The Top Ten Bassists That Are More Famous Than Their Lead Singers

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1Lemmy KilmisterIan Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.

More Famous For Bass Playing Than Singing By The Way - Seventies-Music-Fan

Lemmy was the lead singer Motorhead.How could he be more famous than himself? - zxm

2Dave MustaineDavid Scott "Dave" Mustaine was born September 13, 1961. He is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, and lead singer of the American thrash metal band Megadeth, and well known as the original lead guitarist for the American heavy metal ...read more.

He was the guitarist (Not bass if you need to know) And is the lead singer so...How the hell did he get here and this high?

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3Les ClaypoolLeslie Edward "Les" Claypool is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author and actor best known as the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Primus.
4EuronymousØystein Aarseth, who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.

Dude he was guitarist not bassist - zxm

5Varg Vikernes

He's A Drummer And A Bassist For Those Of You Who Don't Know - Seventies-Music-Fan

6Nikki SixxNikki Sixx is an American musician, songwriter, radio host, and photographer, best known as the co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of the band Mötley Crüe.
7John EntwistleJohn Alec Entwistle, was an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician, film and music producer. He is mostly known as the lead bassist for the rock band The Who.
8Chris SquireChristopher Russell Edward Squire was an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the bassist and founding member of the progressive rock band Yes.
9Steve HarrisStephen Percy "Steve" Harris is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.

Any Iron Maiden fan will agree: Steve is Maiden's true life, not Bruce. - ThatStrangeKid42

It's supposed to be about bassists that are more famous not better. - Seventies-Music-Fan

Steve is better and more famous than Bruce. - zxm

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11Sid ViciousJohn Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
12Jaco PastoriusJohn Francis Anthony Pastorius III, professionally known as Jaco Pastorius is a multi-instrumentalist and influential bassist.
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