Nate Mendel
American musician
Nate Mendel
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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Foo Fighters' Major Announcement: We're Not Breaking Up - ABC News
Google News - 12 months
Irish Independent Foo Fighters' Major Announcement: We're Not Breaking Up ABC News Franz Stahl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl and Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters arrive at The 58th Grammy Awards, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles.more +. Share. Email. The Foo Fighters' major announcement on Wednesday night was ... Foo Fighters 'break up' video goofs on the constant rumorsLos Angeles Times Foo Fighters Breakup Rumors Dismissed in Hilarious Official Band Announcement with Nick LacheyMusic Times Foo Fighters use epic video to kill breakup rumorsWTAJ Reality TV World -Elite Daily (blog) all 306 news articles »
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Dog Ears Music: Volume 304
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Biographie de Foo Fighters - VinyleMusique.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Il est composé du chanteur fondateur et guitariste Dave Grohl (Ex batteur du groupe de rock grunge américain Nirvana), du guitariste Chris Shiflett, du batteur Taylor Hawkins, du bassiste Nate Mendel et du guitariste Pat Smear
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Assista o novo vídeo da banda Foo Fighters - Bem Parana
Google News - over 5 years
O vídeo mostra o vocalista Dave Grohl, o baterista Taylor Hawkins, o guitarrista Chris Shiflett eo baixista Nate Mendel interpretando um grupo de caminhoneiros que durante uma parada, resolveram tomar banho juntos. E, enquanto dançavam pelados com
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Foo Fighters Announce Full North American Tour via Ridiculous Video - Paste Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
In a recently debuted “music video,” ostensibly of a song called “Hot Buns,” Dave Grohl and his bandmates (Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Nate Mendel) are shown hanging out at a truck stop in absurd trucker attire laughing hickishly about their
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Katy Perry wins top MTV Award - Stuff.co.nz
Google News - over 5 years
WALK IT OFF: Nate Mendel and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters accept the best rock video award for Walk at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. BRITNEY'S BACK: Britney Spears accepts the best pop video award for Till the World Ends at the MTV
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6 questions we've never asked: Steve Brezenoff, author - Minnesota Reads
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They are Nate Mendel of Sunny Day Real Estate, John Entwistle of the Who, Leslie Langston of Throwing Muses, and Paul McCartney of the Beatles. Kurtis: What are your favorite and least favorite aspects of being an author in the 21st Century?
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Photo: Rory O'Connor - Time Out Chicago (blog)
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Playing a six-piece with Pat Smear back on guitar and Rami Jaffee on keyboards as well as bassist Nate Mendel, guitar wizard Chris Shifflett and drum god Taylor Hawkins sporting a red Venice T-shirt ever so briefly, the Foos mustered a big bold sound
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On the scene at Lollapalooza, day two: Eminem, Cee Lo, and (shhh! ) Foo Fighters - Entertainment Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
He shouted out Chicago landmarks (Cubby Bear, and seeing his “first obsession,” Naked Raygun, there), made fun of the Metro's AC-impaired sweatbox past, riffed on Boogie Nights, compared bassist Nate Mendel's ever-calm workmanship to “the guy on TLC's
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Foo Fighters tiene su mística - La Voz del Interior
Google News - over 5 years
Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett y Pat Smear. Los cinco Foo Fighters a pura carcajada. Las canciones por sobre la diplomacia, por sobre la corrección emocional. Ese es el mensaje de Dave Grohl al final de Back and forth,
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Foo Fighters irked by fighter at concert - UPI.com
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(From L to R) Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett, Dave Grohl and Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters arrive at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin, Germany on November 5, 2009. (UPI Photo/David Silpa) LONDON, July 16 (UPI) -- The lead singer of the rock band
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Foo Fighters add Philadelphia date to international tour - phillyBurbs.com
Google News - over 5 years
Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear will be playing hits spanning the Foo Fighters' catalogue of multi-platinum arena anthems, including new staples such as the No. 1 modern rock hit "Rope" and "Walk," the band's ... -
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Dave Groh,l Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett y Pat Smear - feiticeirA
Google News - over 5 years
Foo Fighters por fin regresaron a España, y ni siquiera su líder Dave Grohl sabe porque han tardado tanto. A estas alturas de la vida laboral del ex-Nirvana, creo que sobran las presentaciones, aunque para los despistados quizás sorprendiera ver ese
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Foo Fighters to kick off tour in Perth - Brisbane Times
Google News - over 5 years
Huge headline rock band, Foo Fighters, has announced they will begin their new Australian and New Zealand stadium tour in Perth with special guests Tenacious D. Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear recently released
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nate Mendel
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 46
    At the Foo Fighters Oklahoma City, Oklahoma show on September 30, 2015, Dave Grohl introduced the band and stated that Nate flew home for the birth of his Son, Cormac Bloodmoon Mendel, and back the next day to be in Oklahoma City to play the show.
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    In 2015, he announced he is the singer, songwriter, and guitarist for his new project, Lieutenant.
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  • 2011
    Age 42
    He has one son, Noah, with his former girlfriend. In September 2011 it was reported by Billboard.biz that Mendel was dating Sub Pop publicist and director of marketing, Kate Jackson. They married in October 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Nate attended Hanford Jr./Sr. High School in Richland, WA. He was an avid skateboarder as well as BMX racer in the Washington St. Region. He also regularly contributes to the official Foo Fighters blog.
  • 2009
    Age 40
    In June 2009, it was confirmed that Sunny Day Real Estate plans to reunite again, with Mendel back in the fold.
    More Details Hide Details The band toured in 2009, confirming a new album in the works. Mendel at first considered the bass a melodic instrument, and thus liked to input more personality in his bass parts. Bass Player described Mendel's style in Sunny Day Real Estate as "heavy-handed and fleet-footed, rooted in punk rock but prone to melodic flights that encircled the band's airy arrangements", and Mendel added that in his first years of the Foo Fighters he tried "to make these songs as complicated as I could and put as much bass on there as possible". He eventually changed his priorities to the more traditional bass style where the instrument acts as "the bridge between the melodic element and the percussion", saying that he "altered the way I play bass so it works in this band, so I can support Dave's songs as best as possible." The priorities he learned to take with his playing was to "play tight and lock better with the drums" adding that when Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins decide to redo the drum tracks, at times Mendel would have to remake his whole basslines.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 34
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 32
    In 2001, he played with Juno.
    More Details Hide Details He scored a role in the indie movie Our Burden Is Light, in which he also played a minor role as the main female character's best friend's boyfriend and bassist. In the movie, Mendel plays in a band named Bleeder, consisting of himself, Jessica Ballard, and Taylor Hawkins.
  • 2000
    Age 31
    In January 2000, Nate Mendel organized a sold-out concert in Los Angeles to benefit Alive & Well AIDS Alternatives, a group which denies that HIV is the cause of AIDS.
    More Details Hide Details At the concert, the group's founder, Christine Maggiore, gave a speech attributing AIDS to drug use, stress, and medications, and implying that people should not be tested for HIV, nor should they take antiretroviral treatment if HIV-positive. Responding to coverage of the Alive & Well benefit in Mother Jones magazine, Mendel wrote that " popular ideas about AIDS are based on a hypothesis that does not stand up to scientific scrutiny." He further condemned HIV tests for what he felt was their inaccuracy and HIV medication for its "unproven efficacy and proven toxicity." None of these statements reflects current mainstream scientific theories. The Foo Fighters no longer list Alive & Well as a supported charity on their website as of 2008.
    Also, he sang backing vocals at Bucknell University in 2000 on "Monkey Wrench".
    More Details Hide Details Mendel's main set-up consists of Fender Precision Basses with GHS strings, played through Ashdown amplifiers. Mendel described the Precision as "iconic" in both its looks and its sound. The bassist's preferred P-Bass is his first, a 1971 model sold to him by the lead singer of Christ on a Crutch which Mendel adapted to be easier to play. Mendel also plays Lakland basses, particularly the Bob Glaub Signature, one of which was employed on the Foo Fighters' seventh album, Wasting Light. He uses a Fulltone Bassdrive pedal, though Mendel downsized the usage of effects pedals as the Foo Fighters rose its number of musicians – "Now that we have three guitar players, there's a lot of distortion going on, so I try to keep it clean and stay in line with the kick drum. That way, I know that even if we're playing a big echoey venue, at least the bass will come across with some bite and precision."
    He is also seen doing backing vocals on "I'll Stick Around" at Bizarre Festival in 2000.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details He and Shiflett sang the outro backing vocals ("fall in, fall out").
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He has remained a bandmember ever since, being one of the only original members in the Foo Fighters current line-up along with Grohl and former Nirvana live guitarist Pat Smear. Although Sunny Day Real Estate reunited for two more albums (How It Feels to Be Something On and The Rising Tide), he stayed with the Foo Fighters.
  • 1992
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Mendel added that SDRE was an attempt to "play more intricate, interesting music". While Mendel toured Europe with Christ on a Crutch, Jeremy Enigk jammed with the remaining members and eventually became a full-time member of SDRE.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After Diddly Squat ended, Mendel moved to Seattle, where he spent four months on the straight edge band Brotherhood. Afterwards he joined the band Christ on a Crutch, which included bandmate Glen Essary and lasted until 1993.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Mendel was born on December 2, 1968, in Richland, a mid-sized city in southeast Washington.
    More Details Hide Details His first instrument was the violin. As at the age of 13, Mendel started to get interested in rock music and joining a band, a friend who played guitar suggested him to play bass guitar. Mendel stated that "as I picked up that bass guitar I went on a 20-year detour into punk", helped by his town usually having concerts of DIY punk bands such as Scream. This led to a "pretty limited musical education", as despite taking some lessons with a bassist from a local band, Mendel mostly taught himself to play, and "it was all hardcore punk rock, like Minor Threat, Black Flag and Bad Brains. Instead of studying the bass playing of someone like John Entwistle, which would have given me a foundation of how to play. I just wanted to play a lot of notes really fast."
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