Janis Tanaka

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Janis Tanaka
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Background information
Born (1963-01-09) January 9, 1963 (age 54)
Origin San Francisco, California, USA
Genres Alternative rock, heavy metal, grunge, alternative metal
Occupation(s) Musician, actress
Associated acts Femme Fatale, Winterthrall,[1] Pink, Hammers of Misfortune, Our Lady of Napalm, Auntie Christ, L7, Stone Fox,[2] Jackson Saints,[3] Pagan Babies, Reign of Lee Kuan [4]
Notable instruments
Rickenbacker 4001, Fender Precision 5-String, Fender Jazz 4-String, SVT, S.I.T. Strings

Janis Tanaka (born January 9, 1963) is a bass player[5] who has worked as a session musician and on tour with a number of well-known artists including Pink,[6] Fireball Ministry, Hammers of Misfortune, Stone Fox and L7. She was also a member of the Pagan Babies, a band started by Courtney Love, Kat Bjelland and Deirdre Schletter in the 1980s. She is currently[when?] playing in the band Winterthrall. She is currently[when?] playing with the all female version of L.A. based Femme Fatale.[7]

She has also acted in a few films: Live Freaky Die Freaky, Down and Out With Dolls and The Year of My Japanese Cousin.[8]


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