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Thursday, 11 March 2010

Tim Commerford (RAtM/Audioslave)

Name: Timothy Robert Commerford aka Tim C
Born: 26th February, 1968 (Irvine, California)

Profile: He is the bassist/backing vocalist for American rock band "Rage Against the Machine" and the now-defunct "Audioslave", Tim plays Jazz basses through various amps with fingerpicking and funk slapping, he is a mountain biker and known for his numerous tattoos, he also likes to write poetry and artwork.

History: Tim met Zack de la Rocha in fifth grade where Zack introduced Tim to bass, and formed a band called "Inside Out" in ninth grade. Tim listens to jazz music (where he soon developed his skills).

In 1991, Tom Morello met up with Zack de La Rocha and Tim to form a new band "Rage Against the Machine" aka "Rage" and a year after, they signed a record deal with Epic Records, which they achieved a phenomenal amount of mainstream success. In late 2000, "Rage" was disbanded after Zack de la Rocha left, Rick Rubin (producer) suggested the three remaining members get together with Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) to form a new band called "Audioslave".

Recently, Tim is still active with the reunion of "Rage Against the Machine" and he also did sessions for other musicians.

Influences: Jimi Hendrix and Jaco Pastorius

Axology: Fender Jazz Basses with Precision Bass necks, Lakland Joe Osbourne Signature bass, Boss DD-3, MXR Phase 90, Dunlop 105Q Bass Wah, Ampeg amplifiers, Ashdown and Mesa/Boogie amplifiers.


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