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Bassist Kim Deal leaves the Pixies

Bassist Kim Deal leaves the Pixies

June 15th, 2013 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - Kim Deal is no longer part of the Pixies.

The band announced Friday on its Facebook page that the 52-year-old bassist has decided to leave the Boston-based group.

The remaining members said in a statement they are "very proud" to have worked with Deal. Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering also said they will always consider her a member of the group.

The Pixies released their debut in 1988. Their rock hits include "Monkey Gone to Heaven," "Here Comes Your Man" and "Letter to Memphis." They disbanded in the early 1990s and reunited in 2004. Deal was also a part of the band The Breeders, which she formed and worked as lead singer and guitarist.

The Pixies' last tour was in 2011. Their last single was 2004's "Bam Thwok."