Out with the Old Kim, in with the New Kim, out with the New Kim, in with the someone not named Kim. Only a few months after original bassist Kim Deal quit the band, the Pixies’ replacement bass player, Kim Shattuck, has been fired. Why? Because she’s a monster who wants to have fun, that’s why.
I was surprised. Everything had gone well, the reviews were all good and the fans were super-nice about everything. They were like, ‘We love you, New Kim!’ We said goodbye at the airport and the following morning the manager called me and said: ‘The band has made the decision to go with another bass player.’
I get the feeling they’re more introverted people than I am. Nobody really talked about deep issues, at least out loud. There was a show at the Mayan in Los Angeles where I got overly enthusiastic and jumped into the crowd, and I know they weren’t thrilled about that. When I got offstage the manager told me not to do that again. I said, ‘Really, for my own safety?’ And he said, ‘No, because the Pixies don’t do that.’ (Via)
Kim’s replacement is Paz Lenchantin, a former member of Zwan. Anyone who can play with both Frank Black AND Billy Corgan has a much higher tolerance for emotional pain than most.
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