RODAN/RACHEL’S/SHIPPING NEWS GUITARIST/VOCALIST JASON NOBLE PASSED AWAY THIS WEEKEND
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Jeff Mueller’s three seminal bands Rodan, June of 44, and Shipping News.
So it is with great sadness that I report the death of guitarist/vocalist Jason Noble, who played in both Rodan and Shipping News (as well as Rachel’s).
Noble had been battling a rare form of cancer called Synovial Sarcoma for three years, and suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday morning.
Where can we begin remembering the legacy of such a powerful artist? I have happily written about Rodan and Shipping News on this site before (the latter link contains a few songs from YouTube), but if you want the real in-depth experience the only way is to dive into these bands’ full catalogs. I will forever consider Rodan’s Rusty and Shipping News’ Save Everything to be major influences, but obviously there is much more to hear and take in. I highly recommend you do so.
A benefit mixtape that was compiled and released in June can be purchased here, and all proceeds will go directly to Noble’s family.