By Andrew Parks, eMusic Contributor
Now that some of the dust has settled from her recent Pixies departure, bassist Kim Shattuck has revealed some of the details that led up to her firing. Speaking to NME, the Muffs frontwoman said she was surprised by the sudden decision — the band's manager delivered the bad news by phone — but it may have had to do with her outgoing personality simply not lining up with theirs.
"I get the feeling they're more introverted people than I am," she explained. "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.'"
As for whether she's bitter about the here-today-gone-tomorrow ordeal, Shattuck admitted, "I would have preferred it is they told me face to face as a group, but they're nice people. I'm still a fan of the Pixies!"
Paz Lenchantin, a versatile bassist/violinist who's worked with a Perfect Circle, Queens of the Stone Age and Zwan, was named as Shattuck's replacement earlier this week. Here's the group's latest video... more »