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Rachel Haden

Rachel Haden

Rachel Haden


Rachel Haden (born New York City, October 11, 1971) is the current bassist for The Rentals and one of the triplet daughters of free jazz bassist Charlie Haden, famous for his jazz career with Ornette Coleman. In the early 1990's, Rachel played bass guitar for that dog., a band that also included her sister Petra. Her sister Tanya also contributed cello on several that dog. recordings but did not tour as an official member of the band. Around this Read more on Last.fm
Rachel Haden (born New York City, October 11, 1971) is the current bassist for The Rentals and one of the triplet daughters of free jazz bassist Charlie Haden, famous for his jazz career with Ornette Coleman. In the early 1990's, Rachel played bass guitar for that dog., a band that also included her sister Petra. Her sister Tanya also contributed cello on several that dog. recordings but did not tour as an official member of the band. Around this time Rachel also played drums and performed backup vocals for Beck on the songs "Totally Confused" and "Steve Threw Up”.

She also played drums for Beck’s “Pink Noise (Rock Me Amadeus)". Later, Rachel became one of the four founding members of the band The Rentals, along with Rod Cervera, Weezer’s Patrick Wilson and Matt Sharp. In 1996, she performed lead vocals on Weezer’s song “I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams”, the only released Weezer song to not feature Rivers Cuomo on lead vocals. This song was originally written for the abandoned Songs from the Black Hole album. Rachel was Rivers' choice to play the "good girl" character. In 1999 Rachel contributed a cover of the song “Poems, Prayers, and Promises” for the album A Tribute to John Denver.

Around this same time she played bass and performed vocals as a member of The Martinis along with Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago and his wife Linda Mallari. More recently, in 2001, Rachel toured as a backup singer and keyboardist for Jimmy Eat World. She contributed vocals to the Dntel album Life Is Full of Possibilities. In 2004 Rachel, along with her sisters Petra and Tanya recorded a set of traditional country songs as The Haden Triplets with their longtime friend and former Dieselhed member Zac Holtzman, currently of the band Dengue Fever. In 2004 she contributed backing vocals for four songs on Lucky Pierre's ThinKing album. Rachel continues to make music in the Los Angeles area, most recently with Petra Haden's acappella choir The Sell Outs and as a member of the most recent lineup of The Rentals. Rachel performs the female vocals for the duet "Heartache Vs Heartbreak" from Ozma's 2007 album Pasadena. Rachel performs the female vocals on the new Fightstar album, She sings backing vocals on the track "Unfamiliar Ceilings", "You & I" and the new B-Side, "Gracious". Read more on Last.fm.

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