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Kim Deal To Return To Pixies?

Kim Deal could return to the Pixies.The 'Debaser' group announced this summer how their bassist had quit last year and although Kim Shattuck has been drafted in to replace her on the road, drummer Dave...

Pixies Bassist A 'Good Screamer'

Pixies new bassist is a ''good screamer''.The iconic 'Caribou' band have recruited new member Kim Shattuck in place of Kim Deal, who left at the end of last year, and lead singer Frank Black likes...

The Pixies New Song 'Bagboy' Debuts After 10 Years Of Silence [Listen]

A new Pixies song 'Bagboy' debuted on the legendary band's official website on Friday morning (June 28, 2012) following its first play on Shaun Keaveny's BBC6 Music radio show. It is the group's first new...

Frank Black Launches Own Record Label

Pixies frontman Frank Black has launched his own record label.The Monkey Gone to Heaven singer recently founded The Bureau and he's now in the process of recruiting new talent with limited resources. Black tells Nme.com,...

The Pixies Struggled With Reunion Sound

The Pixies found it difficult to "sound good" when they reformed. The 'Here Comes Your Man' band - who split in 1993 and reunited in 2004 for a series of concerts and have been playing...

Tim Wheeler Plans 'Fun' Pixies Set

Ash singer Tim Wheeler is planning a "fun" set of Pixies songs. The 'Girl From Mars' rocker is set to perform the covers alongside four groups for this year's JD Set concert in London, and...

Pixies To Return To The Studio?

Pixies are considering recording a new album. The US alternative rock band released five albums before initially splitting in 1993, then reunited in 2004 and have since toured their back catalogue, however drummer David Lovering...

Frank Black Donates 100,000 Pound To Keep Club Open

Frank Black has reportedly donated £100,000 to a fund fighting to keep a London venue open. The Pixies frontman has backed a campaign to save the 100 Club, which is presently facing closure due to...

Frank Black Donates £100,000 To Keep Club Open

Frank Black has reportedly donated £100,000 to a fund fighting to keep a London venue open. The Pixies frontman has backed a campaign to save the 100 Club, which is presently facing closure due to...

Black Donates $150,000 Towards 100 Club Campaign

THE PIXIES rocker FRANK BLACK has donated a massive $150,000 (£100,000) to help save legendary London venue The 100 Club, according to a U.K. report.The tiny underground venue - which has seen the Rolling Stones...

Joey Santiago Unsure Of Pixies Future?

Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago thinks the band could split up at any time. The guitarist in the reformed grunge group - who got back together and have toured since 2004 but released no new material...

Black: 'Pixies Reunion Is About Money'

The PIXIES frontman FRANK BLACK only reformed the band for the bumper pay cheque - insisting the group's music career is "not about art" any more.The legendary group first split in 1993 and re-grouped in...

Pixies Rule Out New Songs

Pixies are not recording new material.The 'Debaser' rockers have recently announced plans for a European tour later this year, but frontman Frank Black insists they will not be showcasing new songs.He said: "There isn't really...

Pixies' Black Joins Kfc Campaign

PIXIES frontman FRANK BLACK has teamed up with an animal rights organisation to campaign against U.S. fast food chain KFC. The rocker - real name Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV - has signed a petition...

Black Francis Hints At Pixies Reunion

Former PIXIES frontman BLACK FRANCIS has hinted that the band may record again in the future.The band have not released an album since 1991's TROMPE LE MONDE, but BLACK FRANCIS and Kim Deal have gone...

By on 29 August 2008

Frank Black Bans Future Interviews

Cult rocker FRANK BLACK has banned all future press interviews - because the constant questions about the PIXIES or KURT COBAIN are driving him "insane". The former Pixies singer, now performing as a solo artist...

Frank Black Rules Out Pixies Return

Rocker FRANK BLACK has ruled out of a reunion album with his PIXIES bandmates, because the stars have failed to resolve their differences. The singer reformed the 1980s group in 2004 for an extensive tour,...

Stars To Judge Songwriting Competition

A galaxy of legendary musicians including BRIAN WILSON, TOM WAITS, RAY DAVIES, NELLY FURTADO, JERRY LEE LEWIS, LORETTA LYNN and FRANK BLACK are the judges of this year's (07) International Songwriting Competition. Wannabe songwriters' entries...

Pixies Album Looks Bleak

PIXIES frontman FRANK BLACK has axed plans to record a new album with his cult rock group - because the squabbling that originally split the group has returned. Black reformed the group in 2004 for...

Free Federline Tickets Fail To Entice Fans

Concert organisers at the House of Blues in Los Angeles are giving away tickets to KEVIN FEDERLINE's upcoming show Wednesday night (22NOV06) to try and draw a crowd. BRITNEY SPEARS' estranged husband has had a...

Pixies To Begin Work On New Album

Rockers the PIXIES have made a dramatic U-turn and are set to begin work on their first album in 15 years early next year (07). The DEBASER band reformed in 2004 for a lucrative world...

Pixies Fury At 'Manipulative' Documentary

The PIXIES are furious with the results of a new documentary that follows the band on the road, and have slammed film-makers for "manipulating" them. loudQUIETloud, which debuts today (22AUG06) at the Edinburgh Film Festival...

Pixies Members No Longer Drive Each Other Crazy

PIXIES bandmates FRANK BLACK and KIM DEAL have put their rocky relationship behind them and can finally relax together. Frontman Black and bassist Deal, who dated until the early 1990s, admit their conflicting personalities caused...

Black Keeping It Cool After Therapy

PIXIES frontman FRANK BLACK has credited therapy with his newfound calm and collected behaviour. The DEBASER singer claims he inherited his bad temper from his parents, but sought therapy when his mood swings grew out...

Petty Signs Off In Arizona

LATEST: TOM PETTY will bid farewell to life on the road in Arizona after adding the final dates to his last US concert tour as the leader of THE HEARTBREAKERS. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker shocked...

Pixies Will Never Record New Material

Influential rockers the PIXIES will never record any new material, because some group members are concerned about tarnishing their highly acclaimed legacy. DEBASER frontman FRANK BLACK had tried to write new tracks for the band...

Black Dumps 'Fake' Pixies Songs

Singer FRANK BLACK has scrapped the new songs he has written for his reformed band the PIXIES, because he was unable to recreate the magic of their heyday. Black wrote a selection of tunes in...

Frank Black A Dad Again

PIXIES frontman FRANK BLACK and his wife VIOLET are parents again - the couple welcomed their fourth child, daughter LUCY BERLIN THOMPSON, into the world yesterday morning (21APR06). In a statement, the rocker, whose real...

Black: 'Brit Bands Are The Coolest'

PIXIES frontman FRANK BLACK insists British rock bands are far cooler than "nerdy" US stars. The DEBASER rocker finds the difference between American groups and their trans-Atlantic counterparts highly amusing, as British stars continue...

Black's Nappy Happiness

PIXIES frontman FRANK BLACK has found a new labour of love - changing his baby son's nappy. The cult rocker insists nothing thrills him more than making his child comfortably clean. And he...

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