List of The Dillinger Escape Plan band members

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The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan With Full Force 2014 16.JPG
The Dillinger Escape Plan at With Full Force 2014. From left to right: Greg Puciato, Billy Rymer behind Liam Wilson, and James Love.
Background information
Origin Morris Plains, New Jersey, US
Genres
Years active 1997–2017
Labels
Associated acts
Website www.dillingerescapeplan.org

The experimental metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan had undergone numerous lineup changes throughout the band's existence. Guitarist Ben Weinman is the only remaining founding member, though bassist Liam Wilson and vocalist Greg Puciato have now been with the band for most of its existence.

Final lineup[edit]

Ben Weinman
Active: 1997-2017
Instruments: lead guitar
Occasional instruments: rhythm guitar, keyboards, bass, backing vocals
Release contributions: all releases
Liam Wilson
Active: 2000-2017
Instruments: bass
Release contributions: all releases from Irony Is a Dead Scene (2002)
Greg Puciato
Active: 2001-2017
Instruments: lead vocals
Occasional instruments: rhythm guitar
Release contributions: all releases from Miss Machine (2004)
Billy Rymer
Active: 2008-2017
Instruments: drums, percussion
Release contributions: all releases from Option Paralysis (2010)
Kevin Antreassian
Active: 2015-2017
Instruments: rhythm guitar
Release contributions: Dissociation (2016)

Former members[edit]

Derek Brantley
Active: 1997
Instruments: rhythm guitar
Release contributions: none
John Fulton
Active: 1997–1998
Instruments: rhythm guitar
Release contributions: Under the Running Board (1998)
Adam Doll
Active: 1997–1999, 2001–2002
Instruments: bass
Occasional instruments: keyboards
Release contributions: The Dillinger Escape Plan (1997), Under the Running Board (1998), Irony Is a Dead Scene (2002)
Jeff Wood
Active: 1999–2000
Instruments: bass
Release contributions:None
Dimitri Minakakis
Active: 1997–2001
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: The Dillinger Escape Plan (1997) to Calculating Infinity (1999), Ire Works (2007) – guest vocals on "Fix Your Face"
Chris Pennie
Active: 1997–2007
Instruments: drums, percussion
Occasional instruments: keyboards
Release contributions: The Dillinger Escape Plan (1997) to Plagiarism (2006)
Brian Benoit
Active: 1998–2005
Instruments: rhythm guitar
Release contributions: Calculating Infinity (1999) to Miss Machine (2004)
Gil Sharone
Active: 2007–2008
Instruments: drums, percussion
Release contributions: Ire Works (2007)
Jeff Tuttle
Active: 2007–2012
Instruments: rhythm guitar
Release contributions: Option Paralysis (2010)
James Love
Active: 2005-2006, 2012-2015
Instruments: rhythm guitar
Release contributions: Plagiarism (2006)

Live musicians[edit]

Sean Ingram (Coalesce)
Active: 2001 (at Krazyfest)
Instruments: vocals
Steve Evetts
Active: 2000–2002
Instruments: keyboard, samples, electronics
Jeff Wood (Shat, M.O.D.)
Active: 1999-2000
Instruments: bass

Session musicians[edit]

Mike Patton
Instruments: vocals
Release contributions: Irony Is a Dead Scene (2002)

"The Dillinger Escape Plan is"[edit]

In the liner notes for The Dillinger Escape Plans' final album, Dissociation the band listed everyone who was a member or a part of the band in some other way or another. The list states The Dillinger Escape Plan is:

Billy Rymer, Greg Puciato, Liam Wilson, Benjamin Weinman, Kevin Antreassian, Dimitri Minakakis, Adam Doll, Brian Benoit, Chris Pennie, Tom Apostolopoulos, Jeff Wood, John Fulton, Jeff Tuttle, Mike Patton, Thomas Bouaziz, Kevin Hilliard, Gil Sharone, James Love, Jessica Curreri, Steve Evetts, Talmadge Cook, Ryan Downey, Jeff Geisser, Brian Montouri, Paul D'Elia, Chris Tropea, Asian Steve, Timothy Connors, Matt Rosenblum, Reid Ferris, Marc Schapiro, And all the other fearless soldiers who have graced the stage with us over the past 20 years.[1]

Non-members mentioned in list[edit]

Tom Apostolopoulos

Role: Band manager[2][3]

Thomas Bouaziz

Role: Art director, designer, software/hardware engineer or consultant and creative director of Party Smasher Inc.[4]
Also note: In 2010, he was thrown on stage to improvise an impromptu performance as an opener for the band.[4]

Kevin Hilliard

Role: ?

Jessica Curreri

Role: Tour manager[5]
Also note: Partner of bassist Liam Wilson[5]

Talmadge Cook

Role: ?

Ryan Downey

Role: Band manager[6]

Jeff Geisser

Role: ?

Brian Montouri

Role: art for One of Us Is the Killer[7]

Paul D'Elia

Role: ?

Chris Tropea

Role: ?

Steven Alexander (listed as "Asian Steve")

Role: Tech[8][9]

Timothy Connors

Role: Former merch guy and onstage fire-breather[10]

Matt Rosenblum

Role: ?

Reid Ferris

Role: ?

Marc Schapiro

Role: Of Cooking Vinyl America[11]

Timeline[edit]

Lineups[edit]

The Dillinger Escape Plan lineups
1997
  • Dimitri Minakakis - vocals
  • Ben Weinman - guitars
  • Adam Doll - bass, keyboards
  • Chris Pennie - drums
1997
  • Dimitri Minakakis - vocals
  • Ben Weinman - lead guitar
  • Derek Brantley - rhythm guitar
  • Adam Doll - bass, keyboards
  • Chris Pennie - drums
1997–1998
  • Dimitri Minakakis - vocals
  • Ben Weinman - lead guitar
  • John Fulton - rhythm guitar
  • Adam Doll - bass, keyboards
  • Chris Pennie - drums
1999–2000
  • Dimitri Minakakis - vocals
  • Ben Weinman - lead guitar, keyboards
  • Brian Benoit - rhythm guitar
  • Jeff Wood - bass
  • Chris Pennie - drums, keyboards
Irony Is A Dead Scene
sessions
  • Mike Patton - vocals
  • Ben Weinman - lead guitar
  • Brian Benoit - rhythm guitar
  • Liam Wilson - bass
  • Adam Doll - keyboards
  • Chris Pennie - drums
2001–2005
  • Greg Puciato - vocals
  • Ben Weinman - lead guitar, keyboards
  • Brian Benoit - rhythm guitar
  • Liam Wilson - bass
  • Chris Pennie - drums, keyboards
2005–2006
  • Greg Puciato - vocals
  • Ben Weinman - lead guitar, keyboards
  • James Love - rhythm guitar
  • Liam Wilson - bass
  • Chris Pennie - drums, keyboards
2007–2008
  • Greg Puciato - vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Ben Weinman - lead guitar, keyboards
  • Liam Wilson - bass
  • Gil Sharone - drums
2008–2012
  • Greg Puciato - vocals
  • Ben Weinman - lead guitar, keyboards
  • Jeff Tuttle - rhythm guitar
  • Liam Wilson - bass
  • Billy Rymer - drums
2012–2015
  • Greg Puciato - vocals
  • Ben Weinman - lead guitar, keyboards
  • James Love - rhythm guitar
  • Liam Wilson - bass
  • Billy Rymer - drums
2015-2017
  • Greg Puciato - vocals
  • Ben Weinman - lead guitar, keyboards
  • Kevin Antreassian - rhythm guitar
  • Liam Wilson - bass
  • Billy Rymer - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dissociation, by Dillinger Escape Plan". Dillinger Escape Plan. Retrieved 2016-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Dillinger Escape Plan car accident, more". Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  3. ^ Broadley, Erin (2009-07-15). "Buddyhead Redux". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  4. ^ a b "Thomas Bouaziz | Party Smasher Inc.". www.partysmasherinc.com. Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  5. ^ a b "Dillinger Escape Plan, Red Fang, Mastodon Gallery & Interviews | Blow The Scene". Blow The Scene. 2011-12-04. Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  6. ^ "KILLING IS MY BUSINESS: Band Managers Ryan Downey & Mark Vieira". Decibel Magazine. Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  7. ^ "The Dillinger Escape Plan announce tour with The Faceless and Royal Thunder (dates); the Brooklyn show is FREE". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 2017-06-17. 
  8. ^ "Inside Dillinger Escape Plan Singer's Electronic Reinvention". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-06-17. 
  9. ^ "Steven Alexander | Metal Insider". www.metalinsider.net. Retrieved 2017-06-17. 
  10. ^ "Sermons: An Augury". 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2017-06-17. 
  11. ^ "Outerlooop Records, Cooking Vinyl partner for worldwide dealMetal Insider". Metal Insider. 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2017-06-17.