Foo Fighters' Nate Mendel Marries Longtime Girlfriend Kate Jackson

Nate Mendel at Kate Jackson
Courtesy of Kate Jackson 

Nate Mendel and Kate Jackson at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel married longtime girlfriend Kate Jackson last month, Billboard has confirmed. The ceremony took place on Oct. 11 at Studio City's Tree People, the nonprofit conservancy organization based at the top of Coldwater Canyon in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. It is Mendel's second marriage.

Jackson, a founder of public relations firm Grandstand Media, which represents Courtney Barnett, The xx, Thurston Moore and The National, among other buzzy acts, is a Seattle native like Mendel, who spent much of the '90s playing in seminal indie band Sunny Day Real Estate. The two met while Jackson was director of marketing and publicity at Sub Pop, SDRE's label, in 2009. They started dating a few months later.

Mendel and Jackson were married by friend Seamus Dolan, the son of a former priest from Blacklion, Ireland, who is also from Seattle. The bride wore an Angel Sanchez dress; the groom wore Bottega Veneta.

All five members of the Foo Fighters, including frontman Dave Grohl, guitarists Pat Smear and Chris Shifflet and drummer Taylor Hawkins, were in attendance.

Music was provided by The Good Time Boys, a band that included Fleet Foxes' Christian Wargo and Aaron Sperske from Beachwood Sparks. Foos' Hawkins also joined on stage to sing some covers.


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