Kim Shattuck was taken back by her firing from the Pixies.
The Muffs bassist was recruited after longtime bassist for the group, Kim Deal, left to pursue other projects. She toured with them through much of 2013 but, the day after finishing the trek, she found out she had been fired.
Shattuck talked to NME about the situation.
I was surprised. Everything had gone well, the reviews were all good and the fans were super-nice about everything. They were like, 'We love you, New Kim!'," she says. "We said goodbye at the airport and the following morning the manager called me and said: 'The band has made the decision to go with another bass player.' I was shocked.
I get the feeling they're more introverted people than I am. Nobody really talked about deep issues, at least out loud. There was a show at the Mayan in Los Angeles where I got overly enthusiastic and jumped into the crowd, and I know they weren't thrilled about that. When I got offstage the manager told me not to do that again. I said, 'Really, for my own safety?' And he said, 'No, because the Pixies don't do that.
I would have preferred it if they told me face to face as a group, but they're nice people. I'm still a fan of the Pixies!
Shattuck returns to the Muffs and has said that a new studio album, their sixth since 1991, is tentatively set for February 14, 2014.
As for the Pixies, they have decided to go with Paz Lenchatin as their new bassist.
More from VVN Music