Cedric Bixler-Zavala

Born Nov 4, 1974

Cedric Bixler-Zavala is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-American musician known for his work as frontman and lyricist of the progressive rock band The Mars Volta, and as frontman and occasional guitarist of the post-hardcore punk group At the Drive-In. Cedric has a High Tenor vocal range, spanning from the G above Low C to Soprano C (C6), which contrast his vocal work for At the Drive-In which consisted mainly of a screaming style.… Read More

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  • Former Mars Volta Frontman Springs Retro Rock Sound On Sacramento
    The Sacramento Bee - Jun 22, 2013
  • The Mars Volta Splitting Up
    Calgary Sun - Jan 24, 2013
  • At The Drive In Live At O2 Academy, Brixton
    Clash - Aug 29, 2012
  • 45 Rpm: At The Drive In
    Heave Media - Apr 24, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Cedric Bixler-Zavala.


1974 Birth Born on November 4, 1974.


1996 21 Years Old Also in 1996, a close friend and band-mate of Cedric's named Julio Venegas committed suicide. … Read More


2009 34 Years Old In 2009 Bixler-Zavala married actress and model Chrissie Carnell. … Read More
2010 35 Years Old In 2010, he commented on Facebook about the recording process: Late 2011 saw the release of the first 7" record from Bixler's new project Anywhere, a collaboration with Christian Eric Beaulieu of Triclops! and Mike Watt of The Stooges/Firehose/Minutemen. Their self-titled debut album was released by ATP Records in June 2012. … Read More
2014 39 Years Old In October 2014, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, former bandmate and keyboardist for Bixler-Zavala's previous bands DeFacto and The Mars Volta (band member from 2001-2011) was found dead due to a heart attack in his hotel room in Puebla, Mexico, at age 39 while Owens was on tour with Jack White.
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