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3rd July 2014

"I guess you wouldn't want to get into a fight with Phil Spector, he'd have a gun in every pocket and he'd be itching to use them." Pixies rocker Black Francis would be wary of...

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30th April 2014

"I'm an overweight man and that inhibits a lot... I've tried to put on shades and be cool or whatever, but it always feels like too much of an affectation. It's easier for me to...

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Black Francis Shaved Body Hair After Kim Deal's Exit

30th April 2014

Pixies rocker Black Francis had a bizarre reaction to bassist Kim Deal's shock resignation last year (13) - he shaved off his pubic hair.Fans of the Velouria hitmakers were stunned when it was announced Deal...

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Black Francis Plays Down Kim Shattuck's The Pixies Exit

17th December 2013

Pixies rocker Black Francis is baffled by the furore over the band's changing line-up, insisting: "It ain't that big of a deal."The Velouria hitmakers are now working with their third bassist in less than six...

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The Pixies Frontman Developing Graphic Novel

4th December 2013

Pixies frontman Black Francis has teamed up with biographer Josh Frank to create a new graphic novel, titled The Good Inn.The singer/songwriter, real name Frank Black, and the author of Pixies tome Fool the World...

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Kim Deal To Return To Pixies?

17th October 2013

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...

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3rd October 2013

"We were at a little coffee shop near the studio and Kim walked in at some point and said, 'I'm flying home tomorrow'. She quit the band. It was an awkward moment. We didn't hug...

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Bono Asks For New Pixies Songs

3rd May 2011

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...

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Pixies Star To Launch Rock Opera In Houston

25th September 2010

PIXIES star BLACK FRANCIS is to launch his rock opera BLUEFINGER: THE FALL & RISE OF HERMAN BROOD in Houston, Texas in November (10).The cult indie rocker's latest venture will open at the The Catastrophic...

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Pixies Star Black Francis Forms New Band With His Wife

21st January 2009

Former PIXIES star BLACK FRANCIS has formed a new group with his wife, VIOLET CLARK. The new group, Grand Duchy, will release a debut album, entitled Petits Fours, in April (09). Francis, aka Frank Black,...

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The Pixies Return In Style

14th April 2004

Cult rockers the PIXIES wowed fans in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last night (13APR04) as they kicked off their reunion tour at the FINE LINE MUSIC CAFE. The group performed a flawless 27-song set for its...

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Big Money Brought The Pixies Back Together

1st April 2004

THE PIXIES frontman FRANK BLACK has reformed the cult early 90s group because offers for a reunion tour were "too good" and the money "too much". The VELOURIA rocker reveals he has been approached...

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