Chris Chaney

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This article is about Chris Chaney, bass player of Jane's Addiction. For the lead singer/guitarist of The Living End, see Chris Cheney.
Chris Chaney
Birth name Chris Chaney
Born (1970-06-14) June 14, 1970 (age 44)
Genres Alternative rock, hard rock, funk rock, pop rock, post-grunge, heavy metal, alternative metal, nu metal, rap metal
Instruments Bass, Guitar
Associated acts Jane's Addiction, Camp Freddy, The Panic Channel, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, Alanis Morissette, Methods of Mayhem, Slash,
Notable instruments
Fender Jazz Bass
Fender Precision Bass

Christopher A. Chaney (born June 14, 1970) is an American musician. He is best known as the current bassist of alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, and as a member of Alanis Morissette's touring and recording band for seven years. Chaney is also a member of Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders and Camp Freddy. A prolific and versatile session musician, he has played with a variety of recording artists ranging from Joe Cocker, Shakira, Slash, and Avril Lavigne to Sara Bareilles, Gavin Degraw, Cher, and Celine Dion.[1]

Biography[edit]

Chaney was raised in Mill Valley, California and moved to Los Angeles in 1991 to pursue music and play gigs around town. Chaney was first invited to tour with Alanis Morissette in 1995 on the Jagged Little Pill Tour and continued to work with Morissette until 2002, appearing on three studio albums and two live albums.

While working with Morissette, Chaney developed a reputation as a versatile professional bassist. He has since recorded and/or toured with a wide variety of artists. His next high-profile job was as the full-time replacement for Eric Avery in the 2002 reunion of Jane's Addiction, contributing to the album Strays. He then formed the band The Panic Channel with Jane's Addiction members Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins; the group released the album (ONe) in 2006. In 2006, he joined the band Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, formed by Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters. Chaney and Hawkins had previously worked together in Morissette's band. The group released the albums Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders in 2006 and Red Light Fever in 2010. Chaney is also bassist for all-star cover band Camp Freddy.

Chaney has played with several recording artists and over 25 film scores and soundtracks.[1] ARtists include: Celine Dion, Michelle Branch, Ben Taylor, Carly Simon, Rob Zombie, Andrew W.K., Tommy Lee's Methods of Mayhem, and Will Hoge. He joined Johnny Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls for the song "I'm Still Here" from soundtrack to the animated movie Treasure Planet. He is also featured on the 2007 album Little Voice by Sara Bareilles, and the 2008 album The Sound of Madness by Shinedown (replacing departed bassist Brad Stewart). Chaney has worked with James Stephen Hart on his project Burn Halo. Chaney is featured as the primary bassist on guitarist Slash's 2010 solo album, Slash. In March 2010, Slash described Chaney as a "godsend", stating: "Chris is just the best session player that I know so I called him up. I didn’t want to use Duff McKagan so I was tryin’ to think of bass players and Chris I’ve worked with so many times and he’s easy going, and he learns quickly."[2]

Influences[edit]

Chaney's influences include Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, and Stevie Wonder.

Gear[edit]

Chaney is endorsed exclusively with Fender.[3] He also has endorsements with Aguilar Amps[4] and Dunlop.[5] As of the June 2003 issue of Bass Player magazine, Chaney's gear listing for recording and touring is as follows:

Basses[edit]

Amplifiers and speaker cabinets[edit]

  • Aguilar DB 900 DI
  • Aguilar DB 680 preamp
  • Avalon U5 DI/preamp
  • Ashdown ABM500 2x10" combo amplifier
  • Two Aguilar DB 750 heads (large venues)
  • Two Aguilar GS 412 4x12" speaker cabinets (large venues)

Rackmounted gear and effects[edit]

  • Furman Power Conditioner
  • Korg DTR-1 tuner
  • Line 6 Echo Pro
  • Line 6 Mod Pro
  • Empirical Labs Distressor compressor
  • Line 6 Bass Pod Pro
  • Digital Music Corp. GCX switcher
  • Digital Music Corp. Ground Control Pro
  • Big Briar Moogerfooger
  • Roland Jet Phaser
  • Musictronics Mu-tron III envelope filter
  • Prescription Electronic Depth Charge overdrive
  • Z. Vex Wooly Mammoth overdrive
  • DigiTech Synth Wah
  • Budda Phatbass tube overdrive
  • MXR M-80 DI Overdrive
  • Big Muff
  • EBS OctaBass
  • Boss OC-2 Octave
  • MXR M-88 octaver
  • Pefftronics Rand-O-Matic
  • Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron
  • DigiTech Bass Whammy
  • Carl Martin compressor
  • Carl Martin stereo chorus

Discography[edit]

[1]

  • 2014 Anticipated Releases: LP, Bryan Adams
  • 2013 All That Echoes Josh Groban Bass
  • 2013 Classic Album Collection Rob Zombie Bass
  • 2013 Closer to the Truth Cher Bass
  • 2013 Heartthrob Tegan and Sara Bass
  • 2013 Unstoppable Momentum Joe Satriani Bass
  • 2013 Live in NYC Jane's Addiction Composer, Group Member
  • 2012 Fire It Up Joe Cocker Bass
  • 2012 Into the Wild: Live at Eastwest Studios LP Bass
  • 2011 Formula, Vol. 1 Romeo Santos Bass
  • 2011 Ghost on the Canvas Glen Campbell Bass
  • 2011 People and Things Jack's Mannequin Bass
  • 2011 Sweeter Gavin DeGraw Bass
  • 2011 The Great Escape Artist Jane's Addiction Bass
  • 2011 This Loud Morning David Cook Bass
  • 2010 A Public Disservice Announcement Methods of Mayhem Bass
  • 2010 Hang Cool Teddy Bear Meat Loaf Bass
  • 2010 Hard Knocks Joe Cocker Bass
  • 2010 Red Light Fever Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders Bass
  • 2010 Slash Slash Bass
  • 2010 Some Kind of Trouble James Blunt Bass
  • 2010 The Band Perry The Band Perry Bass
  • 2010 The Other Side of Down David Archuleta Bass
  • 2009 Believe Orianthi Bass
  • 2009 For Your Entertainment Adam Lambert Bass
  • 2009 The Blue Ridge Rangers: Rides Again John Fogerty Bass
  • 2009 The Boy Who Never Landon Pigg Bass
  • 2008 Break the Silence Jon Peter Lewis Bass
  • 2008 Gavin DeGraw Gavin DeGraw Bass
  • 2008 Meet Glen Campbell Glen Campbell Featured Artist, Guitar (Bass), Main Personnel
  • 2008 My Love: Essential Collection Celine Dion Bass
  • 2008 The Sound of Madness Shinedown Bass
  • 2007 Angels & Devils Fuel Bass
  • 2007 Little Voice Sara Bareilles Bass, Guitar (Bass), Main Personnel
  • 2007 The Best Damn Thing Avril Lavigne Bass
  • 2006 (One) The Panic Channel Bass, Group Member, Member of Attributed Artist
  • 2006 Daughtry Daughtry Additional Personnel, Bass, Bass (Electric), Bass Instrument, Main Personnel
  • 2006 Every Man for Himself Hoobastank Bass
  • 2006 Now and Then Steven Curtis Chapman Bass
  • 2006 Oral Fixation, Vols. 1-2 Shakira Bajo Sexto
  • 2006 Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders Taylor Hawkins Bass (Electric), Group Member, Guitar (Bass), Member of Attributed Artist
  • 2006 Time Without Consequence Alexi Murdoch Bass
  • 2006 Up from the Catacombs: The Best of Jane's Addiction Jane's Addiction Bass, Bass (Electric), Composer, Member of Attributed Artist
  • 2005 All That I Am Santana Bass
  • 2005 Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 Shakira Bajo Sexto, Guitar (Bass), Main Personnel
  • 2005 Now What (Edited) Lisa Marie Presley Bass
  • 2005 Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 Shakira Guitar (Bass), Main Personnel
  • 2004 All Things New Steven Curtis Chapman Bass, Guitar (Bass), Main Personnel
  • 2004 E.P. #1 Ben Taylor Composer
  • 2004 Electro Addiction: An Electro Tribute to Jane's Addiction Composer
  • 2004 Pictures from Home John Gregory Bass
  • 2003 Hotel Paper Michelle Branch Bass
  • 2003 Just Because Jane's Addiction Group Member
  • 2003 One Heart Celine Dion Bass
  • 2003 Strays Jane's Addiction Bass, Composer, Piano
  • 2002 Christmas Is Almost Here Carly Simon Bass
  • 2002 Feast on Scraps Alanis Morissette Bass
  • 2002 Never a Dull Moment Tommy Lee Unknown Contributor Role
  • 2002 Under Rug Swept Alanis Morissette Bass
  • 2001 I Get Wet Andrew W.K. Bass, Guitar (Bass)
  • 2001 Roll On The Living End Composer
  • 2001 The Sinister Urge Rob Zombie Bass
  • 2000 Love Life Warren Hill Bass
  • 1999 Alanis Unplugged Alanis Morissette Bass
  • 1999 Methods of Mayhem Methods of Mayhem Bass
  • 1998 Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Alanis Morissette Bass
  • 1997 Tibetan Freedom Concert Bass
  • 1996 You Learn Alanis Morissette Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
  • 1995 Ironic Alanis Morissette Bass, Bass (Acoustic)

Film scores and soundtrack credits[edit]

  • 2013 The Hangover Trilogy [Original Score] Hollywood Studio Symphony Bass
  • 2013 Identity Theft Bass
  • 2012 Men in Black 3 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Danny Elfman Bass (Electric)
  • 2012 Sons of Anarchy: Songs of Anarchy, Vol. 2 [Original TV Soundtrack] Bass
  • 2012 The Campaign Bass
  • 2011 Arthur [2011] Bass (Electric)
  • 2011 Sucker Punch Bass
  • 2011 Reel Steel Bass
  • 2011 Horrible Bosses Bass
  • 2010 Burlesque Bass
  • 2010 Date Night Bass
  • 2010 Due Date Bass
  • 2010 Red Bass
  • 2010 Dinner for Schmucks Theodore Shapiro Bass
  • 2010 Get Him to the Greek Infant Sorrow Bass
  • 2009 2012 [Original Score] Thomas Wander Bass
  • 2009 A Very Special Christmas 7 Bass
  • 2009 The Hangover [Soundtrack] Bass
  • 2009 Watchmen [Original Motion Picture Score] Tyler Bates Bass (Electric)
  • 2007 300 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [The Collector's Edition] Tyler Bates Bass (Electric)
  • 2007 Treasure Planet [Original Motion Picture Score] James Newton Howard Bass
  • 2006 Employee of the Month Bass
  • 2005 40 Year Old Virgin Bass
  • 2003 Now DVD Composer
  • 2003 Wicked: A New Musical [Original Broadway Cast Recording] Bass
  • 1999 Dogma [Original Soundtrack] Howard Shore Bass (Electric)
  • 1999 The Other Sister Bass
  • 1998 City of Angels [Original Soundtrack] Bass
  • 1998 Waterboy Bass

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