Michael Shuman

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Michael Shuman
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Michael Shuman live with the Queens of the Stone Age at the Eurockéennes de Belfort 2011
Background information
Born (1985-08-20) August 20, 1985 (age 29)
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Hard rock, indie rock, stoner rock, psychedelic rock, space rock, indie pop
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, drums, percussion, keyboards
Years active 2002–present
Labels Buddyhead, Interscope
Associated acts Queens of the Stone Age, Wires On Fire, Jubilee, Mini Mansions
Notable instruments
Gibson Ripper
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
Gibson EB-2
Fender Jaguar Baritone Custom

Michael Jay Shuman (or Mikey Shoes)[1] is an American rock musician. He is best known for playing bass with rock band Queens of the Stone Age. He also sings, plays the drums and various other instruments in Mini Mansions. He formerly co-fronted Wires on Fire and Jubilee.


Michael Jay Shuman was born August 20, 1985 and graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA and attended Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood, CA, Portola Middle School in Tarzana, CA, and Lanai Road Elementary School in Encino, CA. Shuman co-founded, co-fronted and played bass for Jubilee until late 2008, and is the bassist of Wires On Fire, both on Buddyhead Records. Shuman joined Queens of the Stone Age in 2007 before the release of Era Vulgaris, replacing Alain Johannes, who chose to focus on other musical projects.[1] In 2013, Shuman contributed to the soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto V, playing bass on the game's original tracks.

In 1998, Shuman was featured in the romantic comedy film The Wedding Singer, playing an acting role as the Bar Mitzvah Boy.[2]

In 2013, Queens of the Stone Age released ...Like Clockwork, their first full album since Shuman joined the band. On the album, Shuman plays bass, percussion, guitar, twelve-string guitar, Mellotron and provides vocals. The album was the first Queens album to reach number one on the Billboard 200. It also reached number two on the UK Albums Chart and was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album.


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Appearances on albums
  • 2004 – Wires on Fire – Homewrecker
  • 2006 – Wires on Fire – Wires on Fire
  • 2007 – Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris *
  • 2009 – Hello=Fire – Hello=Fire
  • 2009 – Mini Mansions – Mini Mansions EP
  • 2011 – Mini Mansions – Mini Mansions
  • 2013 – Queens of the Stone Age – ...Like Clockwork
  • 2014 - Brody Dalle - Diploid Love
  • 2014 - Kimbra - The Golden Echo
Appearances on singles
  • 2005 – Wires on Fire – "Mean Reds/Wires on Fire" (split single)
  • 2007 – Queens of the Stone Age – "Sick, Sick, Sick" **
  • 2007 – Queens of the Stone Age – "3's & 7's" **
  • 2007 – Queens of the Stone Age – "Make It Wit Chu" **
  • 2008 – Jubilee – "Rebel Hiss"
  • 2008 – Jubilee – "In With the Out Crowd"
  • 2009 – Hello=Fire – "Nature of Our Minds"
  • 2009 – Mini Mansions – "Heart of Glass"
  • 2010 – Mini Mansions – "Kiddie Hypnogogia"
  • 2010 – Mini Mansions – "Wünderbars"
  • 2013 – Queens of the Stone Age – "My God Is the Sun"
  • 2013 – Queens of the Stone Age – "I Sat by the Ocean"
  • 2014 – Queens of the Stone Age – "Smooth Sailing"
  • 2014 – Mini Mansions - "Death Is A Girl"
  • 2015 – Mini Mansions - "Any Emotions"
"*" = Marks appearances on bonus tracks and "**" marks appearances on b-sides.


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