Justin Chancellor

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Justin Chancellor
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Justin Chancellor appearing with Tool at the Roskilde festival in 2006.
Background information
Birth nameJustin Gunnar Walter Chancellor
Born (1971-11-19) 19 November 1971 (age 47)
London, England
OriginLondon, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • book owner
  • record store owner
Instruments Bass guitar
Associated acts

Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor (born 19 November 1971) is an English musician formerly in the band Peach [1] but best known as the bass player for progressive metal band Tool. Chancellor is of English and Norwegian descent. [2] After settling in the US, along with his engagement in his musical projects, he and his wife Shelee Dykman Chancellor ran a store called Lobal Orning in Topanga, California, dedicated to music and literature "that shaped and changed" both of them. The store closed in 2008. He started M.T.Void music project with Piotr "Glaca" Mohammed from Sweet Noise. In October 2012, Chancellor featured as bass player on the song "In the Spirit Of..." on The Fusion Syndicate album, released by Cleopatra Records. [3] His track also appears on the 2014 album The Prog Box.

Peach were a metal band from England that originally recorded between 1991 and 1994. The band was renamed Sterling in 1995, and Simon Oakes and Rob Havis later reformed as Suns of the Tundra in 2000.

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Early life

Chancellor was educated at Tonbridge School in Kent, England, where he was the bass player for a school band named Slice of Life and used to perform a cover version of Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night" in the dining room of his boarding house. The band released an eponymously titled tape featuring a song of the same name. Chancellor went on to study at Durham University. He later joined the band Peach.

Tonbridge School independent day and boarding school for boys in Tonbridge, Kent, England

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Corey Hart (singer) Canadian musician

Corey Mitchell Hart is a Canadian singer, best known for his hit singles "Sunglasses at Night" and "Never Surrender". He has sold over 16 million records worldwide and scored nine US Billboard Top 40 hits. In Canada, Hart has amassed 30 Top 40 hits, including 11 in the Top 10, over the course of over 35 years in the music industry. Nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1984, Hart is an inductee of both Canada's Music Hall of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame, and is also a multiple Juno award nominee and winner, including the Diamond Award for his best-selling album Boy in the Box. He has also been honoured by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).

Sunglasses at Night 1984 single by Corey Hart

"Sunglasses at Night" is a song by Canadian singer Corey Hart. It was released on January 21, 1984 as the first single from his debut album, 1983's First Offense, and became a hit single in the United States, rising to number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1984. The song combines an unflagging synthesizer hook, characteristic arpeggio, rock guitar and cryptic lyrics. AllMusic has since described it as "an instant classic with its distinctive melody and catchy chorus".

Peach released an album and supported Tool in the early 1990s in England. In September 1995, Justin moved to the United States and joined Tool full-time. He has remained with them since.

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References

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  3. "The Fusion Syndicate (CD) | Cleopatra Records : Store". Cleorecs.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
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