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Chris Shiflett


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Christopher Aubrey Shiflett (born May 6, 1971) is a guitarist for Foo Fighters, joining the band after the release of their third album, There Is Nothing Left to Lose. The first album he played on was One by One. Prior to joining Foo Fighters, Shiflett was resident lead guitarist for the energetic and well-known Bay Area, CA punk rock band No Use for a Name. Foo Fighters had lost both of their previous guitarists, Pat Smear (who played in punk legends The Germs and had been Nirvana’s touring guitarist) and his Foos replacement, Dave Grohl’s former Scream bandmate Franz Stahl, and were holding open auditions. Seeing an opportunity that he knew he could not pass up, he quickly parted ways with his former band to audition.

His departure was abrupt, as No Use for a Name were just about to head out on tour in support of their then-recent album More Betterness. He was replaced by Dave Nassie, a long-time guitarist for notorious Southern California metal legends Suicidal Tendencies.

Shiflett began his music career in another band called Lost Kittenz with current members of Sugarcult. He also currently plays in the punk rock cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and his own side-project, Jackson United. For numerous projects, Shiflett performed under the name Jake Jackson.

His brother Scott Shiflett plays in punk rock band Face to Face and has now moved onto Viva Death. Chris is married and has a son named Liam.

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