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Jim Shapiro (drummer) Biography
Jim Shapiro (drummer)”Birth name: James Gordon Shapiro” is an American rock musician. He is the brother of singer/guitarist Nina Gordon.
He graduated from Yale University in 1987. Shapiro was the original drummer in the band Veruca Salt and co-wrote the track “Number One Blind” on their first album, American Thighs (1994).
In 1997, he left the band after their second full-length album, Eight Arms to Hold You, was completed. He then formed his own band, Ultraswiss, in which he was the lead singer and played guitar.
On James’s solo first album, Tonight and the Rest of My Life (2000), Shapiro played mellotron and guitar. Since 2002, Shapiro is the bassist in the Chicago band Hushdrops. In 2013, he returned to Veruca Salt.
Jim Shapiro (drummer) Age
James Gordon Shapiro is an American rock musician. Shapiro is the brother of singer/guitarist Nina Gordon. He was born on March 19. 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Jim Shapiro (drummer) is 54 years old as of 2019.
Jim Shapiro (drummer) Family | Nina Gordon
Shapiro was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. to her father Robert B. Shapiro. He is the brother of singer/guitarist Nina Gordon. Nina Rachel Gordon Shapiro is an American musician, singer, and songwriter.
Jim is best known for being vocalist and guitarist of alternative rock band Veruca Salt. he graduated from Yale University in 1987. Shapiro was the original drummer in the band Veruca Salt and co-wrote the track “Number One Blind” on their first album, American Thighs (1994).
In 1997, he left the band after their second full-length album, Eight Arms to Hold You, was completed, he then formed his own band, Ultraswiss, in which he was the lead singer and played guitar. His parent’s details are not available as of now. The information is under review and will be updated soon.
Jim Shapiro (drummer) Wife
Since 2002, he is the bassist in the Chicago band Hushdrops. In 2013, he returned to Veruca Salt. Shapiro has not shared details of his marital status. The details are under review and will be updated soon.
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1M James Gordon Shapiro is an American rock musician. Shapiro is the brother of singer/guitarist Nina Gordon. Jim Shapiro (drummer) has an estimated Net Worth $1 million dollars as of 2019.
Jim Shapiro (drummer)Veruca Salt
Veruca Salt is an American alternative rock band founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 1992 by vocalist-guitarists Nina Gordon and Louise Post, drummer Jim Shapiro and bassist Steve Lack
Veruca Salt reunites years after an explosive breakup – Chicago Tribune
The afternoon’s biggest laugh in this San Fernando Valley rehearsal space comes upon mention of an online description of Veruca Salt’s breakup as one of …
“‘… rock’s greatest mysteries!'” Nina Gordon, the band’s co-frontwoman, shouts with glee while the other three band members, who have just completed an afternoon’s fierce rehearsal a few days before going on tour, laugh along.
“So funny,” says Louise Post, the other singer/songwriter/guitarist.
Gordon did leave abruptly in 1998 following a monumental blowup with Post that torpedoed what had been the rising fortunes of this melodically hard-rocking Chicago band, though Post continued to use the moniker with different musicians over two more albums. The two women insist the clash had nothing to with music, but beyond that, if you’re waiting to learn the juicy details, keep waiting.
“Nina and I had a defining fight fallout that we just couldn’t get past,” says Post, in her large-framed sunglasses and an off-the-shoulder gray shirt. “And that was that. And that’s very private.”
“It’s all on the album,” says Gordon, her long, straight hair streaked blond as she wears a fatigue jacket over a T-shirt that reads, “It’s holy, and everybody knows it” — a quote from the reunited band’s new song, “It’s Holy.” (“I have a love of bands wearing their own T-shirts,” Gordon says.)
The album, yes — there’s that and a whole lot more, including two sold-out Lincoln Hall shows July 12 and 14 in the early weeks of the original foursome’s first tour together since drummer Jim Shapiro, Gordon’s older brother, left following the recording of the band’s sophomore 1997 album, “Eight Arms to Hold You.
” The who-did-what of the breakup may not be for public consumption, but make no mistake: Intense feelings about the split and surprising reconciliation are the fuel driving these 40-somethings’ return to musical unity and the spotlight.
“We never anticipated it, so it’s been just this incredible gift to be able to play together again, and there’s so much joy in it,” Post says. “It’s like getting a chance to do a do-over.”
Much has changed on the bandmates’ personal fronts since Veruca Salt was providing an exclamation point on a progression of breakout Chicago ’90s rock acts (Smashing Pumpkins, Urge Overkill, Material Issue, Liz Phair …) and providing a crunching, empathetic soundtrack to many a college student and twentysomething.
Gordon and Post both are married with young children (two for Gordon, one for Post) and living in the Los Angeles area, while bassist Steve Lack is married and living near San Diego, and Shapiro, who has a young daughter, is the sole original member still based in Chicago. Gordon and Post moved out west within a year of each other in the early 2000s but say they didn’t see each other once between 1998 and 2012.
“There were like big apologies made during that time via email,” Post says. “Mainly via email, wasn’t it? And then that kind of turned into just saying hello here and there.”
The bond they’d broken had been a powerful one. Introduced to each other by Chicago-area native actress Lili Taylor in the early 1990s, Post and Gordon began collaborating on songs, albeit ones they wrote mostly separately, and eventually recruited Lack and Shapiro to form a band named after the spoiled brat of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
The two women were out front with their intertwining high voices and fat, buzzing Gibson guitars while Lack and Shapiro, a multi-instrumentalist just learning the drums upon the band’s formation, powered the rhythmic attack. They signed to Chicagoan Jim Powers’ independent Minty Fresh label and entered the studio with producer Brad Wood, who’d recently recorded Liz Phair’s acclaimed debut, “Exile in Guyville,” with the intention of making a single.
A single did emerge from the sessions — Gordon’s “Seether” backed with Post’s “All Hail Me” — but so eventually did an album: “American Thighs” (the title a quote from AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long”), which Minty Fresh released in 1994.
“We made this super lo-fi first record because we were lo-fi,” Gordon says. “I barely knew how to play the guitar. None of us had ever made an album before.”
Jim Shapiro (drummer)Music Albums
American Thighs Veruca Salt, 1994
Eight Arms to Hold You Veruca Salt, 1997
Ghost Notes Veruca Salt, 2015
Blow It Out Your Ass It’s Veruca Salt Veruca Salt, 1996
Lords of Sounds and Lesser Things Veruca Salt, 2004
Officially Dead Veruca Salt, 2003
MMXIV Veruca Salt, 2014
IV Veruca Salt, 2006
For the Masses 1998