Best Rock Bassists

The Contenders: Page 3

41 Phil Lesh

Phil takes bass so far beyond its timekeeper roll...he's another lead player, managing to be both rhythmic and melodic at the same time. At age 70, going strong with his transplanted liver, Lesh stands out even more since Jerry Garcia moved on to that great rock band in the sky. There is a reason that most of the people in the sellout Further crowds are too young to have ever seen the Grateful Dead. And the reason is Phil.

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42 Billy Sheehan Billy Sheehan William "Billy" Sheehan is an American bassist known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, and The Winery Dogs.

Should be him the best bassist ever

Listen to him on "addicted to that rush"

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43 Peter Cetera Peter Cetera Peter Paul Cetera is an American singer, songwriter, and bassist best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career.
44 Hugh McDonald
45 Mike Starr Mike Starr Michael Christopher "Mike" Starr was an American musician, best known as the original bassist in Alice in Chains, which he played with from the band's formation in 1987 until 1993.

More rocking stage prescence plus heart & soul in the music... this guy rocks harder than anyone else on this list

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46 Dennis Dunaway
47 Matt Freeman

How is Matt Freeman not on this list. Well, he is now. Matt is amazing at playing the bass.

48 Jon Walker

Former P! ATD bassist, and he was amazing! Whenever I would hear a Panic! At the Disco song, I would hear the rhythm of the bass in the back, and I really love that.

49 Victor Wooten Victor Wooten Victor Lemonte Wooten is an American bass player, composer, author, producer, and recipient of five Grammy Awards.

A bass player that is very versertile plays with ease, teaches with ease makes you undertstand your potential. Traveled wide and near just to teach every young and upcoming bass player.victor wooten at his young age is a bass player many people want to hear..I wish 2 be like him

50 Tony Levin Tony Levin
51 Justin Chancellor Justin Chancellor Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor is an English musician formerly in the band Peach but best known as the bass player for rock band Tool. Chancellor is of English and Norwegian descent.

His melodic bass riffs plague tools songs, acting as the main basis for their songs, his bass playing abilities are intriguing, as well as his brilliant songwriting and polyrhythmic geniousness!

How is he this low I mean he is probably one of the greatest bassist of the 90s and 2000s

52 Ricky Phillips

Visit Ricky's website for more information about where he has been and what he has accomplished. You couldn't meet a nicer, more down to earth individual.

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53 Carlos Dengler
54 Peter Hook

Joy division's bass player. Listen to transmission on closer and tell me he should be in the top ten.

55 Robert Wilson

Belongs at the top

56 James Lomenzo
57 Perry Richardson
58 Alec John Such
59 Adam Nitti

Go against any bass player. Plays all styles like it was his only style of Play!

60 Nate Mendel Nate Mendel Nathan Gregor "Nate" Mendel is an American bassist for the bands Foo Fighters, The Jealous Sound, Sunny Day Real Estate, and The Fire Theft.
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