Jeff Becerra of Music/{{Possessed}} was a Type B in the band's original lineup. Post-reunion, he's delegated bass duties due to the spinal cord injury he suffered in 1989.


* Davide Biale of [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFvT6pUq9HLOvKBYERzXSQ Davie504]] is this to a tee - all of his videos are about him slapping the '''bass'''.

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* Davide Biale of [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFvT6pUq9HLOvKBYERzXSQ Davie504]] ''Webvideo/Davie504'' is this to a tee - all of his videos are about him slapping the '''bass'''.


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* Tony Lewis was the FaceOfTheBand, the lead singer, and the bass guitarist of Music/TheOutfield, though he only wrote a few of the songs, which were mostly written by the band's guitarist John Spinks.


* Tina Weymouth of the Music/TalkingHeads also sang lead with the Music/TomTomClub.

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* Tina Weymouth of the Music/TalkingHeads also sang lead with the Music/TomTomClub.Music/TomTomClub and along with husband/drummer Chris Frantz is the face of the band. Within Talking Heads she has shades of category D given their catalog was all over the place stylistically and bass guitar was a prominent and central feature in many of their more notable hits (Psycho Killer especially) but not enough for full inclusion admittedly.


* Actor Creator/GarySinise is also a bassist, and founder of the Lt. Dan Band. Once, he got to pluck his bass on ''{{Series/CSINY}}'', and four-stringers everywhere rejoiced.

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* Actor Creator/GarySinise is also a bassist, and founder of the Lt. Dan Band. Once, Twice, he got to pluck his bass on ''{{Series/CSINY}}'', and four-stringers everywhere rejoiced.


->"''Bass solo, take one. (echo)''"
-->--'''[[Music/{{Metallica}} Cliff Burton]]''', before the start of "Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)"

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->"''Bass ->''"Bass solo, take one. (echo)''"
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(echo)"''
-->-- '''[[Music/{{Metallica}}
Cliff Burton]]''', before the start of "Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)"

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* Davide Biale of [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFvT6pUq9HLOvKBYERzXSQ Davie504]] is this to a tee - all of his videos are about him slapping the '''bass'''.


* Mark Sandman of Morphine was Types B, C, and D, rolled up into in one doomed NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly package.

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* Mark Sandman of Morphine was Types B, C, and D, rolled up into in one doomed NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly GenreBusting package.

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