Kelly LeMieux (born April 7, 1967 in Salem, Oregon, United States) is an American bass player. He is known for his work in the Dave Mustaine project MD.45. He was the touring bass player for Los Angeles punk band Fear in 1997 and 1998. He has toured with Paul Gilbert and appeared on Gilbert's album Vibrato, was a founding member of the Electric Love Hogs, a member of Shrine and 22 Jacks.

Kelly LeMieux
Background information
Birth nameKelly Thomas LeMieux
Born (1967-04-07) April 7, 1967 (age 52)
Salem, Oregon, United States
Years active1990–present
Associated acts

LeMieux was the bass player for Goldfinger until 2014 and is a guest instructor for the Portland chapter of the School of Rock. He was also an instructor for Paul Gilbert's Great Guitar Escape.[1]

He has also recorded with Steeve Estatof, the 2004 French Idol winner.

In October 2013 he was announced as replacement for Buckcherry's former bassist Jimmy Ashhurst, for the rest of the band's 2013 touring schedule.[2][3] In 2013 he also joined stOrk, a progressive metal band led by Thomas Lang.[4]

On July 9, 2016, via his Facebook account, LeMieux revealed that he had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow with excess immature white blood cells.[5]


  1. ^ Great Guitar Escape
  2. ^ "News". Buckcherry. 2014-06-27. Retrieved 2014-08-09.
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  4. ^ "STORK Adds Lead Singer VK LYNNE And Bassist KELLY LEMIEUX". November 30, 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Kelly Lemieux – Buckcherry '#FuckCancer: I Am Not Fucking Done Yet'". Wall Of Sound. 2019-10-07. Retrieved 2019-10-07.

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