Kim Deal has quit the Pixies:
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.
Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering
Consequence of Sound: DRUMGASM is the new super group from Matt Cameron, Zach Hill, and Janet Weiss. They all play drums. (Photo via Cameron’s Facebook page)
NJ.com: Maxwell’s, a Hoboken rock institution, to close at the end of July. (T-shirt featuring Ian Tilton’s photos of Nirvana playing Maxwell’s in 1989, available here; it’s a British site, so we’ll let it slide that the shirt says New York instead of New Jersey.)
Sub Pop cofounder Jonathan Poneman (left, pictured with then-partner Bruce Pavitt) has revealed that he has Parkinson’s disease. (Photo by Jim Berry)
“My love of life and its precious elements became more vivid at the thought of seeing them fade away,” he tells The Seattle Times. “When you’re confronted with the concrete, finite aspects of life … As ironic as it sounds, I am truly grateful to the disease.”