Kevin Rutmanis

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Kevin Rutmanis
Born October 17, 1958
Genres Noise rock, experimental rock, alternative metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, slide bass
Years active 1985–present
Labels Ipecac Recordings, Amphetamine Reptile Records
Associated acts Melvins, Tomahawk, Cows, Hepa/Titus

Kevin Rutmanis (born October 17, 1958) is an American bass guitarist. He is of Latvian descent. Before getting into music he was a student teacher.[1]In late 1985, along with his younger brother Sandris Rutmanis, Thor Eisentrager, and then Jayhawks drummer Norm Rogers, he started the band The Cows.[2] After the dissolution of The Cows, Rutmanis was the bass guitar player for The Melvins from 1998 to 2005.[3][4] He was also the bass guitarist in the supergroup Tomahawk featuring Mike Patton.[5] Kevin played bass on Tomahawk's first two long play releases, titled Tomahawk[6] and Mit Gas,[7] and played for two world tours supporting those albums.



Main article: Cows (band)


Main article: Melvins


Main article: Tomahawk (band)



  1. ^ "Weekly Random 2.10 Special Guest: Kevin Rutmanis from Hepa/Titus". Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Dougan, John. "Overview: The Cows". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas; Prato, Greg. "Biography: Melvins". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Melvins Part Ways With Bassist". Blabbermouth. June 23, 2005. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Prato, Greg. "Biography: Tomahawk". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Butler, Blake. "Review: Tomahawk". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  7. ^ Carr, Daphne. "Review:Mit Gas". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2010.