Famous Male Bassists

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List of famous male bassists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male bassists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being bassists. There are thousand of males working as bassists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic bassists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a bassist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male bassists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male bassists?" and "Who are the best male bassists?"
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Bassists
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Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 76

Birthplace: Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Bassists
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Gene Simmons is an Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and television personality. Known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the bass guitarist/co-lead vocalist of Kiss, the rock band he co-founded in the early 1970s. With Kiss, Simmons has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 69

Birthplace: Tirat Carmel, Israel

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Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Bassists
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Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan Catalano on the television series My So-Called Life. He made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt and received critical praise for his performance in Prefontaine. Leto played supporting roles in The Thin Red Line, Fight Club and American Psycho, as well as the lead role in Urban Legend, and earned critical acclaim after portraying Harry Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Bossier City, Bossier Parish, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

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Trent Reznor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Bassists
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Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he has led the industrial rock project Nine Inch Nails since 1988. His first release as Nine Inch Nails, the 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine, was a commercial and critical success. He has since released eight studio albums. He left Interscope Records in 2007 and was an independent recording artist until signing with Columbia Records in 2012. Reznor was previously associated with the bands Option 30, The Innocent, and Exotic Birds in the mid-1980s. Outside of Nine Inch Nails, he has contributed to the albums of artists such as ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 53

Birthplace: Mercer, Pennsylvania

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