Rachel Haden

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Rachel Haden
Background information
Born October 11, 1971 (age 52)
Origin New York City
Occupation(s) Musician
Instrument(s) Vocals, bass guitar, drums, keyboards
Associated acts
That Dog, The Rentals

Rachel Haden is a musician. The daughter of jazz bassist Charlie Haden, her triplet sisters Petra and Tanya are also musicians.


Rachel Haden co-founded That Dog in 1992 with her sister, Petra, and their high school friend Anna Waronker. The band later enlisted drummer Tony Maxwell. The band released three studio albums from 1993 to 1997 before splitting up.

In 1995, Haden collaborated with Weezer’s Matt Sharp on the project that would eventually manifest as the Rentals. Said Haden in a 2006 interview, "I sang on about six or seven songs, and Matt started to slowly get a band together and wanted me to be a part of it, but I couldn’t do it at the time." In 1996, she performed lead vocals on Weezer’s "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams", one of few officially released Weezer songs to feature female lead vocals. This song was originally written for the abandoned Songs from the Black Hole album. Haden was Rivers Cuomo's choice to play the "good girl" character, Laurel. Cuomo confirmed in 2020 that Haden was partially the inspiration for the song "Sheila Can Do [It]" (originally titled "Rachel").

In 2001, Rachel performed backup vocals on several tracks on Jimmy Eat World's breakout album Bleed American, and toured as a backup singer and keyboardist. In 2005, she rejoined the newly-reformed Rentals, appearing on the Last Little Life EP and performing during the band's 2006/2007 tours. Haden also contributed vocals to the track "Heartache vs Heartbreak" on the album Pasadena by Ozma.

On January 21, 2011 she joined Weezer on stage for the encore at their Memories Tour show in Las Vegas to sing "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams" for the first time live with the band. Also in 2011, That Dog reunited to perform shows. In 2019, the band released their fourth studio album, Old LP.



Studio albums


With The Haden Triplets

With That Dog

(This only lists That Dog's studio albums. For more information, see That Dog's discography.)

With Salamander

With the Rentals

(This only lists the Rentals' studio albums on which Haden appears. For more information, see the Rentals' discography).

With Weezer

With Jimmy Eat World

With Ozma

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