Scott Shriner

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Scott Shriner
Background information
Birth name Scott Gardner Shriner
Born July 11, 1965 (age 59)
Origin Toledo, Ohio
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter
Years active 1987present
Instrument(s) Bass Guitar, Guitar, Synthesizer, Piano, Drums, Vocals
Associated acts
Loved By Millions

Scott Gardner Shriner (born July 11, 1965 in Toledo, Ohio) is the current bassist for Weezer, and has been since 2001.

Early Life

Scott Shriner's yearbook photo, 1983

Scott Shriner was born on July 11, 1965. He grew up in Toledo, Ohio and graduated from Start High School in 1983. He spent two years in the Marine Corps, then returned to Toledo, playing in at least five bands over the next five years: the Seventh Wave, the Exciters, the Movers, Loved By Millions, and the Great Barbecue Gods[1] .

Shriner moved to Los Angeles in 1990 at the age of 25. He enrolled in the Musician’s Institute and played in several bands, including Broken[2][3]. Shriner is credited as a former member of many smaller-name bands online, many of them not well-documented. These include: Bomber, The Theresa Harris Band, Black Elvis, Crown, Mystery Train, and The Fever[4].

Shriner toured with Vanilla Ice in the late 90's in support of his Hard to Swallow record.


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 for health reasons, Shriner was made Weezer's 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 twelve of Weezer's fifteen studio albums, Maladroit, Make Believe, The Red Album, Raditude, Hurley, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, The White Album, Pacific Daydream, Weezer (The Teal Album), Weezer (The Black Album), OK Human, and Van Weezer. He also appeared on all four of the SZNZ records in 2022. On Red, he co-wrote and sang lead vocals on "Cold Dark World," sang lead vocals on "King," a deluxe edition track, and sang most of the lead vocals on Weezer'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.

In May, 2019, Shriner participated in an encore performance of the Weezer parody play, Julius Weezer.

Shriner performed live under his own name for the first time on May 11, 2012. He debuted "Watch the Shadows" at the show[5].

Personal life

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.


With Weezer

This discography lists only Weezer's albums featuring Shriner. For more detail, please see the Weezer discography

Other work

This section requires expansion.
Release Year Artist(s) Credits Label
"Animal Behavior" single
1987 Loved by Millions Bass [clarification needed] Whatever Records
All that Still Remains
2004 Keith Foti Bass Powerline Records
Mondo Magneto
2006 Brian Ray Bass, backing vocals [clarification needed] Whooray Records
2008 Anthony Green Bass on "Dear Child (I've Been Dying to Reach You)" Photo Finish Records
Alice in No Man's Land
2008 Mandi Perkins Bass RCA Victor
"I'm Eighteen"
2008 The Forest Rangers Bass, backing vocals Uncredited appearance in Sons of Anarchy episode "Giving Back" (Season 1, Episode 5).
This Way Up
2010 Brian Ray Bass, backing vocals [clarification needed] Whooray Records
2010 The Dance Party Bass [clarification needed] Atlantic Records
Lover of All That Exists
2012 Shriners (solo) Composition, bass, vocals [clarification needed] Rare Bird Books, Erika Records
PusherJones (EP)
2013 PusherJones Bass, backing vocals CD Baby
"Last Call" (single)
2013 PusherJones Bass, backing vocals CD Baby
Scott and Rivers
2013 Scott & Rivers Bass on "Break Free" and "Freakin' Love My Life" Delicious Deli Records
Crash Boom Bang!
2014 Brian Ray (as "The Bayonets") Bass, backing vocals [clarification needed] Robo Records
"Pirate Radio" (single)
2019 Brian Ray Backing vocals Wicked Cool Records
"Got a New Thing" (single)
2020 Brian Ray Bass, backing vocals Wicked Cool Records
The Stoning
2020 The Stoning Bass, backing vocals on "Orgasmatron" 656282 Records DK


See Category:Scott Shriner Interviews

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