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Paul McCartney

Phil Lynnot

Jack Bruce 

Kenny Rogers (New Edition)

Sting

Geddy Lee

Rick Danko 

Im sure there are others im forgetting too

Bass is the best instrument and when you combine it with vocals it makes for an awesome band

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Well that's just stupid. 

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Peter Cetera

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Gabbi Garcia - Type O

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FUCKING LEMMY

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Kim Deal plays bass and has an amazing voice, but sounded better for some reason as backup in the Pixies. I think it was a "the whole being greater than the sum of the parts" deal.
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JD Sumner

 

 

 

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Les CLaypool

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John Wick -

Les CLaypool

I wish he would put together a side band where he DOESN'T sing. Him and Tom Morello could make some funky shit.

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McCartney can even sing the bass while singing the melody like in 'I Will'.  Put on your headphones and listen.  The bass will be in your right ear (provided you put them on correctly).

 

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TheHaunted2 -

Tom Araya

Should be number 1 God damnit 

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Peter Steele? Type O Negative

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John Wick -

Les CLaypool

This right here

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Mercenary, after the lead vocalist left.

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Charlie McRapekit can hit King Diamond notes while shredding like Cliff Burton.
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SickEye - 
John Wick -

Les CLaypool

I wish he would put together a side band where he DOESN'T sing. Him and Tom Morello could make some funky shit.



This.

Love Claypool, Primus, and all his other projects.

But if we're building a supergroup with Les on bass, I wouldn't have him handling the majority of vocals -- not that he couldn't jump in on occasion.

Morello would be a good choice.
I really dig Larry Lalonde though. He is underrated IMO. They could do something funky with a singer -- maybe someone like Mike Patton.
John Frusciante woukd ve another good choice.
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NOFX
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Roger Waters
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YUP!
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Are we done stretching or should I add Suzi Quatro?

 

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Gabbi Garcia - Type O

This is the funniest and most accurate comparison I’ve ever read.

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Did OP just say Geddy Lee is a good singer?