Former Weezer Bassist Found Dead — Morning Mix

Becky Bain | October 10, 2011 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: Weezer’s former bassist Mikey Welsh, who performed with the band from 1998 to 2001, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room on Saturday. Authorities suspect narcotics were involved in his death. A message on Weezer’s website called Welsh “a unique talent, a deeply loving friend and father, and a great artist is gone, but we will never forget.” [EW Music Mix]

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:: Nicki Minaj and Rihanna’s “Fly” gets remixed by… Steve Jobs?! This may be the most motivational thing you’ll hear today. [PopCrush]

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:: Frankmusik remixes Erasure’s “When I Start To (Break It All Down)”. [Arjan Writes]

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