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Nate Mendel

Mendel playing with the Foo Fighters in Adelaide, 2011
Background information
Birth name Nathan Gregor Mendel
Born (1968-12-02) December 2, 1968 (age 48)
Richland, Washington
Genres Alternative rock, post-grunge, grunge, hardcore punk, punk rock, indie rock, post-hardcore, emo
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar, double bass, guitar, violin, keyboards, drums, vocals
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Foo Fighters, Sunny Day Real Estate, Juno, The Fire Theft, The Jealous Sound, Lieutenant, Christ on a Crutch, Brotherhood, Galleons Lap, Diddly Squat
Notable instruments
Fender Nate Mendel P Bass[1]

How do you be a 45-year-old man in a rock band, do it well, keep your dignity and not become a parody of yourself? I don't think it will be simple.
Nate Mendel
If I could, I would have my son on tour the whole time. But he has school, summer camp, and he has to see his mother.
Nate Mendel
How is AIDS research to progress when the premise of science is questioning but the premise of questioning HIV is considered so dangerous that even venturing into the facts is too great a risk?
Nate Mendel
When a person tests positive for HIV, it is not a test for the virus itself but for antibodies to the virus, and the test is not able to distinguish between HIV antibodies and a multitude of other antibodies. Many conditions can lead to a false positive result, including flu shots, hepatitis, and pregnancy.
Nate Mendel
Reiterating the belief that HIV is the cause of AIDS is an easy thing to do. Understanding the science and politics of the situation is much more complicated and requires study with a critical and open mind.
Nate Mendel
Popular ideas about AIDS are based on a hypothesis that does not stand up to scientific scrutiny.
Nate Mendel
I have full confidence in the ability of Foo Fighters' audiences to distinguish between questioning HIV and the obvious value of safe-sex practices.
Nate Mendel