Nate Mendel

Born Dec 2, 1968

Nathan Gregor "Nate" Mendel is an American bassist for the bands Foo Fighters, The Jealous Sound, Sunny Day Real Estate, and The Fire Theft.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Nate Mendel.


1968 Birth Mendel was born on December 2, 1968, in Richland, a mid-sized city in southeast Washington. … Read More


1988 19 Years Old Mendel began his musical career in the hardcore band Diddly Squat, which only recorded a 7" single but did a national tour during the 1988 summer vacation. … Read More


1992 23 Years Old In 1992, Mendel and his University of Washington housemate Dan Hoerner decided to form a band, and invited drummer William Goldsmith to form the group that would end up being named Sunny Day Real Estate. … Read More
1995 26 Years Old Just prior to Sunny Day Real Estate disbanding in 1995, Mendel and Goldsmith were invited by Dave Grohl to join his band, the Foo Fighters, during the week of Halloween in late October 1994. … Read More


Nate is rarely seen singing. However he sang backup with Chris Shiflett on Monkey Wrench at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia in 2000 while supporting There Is Nothing Left To Lose. … Read More
2001 32 Years Old In 2001, he played with Juno. … Read More
2003 34 Years Old After Sunny Day Real Estate disbanded once more, he joined with other Sunny Day Real Estate members Jeremy Enigk and William Goldsmith to form The Fire Theft, who released a self-titled album in 2003.


2009 40 Years Old In June 2009, it was confirmed that Sunny Day Real Estate plans to reunite again, with Mendel back in the fold. … Read More
2011 42 Years Old He has one son, Noah, with his former girlfriend. In September 2011 it was reported by that Mendel was dating Sub Pop publicist and director of marketing, Kate Jackson. They married in October 2014. … Read More
2015 46 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2015, he announced he is the singer, songwriter, and guitarist for his new project, Lieutenant.
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