Dan Druff (musician)

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Dan Druff
Daniel James Irving better known as Dan Druff.jpg
Background information
Birth name Daniel James Irving
Born (1969-04-16) April 16, 1969 (age 49)
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Occupation(s) Bass guitarist, guitar technician, vocalist
Associated acts

Daniel James Irving (born April 16, 1969), better known as Dan Druff, is a bass guitarist, guitar technician,[1][2] and vocalist who has worked with artists including Queens of the Stone Age, Slayer, Butt Trumpet, The Distillers, Monster Magnet and Sum 41. To date he has worked on over 50 studio records.[citation needed] He has been on tour with Guns N' Roses on the Chinese Democracy Tour.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

Druff, who was born in New Haven, Connecticut, formed the St. Louis rock band Shagnaps in 1991. The band had much success on the local St. Louis scene.[citation needed] The band featured guitarist/singer Dan Druff, bassist/singer Otis London and drummer Tony Mack. The Shagnaps broke up in 1995 and played reunion shows in 1996 and 1998.

Dan had a brief stint with the Chrysalis/EMI punk band Butt Trumpet in 1995. He abruptly quit the band onstage at a New York City concert. Dan appears in Butt Trumpet's video "I'm Ugly and I Don't Know Why."

Dan Druff started working with QOTSA on their 2000 "Rated R" album. In early 2005, Queens bassist Nick Oliveri left due to personal differences with Queen's frontman Josh Homme, and was replaced with Druff. Dan appears in QOTSA "Little Sister" and "Long Slow Goodbye" videos.

Notable credits[edit]


  1. ^ Montgomery, James (10 February 2005). "Stone Age Secrets Are Out: Bass Player, New Video Revealed". MTV. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Jenkins, Sacha (May 2005). "Rumble". SPIN. p. 88. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 

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