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Omar Rodríguez-López

Biography

Guitarist and frontman for the progressive rock and roll group The Mars Volta. He also has electric guitar for the rings Antemasque Bosnian Rainbows. Learning electric guitar and bass in his teenage years, at 17 he made a decision to hitchhike around the united states and then joined up with the the group On the Drive-In. Growing his dub-reggae clothing in to the Mars Volta, he released many well-received albums, privately focusing on experimental noises of his very own. Delivered in Puerto Rico, he emerged, by method of South Carolina, to become raised in Un Paso, Tx. Jon Theodore was his bandmate as well as the drummer for The Mars Volta.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth September 1, 1975
Place Of Birth Puerto Rico
Profession Guitarist
Nationality American, Puerto Rican
Parents Frances Rodriguez Lopez, Angel Marcelo Rodriguez Chevrez
Siblings Marcel Rodriguez Lopez
Awards IMAS for New Producer
Music Groups The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In, Le Butcherettes, Bosnian Rainbows, Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group, Antemasque, De Facto, El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Crystal Fairy, Startled Calf
Movies Los Chidos, The Sentimental Engine Slayer, The Burning Plain, The Night Buffalo
Star Sign Virgo

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sugar2013/Iwriter: "198d" - as Omar Rodriguez
Tony Hawk: Shred2010Video Game writer: "Cosmonaut"
Get Him to the Greek2010writer: "And Ghousted Pouts" - as Omar Rodriguez
Sympathy for Delicious2010"Mark's Master" 2010, "The Healing Song" 2008 / writer: "Mark's Master" 2010, "The Healing Song" 2008
Guitar Hero World Tour2008Video Game music: "L'Via L'Viaquez" / writer: "One Armed Scissor"
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 22000writer: "Arcarsenal"
Sucker1998Video writer: "Give It A Name"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El Divino Influjo de los Secretosmusic composed by announced
Summer Fall2013Short
The Sentimental Engine Slayer2010
The Burning Plain2008as Omar Rodriguez Lopez
The Night Buffalo2007

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El Divino Influjo de los Secretosannounced
Los Chidos2012
The Sentimental Engine Slayer2010

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El Divino Influjo de los Secretoswritten by announced
Los Chidos2012writer
The Sentimental Engine Slayer2010written by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El Divino Influjo de los Secretosproducer announced
Los Chidos2012producer
The Sentimental Engine Slayer2010producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sentimental Engine Slayer2010Barlam

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El Divino Influjo de los Secretosadditional photography announced

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Los Chidos2012

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Iconoclastas2012TV SeriesHimself
The Henry Rollins Show2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Coachella2006Video documentaryHimself - The Mars Volta
Late Show with David Letterman2000TV SeriesHimself - At the Drive-In
Later... With Jools Holland2000TV SeriesHimself - At the Drive-In
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2000TV SeriesHimself - At the Drive-In

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012SXSW Competition AwardSXSW Film FestivalGrand Jury - Best Narrative FeatureLos Chidos (2012)


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