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Michael David Watt (born December 20, 1957 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is a singer-songwriter and bass guitarist, best-known for co-founding the punk rock bands Minutemen and fIREHOSE; as of 2003, he is also the bassist for the reunited Iggy Pop & The Stooges. He is also a member of the art rock/jazz/punk/improv group Banyan and the bass guitar duo Dos.

Though Watt has not had much mainstream success or visibility,…

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  • Watt was interviewed on WTF with Marc Maron: http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_610_-_mike_watt Well, it's less an interview and more Watt going off, dude is still wired. Great stuff though, worth the listen.
  • Just announced MIKE WATT & The MISSINGMEN (Minutemen, Firehose, The Stooges) added to our May 2nd Alldayer Windmill Brixton also featuring Crumbling Ghost Lazarus Clamp Fishboy smallgang Former Utopia Splintered Man Russell and the Wolf Choir Capt.Lovelace on 2 Stages from 4pm Wegottickets - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313690 Songkick - https://tickets.songkick.com/events/23264038 https://www.facebook.com/events/820370098036703/
  • Such a distinctive bass player.
  • Watt's show with the HEalth drummer and Jandek from California is on vimeo.. full length, high quality, read to watch. It's over an hour long. Good stuff.
  • "Ultimately, I guess, the song is a eulogy for D. Boon. He got killed in that car wreck a year later. I couldn't even listen to Minutemen for a long time after that." - Mike Watt of Minutemen talks us through "History Lesson, Pt. 2" from the hardcore punk classic, Double Nickels on the Dime - http://www.songfacts.com/blog/playingmysong/mike_watt_-_history_lesson_pt_2_/
  • http://lovelesswhizzkid.bandcamp.com/ Axelle in Wonderland by Loveless Whizzkid expertly recorded by Sacha Tilotta and mastered by Bob Weston
  • Mike's new band, The Hand To Man Band, just dropped a new music video: https://vimeo.com/43014539
  • Saw him last night with the Missingmen. Hyphenated-Man stuff was great + some bonus Minutemen songs. I left one happy man :-)
  • Mike Watt with Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl & Pat Smear – Live @ The Metro, Chicago, USA, 06-05-1995 http://livebootlegconcert.blogspot.com/
  • man-shitting-man is my favorite man

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