Kelly LeMieux (born 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 just finished recording Paul’s new album Vibrato Sept. 2012 release, was a founding member of the Electric Love Hogs, a member of Shrine and 22 Jacks.
LeMieux is the bass player for Goldfinger 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. http://www.greatguitarescape.com/
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. In 2013 he also joined stOrk, a progressive metal band led by Thomas Lang.
On July 9th, 2016, via his Facebook account, Kelly 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.