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Kim Deal Threw 'Last Supper' Before Quitting The Pixies


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Rocker Kim Deal held a "last supper" for her Pixies bandmates before quitting the group, according to guitarist Joey Santiago.

The bassist stunned her bandmates and fans when she announced last year (13) that she had left the Here Comes Your Man hitmakers after 27 years.

Frontman Black Francis later revealed that Deal had told them of her decision to quit during a meeting at a cafe, and Santiago has now recalled how she treated the band to an Indian feast the night before.

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Pixies Bassist A 'good Screamer'


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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 effort she puts into her backing vocal parts.

He told the Los Angeles Times newspaper: ''I really like that she's a good screamer.

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The Pixies Struggled With Reunion Sound


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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 live ever since - frequently forgot sections of their songs when they first got back together.

When guitarist Joey Santiago was asked which obstacles the foursome - who are also made up of vocalist Frank Black, bassist Kim Deal and drummer David Lovering - encountered when they re-grouped, he said: "Just sounding good. It was a matter of sounding like we did before. And we'd forget the parts sometimes. But it's muscle memory at this point."

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Bono Asks For New Pixies Songs


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Bono begged The Pixies to write some new songs.

The band split in 1993 but reunited in 2004 for a series on concerts, and while they have been playing live ever since, their last album studio LP 'Trompe le Monde' was released 20 years ago and they have been bombarded by people wanting them to pen new tracks including the U2 frontman.

Guitarist Joey Santiago said: "Bono even asked. He's like, 'Please make a record!'

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Pixies To Return To The Studio?


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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 has now revealed they have been discussing recording new material.

He told Billboard.com: "We've been talking about this for about three years now, actually. I don't know if it will come to fruition; I'm waiting and waiting to see what will happen. All I can say is if there is one, it better be good. We'd really have to work at it."

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Joey Santiago Unsure Of Pixies Future?


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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 - said he thinks one of the reasons fans come to the shows is because they think they'll may never get the opportunity again, and admits he shares their worries.

Joey told artistdirect.com: "People thought it was acrimonious when we split so having us back on stage, people think we may never come around again because of that - which I never know if that is the case or not. It's at that point where I never know."

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Joey Santiago Sunday 14th March 2010 The Pixies performing live in concert at the Hordern Pavilion. Sydney, Australia

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Garbage And Raitt To Play Benefit Gig For Drummer


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Garbage and Bonnie Raitt are among the stars teaming up to perform a benefit concert for drummer WALLY INGRAM, who is suffering from throat cancer.
The Beat It Wally event is being held at the Alex Theatre in Los Angeles on 31 January (07) to raise funds for Ingram's medical bills, and will feature some "surprise guests".
Other acts confirmed to perform include THE MARTINIS, who include PIXIES members Joey Santiago and DAVE LOVERING, VICTORIA WILLIAMS, KEB' MO' and Freedy Johnston.

LoudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies Review


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If you're a fan of alternative rock music, you might recall an odd announcement from 2004, which heralded the unlikely reunion of The Pixies, the influential post-punk band that found modest success before disbanding amidst creative difficulties. But The Pixies had that rare legacy that outlived their time actually recording and touring. Most famously Kurt Cobain cited them as one of his most critical influences. And "Where Is My Mind?," perhaps their most famous (and best) song, plays over the final scene of Fight Club, as if it were almost custom written for the film.

But that was The Pixies then. The Pixies now are an older, weathered, almost beat-down quartet. Frank Black is considerably obese (and bald). Kim Deal has finally come out of rehab. David Lovering attempted a career as a magician and a metal-detecting beachcomber. And Joey Santiago settled down with a family.

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Pixies To Wind Up Reunion Tour In Europe?


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The Pixies reunion is continuing following news the iconic rockers will perform a string of European shows in July (06). Two years since they reformed for the first time in more than a decade, the group is planning to return for seven shows, beginning with a concert in Trencin, Slovakia, on 14 July (06). Guitarist Joey Santiago hints to Billboard.com that the shows could be their last: "After these shows, should we continue on? Should we let it rest? We really don't know." Santiago claims the European dates were planned around countries the group had never visited. He explains, "We sought out places we haven't been before. We actually looked at a map while we were doing the last tour in Japan."

Frank Black Confident About New Pixies Album


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Singer Frank Black is convinced his first album in 15 years with The Pixies will be a success, even though he has yet to write any new songs.

The DEBASER hitmaker is delighted to be back with Joey Santiago, DAVID LOVERING and Kim Deal onstage - but he is desperate not to tour again without writing new material.

Although Black is feeling the pressure, he knows his old bandmates will turn the songs he does write into a bona fide Pixies disc.

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