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.
Vote for The McClymonts' My Life Again video on CMT's Pure Country countdown!
Last sighted as sitting pretty at #2 on TV (this hasn't yet been reflected on the CMT website), you'll need to keep voting every day so that the girls can win!
Click here to...
The McClymonts girls are set to release their brand new album, Wrapped Up Good, on January 15 2010.
Recorded in Nashville, Wrapped Up Good has employed the talents of Taylor Swift’s acclaimed producer, Nathan Chapman, and the producer of their successful...
The always effervescent, The McClymonts, have been nominated for three Awards at the 38th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia.
Also playing host for the evening, the all-girls country group have received nods in the categories of Single of the Year,...
Please note: Island Records Australia treats artists with respect but does not take responsibility for submissions which are lost, misdirected, corrupted, damaged, which are affected in any way by the malfunction of e-mail programs or servers, or which contain incomplete and incorrect contact details. By submitting your demo and contact details via this site, you agree to grant Island Records a gratis licence in perpetuity to reproduce, communicate, transmit and store your demo for the purposes of internal review only. Close