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Chris Shiflett

Biography

A local of southern California, guitarist Chris Shiflett has generated himself being a prominent sideman within the alt/punk world and a saving artist of his very own. Shiflett started his career within the Santa Barbara glam punk clothing Shed Kittenz, which presented Steve Sherlock (who go on to create Nerf Herder) and Marko DeSantis (of Sugarcult popularity). In 1995, Shiflett became a member of No Use for any Name, playing acoustic guitar as part of their revolving lineup until 1999’s Even more Betterness!. Around once, Shiflett was also recruited by Swingin’ Utters vocalist Spike Slawson to try out acoustic guitar for the punk supergroup and cover music group extraordinaire Me First & the Gimme Gimmes. In 1999, Shiflett remaining No Use for any Name to dominate guitar responsibilities for the Foo Fighters, changing short-lived guitarist Franz Stahl (who experienced previously changed the Bacteria’ Pat Smear). He produced his recording debut using the music group on 2002’s One at a time, and became a long term member immediately after. Searching for an store for his personal songwriting, Shiflett in addition has created several side tasks. In 2003, he created the punk music group Jackson United along with his sibling, Scott Shiflett, and Pete Parada (both of In person). After documenting two albums with Jackson United, Shiflett made a decision to explore a few of his additional influences. This year 2010, he released his 1st recording under his personal name, the country-influenced Chris Shiflett & the Lifeless Peasants on Le Coq Napoleon. 3 years later on, Shiflett & the Deceased Peasants came back with All Head wear no Cattle, an recording that forced the music group into hardcore ’60s honky tonk place. For his third recording, West Coast City — a collection released in the springtime of 2017 — Shiflett shifted the limelight onto California nation.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chris Shiflett
Profession Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Cara Shiflett
Children Eamon Riley, Liam John, Dashiell Ellis
Siblings Scott Shiflett
Music Groups Foo Fighters, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, No Use for a Name, Jackson United, Viva Death
Music Songs The Pretender, Learn To Fly, Best of You, Walk, Times like These, Run, These Days, All My Life, Something from Nothing, Breakout, West Coast Town, Long Road to Ruin, In the Clear, Rope, The Feast and the Famine, The Times They Are A-Changin', Stranger Things Have Happened, The Neverending Sigh, Arlandria, Resolve, Saint Cecilia, I Should Have Known, Iron Rooster, Bridge Burning, Wheels, Dear Rosemary, White Limo, What Did I Do? / God as My Witness, Next Year, Let It Die, No Way Back, Savior Breath
Albums Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants, All Hat and No Cattle, Sonic Highways, Skin and Bones, Wasting Light, In Your Honor, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, There Is Nothing Left to Lose, One by One, ¡Leche con Carne!, Greatest Hits, Saint Cecilia, Songs from the Laundry Room, Sing in Japanese, West Coast Town
TV Shows Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways


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#Fact
1 Lives in Los Angeles, California.
2 Called "Shifty" by family, friends, and fans alike.
3 Younger brother of musician Scott Shiflett.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bosch 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 2015 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shaun the Sheep Movie 2015 writer: "HOME" - as Christopher Shiflett
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2011-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2011-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Boyhood 2014/I writer: "Let It Die"
The Voice UK 2012-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 16 episodes
Sound City 2013 Documentary writer: "The Man That Never Was"
Rage 2008-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Conan 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Real Steel 2011 writer: "Miss the Misery" - as Christopher A. Shiflett
A Deeper Shade of Blue 2011 Documentary writer: "Free Me"
Idool 2011 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Beauty Day 2011 Documentary writer: "No Way Back", "DOA" - as Christopher A. Shiflett
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Van Halen 2009 Video Game writer: "Best Of You"
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground 2007 Video Game writer: "The Pretender"
SingStar Amped 2007 Video Game writer: "Best Of You"
I Think I Love My Wife 2007 writer: "Tired of You"
The West Wing 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Perfect Score 2004 "All My Life"
Saturday Night Live 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Orange County 2002 "The One"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coastal Clash 2004 TV Movie documentary
One Winter Story 2006 Documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cake Boy 2005 Video Club Bartender

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
He's Barack Obama 2009 Video short musician

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miles to Go Before I Sleep 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Fat Wreck 2016 Documentary Himself
Radio 1's Big Weekend Norwich 2015 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest: Foo Fighters
Sonic Highways 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Guitarist, Foo Fighters (segment "Foo Fighters")
Late Show with David Letterman 2011-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Top Ten List Presenter / Himself - Foo Fighters: Guitar
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years 2014 Himself
Fading West 2013 Documentary Himself
Sound City 2013 Documentary Himself
SXSW Flashback 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 Documentary Himself
Foo Fighters: Live at Wembley Stadium 2008 Video documentary
Saturday Night Live 2003-2007 TV Series Himself
Foo Fighters: Hyde Park 2006 Video Himself - Guitar
Special 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Punk Rock Holocaust 2004 Video Himself - Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies
The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Foo Fighters: Everywhere But Home 2003 Video documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Guitarist, Foo Fighters (segment "Foo Fighters")
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself - Accused

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