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|Birth name||Scott Gardner Shriner|
|Born||July 11, 1965 (age 51)|
|Instrument(s)||Bass Guitar, Guitar, Synthesizer, Piano, drums, Vocals|
Shriner took up bass in high school, and joined the Marines as a rifleman the fall after graduating. He decided that he wanted to play bass professionally and left the service after two years. After getting his start in a band called The Seventh Wave with his best friend Rob Weaver, as well as Bob Schramm and Bill Whitman, Shriner moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of 25 and played in several bands. These included Broken, Bomber, The Movers, Exciters, Loved By Millions, Black Elvis, The Great Barbecue Gods and, most notably, Vanilla Ice's backing band.
In the summer of 2001, Shriner joined Weezer on a provisional basis. Following the departure of their second bassist, Mikey Welsh, who left the band due to emotional problems that made him unable to be a part of the band, Shriner was made their full-time bassist. In his first show with the band, the August 2001 KROQ Inland Invasion, he was attacked by an ex-bandmate onstage, yet continued to play on as security guards pried the man off his back. He is Weezer's third bassist, yet he is the longest running bassist in Weezer history.
He has appeared on five of Weezer's eight studio albums, Maladroit, Make Believe, The Red Album, Raditude and Hurley. On Red, he co-wrote and sang lead vocals on "Cold Dark World," sang lead vocals on "King," a deluxe edition track and sung most of the lead vocals for the band's cover of "The Weight" by The Band. In 2005 he sang lead vocals in concert on Weezer songs "In the Garage," "Dope Nose" and "Fall Together." In 2008 during the band's Hootenanny Tour he sang lead vocals on a cover of "Creep" by Radiohead. He also played on the band's live EP The Lion and the Witch and countless b-sides and demos that can be found floating around the internet. He has also played shows with Patrick Wilson's band The Special Goodness.
On November 9, 2005, Shriner married Jillian Lauren in Hawaii. The couple adopted a son from Ethiopia on January 23, 2009.
He guest-starred with the band The Scrantones at the 2007 The Office convention. During this performance, the band played Radiohead's "Creep" with The Office's Craig Robinson on vocals. This may be why later Scott chose this song to cover with Weezer.
In June 2009, Scott guest-starred with E.J. Wells in a music video of Wells' "There's Something In The Graveyard," which is the first music video ever filmed in the historic Virginia City Cemetery, in Virginia City, Nevada.
He is a big fan of Elvis Costello, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath.
- 2002 - Maladroit
- 2002 - The Lion and the Witch (EP)
- 2005 - Make Believe
- 2008 - Weezer (The Red Album)
- 2009 - Raditude
- 2010 - Hurley
- 2014 - Everything Will Be Alright in the End
- 2016 - Weezer
This discography lists only Weezer's albums featuring Shriner. For more detail, please see the Weezer discography
- 2006 - Mondo Magneto by Brian Ray: bass guitar on the songs "All I Know" and "Sub Atomic". Backing vocals on the songs "Good For Nothing", "All I Know", "Coming Up Roses" and "Anywhere But Home".
- 2008 - Avalon by Anthony Green: bass guitar on the song "Dear Child (I've Been Trying to Reach You)".
- 2008 - "I'm Eighteen" (Alice Cooper cover) credited to Scott Shriner & The Forest Rangers. The song was used in the Sons of Anarchy episode "Giving Back" (Season 1, Episode 5).
- 2010 - This Way Up by Brian Ray: backing vocals on several songs.
- 2014 - Crash Boom Bang by The Bayonets: bass guitar and backing vocals on several songs.
- Main article: Scott Shriner interviews