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Jason Christopher performing with Prong in 2014.

Jason Christopher (born January 20, 1971) is an American bass guitarist. He is currently[ when? ] the bass guitar player for Prong and Corey Taylor, and is formerly the bass guitar player for Ministry, Stone Sour and Sebastian Bach. [1] . He is the author of The Rogue to Nowhere - A Book Of Travels by Jason Christopher.

Prong (band) American heavy metal band

Prong is an American heavy metal band formed in 1986 by bassist Mike Kirkland and guitarist Tommy Victor, the band's sole constant member. To date, they have released twelve studio albums, one live album, four EPs, one DVD and one remix album. Prong had two independent releases — Primitive Origins (1987) and Force Fed (1989) — which attracted the attention of Epic Records, who signed the band in 1989. Their first two albums on Epic — Beg to Differ (1990) and Prove You Wrong (1991) — were released to critical acclaim and garnered attention on MTV's Headbangers Ball. The band's 1994 album Cleansing was also very successful, and included one of their well-known songs "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck". After releasing one more album, Prong disbanded in 1997, but reformed in 2002 and has continued to tour and record since then.

Ministry (band) American industrial metal band

Ministry is an American rock band founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen in Chicago, Illinois. Originally a synth-pop outfit, Ministry's sound changed as they became one of the pioneers of industrial metal in the late 1980s. The band's lineup has frequently changed throughout its history, with the exception of Jourgensen who is the band's main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. Notable musicians who have contributed to the band's studio or live activities include vocalists Nivek Ogre, Chris Connelly and Burton C. Bell, guitarists Mike Scaccia and Tommy Victor, bassists Paul Barker, Paul Raven, Jason Christopher, Tony Campos and Paul D'Amour, drummers Bill Rieflin, Martin Atkins, Rey Washam and Roy Mayorga, keyboardist John Bechdel, and rappers/producers DJ Swamp and Arabian Prince.

Stone Sour American heavy metal band

Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1992. The band performed for five years before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2015, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor, Josh Rand (guitar), Christian Martucci (guitar), Johny Chow (bass) and Roy Mayorga (drums). Longtime members Joel Ekman and Shawn Economaki left the band in 2006 and 2011, respectively. Former lead guitarist Jim Root left in 2014.

Christopher was a founding member of New Dead Radio and the punk rock supergroup Black President with guitarists Greg Hetson and Charlie Paulson, singer Christian Martucci, and drummer Roy Mayorga.[ citation needed ]

Black President (band)

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Greg Hetson American musician

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Christian Martucci is an American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. As of 2015, he is the lead guitar player for the American hard rock band Stone Sour and from January 1, 2019 Black Star Riders. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a founding member of Thousand Watt Stare, Black President, the Strychnine Babies and the Chelsea Smiles.

Christopher played bass guitar during 2011 for the band Stone Sour, including the band's Avalanche tour and their appearance at Rock In Rio. Christopher is also the backing acoustic guitar player and singer for Corey Taylor (lead singer for Slipknot and Stone Sour) and the bass guitar player for his solo band. He played bass guitar on one track of Taylor's Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life tribute album. [2]

Corey Taylor American heavy metal singer

Corey Todd Taylor is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author who is best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour.

Slipknot (band) American heavy metal band

Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The band was founded in 1995 by percussionist Shawn Crahan, drummer Joey Jordison and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in its early years, the band settled on nine members for more than a decade: Crahan, Jordison, Gray, Craig Jones, Mick Thomson, Corey Taylor, Sid Wilson, Chris Fehn, and Jim Root. Gray died on May 24, 2010, and was replaced during 2011–2014 by guitarist Donnie Steele. Jordison left the band due to illness on December 12, 2013. Steele left during the recording sessions for .5: The Gray Chapter. The band found replacements in Alessandro Venturella on bass and Jay Weinberg on drums. After the departure of Jordison, as of December 2013 the only founding member in the current lineup is percussionist Crahan. Fehn left the band due to lawsuit on March 18, 2019.

Christopher toured with Sebastian Bach from 2012 to 2014, [3] joining them at Rock in Rio 2013. He also performed on their DVD Abacholypse Now. Christopher has also played with Dave Navarro, Jerry Cantrell, Scott Ian, Ace Frehley and Dave Lombardo.[ citation needed ]

Dave Navarro American guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the alternative rock band Janes Addiction

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Jerry Cantrell American guitarist, singer and songwriter

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Scott Ian American musician

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Christopher sang background vocals on the 2015 Prong covers album Songs from the Black Hole and appears on the album X (No Absolutes) .[ citation needed ]

Songs from the Black Hole is a cover album from American metal band Prong. It was released on March 31, 2015. According to frontman Tommy Victor, the goal of the cover album was to explore musical roots of the band and "the vast landscape that makes up the band’s sound". The cover artwork was created by Mike Lopez. Victor stated, it should visualize "the theme of urban decay, desolation, insecurity and ultimate change". The basic tracks were recorded with Peter Funke in Trixx Studios in Berlin, Germany. The album was mixed and mastered by Chris Collier at Mission:Black Studios in Santa Clarita, California with additional guitars also recorded there. Vocals were recorded by Collier at Lynchbox Studios also in Santa Clarita. Jason Christopher added background vocals on "Give Me the Cure".

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