Former Pixies bassist Kim Shattuck says she was kicked out of the band for being “overly enthusiastic.” In an interview with the NME, the Muffs frontwoman said she was “shocked” when she was let go, believing that “everything had gone well” and saying that “the fans were super-nice about everything.” But ultimately, Shattuck says she feels as though the other members of the Pixies are "more introverted" than she is, saying, “Nobody really talked about deep issues, at least out loud.” For example, she also says that, during a show at Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater, she was chided by the band's manager after she excitedly jumped into the crowd. Shattuck says the manager told her, “The Pixies don’t do that.”
Still, Shattuck says that, while she would have rather been told she was being fired by members of the group, rather than by the manager—and she also would have rather been told face to face, instead of over the phone—she’s still a fan of the band and thinks they’re nice people.
As recently reported, the Pixies have already found their new bassist in A Perfect Circle and Zwan's Paz Lenchantin, who is hopefully a more stoic performer.
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