Tyler Bates (born June 5, 1965) is an American music producer and composer for films, television, and video games. His recent work includes James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, which has become one of the highest grossing domestic movies of 2014. Bates previously scored Gunn's movies Slither (2006) and Super (2010). Bates also worked with Gunn on The Belko Experiment (2016) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). He is also currently the lead guitarist of the American Rock Band Marilyn Manson (band).