Back in June 2013, legendary punk band the Pixies released a statement regarding bassist Kim Deal leaving the band.
We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.
Since then, the band has hired Paz Lenchantin (famed bassist of A Perfect Circle) after trying a couple others, but drummer David Lovering told Brooklyn Vegan that they’ll never really be the same without Kim.
When we were in the lurch when Kim Deal left it was a tough decision. Basically, no one can replace Kim Deal. It would be impossible to do. Kim Shattuck, we had actually hired her for the European tour, and that had finished a few weeks ago, and then we had worked with Paz in the past, probably around the same time we were looking at trying to figure out the bassist. Paz is just wonderful. She’s gonna take over for the next portion of it. It’s just what we’ve been doing and hopefully it’ll be good.