Chris Wyse is the current bass guitarist for the influential hard rock band The Cult. He is also the vocalist and bassist of his own band, Owl. Wyse tried out for Metallica to replace Jason Newsted in 2003, and can be seen on the DVD Some Kind of Monster. In addition, he played for Ozzy Osbourne from 2003 to 2005, appearing on his covers album Under Cover. Originally from clifton park in New York, Wyse first performed with local bands Xodus, East Wall and Mr. Strange until he took a trip out to Los Angeles, California for some session work with a group of Steve Vai's musicians.