New Kim Was Fired From Pixies Because Pixies Aren’t Allowed To Have Fun

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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