QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Crown New Bassist?
Launch Radio Networks reports: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have reportedly hired Michael Shuman as the band's new bassist. Various online sources have reported that Shuman, formerly of Los Angeles act WIRES ON FIRE, had accepted an offer to join the QUEENS, although there's been no official confirmation. Until recently, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE had been without a permanent bass player since the dismissal of longtime member Nick Oliveri in 2004. Alain Johannes has logged the most time on the instrument for the group following Oliveri's exit.
WIRES ON FIRE issued its self-titled debut album in January and reportedly plans to continue without Shuman.
The new QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE album, titled "Era Vulgaris", is due out in mid-June and follows up 2005's "Lullabies To Paralyze".
The band has scheduled some summer European festival appearances but there's no word yet on U.S. tour plans.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.