Jim Shapiro (drummer)

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Jim Shapiro
Born (1965-03-19) March 19, 1965 (age 49)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar, drums, vocals, bass guitar
Years active 1993–present
Labels Minty Fresh Records, Geffen
Associated acts Veruca Salt, Ultraswiss, Hushdrops

James Gordon "Jim" Shapiro (born March 19, 1965) is an American rock musician.

Shapiro 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[1] 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 Gordon'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.


Artist Year Album
Veruca Salt 1994 American Thighs
Veruca Salt 1996 Blow It Out Your Ass...
Veruca Salt 1997 Eight Arms to Hold You
Nina Gordon 2000 Tonight and the Rest of My Life


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Veruca Salt". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 July 2010.