Chris Shiflett


Chris Shiflett
Chris Shiflett

Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters
Background information
Birth name Christopher Aubrey Shiflett
Born May 6, 1971 (1971-05-06) (age 40)
Origin Santa Barbara, California,[1] USA
Genres Alternative rock, punk rock, post-grunge
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Labels RCA
Associated acts Foo Fighters, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, No Use for a Name, Jackson United, Viva Death, The Real McCoy, Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants

Christopher Aubrey "Chris" Shiflett (born May 16, 1971 in Santa Barbara, California) is best known as the lead guitarist for the rock band Foo Fighters as well as the punk rock cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. He is the younger brother of musician Scott Shiflett.

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Career

Shiflett joined Foo Fighters after the release of their third album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose. The first album he played on was One by One. Prior to joining the Foo Fighters, Shiflett was resident lead guitarist for the San Francisco Bay Area punk rock band No Use for a Name. The Foo Fighters had lost both of their previous guitarists, Pat Smear (who played in punk legends The Germs and had been Nirvana's touring guitarist) and his Foos replacement, Dave Grohl's former Scream bandmate Franz Stahl, and were holding open auditions. Seeing an opportunity that he knew he could not pass up, he quickly parted ways with his former band to audition.

His departure was abrupt, as No Use for a Name were just about to head out on tour in support of their then-recent album More Betterness!. He was replaced by Dave Nassie, who had previously contributed to Suicidal Tendencies lead singer "Cyco" Mike Muir's solo projects. Shiflett began his music career in another band called Lost Kittenz with current members of Sugarcult. He also currently plays in the punk rock cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, his own side-project, Jackson United as well as Viva Death with his brother Scott. For numerous projects, Shiflett performed under the name Jake Jackson.

Shiflett, after being in cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, has a tattoo on the inside of his bottom lip with the words "Gimme Gimme".

In 2009 Shiflett played in a band called The Real McCoy, which was founded by Andy McCoy, the guitarist of the former Finnish rock band Hanoi Rocks. The band split up after only three gigs.[2]

In 2010 Shiflett created a new country-oriented side project, Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants, releasing a self-titled album in July.

Shiflett is married and has three sons, Liam John, Dashiell Ellis and Eamon Riley.

Equipment

Guitars

Shiflett uses various Gibsons,[3][4] and Gretschs.[5]

Effects
Amplifers

Discography

Shiflett at the 2003 V Festival.

References


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