December 2, 1968 (55)
Nate Mendel is an American musician, best known as the bassist for the rock band Foo Fighters. Before joining Foo Fighters in 1995, Mendel was a member of the influential emo band Sunny Day Real Estate. His career spans over three decades, marked by his contributions to multiple albums and tours with Foo Fighters, as well as his involvement in side projects like The Fire Theft and Lieutenant.
Mendel’s career is distinguished by his collaborations with notable figures in the music industry. His tenure with Foo Fighters saw him working closely with frontman Dave Grohl, guitarist Chris Shiflett, drummer Taylor Hawkins, and keyboardist Rami Jaffee. In Sunny Day Real Estate, he collaborated with Jeremy Enigk, William Goldsmith, and Dan Hoerner.
Mendel’s work with Foo Fighters has earned him widespread recognition, including multiple Grammy Awards, solidifying his status as a prominent figure in the rock music scene.