Nicole Fiorentino

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Nicole Fiorentino
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Fiorentino at The Key Club on Sunset on July 21, 2007
Background information
Born (1979-04-07) April 7, 1979 (age 35)
Ludlow, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Alternative rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Bass, vocals
Years active 2006–present
Associated acts The Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, The Cold and Lovely, Light FM, Radio Vago, Spinnerette, Twilight Sleep
Website nicolefiorentino.net
Notable instruments
Fender Jazz Bass[1]

Nicole Fiorentino (born April 7, 1979) is an American bass guitarist. Originally a touring member of the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins (replacing Ginger Pooley and her temporary replacement Mark Tulin),[2][3] she became an official member in 2010. She performs on the band's albums Teargarden by Kaleidyscope (2009) and Oceania (2012).[3]

Biography[edit]

Fiorentino was born in Ludlow, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the Smashing Pumpkins, she was a member of Radio Vago, Chicago alternative act Veruca Salt, Spinnerette, Twilight Sleep, and Light FM, the last of which opened for Billy Corgan's one-off band Backwards Clock Society in November 2009.[2]

Within a February 17, 2011 post on Smashing Pumpkins' Facebook page, Fiorentino claimed she was one of the girls on the cover of the Pumpkins' 1993 album Siamese Dream. Although it was received by many fans to have been in jest, several news sources and a portion of the fan community believed this to be a genuine claim.[4][5][6] Rolling Stone suggested that Corgan had "decided to pull a Twitter prank".[7] Former SmashingPumpkins.com webmaster, Paul Friemel, later claimed that both cover models had been located in 2007 and that neither was Fiorentino.[8]

In 2010, Fiorentino began working with Meghan Toohey under the group name The Cold and Lovely. An album is planned to be released in 2012,[dated info] and a single "Not With Me" was released April 24. On September 24th, 2013, The Cold and Lovely released their sophomore record entitled "Ellis Bell EP".

In October 2013, Australian art rock band The Red Paintings announced Fiorentino would be performing with them as part of their new 'Wasps' stage show premiere live on AXS TV, October 7th.

Discography[edit]

With The Smashing Pumpkins
With Cold and Lovely
  • The Cold and Lovely (2012)
  • Ellis Bell EP (2013)
With Veruca Salt
  • IV (2006)
With Light FM
  • Let There Be Light FM (2009)
  • Buzz Kill City (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bosso, Joe (July 24, 2012). "Interview: The Smashing Pumpkins' Nicole Fiorentino on Oceania, Fender basses and more". MusicRadar. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "The Smashing Pumpkins Announce New Member, Bassist Nicole Fiorentino". Press release. SmashingPumpkins.com. 2010-05-10.
  3. ^ a b Goodman, William. "Smashing Pumpkins Reveal New Band Member". Spin Magazine Online. 2010-05-11.
  4. ^ Various Authors."Bassist Nicole Was on Cover of Siamese Dream – Netphoria Message Board". Thread on fansite forum. Netphoria.com. 2011-18-02.
  5. ^ Various Authors."Nicole one of the SD Girls? – The Smashing Pumpkins Forum". Thread on official website's fan forum. Smashingpumpkins.com. 2011-18-02.
  6. ^ Gomez, Ricardo; Mapes, Jillian; Peoples, Glen; Rutherford, Kevin."Billboard Bits: Paramore Eyes Summertime for New Music, Pete Wentz ?Couldn?t Trust? Ashlee Simpson | Billboard.com". Online. Billboard.com. 2011-18-02.
  7. ^ Greene, Andy."Is the New Smashing Pumpkins Bassist on the Cover Of 'Siamese Dream'? | Rolling Stone Music". Online. Rolling Stone.com. 2011-18-02.
  8. ^ "Pumpkins' former employee: We found "Siamese Dream" girls in '07 « Hipsters United". Online. HipstersUnited.com. 2011-24-02.

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