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Kim Shattuck Exits The Pixies

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...

Stars Pay Tribute To Lou Reed

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...

Dave Lovering Saddened By Kim Deal's Departure

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...

The Pixies: 'Kim Deal Quit For Personal Reasons'

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...

Lady Gaga Debuts Seven New Songs During Itunes Festival Headlining Slot

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...

Riot Fest 2013 Brings Classic Punk To Chicago This September

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...

Elton John Joins Itunes Festival

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...

The Pixies Appoint Kim Deal's Replacement

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...

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

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...

The Pixies Return With New Music After Kim Deal's Departure

The Pixies are staging a musical comeback following the departure of longtime bassist/singer Kim Deal earlier this month (Jun13).News of Deal's departure was announced on 14 June (13), and now the musicians have confirmed they...

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...

Kim Deal Leaves The Pixies, Possibly For Good This Time

After nearly a decade back together, The Pixies look as though they're ready to fall apart again after bassist Kim Deal walked out on the band earlier this week. In a statement posted on the...

The Pixies Bassist Kim Deal Leaves The Group

The bassist and co-founder of the popular alt-rock group The Pixies, Kim Deal, has left the group today (June 14), with her decision to walk out on the influential band being announced in a statement...

Kim Deal Quits The Pixies

Rocker Kim Deal has quit as bassist of the Pixies after 27 years.Deal, who is currently on tour in Europe with her 'side project' The Breeders, has left the band she joined in 1986, it...

Classic Breeders Line-up To Reunite For 2013 Festival

The early 1990s line-up of Pixies star Kim Deal's cult group The Breeders are reuniting to perform their classic indie rock album Last Splash in its entirety at next summer's (Jun13) ATP Festival in England.Deal...

Lady Gaga Throws Huge July 4 Party

Lady Gaga threw a huge party for her entourage to celebrate American Independence Day yesterday (04.07.12).The 'Judas' singer - who is travelling the world on her Born This Way Ball tour - hosted the huge...

Israelis Plea For Peace, Until Madonna Plays At Least

Madonna fans in Israel have started a Facebook group appealing for peace. at least until the singer and her entourage have safely passed through the country on their world tour. Madonna is scheduled to perform...

The Pixies Play 30-Song Fan Gig

The Pixies showed their gratitude to their fans on Saturday night (19Nov11) by playing a massive 30-song set at a packed venue in Los Angeles.The rockers added the surprise addition to their Doolittle World Tour...

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...

Ash's Accidental Undertones

Ash sounded like The Undertones by accident. The 'Girl From Mars' hitmakers were often compared to the 'Teenage Hits' group when they started their career in 1992, but were initially confused as to why as...

Movie Reviews Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

Most critics seem to agree that Don't Be Afraid of the Dark , a remake of a 1973 made-for-TV movie, is more creepy than frightening, but then critics are notoriously unfrightenable. Indeed Michael Phillips in...

Pixies Play In 'Lost Cities'

Veteran rockers Pixies are thanking fans for their support over the years by extending their American tour to include all the 'lost cities' where they have never played before.The group will embark on the Lost...

Pixies Urged To Record By Bono

The Pixies are set to end their lengthy studio hiatus by recording new tracks - after U2 frontman Bono urged them to make another album.The rockers' last record, Trompe le Monde, was released in 1991...

Bono Asks For New Pixies Songs

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...

Ash Looking For New Guitarist

Ash have their "eyes peeled" for a new guitarist.The 'Girl From Mars' rockers will soon lose their second guitar player, Russell Lissack, when he rejoins his main band, Bloc Party, and frontman Tim Wheeler says...

Coldplay Inspired By Ash

Coldplay's new record features a track inspired by Ash's 'Dare To Dream'. The 'Violet Hill' group recently worked with Tim Wheeler from the 'Girl From Mars' group on a tack which frontman Chris Martin admitted...

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...

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