Mark Klepaski

Markus James Klepaski
Background information
Birth name Markus James Klepaski
Born September 11, 1975 (1975-09-11) (age 36)
Genres Alternative rock, alternative metal, nu metal, post-grunge, hard rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Bass, Drums
Labels Hollywood

Markus James Klepaski (born September 11, 1975) is an American bass guitarist, best known as the former bass player for the American rock band, Breaking Benjamin.[1]



I started playing bass in the 80s when it was all like hair metal bands and stuff out. I originally started playing drums and one of my best friends at the time, who was younger than me, he started playing drums as well. And he was just like a virtuoso…He just was amazing and he basically just blew right past me. He started this band and he was just like "well we have this but we don't have a bass player". No one was like going crazy… Ya know no one was running out to music stores to buy basses back then. Everyone either wanted to be a guitar player or a drummer. So I was just like hmmm well I guess I'll try it. I really didn't know much about the instrument so I was just like alright let's see what this is all about. I started taking Led Zeppelin records and listening to the bass on them and I was just like oh my god this instrument is amazing. I think bass is kinda like the glue that sticks everything together. It was obviously the instrument for me.


Before Breaking Benjamin, Mark was the bass guitar player for Lifer (Strangers With Candy). He and guitarist Aaron Fink eventually made the decision to leave Lifer for Breaking Benjamin, headed by good friend Ben Burnley, because of their faith in his songwriting abilities. Mark is also the founder of the clothing line Ke'Kuhn.

Breaking Benjamin Dispute

On August 2, 2011, an article was released regarding a dispute over a new recording of the band's hit song Blow Me Away. The dispute erupted in May when lead singer Benjamin Burnley fired the bandmates, guitarist Aaron Fincke and bassist Mark Klepaski, via e-mail. Burnley detailed his side of the dispute in a June court filing, saying Fink and Klepaski made unilateral and unauthorized decisions on behalf of the band, including giving permission in May for the new recording and remix of "Blow Me Away" without his consent.[3]



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Breaking Benjamin — performing in 2007. From left to right, Mark Klepaski, Benjamin Burnley and Aaron Fink. Background information Origin …   Wikipedia

  • Breaking Benjamin — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Benjamin. Breaking Benjamin Surnom Plan 9 Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Breaking Benjamin — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin tocando en vivo, Noviembre 17, en 2007 a la 1:50 a.m. en el Tour Phobia. De Izqierda a derecha: Mark Klepaski, Benjamin Burnley y Aaron Fink (No aparece en la fotografía: Chad… …   Wikipedia Español

  • The Diary of Jane — Single by Breaking Benjamin from the album Phobia Released June 6, 2006 (promotional single) July 25, 2006 …   Wikipedia

  • Lifer — was a five piece nu metal music group from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The group went under various names and only released one studio album in 2001.CareerThe band formed under the name Strangers with Candy in 1999 and is… …   Wikipedia

  • Breaking Benjamin — …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dear Agony — Studio album by Breaking Benjamin Released September 29, 2009 …   Wikipedia

  • Aaron Fink — Infobox Musical artist Name = Aaron Fink Img size = Background = non vocal instrumentalist Birth name = Alias = Born = birth date and age|1978|04|22 location = Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S. Instrument = Electric guitar Genre = Post grunge,… …   Wikipedia

  • We Are Not Alone (Breaking Benjamin album) — We Are Not Alone Studio album by Breaking Benjamin Released June 29, 2004 …   Wikipedia

  • Saturate (Breaking Benjamin album) — Saturate Studio album by Breaking Benjamin Released August 27, 2002 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.