Jim Shapiro (drummer)

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Jim Shapiro
Born (1965-03-19) March 19, 1965 (age 53)
OriginChicago, Illinois, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock
InstrumentsGuitar, drums, vocals, bass guitar
Years active1993–present
LabelsMinty Fresh Records, Geffen
Associated actsVeruca Salt, Ultraswiss, Hushdrops

James Gordon 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 It's Veruca Salt
Veruca Salt 1997 Eight Arms to Hold You
Nina Gordon 2000 Tonight and the Rest of My Life
Veruca Salt 2014 MMXIV
Veruca Salt 2015 Ghost Notes


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