Petra Haden

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Petra Haden
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Background information
Birth name Petra Haden
Born October 11, 1971 (age 50)
Manhattan, New York
Origin New York City
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Vocalist, Violinist
Years active 1996–present
Instrument(s) Vocals, Violin
Associated acts
That Dog,The Rentals

Petra Haden (born October 11, 1971) is an American musician and singer.


Haden has been a member of several bands, including That Dog and the Rentals. Haden contributed violin to Weezer's cover of the Green Day song "Worry Rock," released in 2003. Haden is the daughter of the jazz bassist Charlie Haden and the triplet sister of bassist Rachel Haden (her bandmate in That Dog) and cellist Tanya Haden (married to singer and actor Jack Black).

Car accident

In August of 2000, Petra sustained severe injuries and fell into a coma following a car accident in Venice, California, breaking several ribs, her pelvis, and nearly losing an eye.[1] Doctors inserted a permanent metal rod in her right leg. Her hospital stay and subsequent physical and cognitive rehabilitation therapy resulted in a successful recovery, but incurred significant medical bills. As Haden lacked medical insurance, the music community coordinated a string of benefit concerts to aid in her recovery and medical costs. These benefits included performances by Beck, Tenacious D, Petra's brother Josh Haden (Spain), Stephen Perkins, The GoGo’s, Vincent Gallo, Sean Lennon, Miss Murgatroid, and others. A double 7"-vinyl benefit record was released by Vegas Records in 2003, including exclusive tracks by Weezer, Phantom Planet, Ben Kweller, and AM Radio. Haden recovered and was back to work recording music by 2003.


with The Haden Triplets

with That Dog

This discography lists only That Dog's albums. For more detail, please see That Dog.

With Salamander

With Recess


with Miss Murgatroid

with Bill Frisell

with Jesse Harris

with Jesse Harris & John Zorn

with Mark Kozelek


  1. Hochman, Steve. "A Mixed Bill, but a Common Cause" Los Angeles Times. 28 November 2000.