Today came the very sad news that Unwound bassist Vern Rumsey passed away, and tributes from fellow musicians and other members of the music industry have been pouring in.
Conan Neutron, who was Vern's bandmate in his current band Household Gods, wrote, "I was such a fan of what he did, one of my favorite bass players of all time in one of my favorite bands (Unwound). He was a compatriot, my Household Gods bandmate and my friend of many years. I'm devastated. This is impossibly heavy and I can barely handle it."