1. Weezer's Mikey Welsh: His Demons & His Twitter-Predicted Death

    October 10, 2011 6:50 PM EDT When former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh -- who died at age 40 on Saturday (Oct. 8) at a Chicago hotel -- turned up at the band's show at Long Island's Jones Beach on July 29, the security guard struggled to locate his name on the guest list, albeit just momentarily. Welsh, carrying a…

  2. Ex-Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh Found Dead at 40

    October 09, 2011 9:47 AM EDT Former Weezer bass player Mikey Welsh, who also found success in his second career as an artist, died in a Chicago hotel room, police said Sunday. Chicago spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said Welsh was supposed to check out of the Raffaello Hotel at 1 p.m. Saturday. When he didn't, hotel staff…

  3. April 20, 2009

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2002 – Singer Alan Dale dies at the age of 75 in New York City. 2001 – Conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli dies of a heart attack while leading a performance of Verdi’s “Aida” in Berlin. He is 54. 2001 – Wu-Tang Clan…

  4. Weezer Whacked With Suit By Former Bassist

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Weezer bassist Matthew Sharp has filed a five-count lawsuit against the members of the band, its lawyers, and the group's former management and accountants. The complaint, filed April 19 in the Former Weezer bassist Matthew Sharp has filed a five-count lawsuit against the members…

  5. Billboard Bits: Weezer, Daft Punk, Grand Puba

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Weezer, Daft Punk, and Grand Puba. Weezer has drafted comedy rock duo Tenacious D and modern rock outfit Jimmy Eat World as support acts for its upcoming Extended Midget tour. So far, only two shows are confirmed (Nov. 19 in San Jose, Calif., Nov. 20 in San Diego), both of which…

  6. Weezer Calls Off European Tour

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Just hours after Janet Jackson canceled a 22-date European tour, citing travel concerns in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., Weezer has called off its own 16-date European tour " Just hours after Janet Jackson canceled a 22-date European tour, citing travel concerns…

  7. Weezer Shooting For New Album By Next May

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The members of Weezer are planning to have their fourth studio album ready by May 2002, and have laid down a total of 24 demos in the past week, according to a post over the weekend on the band's <a h The members of Weezer are planning to have their fourth studio album ready by May…

  8. Weezer Bassist Takes Leave Of Absence

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh has taken a leave of absence from the band, according to a post on its official Web site. According to the site, Welsh is suffering from a "private medical problem," and is Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh has taken a leave of absence from the band, according to…