Joe Principe

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Joe Principe
Joe Principe performing at Warped Tour 2006 in Marysville, CA.
Joe Principe performing at Warped Tour 2006 in Marysville, CA.
Background information
Born (1974-11-14) November 14, 1974 (age 47)
Chicago, Illinois, US
GenresMelodic hardcore
Hardcore punk
Punk rock
InstrumentsVocals, Bass, Guitar
Years active1993-Present
LabelsFat Wreck Chords (2001-2003) Geffen Records (2003-present)
Associated actsRise Against
88 Fingers Louie

Joe Principe (born November 14, 1974) is the bass guitarist, co-composer and co-founder of the punk rock band Rise Against. He is known for his complex bass patterns in their songs. He is also a strict vegetarian, an animal rights advocate and actively promotes PETA with his band.[1]

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Joe started his musical career at age 15, learning to play by ear and influenced during his formative years by Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, the Descendents and other similar bands. Starting out in Chicago punk band 88 Fingers Louie. After 6 years of touring and releasing records with the band, Joe made Rise Against with singer/guitarist Tim McIlrath, former 88 Fingers Louie guitarist Mr. Precision, and drummer Brandon Barnes. In 2002, Mr. Precison left and was replaced by Todd Mohney, who was replaced by Chris Chasse in 2004, who was later replaced by guitarist Zach Blair in 2007. Rise Against released their first two records (The Unraveling, and Revolutions Per Minute) on Fat Wreck Chords, and their next two (Siren Song of the Counter Culture, and The Sufferer & the Witness) on Geffen.

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