Dean Pleasants

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Dean Pleasants
Dean Pleasants 2008 France pic by st-math!eu under cc by sa.jpg
Dean Pleasants
Background information
Birth name Dean Pleasants
Also known as Deano
Born (1965-05-18) May 18, 1965 (age 50)
San Antonio, Texas
Genres Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk, Crossover thrash, Funk metal
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1981–present
Labels Epic, Suicidal
Associated acts Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Jessica Simpson, Ugly Kid Joe

Dean Pleasants (born May 18, 1965) is a heavy metal guitarist.[1] He has been the lead guitarist for Suicidal Tendencies since 1996,[1][2] and is their longest-standing lead guitarist, surpassing Rocky George, who had been the band for 11 years. He is also a member of the Suicidal Tendencies funk metal side project Infectious Grooves. He also played with Ugly Kid Joe on their America's Least Wanted album[3] and was in the Jessica Simpson band for several years. He also played with[citation needed] George Clinton, Tone Loc, Coke advertisements, Poe, Jody Watley and Atlantic Starr. Also has a new solo band, He recently played a couple of the songs at the San Antonio, Texas show as an encore with Suicidal Tendencies on their 2013 Slam City Tour.

Dean uses VHT, Fender and Marshall amps and plays Fernandes and ESP guitars.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Sharpe-Young, Garry (2005). New Wave of American Heavy Metal. p. 298. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ Metal Storm
  3. ^ entry