Loudwire's top 50 Bass Players Of All Time

By Michael M. on 7:02 PM 25 September 2015

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Loudwire.com chose its own 50 top bass players in the history of hard rock and heavy metal.

Their criteria had to do, about technical skills, leadership in audio, influences range, active years and popularity.

The list :

50. Gene Simmons (KISS)
49. Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam)
48. Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me)
47. Glenn Hughes
46. Dan Lilker (Nuclear Assault)
45. dUg Pinnick (King's X)
44. Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
43. Michael Anthony (Van Halen)
42. Paul Gray (Slipknot)
41. Cronos (Venom)
40. Martin Mendez (Opeth)
39. Cliff Williams (AC/DC)
38. Markus Grosskopf (Helloween)
37. Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses)
36. Shane Embury (Napalm Death)
35. Greg Christian (Testament)
34. Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down)
33. Frank Bello (Anthrax)
32. Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
31. Fieldy (Korn)
30. Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue)
29. Philip Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
28. Joe Lester (Intronaut)
27. Joey Demaio (Manowar)
26. Roger Patterson (Athiest)
25. Eric Avery (Jane's Addiction)
24. Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne)
23. Dee Dee Ramone (Ramones)
22. Peter Steele (Type O Negative)
21. Jason Newsted (Metallica)
20. Tim Commerford (Rage Against the Machine)
19. Rex Brown (Pantera)
18. Jack Bruce (Cream)
17. Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Death, Autopsy, Obscura, Obituary, Iced Earth, Dragonlord, Vintersong, Testament)
16. John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
15. Justin Chancellor (Tool)
14. Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)
13. Tom Araya (Slayer)
12. Robert Trujillo (Metallica)
11. David Ellefson (Megadeth)
10. Les Claypool (Primus)
9. Lemmy (Motorhead)
8. John Myung (Dream Theater)
7. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
6. Billy Sheehan (Buffalo, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, he Winery Dog)
5. John Entwistle (The Who)
4. Cliff Burton (Metallica)

Top 3:

3. Geddy Lee (Rush)


2. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)


1. Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)

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