Tim Commerford Biography – Rage Against the Machine Bassist

  • 5 MIN READ
Tim Commerford Biography

Tim Commerford is an American musician best known as the former bassist and backing vocalist of Rage Against the Machine. Image Source: Social Media.

  • Birth DateFebruary 26, 1968
  • Birth Name Timothy Robert Commerford
  • Age 56
  • Also Known As Tim the bassist, Tim Commerford
  • Height 6' 4"
  • Birth Place Irvine, California, USA
  • Birth Sign Pisces
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Bassist
  • Net Worth $20 Million
  • Relationship Status Divorced
  • Eye Color Light Brown
  • Hair Color Brown
  • Children Xavier Commerford, Quentin Commerford
  • IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0173876/
  • Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Commerford

In this world, people have different hobbies and interests and are involved in different things. Likewise, some are also engaged in music, as it is one of the best forms of art. Among many music artists, Tim Commerford is a renowned musician.

Did you know Tim’s dad was an aerospace engineer? Well, many might not know about it, so in this article, we’ll learn other interesting facts about him. So, stick with us till the end to know more about Commerford.

Youngest Son Among Five Children

The music artist was born Timothy Robert Commerford, on February 26, 1968, in Irvine, California, USA. As mentioned earlier, Tim Commerford’s father was an aerospace engineer and worked in NASA’s space shuttles. On the other hand, the former’s mom was a mathematician.

Unfortunately, Tim Commerford’s mother was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was a little guy. His parents divorced while his mom was still ill. Afterward, Tim’s old man remarried, and he moved on with him. He later shared he was abused by the latter when he was a child. On the other hand, sadly, Tim’s mama passed away in 1988.

Moreover, the musician grew up alongside four siblings, and he is the youngest one. Talking about his educational qualifications, he has not revealed where he studied. But, from what we know, Tim began getting involved in bands during his high school years.

Also Read: More About George Lopez’s Biography

Tim Commerford Net Worth – $20 Million

The California native was interested in music from a very young age. As aforementioned, he played for several bands during his teenage years. Later, he became the bassist of Juvenile Expression. Following that, he served in many music groups and has earned considerably. Hence, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Tim Commerford’s net worth is $20 million.

In 1991, Tim worked with the rock band, Rage Against the Machine, which was formed the same year. He joined bandmates Zack de le Rocha, Tom Morello, and Brad Wilk. Furthemore, the band released its self-titled debut album in 1992, which reached triple platinum status.

Similarly, RATM’s second album Evil Empire entered Billboard’s Top 200 chart at number one in 1996. Now, let’s take a look at some of its album and their prices in the table below:

Albums MP3 Prices
Renegades $9.99 (MP3)
The Battle Of Los Angeles $9.99 (MP3)
Evil Empire $40.19 (Vinyl)
Rage Against The Machine $17.99 ( Vinyl)

Table Source: Amazon

Unfortunately, Rage performed their last concert in 2000 and dissolved after Zack left. So, in 2001, music producer Rick Rubin asked the remaining bandmates to start a new project. As a result, the band Audioslave was formed. Furthermore, Commerford has also been serving as the main singer and bassist for the bands Future User and Wakrat since 2013 and 2015, respectively.

Moreover, the talented bassist also earns from endorsing multiple products. For example, he has been the major endorser for the brand named Fender basses since mid-1990. Also, he has released his signature StingRay bass guitar, which is available for $2,999. Hence, thanks to all of these ventures, Tim Commerford’s net worth of $20M is no surprise.

Selene Vigil-Wilk is another musician who has gathered a significant sum.

Is Divorced; Is In A Relationship Now?

Talking about the RATM bassist’s marital life, he was previously married to Aleece Dimas. The ex-pair tied the knot in 2001. Moreover, the former couple dated for a long time before getting hitched. In addition, Tim Commerford’s ex-wife was a medical professional and AIDS activist.

The former husband-wife duo decided to split up after more than a decade of their marriage in 2018. The news about their separation had spread around, and Tim confirmed it by saying,

After 17 years of marriage to Aleece Dimas, I am saddened to announce our divorce. This decision was made after much careful thought and consideration.

But, the divorce didn’t happen as smoothly as expected. A day after receiving divorce papers, the rockstar requested a domestic violence prevention restraining order against his ex-spouse. He alleged Aleece of showing up at his house “uninvited and unannounced” and physically assaulting him with her iphone and fists. As a result, he sustained severe injuries on his face and body.

The court granted the bassist’s restraining order. However, what happened afterward between the estranged pair isn’t revealed. And, whether Commerford is dating anyone new is also yet to be disclosed.

Blessed With Two Children

The 6′ 4″ tall musician is blessed with two kids, both sons, from his previous marriage. Tim Commerford’s children are Quentin Commerford and Xavier Commerford. Furthemore, Tim’s older son, Xavier, starred in Audioslave’s music video Like a Stone.

Tim Commerford Children
Tim Commerford has two sons from his previous marriage. Image Source: Social Media.

Overall, the bassist’s music career has greatly helped his rise to recognition and success. Let’s hope he will keep providing fans with excellent songs to enjoy. Hopefully, the musician will have a rocking future with more prosperity in the coming days.

Trivia And Facts

  • Tim is also a biking enthusiast.
  • In one of the interviews, Commerford said that the moon landing was faked and described himself as a conspiracy theorist.
  • He is a huge football fan.
  • Tim also loves writing poetry, drawing, and playing upright bass in his spare time.
  • Commerford has a symmetrical tattoo from his arm to his chest and down his lower back.