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Kim Shattuck Named The Muffs Album After Black Francis Row

2nd October 2014

Rocker Kim Shattuck used her firing from The Pixies as inspiration for the title of The Muffs' new album Whoop Dee Doo.The bassist was axed from rock band The Pixies last year (13) after just...

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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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Spotify Show Off Their Big News: 10 Million Users, And Counting

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd May 2014

Spotify has stamped its authority as the world’s biggest music subscription service with 10 million users, paying around $120-per-year for the luxury of ad-free music, which adds up to a very healthy $1.2b annual revenue...

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Kim Deal Threw 'Last Supper' Before Quitting The Pixies

5th May 2014

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...

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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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Paul Weller Hits Out At Touts Selling His Music Online

22nd April 2014

Paul Weller has refused to take part in the annual Record Store Day in future because of ''touts'' who sold his music at inflated prices. The singer released a one-off 7-inch record 'Flame Out' for...

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The Pixies And Julian Casablancas Last-minute Additions To Coachella

9th April 2014

Cult rockers the Pixies and The Strokes star Julian Casablancas have been added to the line-up of the Coachella Music Festival, which kicks off on Friday (11Apr14).The annual two-weekend event attracts the biggest names in...

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Kasabian To Headline Glastonbury

4th April 2014

Kasabian will headline this year's Glastonbury festival with Arcade Fire. The 'Fire' hitmakers will close the event at Worthy Farm on Sunday, June 29, joining headliners Arcade Fire on Friday, June 27, while the Saturday...

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Keep Calm And Party On! London's Ten Most Exciting Festivals For 2014

By Holly Williams | 3rd April 2014

If you want a unique festival experience this year, London could be the place for you. Featuring a diverse range of events from the independent ethics of Jabberwocky to the mainstream attitude of Wireless, 2014...

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The Pixies To Release First Full-length Album In Over Two Decades

24th March 2014

Cult indie rockers the Pixies are set to release their first studio album in 23 years.The Velouria hitmakers shared the news with fans on Monday (24Mar14), revealing the music from their new four-song Ep, titled...

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Radiohead, The Smiths, Pixies: Your Favorite Bands As Lego!

By Stephanie Chase | 20th March 2014

Is there no end to what can be achieved with Lego? It doesn't seem so, as the latest ingenious Lego creation is, well all of our favorite bands!Foo Fighters as Lego!Adly Syairi Ramly loves Lego...

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The Pixies Set For Return To Israel

23rd December 2013

The Pixies are heading back to Israel next summer (14), four years after they axed a concert in Tel Aviv over security fears.The Gigantic hitmakers pulled out of a planned appearance at the Pic.Nic festival...

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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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Kim Shattuck To Release New Album After The Pixies Axe

11th December 2013

Rocker Kim Shattuck is preparing to release a new album by her band The Muffs after delaying the project so she could tour with the Pixies.The bassist joined the Velouria hitmakers in July (13) to...

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Kim Shattuck: 'The Pixies Sacked Me In Phone Call From Band Manager'

11th December 2013

Rocker Kim Shattuck was told she had been fired from the Pixies in a shock phone call from the band's manager, and she fears her exit from the group was sparked by a stage-diving incident...

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The Pixies Appoint Paz Lenchatin To Replace Kim Shattuck

9th December 2013

Rockers Pixies have appointed Argentine/American musician Paz Lenchatin to replace bassist Kim Shattuck, who left less than six months after joining the band.Shattuck joined the group in July (13) following the departure of Kim Deal,...

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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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Two Kim's Down For Pixies As Shattuck Leaves Band

By Michael West | 2nd December 2013

The Pixies are once again in search of a bassist after only a few months with Kim Shattuck. The musician and front-woman of The Muffs shared the news Friday (November 29) on social media.Kim Shattuck...

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Kim Shattuck Exits The Pixies

30th November 2013

Kim Shattuck is leaving the Pixies less than six months after joining the band.The bassist joined the group in July (13) following the departure of Kim Deal, but she has now decided to focus her...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Lou Reed

27th October 2013

The Who, the Pixies and actress Evan Rachel Wood have led tributes to rock legend Lou Reed, who died on Sunday (27Oct13), aged 71.The former Velvet Underground frontman passed away five months after a liver...

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Dave Lovering Saddened By Kim Deal's Departure

16th October 2013

Pixies drummer Dave Lovering has opened up about his heartache after bassist Kim Deal quit the band.Deal announced in June (13) she had left the group she helped to create in 1986, and she was...

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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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The Pixies: 'Kim Deal Quit For Personal Reasons'

26th September 2013

The Pixies are refusing to be drawn on bassist Kim Deal's exit from the band after 27 years, revealing only that she left for "personal reasons".Deal quit the group in June (13) while on tour...

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Lady Gaga Debuts Seven New Songs During Itunes Festival Headlining Slot

By Joe Wilde | 2nd September 2013

Lady Gaga made an emotional and surprise-filled return to the stage as she opened the month-long iTunes Festival at London's Roundhouse Theatre. Having been away from a live audience since she was forced to end...

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Riot Fest 2013 Brings Classic Punk To Chicago This September

By Holly Williams | 22nd July 2013

It's time to start making preparations for one of the loudest festivals of the year: Riot Fest 2013 featuring headline sets from the likes of Pixies, The Replacements and Blink-182.Taking place in Chicago on September...

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Elton John Joins Itunes Festival

9th July 2013

Sir Elton John and Arctic Monkeys have been confirmed to headline the London iTunes festival 2013.The 'Rocket Man' singer and the indie group will join further all-star acts on the line-up including Tom Odell, John...

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The Pixies Appoint Kim Deal's Replacement

1st July 2013

The Pixies have appointed The Muffs star Kim Shattuck to replace longtime bassist/singer Kim Deal.Deal announced her departure from the band after more than 25 years last month (Jun13), but the musicians bounced back by...

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The Pixies Release First New Music In 9 Years! [Listen]

By Joe Wilde | 28th June 2013

The Pixies released a brand new track on Friday (June 28), uploading the new tune 'Bagboy' to their website to stream and download (for free!). The track may be an indication that the remaining three...

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