Iconic indie rock band The Pixies recently reunited and began touring again. Their original bassist, Kim Deal, however, quit the band about a month before their tour began. That didn't slow The Pixies down, though. They recruited former Muffs bassist Kim Shattuck to fill in on the low end and things were going pretty well.
Recently, we learned that Shattuck was abruptly fired from the band rather unexpectedly. Nobody really knew the reason as to why Shattuck was discharged from her duty, but now we do. In a recent interview with NME, Shattuck explained that the band asked her to leave for "being too enthusiastic". It all stems from a concert at The Aztec Theater in Los Angeles where Shattuck found herself so worked up with joy that she decided to launch herself from the stage into the crowd of adoring fans. Shattuck remarked to NME, "I know they weren't thrilled about that," she said. "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.'"
The Pixies have filled the void left by Shattuck's firing by bringing on A Perfect Circle bassist Paz Lenchantin.
The Pixies will stop in Pittsburgh on January 25th. We'll just have to wait and see who's going to be in the rhythm section by then!