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Did Ex-Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh Predict His Own Death on Twitter?

We predict this is one of the oddest stories you’ll see all week: Ex-Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh was found dead in a hotel room last week, and in a strange twist, he might have actually predicted the date and locations of his demise on Twitter just a couple of weeks earlier.

On September 26, the 40-year-old artist posted the tweet below, saying, “dreamt i died in Chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today.” He even corrected himself in a tweet a little later, saying his vision was actually of the weekend after next. He was found dead on Saturday, October 8 in Chicago.

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Five Finger Death Punch On New Album, ‘American Capitalist’

The latest album from Five Finger Death Punch comes out tomorrow and the band is talking about how they got to this point.  In a video interview with Artisan News, Zoltan Bathroy and Jason Hook talk about the album and the process of changing bass players.

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Former Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh Dies at 40

Mikey Welsh, who played bass with the band Weezer from 1998 to 2001 before going on to a career as an artist, was found dead in the Chicago Raffaello Hotel on Saturday.

Hotel staff discovered the 40-year-old’s body in his room at 2:50 p.m. when he failed to complete check-out procedures. An autopsy is being performed, but police say no foul play is suspected.

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Former Pantera and DOWN Bass Player Rex Brown Explains Why He Left DOWN

Rex Brown is most famous for being the bass player in Pantera and when they broke up he went with frontman Phil Anselmo to play bass in DOWN full time.  Recently he quit DOWN and is in a new band, Kill Devil Hill.  He explains why he quit DOWN in a recent interview with Metal Maiden.

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CJ Ramone Nixed Chance to Replace Jason Newsted in Metallica

When CJ Ramone was approached a decade ago about possibly replacing Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, he declined the chance even though he took Dee Dee Ramone’s spot in the final years of the legendary punk band the Ramones.

Ramone’s reason was simple: Touring with the metal band would not have been beneficial to his family, specifically his son Liam, who had been diagnosed with autism.

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Remembering Cliff Burton

It was on this day in 1986 that original Metallica bass player Cliff Burton died tragically in a bus accident in Sweden.  He would have been 49 years old.

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Jo Hale, Getty Images
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Ex-Guns ‘N’ Roses Bassist Duff McKagan Launches Wealth Management Firm

As the bassist for Guns N’ Roses, Duff McKagan was paid quite handsomely. But at the time, he didn’t really have a firm grasp on the ins and outs of his earnings.

He does now. And once Meridian Rock Capital Management launches in October, McKagan and his fellow co-founders will do their best to see that other musicians stay in tune with their money and don’t ever end up singing the financial blues.

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Happy Birthday Geddy Lee

The bass player and lead singer of legendary rock band RUSH turns 57 today and the dude is still rocking like it's the 1970's. 

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Former Queens of the Stone Age Bassist Nick Oliveri Arrested After SWAT Standoff

Bassist Nick Oliveri has been keeping busy lately — and not necessarily in a good way.

The former Queens of the Stone Age member, who recently rejoined his former bandmates in Kyuss for a reunion tour under the moniker Kyuss Lives!, found himself on the wrong end of a standoff with a Los Angeles SWAT team earlier this week, after a neighbor called the police to report a domestic disturbance.

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New Five Finger Death Punch Bass Player Named

Five Finger Death Punch has been auditioning bass players for a few months now trying to replace Matt Snell, who left in December.  Apparently the have found their guy.

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Stone Sour Bass Player Leaves Band

Stone Sour has released the following statement:  "We regret to announce that Stone Sour bass player Shawn Economaki has gone home for personal issues. For the time being, we will continue to tour with a replacement bassist. We wish him all the best." 

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