Mike Johnson (born 1965) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and bass guitarist. He was born in Grants Pass, Oregon and fronted Eugene, Oregon punk band Snakepit from 1984 until their break up in 1989.  He replaced Lou Barlow as bassist in Dinosaur Jr in 1991  and played with the band live and on its recordings from 1991 to 1998. He was briefly married to from Juned's Leslie Hardy in 1994,  and contributed to both the band's studio albums. He collaborated with Mark Lanegan on his first five solo albums, playing guitar, co-producing, and writing music. In 1994, he released his first solo album, "Where Am I", on Up Records, and he continued a solo career, alongside involvement with the bands Queens of the Stone Age and Caustic Resin up until 2006's "Gone Out of Your Mind", when he moved to France with his wife.