Chris Feinstein - bassist for the Cardinals dies, aged 42
Ryan Adams' former band TheCardinals has lost its bass player overnight. 42 year-old Chris 'Spacewolf' Feinstein reportedly died in his home in Manhattan, with the cause of death still unknown.
Most recently contributing to Gin Wigmore's debut album Holy Smoke, Feinstein joined The Cardinals in 2006 as a touring member. He then went on to be bass player on their 2007 releases Easy Tiger and the Follow theLights EP, as well as 2008's Cardinology. He was also a major contributor to the 2002 I Am Sam soundtrack, serving as a producer and playing bass, guitar and percussion.
Feinstein has previously played bass with a fine repertoire of musicians, including Fat Joe, and Albert Hammond Jr. He has also written songs for Santigold's debut album and even worked with electronic music genius Moby.
On the Lost Highway Records website, Cardinals drummer Brad Pemberton said, "This is the saddest day of my life. I lost my best friend today ... things will never be quite the same."
Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.
The video below is a tribute to Feinstein from his good friend Matthew Ryan.
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