Chris Feinstein/Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Dies @ 42
Ryan Adams' former band the Cardinals has lost its bassist, Chris Feinstein. The 42-year-old reportedly died at his home in Manhattan. The cause of death is still unknown.
Feinstein joined the Cardinals in 2006 as a touring member and played bass on their 2007 releases 'Easy Tiger' and the 'Follow the Lights' EP, as well as 2008's 'Cardinology.' He was also a major contributor to the 2002 'I Am Sam' soundtrack, serving as a producer and playing bass, guitar and percussion. Feinstein played bass with a variety of different musicians, including Fat Joe on his 2002 album 'Loyalty,' Albert Hammond Jr.'s 2006 album 'Yours to Keep' and on Minnie Driver's 2008 album 'Seastories.'
Clearly, he was versatile but also didn't limit his interests to just the pop and rock worlds. As a mixer, he worked in more electronica settings with Moby and on a variety of different trance and techno compilations.
On the Lost Highway Records website, Cardinals drummer Brad Pemberton said, "This is the saddest day of my life. I lost my best friend today ... things will never be quite the same."
Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced. For a look at Feinstein playing with the Cardinals, check out this extended version of 'Easy Plateau
( I have posted his last show and a recent video on http://www.iamnotjerry.com