Monday, October 10, 2011

R.I.P. Mikey Welsh

So it ain't so Mikey =/
Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh was found dead in his Chicago hotel room this weekend. He was only 40 years old. I've read reports that drugs might have been a factor but I really hope not. Welsh joined Weezer v2.0 in 1998, replacing original bass player Matt Sharp, played on the band's second self-titled album (aka The Green Album) that resurrected their career and then abruptly left the band in 2001 after suffering a nervous breakdown. He left the music business for good, spending the last decade reinventing himself as an artist and family man. R.I.P. sir.

16 comments:

  1. I was sad to hear about this whole thing when I read about it last night. It's especially strange that apparently he predicted his own death, including the place and the time on Twitter two weeks ago. It's all very sad.

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  2. Bummer, after that bus crash too.

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  3. Seriously? R.I.P you did great Mikey!

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  4. That's sad, but Matt Sharp will always be my favorite Weezer bassist.

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  5. Well that dampens the mood..

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  6. I'd heard about this. I will join you in mourning.

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  7. I have not heard a thing about this... Thank you for bringing this story to my attention.

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  8. god damn :(:( im sad. but thanks for the info. i didnt knew

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  9. Its always a shame when a musican dies. All the potential music they could have made: gone!

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  10. well thats odd, or i totally saw this one forum post to late. in the forum post someone was saying that rivers was predicting his own death and was writing out a will. not sure if this is related

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  11. i read that yesterday morning

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  12. First I'd heard of this, damn shame.

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