Dave Farrell

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Dave Farrell
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Farrell performing with Linkin Park in 2011
Background information
Birth nameDavid Michael Farrell
Also known asPhoenix
Born (1977-02-08) February 8, 1977 (age 42)[1]
Plymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
Years active1995–present
Associated acts

David Michael "Phoenix" Farrell (born February 8, 1977) is an American musician, best known as the bassist and backing vocalist of the rock band Linkin Park.[2] He was also a member of Tasty Snax, a Christian rock and ska band.

Early life[edit]

Farrell was taught how to play guitar by his mother when he was in high school.[3] He grew up in Plymouth but later moved to Mission Viejo, California at the age of 5.

Tasty Snax[edit]

While attending high school, Farrell joined a Christian Ska-Punk rock band named 'Tasty Snax', who would later rename themselves to 'The Snax'.[4] Phoenix transitioned from the electric guitar to bass to accommodate The Snax. The band included Farrell's longtime college friend Mark Fiore, who was also associated in making of various video albums for Linkin Park.[4] The band recorded two studio albums and one compilation album, signed to Screaming Giant Records.[5] Farrell left the band in 2000.

Linkin Park[edit]

Dave Farrell playing with Linkin Park at The Globe Arena in Stockholm.

Farrell joined Xero, the earliest incarnation of Linkin Park, after meeting Brad Delson at UCLA.[6] He contributed to the band's self-titled demo tape in 1997, but left the project to tour with Tasty Snax.[7] Farrell's void was temporally filled by Delson, Ian Hornbeck, and Scott Koziol, who all contributed to Hybrid Theory, Linkin Parks debut album.[7] Farrell returned to the Linkin Park in 2000 after a year-long absence.[8] Linkin Park's future has been uncertain since the death of lead vocalist Chester Bennington on July 20, 2017.[9]


With Linkin Park[edit]

With Tasty Snax[edit]

  • Run Joseph Run (1998)
  • Snax (2000)


  1. ^ Biography
  2. ^ "Dave Farrell". Last.FM. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Dave "Phoenix" Farrell". lpzistas.com. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Dave Farrell (Phoenix)". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Tasty Snax Discography". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  6. ^ Kendall, Rebecca (2014-03-25). "Congressman, entertainment luminaries honored at UCLA environment gala". UCLA Newsroom. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  7. ^ a b Childers, Chad (2016-10-24). "18 Years Ago: Linkin Park Unleashed Hybrid Theory". KBAT. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  8. ^ Lptimes.com, Band History Archived July 23, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved September 1, 2019
  9. ^ Sharp, Tyler (2018-07-19). "Linkin Park Bassist Dave Farrell Writes Open Letter to Chester Bennington Read More: Linkin Park Bassist Writes Open Letter to Chester Bennington". Loudwire. Retrieved 2019-09-01.

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