Ben Weinman is a Jewish American guitarist who plays for the band The Dillinger Escape Plan. He is the founder and only original member remaining in the band.

Weinman attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey where he received a degree in psychology. He then went on to study corporate communications at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Ben Weinman, Chris Pennie, Dimitri Minakakis and Adam Doll began The Dillinger Escape Plan in 1997. Weinman has been involved in the production of all the band's releases since their self-titled debut EP, as well as various other musical works. The band's second full-length album, Miss Machine, was the first album released by record label Relapse Records to make the Billboard charts.

Weinman's first full-length studio album with the Dillinger Escape Plan, entitled "Calculating Infinity" was listed in the book "The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time" by Martin Popoff. Calculating Infinity was also recently named one of "100 best rock albums of all time" by Kerrang magazine, who recently presented Weinman with a spirit of independence award.

Weinman was named one of Guitar World Magazine's 50 fastest guitar players of all time alongside Guitar players such as Eddie Van Halen and Les Paul.[1] He was also recently named one of Guitar World's Top 25 Cult Guitarists.[2]

Weinman remixed "Digital Sea" off of Thrice's The Alchemy Index Vol. II Water, as a bonus track for their "Come All You Weary" Single.

In 2009 he worked with Ephel Duath on the song "Bark Loud" off of their album "Through My Dog's Eye". He also contributed to Bring Me The Horizon's remix album "Suicide Season - Cut Up" by remixing the track "No Need For Introductions, I've Read About Girls Like You on the Backs of Toilet Doors".


The Dillinger Escape Plan

See The Dillinger Escape Plan discography on Wikipedia.


Year Artist/Band Song Album
Zach Hill "Untitled"
Iwrestledabearonce "Tastes Like Kevin Bacon"
Lil' Wayne "Mr. Carter"
The Secret Handshake "Too Young"
2008 Thrice "Digital Sea" Come All You Weary
2009 Candiria "Paradigm Shift" Toying with the Insanities, Volume II [Vinyl LP]
2009 Bring Me the Horizon "No Need For Introductions, I've Read About Girls Like You on the Backs of Toilet Doors" Suicide Season: Cut Up!


  1. "50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time". Guitar World. Future US, Inc. 2008-11-20.,2. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  2. di Perna, Alan; Gill, Chris; Grow, Kory; Lalaina, Joe; Scapelliti, Christopher (2009-05-26). "Cult Leaders". Guitar World. Future US, Inc.,8. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
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