Former Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh (April 20, 1971 – October 8, 2011)

Michael Edward Welsh, known simply as Mikey Welsh, passed away on Saturday at the age of 40 after foreshadowing his own death two weeks earlier on both Twitter and Facebook.

The musician – who struggled with drugs, attempted suicide and had a nervous breakdown while touring in Europe – left the band in 2001. (He joined in 1998)

Welsh, who pursued art after departing from Weezer, mentioned death when referencing a painting on September 26th via Facebook wall post…

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Weezer Does Live Cover of “Pumped Up Kicks”

Foster The People are huge in the indie/rock community right now. Their single “Pumped Up Kicks” has earned them two VMA nominations at the upcoming MTV music video awards in the categories Best Rock Video and Best New Artist.

The song has become such a sensation that famed overachievers Weezer recently covered the song during a live show in LA’s Pacific Amphitheatre. Check-ch-check-check-check it out!